Hardwood Flooring Options

Wood Floors

Wood flooring comes in different sizes, shapes and styles in plank or parquet forms. Hardwood flooring is said to be more durable than softwood flooring. Common types of hardwood floors are solid hardwoods, engineered hardwoods, rotary-peel, sliced-peel and dry solid-sawn.

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Hardwood floors are elegant, beautiful and enduring. They last a lifetime when properly cared for, without the need for replacement, the way carpet and vinyl do. Wood flooring comes in domestic flavors, such as oak, hickory, white pine and more, as well as exotic types like Eco-Friendly Bamboo Flooring and others from around the world. In fact, if you want to add dramatic beauty and elegance to your home, as well as attain a quality flooring solution that will stand the test of time, few things can rival the benefits of wood flooring. How do you choose the right option for your North Georgia wood flooring? Read On.

Laminate Flooring

Some homeowners wanting to update and redecorate will visit our home design store and learn that there are laminates and engineered woods that look just like hardwood floors and have the same stains. In addition, a decorator may wish to have something exotic like Caribbean Rosewood or Brazilian Cherry which cannot be imported due to local deforestation. But with the digitally produced laminate flooring, this is not a problem. Laminate flooring looks like hardwood flooring but it is less expensive, is very easy to care for and is extremely durable. The most difficult part is making a final decision.

Installation

Obviously, installation should be at the top of your list. This ensures that the company you choose has experience installing all types of wood flooring, from oak to fir, from exotic species to domestic species and even options such as top-nailed wood floors. Installation expertise is essential and we have the time and experience to make sure your flooring comes out top notch!

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While it is true that hardwood floors can last a lifetime, they do require periodic care and maintenance, in order to retain their stunning good looks. Usually, this is no more than a simple polishing. The company that you choose should offer polishing and maintenance services to ensure that your new floor continues to look its best for decades to come.

For an expert in the Wood Flooring Industry, with experience in several aspects of hardwood floor installation and maintenance, contact Slater Floors @ 706-225-8244.

Slater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a  family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.logo 1 jpeg

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

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Four Quick Color Tips To Awaken Your Home Tn 2014

While many resolutions are based on eating healthier and exercising more, homes rarely receive the same promise of improvement. This year, resolve to give your home some attention by committing to a new coat of paint. Painting can be a quick and cost-effective way to refresh your home, so consider updating several spaces for a clean start.

Color inspiration comes from anywhere. The latest color and decor trends are great starting points. Shades from the Dutch Boy 2014 Color Trends Forecast can modernize a space with a look that matches your taste and personality. The trends collection is called Awaken and is comprised of four distinct palettes – Gather, Connect, Explore and Serene. These collections represent a renewed commitment to the environment.

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Looking to make a big impact in your kitchen on a small budget? A new color can awaken your kitchen to make it the center for all to gather. Try hues from the Dutch Boy Gather color palette, such as Stonewall Jackson (F15-3) and Glass Block Green (F7-4), with a mix of decorative and functional kitchen items such as serving bowls, platters and pitchers. You can also rejuvenate your kitchen with an open, airy feel by adding exposed shelving. This will update the look, plus add storage space. An indoor herb garden is also a great way to add green to the room and fresh ingredients to your cooking.

Dine With Color

If your dining furniture is looking a bit outdated, consider painting it. Chairs, tables, side boards, buffets and more can be revitalized in just one weekend. Be sure to properly prep your project so it withstands the wear and tear of regular usage. If your buffet or china cabinet has seen better years, remove the glass panels and drawers, and paint it a neutral hue such as Sedona Dust (C12-4) or opt for a richer pop of color like October Leaves (C6-2). Both are from Dutch Boy’s Connect color palette. Swap out old hardware with new for an easy, upgraded look. Color will easily bring new life to any piece and will blend together your home’s new style.

Welcome With Color

Create a warm welcome guests will love by pairing a bright hue on foyer walls with an eye-catching display of white-framed photos or a grouping of ornamental mirrors and plates. Try Dhurrie Pink (A8-3) from Dutch Boy’s Explore color palette. Paint stair risers with bold colors and patterns such as chevron, stripes or stencils for a modern and chic flair. Opt for a deeper shade of paint to hide scuff marks. Finish off the space with a set of new rugs.

