Posts Tagged ‘bamboo’

What’s new at ProSource of Pinellas?

November 5, 2014

ProSource of Pinellas County is always getting new and exciting flooring and cabinet products into the showroom. Here are just a few to check out until you get a chance to head over to the Showroom!

These brick façade tiles will make an impact in any room. imagine them in a rustic kitchen.  Choose the middle and make a great man-cave reminiscent of Wrigley Field.

These brick façade tiles will make an impact in any room. imagine them in a rustic kitchen. Choose the middle and make a great man-cave reminiscent of Wrigley Field.

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These Basket Weave Mosaics are elegant and add a lot of interesting texture to a room.

These Basket Weave Mosaics are elegant and add a lot of interesting texture to a room.

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, vinyl, cork or any other types of flooring, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at http://www.prosourcewholesale.com/pinellascounty.

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Ceramic Tile vs Porcelain Tile- What’s the deal?

August 16, 2010

Ceramic tile is a mixture of clays and other natural materials. The clays are mined from the earth, shaped, colored and then fired up in kilns. Traditional ceramic tile can be naturally colored and left unglazed like terra cotta, or they can be colored or have a design which can be glazed in a glossy or matte finish. Usually ceramic tile has either a white or red body coloration underneath the glazed colored top coating.

Porcelain tiles are made of finer clays and fired at much higher temperatures than ceramic tiles. This process makes porcelain tile denser, less porous, harder and less likely to have moisture and stain absorption than ceramic tiles. Many porcelain tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses. Porcelain tiles that are not glazed will have continuous color from the top to the bottom of the tile making it more resistant from scratching.  Glazed porcelain tiles do not always have continuous color throughout the tile but their maintenance is much easier.  Glazed porcelain can be manufactured to look like stone but has the benefit of being less porous than actual stone and often a better choice for flooring.

Choosing between porcelain and ceramic tile is often a choice between which flooring product you like more.  Both come in a variety of beautiful styles and offer limitless design choices for any type of application whether it is commercial or residential.  The timeless beauty of ceramic and porcelain tiles are always a show stopper.

ProSource of Pinellas County has a wide selection of porcelain and ceramic tiles as well as hardwood, carpet, natural stone, laminate and more.  If you would like to learn more about ceramic or porcelain tiles or any type of flooring, your ProSource of Pinellas County Account Manager is ready to assist you.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this article and hoped you enjoyed it.  Please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at www.prosourcefloors.com/PinellasCounty.

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.

Domestic or Imported? The Flavor of Hardwood

June 18, 2010

Domestic or Imported?  We aren’t talking beer here but hardwood floors.  The National Wood Flooring Association lists 34 species of hardwoods used in flooring which is just a few more than Baskin & Robbins and more than enough to fit any style, taste or budget.

If you want something “home brewed” for your floors there are plenty of domestic hardwood species available to choose.  The most popular are Red & White Oak or Southern Yellow & Antique Heart Pine. These four species are readily available and have excellent durability.

Looking for something slightly more exotic? Popular imported hardwood flooring choices include Brazilian Cherry, Merbau, Cork and Bamboo.  Bamboo and Cork flooring are also known as “green” products as they are both renewable.  The availability, cost and  durability of these species have a wide range so you should talk to your ProSource of Pinellas County  team to assist you in making the right hardwood choice.

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 727-545-9935 or visit our website at www.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

Staying Neutral- Choosing the Switzerland of Carpets

May 27, 2010

Ready for some color and a fresh new look?  There is a world of color out there to choose from when redecorating your home.  Bold color choices in wall paint, furniture accessories and even flooring are the norm. But here’s an important tip: go bold with wall color and furniture but keep your floors neutral.  Whether you are choosing hardwood, bamboo, laminate, ceramic tile, natural stone or carpet stay like the Swiss and choose flooring with a more subdued color palette.

Neutral isn’t about beige anymore and it doesn’t mean boring at all.  You will be pleasantly surprised when you learn that neutral has grown into quite a selection.  Browns, grays, blues and even greens are now considered neutrals and can really showcase a beautifully brightly painted wall or a daringly colored couch.  Medium to dark browns are a perfect neutral where beige may have been.  Shades of gray or light blue can highlight a pretty blue room.  Sage green and other soft greens can also serve as a neutral to a home with green tones in walls and décor.

You can go beyond color in staying neutral in your flooring choice with patterns and textures to really improve the look of your home. Choosing your standard beige doesn’t mean uninteresting.  Carpets come in a variety of textures and patterns that can dress up any space.   Patterned carpet can do a better job of disguising dirt than a solid color and matching that pattern with the right color can improve the life of the carpet as well.  Hardwoods come in an endless variety of species and widths such as wide plank Brazilian cherry or distressed red oak.  Laminates and tile offer textures and design choices that are limitless.  You can really let your imagination go wild even while you are picking something neutral. Neutral doesn’t have to be boring!

With over 25,000 product samples to choose from, ProSource of Pinellas County will show you how exciting neutral can be.  ProSource of Pinellas County is the Trade Professional’s #1 Source for Wholesale Floors and Cabinets in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Largo area.

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, countertops or kitchen and bath cabinets, please contact ProSource of Pinellas County at 727-545-9935 or visit our website at http://www.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.