The Heritage Wood collection by Arko mimics the warmth and authentic characteristic of natural wood look planks while providing the durability and maintanence upkeep of porcelain tile. Offered in three gorgeous colors – Honey, Cherry, and Walnut, the 6×24 tile planks posess textured characteristics to give the effect of a real wood floor. The edges of this product are also rectified for the use of a minimal grout line with razor sharp finish. On sale now for $2.99 sq ft with nationwide shipping. Call Broadway Floors for more information on this beautiful tile.
Cork floors are becoming increasingly popular these days. There are many different types of cork in a variety of formats. The usual choice is the square glue down tiles. These come in 4.8 mm or the commercial 8mm, which is 1/2″ thick. APC Cork is the leading manufacturer in the cork market. APC Cork also offers 1×3 floating floors that are a much better choice when dealing with unlevel subsurfaces. These type of floors will disguise any unlevel areas that are present. Also, according to Broadway Floors, another benefit of cork is it’s natural insect repellent qualities. This type of floor is also a green product which is manufactured from the bark of cork trees. Floating cork is also a good choice for individuals with back problems. Any further questions on this product, please call Broadway Floors at 866-257-5207.
Craigslist has become quite popular with deals and hard to beat bargains. Most people selling on Craigslist are honest hard working people that are just tring to make some extra cash. Laminate floors is a very popular item that is being peddled on Craigslist. You can save a great deal of money if you find the right seller. Sow how do i know what companies to trust? Here are some warning signs that will help you avoid being scammed.
1. Seller insists on coming to your house to show you his products. He says he has a store, but keeps insisting he come to you. This is a scammer. He has no store!
2. He comes to your house with unusually low prices and pressures you to give him a cash or check deposit. Beware, this is a scammer.
Always verify a company by visiting the actual store. Shop with companies that maintain their own inventory. “Pay now, pick up now” is good to remember when shopping for floors. You can minimize your chances of getting scammed by following this advice here.
Everyones worst nightmare is to make a large deposit towards a new floor only to find out you have been scammed. This is a rare occurance but believe me, it happens. There was recently (2 weeks ago), a flooring company that was on the verge of closing. They took deposits from several customers, knowing that the store was on the verge of going under. Instead of refunding the customers deposit for these pending orders, the owner decided to pocket the money. It is sad, that people like this really exist. That is just one example of how a consumer can get scammed. So how can i minimize my chance of getting scammed? The answer is PAY YOUR DEPOSIT WITH A CREDIT CARD! If a dealer decides to run with your money, your credit card company will refund the funds and go after the merchant. If you pay with cash or check, it will be almost imposssible to get your money back. Also, try to shop with companies that have “in stock” items, so you can pick up your materials the same day.
There are many different sizes and thicknesses when shopping for laminate floors. The most common quality grade laminate is the 12mm. These types of floors have a higher structural integrity than that of a 8mm or lower. A new trend, according to Broadway Floors, is 15mm laminates. These are particularly popular with commercial applications because of overall thickness and the AC4 rated paper that is on the surface of the laminate. All laminate floors have different quality papers that are used on the surface. The visual part of the laminate is nothing but a medium to high quality picture. The more expensive laminates use a very high grade photo image. These types of laminates cost more because of the expensive machines that are used to manufacturer this type of product. Most 15mm laminates use this high quality photo images.
You may find that most internet flooring companies may not offer a money back policy. Once you order a product from any of the various websites, you will be pretty much stuck with the product that you purchased. There are very few flooring sites that will offer “No questions asked” return policy. At Broadway Floors, a division of Bid4floors.com, the return policy is a 100% hassle free minus any shipping charges on any order. Consumers feel more at ease when making a purchase, especially when it is a large ticket amount. Always insist on a hassle free return policy of any potential site you may elect to do business with.
Ahh yes, wood look tiles. It seems like everyone today seems to know about wood lookalike tiles. It seems that this type of flooring has gotten the attention of the masses in the last 5 years. This is due partly because of the fast pace lifestyles most of us seem to live. No longer do we have time for floor covering that requires daily or weekly maintenance like that of a real hardwood floor. Synthetic wood floors will out perform and outlast any natural composite wood floor. A good example of a high quality, durable wood tile is Interceramic Timberlands. This comes in a 6×24 format with a non slip finish, which makes it a perfect candidate for commercial applications. Being that it is porcelain also contributes to its scratch resistance. According to Broadway Floors, the trend of wood look tiles is not one that is going away overnight. It is expected to become even more popular as time goes by. It is also appreciated by conservationists because it is not affecting tree population.
Manufactured bamboo floor covering is usually found in North American markets ,and has a high level of manufacturing processing methods behind it. It is produced by slicing the the trunks into smaller pieces. They are then cut vertically and then into smaller pieces. The outside surfaced is then removed. They then soak the bamboo in chemicals to remove any trace of starch. The last step is to dry out the cut sections.There are several color, but most common are natural and carbonized. To create a darker surface color, bamboo is heated is a controlled device. According to Broadway-floors.com, the difference between the natural and carbonized is the hardness. The lighter color bamboo will always be harder. This type of flooring is a good choice, if you are allergic to resins and chemicals used in typical wood floors. Bamboo requires very small amounts of resins to finish off product. They are then pressed into flat panels. The panels are then heat pressed to mature the glue that holds it together. The boards will then be sanded and finished to a required finish.
There are many size format tiles being produced today. According to Broadway Floors, some of the most common sizes are 12×12, 18×18, 20×20 and 24×24. These are just a few sizes that are mainstream in the flooring market. Customers regularly ask us what size is the best for their specific need. The answer is always different with each and every situation. Smaller tiles tend to look better in smaller areas. The use of a small tile in a large room will actually look horrible compared to using a 20×20. Larger tiles will most definatley look better in a larger room due to the fact that grout lines will be at a minimum due to tile size. The use of a 24×24 tile should be used only in very large homes with oversized living areas. Interceramic Dolomite 24×24 is a popular choice for these size tiles. Another issue to consider with larger tiles is substrate condition. Larger tile require a very level foundation. Smaller tiles will mold to the contour of you floor naturally.
The search for new flooring may be a little confusing at times. Where do i turn to if i am interested in replacing my floors? Local retail store or internet website? Many consumers turn to the power of the internet when they elect to make that purchase. In fact, many websites even offer free shipping, to entice the consumer with their products. There is nothing wrong with buying floors online, especially in these hard economic times we are dealing with. The internet has allowed the consumer more options and lower prices. You may have been told by your local retail store that online companies are risky business, because they sell 2nd quality products. This scare tactic has been adopted by the majority of local stores in your hometown. The fact of the matter is that you’re local store doesn’t want you to buy a product that isn’t out of their own store. Your local store may charge $5.00 sq ft for the same product online for $3.50. Why is this? Internet companies make money on volume. Local stores make money on uneducated shoppers and (or) consumers that do not have time to look around for the best deal. Online companies have took a major toll on the smaller “mom and pops” stores across the United States. According to Broadway Floors, any major online company only sell 1st quality products. In fact, most products come from the same factory that your local store is purchasing from.