Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hardwood Tip with Snow - Capell Flooring



When it is snowing and you have hardwood - just be careful around your doors and be sure to clean up any extra snow to avoid issues!

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We are a full servicing flooring retailer in the Boise, Idaho area.  We sell all types of flooring, counters, carpet, tile, hardwood, vinyl, laminate wood, luxury vinyl, and etc.  We do remodel, new construction, and tenant improvement commercial work.  We love what we do and it shows in our work.  We love being social and please join us on our networks online.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The mysterious Ping Pong Table and the Champion within……



A couple years back, we decided as a Christmas present to Capell Flooring and Interiors that we would buy a ping pong table to have at work upstairs…..little did we know what we were getting into.  Although Ping Pong or table tennis is widely popular in Asia, who knew that it had similar interest in the Treasure Valley?  We sure didn’t, let’s explore.

We have found out a few strange facts since acquiring our table that has been fun and amusing.  First, I was not alone in having a ping pong table growing up.  A lot of people have or had one and it is a sport that gets played a lot by people of all ages, skills, and abilities.  Second, almost everybody is a “Champion,” in ping pong.  They were the champion of their family, cul-de-sac, subdivision, junior high, local church, intramurals in either high school or college, or the dorm champion in college.    Who knew that ping pong of all things produced so many champions?  We sure didn’t.  I think everybody deep down wants to be a champion in something and ping pong is apparently the ticket to that.  J  Lastly, and most important – ping pong is a lot of fun and we have enjoyed playing it with so many people.

If you want to play some ping pong with us sometime, let us know.  We will make time for you to play a game and have a good laugh and some fun.    We are in Meridian, Idaho and we would love to play a game sometime.  Come see us at 1763 W. Marcon Lane Suite 100, Meridian, ID 83642!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sliced bread, the printing press, or the computer?






People say the craziest things, and sometimes those quirky sayings make you think. We often hear, “___ is the best thing since sliced bread!” Have you ever wondered what the best thing was before sliced bread?


Otto Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, invented the first bread slicing machine, which became available to the world in 1928. It is believed that the phrase “the best thing since sliced bread”evolved out of advertising for the slicer that stated, “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped





So, if you were around since before 1928, you might have said, “It’s the best thing since wrapped bread!” Shakespeare may have said, “It’s the best thing since the printing press!” Cavemen may have exclaimed, “It’s the best thing since the invention of the wheel!” 

The saying, “The best thing since sliced bread,” refers to something that significantly changes – and improves – peoples’ lives. When it comes to our modern era, maybe we should be saying “The best thing since the computer!” After all, they have benefited our lives a lot!

What is the best thing to improve your life so far? What do you think will make a difference in the future?

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day - From Your Friends at Capell Flooring and Interiors

Happy Valentine's Day - From Your Friends at Capell Flooring and Interiors 

Happy Valentine's Day - From Your Friends at Capell Flooring and Interiors


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

C’est l’amour mes amis – Happy Valentine’s Day from Capell Flooring and Interiors

C’est l’amour mes amis – Happy Valentine’s Day from

Capell Flooring and Interiors

There are several ways to say I love you no matter what language you speak.  In honor of St. Valentine’s Day today, here are some of the more common ways to say I love you in different languages we hear in the Treasure Valley from time to time.

·         French – Je t’aime
·         Spanish – Te amo
·         Portuguese – Eu te amo
·         Italian – Ti amo
·         German – ich liebe dich
·         Basque – Maite Zaitut
·         English – I love you!!!

One of the best books that I have read on this subject is called “The Five Love Languages,” by Gary D. Chapman.  (You can read more about it by clicking here.)  Here is my suggestion today, tell somebody near and dear to you that you love them and try to help them feel your love in the way that they feel loved.  (Check out the book to understand better what I’m talking about) At minimum, a little bit of kindness can go a long way to making the world, your community, and your family a better place.

Sincerely,

Matt Capell


P.S.  Do you speak another language other than English?  What is it?  How do you say I love you?  I would love to hear about it and how to say it.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Triple Guarantee - #2 Life Time Installation Warranty - Capell Floo...



