Persian And Oriental Rug Sourcing

Persian and Oriental rugs are unique, no two are alike, even if several are created using the one design map, or ‘cartoon’ as it is known in the rug world. There is a myth going back the ages that weavers intentionally place mistakes in their masterpieces out of respect for God; as there is only one supreme being and only God can achieve perfection. Whether or not this is true or a charming excuse for any errors in a rug is debatable, but when tying hundreds of thousands or millions of knots at brisk pace small mistakes are bound to be made, meaning even if a rug is to be produced 10 times each will have slight variations from mistakes, to dye density, to wool quality. That being said, it is almost always possible to find a similar rug which will suit your tastes and requirements.

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing

The main tool you will need is a sander but make sure that it is one that you can easily handle. Some people like to use an orbital sander, which is small enough to be hand-held and operates by a cord or battery pack. If you are unsure which to get talk to someone in the home improvement store for their advice. You will also need a shop vacuum cleaner, sandpaper, broom, and hammer. You will also need a stain for the floor and rollers or brushes to apply it along with a sealant. The sealant can be applied with a roller. To avoid inhaling in the dust from the sanding and the fumes from the stain and sealant you should use a face mask.

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Sliding vs Swing Gates

Cost

A swing garage door is usually less costly than a sliding entryway. Despite the fact that they can be about the same size and made of the same kind of material, it’s the mounting that can change the expense the most. For sliding carport entryways, you require a track and rollers, while swinging doors just need pivots.

Maintenance

A swing door is the most support free kind of entryway, particularly in the event that it’s a manual door. At that point, there’s no engine or hardware to stress over. A sliding door, notwithstanding, requires a track that is spotless. In the event that any sort of flotsam and jetsam like sand or leaves gets on the track, it can prevent the doors from sliding smoothly and even wreck them. Brushes can be used to clear the track every time the doors open, solving this issue.

Space

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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

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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.

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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.

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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