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The use of adhesives offers many advantages over binding techniques such as sewing, mechanical fastening, thermal bonding, etc.
For spreading personality around a room, the area rug has few rivals. What could be more elegant than an heirloom quality Oriental area rug atop a gleaming hardwood floor, or more charming than a handcrafted braided area rug on timeworn pine planks.
Today, hand or machine made pile rugs in graphic, contemporary designs are produced. Although those by 'name' designers and one-offs commissioned for hand-weavers are obviously expensive, cheaper massed produced versions can be very reasonable.
Call them what you please ... area rugs, throw rugs, scatter rugs ... there's a vast assortment available from every part of the world. The term "rug" generally applies to a handmade piece, while the term carpet refers to goods made by machine.
Area rugs made with wool are thought to be much more durable than those made with alternative materials, thanks to the naturally tough consistency of the substance.
An animal print rug is ideal for adding a visual interest to a room. There is everything from leopard print area rugs, zebra print rugs and tiger stripe rugs and many more.Take a walk on the wild side with an animal print rug.
The "axminster" power look was invented in England in the early 19th century. It was invented to simulate the beauty of hand woven carpet. Axminster rugs are unique due to their intricate designs and European flavor.
From several superposed layers of fibers, the needling technique consists in hanging the fibers together through the use of special needles. The carpets obtained are very solid but intended for temporary use since they do not provide comfort.
Stylish enough to be the focal point of any room yet resilient enough to stand up to the elements, our Indoor Outdoor carpet styles are perfect for sunrooms, patios and more.
When softness and comfort are top on your list, plush carpet offers a more luxurious feel than other cut pile carpet. A plush carpet has a dense, deep pile. However, are subject to vacuum cleaner sweeper marks and footprints due to light reflection.
Berber Carpet is Loop-pile carpet tufted with thick yarn, such as wool, nylon or olefin. Often having random specks of color in contrast to a base hue, this floor covering has a full, comfortable feel, while maintaining an informal, casual look.
Whether you choose a room-size loose-laid or wall to wall permanently installed over a cushion, this soft floor covering, offers many practical advantages.
When comfort is the highest priority, wool carpet are the best because of wools unique combination of softness and springiness. Wool carpet is highly resilient, meaning it keeps it shape and maintaining its comfort for years.
The tufted carpet is the most common manufacturing technique. It implies poking yarn tufts in a textile support close to a sewing machine. The carpet is then equipped with a folder (rewoven, jute, plastic or cotton) pasted on the back of the tuft.
A sculptured cut and loop carpet has a combination of high cut tufts and lower loops create a variety of sculpted patterns. Patterned carpet also adds a dimension of texture within a room and hides traffic patterns.
Shag carpet and friezes have highly twisted yarns that give them a contemporary look and make them an excellent choice for any active part of your home. Best of all, they're less likely to show vacuum marks or footprints than other cut pile styles.
The woven carpet is one of the oldest manufacturing processes. It is woven like a carpet through a traditional weaving loom. The top and the back of the carpet are made simultaneously.
Juvenile and kid rugs, also called kid rugs are really activity and learning centers on the floor, where your child can spend time being occupied with age appropriate games and adventures. They can provide a warm, comfortable setting for kids.
Textured cut piles, trackless or foot-print free show fewer footprints and sweeper marks than other cut pile carpets. These constructions curl the fiber to reduce light reflectance and the appearance of footprints.
Loop pile carpet consists of yarns that are looped on the carpet surface. The pile height can vary from low, tightly constructed to a more luxurious high-level pile. This carpet type is ideal for heavy traffic areas.
Cut pile carpet consists of yarns that are cut on the carpet surface. The pile height can vary from low, tightly constructed to a more luxurious high-level pile. They are subject to revealing vacuum cleaner sweeper marks and footprints.
Porcelain stoneware can be used instead of natural stone. It is a ceramic material like a tile; however, it is typically 20 mm (0.79 in) thick and often comes in squares of 60 cm (24 in).
Ceramic tile are clay products which are formed into thin tiles and fired. Ceramic tiles are set in beds of mortar or mastic with the joints between tiles grouted. Varieties of ceramic tiles include quarry tile, porcelain, terracotta.
Hard flooring (not to be confused with "hardwood") is a family of flooring materials that includes concrete or cement, ceramic tile, glass tiles, and natural stone products.
Decorative surfaces are used on most every type of exposed surface including kitchen and bath cabinets and increasingly on feature walls. Discover a full range of decorative surfaces to create the desired look with the latest products and features.
Padding can be placed underneath the carpet to add comfort and provide some noise insulation. The level of comfort is determined by the type of material used, which can include memory foam and rubber regrind.
