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What is “flat and smooth”?


Two of the most common words we use when describing an upcoming flooring job are "flat and smooth".  But what exactly does "flat and smooth" mean? The foremost rule of thumb when it comes to installed flooring is that whatever you start with is what you finish with - and that goes double for your subfloor prep work!  Whenever it's time to install a new floor into a space, the subfloor (that is, the unfinished flooring substrate...

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What makes a floor “commercial”?


Commercial floors come in a bewildering variety of floorcovering types and styles - carpets, resilients, and specialty hard surfaces all offer selections that are suitable for commercial applications.  Many of the visitors we receive on our website have come here searching for "commercial floors" - but what exactly makes a floor "commercial"?  The answer to that question varies with each available type of commercial floor. Commercial-grade carpet differs from residential carpet in several factors.  The first is...

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Posted October 15, 2014 in Flooring, Carpets, Concrete|0 Comments

New! Lease-to-own your mats!


We're very excited to present a new option for our matting customers:  lease-to-own!  We've partnered with a national financial services company to offer our clients a new, more flexible way to enjoy the benefits of Grizzly FX and Kermode premium entrance matting. Benefits of Leasing: Leasing Protects Your Cash Flow: With leasing, you can spread out the acquisition cost of your entrance matting and flooring over its working lifespan, freeing up valuable capital to manage your business.  100% Financing: In...

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Acrovyn Wall Protection and Corner Guards


One of the most common issues commercial and institutional clients approach us with is the need for wall and corner protection. In areas where durability against impact damage is needed – whether from hospital beds, unruly shopping carts or anything in between –Acrovyn products by C/S Construction Specialties are the best way to prevent damage to your building’s walls and wall edges. Protect Your Space, Preserve Your Good Looks Protecting your space against impact damage doesn’t mean you...

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Posted November 4, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

Trade Show Exhibition: Don’t Forget the Flooring!


Prospect or Passer-by? Winning new “fans” of your business or products when exhibiting at a trade show takes planning. Show organizers create the opportunity and the environment, but it’s up to each exhibitor to get creative and develop a noticeable presence on the floor. Even if your purpose for exhibiting is to recruit new staff, or to network within your industry, a strong brand presence and eye-catching display will always leave a lasting first impression. With a comprehensive...

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Posted October 17, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

Solution Dyed Nylon Carpets


In spaces where it seems like only a hard-surface flooring solution makes sense – whether due to high traffic, frequent soiling and spills, or constant sunlight exposure – don’t count out carpet just yet.  Solution dyed nylon carpets can match many of the resilient properties of hard surface flooring, with all of the advantages of carpet: low maintenance costs, improved sound dampening, high levels of comfort and safety and, of course, good looks! Solution dyeing: the carrot...

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Posted August 7, 2013 in Carpets|0 Comments

Broadloom Vs. Carpet Tiles in Commercial Applications


Broadloom carpet, as the name implies, is woven on a very wide loom. Most commonly shipped and installed in 12-foot wide large rolls, this type of carpet is still the most commonly used for wall-to-wall carpeting in both commercial and residential applications. Carpet tiles - also known as modular carpet or carpet squares- are exactly that: square, modular tiles of carpeting, with an integrated backing material and base. Carpet tiles have become increasingly popular in high-traffic commercial...

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Posted June 28, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments