Carpet pattern elongation or pattern “mismatch.” With integrated pattern carpets this mismatch is referred to as pattern elongation. Pattern elongation is caused by the patterns on one side of the carpets seam being slightly longer than on the other side. [Read more…] about Pattern Elongation Along Carpet Seam
Is sheet vinyl the same as linoleum? Many people seem to beleive it is as they will often refer to their vinyl flooring as linoleum. It is true that sheet vinyl and linoleum products are used in much the same way. To the unfamiliar linoleum and vinyl may look the same but to be redundant, is sheet vinyl the same as linoleum. The answer is no, but why? [Read more…] about Is Sheet Vinyl the Same as Linoleum?
Ugly out of carpet and vinyl composition tile-VCT is not a desired appearance. Carpet and VCT are the most frequently specified products for the larger areas of many commercial installations. Therefore it is with these products that ugly out is most frequently experienced. [Read more…] about Floor Covering “Ugly Out”
Why’s of Engineered Wood Floor Construction
During engineered wood floor construction each of the individual alternating plies will be stacked in the opposite direction. Through natural forces the plies pull against one another keeping them dimensionally stable and far less effected by moisture than a 3/4″ solid wood floor. This greater dimensional stability and resistance to moisture enables engineered wood floors to be installed over concrete slabs and below ground level as long as the concrete slab is dry and clean. [Read more…] about Engineered Wood Floor Construction
Bamboo Flooring Environmentally Friendly to the Forrest
Bamboo flooring environmentally friendly – not only to the forest but also to animal such as the panda. Most of us regardless of where we live appreciate our environment. Surfing the Internet, visiting homes and flooring stores one can become amazed at the large variety of floors that are available. Soft wood, hardwood, exotic wood and bamboo represent a few of our many floor types. Carpet, linoleum, sheet vinyl, laminate, ceramic and stone are a few more of the floors we enjoy. Of all of these floors a bamboo flooring environmentally friendly floor is one of the greenest floors available. [Read more…] about Bamboo Flooring Environmentally Friendly