Monday, September 21, 2009

Know Your Carpet

Today's carpets are available in a wide range of fiber types, textures, patterns, weights, densities and backings. Therefore, before you make your carpet purchase we recommend that you discuss your carpet needs and expectations with us prior to making your carpet choice. In particular, it is very important that you know the performance characteristics of each carpet construction and each fiber, including their own inherent stain resistance properties and/or the stain resistance properties of additional after-treatments that are added to help protect your carpet against stains and soils.


Carpet provides actual thermal resistance, or R-value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling.


You can choose from many thousands of carpet styles and colors. That means your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger bolder patterns and textures.

Softens Slips & Falls

Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals.

Reduces Noise

Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers and modern sound systems make our homes noisy places. Carpet helps absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to rooms below. And carpet on stairs helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.

Wears Well

Carpet will maintain its life and beauty for many years when properly cleaned and maintained. Learn to keep your carpet looking great over time by following these simple steps:

  • Preventative Maintenance - Protect your investment before problems occur.
  • Vacuuming - keep carpet clean through regular vacuuming, the single most effective way to keep carpets clean.
  • Professional Cleaning - have carpets cleaned professionally, a periodic must.
  • Spot and Stain Removal - Remember to use CRI Seal of Approval products.

Cleans Air

Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved indoor air quality, it does have a very positive effect. Gravity causes common household particles, such as dust, pollen and pet and insect dander, to fall to the floor. Carpet fibers trap the particles, reducing their continued circulation in the air. Proper cleaning with CRI-approved vacuums effectively removes dust and allergens from the carpet, locks them in the machine and helps keep them out of the air we breathe.

A misperception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. But much of today's carpet is made from harmless materials found in clothing and other everyday fabrics, such as polyester, nylon and olefin fibers, which don't trouble most people.

Visit Good Brothers Flooring Plus for all your carpet needs!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vinyl Floors Still A Good Choice!

Long a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom floors, vinyl has been locked in a long fight to fend off the intrusion of ceramic tile and hardwood into it's territory.
Vinyl does have technology on it's side to help in the battle, and this is an important point in any review of vinyl floor care. Vinyl or resilient flooring has been pushed along on a path of rapid and continual improvement. So much so, the quality of these floors available to you on the market only 10 years ago does not compare to what the industry leaders are producing today.
There has been major upgrading of surface durability and resistance to staining. The main attractions of vinyl remain the same. Vinyl or resilient flooring is an inexpensive floor covering. It's cushioned core makes it more comfortable for your feet and legs, and that same cushioning provides an insulating value that keeps your floor surface warmer to the touch.
If you think about it, these attractions also contribute most to the major detractions! Visit our showroom, we have a large selection of samples!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hardwood Floor Advancements

Elegance & Beauty

Hardwood flooring adds elegance and beauty to your home as well as the glow, warmth, and natural look that only wood gives to any room. Hardwood flooring experienced a boom in the decade of 50's and 60's. This kind of surface is still very popular due to their durability and insulation properties.

In the real beginning of hardwood flooring installations, there wasn't any problem for making and installing it onto houses, however some homeowners realized that wood surfaces were not easy-to-care.

The problem came during cleaning and waxing tasks. The norm was to get down on one's hands and knees to clean, wax and polish the floors. That norm didn't like too much to homeowners who couldn't afford a housecleaner, therefore only rich people were able to afford wood floors.

New Technologies

Today's advancements in hardwood flooring let homeowners add hardwood flooring in almost any area in the home. These great forward movements on hardwood such as advancements in finish technologies and superior construction techniques manufacturers of hardwood floors are able to produce tougher finishes and more stable products.

This means quality engineered hardwood floors can go in almost any room in the home and over a wide variety of sub-floors, including dry, fully-cured concrete slabs.

Everyone knows that beauty's in the eye of the beholder. That's why some companies offer you a wide range of elegant floors, all with a natural look and feel. Hardwood floors allow you to design your home exactly as you want; dark or light, broad or narrow planks, it's all up to you. Hardwood floors have the warranty for a lifetime; choose hardwood flooring for your home!