Posts Tagged ‘St. Louis flooring’

Decorating a Home Office/Spare Bedroom

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The term spare room is kind of a misnomer. For most homeowners any extra space is a luxury that is quickly gobbled up and turned into something: a playroom for the kids; a guest room; a home office.  This room shows a smart way to combine a home office and a guest room into one stylish space.  Home office/bedroom doesn’t mean shoving a desk in the corner of the guest room or squeezing a queen size bed into the office.  This room is a true multifunctional room that is the best of both.

 

Rather than having a big bed in a small room, a convertible day bed/sofa is used.  While this won’t accommodate two guests, it will work for a single guest.  During the day or when the room is not being used as a guest room, the sofa provides a comfortable place to lounge and relax.

 

The work desk is also very stylish and can be cleared of work papers and laptop for a guest’s visit. Having a few file cabinets or a bookshelf with doors to hide work and home finance paper work would optimize the storage in this space. The storage ottomans as coffee table are portable and easily moved around the space.

 

Neutral colors make this space guest friendly.  The patterned area rug adds interest and coziness.  A few pieces of art on the walls would help warm up the space and keep it from feeling too sterile. Even personal family photos would be nice hung as a gallery wall.

Creating Floors that are Hard to Forget

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As guests enter a home, they automatically look down at their feet to ensure solid footing over the threshold. The first thing they will notice in your home will be your floors. As their eyes move up towards the interior of your home they will notice how the furniture, decorations and walls complement your flooring motif.

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Carpet, vinyl, laminate, wood, tile, marble or granite are all common flooring choices. These basic flooring options can be individualized to achieve a variety of looks. Multiple types of flooring can be integrated to create a modern look which changes seamlessly between rooms. Rich wood tones with accent pieces can be used to highlight architectural features of the home. Tiles can be laid to create intricate patterns which lead the guest’s eyes through the room. Comfortable carpet laid in the family room can create a relaxing, comfortable place for your family to sit and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a home that needs a flooring update or you would like to add a sense of intrigue to an already existing floor, call Ambassador Floor Company located in Chesterfield, MO. We’ll help you create an unforgettable floor in your own St. Louis area home!

3 Fall Decorating Tips for your Home

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The fall season is representative of cooler weather, a variety of Earth tones and warm home interiors. In order to get your home filled with the inviting ambiance of the fall season, you need to begin decorating your home with key pieces that will bring in a happy dose of autumn. Here are 3 ways you can start to decorate your home for the fall season courtesy of HGTV.

 

Add Fresh Flowers

A vase or planter filled with fresh fall flowers in the foyer or in the corners of a room can brighten your home with autumn essence.

 

Rustic Table

Place items together of differing textures that have similar natural colors. This will make a great display for a coffee or console table.

Incorporate Autumn Hues with Accessories 

This living room corner has a nice dose of Autumn color with the branches filled with Auburn leaves, the gold tone of the lamp base, and the beige and brown accent pillows. Quite a cozy corner.

 If you need help redecorating your St. Louis home interiors, contact Ambassador Floor Company. Our wide range of services will have your home covered from home furnishings to flooring.

Focus on the Floor: Decorative Flooring

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Sometimes our floors get the short end of the stick. We cover up our bruised and battered floors with large area rugs and furniture, thinking that it will solve the problem of the eyesore. It’s time to give our floors a little more love and TLC and they will in return, last longer and do wonders to enhance the aesthetics of the home. If you want to bring more attention to your floors, decorative flooring is a wonderful option.

Shaw Ceramics - "Pantheon" - Noce & Prova

There are decorative floors that are fitting for a traditional and classic home. The right floor design can put the perfect finishing touches on a room and make the overall design come together beautifully.

 

Parchettificio’s Wood Floor Mosaic. Photo via Surface Trends

If you prefer your hardwood floor to look more like a work of art, a gorgeous wood floor mosaic would make a world of difference. Wood floor mosaics look great in large foyers or a room with minimal furniture.

 

Granite Flooring

Natural stone flooring brings both beauty and luxury to your home interiors. Many homeowners love granite in the kitchen because it is easy to clean and very pleasing to look at.

If you need decorative flooring for your St. Louis home interiors, contact Ambassador Floor Company. Our wide range of services will have your home covered from home furnishings to flooring.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dark Hardwood Flooring

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If you are looking to bring drama into your home, start with the flooring. Dark hardwood floors are perfect for sophisticated homes that have elegant home interiors. It is a good design practice to pair dark floors with light furnishings if you prefer a more modern look also. Dark floors also work well in rooms that have plenty of light colored interiors.

Take a look at a few advantages and disadvantages of dark hardwood flooring.

