Carpet Carpets are regarded as the ultimate in luxury furnishings. Soft underfoot and comfortable enough to laze and relax around on, they certainly give your home a high sense of coziness. Knowing the different Carpet Type is essential for you to choose the right quality suitable for different spaces and rooms in your house.

The texture and quality of a carpet is determined by the material used, the way it is made and the finish applied to the fiber tufts or pile. You can access the quality and price of a carpet by doing a simple test. Simply bend the carpet sample back, pile side towards you. The general rule is that the less backing you can see, the better the carpet.
Today, there are many different types of carpet easily available and affordable. Carpet manufacturers have experimented and successfully used many other materials such as nylon, polypropylene, acrylic and polyester to make cheaper and sometimes more durable Tufted Carpets and Natural Fiber Carpets. There is something to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

Carpet manufacturers also have come out with Carpet Tiles, squares of sealed edged carpet back with either PVC or rubber. These carpet tiles come with many different colors and finishes. The many colors allow you to use your creativity to create and laid your own unique carpet design and pattern. The different finishes range from corded for heavy wear in areas such as the common walkway to soft pile for use in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Solid Hardwood Solid hardwood flooring is 100% hardwood milled from lumber. As a natural material, hardwood reacts to changes in its setting, like moisture and extreme temperatures, which cause solid wood to shrink or expand. All solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished if needed over the years. Solid hardwood is not recommended for installation below ground level or in bathrooms

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered wood flooring is built up of layers of wood. It consists of three to ten layers, called plies, that are glued together. This multi-ply structure gives engineered wood superior stability, greater than solid wood, which reduces concerns associated with shrinking and expanding when temperature and humidity change. Engineered wood can be installed below ground level making it a great choice for finished basements.

Pre finished vs. Site-Finished Hardwood
Stoway Flooring uses hardwood flooring that comes pre-finished for a no fuss, no muss installation. There's no dust from sanding, no fumes from chemicals, no waiting for the finish to dry. These floors are warranted to last longer than site-finished floors–typically 5 to 35 years, for residential use versus 3 to 5 years. This is because factory applied urethane finishes are much tougher and longer lasting than site-applied finishes. If you like the look of site-finished flooring, but want the durability of pre finished flooring, choose a product with a square end and edge.

Hardwood flooring can come in strips or planks. “Strips” are board widths of less than three inches. “Planks” are three inches or wider. Board width dramatically affects the installed look of a floor.
With the exception of bathrooms and laundry rooms, solid hardwood flooring is great in any room on the ground floor or above. Below ground, in basements where air and moisture issues can be factors, only engineered hardwood, or laminate, vinyl or linoleum flooring are recommended.

Hardwood flooring can be durable and hard as nails, but sports shoes with cleats, a stone in a sneaker tread or pet claws are examples of things that can leave significant scratches.

Tiling Tile flooring makes a durable, easy maintainable and a beautiful flooring material. When the floor tile installation is done properly, you have a waterproof tile floor. Thus bathroom floor tile is the most common bathroom flooring. Tile is also used for back splashes, counters, showers, and flooring throughout a home.

Vinyl Vinyl Sheet
Sheet vinyl comes in a variety of looks from natural stone or wood looks, to patterned designs—all at an affordable price. A great combination of beauty and function, vinyl sheet is a durable and easy-to-clean floor type that can be installed anywhere in the home. It is particularly valued for great resistance to scuffs, stains and spills.

Vinyl tile

Vinyl tile is a great type of flooring for do-it-yourself projects. Some forms are so easy to install, you can transform your room over a weekend. Like vinyl sheet, vinyl tile is durable, affordable and low-maintenance.

Luxury vinyl
We carry Luxe Plank™, Alterna™ tile, Adura and Konecto. Alterna is a groutable vinyl tile that mimics the depth and texture of natural stone. Luxe Plank is a realistic wood-look vinyl plank that is easy to install and comes in attractive plank widths and lengths. Adura is a groutable tile that can also be installed ungrouted. Adura also offers wood planks. Konecto is a floating floor system that comes in tile and wood looks. These products are virtually water-proof.
Laminate Laminate flooring has four layers: a wear layer, a design layer, an inner core layer and a backing layer. The wear layer protects the floor from stains and fading. Beneath that, the design layer is literally a photographic image of wood, stone or other natural visual. For structural strength, the inner core layer’s plastic resin keeps the laminate stable and flat. The backing creates a moisture barrier that protects the floor from warping. It’s this layered construction that makes laminate floors so remarkably durable.

It’s all there: the subtle color variations, the distinctive grain, the authentic texture. Laminate captures the beauty and design of the finest natural hardwood, ceramic, and stone at a fraction of the price.

Available in an exciting palette of colors, you are guaranteed to find a laminate floor in the color you’re looking for.

Laminate flooring comes in a wide variety of sizes, depending on the look you choose. Most wood look planks are 4 inches or wider while ceramic tile looks range between 12 and 15 inches. Keep in mind that the width of individual boards can have a dramatic influence on the look of a floor. Wide widths can complement a large room, but can sometimes overwhelm a small area. Select the look that harmonizes with the style and architecture of your home.

Do you prefer a fine finish (high gloss) or matte (low-gloss) look? Choose whatever look fits your decor or personal taste best. Either way, the gloss level of laminate flooring has very little effect on durability or performance. Low-gloss floors may hide the appearance of minor surface scratches slightly better than higher gloss floors.

Its multi layer construction makes laminate unsurpassed for wear and stain resistance, able to handle the heavy traffic of active children and pets. Laminate is available in a range of performance levels, including some that are rated for commercial use.
Another great thing about laminate’s performance is that it looks great with very little maintenance. Just sweep and clean occasionally a Hardwood Laminate Floor Cleaner and micro fiber mop.

Laminate can install over almost any existing floor type, provided it is smooth, flat and dry.

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Some of the products we carrry:
Armstrong Flooring Paramount Flooring Shaw Floors Quick Step Konecto USA Bruce Hardwood Floors Anderson Hawrdwood Flooring Mannington Flooring Mohawk Flooring Marazzi Flooring Adura Flooring Emser Tile Southwind Carpet Mills Interface Stroll