Tile & Hardwood Flooring
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American Cabinet & Flooring, Inc. offers one of the largest flooring selections in Denver, Colorado. We carry everything you need to make your selection, then walk you through the process step by step so you know exactly what the project will involve. Once you have selected the right material for your project our talented staff gets to work ensuring everything goes perfectly on your new floors! Don’t wait, give us a call today!
No other flooring offers the warmth, beauty, and value of wood. We have more than fifty species of wood to choose from, both domestic and exotic, spanning the spectrum of color options, hardness, and price. Wood flooring enhances the decor of any room, and provides timeless beauty that will increase in value throughout the years. In a national survey of real estate agents, ninety percent said houses with wood flooring sell faster and for higher prices then houses without wood floors.
Maintenance of Hardwood Floors
New technology in stains and finishes call for regular cleaning that takes little more than sweeping or vacuuming, with occasional use of a professional wood floor-cleaning product. Wood floors are ecologically friendly and both renewable and recyclable. And, because wood does not collect dust and other allergens, many leading health associations agree that wood floors are the perfect choice for a healthy home.
Wood floors come Factory Finished, Unfinished, Solid, Engineered, Strip, Plank, Parquet and Acrylic Impregnated, and in a rainbow of colors to fit any decor. You can achieve unique, one-of-a-kind looks with custom stains and finishes.
The appearance of the wood determines its “grade” All grades are equally strong and serviceable, but each affords you a different look. Clear wood is free of defects, though it may have minor imperfections.
- Select wood is almost clear, but contains some natural characteristics such as knots and color variations.
- Common wood (No. 1 and No. 2) has more natural characteristics such as knots and color variations than either clear or select grades, and often is chosen because of these natural features and the character they bring to a room.
- First grade wood has the best appearance, natural color variations and limited character marks.
- Second grade wood is variegated in appearance with varying sound wood characteristics of species.
- Third grade wood is rustic in appearance allowing all wood characteristics of the species.
The angle at which a board is cut determines how the finished product looks.
- Plainsawn is the most common cut. The board contains more variation than the other two cuts because grain patterns resulting form the growth rings are more obvious.
- Quartersawn produces less board feet per log than plainsawing and is therefore more expensive. Quartersawn wood twists and cups less and wears more evenly.
- Riftsawn is similar to quartersawing, but the cut is made at a slightly different angle
American Cabinet & Flooring, Inc. has its own in-house stone division specializing in travertine, porcelain, slate, ceramic, marble and granite. Walls, floors or ceilings, just give us the specifications and we will make it happen. With the entire product line available at our showroom location, come realize the potential!
Buying the right carpet for your home involves more than finding a style in the color you like. You first will need to consider your lifestyle, location, material, construction, and upkeep.
When shopping, think function first. As yourself a few questions:
What is this room used for?
How much traffic does it get?
Does the room receive a lot of sunlight?
Does the light change during the day?
Is it next to indoor or outdoor spaces?
How often am I likely to vacuum it?
Understanding a few simple basics about carpet will help you make the right choices for your lifestyle and budget.
Textured Plush — Most decoratively versatile. Textured surfaces help hide footprints and vacuum marks. Add casual beauty to any room. Preferred style for busy households. A great “whole house” carpet.
Saxony — Refined surface. Works well with traditional interiors. Ideal for living and dining rooms.
Frieze — Forms a “curly” textured surface because yarns are extremely twisted. Has an informal look. Helps minimize footprints and vacuum marks.
Plush — Has a dense luxurious feel. Shows footprints and vacuum marks easily. Best for low traffic areas and formal dining rooms.
Level Loop Pile — Here loops are the same height, creating an informal look. This style generally lasts a long time in high-traffic areas. Many of today’s popular Berber styles are level loop styles with flecks of a darker color on a lighter background. This is a good choice for contemporary to cottage furnishings.
Multi-Level Loop Pile — Or patterned loop pile: This style usually has two or three different loop heights to create pattern effects, providing durability and a more casual look.
Cut-Loop Pile — This carpet style combines cut and looped yarns. It provides a variety of surface textures, including sculptured effects of squares, chevrons, and swirls. The multicolor effects hide soil and stains.
Facts On Fiber
The type of fiber used and the way the carpet is constructed determine how well the carpet will stand up to spills, pets, and daily traffic. The better the fiber and the denser it is packed, the better the carpet will perform. Approximately 97 percent of all carpet uses synthetic fibers designed to feature style, easy maintenance, and outstanding value. We’ve listed four (4) types of carpet pile fibers.
Nylon — Nylon is the most popular and represents two-thirds of the pile fibers used in the United States. Nylon fibers are wear-resistant, resilient, and provide brilliant color. Nylon fibers withstand the weight and movement of furniture and are generally good for all traffic areas. Nylon is also a great choice for the home because it resists soils and stains.
Olefin — Olefin fibers are strong, resist wear and permanent stains, and are easily cleaned. These fibers are colorfast. Olefin is often used in both indoor and outdoor installations because of its resistance to moisture and mildew.
Polyester — Polyester is noted for luxurious, soft ‘hand’ when used in thick, cut-pile textures. It has excellent color clarity and retention, cleans easily, and is inherently stain resistant.
Wool — Noted for its luxury and performance, wool is soft, has a high bulk and is available in many colors and patterns. Generally, wool is somewhat more expensive than synthetic fibers.
