Articles in Category: L & S Carpet Blog

Going Green with Eco-friendly Area Rugs

Written by Deej Walit on Wednesday, 12 September 2012.

Going Green with Eco-friendly Area Rugs
Many homeowners are now aware that their home improvement decisions affect their health and the environment. For one, many of you now prefer compact fluorescent lights or CFLs over incandescent bulbs. The littlest of things make a huge difference when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment, even your choice in area rugs also counts.

Design Ideas for Home Offices

Written by Deej Walit on Thursday, 06 September 2012.

Design Ideas for Home Offices
Like probably most homeowners, the idea of having your very own office at home is very much appealing. Why not? There will be times when working at home is inevitable, especially if you’re a working parent. You still have to check your e-mails, go through reports, or make certain calls. And if you’re working at home, you want your home office conducive to such tasks.

Removing Molds and Mildew on Your Floor Easily

on Wednesday, 29 August 2012.

Removing Molds and Mildew on Your Floor Easily
Mildew and molds are just some of the unwanted matter than can be accumulated in your floorings and cupboards. These love to grow in damp areas. It emits a foul odor when neglected for a long time. Removing molds and mildew in your floor will not only provide you with a clean house but also protect your family from getting sick. Molds and mildew can cause various diseases such as:

Easy Ways on How to Remove Carpet Stains

on Wednesday, 29 August 2012.

Easy Ways on How to Remove Carpet Stains
Oh no! Your 2-year-old daughter has made your carpet her coloring piece again! In every household, accidental spills may occur. Cleaning up these stains immediately is the very first thing that you need to remember because once it is absorbed, the more difficulty you will encounter in removing the stain.

Choosing the Best Kind of Area Rugs

on Wednesday, 29 August 2012.

Choosing the Best Kind of Area Rugs
It is quite tricky to choose the right area rug for your room. Many people are in need of these kinds of special rugs when they are not fond of using carpets. Area rugs can be used as an alternative to heavy-duty carpets. With the modern world that we are now living in, rugs can now be used as interesting accents for the home. What’s more, if the rug is of extraordinary quality the interior décor of a home can even revolve around it.

Removing Grout Haze and Gritty Film from Ceramic Tiles

on Thursday, 26 July 2012.

Removing Grout Haze and Gritty Film from Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles are some of the most versatile floorings around. They are perhaps also the most decorative. However, things like grout haze and gritty films mar ceramic tile floors’ appearance and take away from its beauty. Keep your ceramic tile floors looking lovely by constantly keeping it grout haze- and gritty film-free.

How to Maintain the Beauty of Your Area Rug

on Sunday, 22 July 2012.

How to Maintain the Beauty of Your Area Rug
Area rugs add character to a room and bring together its furniture and color scheme. They also protect your flooring, especially hardwoods and laminates, from getting scratched and gouged. And, unlike carpets, area rugs can be easily removed to be washed and repaired. That said, here is how to keep your area rug looking beautiful.

Ceramic Tile Care and Maintenance

on Friday, 13 July 2012.

Ceramic Tile Care and Maintenance
Ceramic tiles are some of the most versatile types of flooring available. They can be used for the bathroom, the kitchen, even outdoors. Ceramic tiles are also very easy to maintain. Sometimes all it needs is a good wipe down and it is as good as new. But, if left uncared for, ceramic tiles lose their beauty due to the buildup of dirt and grime.

It is important to properly care and maintain your ceramic tile flooring in order to keep it looking new and in good condition. Here is how to properly care for and maintain ceramic tile flooring.

Choosing the Right Size Area Rug

on Sunday, 08 July 2012.

Choosing the Right Size Area Rug
When it comes to decorating, an area rug can help infuse some character into a room. Area rugs could help make a room look cozy and home-y. It could also make a room look high end and elegant. Whatever look you are trying to come up with for your room, the right area rug can make all the difference.

Cleaning Your Carpet the “Green” Way

on Thursday, 05 July 2012.

Cleaning Your Carpet the “Green” Way
A house looks lovelier with a carpet. Most people say that they love the cozy feeling that they get while standing on a soft and clean carpet. But everything has its down-side—carpets do not stay clean and sometimes, it is hard to keep them looking elegant.

SPF Carpet for Sunny Locations

on Sunday, 01 July 2012.

SPF Carpet for Sunny Locations
Do you live in a city where it’s sunny all year round, like say, Los Angeles? If you do, then you might want to consider getting an SPF carpet for your home. Yes, you read that correctly. SPF.

You are probably thinking that SPF, which means sun protection factor, is a term that is only used in relation to sun block lotions and creams. Well, it turns out SPF does not just apply to the stuff that protects our skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays.

SPF also stands for sun protected fiber which is all the rage now with regards to carpets. Don’t believe me? Ask your Los Angeles carpet store salesperson. As we know sunlight has a bleaching effect on fabric materials. SPF helps keep certain types of carpet from fading due to sunlight.

Vinyl Flooring Repair: Solutions to Small and Moderate Damages

on Monday, 26 March 2012.

Vinyl Flooring Repair: Solutions to Small and Moderate Damages
Let’s not go into detail about why you love your vinyl flooring. There could be a lot of reasons, which we don’t doubt are shared by a lot of homeowners in the US. Instead, let’s focus on how you can fix your damaged vinyl flooring . . . you know, those small nicks and spots that keep your floors from looking immaculate. With any luck, you won’t have to call the repair guy (or gal) to your home anytime soon. Just follow the tips and tricks below to restore the condition of your vinyl flooring and have it look like you’ve just had it installed.

Things to Remember Before You Visit a Los Angeles Carpet Store

Written by Francis Lucas on Friday, 16 March 2012.

Things to Remember Before You Visit a Los Angeles Carpet Store

Adorning your floor with a beautiful carpet is one of the best investments that you can make for your home. If you are looking to purchase your first carpet or trying to find a replacement for an old one, you want to make sure that you get the most bang for your dollar. When you walk into a Los Angeles carpet store, you will be welcomed by many different types of carpet, from berber to frieze to Saxony and velvet.

Is Los Angeles Wood Flooring the Right Choice for Your Home?

Written by Mel Rodriguez on Monday, 27 February 2012.

Is Los Angeles Wood Flooring the Right Choice for Your Home?

You know how no two snowflakes are the same? Well, to an extent, the same can be said of Los Angeles wood flooring. According to experts, real wood flooring is as special and as unique as every individual tree that it comes from. This may be why homes with wood flooring usually sell for higher prices than those that use other floor types. There’s also the fact that hardwood is very durable, lasting longer than carpet or linoleum, and is not as prone to collecting dust and harmful allergens unlike other flooring options. Now, if you are unsure as to whether Los Angeles wood flooring is the right choice for your home, here are some advantages and disadvantages associated with hardwood floors that you ought to consider.