Hi, Matt Capell here, owner of Capell Flooring. Hey, one thing that we do that's way different than any other store here in town is we have a triple guarantee, and in a few different videos I'm going to address each one, but one of them is we give you a lifetime installation warranty, so what that means is, and we'll put some information down below so you can read it in full, but is that like for example, if your carpet needs to be re-stretched for whatever reason we'll come and re-stretch it for free.
You just need to get the furniture out. We'll come re-stretch it for free, and most stores will give you anywhere from six months to a year for all types of warranties that way, and we just decided a few years ago that we were just going to give people a lifetime warranty on that, rather than get into was it installed right, did this happen, blah, blah, blah. We just decided rather than get into a who's fault is it thing, that we would just take care of it, so that's part of our triple guarantee is the lifetime installation warranty. And if you have any questions, like, share or comment us below, and we'll address the other two of the triple guarantee in other videos. Thanks so much.
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Why does chocolate have power over you?




It's no secret that chocolate is a comfort food. It is craved by many people, and more by women than men.

Do you feel good after eating chocolate? If you do, there is a reason for that: chocolate has been found to raise serotonin levels in your brain.

So, what is serotonin? It's a chemical produced by nerve cells in our bodies (a neurotransmitter) that carries signals through and between the nerves. It is a chemical that positively affects our mood, and when it's low it can lead to depression. In general, serotonin contributes to our happiness and well-being.

That’s where chocolate gets its power. It's in the elevated serotonin levels that create a relaxed feeling after consuming chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the more it may increase serotonin levels. And aside from the feel-good boost of indulging in your chocolate cravings, higher serotonin can actually help reduce anxiety. Plus, dark chocolate contains antioxidants that are good for your body.




So why do women often have a stronger craving for chocolate than men? Serotonin affects women differently, likely due to the rise and fall of hormones during the monthly cycle.  

A study in the early 2000s showed that when women ate chocolate, it lowered hypothalamus activity. That regulates the desire for food, which means chocolate likely lowers a woman's hunger.

Many people simply love the creamy flavor of chocolate and how they feel after consuming it. Whatever your reason for indulging, why not snag a square of chocolate today?


Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Positive Plug for Polyester Carpet ~ Capell Flooring and Interiors




There was a time in the United States when anybody that was anybody would only purchase wool carpeting.  You just didn’t buy synthetic carpet.  When nylon carpet first came out there was resistance to it, and people didn’t necessarily want to switch from wool.   In the same way that it was difficult for people to switch from wool to nylon in the past, today the same thing seems to happening with nylon and polyester carpeting.

When polyester first came out flooring manufacturers didn’t really know how to make it very well, and in turn it got a bad reputation as “not a good carpet fiber.”  The best analogy that I can come up with is with clothing.  The polyester clothing of the 1960’s and 1970’s wasn’t super great either.  As manufacturers have gotten better at making clothing, I would argue that polyester clothes of today are highly sought after and are desirable now in comparison to yester-year’s polyester clothing.  Polyester carpet is also the same way today, as suppliers have gotten better at making it into carpet it is becoming more sought after. .

Polyester has always been naturally more stain resistant than nylon carpet; especially if the polyester carpet has been solution dyed.  This step makes it so polyester will resist even bleach!  Nylon carpet has what is called “open dye ports,” so if they are left untreated, nylon has an affinity for staining.  That is why almost all nylon carpet is treated with some stain resistant treatment, such as 
Scotchguard, Stainmaster, Shaw’s R2X, etc.  Recently, carpet mills have discovered how to make polyester carpet into a continuous filament fiber as well.  Basically what that means, is that the carpet rather than just being in small strands can actually be spun into thread.  As the name suggests, it is essentially one long continuous strand of fiber that is used to make carpet.  Maybe in more simple terms, picture it like one big spool of thread.  Polyester is going to be more stain resistant than nylon if made well, and nylon tends to be more resilient - or wear better.


Over the past decade since the year 2000, we have seen the prices at the pump continue to go up and up.  Gasoline not only has a direct impact on carpet through means of shipping, but nylon carpet is made out of petroleum as well.   As nylon carpet keeps getting more and more expensive, it might be worthwhile to take a look at the new continuous filament, solution dyed polyester carpets.  Change is inevitable in the world, as well as, with flooring.  We see as technology and manufacturing improves each and every year, polyester carpet might need a second look and quite frankly might be like the clothes at the department stores, and what you are really looking for after all in a floor after all.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Laminate wood vs Hardwood which is harder......Capell Flooring





Hi. Matt Capell here with Capell Flooring. Hey, we like to do a lot of different trainings, talk about different things, flooring, Treasure Valley. You name it, we like to talk about it.



