Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Earthwerks Vintage Wood Look Plank - Awesome look with Great Performance

Earthwerks Vinyl Flooring has a unique series of luxury vinyl plank called Vintage. Vintage has two colors, Light Grey and a "Washed Gunstock" Brown. Both simulate a Barnwood, rustic look.

These are pretty specific looks that recreate a very worn look without the hassle of using real wood. In the right room, or even storefront setting, this look can give a cabin feel or an outdoors aura.

The nice thing is that this vinyl product uses what is called registered embossing. This means that not only do you see knots and grains in the simulated wood, but you can also feel them. It's very impressive that Earthwerks can design a product that looks so real and performs so amazing.

The benefits to luxury vinyl by Earthwerks and other manufacturers is that this new style of vinyl out performs virtually every other floor choice on the market.

It's hard to scratch. Great for pets.

Water spills and even leaks do not harm the product. Hint, Kitchens, Basements, and Bathrooms!

Nearly impossible to chip, break or crack.

Easy cleaning. Sweep and damp mop occasionally.

Warm on the feet, unlike wood and ceramic tile.


Mold Resistant.

As stain resistant as Laminate. Way more resistant than wood.

I've been racking my brain on where this series would look great. Some ideas might be in a home with a weathered look. The gray would look great in a sunroom in a beachfront home with the right layout as well. Cabins are an obvious choice. Also, a gentleman's study or office would be a nice setting for this. Any sporting goods store would look great with this product as well.

For more styles and looks, you can visit the main site of Earthwerks at http://www.earthwerks.net/.

If you would like to see a sample or get pricing be sure to call us at BecklersCarpet.com in Dalton, GA, 1-800-232-5537!

We ship all over the country and there is no sales tax when shipped outside GA. We give some of the best pricing you will find anywhere in the country and will save you money! We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lyptus Wood Flooring - A New Eco Friendly Hardwood

Lyptus wood flooring, made from Eucalyptus trees is poised to be a big trend in hardwood floors. Recently introduced, it solves the dilemma of wanting an exotic hardwood floor but without the worries of harming the environment.

Why is Lytpus hardwood considered an Eco product? First of all, Lyptus flooring comes from trees in Brazil that are grown and harvested on FSC (Forresty Stewardship Council) managed farms. With that certification, you can rest assured that responsible harvesting and replanting are taking place. However, the biggest advantage is Eucalyptus trees reach maturity for harvest around 14- 16 years, as compared to Oak around 100 years. You might be thinking that this is still longer than Bamboo harvesting which is around 5 years. You're right, however this is real hardwood, not grass that has been glued together to simulate a hard surface!

If you are interested, what are the options? It is pretty limitless! You can get Lyptus in both solid and engineered (both can be refinished), factory - prefinished or unfinished, stained or natural, and in widths ranging from 2 inches to 4 inches.

The look of Lyptus has been compared to Mahogany. I also personally think it is a dead ringer for unstained Brazilian Cherry or Kempas. We just featured the Lyptus wood this weekend at the Chattanooga Home Show and the look received BIG reviews from flooring shoppers.

Pricing ranges from the high $2 to $6 per foot window depending on the option you choose.

For more factory information on Lyptus wood you can visit http://www.lyptus.com/. You can see the various colors and stains available as well as learn more about Lyptus.

When you see something you like, give BecklersCarpet.com a call, 1-800-232-5537 and let us get pricing and a FREE sample for you!

Of course we carry all other types of Hardwood flooring and other Eco options as well. We hope to hear from you soon!