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Archive for July, 2009

Choosing Carpet Colors

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Something to keep in mind when choosing a color for your carpet is that you don’t need to match it to the wall paint. Many customers come in with swatches of their wall paint or look at carpets and say “I think that’s our wall color”.  If the floor and the wall are the same color it makes a room look very rigid. You should try to use a darker or lighter shade to give some variation.

Wood Floor Maintenance Tips

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

By following a few simple rules today, you can minimize the need for repair tomorrow:

Dirt, grit and sand act like sandpaper to scratch, dent and dull hardwood floors. Place floor mats at entrances to trap dirt. Sweep, vacuum or dust mop at least weekly.

  • SWEEPING – Brooms with fine, exploded ends trap dust and grit effectively.

  • VACUUMING – Use a brush attachment. Do not a vacuum with beater bars because this can cause dents in your floor’s finish. Canister vacuums with special bare floor attachments are the surest way to get rid of all the dirt and dust.

  • DUST MOPPING– Use a dust mop with a 12-to-18-inch cotton head. Check with the flooring manufacturer if a mop treatment is to be used.

  • WATER and other standing liquids can damage a floor’s finish. Standing water can warp a finished floor. Starting at the edge and working toward the center, wipe up spills, pet accidents and other mishaps when they happen.

  • FURNITURE should be moved by lifting, not dragging. Felt contacts under furniture legs are a good idea to help prevent scratches in routine use.

  • SUNLIGHT can cause discoloration over time. Close curtains and blinds or add sheer drapes to protect a hardwood floor from intense UV rays.

  • SHOES with exposed nails (athletic cleats) and heel supports will dent any floor.(When a 125 pound woman takes a step in high heels she exerts 2,000 psi  An exposed heel nail can exert up to 8,000 psi.)

If you are looking for a good hardwood floor cleaner we carry one at both of our stores. You can buy the individual bottles or you can get a starter kit which also includes the “mop”.

Champion Floors Parade

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Champion Floors took home 2nd Place for Commercial Parade Display in the 34th Annual Schertz Jubilee!Champion Floors Parade
Click here to view more pictures from the parade.

Champion Floors Parade

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

07/04/09 – Champion Floors took home 2nd Place for Commercial Parade Display in the 34th Annual Schertz Jubilee!Champion Floors Parade
Click here to view more pictures from the parade.

34th Annual Schertz Jubilee and Parade

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

07/01/09 – Come join us out at the 34th Annual Schertz Jubilee and Parade. The Parade will be held on Saturday, July 4th at 9:30AM. We will be participating in the parade and we look forward to seeing you there.