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Re-energize yourself by making calming updates to your bedroom. Paint your walls a cool hue, such as Fieldhouse (D22-3) from the Serene collection, to incorporate a sense of relaxation and tranquility to your resting space. Adding touches of new color and comfort with bedding sets, pillows and luxury throws can quickly upgrade your sleeping space. Accent the space with color-complementing window treatments. For added rest, choose light-blocking materials to prevent excess light from waking you before your alarm.

By following these simple tips, such as refreshing your paint colors, updating accessories or completing other color-inspired projects, your home will be freshly styled and you’ll be enjoying your space for years to come.

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call @ 706-225-8244 when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Slater Floors Explains Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Kitchen 6What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? And Why Should You Care?

Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood flooring where the floors are produced by laminating several hardwood plies together to form the planks. Being more stable than solid wood while beings less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperatures and humidity, Engineered Hardwood is very durable.

Get The Look You Desire

The look can be distressed wood, hand scraped wood, specialty wood or traditional wood and in several types of wood, Birch, Cherry, Exotic, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Pecan or Walnut. The gloss can be high, medium or low and the size – strip, plank, wide plant or mixed width with several different size thickness.

Why Engineered Flooring Is A Good Choice

The instability of solid hardwood is usually moisture or heat related. Under adverse conditions, solid hardwood floors can warp, cup, swell or split apart. Engineered hardwood flooring overcomes these problems by constructing a multiple-ply plank which counteracts twisting and remains flat and intact. This makes engineered hardwood flooring a better choice for installation over radiant heat sources, over concrete whether it’s below grade or above.Bath 4

Your Natural Hardwood Look

The product thus has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species as opposed to a photographic layer. The “engineered” product has been designed to provide greater stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid hardwood floors.

If you’re looking to put Engineered Hardwood Flooring in your home, be sure to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to help you get the flooring and look you desire.

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Slater Floors Says…Your New Hardwood Flooring

Will Add Warmth And Beauty To Your Home For Years To Come | Following A Few Simple Maintenance Steps However, Will Help Protect Your Investment

Cleaning

10-6-2013 8-06-36 AM◦Blot up spills and spots immediately (Standing moisture will penetrate into the wood causing irreversible discoloration and damages

◦Vacuum, dust mop, or sweep the floor to minimize abrasive grit and dirt. Note: Do not use vacuum with beater bars

◦Periodically clean floor with recommended hardwood floor cleaner such as a Bona Cleaning Kit. (Never use other cleaning products or detergents.)The manufacturer recommends a Terry Cloth style mop. For daily wiping the manufacturer recommends the use of distilled water applied to the mop with a spray bottle. (Tap water contains ingredients that may leave an unsightly film

◦ALWAYS WIPE DRY IMMEDIATELY until no moisture is visible on the floor. Do not use wax, polish, oil soap, abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scouring powder, or ANY appreciable amount of water

◦Do not use wet mops, wet scrubbers or steam cleaners as these products will cause irreversible discoloration and damages

Protecting Your Investment

◦Your newly installed floors are real wood and therefore are subject to change from excessive moisture, or non-conforming environmental conditions. Remove any standing water immediately, and maintain an indoor relative Front doorhumidity level of 35-55% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of wood

◦Use quality vinyl-back area rugs and doormats by outdoor entrance areas to prevent dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as but not limited to water, oil, asphalt, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor

◦Use felt floor protectors and wide-bearing cylinder leg bases to minimize indentations. As a rule of thumb, the heavier the item the wider the floor protector should be. The Manufacturer does not recommend the use of wheeled furniture as they will accelerate wear not covered by this warranty

◦Avoid gouges or cuts in your floor from sharp objects. While your newly installed floor is one of the most wear-resistant floors on the market, it is not impervious to damage

◦Do not walk on your floor with “stiletto-style” heels; they will cause indentations

◦Rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly. UV sunlight will change the color of different species to varying degree

◦Keep pets’ nails trimmed and filed in order to minimize indentations. Any pets’ nails can damage wood floors

◦Use a wide base air tire dolly when moving heavy appliances or furniture. But first, put down a sheet of quarter-inch clean plywood to protect the floor. Never try to slide or roll objects across the floor without precautions

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Article courtesy of http://www.hardwoodbargains.com/hardwood-floor-care-and-maintenance

Heather Hogan Loves Her LVT

What is LVT? Luxury Vinyl Tile

LVTand the  Hogan Family Loves Their New LVT!

