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Angie’s List Super Service Award winners for 2010 – Alexandria Carpet One Floor & Home

Once again we’ve been honored by our Northern Virginia, Metro Washington DC-area flooring clients with the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2010.
We’re honored and fully realize that this is the result, yet again, of considerable team effort.
For your next project, shop us with confidence because when you buy an installed floor, you’re buying much more than just material.
All the best,

Chris
CMoline@CarpetCCA.com 703-370-0000

Arlington VA Flooring Contractor 22209

Christopher Moline, LEED AP

Winter and your floors

Oh the weather outside is frightful… or at least it can be.

Last winter I was looking outside at nearly 30 inches of snow with another 8-10 on the way and it made me shiver at the thought of what snow melt chemicals can do to a floor. Salt and calcium chloride do wonders melting ice and improving safety. But they can put an early end to a good floor. Calcium chloride is both alkaline and hydroscopic (it actually pulls moisture from the air). It can weaken carpet backings and discolor vinyl flooring. Couple that with often low humidity (my office reading at one point last winter was 24% instead of the recomended 30-50%) and winter weather can put a damper on an otherwise beautiful floor.
Even hardwood flooring can be affected in that these chemicals can damage, even strip, the protective urethane coating, leaving the wood exposed to damage and discoloration.

So, what can you do?

Specify flooring that can handle the abuse in two ways – construction and camouflage. Hard surface flooring at entry ways that has varied patterns will resist damage and conceal spots until they can be cleaned.
Walk off mats are a must, as well as keeping a Swiffer mop handy to clean residue immediately.  Not only will the damp Swiffer mop remove salt or calcium chloride, it will trap particulates as well that can act abrasively on the wear layer of your floor, or work their way into the fiber of nearby carpets.
Vacuum carpet quickly and consider a good cleaning when the season is over.

You can also consider a special heating element for your sidewalk or the area immediately in front of your door. You’ll not need salt in that case and it could save a costly lawsuit and hours of labor picking up and spreading snow melt chemicals. Of course, you can also heat your driveway, but that can get pricey. We offer Warmly Yours and NuHeat systems designed specifically for this purpose.

The bottom line is – stay on top of the mess and be proactive. The longer harsh chemicals are allowed to stay in contact with flooring, the more likely it is that damage will occur.

Tigressa – Soft Style, the softer, stronger carpet fiber

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Tigressa carpet (and we have it here in the DC Metro-Alexandria area) is the newest of soft fibers are taking over the carpet segment of the flooring industry. I see the demand for soft fiber every day in my showroom and we’ve tailored our offerings to reflect the desires of our clients with measurable success in many ways. In fact, I’ve replaced flooring in the showroom to showcase the softest, most advanced fibers available.
Now I can’t wait to get my paws on Tigressa!
So, what makes Tigressa carpet tick? There are actually twice the number of fibers per square inch compared to standard nylon carpet.

“The key to Tigressa’s strength is a type of nylon that holds the twist better and longer, which allows the carpet to hold its new appearance much longer than other carpets.” explains Charlie Dilks of Carpet One. “Tigressa’s soft feel means our customers no longer have to choose between soft and strong.”

More information coming on this exciting new fiber available exclusively from Carpet One.

All the best,

Chris

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Chris is our Residential Group Manager & a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Arianna Leone and Blondie at Alexandria Carpet One

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From time to time we’ll add some personality to this blog. In this case, it comes in the form of Arianna and her Rottweiler “Blondie.” She surprised us at the office one day by bringing her over-sized friend in for a visit and we all enjoyed it.

Arianna is one of our six professional associates here and she brings with her the energy and knowledge to make your flooring project a success. If you speak Italian or Spanish, she can work with you in whichever language best suits your need.

All the best,

Chris

703-370-0000
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New Earthscapes Flooring Line – Hacienda

Following are pictures of the new line of Earthscapes vinyl flooring – Hacienda. Call or email for more information and a quote on this fantastic & very-durable flooring you can put almost anywhere!

