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The Retreat in Your Own Home

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Your bedroom is your retreat, one of the most personal rooms in your home and the place that you go to when you want to relax and feel comfortable. Choosing your bedroom flooring is incredibly important because this is the one room where you will most likely be barefoot in your home while at the same time simultaneously needing your floor to work aesthetically in a way that fosters tranquility and happiness.

 

You have several options when choosing the bedroom flooring that is right for you. What is most important is making sure that you make your decision based on several criteria—you will want to factor in your own design aesthetic, the size and layout of your bedroom, and the climate you live in.

 

The most traditional of bedroom flooring choice is hardwood. If you love the look of hardwood but don’t like the feeling of cold feet on hardwood floors, you can still enjoy the elegance of the hardwood in your bedroom.  Simply incorporate an area rug into your bedroom layout or include a small rug next near your bed. Other economic and sustainable options include hardwood floor alternatives such as bamboo.

 

Carpet is also a great option for your bedroom and you can accomplish this look in several different ways. If you have a hardwood floor you could choose a large area rug that centers under your bed and radiates out into the room, adding a splash of color and texture. If you want to fully carpet your room there are many different carpeting choices and which one is right for you will depend on how much foot traffic your bedroom receives while also factoring in what type of design aesthetic you wish to accomplish.

 

There are many different flooring options for your bedroom and it can sometimes feel overwhelming choosing what is best for that special room where you go to rest and recharge. What is important is knowing that you have options and then choosing what type of flooring feels most natural and relaxing to you.  At Ambassador Floor, we are happy to help you choose the option that will be best in your bedroom retreat!

Karastan’s “Something’s Gotta Give” Design Inspiration

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Earlier this fall Hearst Magazines launched ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’  Showcase at The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel and Residences in New York City. At the showcase, various designers created luxury living spaces that were inspired by films.  Our favorite apartment was inspired by “Something’s Gotta Give”, take a look!

House Beautiful

The designers, Jim and Phoebe Howard, used the Zanzibar rug by Karastan, which features a subtle diamond block pattern in a neutral driftwood palette to recreate Diana Kenton’s character’s stunning beach home from the film, in the Manhattan ski line.

House Beautiful

In the home office, Jim and Phoebe used a silver wool carpet from Karastan to create a minimalist look with sleek lines to appeal to Jack Nicholson’s character.

What do you think about the film inspired design?

Find Karastan Carpet products at Ambassador Floor in St. Louis, to help you recreate a look from your favorite film.

Photos:Francesco Lagnese

Nourtex Carpets and Rugs

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Nourtex offers a wide range of designs, textures and sizes to help any homeowner achieve a stylish look for their room.  The specially blended proprietary yarn has the feel and performance characteristics of the finest wool products.

The Fashion Pointe Collection

The Lexington Collection

Nourtex’s “abrash’” dyeing creates a subtle variation of color and vintage look associated with the most accomplished handmade techniques. Nourtex is stylish and affordable and available in broadloom, borders, and runners and area rugs.

Find Nourtex at Ambassador Floor Company. For more information about our products and special offers, sign up to receive updates in your inbox by entering your e-mail address in the subscription box on the right-hand side of our blog’s homepage.

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More Green Cleaning Tips: Cleaning Mildew

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

It’s not unusual for spills and accidents to occur on your carpets and rugs, little spills like a glass of juice to big leaks like an white vinegar bottle and water spray bottleoverfilled bathtub, or a leaky pipe.  And as we’ve said before the only true defense against spills adsorbing into the carpet fibers is to act quickly.

But even after taking quick action, it is probably safe to assume you’re going to have a mildew problem at some point; after all, mildew loves the damp, and carpet and rug fibers love to retain dampness.

The good news is that there is a Green way to kill any mildew spores living deep in your carpet or rug fibers by just dabbing in a mixture of half vinegar and half water. Don’t let the carpet or rug stay damp for too long! If you can’t set the rug or carpet out in a sunny spot for awhile, you can use a hair dryer, set at a very low setting, or aim an electric fan at damp spot.  Remember the goal is to eradicate the mildew and to defeat dampness!

