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Keep Your Carpet Looking Great With These Tips

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Carpet is a stylish and comfortable flooring option, and at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Missouri, we carry a huge variety of high-quality carpets from the best brands, like Karastan, Mohawk, and many others.

Stains happen, but you don’t have to let them ruin your carpet! Find out how to keep your carpet looking great with these helpful tips from Real Simple.

To clean stains from wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tomato sauce, juice, etc:

  • Use a white cloth and detergent solution to dab at the spot repeatedly, then hold and press the cloth on the stain for a few seconds. After 15 minutes, soak up any excess liquid with a dry white cloth.
  • Next, repeat step one but use white vinegar instead of detergent. Wait another 15 minutes, allowing the white vinegar to remove any detergent left in the carpet fibers, which if left will attract dirt.
  • Rinse the carpet by blotting with a cloth and lukewarm water. Let dry.
  • If the spill is particularly bad, put a 1/2 inch stack of white paper towels on the stain and sit a baking dish on top for 15 minutes.

(Tips are for synthetic fiber rugs. For tips on cleaning natural-fiber rugs, check out the article linked above.)

If you are looking for carpet for your St. Louis area home, come on in to Ambassador Floor Company today!

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Carpet Style 101

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Shopping for carpet can be difficult and with phrases like pulling, loop, and cable, it can be down right confusing.  But thanks to Mohawk Flooring we have a guide that will teach you all the carpet lingo you need to know before purchasing a carpet.

Plush or velvet carpets are soft, smooth and elegant. They are perfect for formal areas, but show every footprint.

Saxonys are similar but not quite as smooth, so if footprints are a concern but you crave a traditional look, try one.

Loop carpets, where the fibers make a continuous uncut surface that many think of as Berber, will resist crushing and matting.

Cut and loop carpets combine the cut pile of a cable or plush with uncut lops to create interesting patterns.

Large, nubby yarns that lend luxury to a casual setting characterize Cable carpets.

Friezes are less full than shag, are contemporary and resist wear and footprints while Shags take height up with a variety of thickness and textures for comfortable – and trendy – design.

If you need more help selecting a carpet, contact a consultant at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO. to help. We will answer any questions you have about carpet style, make, and quality.

Mohawk SmartStrand Zoo Challenge

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Have you checked out the Mohawk SmartStrand Zoo Challenge? For two weeks Mohawk put their SmartStrand with DuPoint carpets to the test in various Zoo’s across America. The carpets were place in the living areas of six African elephants, three camels and a rhino (a combined weight of 50,000 pounds).

The carpets proved themselves to be strong enough to standup to the brutal force of the animals.  Check out this photo from after the carpets were cleaned.

If Mohawk’s SmartStrand can stand up to 10 large zoo animals, then it will undoubtedly stand up any think you can throw at it.

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The “Smart” Carpet Cushion From Mohawk Flooring

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The Mohawk SmartCushion enhances comfort and durability to of your carpets.  The carpet cushion is made from ViscoElastic Memory foam and premium urethane foam which gives the carpet its soft and durable properties.  SmartCushion also boasts a Spill Safe moisture guard that keeps spilled liquids from seeping into the cushion. And thanks to antimicrobial additives to the spill guard inhibits the growth of mildew, mold, and fungus, improving the indoor air quality of your home.

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The deep foam construction of SmartCushion creates a quieter, more energy efficient rooms by improving your carpet’s sound insulating qualities.

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As a CRI Green Label product for air quality, SmartCushion is also a shining example of our mission to better the planet while improving your quality of living. Made from recycled foam trimmings, our environmentally-friendly cushion is non-allergenic and contains 90% post industrial material.

And we haven’t even begun to explain how Mohawk SmartCushion extends the life of your Mohawk carpet in the form of the ultimate warranty upgrade. We’ve got you covered figuratively and literally- SmartCushion is no exception!

A SmartCushion will improve the improve the quality and extend the life of your carpet. Check out more Mohawk products at Ambassador Floor’s showroom in Chesterfield, Mo. – We’re open to the public!