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Coronado Bambus 542
Coronado bambus 542

Coronado Bariki 590
Coronado Bariki 590

Coronado Caramba 593
Coronado Caramba 593

Coronado Caramba 598
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Coronado Mallorca 541
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Coronado Parchment 536
Coronado Parchment 536

Coronado Parchment 549
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Coronado Santana 585
Coronado Santana 585

Coronado Santana 591
Coronado Santana 591

Coronado Valise 549
Coronado valise 549

Coronado Vecchio 591
Coronado Vecchio 591

Hacienda Coronado Milano 836
Hacienda Coronado Milano 836

Hacienda Manzanita 905
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Granite Tile & Countertops in Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland


Giallo Veneziano – One of the many styles we offer.

Call 703-370-0000 or email for all of your natural granite, marble and stone needs.

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Whether you are working on the kitchen of your dreams, or would like a tile or stone product with radiant heat underneath to melt ice on your patio, walkway or driveway, we can work with you.

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Do you want a warm floor under natural stone or tile in your bathroom? It’s amazing and I have it in my bath and sunroom. Radiant subfloor heat is energy-efficient and more comfortable than you may think.

limestone_4  Absolute Black
Baltic Brown
Black Galaxy
Blue Eyes
Blue Pearl
Giallo Veneziano
Kashmir Gold
Kashmir White
New Venetian Gold
Paradiso
Santa Cecilia
Shivakashi
Tan Brown
Tropical Brown
Ubatuba

SLABS
Abrolios Green
Absolute Black Z
Alga Green
Amadeus
Amazon Tiger
Aquarella Macauba
Artic Cream
Atlantic Gold
Azul Bahia
Azul Imperial
Azul Platino
Barbarella Gold
Baricatto
Bianco Romano
Black Galaxy
Black Meteorite
Black Pearl
Blue Eyes
Blue In The Night
Blue Pearl Gt
Breche De Vendome
Brown Lapiz
Brownie
Butterfly Gold
Butterfly Green
Capolavoro
Carnaval
Carpe Diem
Colonial Cream
Colonial Gold
Cosmic Black
Costa Esmeralda
Costa Wave
Delirium
Diamond Arrow
Emerald Pearl
Emperador Dark
Gaya Dream
Gialla Viara-Rosewood
Giallo Antico
Giallo Crystal
Giallo Napoleone
Giallo Ornamental
Giallo River
Giallo Veneziano
Giallo Vicenza
Giallo Vicenza Light
Gold And Silver
Golden Beach-Jup.Persa
Golden Dream
Golden Flower
Golden Macauba
Golden Oak
Golden Queen
Golden Sand
Golden Taupe
Green Dream
Green Soapstone
Hurricane
Impala Black
Imperial Yellow
Indian Dakota
Ivory Chiffon
Ivory Coast
Ivory Fantasy
Ivory White
Juparana Bordeaux
Juparana Cascadura
Juparana Colombo
Juparana Crema
Juparana Delicatus
Juparana Florencia
Juparana India Gold
kashmir Gold
Kashmir White
Kosmus
Labrador
Labrador Angola
Labradorite Blue
Labradorite Multicolor
Labradorite River Blue Lethered
Labradorite White
Lapidus Gold
Latino Mascarello
Lotus
Luna Pearl-Bianco Sardo
Madura Gold
Magma Gold
Majestic Brown
Mari Blue
Mari Blue Leathered
Mascalzone Latino
Mascarello
Matrix
Metallica Leathered
Moonrock
Namib Bordeaux
Namib Green
Nero Africano
New Bianco Romano
New Caledonia
New Venetian Gold
Ocean Red
Paradise Gold
Paradiso Bush
Paradiso Clao
Peacock Green
Persa Blue
Persa Verde
Picasso Green
Port Laurent
Rainbow
Rainbow Tobacco
Red Dragon
Red Hollywood
Red Montana
Red Multicolor
Riviera Beige
Rosa Beta
Royal Blue
Sandal Wood
Santa Cecilia
Santa Cecilia Light
Saphire Blue-Saphire Brown
Seafoam Green
Seaweed Green
Shivakashi Gold
Sierra Brown
Silver Pearl
Silver Sea Green
Smoky Black
Solarius
Spectrolite Brown
Splendor
Summer
Sunny
Surf Green
Tan Brown
Tropical Treasure
Typhoon Bordeaux
Verde Bamboo Light
Verde Fantastico
Verde Fucco
Verde Laura
Verde Marinace
Verde Speranza
Violetta
Volga Blue
Vyara Gold
Waterfall
White Fantasy
White Galaxy
White Macaubas
White Persa
Yellow Arandis

Arlington VA Flooring Contractor 22209
Christopher Moline, LEED AP

703-370-0000
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Stanton Carpet In Northern Virginia, DC & Maryland – Stocking Dealer & Special Order Experts

For nearly 40 years, we have been offering the finest wools to our clients in the DC-Metro, Northern Virginia area.