Heather’s Testimonial Video

Slater Floor’s client Heather Hogan gave a great review of her awesome Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and told us how much she loved her new look and the ease of cleaning.

If you’re looking for new flooring or any kind of interior/exterior remodeling, LVT3give Slater Floors a call ~ 706-225-8244 | We’ll Help You Fall In Love With Your Home Again!

Your Very Own Personal Interior Design Guide

Home interior design can be a very complicated process for many people. This article contains a number of terrific interior design ideas. Read through each tip to find ideas that will work well in your home. And when http://www.somersetfloors.com/you’re ready for your own personal interior design, give Slater Floors a Call! We’re here to help you Fall In Love With Your Home Again!

TIP! Use warm flooring in the bedroom. A cold floor can be a nasty shock first thing in the morning.

Think of the purpose of the room before you design. If you’re decorating a kids room, you might want to play with vivid and lively colors because it’ll match with their personality. But you don’t want to use overly casual furniture in an elegant dining room that you use for business dinner parties.

kitchen windowInstead of rushing into your next interior design project, take time to develop a good image of what you’d like to achieve. The mood of a room can range from calm and soothing to exciting and outrageous. Knowing the mood you’re going for before you get started will help things to progress smoothly throughout the process.

TIP! If your living and dining areas are in the same room and you would like to redesign the space to separate them, consider different flooring options. A carpet in one room and wood in another will really distinguish the two rooms with elegance.

If you are redecorating your room, you need to pick the right colors. Your room will look tasteful and well-balanced if you choose colors that go well together. In addition, you should prevent using lots of very bold colors in one room.

A good tip is to use a variety of patterns and textures in every room. These textures help to draw the eye and add interest to otherwise boring items. For more contemporary designs, textures and patterns must be used.

TIP! When figuring out what flooring to put in your bedroom, stay away from ceramic tiles, marble and granite. These materials tend to make the floor cold, which is not a pleasant feeling when stepping out of bed in the morning.

The amount of light that each room gets is something you should always consider when working with interior design. Rooms that do not have a lot of windows should be painted in a light color so the room will not feel dark and claustrophobic.

Before you begin anything, have a discussion about finances and costs. How bad would it be to begin a project and not be able to finish it because of finances? The can help you avoid some stress and anxiety as you work on designing.

TIP! Try putting in floors that will reflect light so that it looks bigger and more natural. Glossy, light hardwoods and glazed white tiles are good examples of light-enhancing flooring.

The best preparation for any interior decorating project is de-cluttering. Nearly every home can benefit from a good clean-up, emptying of the closets and drawers, and getting rid of dusty old things nobody uses anymore. If you have excess items, donate to charity or recycle them.

Be aware that there’s a risk of cluttering up a room with excess furnishings when you get into an ambitious interior design job. An overabundance of accessories or furniture often causes rooms to feel smaller than they truly are. Use only a select few pieces of key furniture, and keep plenty of open space.

TIP! A simple trick used by interior-design specialists is to install flooring that has a reflective surface. This will make any rooms appear larger than they really are.

Wallpaper only a portion of your wall to save money. It can be very expensive to redecorate your walls. Therefore, just put wallpaper on half the wall in order to save some money. Use a bold border so that it looks like it is covering more area than it is. This can help you save money while maintaining the style that you desire.

You will find some wonderful tips you can use in the home. Feeling like your home is outdated, drab and uninviting is not great for morale and you can make changes for the better easily. Start improving your home’s look today!

Slater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a  family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Slater Floors Can Help You…

18963872Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior and Achieve The Look You’ve Always Wanted

If you enjoy spending the cold winter months planning your next spring home improvement project, your creative juices are already flowing. But instead of focusing on the same small home improvement projects again this year, have you considered something bigger? Have you considered a project that redefines your home and showcases your individuality? The one that will make your home stand out in your neighborhood?

Consider these projects that will change your home for the better:

* Reinvent Your Home’s Exterior. If you’re looking to make a drastic improvement to your home’s exterior, no change gets more notice than installing new exterior cladding. Vinyl siding is the most popular siding on the market because of its beautiful appearance, potential energy efficiency, performance and durability. It is also more environmentally friendly than other siding products. Today’s vinyl siding requires less maintenance than ever before and is available in numerous style options including vertical, horizontal, beaded, soffit, shakes, scallops and trim. You can learn more about each of these options in Alside’s Siding Style Guide. This helpful guide provides you with in-depth information on siding options, profiles, and textures and offers design tips and color recommendations for siding, trim, windows and more. In addition, Alside’s Design Showcase is an easy-to-use digital visualizer that allows you to compare colors and pick the perfect new look for your home.