Advantages

  • Walnut and medium dark woods hide dirt well.
  • Dark stains enhances a wood’s grain.
  • They absorb light and aren’t susceptible to fading.
  • Dark hardwood flooring provides the look of luxury.
Disadvantages
  • Certain dark hardwoods like maple, do not take stains well.
  • Pet hair and dust will be more visible.
  • Scratches will show more on dark hardwood floors

If you are interested in dark hardwood floors for your St. Louis home, stop by Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield.

 Photo Credit: traditionalhome.com

 

Source: flooring-trends.com

 

 

 

Tips for Fall decorating in the Home

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The summer season is coming to an end and now it is time to get your home interiors ready for the fall season. The autumn season should usher in the feelings of warmth and charm to your home. There is no need for you to do a total remodel of your home interiors; there are simple decorative touches you can make that will make a big difference to the overall feel of the room.

For the living room, go with neutral colors that create a cozy atmosphere and provide a warm glow. You don’t need to decorate with too much decor. That only creates a cluttered look. Simply choose a few key pieces to decorate with that bring in the ambiance of fall. It is a great idea to greet your guests in the foyer with a beautifully decorated accent table that displays the colors of the season. For example, colorful candlesticks, pumpkins, berries and throw cushions can bring style and instant glow to the table.

For those who have bare floors, place an area rug on the floor to add softness. This also adds more warmth to the look of the home.

If you need help redecorating your St. Louis home interiors, contact Ambassador Floor Company. Our wide range of services will have your home covered from home furnishings to flooring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want soft, eco-friendly floors? Get Green Carpet Cushions

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If you grew up with plush and comfortable carpet in your home, chances are you still want that comfy feel under your toes when you walk around your home now. You can still have that carpet comfort, now with eco-friendly carpet cushions.

You may not have known this, but carpet cushions can be made:

  • From 100% recycled bonded cushion from polyurethane foam or 100% recycled content in Rebond Carpet Cushion, a bonded polyurethane product
  • With 97% recycled rubber for carpet underlayment
  • With no CFC’s, latex or chemical additives
  • With 100% recycled tire rubber carpet pad. Withstands temperatures from 40 to 120 degrees. Free of toxic materials such as PCB, mercury, and formaldehyde
  • From round tire scrap rubber granules bonded with latex and 92% recycled tire rubber

If you are looking for eco-friendly carpeting for your St. Louis area home, make sure you stop by Ambassador Floor Company. We look forward to enhancing your home with beautiful eco-friendly flooring.

 

 

 

 

The Best Options for Sunroom Flooring

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If you have a sunroom in your home or plan on having one built, there are flooring options that are better suited for this particular room. You have to be careful when it comes to sunroom flooring because the comfort of the floor will be dependent upon weather conditions. You want to consider durability of the product under wet and or damp conditions when selecting sunroom flooring.

When you think about it, the sunroom will have to endure some outdoor weather conditions including sunlight. It is important that you get the right flooring material that will last and can stand the range of weather conditions your area faces through out the year. Here are a few good choices for sunroom flooring: laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, porcelain tile, marble tile and ceramic tile.

Are you looking for flooring for your St. Louis home? Contact Ambassador Flooring Company at 636-728-1600.

Photo Credit: Traditional Home

Natural Stone Flooring for the Garage?

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If you have not heard by now, upgrading your garage flooring is a hot new trend in the home decorating industry. Many people are already treating their garages as the new entrance to their home. If you are looking to transform your garage into an inviting entry for your family and guests, stone is a wonderful option. You may think that natural stone flooring sounds a bit much for a garage but actually, it is just right.

Natural stone flooring in the garage…

  • Reduces the amount of tracked in dirt
  • Is slip resistant and safe
  • Eliminates standing water and puddles
  • Cleans easily with a mop, broom or vacuum
  • Eliminates oil stains and salt damage
  • Can withstand extreme temperature changes

And the list goes on. Are you interested in turning up the attractiveness of your garage? If you live in the St. Louis area, call Ambassador Floor Company at 636-728-1600.

Photo Credit: www.naturestonefloors.com

Mohawk and Komen for the Cure partner to “Decorate for the Cure”

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It was recently reported on National Floor Trends that a portion of Mohawk and Karastan cushion sales will now start to go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. David Duncan, Vice President at Mohawk was reported saying, “We are delighted to partner with Komen for the Cure and offer retailers and consumers this opportunity to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.”

This new fundraiser applies to all Mohawk SmartCushion and Karastan KaraStep Reserve cushion sales and is called Decorate for the Cure. This is a wonderful fundraising program that will fund ongoing breast cancer research to hopefully find a cure. This is not the first time Mohawk Industries has partnered with Komen for the Cure, back in 2001 the came together for their first partnership and the experience has proved to be exceptionally valuable.

If you are interested in Mohawk and Karastan flooring for your St. Louis area home, stop by Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO. We look forward to helping you make a difference.