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Stanton, Anastasia color Midnight

We carry the complete line of Stanton Carpet & Runners. In fact, we are a stocking dealer, so we may have just what you need. Our remnant area is stocked with hundreds of rolls of Stanton, Nourison, Couristan, Karastan, Masland, Dixie, Milliken, and other manufacturers.

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Stanton style Somerville, color Wicker

Stanton Sagamore
Stanton style Sagamore

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Stanton style Matrix, color Marine

In fact, what we stock is also available at prices no one else can match. We have wools starting from $2.99/ft up to $4.99/ft… instead of $10 TO $22/ft.

Call me at 703-370-0000 or send an email

Arlington VA Flooring Contractor 22209

Christopher Moline, LEED AP

List of current Stanton Broadloom carpet styles and some more images:
KANDIRA, KARACHI, KENDRIC, KENSINGTON, KENYA, KORA, LA JOLLA, LAHORE, LAKE ANNECY, LAKE COMO, LAKE CONSTANCE, LAKE ERIE, DOMINIQUE, ECHO, ENCHANTMENT, FALLBROOK, FELICITY, FIESTA, FIFTH AVENUE, FITZROY, FORSYTH, FORUM, GARDENA, GEMINI, GEORGE V, GILMORE, GRACE, GREENWICH, GREENWICH AVENUE, GREENWICH COURT, GREENWICH FIELDS, GREENWICH PARK, GREENWICH PLAID, GREENWICH VILLAGE, HANNAH, HANOVER. HARRY, HARRY II, HAWTHORNE, HICKORY, HILLSBORO, HUNTSMEN, ISLAND COVE, ISLAND STAR, ISPARTA, ISPHAHAN, IZMIT, JUPITER, AGRIPPA, ASCOT , APELLA, CAROLINE, CAROUSEL, CASARELLA, CATHERINE, CEYLON, CHAMBERLAIN, CHARLES II, CHARLESTON, CHRYSTIE, CLEARWATER, COLORADO, BELVEDERE, BOHEIM, BOND STREET, BOREALIS, BRENTWOOD, BRITTANICA, BRITTANY, BURANO, CAMBRIDGE, CANNES, CANTERBURY, CAPE MAY, ASPEN, ATRIUM, AUGUSTA, AVENUE B, AVONDALE, BAGIRA, BALMORAL, BAROK, BEATRIX, BEAUMONT, BELLA, ALEXANDER, ALEXANDER II, AMELIA, AMULET, ANASTASIA, , A NATOL, ANNETTE, ANTIBES, CONCIERGE, VIEWPOINT, VISCAYA, WELLESLEY, WHITFIELD, WINDSOR, WINSLOW, WOODLAND, WOOLCORD, YARDLEY, YASMINE,   TRAFALGAR SQUARE, TRINIDAD, TUNISIA, TUSCANY, TWILIGHT, TYLER TWEED, UPTOWN, VANESSA, VARESE, VENTURA, VERONA, VERONIQUE, STEPHANIE,,  STONEHENDGE, SUDAN, SUZANO, VANIR,TEK WOOD, TERESSA,THEBES TOPKAPI, TORINO, TOULON,  TRADE WINDSSELENA, SERENGETI, SERPENTINE SHETLAND SOMERVILLE SONJA SONORA SOPHIE SPELLBOUND SPRINGFIELD ST TROPEZ STAR WIND SAGAMORE SAKURA SALISBURY SAMSARA S AN JOSE SAN MARCO SAN REMO SAN SIMEON SANCTUARY GARDEN

