Thursday, March 15, 2018

QC Newsletter Spring Special 2018 - Coupon

Spring Special 

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QC Newsletter March 2018 - Trivia Fun!

Trivia Fun!

1. In 1986, Apple launched a clothing line.

2. Between 1900 and 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event.

3. The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.

4. Google was originally named BackRub.

5. Before Stephen Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants, he taught marine biology.

6. Some cats are allergic to humans.

7. There are roughly 70 ingredients in the McRib.

8. The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V handbook classifies caffeine withdrawal as a       mental disorder.

9. In 19th-century Britain, opium for babies was marketed under the name "Quietness."

10. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

11. The Pledge of Allegiance was written as part of a plan to sell flags to schools.

12. The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy.

QC Newsletter March 2018 - 2018 Trending Carpet Types

2018 Trending Carpet Types

Waterproof Carpet - You guys, you guys, you guys!! Yes with 2 exclamation points because I am so excited to tell you about waterproof carpet.  I don’t know about you but those are two terms I never thought I’d see together. Of course, there has been a pretty big movement in waterproof outdoor carpet over the last decade, fully waterproof indoor broadloom carpet has been unheard of......until now.

Shaw is leading the way with their incredible new LifeGuard technology that makes these new carpets 100% waterproof. That means you can now use carpet in any room in the house. Want to get out of the shower and feel the soft, warm, soft carpet under your feet rather than hard, cold tile? Go for it! These waterproof carpets won’t soak up the water and stain or get moldy (yuck!); instead, you can easily clean up any liquids in seconds without them soaking in for the long haul.

Although Shaw is leading the pack for the time being, my hunch is that other manufacturers will jump on board and within the next decade, you’ll see waterproof carpets all over the place.

Recycled Carpet - The recycled flooring trend is hot all around this year. Carpet just happens to be at the forefront of the environmentally responsible flooring movement.  We’ve reached a time where the young homeowner demographic is comprised, primarily, of millennial's. Not to pigeonhole an entire demographic, but as a group, millennial's tend to care a lot about the brands they purchase from and how their purchases impact society, the environment and more.

It’s not enough to sell gorgeous floors at a low price. Manufacturers and retailers alike need to bring something likable and respectable to the table.

You’ve seen that Dawn commercial with the little bird and their soap, right? That is the stuff people care about these  days and with the ability to reduce our carbon footprint using recycled materials.  To not jump in headfirst would just be irresponsible because “green” or eco-friendly flooring is so big right now, almost all carpet is now being made from recycled materials, at least in part. You’ll see various types of recycled materials but one of the most innovative ideas are the Foss PET carpet tiles. These unique carpet tiles are made using recycled plastic soda bottles. Pretty neat, huh?

Manufacturers are making strides in making the carpet itself more recyclable, saving the landfills from a portion of the 3.5 billion pounds of carpet tossed each year, according to Fast Company. Mohawk is currently leading this movement but I have a hunch the other manufacturers will jump on board.

Cut and Loop Carpet -  Cut and loop is exactly what it sounds like: carpet that combines the construction of both cut and loop carpets. The cut carpets look like loops that have just been cut in half.  When you combine cuts and loops, you are able to create unique, stylish patterns and textures. You’ve probably seen this a lot in rugs. When you run your hand along the rug and you can feel the contrasting textures? That is usually cut and loop carpeting.

Patterns are super in right now across all floor types and these cut and loop patterned carpets have been going strong for several years now. While it’s not typically a whole home look, they are great for rugs and areas where you want to make more of a statement.

Frieze Carpet - Frieze is also known as “twist” carpet and it refers to carpet where each piece of the carpet is twisted many times, making it look almost curly.  You know when you sleep with your hair in a braid and then it has it’s kinda wavy the next day? That’s how frieze carpet looks.

They say trends tend to recycle themselves every 30 years or so. Remember how 5-10 years ago every clothing store looked like the ‘80s called and wanted their wardrobe back?  Well, do you remember the 1970s shag carpet? I mean, how could you forget!

Now, the 70’s called. They don’t want their shag rugs back because they were actually not very cute.
But! The new, updated frieze carpets inspired by the shag carpet texture are super cute and tremendously popular. A little time and technology go a long way and, now, carpet manufacturers have taken an outdated fad and come up with a trendy new twist. (<-- intended="" nbsp="" p="" pun="">
Carpet Tiles - A DIY dream! Carpet is notorious for being bulky, cumbersome and nearly impossible to replace. With broadloom carpet, if you damage or stain just one small area, you typically have the replace the entire thing. It is the worst.  Carpet tiles have changed all that! Gosh, we love them so much it’s hard not to sound like an infomercial. But they’re just so…mellow? Easy? Yes and yes.

One main advantage to carpet tiles is that they’re wonderful for families and pets. One spot gets damaged? No problem! Simply take out that one tile and replace it with a new one. The days of replacing your entire floor are over.

In fact, carpet tiles are the biggest carpet trend for basements, in particular. Many come with waterproof options and they are perfect for temperamental, water-prone basements.  Carpet tiles also give you the ability to install your carpet yourself, especially with peel and stick options.

Not to mention, the options for patterns and colors are endless!  You’ll see everything from checkered floors to intricate patterns and more. If you love choices, carpet tiles are for you.

For more information on carpet trends, colors and more check out this website at https://www.flooringinc.com/blog/carpet-trends/#2018_Carpet_Trends_at_a_Glance
 
                                                                                                   

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

QC Newsletter February 2018 - Leather Cleaning




Leather Cleaning

There are several types of leathers and finishes.  No two should be treated and cared for exactly the same. So, those one-type-clean-all, do-it-yourself cleaning products can actually create more harm than good.  Certified    technicians are trained to recognize and care for all types of leather. They are able to respond with custom cleaning techniques and procedures that minimize problems before they arise and return leather furnishing to a clean, sanitary state.  

QC Newsletter February 2018 - Walk Off Mats

Walk Off Mats!

This time of year walk off  mats are especially important.  Tracking in dirt, pine needles, debris, mud that gets ground into your carpet can be lessened with walk off mats!  So grab a mat and help save your carpets life!

QC Newsletter February 2018 - How to Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy All Year!

How to Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy All Year!

Why is Winter the Best Time for Cleaning?

You’re cooped up inside. The risk of colds, flu, virus and allergies are rampant. Dirt, germs, food particles, grease, dust, pet dander, asphalt, pollen, mold, dead skin cells and other debris settles down in carpets, bedding and  upholstery. Your environment may look clean but it’s very unhealthy. You have heard the hype about indoor air being more polluted then outdoor air? It’s true!

4 Ways You Can Get a Healthier Home

1. Safe powerful cleaning agents made specifically to get the best cleaning results.

2. No mold or allergen growth because your carpet dries fast.

3.  Hot water extraction is 180 degrees or higher for carpet, tile and upholstery to kill germs.

4.  Soils are extracted outside into our powerful van mounted machine so no germs get cross contaminated.

This system is designed to go way beyond most cleaners.

You will get the cleanest carpet possible with a system that leaves no residue for a healthy, clean carpet. 

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