Archive for July, 2010

Stone Age

July 27, 2010

With all the natural stone out there to choose from; which should you choose for your home? Natural stone flooring evokes a timeless beauty to any home.  Natural stone is a strong and organic material that makes a superb material for flooring and countertops.

Granite is extremely durable and the hardest and most dense of the natural stones.  Granite is better than any other natural stone in resisting stains and scratching.  It is an ideal choice for heavy traffic areas like kitchens or foyers.

Marble is the most elegant of the natural stones.  It used to be that only the wealthy could have marble in their homes but now marble is much more main stream.  Marble is not as hard as granite but soft enough to use with tools and endures the test of time.  Marble is easily identifiable by its luxurious swirls and veining.

Slate is highly versatile and can be used both for an exterior and interior application.  Slate gives a very natural and rustic look to any room or décor and is made of clay and shale which great to use on the back porch or patio.

Travertine is soft and porous but always projects a look of sophistication and high style.  There are four basic finishes for travertine flooring tiles: polished, honed, brushed and tumbled. Polished travertine tiles are shiny because the stone is polished until it is flat and smooth enough to catch and reflect light. Honed travertine tiles have a matte finish, being polished just enough to create a flat, smooth surface. Brushed and tumbled travertine tiles are textured.  Tumbled travertine has a rougher, textured surface and often has rounded corners for an antique look.

Natural stone will bring elegance to any room and always increases the value of your home.  Using natural stone in your home is sure to add richness and panache to your decor. Talk to your ProSource Account Manager today to find out more about natural stone flooring and see the vast selection of natural stone ProSource of Pinellas County carries.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it.  If you’d like more information on laminates, hardwoods, bamboo, carpet, tile, natural stone, or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at www.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

No Shushing Necessary at The Flooring Library!

July 6, 2010

When was the last time you visited your local library? If you can’t answer that question then you are really missing out. Sure, a lot of people think the internet has basically replaced the library. But not so.   The library has a lot to offer everyone especially these days when we are all pinching pennies and looking for something for nothing.

Obviously the library offers free book rentals but did you know they have movies, cds and sometimes more. Often they have rooms to rent for meetings and offer children’s activities like storytelling or arts and crafts. The library offers free computer and internet usage.  My local library has a scrabble night, a blue grass festival, bake sales and more.  Whenever I visit, about 2 or 3 times a month, I see people reading the newspaper, using the computers, checking out movies or cds and looking up or registering for the next event. The library is a great community hub and it is free. Well, technically free for all of us tax payers.

You know who else has great benefits like your local library?  ProSource of Pinellas County!  ProSource of Pinellas County offers 25,000 samples in hardwood, laminate, tile, carpet and cabinets to check out and work with when choosing flooring or cabinets with your clients.  ProSource of Pinellas County offers ample space to meet with your clients to help you get decisions made in an efficient manner.  Our helpful librarians-otherwise known as Account Managers, are here to assist you and your clients should you need them.  ProSource of Pinellas County offers meeting space for Trade groups.  ProSource of Pinellas County offers a free cabinet designer for you and your clients to use when planning their kitchen and bathroom cabinet projects. ProSource is a great place to network and meet other Trade Professionals especially at one of our many functions. ProSource of Pinellas County offers product knowledge demonstrations to keep our Members well-informed. We have created special programs designed to bring more money to our Members like the Member Get Member Program.

All this and wholesale pricing! Your ProSource Membership really goes a long way.  Are you taking advantage of it? ProSource is a lot more than a place to purchase Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors or custom wood cabinets and granite countertops. Give ProSource a call some time and ask how you can get the most of your Membership!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it.  If you’d like more information on laminates, hardwoods, bamboo, carpet, tile, natural stone, or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at www.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.