SANTA CLARA SAVILE ROW SCROLL REFLECTIONS RIBCORD RICHARD III RIO RIVER ROCK ROBBINS LANE ROCKLAND RODEO ROYAL CROWNE  ROYAL SISAL RUSSELL SQUARE SAFI  OTHELLO PALM SPRINGS PAMPLOMA PARADISO PHOENICIA PLAZA PRECIS ON PRIMA DONNA PROMENADE PROSPERITY  QUADRI RAMONA NAIROBI NATURAL BRIDGES NATURAL FASHION NATURAL WEAVE NEW CASTLE NEWBURY NEWPORT NICHOLAS TWEED OCELOT OKEMO ORVIETO OSBORNE LUCUS LUDLOW MADAGASCAR MALI MANHATTAN MARBLEHEAD MARIE

MASQUERADE MATINEE MATRIX MATTHEW TWEED MAYA  MAYFAIR MAZARA MELROSE MERCURY MIDDLESEX MIRABELLA MONDRIAN MOON GLOW MOSAIC MOTION MOZAMBIQUE MYSTIQUE  LA KE GENEVA LAKE HURON LAKE MANYAS LAKE ONTARIO LAKE PAVO LAKE PRESPA LAKE ZEBRA LANDSDOWNE LEONATA LEOPARD LOGAN LOUISE CORTLAND COUNTRY INN COUNTRY PLAID COUNTRY STAR CREMONA CUMBERLAND DANICA DECO DELANCY DESDEMONA DIANA ARGOS ARIES ARRAN

Stanton Adelaide
Stanton Agrippa
Stanton Alexander
Stanton Alexander Runner
Stanton Amelia
Stanton Amulet
Stanton Amulet Runner
Stanton Anastasia
Stanton Anastasia Runner
Stanton Annette
Stanton Annette Runner
Stanton Antibes
Stanton Aries
Stanton Aries Runner
Stanton Aspen
Stanton Avondale Anywhere
Stanton Barcelona
Stanton Barok
Stanton Bay Creek
Stanton Beaumont
Stanton Bel Air
Stanton Bella Anywhere
Stanton Belvedere
Stanton Brentwood
Stanton Burano
Stanton Cannes
Stanton Canterbury
Stanton Capella
Stanton Capella Runner
Stanton Carousel
Stanton Casarella
Stanton Catherine
Stanton Catherine Runner
Stanton Colorado
Stanton Cremona
Stanton Cumberland
Stanton Danica
Stanton Deco
Stanton Delancy Anywhere
Stanton Dominique
Stanton Dominique Runner
Stanton Dubarry
Stanton Echo
Stanton Fairfield
Stanton Fallsbrook
Stanton Fiesta
Stanton Fiesta Runner
Stanton Fitzroy
Stanton Forsyth
Stanton Gardena
Stanton George V
Stanton George V Runner
Stanton Greenwich
Stanton Greenwich Avenue
Stanton Greenwich Fields
Stanton Greenwich Park
Stanton Greenwich Plaid
Stanton Greenwich Square
Stanton Greenwich Times
Stanton Greenwich Village
Stanton Hannah
Stanton Hanover
Stanton Hawthorne
Stanton Hickory
Stanton Hillsboro
Stanton Huntsmen
Stanton Isparta
Stanton Isparta Runner
Stanton Izmit
Stanton Jewels
Stanton Karachi
Stanton Karachi Runner
Stanton Kasghar
Stanton Kenya
Stanton Landsdowne
Stanton Leonata
Stanton Leonata Runner
Stanton Logan Anywhere
Stanton Long Island
Stanton Madagascar
Stanton Manhattan
Stanton Marie
Stanton Marie Runner
Stanton Matinee
Stanton Matrix
Stanton Mayfair
Stanton Mazara
Stanton Mazara Runner
Stanton Melrose
Stanton Mercury
Stanton Middlesex
Stanton Mirabella
Stanton Mondrian
Stanton Montana
Stanton Moon Glow
Stanton Mosaic
Stanton Motion
Stanton Mozambique
Stanton Nairobi
Stanton Natural Bridges
Stanton Natural Fashion
Stanton Natural Weave
Stanton Newport
Stanton Palm Springs
Stanton Pamplona
Stanton Paradiso
Stanton Paradiso Runner
Stanton Paramount
Stanton Plaza
Stanton Precision
Stanton Prints Joshua
Stanton Prints Lane
Stanton Prints Wreath
Stanton Prosperity
Stanton Ramona
Stanton Romona Runner
Stanton Ribcord
Stanton Rio
Stanton River Rock
Stanton Rockland
Stanton Rodeo
Stanton Royal Crowne
Stanton Royal Sisal
Stanton Russell Square
Stanton Sakura
Stanton Samsara
Stanton Samsara Runner
Stanton San Marco
Stanton San Remo
Stanton Scroll
Stanton Scroll Runner
Stanton Serengeti
Stanton Serpentine
Stanton Shetland
Stanton Somerville
Stanton Sonora
Stanton Sophie
Stanton Sophie Runner
Stanton Springfield
Stanton St. Tropez
Stanton Stonhendge
Stanton Strellis
Stanton Suzano
Stanton Tek Wood
Stanton Topkapi
Stanton Topkapi Runner
Stanton Torino
Stanton Trade Winds
Stanton Trafalgar Square
Stanton Trinidad
Stanton Tuscany
Stanton Uptown
Stanton Valencia
Stanton Vanessa
Stanton Vanessa Runner
Stanton Varese
Stanton Varese Runner
Stanton Verona
Stanton Verona Runner
Stanton Veronique
Stanton Viewpoint
Stanton Virginia
Stanton Viscaya
Stanton Whitfield
Stanton Winslow Anywhere
Stanton Woodland
Stanton Woolcord

