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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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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Myths and Misses

Myths and Misses

  Everybody knows more about carpeting than the experts. Did you know that? For example, despite years of testing from the Carpet and Rug Institute and the E.P.A everybody knows that carpet causes allergies, has formaldehyde in it and can actually kill you. It is boring, dirty, and bad for the environment and causes halitosis. It is even worse than cooties. Well. Sorry to burst your bubble, but people, people, people. Carpet captures allergens so that you can vacuum them up with your HEPA rated vacuum cleaner. There is more formaldehyde in...

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Thoughts on Flooring Replacement and Installation

Thoughts on Flooring Replacement and Installation

  Let’s say you have large muscular strangers in your house, moving your furniture and family around and you think to yourself, how did this happen? It all started when you realized that your floor covering needed replacement. If it was carpet it was “uglied out”. Huh? Carpet rarely wears out, that’s why you see 10, 15 or even 20 year warranties on it. Wearing out in the carpet world means physically wearing away the surface fibers of the carpet. Can you see the back of the carpet? No? Then it is not worn out, it is uglied out. This is what...

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ESD Flooring: A Shockingly Innovative Product

ESD Flooring: A Shockingly Innovative Product

  I have an an arcane subject today for my commercial floor buyers. If static electricity is an issue at your company or manufacturing facility, then electro-static dissipative flooring may be the answer. First, why bother? It’s only a little shock. Really? The human body can generate up to 30 000 Volts in static electricity depending on the type of clothing we wear, the type of upholstery we sit on or floor coverings we walk on. The resulting discharge from the electron imbalance when we touch a grounding source is often felt as a static...

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Flooring Buyers Guide

Flooring Buyers Guide

Let’s talk about buying stuff. Although my focus is on floor covering, I think this applies to any thing you may purchase. Pet peeve: What does “On Sale” mean? If it is 30% off today, wouldn’t you feel stupid if you bought it yesterday? Should a purchase that needs to last 10 years be based on what is on sale? By the way. There is no such thing a sale. Everything is on sale in a retail business. That’s the rule. But what about Stainmaster carpet on sale? Stainmaster does not make carpet. They make yarn and never tell retailers what price to...

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