* Create A Great Outdoor Space. Spending months indoors to avoid cold temperatures will make anyone crave some outdoor recreation. If you have a big budget and you’re looking to make a dramatic addition to your home, consider adding a pool, a new Outdoor Patiodeck, or a custom pergola. If space is a concern or you’re interested in a smaller project, outfitting your outdoor space with flower boxes or new plants is a great option. You can also build a fire pit and outfit it with comfortable chairs for a cozy gathering place for family and friends.

* Add Style and Save Money. If you’re making decisions about your home with your partner, one of you may be more interested in the product’s performance while the other is more focused on style. Replacing your home’s old or broken windows with premium vinyl windows is an excellent way to satisfy both interests. Alside’s Window Style Guide provides you with an overview of the different Alside window styles and frame options available to you, allowing you to customize a look that embodies your unique style. You can also learn about the luxurious colors and natural appeal of premium vinyl replacement windows and how they can elevate your home’s style and sophistication. And for the person more interested in performance rather than style, the guide includes information on energy performance ratings and the positive effect new windows with the right glass package have on your annual heating and cooling bills and property value.

* Incorporate The Right Accessories. The right accent, no matter how small, can have a big impact on your home’s overall appearance. You can replace your mailbox or update your address numbers to provide a more modern feel. Revitalize your green space by planting new flowers or adding decorative landscaping. You can also opt to replace the wood mulch that surrounds your landscaping with decorative stones for natural appeal. And, if you’re interested in a bigger project, consider replacing your shutters or your front door. Choose a color that contrasts with your siding and you’ll have your very own outdoor accent wall.

The right project for your home is one that you’re passionate about and one that stimulates your creativity. In many cases these projects will also add value to your home. You can learn more about creative ways to improve the outer appearance of your home by visiting www.alside.com.

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors is a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you fall in love with your home again!

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Interior Decorating Tips For The Holiday Season: Repurposed, Sustainable and Sparkly

Christmas 1This year’s holiday season is taking on a decidedly modern twist, with an emphasis on recycling and repurposing old decorations, utilizing sustainable decor, and adding sparkle to complete the look.

Shari Canepa, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), member, LEED Green Associate, and a member of the interior design faculty at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, says that sustainability begins with the icon of Christmas: the Christmas tree.

“It can no longer be artificial or cut. Bring a potted tree into your home with the intention of planting it after Christmas in the yard. The idea is to save a tree and plant a tree, giving a gift to nature after Christmas.”

Canepa recommends creating a new focal point in the public area of your home to reinforce the spirit of the season. “You can do this with a tree, wreaths, special seasonal decorative accessories or lighting. Shifting the focal point changes your psychological relationship to the room.”

To design a new focal point, Canepa suggests an arrangement of various sized potted trees that can be conveniently moved. Create a mini forest of varying sizes and heights and decorate with lights and ornaments. “Supple evergreen branches wrapped around a stair banister with or without lights is also a nice addition.”

To continue the sustainable trend, utilize energy-friendly LED lights around pictures, ceiling moldings, desk railings, in interior flower arrangements or on door casings.

“Sophisticated or elegant interiors move toward white lights while energetic, youthful or modern themes make use of the color option. These energy saving lights make using lots of sparkle for Christmas guilt-free,” Canepa says.

Modernize the holiday by choosing a salmon and chartreuse color scheme over traditional red and green, mentions Canepa. “If this part of the color wheel leaves you flat, use the symbols of Christmas like candy canes, reindeer, stars, pinecones, stockings, candles and balls – but make sure they are other hues than red and green. Add white, lots of white, which adds pop.”

Silver, gold and mirrored surfaces are also appropriate and modern, as are neutral colors such as white, gray and beige when combined with shiny materials.

“Silver is the metallic accent that ties [this year’s holiday] colors together,” says Ann Durkin, part-time adjunct faculty professor of Interior Design at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Durkin adds that this holiday season marks a shift toward textures that express warmth through materials – such as wood, suede and burlap.