Bamboo carpet – soft, eco-friendly & durable

Anji bamboo

Soft. It’s the last thing you’d expect from a bamboo rug. In fact, many do not know that bamboo can be fashioned into rugs. And that’s ok. But the fact is, it’s actually softer and silkier than traditional shag rugs made from wool or synthetic fibers.
Now, it’s a blend, but of two natural fibers – 80% bamboo and 20% cotton.

And how does it hold up against allergies? Bamboo yarn is naturally hypo-allergenic and has minimal shedding characteristics. Furthermore, only non-toxic, azo-free dyes are used to produce brilliant colors.

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Email or post a comment for more information and we’ll be sure to get right back with you. And, if your are working on a project pursuing LEED certification, one of our staff LEED AP’s can assist you.

All the best,

Chris

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PET Polyester carpet – eco-friendly flooring options

PET carpet has been in use since 1991 and is going strong. Some people, however, still run into the crusty old salesperson who remembers the terrible polyester carpet of the 70’s and 80’s that would crush flat within days of installation. This is not the same material and it’s a shame that some people just can’t get over the past.
First, check out the graphic below to see how it’s made.

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PET fiber has been in use for a few years now.  In fact, this fiber is exciting in more than one way.
It’s softer than nylon.
It’s green – made from recycled soda and ketchup bottles.

That story alone (the soda bottle story) usually grabs attention faster than anything else. Imagine a carpet made from 100% post-consumer waste. Of course, this is the fiber and not the backing, but it’s still something to get excited about.

The above image shows the steps in the process:
A – used soda/water bottles are collected
B – they are cleaned and ground into chips
C – the chips are sent to
D – the extrusion processor that turns them into
E – bales of yarn ready to be turned into
F – carpet!

Here are some of the advantages of PET fiber
Superior resistance to soils & stains.
Superb abrasion and wear resistance.
Bright coloration with excellent colorfastness.
Soft feel.
Fibers with static control.
Low moisture absorption.
Over 150 million yards installed since 1991.
Competitively-priced – more face weight for your money.
I get a lot of inquiries about this process and how the fiber holds up over time. Feel free to leave a comment or send an email.

Chris – Email

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Local flooring/carpet company & homeowners insurance claims

If you’ve had to file a homeowners claim that includes floor replacement or repair in the Northern Virginia/DC metro area, we want to talk with you. For years we have worked with many providers to undo some unfortunate accidents in local homes. We are well-versed in working with many different companies and have a streamlined process that includes quick turnaround, guaranteed labor and special pricing for you. We are also an EPA Lead-Safe certified firm.
If you have chosen to find your own flooring contractor, I’m sure you’ll like what you see when you visit us.
We are ready to work with you to get your home back in shape quickly so you can get back to enjoying your home and your life.

All the best,

Chris

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