For more Green Cleaning Tips visit TLC Home.

Cleaning Kool-aid Stains From Carpets

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The weather is warming up and the summer is quickly approaching, for many of us that means entertaining.  And entertaining means messes and major clean-ups.  If you decide to serve red wine, red punch, katsup or popsicles, be prepared to clean red stains from your carpet.  But don’t fret, red stains are easier to clean up then you think, as long as you act quickly and follow these 4 steps.

  1. Determine what made your red stain, if you can. If the stain is dried, it will be more difficult to remove. If it is a new spill, your job will be much easier. You must also determine if the fabric is washable. If it is not, you must take it to a professional dry cleaner and make certain you tell them about the stain.
  2. Blot up as much of the newly spilled liquid or substance as possible with an old clean towel that is now used as a cleaning rag. If the stain is red wine or red Kool-aid, after blotting up the spill, pour a little club soda on the stain and let it sit for a few seconds, then blot. Repeat the procedure two or three times, if necessary. The club soda almost always works, but if the stain is not totally gone, try a little white wine on the red wine stain.
  3. Soak the stained area of a dried stain in cold water, if possible. If the stain is on a carpet or furniture, lay a white cloth soaked in cold water on the stain. Cold water is the best solution for removing blood stains, so continue to soak the blood stain until it is saturated. Blot the water from the stain with a clean terry towel. Use an old one that you now use for cleaning rags because the stain may transfer to the towel.
  4. Apply any cleaning solutions that are likely to work on the stain. For red stains with an oily base, such as catsup, apply Dawn dish washing liquid, either straight from the bottle or mixed with water, based on the intensity and age of the stain. Other things to try on your stain are to rub a bar of Fels Naptha laundry soap on the wet stain, or try a little Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda mixed with water. Try 20 Mule Team Borax mixed with water or laundry detergent mixed with water.
  5. Rinse the cleaning solution off the stain and blot up the excess liquid. If not all the stain has been removed, try mixing together 1 part rubbing alcohol to 2 parts water. Rinse and blot.

Check back for more cleaning and maintenance tips.

Photo: eHow.com

Nourtex Classic Appeal

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We are thrilled to be carrying Nourtex broadloom and runners in your showroom.  The Nourtex collection has a distinctive design and style.

We love the Nourtex collections because they are available in a variety of color and styles plus many of their rugs have a distinctive vintage look  due to the handmade characteristics of the rugs.

Check out the entire collection at the Ambassador floor Showroom.

Removing Stains – Act Quick

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No matter how hard you try, spills and stains will happen.  However; you can keep your carpets looking new if clean spills properly.  Below are 8 simple steps for cleaning a carpet or rug that has been soiled by food or drink.

  1. Scoop up as much of the spill as possible, with a towel or a spoon.
  2. Blot the spot: don’t rub or scrub.  Gently press clean cloths into the stained area to remove moisture. Scrubbing can damage the fiber and set the stain into the carpet.
  3. Apply warm, not hot, water to the attained area and blot until the stain stops transferring to the cloth.
  4. If you can still see the stain, make a Detergent Solution by adding ¼ teaspoons dishwashing liquid to one cup warm water.  Don’t use too much soap, because it’s difficult to rinse out the carpet.
  5. Apply the detergent solution, let sit for five minutes, and then rinse with clear warm water.  Repeat until all the detergent is removed.
  6. Place layers of white paper towels on the spill to absorb the liquid. Weight down the towel with a non staining glass or ceramic object.  You can let them sit overnight, if you wish.
  7. When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
  8. If you can see then stain after all this, repeat steps 3 through 7.  It means the stain penetrated deep into the pile and has wicked up the surface.

Always keep in mind that the number one rule is time, the faster you start treating the spill, the more likely you are to avoid any staining at all.

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