“There is a strong desire for more touchable handmade or nature-made objects with a modern twist.-This can be an embroidered or knitted pillow covers, textured rugs or a burlap tree skirt.”

She advises holiday decorators to keep things simple and to showcase special pieces such as handmade ornaments. “There is no need to buy new decorations every year.-But don’t let the old decorations drive your design for the space.”-Be selective in how you will re-use them.

Durkin says that updating old ornaments can be as simple as repainting them with matte silver paint and affixing silver beads with a sheer silver bow.Christmas Wreath

Old ornaments may also be re-covered with fabrics such as burlap, to give an earthy hand-made appearance.-“This way you can still preserve the original look of the ornament, if it makes sense to use it again in the future. Think of it as a slip-cover for your ornament.

“The overall idea is to have fun and re-use existing decorations as much as possible by reinventing them,” Durkin states.

The key to this holiday season’s decorating: keeping things simple yet chic while matching your personal style. “Create a timeless ensemble which could extend beyond the holiday season and be used as the basic foundation for your interiors throughout the year,” says Durkin.

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a  family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Carpet Cleaning & Maintenance

Neel JobMaintaining Your Carpet’s Beauty

      • The best way to ensure long–lasting beauty, comfort and durability in your carpet is to vacuum it regularly, as it prevents soil from becoming embedded in the carpet’s pile.
      • Depending on the type of carpet you have, you’ll want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush, a beater bar or suction only. When vacuuming high pile or premium soft carpets look for the following features that will allow you to easily maintain your carpet:

– Adjustable Height – Use the highest setting where appropriate

– Efficient Airflow – Avoid vacuums with very concentrated or sealed suction

– Large Wheels allow the appliance to glide easily across the carpet

For more information on how to select a vacuum, click here.

  • Consider professional cleaning every 12–18 months, depending on traffic and other use factors, frequency of vacuuming and whether the carpet is a light or dark color.
  • Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags; do not pull them or you may damage the carpet.
  • To remove a dent caused by heavy furniture, stroke carpet with the edges of a coin. You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron to gently raise the dented area while you tug upward on the tufts. CAUTION: DO NOT LET THE IRON TOUCH THE CARPET..
  • If your carpet is burned, remove the tops of the dark, burnt fibers with curved fingernail scissors. If the burn is extensive, the carpet may require patching or replacement.
  • If a flooding occurs from a burst pipe, washing machine overflow or other leak, the carpet needs to be dried, front and back, by a professional cleaner with the proper equipment.
  • This link can provide additional tips on maintaining the beauty of your carpet http://www.carpet-rug.org.

Tips for Removing Common Stains

  • For carpet care a wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the best way to effectively remove stains. Use the attachment with the best suction and vacuum as much of the stain as possible, continuing to add water to the stain as you go. Treatment of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery. The more time that elapses before treatment, the more difficult a stain will be to remove. For the best results, useMohawk FloorCare Essentials Carpet Spot Remover and Cleaning Kit.
  • First scrape the food spill gently with a spoon or dull knife, or a Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Carpet Cleaning Key, removing as much solid material as possible. If detergent is required, use it sparingly and gently rinse the area with water while moving the vacuum wand back and forth. Use a towel to absorb all moisture.
  • If spot removal solvent is necessary use Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Spot Remover or other low residue carpet spot remover that has been approved by The Carpet and Rug Institute of America, apply several drops to a clean white cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area. If a color change occurs or color transfers to the cloth, consult a professional carpet cleaner.
  • Place towels or cloth over wet area and weight with a heavy, colorfast object to absorb moisture. Leave overnight.
  • If stains remain after cleaning, moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let stand for one hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain–free. No rinsing is necessary. Apply a pad of paper towels and weigh them down, allowing carpet to dry.
  • Some stains cannot be removed because they permanently alter the carpet’s color. These stains include acid toilet bowl cleaners, acne medication, alkaline drain cleaners, chlorinated bleaches, hair dyes, iodine, insecticides, mustard with turmeric and plant fertilizers. For these types of stains, call a professional. In order to maintain and protect your warranty coverage under the terms of these warranties, you must do the folloing: A minimum of one professional cleaning every 18 months is required.

Additional Carpet Care Tips

Beer, wine, coffee and tea

Blot and neutralize with a white vinegar solution, then work a small amount of a detergent solution into the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water). Continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is completely removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water and blot to remove excess moisture. Apply paper towels and weigh them down, allowing the spot to dry.

Blood, catsup, cheese, chocolate, cola, cough syrup, mixed drinks, soft drinks, soy sauce, starch, toothpaste, white glue

First, note that all solutions for removing blood must be cool in temperature. Blot and neutralize the spot with an ammonia solution, using a spray bottle to saturate the spot. Next, work a small amount of a detergent solution into the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water) and continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water and blot to remove excess moisture. Apply a pad of paper towels, weigh them down and allow to dry.

Mud and dirt

Allow mud to dry completely. Shatter the dried mud with the handle of a knife, then vacuum. For dirt, apply a small amount of a detergent solution to the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water) and blot with a white paper towel to work the detergent into the affected area. Continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water, and then blot to remove excess moisture.

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How To Use Texture, Colors and Accessories To Bring Emotion To Your Home

Home decor can convey many different emotions – from warmth and comfort on cold and dreary winter days to elegance and festiveness during the holiday season. The colors and materials you use set the stage; everything from the textures that appear in the accessories, the arrangement of the furniture and even how sound reverberates in a room.

It’s important to give your home new energy by occasionally redecorating one or Dark Wood Flooringmore rooms. This is the perfect time of year to hire Slater Foors and start looking at furniture and color schemes so your project is finished in time for Holiday Entertaining. Whether you’re working on the kitchen, bath or living area of your home, you might consider Porcelanosa, which offers some of the most advanced tile, kitchen and bath products that can enhance energy levels and emotions in the room you’re updating. The company has been around for more than 40 years – starting in a small village in Spain – and is always bringing avant-garde European design to homeowners and professionals around the world.

When redecorating a room to create a new emotion in your home, be sure to consider all the elements, from the floors to the ceiling, that harmoniously work together in developing the room’s ambiance. Here are some elements that can define a room’s emotion, whether you seek the look of a European industrial sleek getaway, or a rural rustic retreat.

Kadachek2* Flooring – Colors, patterns and even sheen work together to create feelings in a room through flooring. Flooring options range from stone, marble, ceramic and wood – to name a few – and all of these come in a multitude of colors and patterns. Some homeowners choose to design their floors to blend in, creating a neutral backdrop for the rest of the room’s decorations. Others design the floor to be the focal point of the space, with dramatic colors. Work with a designer to determine what style of flooring will help create the feeling you want in your room. Bigger pieces allow for smaller grout joints thus facilitating maintenance and creating an increased perception of the space.

* Walls – A warm, almost rustic ambiance permeates a room surrounded with beautiful grained wood decorating the walls. However, wooden walls also require a bit of maintenance with cleaning and refinishing, and can be easily scratched or dented. A great way to keep the beautiful look of wood with durability against dents and scratches is to use Taco Oxford or Liston Oxford ceramic tiles from Porcelanosa. These two designs emulate the grain and striation of oak wood, extending the warmth of the room for a modern or rustic base. Because they’re ceramic tile, they are durable, easy-to-clean and hypoallergenic.

Or consider bringing texture into your room by adding visible and touchable textures with dramatic raised patterns to your walls. Porcelanosa wall coverings range from refined in the Nara patterning to intense in the Suede pattern, creating beautiful sculptured finishes to walls. These interesting and unique designs can immediately transform the energy in a room as a feature wall. To learn more and explore the textures yourself, contact a Porcelanosa design consultant and get your decorating plan underway.

* Furniture Lines – Bathrooms are usually the first rooms to be upgraded and 11762_B62_rgbredecorated, because guests and homeowners alike use them so frequently. Often these rooms are small; using wall mounted vanities and furniture with clean lines can help create a larger sense of the space. Geometric patterns also impart a sense of order to a room. The Porcelanosa Ciclo series capitalizes on this concept, with wall-hanging vanities, pivoting wall shelving units and raised sinks to illustrate g

Discuss with your designer your thoughts on flooring, walls and furniture lineometric patterns highlighting excellent – but out of view – storage.es to create the perfect blend of emotions in your room’s decor. Once finished, it will be a room you’ll enjoy spending time in, and can’t wait to show off to visiting guests this holiday season.

Slater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a  family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.logo 1 jpeg

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!