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Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring “Most Sustainable”

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Billed as the most sustainable engineered hardwood in the world, Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring provides all the style of real hardwood while also protecting our natural resources. Part of Shaw’s Green Edge initiative, Epic Hardwood is made with EnviroCore reclaimed wood fibers and wood veneers that are sourced from suppliers committed to sound forestry practices.

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With Epic Hardwood, Shaw aims to reduce timber harvesting for a more balanced ecosystem. Unlike traditional 3/4-inch-thick hardwood floors, Shaw’s 3/8-inch-thick Epic Hardwood Flooring uses approximately 50% less newly forested wood in its production.

Epic Hardwood is available in 42 Durashield finishes inspired by natural hardwoods such as red oak and maple that last for decades. Plus, it can be sanded and refinished rather than replaced for a new look in the future.

Shaw Epic Hardwood Flooring is available at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. Stop by our showroom to see samples and for pricing.

11 Interior Design Styles To Try

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In the spectrum of interior design, there are a world of styles just waiting to be explored. The great thing about it, too, is that you can mix and match styles to create entirely new looks that are all your own. A great way to do this is with home accessories such as lamps, throw pillows, window treatments, and wall art.

Here are 11 tried-and-true and perhaps brand-new interior design styles to try:

  1. shabby chic
  2. Swedish: This style is experiencing a wave of popularity right now. The style’s “maximalist” technique adds interest to small spaces.

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  3. contemporary
  4. classic contemporary
  5. funky
  6. New York
  7. traditional
  8. eclectic
  9. garden
  10. tuscan: Inspired by Italian countryside homes, rustic elements and bold shades of red and orange from the landscape dominate tuscan style.

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  11. Asian

Ambassador Floor Company’s For the Home is a unique resource for home furnishings and accessories. Catering to the Home Builder’s Designer, Interior Designer and Consumer Trade, this business offers a one-stop-shop for everything needed.

Tell us about your favorite design style and how you make it unique by leaving a comment.

Organize Your Home in Style

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With spring cleaning around the corner, home organization is probably top on your list for getting your home in order. New home organization products in the latest styles make the task a little less daunting and add extra style that will keep your home looking good too. Say bye, bye, clutter and mountains of plastic containers, and hello trendy home organization!

For an organic and exotic touch, try a set of three Hampton boat trays made with all-natural willow branches from IMAX Worldwide Home. These would be a great entryway corral for mail, keys, photos, and other loose items.

For a glamorous storage solution that’s fit for displaying on your bathroom vanity or dresser, try the new beveled-mirror Alanna box from Uttermost.

For a modern industrial look and loads of useful storage, you can’t go wrong with this pewter-finished curio and TV stand from Matthews & Co.

All these stylish home storage solutions are available through Ambassador Floor Company’s For the Home division. Contact us for more details.

4 Tips for Buying Rugs

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Alix Perrachon, decorative carpet expert and author of “The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors,” shared some of his tips for buying rugs from the newly released book with Veranda magazine, and we think they are worth passing along:

  1. Find a reputable dealer that you can trust and that will let you test out a rug before buying.
  2. Know the difference between handmade and hand-knotted rugs because they are frequently marketed as the same. A true hand-knotted rug is the highest quality rug that will last a lifetime. Don’t pay extra for hand-tufted rugs. They are not the same as hand-knotted.
  3. Don’t purchase rugs with “fuzzy” patterns or designs. This is a sign of poor quality. Since hand-knotted rugs often have imprecise patterns, be sure to verify it is such before buying.
  4. Watch out for repainting on antique rugs. An antique rug will necessarily be more faded, so vibrant colors on an antique rug are a dead giveaway that it’s been retouched.

Contact Ambassador Floor Company for any questions you may have about buying rugs.

Daltile Debuts New Tile Designs

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They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well, Daltile has it down to a science, offering new tile designs with faux finishes at this year’s Surfaces trade show. The new tile collections include:

Spark 12 x 12 porcelain tiles that have the look of breezy linen fabric:

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And Terrace 6 x 36 porcelain floor and wall tiles that recreate the look of hardwood.

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While natural surfaces such as hardwood remain popular, new flooring technology allows manufacturers to produce many styles and patterns on almost any flooring material, while maintaining all the texture and charm of the inspirational surface. Consumers reap the benefits with the durability of porcelain or ceramic tile, for example, and the beauty of a favorite fabric or natural wood. Daltile’s new faux-finished porcelain and wall tile lines demonstrate the versatility of the technology and its application in today’s modern  homes.

Visit Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo., to see samples of Daltile.

Green Label Plus Carpets

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When purchasing carpet for your home or office, it is vital that you understand how your carpet will affect the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of your space.  In 1992, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) created the Green Label testing program to test carpets for their emission of VOCs.  The CRI has recently expanded their testing program to include Green Label Plus, which tests carpets and adhesives.  Both programs aim towards getting consumers to purchase low emitting carpets, which will enhance the Indoor Air Quality.

For more information on the comparison of CRI’s testing standards against other leading carpet testing standards click here.

May is National Karastan Month

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We are thrilled to announce that Ambassador Floor will be hosting National Karastan Month this May.  Visit our showroom to learn about special sales and savings on Karastan Carpets.

Now that you have seem our video, come visit our showroom  at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, Missouri.