The different fibers constitute the carpet’s velvet. They have a direct impact on the physical properties of the floor they are covering such as resistance or longevity. There are three types of fiber: natural, vegetable, and synthetic.
Acid and alkali resistant grouts are designed to provide ceramic and stone floors high chemical resistance to organic acids and alkali in special locations such as dairies, abattoirs, citrus plants, industrial kitchens and restaurants.
Most laminate flooring does adequately replicates the look of wood floors. Unlike real hardwood, laminate block flooring don’t have imperfections or dents, which contributes to less wasted materials.
Laminate is a floor covering that appears similar to hardwood but is made with a plywood or medium density fiberboard core with a plastic laminate top layer. Laminate may be more durable than hardwood, but cannot be refinished like hardwood.
Laminate flooring tile looks like ceramic tile or stone, but without the expense and required maintenance. Laminate tile flooring has a photographic layer under a clear protective finish. It is easier to install and maintain than ceramic or stone.
Laminate plank flooring is a multi-layer product fused together. Laminate flooring planks simulate wood grain with a photographic layer under a clear protective finish. It is usually easier to install and maintain than traditional hardwood flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Tile comes in a variety of lengths and widths. Therefore, it’s better suited for imitating materials like stone, granite, and concrete. LVT can float, peel-and-stick, be glued down, or snap together for easy installation.
Luxury Vinyl Plank can mimic the look of traditional hardwood floors. They can float, be glued down, or snap together. LVP can also be smooth or textured to mimic different types of materials.
Luxury vinyl sheet flooring is a durable and easy to care for flooring option. Vinyl sheet flooring is naturally waterproof and resistant to mold and mildew, making it the perfect floor for any room. Vinyl sheets are available in many sizes and styles.
Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) differs from standard vinyl flooring in its ability to closely mimic the look of natural materials, such as wood, ceramic, or stone. It accomplishes this by a surface layer that has a very realistic photo-created image.
Carpet mats are a popular and economical choice due to their excellent water retention and quick-drying capabilities. Use these floor mats for both door mats and longer runner matting.
Entrance mats and runners are an essential additions to any facility because they help reduce slips and falls and will keep your floors clean from the outside elements. Mats are available in a range of materials including carpet, vinyl link, and rubber.
Kids mats are a good choice if you're looking for flooring for kids' playrooms and bedrooms. Because these mats are non-absorbent and lightweight, they're easy to clean and install, and make for a welcoming, safe floor.
Slate flooring tile offers natural movement and character.
Natural stone can be cut into a variety of sizes, shapes, and thicknesses for use as flooring. Stone flooring is uses a similar installation method to ceramic tile. Slate and marble are popular types of stone flooring that requires polishing and sealing.
Travertine is a variety of limestone that is created when heated aquifer waters rise to the surface and leave layers of mineral granules. Over time, these deposits cool and crystallize into travertine.
Pavers and quarry tile are an outstanding choice for commercial and residential application that require durable, affordable flooring. Quarry tiles are naturally stain and slip-resistant, and are available with an abrasive grain for even greater traction
The glaze and the overall aesthetic of metallic tile captures what metal is all about, strength with style.
Cement tile looks clean yet simultaneously structured. They add just a little character to your ordinary contemporary tile.
Whether it’s flooring for an exercise facility, a new athletic surfaces for a school, a slip resistant, anti-fatigue floor for a manufacturing facility, or an industrial seamless fluid applied floor, there is a speciality floor for every environment.
Linoleum is the most sustainable flooring choice. It is made with linseed oil, pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers. Naturally resilient and insulating linoleum can help reduce energy used for heating, cooling and lighting.
Vinyl cove base provides a finishing touch to any room. It is an inexpensive option if your looking for an way to add protection because its outer wear layer resists scuffs and scratches and covers minor flaws in wall and floor.
Vinyl floor tile is frequently chosen for high-traffic areas because of its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. VCT has high resilience to abrasion and impact damage and can be repeatedly refinished with strippers and buffing equipment.
Rubber floor tiles are especially useful in situations where it is desired to have high-traction floors or protection for an easily breakable floor.
Rubber sheet flooring offers excellent resilience, endurance and dimensional stability. It provides maximum underfoot comfort with a high aesthetic appeal. It is more comfortable to walk on than other hard surface flooring.
Unlike traditional vinyl or wood base, rubber wall base features the best fading, cracking, scuff, abrasive and puncture resistance. Reinforced for unmatched durability, rubber cove base is ideal for tough, demanding commercial applications.
Resilient insets are pre-assembled and ready to install insets for vinyl flooring. Custom made insets use precision water jet cutting which ensures a reduction of costs and production time while improving the precision of the design.
