Sunday, August 30, 2009

College Team Rugs - It's Football time!

Well it's finally here! I thought I wouldn't make it through the offseason of recruiting, spring practice, scrimmages etc, but I did. I really pumped up about college football starting up this week. With the season just starting, a lot of people will be looking to buy college team rugs or NFL rugs. The My Team series of Milliken offers a HUGE variety of teams from Texas to Tennessee, from Alabama to Arizona. We seem to get a lot of requests for SEC Schools and Big 10 schools. Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Michigan are usually to the biggest requested mats and rugs. The My Team series, offers sizes from 3' by 4' all the way up to 11' by 13'. You can get your team logo, or your team's logo on a football field rug or a basketball court as well. These college rugs are officially licensed by the NCAA as well so you know you're getting the real deal on a Milliken My Team rug.

This Milliken Carpet line also offers full room sized carpet! If you're a hardcore fan you can go all out and do the perfect man cave that all of your buddies will be envious of!

NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA teams are available too. Of course with College Football teams taking the field next weekend, we can put off the other sports for a little while huh?

If you're itching to support your team and want to be ready for the big game don't just get the big screen TV, add a college team rug and put the room over the top! Give us a call at, 1-800-232-5537 and let us help you pick the right one out. We can ship anywhere in the nation and have you're rug there in no time.

Keep us in mind for all of your Dalton, Ga flooring information needs!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Earthwerks Vinyl Plank - A Great Looking Floor!

Earthwerks is a manufacturer of Hardwood, Laminate, and Luxury Vinyl planks and Tile. All of Earthworks products are designed around the natural look to create a beautiful look for your home or room. features Earthwerks Luxury Vinyl Planks as a great choice for for those wanting the look of real wood, desire a high performance floor but without the maintenance and worries about scratches that come with hardwood flooring. If you have pets or children, luxury vinyl planks are an awesome option that you should consider!

Earthwerks offers several lines of luxury vinyl planks. Pacific Plank is an amazing value for an entry level vinyl plank. With a light commercial rating, it will hold up well for any residential traffic. Pacific plank also creates a wonderful floor with the look of real hardwood. Don't confuse this with the peel and stick variety that you see at the home improvement centers! This floor will last a long time and will stay down when installed properly. For more information on Earthwerks vinyl plank or tile, please call us at, 1-800-232-5537. also features Karndean Luxury Vinyl, Nafco, and many other major brands of this exciting new flooring option. will also be glad to send out FREE samples on any of these products, just let us know!
Of course, we also carry a wide variety of hardwood flooring if you're looking for the real thing! Give us a call at 1-800-626-6936 for any flooring projects you have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Berber Carpeting - Still a Popular Flooring Choice

With the popularity of Berber carpeting in the 1980's, you would think the style has slowed down. Actually, it hasn't dropped off very much. The big loop look is still very appealing to many consumers and we literally sell Berber everyday at

If you're considering Berber Carpet, you will need to decide a few things.

  • Do you want a solid or flecked/mixed color? The flecked is great for hiding soils.

  • Can you afford to buy a Nylon/Olefin blend or all Nylon product. These two types will far outperform a traditional Olefin yarn on wear, crushing, and stain resistance,

  • Do you know a very experienced installer? A good installer is very important when it come to Berber Carpeting. Seam are critical. If a poor seam is made, then loops could become frayed later on., 1-800-232-5537, has been stocking and selling Berber Carpet from many years. If you think you might be interested in looking at it for your next home project or rental property, give us a call and we will be glad to send you out a few samples to get you started! We sell all major brands as well as some of other brands that can give you a great bang for your buck.

Of course, if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Huntsville, Knoxville or Nashville, consider a short trip to see us at our showroom in Dalton! We are open throughout the week until 6pm Eastern and even on Saturdays til 4pm. We hope to see or hear from you soon!

I'll be posting more flooring information later this week on using carpet tiles to create your own rug kit as promoted by major tile manufacturers, like Flor.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bamboo Flooring - Looking for a Dealer?

Bamboo Flooring has become a recent hot commodity in the flooring industry. With the recent push for Eco and Green Friendly products, Bamboo floors have started gaining ground on traditional Hardwood products.

Many view Bamboo as an environmentally friendly product because it can be harvested in 3-6 years. Once the product is harvested, it can then regenerate in the same spot with little to no fertilizer. in Dalton Ga (just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, an hour from Atlanta, and 2 hrs from Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville and Nashville!) has a great offering on Bamboo flooring. Do better understand Bamboo, you need a little information on the product's basic terms.

  1. Carbonized versus Non Carbonized - Non-Carbonized has a very light and natural look. If you want a "sweeter" more honey toned color you might want to consider a carbonized Bamboo. One side effect to note is that the process to Carbonize Bamboo softens the surface of the wood by about 10% so it will be slightly more susceptible to denting and scratching.

  2. Horizontal, Vertical, and Strand Woven - Horizontal and Vertical are basically the same structure but have a different grain look. Horizontal boards will have a joint spot sometimes called a "knuckle." Some consumers like this look. For those that don't, you need to look at a Vertical board design with a more traditional wood grain effect. Strand Woven Bamboo is a high end product that may cost you more than a exotic hardwood species. The bamboo for this product is sometimes harvested a little later than others and is also treated in the processing differently. By this change, it is a harder more dense wood like product. It is an excellent product but will be a significant investment versus regular horizontal or vertical boards. Also, the Strand Woven Bamboo has a slightly darker color like Carbonized boards but without the sacrifice of a softer surface.

  3. Engineered versus Solid - The jury seems out on this choice. Engineered can be installed over a concrete floor, whereas solid cannot. However, some schools of thought think solid Bamboo flooring is better because it may be a more hard, dense product and can give more years of refinishing. You can't go wrong with either, however if you want a more traditional style and a better chance to add value, go with solid (in hardwood flooring solid will usually add more value than engineered because it will typically have a much longer life span due to the many refinishes the floor can have).

If you're thinking about installing a Bamboo floor give us a call at in Dalton, GA. We will be more than glad to discuss your needs and ship you FREE samples! Of course, if you live in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville or Nashville, we would love for you to visit us! Call us @ 1-800-232-5537 for a great deal on Bamboo!