With snow and ice storms upon us, dirt, snow and salt are all being tracked into our homes. While snowstorms can be peaceful and beautiful, it has the opposite effect on your home and floors when it’s tracked inside by your family and friends.
Along with winter debris, dry, winter air affects both your health and your floors. When humidity levels are low, contraction and gapping can occur in your floors, making it important to keep temperatures warm and dry in your home to prevent this.
To keep your floors clean and free of any scratches or rot, place doormats and rugs at every entrance in your home. This keeps most of the dirt and salt from entering your house, and leaves you with less of a mess to clean up. If kids or neighbors track winter debris past your entrance, sweeping and vacuuming regularly are a great way to keep up with the winter conditions.
Winter also affects the outside of your home, which can leave you victim to frozen pipes and no power. Make sure to always store an emergency kit in your home, consisting of flashlights, batteries, candles, non-perishable food, and plenty of warm clothing and blankets.
While your kids and pets enjoy frolicking in the snow, we have your home covered with our Resista cleaning products. Ranging from cleaning pads, powders and sprays, we have every cleaning product that your home needs to withstand the harsh, winter conditions.
Black Friday has always been the biggest shopping day of the year, but for small businesses, one of our most important shopping days is the day following Black Friday. Also known as Small Business Saturday, this is the day we encourage you to visit our store. This is the day that we celebrate our community.
Small Business Saturday isn’t only about driving sales for local businesses; it’s about the importance of our local businesses. Did you know that supporting your local, family-owned businesses actually stimulates the economy? This means that the money that you spend at local stores stays in the community, and also drives an increase in jobs for your neighbors and friends.
While you might think that a small purchase won’t have a big impact on the store that you’re doing business with, it actually does. Each purchase means that there is a better chance of the store staying in business, and it also increases the likelihood of growth for that store.
Here at Flooring America At the Carpetbagger, we support our community every day. As a locally owned store, our business thrives on the relationships that we form and keep with our friends and neighbors. We value our success on the growth of our community, and make it a mission to make our community and our store a place where friends send friends.
How do you support your local businesses?
The kitchen is one of the most valued rooms in a family’s home, so it’s not surprising that it is also one of the rooms that a family is willing to spend the extra money to makeover. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a new look starting with your floors, there are several factors that are important to consider, such as whether or not you have an open floor plan, and how often the kitchen will be used.
For those that spend a great amount of time entertaining and cooking in the kitchen, vinyl is the best choice for flooring. Both waterproof and stain proof, vinyl is also the easiest to maintain, requiring only a mop and a broom. Vinyl is budget and foot friendly, as it is the softest hard surface option, making it easier on both your feet and your wallet.
PURstone Luxury Vinyl Tile in the style Emperador Travertine
Tile, the toughest flooring that can handle anything that is dragged or dropped on the floor, is low maintenance and stain-resistant, which is great for those families with animals or young children who are prone to spilling drinks and food.
Design Distinctions Tile in the style Cooper
With warmth and visual appeal comes hardwood, which is low maintenance, moisture resistant, and simply never goes out of style. For those with an open floor plan, hardwood is the perfect option, as it allows for a smooth transition from your kitchen to the connecting rooms.
Downs Performance Hardwood in the style Kinetic
What type of flooring do you most like to see in kitchens?