Hey, so today, I often get asked, "What's harder, laminate wood or hardwood flooring?"



Here we have a fairly inexpensive laminate wood, and here we have some acacia engineered hardwood, so it has kind of a veneer on top. This is a neat little trick that I figured out years ago, but it just shows something. Come a little closer. Laminate wood is definitely harder, so it works better with dogs, pets, things like that. If you take just a normal pencil and you push it into the laminate like this, really hard, if you look really closely, it does nothing to it. There's no scratch, no nothing, right?



Okay, so then you take this acacia, which is a good hardwood, and you push it in like this, really hard like that. If you look really, really close, it puts a dent or ding in it. Clean that off. See how there's a little bit of a dimple in there? It's just a fun little way to show a little nuance, but with pets, dogs, things like that, long nails, laminate wood's definitely going to do better for scratches than different types of hardwood.



We're going to try one other experiment really quick. Here's another experiment. This is a pretty big can, weighs a pound, 18.6-ounce soup can, right? I'm going to drop it onto the laminate and onto this acacia, and we'll see what happens. Here goes. I'm going to go about waist high. Bounce away. Take a look. That kind of put a ding in it, all right? But not too bad considering. Okay. Let's take a look and see what happens with the acacia. It's kind of interesting. Look, so it put a little bit of a mark there, but looking at it, they both did pretty well considering.



My first recommendation would be to not drop a soup can on either one, but depending on what kind of laminate ... This isn't a high-end laminate by any stretch. It's just a really basic one. The more dense, like if it's a 12-mil laminate or something like that, it'll do a lot better, but generally speaking, when you drop them or things like that, it's definitely going to do better with a laminate wood from scratches and dings.



That concludes our experiment for today. Love to have you come see us here in Meridian. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a shout out, phone call, or email. We'll talk to you soon. Thanks.



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Monday, February 5, 2018

Best way to shop for flooring is online? Not so my friend.....Capell Fl...





Hi, Matt Capell here with Capell Flooring and Interiors. Hey I'm here to talk a little bit about something in my Consumers Guide to Flooring book, if you haven't picked it up yet, please look below or to go consumerguidetoflooring.com and pick up a free copy.

So, in this book, I address certain misconceptions about floor covering, and one of them happens to be misconception number six, and what that says is the best way to buy flooring is to shop online. So, I let me read a little bit of this and talk a little bit about it to you, okay? So, I would just say that's probably the worst place to go to buy floor coverings, on the internet, okay, and there's several reasons why.

First one is, you have no idea who the other person is at the other line, I mean, they could delay, they could not ship it on time, there could be issues that way. Other issues you have, you have no idea who you're working with. I mean, the salesperson could be inexperienced, it could be just a kid. Flooring transactions are actually quite complicated, and you could just have lots of issues. The third reason is that they really don't care about developing a long term relationship.

Say they're based out of Nashville Tennessee. Not that that's not, a great place right, but it's not Boise, Idaho, and so, they're not going to care, if there's an issue or something comes up, they don't care, right. If you have a warranty claim, it's an absolute nightmare, because the local representation's not going to be interested in helping you, because they did not get credit for the sale. The other thing too is they have no relationship with local installers, so for example, if you need to have it installed, they're not going to be able to help you with that, and the other thing too is the Internet's not really regulated, and so there could be a fly by night, there's a lot of scams that happen in flooring, where they'll take your credit card and then not even ship it to you, or they're here today and gone tomorrow, right?

They're not a local store like mine, that's been in the Treasure Valley since 1974, where we're interested in helping you not only today but also tomorrow and then 10 years from now. So that's just another misconception, that's what I call misconception number six, and it's best to buy flooring locally. The other thing too about that, that I almost forgot, is that you can't touch or feel it, any of that, and the other thing too is, if it looks to be true on pricing, they usually make it up on freight on the other end. I have negotiated freight rates that make it really inexpensive to ship across the country, whereas if you just do a onesie twosie that ships to a subdivision, they're going to gouge you on freight.

So anyway, thanks for listening. If you like these videos, please comment below, like, share, let me know, and I will create more like this, thanks so much!

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