New Tile for Floors & Wall Is Excellent For Office and Retail Flooring Applications

New Tile for Floors & Wall Is Excellent For Office and Retail Flooring Applications

RNB Flooring is pleased to be partnering with Dekton to provide contractors, facility managers and businesses a extremely durable and flexible solution for their flooring and wall covering needs. I don’t usually gush about floor covering (okay, maybe I do sometimes), but these large format tiles are awesome. Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, the tiles are highly resistant to breaking, scratching, staining and UV damage. Top that off with a wide range of colors and an incredible range of sizes from standard nominal sizes of...

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Making A Difference 50,000 Words At A Time

Making A Difference 50,000 Words At A Time

Phoebe and Barry Patterson of RNB Flooring were pleased to help distribute dictionaries to deserving fifth graders recently. Each student’s name was inscribed in the dictionary they received. The smiles were contagious and the students proud to have a new educational resource of their...

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SmartStrand® Forever Clean.™ The Toughest, Easiest to Clean Carpet on the Planet™

Why? Is it magic? Or voodoo? Nope. Just science. There are many ways to make carpet last longer and stay resistant to stains and dirt. One way is to coat the fibers with a clear dye I.E. Scotchgard or Stainmaster. Another is to use yarn that is water resistant like P.E.T. (Polyethylene Terephthalate) that stains are not absorbed into. Or you could use corn starch. What? Corn starch? Yep. Here is the (non) dirt. http://www.mohawkflooring.com/assets/files/smartstrand-forever-clean.pdf SmartStrand carpet from Mohawk is designed to be permanently...

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Getting The Most Life From Commercial Carpet

Getting The Most Life From Commercial Carpet

Dear Mr. RNB, We  have a large commercial building that you have just put new carpet in. As much as we liked having you and the installers around, we really would like to maximize the life of the flooring. Can you help? Signed, Mr. Corporate Client Dear Mr. Client: Maintenance of your new floors is simple. Here are four steps to get you in the right direction. 1.Use entryway matting. When it comes to entryway matting, the bigger the better. There must be room for at least two steps with each foot, preferably three, to sufficiently wipe soil...

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What is Considered Heavy Traffic on Carpet?

What is Considered Heavy Traffic on Carpet?

Heavy traffic is 1,000 to 10,000 traffics per day or up to 2,000,000 traffics for the life of the carpet. Obviously, durability is key in selecting the right carpet for high-traffic areas. Many manufacturers will put carpet performance ratings on the label as a guide for consumers. Rated from 1 to 5, the scale represents the carpet’s ability to withstand extended wear. A rating of 4 or 5 would be a good choice for high-traffic area. How did they determine this? College kids. They set the carpet in high traffic areas and count the steps it...

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I’m getting ready to carpet my new office. Where do I start?

I’m getting ready to carpet my new office. Where do I start?

In order to make the best carpet choice for your facility’s specific needs, you need to arm yourself with the right information. The first step is to clearly define the type of facility and specific requirements you have. Some things to consider include the following: Type of facility and specific area receiving new carpet. How long the carpet will be used (lifecycle). Level of foot traffic in your workplace. Types and amount of dirt that may be tracked into the facility. Whether the area is a remodeled or a new installation. Whether access...

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