Archive for April, 2010

When You Come to a Fork in the Flooring Road …

April 23, 2010

Decisions, decisions, decisions … what do I do?  What kind of flooring do I use in my living room and the hallway leading to it?  Do I use a nylon carpet or a polyester carpet?  Maybe I should get a laminate but, I really love hardwood floors!?!

Buying flooring today is not as easy as you think and you’ll hit that fork in the flooring road.  There are more products available in more color choices that will make your plate spin.  Take laminates for example.  It was invented in 1977, introduced into the European market in 1984 and the US market in 1994.  Compare it to red oak hardwoods, laminates are in their infancy.  Every year, the laminates improve, thanks to technology.

The flooring manufacturers have definitely benefited from modern technology.  This technology has kept the cost of flooring at an affordable level, more specifically in carpet production. For example, in 1967 the average value for carpet (not woven or tufted) was approximately $3.76 s/y or $0.42 s/f.  In 2009, the average value was $16.41 s/y or $1.82 s/f.  You might think that is a big increase.  Let’s just take another example.  In 1967, the average value for a Shelby Ford Mustang was approximately $4000.  The average value in 2009 is $68,988 (depending on where you live).  You can’t put a lid on this fact.  Flooring manufacturers are doing something right and you as a consumer are getting the benefits and value.

Value is what we have at ProSource of Pinellas County.   There several flooring products in the Showroom specifically marked  ValueSource.  ValueSource products are great products, at an extremely great value without compromise to quality and beauty.  ValueSource products is the right direction when you hit that fork in the flooring road.  For more information, please call ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at


Color Names of Carpet

April 7, 2010

As you shop for carpet, do me a favor.  Take notice of the color names.  You can really be BEDAZZLED. Who comes up with these color names?  It was once said that an carpet EXECUTIVE that likes to wear a GREY SUIT, sits in his office and does nothing but write down FABULOUS color name.  If you have purchased a carpet with an unusual name, please ENLIGHTEN us.

The Food group seems to be a popular choice for color names.  For Breakfast, you have several carpet color options.  Try a NEW PASTRY or a piece  of COFFEE CAKE with a VANILLA LATTE.  Some people like nuts like WALNUT,  DARK PECAN or TOASTED ALMOND or BROWN SUGAR and CINNAMON on their OATMEAL while drinking CRANBERRY juice or GREEN TEA.  Nothing beats CRACKER BARREL for CHOCOLATE chip pancakes with MAPLE SYRUP or a cheese QUICHE.    If you order a BISCUIT in England, it is not a morning item.  It is a BUTTER COOKIE.

Thinking of taking a JOURNEY?    Are you the adventurous type that has a lot of STRENGTH and AGILITY? You might then APPRECIATE  a trip on a JET  to TIBET or hike the APPALACHIAN.  If you get chilled from the SNOW CAP Mountains, you can leave for the warmer climates and swim in a TURQUOISE LAKE or sooth those aching muscles in a FABULOUS HOT SPRING while sipping wine from a WINE GLASS.   Since I like PHOTOGRAPHY, a visit to a NEW HARBOR in CAPE CODE or NANTUCKET would be nice in hopes of catching a SCHOONER sailing  by. Only the HOURGLASS SAND keeps time.  Ah, but I’m ONLY DREAMING.

How many of you like those old Western movies?  To get a Wagon Train moving, you’ll hear someone yell  WESTWARD HO and not an ancient INDIAN CHANT.  As the WAGON WHEEL turns on the GREAT PLAINS, you may catch a COTTON TAIL  ZIG-ZAG to get out of the way or a TUMBLEWEED skirt across the terrain.   Your SADDLE and LEATHER CHAPS are made of the finest BROWN LEATHER just east of the RIO GRANDE.  At the end of the movie, someone sings HAPPY TRAILS to you.

We hope you enjoyed this story. You don’t have to keep it a TOP SECRET. As a matter of fact, we’ll CELEBRATE the fact if you can ENLIGHTEN everyone from PEBBLE BEACH to the KEY WEST.   To see if, in fact, these carpet color names exist, DRIFT on over to ProSource of Pinellas County.  It would be JUST PEACHY keen if you do!  Maybe you’ll  get LUCKY and find a COPPER PENNY.

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