Cut Pile — Still one of today’s most popular constructions, cut pile achieves its durability through the type of fiber used, the density of tufts, and the amount of twist in the yarn. Highly twisted yarn will hold its shape longer, making it a smart choice for high-traffic areas.
FLOORING “HOW TO” BUYING GUIDE
Flooring is an essential part of our home. A change in flooring can change the entire look of a room. Flooring is a critical piece in your home. In selecting flooring materials, it is essential to choose the materials that are right for you and your family. While deciding on flooring selections, you need to consider how much money you want to spend, how the floors will be used, and the type of material you want for a particular space. You can use one solid material throughout the entire home, or you could combine flooring materials to create different looks within your home. If you have high traffic areas such as an entryway or a kitchen, buying a flooring material that can withstand high traffic is essential in your selection process. Ultimately, you want to choose a material that is durable and attractive. Numerous flooring materials will be discussed here, and we will also explore other factors to consider when purchasing flooring material.
SELECT THE FLOORING THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
There are many times when we take a look at decorating magazines and see beautiful flooring displayed in various pictures. We become so enamored with the beauty of the flooring, and it is easy for us to desire a particular style of floor. The type of flooring that’s good for one home may not be the best choice in your home. Selecting a flooring material for a single person may be completely different than a material choice for a family of five with pets. It is vital to choose a material that is right for the everyday needs of your family. Determining how the flooring will be used daily is the best place to start. This type of use will affect the type of material you choose and your budget.
THE BUDGET FACTOR
The budget for flooring is contingent upon many factors. First, the size of your project is crucial in determining how much you are going to shell out at the register. If you’re planning to apply new flooring material to your entire home, it would be wise to factor in a higher budget cost. If you want to redo a specific area, such as a kitchen, the amount would be significantly less. Secondly, material choices are another factor that will impact your budget. Quite naturally, wood flooring would be much higher than a ceramic material. The budget will be established at the beginning of the project. Once you set your budget, stick to it. Consulting a contractor to help with your decision, may be helpful.
HOW WILL YOUR FLOORS BE USED?
If you live in a home with a husband, wife, two kids, and a dog, you would consider a material made for high traffic. When selecting a flooring material, you have to determine how you’re going to use space. Will this be a high traffic area, or will you be applying the flooring in an area that is used for certain occasions? For example, if you are applying flooring in a high-traffic area, it may be best to select a material such as laminate flooring. Wood flooring is the most common and popular flooring choice for our homes, but it is also the most expensive and not suitable for high traffic areas. Even though solid wood flooring can be stripped and stained, the initial cost may be more than what you are willing to pay. Tile and ceramic flooring are durable and long-lasting materials that are great for high traffic areas. This durability could be a consideration when making your flooring selection. Determining how your floors will be used is an essential factor that will affect your material selection.
THE DIFFERENT FLOORING MATERIALS
As mentioned before, wood flooring is one of the most popular and the most expensive choices for flooring. This flooring material comes in different variations, from solid wood flooring to engineered wood, hardwood floors remain a popular choice. This flooring type looks great in any style of home and is long-lasting and durable. It can be refinished and stained to extend the longevity of this material. Excessive exposure to moisture will cause this type of flooring to warp. In such cases, you would have to spend money to replace the carpet.
This type of flooring is a flexible material that comes in different colors and shapes and can go with any kind of decor. These floors are durable and resistant to scratches and stains. This type of material can be cold to the touch, but it’s still among the more popular flooring choices. To warm up any tile floor, an area rug can be placed in a particular area or room. Overall, this type of flooring is durable and, in comparison to wood flooring, can be far less expensive
Laminate flooring has the look of engineered wood. Since laminate is more flexible than wood flooring, it is easy to apply over an existing floor. This could save money in your budget since you wouldn’t have to remove old flooring to use new flooring. Not only can this type of flooring look like a wood material, but it can also mimic the look of stone floors for a much smaller cost. One of the downsides to laminate flooring is when it wears out, and you’re not able to sand and stain it like wood flooring. With this type of flooring, you can get the look and feel of natural material for a fraction of the cost.
Vinyl flooring is much less expensive than the other two types of flooring mentioned prior. While it is a sturdy and durable material that can withstand moisture and heavy traffic, it can give the appearance of fake flooring. If you are a budget-conscious person, vinyl flooring may be a better choice.
Carpeting is most prevalent in living rooms and bedrooms. It is made of different textures, colors, and materials. It is often purchased in conjunction with the padding to provide additional softness and extend the life of the material. It is soft to the touch and feels good when you walk on it with no shoes. This type of flooring requires regular cleaning, such as vacuuming, and is vulnerable to heavy stains. It is a breeding ground for allergens and pollutants and, therefore, may not be a wise choice for someone who has severe allergies. This type of flooring is not recommended for rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens.
OTHER FLOORING MATERIAL.
Other flooring materials include concrete flooring, cork flooring, or laminate flooring. All of these flooring choices are made of different materials and come in various price ranges. When deciding to install new floors or replace existing floors, it is essential to understand the type of flooring material that is best for you and your family.
Deciding to replace the flooring in your house is one that should be made carefully. Regardless of why you are choosing to purchase flooring, it is essential to assess your needs in comparison to your budget. Determining the factors that affect your budget is also wise. Factors such as the size of the project and your material selection will ultimately determine how much money you would pay for this project. The way space is also used as a significant factor when making this decision. Flooring can add an element of warmth to any home; therefore, you must make the right decision when purchasing your flooring.