Interior Design Tips From Mohawk Carpets

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Can’t decide on how to use carpet color and texture to complement the architecture of your home?  Taniya Nayak, interior designer from HGTV’s Designed to Sell, offers great suggestions on how you can use Mohawk carpets to accent your architecture.

Watch the video and remember to have fun while you’re decorating, try out new colors and looks.  Contact a consultant at Ambassador Floor for assistance.

How To Clean A Hardwood Floor

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Many people believe that the best way to clean hardwood wood floors is with a wet mop, but actually you should never use a wet mop on a hardwood floor, this will raise the grain and may permanently damage the wood’s surface.  We recommend using surface cleaners and a dry cloth. If you have a Mohawk Hardwood Floor, use Mohawk Floor Care Essentials Hard Surface Products to clean and protect your hardwood floor. Always apply the Mohawk Floor Care Essentials Hard Surface Cleaner directly to the terry cloth flooring mop, not the floor.

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3 Reasons To Love Mohawk Ceramic Tile

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  1. Variety: Mohawk has a large selection of floor tiles such as; Natural, Rustic, Slate, and Classic.  There are also tiles for mosaics, backsplashes and countertops.
  2. Mohawk tiles are eco-friendly: Mohawk manufacturers are energy efficient and last year Mohawk reused nearly 35 million pounds of internally generated waste fired tile to make new wall tile products.  Some ceramic tiles can be as high as 47 percent recycled materials.
  3. Durability: Mohawk ceramic tiles are suitable for all residential interiors and most commercial applications subject to high footwear traffic and scratching dirt. If properly maintained the ceramic tiles can last for years to come.

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Come by Ambassador Floor to check out Mohawk Ceramic Tiles for yourself.

Photo: Mohawk Flooring

Best Flooring For A Lake Side Home

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Pools season is finally here and if you have a backyard pool, then you might be wondering if the flooring in your kitchen, den or even patio is strong enough to withstand the high traffic and moisture from the pool.   You should consider choosing flooring that is waterproof and durable.  Floor Now Blog recently posted Water Proof Flooring For Summer Fun, all about the best flooring for homes that attract wetness because they are near a pool, lake or beach.

Perhaps the simplest type of waterproof flooring is a piece of linoleum.  Today’s linoleum is not your grandparents’ linoleum.  This new green and renewable resourced product comes in many colors and patterns and there is a design for practically anyone.  It’s easy to wipe down after barbecue sauce spills and lemonade and other unknown stains, as well.  Even if you just do that, often you can get a bargain priced piece because it’s a leftover.  The best place to look for designs in linoleum is online, and there you can compare all of the types, advantages, prices and designs.  In a brick and mortar store there is often limited selection, and the designs they do have may not please you.

Another super waterproof (and extremely long-lasting) type of flooring material is tile flooring.  There are the basic peel and stick ones, plus hundreds of other kinds.  Porcelain tiles are precise and easy to clean.  Natural stone tiles are also attractive looking, but a little more difficult to put down as flooring because there are slight size differences and you cannot lay them in a normal checkerboard pattern in case some are off-measurement.  Stagger those like a brick wall, choose the right grout and sealant and you’ll have a super looking floor fairly quickly. You may even purchase porcelain tiles that look exactly like natural stone ones, but are perfect in their measurements because they are made in factories.

The final class of flooring that may be considered waterproof or water-resistant is ceramic tiles.  A few ceramic tiles such as Saltillos are iffy in that area, but well and properly sealed they could work.  The “ordinary” type and easily available ceramic tiles, which come in thousands of styles and colors, work extremely well.  If you have a small room, get large tiles and put them down diagonally.  This increases the visual space.  Make sure they are also properly sealed and grouted and you’ll have a super long lasting floor surface that will serve you and your family for a long time.

Contact a professional from Ambassador Floor to assist you when choosing the best flooring to fit your style and function of your home.MoHawk tile floor

Photo: (Top)Bruce, (Bottom) Mohawk