Adhesive backed tile is a peel and stick self-adhesive flooring tile. It is available in a wide range of colors and styles and makes a a new floor a simple job for a homeowner. Adhesive backed are not a only a simple design solution, but also a fun one.
Unlike tiles which are made of minerals, resilient flooring is made of materials that have some elasticity, giving the flooring a degree of flexibility called resilience. The flooring is available in large sheets or pre-cut tiles.
Sheet vinyl flooring has been around for decades and is still very popular. It's made using a printing process that mimics the look of natural stone, ceramic tile or hardwood. It comes in a roll that is cut to size, perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
Rubber flooring is meant to keep people safe on their feet, as some areas work enviorments can be hazardous. Industrial workers can easily injure themselves while on the job. Rubber flooring provides a high level of slip resistance.
Waterproof flooring offers superior performance in wet areas, such as basements and bathrooms and provides easy maintenance for spills. Plus it is easy to clean because it keeps spills on the surface making cleanup tremendously easy.
Exotic wood flooring ranges from Brazilian Cherry to Tigerwood and many, many other spices. Exotic hardwood floors can be a bit more costly than domestic wood flooring but its offers something unique and interesting.
Antique wood flooring is created from salvaging the wood from old buildings, barns and rural structures. Antique beams, dimensional lumber, and siding are reclaimed and transformed into flooring retaining their rustic character.
With prefinished parquet flooring, the finish is applied at the manufacturer's facility. These parquet floors require less time to install because the sanding and finishing process has already happened. The parquet is ready to walk on immediately.
Engineered hardwood has a thin solid wood layer on top with a composite core. It can be a less expensive option than buying hardwood, but it cannot be sanded and refinished. This flooring typically is installed with a click-lock method.
With unfinished solid plank flooring, your wood installer will sand the plank and apply the finish on the job site. There are several finish options. This is the best option if you are looking for a specific color or need to match existing plank floor.
With prefinished strip flooring, the finish is applied at the manufacturer's facility. These strip floors require less time to install because the sanding and finishing process has already happened. The strip flooring is ready to walk on immediately.
With unfinished strip flooring, your wood installer will sand the strip and apply the finish on the job site. There are several finish options. This is the best option if you are looking for a specific color or need to match existing strip flooring.
Many different species of wood are fabricated into wood flooring in two primary forms: plank and parquet. Hardwoods are typically much more durable than softwoods. Wood is a common choice as a flooring material and can come in various styles, colors, cuts
With prefinished solid plank flooring, the finish is applied at the manufacturer's facility. These plank floors require less time to install because the sanding and finishing process has already happened. The plank flooring is ready to walk on immediately
With unfinished parquet flooring, your wood installer will sand the parquet and apply the finish on the job site. There are several finish options. This is the best option if you are looking for a specific color or need to match existing parquet flooring.
Medallions are installed in the main field of the floor. They can incorporate multiple wood species, stone, metal and leather. Medallions also can be routed into existing floors.
Bamboo has been used as an alternative for flooring because of its physical similarities to true hardwoods. Bamboo floor manufacturers and sellers promote its strength, durability, its eco-friendliness and its natural resistance to insects and moisture.
The natural beauty of wood has been a part of flooring for centuries and now, thanks to advances in manufacturing, wood is one of the most popular choices for consumers.
Cork flooring is a flooring material manufactured from the by-product of the cork oak tree. Cork floors are considered to be eco-friendly since the cork oak tree bark is stripped every nine to ten years and doesn't damage the tree.
Parquet flooring is a timeless option that brings warmth and character to any home. Wood parquet flooring offers a mosaic of inlaid wood tile forming repeating squares and triangular patterns from short strips of wood.
Hand-scraping is the most-common distressing technique used to achieve a worn look. Distressing offers an antiqued appearance.
Hardwood plank flooring can easily change the look of any open floor plan. Accent your hardwood plank flooring with area rugs and runner rugs to bring additional color, comfort and a lived-in look to your home.
Hardwood strip flooring is a beautiful product that gives a room a nostalgic feel of 1940s and 50s. Unlike other types of hardwood flooring, this hardwood flooring uses narrower strips to provide a stylish look to any home.
Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor.
Hardwood flooring is valued for its natural beauty and comes in a countless number of colors, styles and species. Hardwood flooring styles range from traditional to contemporary. It has also gained popularity for its charm and relative ease of maintenance
The hand scraped look of distressed hardwood flooring is an excellent option. It will provide a unique and rustic look to any room and hold up in high traffic areas by hiding normal wear and tear, like scuff marks and scratches.
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