Amish Furniture

The Amish build their furniture almost exclusively of regionally available hardwoods for reasons of strength, durability, and beauty of the strong character and variability of the grains. The beauty and uniqueness of hardwood furniture grains are the most positive and coveted natural variation exhibited in hardwoods. Every single piece of Amish furniture is naturally and visibly unique and exceptionally beautiful.

Strength and durability of Amish furniture makes it long-lasting. Most who purchase this American-made solid wood furniture expect it retain its beauty and functionality into the next generation and beyond. It becomes a family “Asset”. Such expectations are realistic especially if reasonable care is taken to protect it from harsh environments.

Hardwoods react to the surrounding environment. Most hardwoods are open grained which contribute to their beauty. This can also cause solid wood furniture to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity even after protective finishes have been … Read the rest

Funky Furniture

Pieces Created as Art

One of the classic chairs found in the line of funky items is the giant molded hand. This item uses the palm as the seating area and the upward curved fingers as the backrest. Originally available only in white this item can now be found in a variety of bright colors including yellow, red and black. If feet appeal to you more than hands you can add a giant shoe chair to your rec room as a Funky Furniture piece.

The giant shoe is designed as a high heeled item with the front toe area forming the seat. This product comes covered in fabric available in solid colors and animal prints. Some models of the shoe chair have matching ottomans made in the classic round shape. This particular item is also a favorite of teen girls and allows them to express their individuality when used as … Read the rest

Choose Furniture For Small Space

  • Lightweight and Unobtrusive Furniture: When furnishing a tight space, one thing you should keep in mind is to keep the furniture pieces lightweight. You should also choose pieces that are sleek, compact, and unobtrusive. If possible, avoid buying large, bulky wooden furniture with extravagant furnishings. As a tip, purchase pieces that are low to the ground and designed with simple and straight lines. Lastly, choose pieces that let light stream through them as this will create an illusion of having more space.
  • List Essential Furniture: One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when furnishing a small space is adding a lot of small pieces to fill up every corner of the room. This results in a cluttered look, and makes the room look even smaller. Therefore, you should only select a few essential pieces. Choose what is necessary in the room and add it. For instance,
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George Nelson Bench

Coffee Table

This is probably the first thing that comes to our mind. The George Nelson Bench makes a beautiful living room center table that accommodates a couple of magazines or even a food tray. Some homeowners even use it at their patio as coffee table, which blends elegantly with the outdoor landscape of their patio. Moreover, if you want think of your office space, this popular piece of furniture can be a great substitute for your office lounge center table as well.

Office Lobby Waiting Seat

If you have a small office that can’t accommodate huge sectional sofas, this model is a great idea for lobby waiting seat especially for a short waiting period. Moreover, if you have a couple of great chairs at the lobby space, it can server the purpose of a coffee table as well.

Outdoor Garden Bench

GNB has been primarily designed as an outdoor … Read the rest

Nursery Furniture Sets

On the top of the list of nursery furniture sets is a crib. Most children sleep in cribs until they are big enough to sleep in real beds. Most kids sleep in cribs until the age of three years. While buying a crib, ensure you invest in a quality and durable item. It should be sturdy enough to last for several years. Consider the safety aspects of the cribs. The drop side cribs were commonly used in the past. However, the drop side may become detached thus making children to be held between the mattress and the side. This could lead to suffocation. To overcome this challenge, more advanced and well designed cribs have been developed. You are assured of the safety and well being of your child.

From the baby furniture stores, you could obtain cradles or bassinets for your child. Most people consider cradles to be comfortable sleeping … Read the rest

Choose Commercial Laminate

When it comes to laminate, it’s essential to choose floors with the right AC rating. AC ratings describe the type of traffic that different products can withstand.

  • AC1: These floors are ideal for light residential use in spaces such as bedrooms.
  • AC2: These floors are designed for moderate residential use in areas such as kitchens and living rooms.
  • AC3: These floors are ideal for light commercial traffic or heavy residential traffic.
  • AC4: These floors are designed for light-to-moderate commercial use and feature an extra-durable wear layer.
  • AC5: These floors are ideal for moderate-to-high traffic commercial buildings such as grocery stores and busy offices.

To ensure the longest possible product life and best installation results, we only carry laminate floors with a rating of AC3 or higher at S&G Carpet and More.

In addition to offering durability, laminate also offers flexibility in both large and small spaces. Laminate floors are available … Read the rest

Carpet Warranties

Not-so-Great Warranties

The most common types of carpet warranties are “wear” warranties. And, what “wear” means to you, the customer, may be very different from the manufacturer. “Wear” does not necessarily relate to appearance levels, so it’s best to ask your carpet retailer for an explanation about what their warranty entails. Another thing to consider is stains. Today’s carpets are far more resistant to stains than carpeting of the past, but it is still important you know what your company’s stain policy is ahead of time. So be sure to ask about that as well.

Don’t be frightened of warranties, just use common sense and ask for information.

Warranties to Consider

An appearance warranty or guarantee is one of the best offers available. Some carpet companies actually offer you a certain number of days to consider your new carpet. And, if you decide it doesn’t look right you can have … Read the rest

Buy Door Knobs

Measure Your Door

First, you should do the bore hole measurement. In other words, you should measure the diameter of the bore hole to buy the right sized unit. Make a note of the size. Next, you should measure the backset. This is the space between the edge of the door and the bore hole. Usually, the size is between 2 3/4 or 2 3/4 inches.

Find out how think your door is. Your measurement should start at the left edge and end at the right edge. Often, interior doors are around 3.5 cm thick.

Opt for a Lock and Doorknob

Opt for a lockset. Usually, locksets are divided into two primary categories: cylindrical and mortise. The later feature a rectangular body that glides into a pocket that has a similar shape. The other type feature a rotund body and tends to go into a bore hole and joins the … Read the rest

Beni Ourain Rug

Made of wool from the Atlas Mountains’ sheep, Beni Ourain rugs feature traditional and contemporary patterns in colors that contrast with the naturally white or ivory wool on the other parts of the rugs. The wool used in the various patterns was dyed with natural materials. A series of geometric shapes, such as diamonds, highlight some of the rugs. Others display a design that conveys a cultural story or event. Some of the textiles include fringe.

Often serving as focal points and artwork in interior design, the handmade rugs hang on walls and cover floors. They also are used as clothing decoration, saddle blankets, shrouds for the deceased, prayer mats and to sleep on or under. Certain Beni Ourain rugs bear symbols that identify their purpose. For example, some of the rug users believe particular symbols promote fertility or guard against evil. Likewise, some rug makers burn the sides of … Read the rest

Floor Installation

Sub-floor

The subfloor is the layer that is below our flooring and supports the floor. To make sure that it is in good condition before you install your new floor you need to check to see if there is any dipping or sagging as you walk over it. If there are any severe dips they will most like be noticeable. If you see any problems, you should either add supports underneath to prevent any more damage or replace the portions of the floor that is damaged. The smoother your sub-floor the better the new floor will look once it is done. This is especially true for tile because a floor that is uneven could result in cracks or breaks in the tile.

General floor installation tips

Although the correct methods for installing new flooring depends on the flooring you choose there are some things that you need to do for … Read the rest