Posts Tagged ‘hardwood floors’

KNOCK KNOCK! 5 Entryway Designs You Should Open Up To

February 16, 2017

Your homes entryway is not only the first impression to your arriving guests, but also what says goodbye and welcomes you home each day.  Do you keep it minimalistic?  Will it be GRAND!?  Should you use it as a dual or multi-purpose space?  That answer is up to you based on your lifestyle needs, but we have some inspiring completed projects to get your design juices flowing.

#1  Say hello to my little workspace…

This entryway design incorporates a small workstation tucked inside a cubby big enough to get the job done yet not overpowering to the space.  The herringbone floor pattern is visually appealing and sparks interest as soon as you walk in.herringbone-home-entry1

#2 Warm and natural vibes…

A subtle way to bring the outdoors-in and create a natural feel to the space, is to include foliage like you see here.  The stone floor selection compliments the brown hues picked up from the door and ceiling generating a warm welcome.inspired-entry1

#3 Bright and contemporary

Sometimes bright and airy can give you the warm and fuzzies!  Like in this example, natural light flows through the glass door panels and reflects off the mirrored accent pieces.  The grey contemporary area rug creates a soft surface over the wood flooring.

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#4 Mosaic elegance

The beautiful dark wood double doors are a statement in themselves…but then voila! A gorgeous hand-laid mosaic pattern greets you with an impressive “hello” as you step inside.  The frosted window patterned paneling (say that three times fast) allows some natural light to seep through, but keeps with the elegant flow of the space.open-up1

#5 Trim-work makes the room work…

The exiting view of this foyer is beautifully accented by the dark wood stained trim which flows flawlessly to the craftsman style door.  The custom area rug adds a subtle pop of color over-top the wood look tile flooring.  A simple entry table and accent pieces tie in the look.fall-festival-of-homes-winner-entry1

For more inspiring projects and products, visit us online at http://www.prosourcewholesale.com/pinellascounty or visit us in the showroom and check things out in person.  ProSource of Pinellas County is located at 12397 Belcher Road, Unit 260 in Largo.

 

 

 

 

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3 Tips: Prep Your Floors For The Holidays

November 16, 2016

So your new floors were just installed just in time for all of the holiday festivities with family and friends. Now it’s time to protect the surface against heavier foot traffic, scuffs and spills.

Let’s start at the front door. Letting your guests carry the outdoors indoors can wreak nov-blog_front-door-shoe-storagehavoc on your floor.  For us Floridians, we don’t have to worry about visitors tracking in the dampness of snow.  However dirt, mud and other debris can tag along and let’s not forget about the reality of hard to scrub scuff marks on your hardwood or tile.  Create a station as they enter by providing a shoe rack or mat where shoes can be swapped out with slippers.

howe-formal-dining-room1Next, anticipate the path where your guests will travel from room to room by guarding against additional foot traffic with runners or area rugs. It’s also a good idea to safeguard against spills and food fight remnants by placing a rug under the dining table.

Lastly, if you plan on shuffling furniture to accommodate your company, place furniture pads down first to prevent denting or scratching. You may be enjoying the moment of the holidays but this quick and easy step can save you years of anguish over permanent damage.

Tis’ the season to protect your new investment by simply taking precautionary measures. You can chat with your Account Manager about custom rugs and runners for your home.  Now you can enjoy entertaining your guests as your floors stay merry and bright.

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.

Installation- What to know

June 10, 2014

Now more than ever homeowners are seeing beautiful remodels on television shows, Pinterest , Houzz and other media outlets that are propelling them to make a remodel of their own.  Shopping for wholesale flooring and cabinet materials is one part of the process while installation is another.
For instance, a lot of homeowners are drawn to rectified tiles and want the tile floors with “zero grout lines”. Most installers need a little bit of a grout line to set the tile and most homeowners, once they have spoken to a qualified installer, understand. However, it is important to note that a very thin grout line is a laborious process and will increase the installation cost for the homeowner. The installer must be sure he is working on a very level surface and must make sure he is choosing tiles at the same height. They also need to be very careful on how much grout and/or adhesive is used to achieve the look of virtually no grout lines.
Another example would be laying a hardwood floor on a diagonal. This can actually require more hardwood material than a traditional vertical installation. Homeowners should be open with their installer during their initial measurement on how exactly they want their floors laid so as to avoid extra costs and miscommunications.
Other items that could add to homeowners installation costs when working with a qualified flooring installer are:
• Removal of materials—who will take the old carpet, tile or hardwood?
• Furniture relocation & removal—moving an entire room is usually an extra cost and moving extremely heavy and difficult furniture (like pianos & breakfronts) need to be spelled out prior to installation.
• Closets—some closets are located beyond the room getting the work and through a bathroom. Be sure to notify the installer all the rooms that need product and installation.
• Transitions from room to room—the right transition pieces should be purchased prior to installation.
• Any additional materials that may be needed: tack strips & carpet pad (sold in rolls) or setting and finishing materials or moisture guards. A good installer will give you an itemized list of what materials will be needed to complete the project.

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.

There’s an App for That- Home Improvement!

April 22, 2014

Yes there are many apps that can help trade professionals to make the project easier.  Here are a few:

  • Home Interior Layout Designer- Mark On Call– This mobile application is a room planning tool that will give you ideas and guide you. Great for designers as it allows you to take pictures of your flooring choices (as well as fabric and furniture) and insert them into your floor plans.
  • MagicPlan- Need a floor plan?  Take your iPhone or your iPad and snap a picture of your room and it will measure and draw you a floor plan.  It will even mark door and window openings.
  • Handyman Calculator- This Android app will calculate materials and time spent on your project.  It is a construction calculator that allows customization to help you figure out how much of a product you will need to complete your project.
  • ColorSnap– This app is from the folks at Sherwin-Williams and is good on iOS, Android or Blackberry smartphones.  Use this app to match colors, create a new color or find inspiration when working with a client!

More and more Trade Professionals are working out of the office and in the field.  Apps like these help you work with your client wherever you need to be!

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.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

Flowers for you!

March 3, 2014

Looking for a new carpet or custom area rug?  Why not add the fresh look of printed flowers? ProSource of Pinellas has a wonderful selection of printed floral patterns from which to choose.  Whether you are traditional or contemporary these selections will add elegance and style to any room!

Perfect for a multitude of styles this light flower will add elegance and interest to any room.  Stanton carries a great variety of floral patterns that can be wall to wall carpets, custom area rugs or stair runners.

Perfect for a multitude of styles this light flower will add elegance and interest to any room. Stanton carries a great variety of floral patterns that can be wall to wall carpets, custom area rugs or stair runners.

 

Kane Carpet offers many printed pattern choices.  This one called "Inspiration" would be gorgeous in a bedroom.

Kane Carpet offers many printed pattern choices. This one called “Inspiration” would be gorgeous in a bedroom.

 

Shaw Commercial Carpet offers some very bright and durable selections which are great for high traffic areas.

Shaw Commercial Carpet offers some very bright and durable selections which are great for high traffic areas.

This exquisitely understated carpet from Milliken is both soft and durable and comes in many colors.

This exquisitely understated carpet from Milliken is both soft and durable and comes in many colors.

 

ProSource of Pinellas County has a tremendous selection of flooring including printed carpets.  Choosing carpet to make a custom area rug gives you plenty of choices on size. You can make the carpet to fit the size of a room, an area beneath a particular piece of furniture or even have multiple shapes and sizes throughout the home creating a cohesive look.

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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.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

 

Versaille Pattern

November 14, 2013

Tile flooring can be laid in many different patterns. Versaille or French is a very classic European style that is perfect in almost any size space. ProSource of Pinellas County has many varieties of the Versaille Pattern.

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Versaille or French Pattern is a style of tile installation that is popular with natural stone. It uses a set of 5 different sized square and rectangular tile in a pattern.

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The Versaille Pattern is a classic European tile setting and is used in both indoor and outdoor applications. The tile can be purchased individually but is best sold in bundles which are ideal for installation and design.

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This pattern moves your eyes across the floor creating and interesting and elegant look.

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The Versaille Pattern is perfect for just about every space small or large! You can use a traditional tumbled tile, a chiseled edge or a straight edge depending on your style choice.

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Here is an example of a more straight edge tile within the Versaille Pattern.

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A rougher edged- chiseled or tumbled.

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Colors can vary within a pattern from dark to light or shades of beige. The choice is all yours!

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.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

Put Cork On It!

July 24, 2013

Cork flooring is an excellent flooring choice for anyone but especially those concerned with renewable resources.  Cork is produced with no harm to trees and there is virtually no waste during the manufacturing process.  Cork doesn’t warp or crack and is fire and scratch resistant.  Cork is comfortable to walk on and is perfect for those of us who suffer allergies. Cork is also a natural noise reducer. 

Cork has many benefits including its durability but cork flooring is also beautiful and the variety of style and colors are amazing.  Here are a few from our ProSource of Pinellas County showroom.

This is what most traditional cork flooring looks like. The colors are rich and the natural design is unique and beautiful.

This is what most traditional cork flooring looks like. The colors are rich and the natural design is unique and beautiful.

This white finished cork is great in kitchens as it is comfortable to walk on, easy to clean & beautiful.

This white finished cork is great in kitchens as it is comfortable to walk on, easy to clean & beautiful.

This strips of cork create a different modern look.

This strips of cork create a different modern look.

Perfect for a media room, this dark stained cork will help block the sound and stay gorgeous forever.

Perfect for a media room, this dark stained cork will help block the sound and stay gorgeous forever.

Cork can come in a variety of colors and patterns but they are all beautiful and durable!

Cork can come in a variety of colors and patterns but they are all beautiful and durable!

 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, hardwood floors, 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.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

Go Wild!

June 4, 2013

Take a walk on the wild side and create your own custom area rug today at ProSource of Pinellas County! We have plenty of wild styles to choose from!

Think outside the box and get a custom made area rug! This Zebra pattern will really make a statement!  Plus it is a durable but soft carpet.

Think outside the box and get a custom made area rug! This Zebra pattern will really make a statement! Plus it is a durable but soft carpet.

This Giraffe print is also different but will go with a lot of current furniture styles.

This Giraffe print is also different but will go with a lot of current furniture styles.

 

Don't forget color! This green zebra print is playful and stylish!

Don’t forget color! This green zebra print is playful and stylish!

 

Or how about River Croc!

Or how about River Croc!

ProSource can take any carpet and make it into a custom area rug designed for you or your client! Just ask us today!

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.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.

What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

March 25, 2013

Autumn Brown EmSmEngineered hardwood floors were introduced in the 1960s but have made vast improvements over the years. Engineered hardwood floors are simply a wood veneer skin of some wood species with a series of thin wood layers glued together to make a plywood board or sandwich. They are available to consumers in a variety of wood species with dozens of textures including smooth, hand scraped, wire brushed and more. Newly manufactured hardwood floors can have the look of a charming rustic Barnwood floor or a high end contemporary style.

Engineered hardwood floors have a lot of benefits that the old solid wood flooring does not. For instance, engineered hardwood is also manufactured with a factory finish that is stronger and longer lasting than any stain applied on a solid wood floor making it longer lasting and less maintenance. Engineered hardwood floors are ready to be walked on the day they are laid down. They are also able to be installed in areas solid wood floors cannot be such as basements or directly on a concrete slab.

Engineered hardwood floors are beautiful, durable and easily and quickly installed. ProSource carries a wide variety of hardwood floors from all the top manufacturers. There is an engineered hardwood floor for every home.

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.prosourcefloors.com/pinellascounty.