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Archive for the ‘Carpet’ Category

Floors to Help Sell Your Home

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Will new floors help sell your home? To be short – yes. Whether you are looking for a quick fix or to wanting to add value, new floors are an easy fix when putting your home on the market.

When deciding on what type of floors to put in your home, it’s always helpful to know what buyers are searching for. Trends are constantly changing, but it should come as no surprise the biggest preference in floors is hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors not only look beautiful but they also add value. Even laying hardwood floors in just the living room can help attract potential buyers.

Carpet is a great option for bedrooms.  According to Mass Real Estate News, “homeowners are split” on carpet in bedrooms, “slightly more than half prefer hardwood for the bedrooms and 44% prefer carpet”. Even if you have carpet in your bedrooms already, it’s a great idea to look into replacing it because “virtually all home buyers will NOT keep the carpet you have in your bedrooms”.  If nothing else, have your carpet professional cleaned; leaving dirty carpet in place can deter a sale.

Overall remember that new floors will spark interest for potential buyers and in most cases help sale your home. If you’re looking to sell your home and need a quote for new floors, visit us in Schertz or Universal City.

2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year is Marsala. This color was the top choice according to Pantone because “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in
to its embracing warmth”.

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

In honor of Marsala, today we are showing you three of our favorite Marsala-colored carpets! If you think that Marsala is too bold for an entire room of carpet, consider getting an area rug or doing a neutral hardwood floor and painting the walls Marsala.

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To check out all of carpet or to schedule a free measurement or estimate, visit Champion Floors in Schertz or Universal City!

National Cookie Day Carpet

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

It’s National Cookie Day! To celebrate what we think should be a federal holiday (we LOVE cookies), we are showing you three of our favorite cookie colored carpets.

The first carpet we have for you today is by Mohawk. This carpet is called Front Runner and the color is appropriately named “Sugar Cookie”. Front Runner carpet features SmartStrand which is a permanent built-in lifetime stain and soil resistance that will never wash off, walk off, or wear off. SmartStrand is resistant to bleach, mustard, and hard-to-clean stains like red wine and juice.

Mohawk Carpet- Front Runner: Sugar Cookie

Mohawk Carpet- Front Runner: Sugar Cookie

The next cookie colored carpet we have to show you from is from Tuftex. The carpet is called Casual Chic and we are featuring the color “Fortune Cookie”. Tuftex, Shaw Floors premier brand, is a California carpet manufacturer known for its innovative color, design, quality and care for the environment. Shaw created Tuftex  for people who want high quality without compromising durability and style.

Shaw Tuftex- Casual Chic: Fortune Cookie

Shaw Tuftex- Casual Chic: Fortune Cookie

The last carpet we have for you is also from Mohawk and called Neapolitan in the color “Cookie Dough”. This line of carpet features EverStrand BCF which is designed to be softer, cleaner, and longer-lasting and is made in part from recycled bottles.

Shaw Carpet- Neapolitan: Cookie Dough

Shaw Carpet- Neapolitan: Cookie Dough

While the play on words is fun, we aren’t joking when we tell you how wonderful these products are! To check out all of our carpet products visit Champion Floors in Schertz or Universal City.

From Unsightly Shag to Fabulous Frieze!

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Yesterday we took you back to the trends of the seventies with bold linoleum floors and shag carpet. Today we are going to show you how those types of floors are still relevant today (believe it or not!).

Frieze carpet is the modern-day shag carpet and is quickly rising in popularity. Frieze is durable and the unique shaggy look of the carpet actually contributes to its durability. You might not know that the strongest part of a strand of carpet is the side of the strand. When a fiber is standing straight up (like on most carpet you see) the impact of foot traffic occurs directly on top; when you have a frieze this impact occurs on the side which helps the carpet withstand wear. If you aren’t ready to commit to an entire room of frieze carpet a great alternative is a frieze area rug.

One of our favorite friezes is from the Tuftex Collection by Shaw

Another floor we looked at yesterday was linoleum floor made from vinyl. Let me tell you, vinyl has come a longggg way. One of the best products on the market is luxury vinyl tile such as Alterna Tile by Armstrong. In the seventies vinyl v was loud and colorful, these days vinyl is made to look exactly like tile or hardwood. It really is incredible! Luxury vinyl tile is softer than ceramic tile, stands up to pets and spills, and is made to last. Luxury vinyl tile won’t be damaged by water or moisture, which makes it a perfect choice for a kitchen or bathroom.

One great option in luxury vinyl tile is Alterna by Armstrong Cuarzo in Pearl Gray

Vinyl and shag have changed so much in the past 40 years and we are loving these new trends! Visit our Champion Floors locations in Schertz or Universal City to see these and other great products.

1970s Flooring #ThrowbackThursday

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Today we are going to take a trip back, back, back into time. Imagine 8-Track tape players and bell bottoms, pet rocks and Trans Ams…

That’s right, for today’s #ThrowbackThursday we are going to remember the flooring trends of the 1970s.

There are two notable types of floors from the seventies: linoleum and shag carpet.

Shag carpet was a one of the most popular floors to have in the 1970s. From living rooms and bedrooms, to bathrooms and the occasional van, shag carpet was all the rage. Surprisingly enough, technology actually played a huge role in the flooring trends of the seventies.  The transition from black and white television to color television allowed people to see colorful carpet (for the first time) in TV homes like The Brady Bunch. Wanting to fall in line with the trends they were seeing on TV, consumers jumped at the idea of loud patters and crazy colors in their homes. Also, technology allowed shag carpet to transition from being 100% polyester to 100% nylon which was much more aesthetically pleasing.

Another “must have floor” for kitchens, bathrooms, and even family rooms in the seventies was linoleum made with vinyl. No-wax floors available in loud patterns were a popular choice among the consumers of the seventies. Popular linoleum color choices were anything from earth tones (browns, greens, and golds) to bright yellows, reds, and blues.

While flooring from the 1970s might seem extremely outdated (let’s be honest, some of the colors are pretty hideous), vinyl floors and shag carpeting are actually still popular choices. “How can that be?”, you might ask. Well stay tuned because tomorrow we will explore how these styles are still fashionable today!

National Coffee Day “Recipe”

Monday, September 29th, 2014

It’s National Coffee Day!

To ease your craving today we have decided to give you our favorite “recipe” for a cup of coffee and a fashionable home.

To start you need coffee. We love “Coffee Brown” a White Oak Hardwood floor from L&M. Dark wood floors have become a new trend in the flooring industry, they really add a modern, high-class twist to any home design.

Next you need some sugar. Dark floors aren’t only trending with hard surfaces but in carpet too. This carpet is Soft Whisper III in “Brown Sugar” by Mohawk. While the dark color can hide spills and messes you won’t have to worry too much because this carpet contains a Scotchgard™ Protector with Advanced Repel Technology which provides repellency to liquids.

Finally you have to add the cream. One of our favorite creamy floors is an Alterna Tile by Armstrong called Durango- Cream. This floor is not only gorgeous but also extremely durable. While it gives you the look of ceramic tile, Alterna is a softer and warmer flooring choice.

Visit our Champion Floors locations in Schertz or Universal City to see these and other great products!