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So What’s Next in Trendy Flooring?

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Wide Plank Floor

New, exciting and trendy styles in flooring are emerging since the 2011 Chicago remodeling show.  These new styles and ideas are great not only for builders and interior designers, but for the homeowners who are do-it-yourselfers as well.

Wood floors remain a very popular choice and continue to bring an increase in value to the properties where it has been installed. Wood flooring’s continuing popularity is due to its ability to fit into many different decorating styles.

Trends to watch in 2012-

  • Flashy splashes of color. The earth tones of the past are giving way to new colors. Grays, blues and even reds.
  • Vintage continues to be very popular making the look of distressed wood another great option.
  • Bamboo is getting some new and exciting looks. It has been a choice for many people due to it’s sustainability feature.
  • Wood planks are gaining popularity and are increasing in size. New wider planks are making their way into homes across America.

If you are in the St. Louis area, looking for the trendy 2012 styles, Ambassador Floor Company has everything to fit your needs.

 

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4 Advantages of Cork Flooring

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The world is becoming more and more conscious of how we treat our environment. At home, people are choosing to go for better grade products that are earth friendly and easy to manage. Cork flooring is a wonderful flooring option for going green in the home for 4 reasons.

1. Cork floors are resistant to mold and bacteria growth, which results in a healthy environment for all in the home.

2. Cork floors are naturally anti-static and hypo-allergenic.

3. Cork floors are made from recycled pre-consumer cork that is leftover from the production of cork stoppers.

4. Cork floors are the most efficient non-conductors of heat reducing heat loss in rooms. Cork also retains body heat by reflecting the heat back through the feet.

Are you interested in cork floors for your St. Louis home? Ambassador Floor Company is here to help! Just give us a call at 636-728-1600. We can’t wait to help you make your home a healthier place to live.

The 2011 Top 3 Sustainable Flooring Trends

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No matter if you are selecting flooring for a new house or replacing the flooring in your current home, you should make sure you know the top trends in flooring for 2011. Sustainable flooring has been very big this year. From carpets to different woods, if it is environmentally friendly, it has been a hot commodity that many homeowners want the luxury of having in their homes. Here are the top three floors that have been setting the trend for 2011.

1. Bamboo flooring

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Since bamboo is considered a rapidly renewable resource, it has been a popular choice among the eco-conscious crowd.

2. Cork flooring

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Another eco-friendly flooring option is cork flooring. Cork is a “green” flooring choice because the process of harvesting cork does not harm the trees and the bark grows back in a few years.

3. Reclaimed Hardwood flooring

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If you are wondering why Reclaimed Hardwood flooring is environmentally friendly, it is because the wood is not new wood where trees had to be harvested. Reclaimed wood comes from a variety of sources that are refinished into flooring.

Looking for sustainable and trendy solutions for your new floor? Visit Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield.