Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plumbing and Flooring - How does that work and who does what? Capell Fl...



Plumbing and Flooring - How does that work and who does what?  Capell Flooring.....we can uninstall your plumbing but unfortunately, we can't reinstall it.....let me dive in a little bit and explain....

If you haven’t already please stop by our store to pick up a copy of my book, “The Consumer’s Guide to Flooring, or you can go here to download a digital FREE copy today at https://consumersguidetoflooring.com

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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Monday, April 23, 2018

Is there really carpet that can resist bleach? Capell Flooring Takes a Closer Look



A few years back, I was in my store minding my own business waiting for a sales call from one of our carpet manufacturer’s sales reps.  Often we are showed new samples during these appointments, and they show us new carpet but nothing exciting happens during these visits.  We order some sample books typically of the ones we think you, our wonderful customers, would like best, but not much else usually happens until this one particular visit.

My rep said, “This carpet doesn’t let bleach affect it at all.”  I thought to myself, right.  My first experience that I can remember with bleach was when I was in 5th grade.  I had saved my allowance and bought a basketball t-shirt with my saved money.  Unfortunately, being the active the kid I was I got a large grass stain on it playing football at recess.  I had overheard my mother saying that she used bleach to get out tough stains.  I chose to take matters into my own hands, and put bleach onto my new beloved shirt.  The shirt fabric was basically eaten before my eyes and what was left turned from white to yellow.  ARRRRGGGG, the horror, my new shirt was ruined a week after I got it!!!  I later learned how to mix bleach in with a load of laundry so it would not do this but I did learn to be careful when using it.  Yep, my mom set me straight on how to use bleach with laundry.

Flip the switch back to this appointment, when my rep pulled out a couple of swatches of carpet that had already been applied with bleach.  One was stained like you would expect bleach to do being extremely faded, but the other didn’t visibly look like bleach had been on it at all.  It did, however, smell like bleach had been on it, but the color of the fiber looked undamaged.  I was impressed, but I wanted to do some of my own experimenting.  At Capell Flooring and Interiors, we like to give accurate and honest information to our customers from personal experience, so I ordered a bunch of different carpet swatches, and a large bottle of bleach.  I wanted to experiment with this new claim.  After numerous tests, I found that there are definitely some solution-dyed carpets both made of polyester and nylon that resist bleach.    If you talk to the manufacturer they say that you can use a 50% bleach 50% water solution for really tough stains, but it is still probably the last option when cleaning carpet or spot cleaning.  The reason I say this is because bleach is still a little hard on the backing of carpet even if it won’t do anything to this particular type of fiber.  Several brands have this type of fiber, and please feel free to talk to us about it or stop by our floor covering office in Meridian, Idaho.  Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Janka Scale - Capell Flooring and Interiors - How hard is my hardwood fl...





How hard is my hardwood? It is all determined by what is called the Janka Scale.



We get asked often by our wonderful customers. How hard is my hardwood flooring? Is my hardwood going to scratch? How do they determine how hard my wood is really? The universal method used to determine hardwood hardness is called the Janka Scale.



We quote, “The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28mm (.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball's diameter. This method leaves an indentation. A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine whether a species is suitable for use as flooring.” Yes, in simple terms, they basically drop a steel ball into a wood sample and see how much of a dent this leaves. It is a pretty straightforward test. On the scale the higher the number the harder the wood is and the less likely it will scratch.



Hardwood flooring is beautiful and a great flooring solution as long as it is taken care of well. No matter how hard the wood floor is they all scratch to some degree. A good analogy we like to point out if scratching is a concern is the following. Although stainless steel is incredibly strong, even it will scratch.  Common hardwood floors (see chart in post) that we sell in Boise are Hickory (1820), Maple (1450), Red Oak (1290), White Oak (1360), Walnut (1010), and American Cherry (950). Walnut for example is a beautiful floor but it will scratch because it is a softer hardwood floor. Especially with its darker colors the scratches tend to show a little bit more than say a Rustic Hickory will show because hickory hardwood has a various range of colors and is a harder floor than walnut.



Please remember that although hardwood floors will scratch, they are still beautiful, and they add lots of color and variety to a home, and are a great flooring selection. If you ever need to know how hard your hardwood floor is – just look to the janka scale.



About Matt Capell – he is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves family, flooring, business, and meeting people. His company educates about flooring and the Treasure Valley and his company makes the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time. You can download his FREE Consumer's Guide To Flooring by clicking here.  Feel free to connect with me! Let’s get social!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Will it be Classic, Modern or Something in Between?



There’s a lot of talk that goes on this time of year about spring cleaning. And cleaning is wonderful – but renewal and brightening are also important parts of spring, and it’s about time we bring those ideas into our home in the springtime.

One big consideration is the art we add to our rooms. In fact, wall art is one of the most cost-effective ways to brighten a room, and it can even become the focal point in the overall success of the room design. Fortunately, there are endless choices available for every design preference and art style. When choosing art as a focal point in a room, here are some things to consider:

Powerful Pieces

Art can be an investment and a reflection of who you are. It also sets the mood of your room, so choose pieces that you truly love and that you know will provide the same gratification for years to come.




Color

As you’re choosing your artwork, think about the space where the art will live. If you want your new artwork to complement your existing design scheme, then look for art that echoes some of the bolder colors in the space. If you choose the artwork before decorating (or re-decorating) the room, then pulling colors or themes from the artwork into the rest of the room will be an important aspect of your design.

Dimensions

Know your room measurements and the size of walls where artwork will hang. If artwork pieces are too big, they can overwhelm a room. If they’re too small, they’ll look lost. Balance can be achieved with a few related smaller pieces, rather than a single larger piece on a wall.

Furnishings and Accessories

Don’t forget to factor in the style of your furniture and accessories when choosing artwork for a room. In a more modern décor, unframed art may create a better effect than traditional framed pieces, whereas ornate frames are better suited to other room styles.

Artistic Style

Art is about what you love. It is available in a variety of styles and materials, including paint, photography, sculpture and more. Take advantage of these styles to enhance your desired décor in the room.

Happy decorating!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Do you need to have an appointment to come see us here at Capell Flooring?



No, you don’t need an appointment but sometimes it is good to call ahead to setup an appointment. Because we work all over the valley, there are times when we do not always have sales personnel available at the showroom. Also, scheduling appointments allows us to give you our undivided attention, and we have found this sometimes works best by appointment, but feel free to drop in during business hours.

You can schedule one of our trademarked Design Audit's here: https://capellflooring.com/design-audit

If you haven’t already please stop by our store to pick up a copy of my book, “The Consumer’s Guide to Flooring, or you can go here to download a digital FREE copy today at https://consumersguidetoflooring.com

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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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Granite, Quartz, and Soapstone Oh My!



With all the surface choices out there trying to select the one that’s right for you and your family can be hard to do. Here are some fun facts about three different surfaces available on the market today that we at Capell Flooring and Interiors hope will help you come to a decision.

Granite:

Granite is durable and beautiful making it very appealing and popular. Granite is available from countries such as China, India and Quebec just to name a few and color choices are practically unlimited. The price of granite is determined mainly by its coloring and patterns. Granite is porous, and depending on wear, it should be periodically resealed and stains should be wiped up promptly.

Quartz:

Natural quartz is composed of more than 90 percent quartz and then mixed with resin. Quartz is 10 times harder than granite and is nonporous. Unlike the diverse patterns in granite, quartz is extremely continuous, with no dramatic variations in color or pattern. Quartz does not have to be sealed, simply clean it with soapy water.

Soapstone:

 Soapstone comes from Finland, China and Brazil and is quarried like granite and quartz. Soapstone is composed primarily of magnesite, dolomite, chlorite and talc. Soapstone ranges anywhere from 300 to 400 million years old, and the talc gives it a soft, warm appearance and touch. One of the really cool things about soapstone is that it is nonporous and it’s impervious to virtually any type of chemical so it’s perfect for forensic and science labs. It completely resists bacterial growth and no sealing is required. During the first month, soapstone should be periodically rubbed with mineral oil to bring out the beauty of the stone and its marbling. Unlike granite or quartz, soapstone doesn't require the extra cost of installing a substrate support.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Furniture Moving Is Super Important for Carpet but Not So Great for Your...





Hi, Matt Capell here. Hope you're having a wonderful day today. Hey, I got a quick tip that'll help your carpet to last a lot, lot longer, that sometimes we forget about.

So furniture. It's best with your furniture in your house. See for example my house, my wife Patty, she really likes to reconfigure, move things around. I'll come home, it's like a new house, right? She moves it, and she does that because she likes to do things and change it up.

However, that does one thing for our carpet, which is nice. It means we're not hitting the same traffic all the time. I've mentioned this before in other videos, but it's like if you have a spot on your backyard where you walk this path, or say you walk along a ditch or something, all that grass is going to die because it's just hitting the same area over and over and over.

So in the case of carpet and furniture, it's best to move your furniture periodically and create a different walk-path. Move your bed to a different side so you're hitting a different pathway. Move that couch. And I know a lot of people say, "Well Matt, hey I can only have my furniture in a certain way" and that's true, but you can also move your couch maybe even a foot a direction or that, that helps a little bit. It makes so that way you're not just hitting the same area and causing your carpet to lay down and look bad.

So my tip for you today, is to please move your furniture periodically. It'll make for your carpet to last a whole long time, and look so much better.

If you have any questions, be sure to comment, like, share this below. Thank you again so much for taking time to listen, and I appreciate you. Thanks again!



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.

Join the Conversation:

Subscribe to the Main Capell Flooring Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/capellinteriors
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Felt Pads Will Help Preserve Your Flooring.......Capell Flooring (208) 2...





Felt pads will help preserve your flooring.....please use them in your hardwood, laminate wood, luxury vinyl and vinyl areas to protect your floors from dings, scratches, and wear and tear.



If you haven’t already please stop by our store to pick up a copy of my book, “The Consumer’s Guide to Flooring, or you can go here to download a digital FREE copy today at https://consumersguidetoflooring.com



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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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Revamp and Complete Your Room with Just One Wall





It's that time of year when warmer weather outside motivates spring cleaning and other interior home updates.

One way to spruce up your space is with a signature wall (also called an accent wall). A signature wall anchors the room with a blast of color, texture, shape, or a unique finish that contrasts with the rest of the room.

A signature wall is about you – an extension of your interests and personality. It’s important to choose your accent wall carefully. It might be a wall that already has some unique characteristics, like a bookcase, fireplace, or windows. Or you might prefer to choose a more neutral, blank wall to use as the canvas for your accent wall.


Whichever way you go, make sure that you take the wall’s surroundings into account when deciding on an accent wall location and color. You don’t want to paint an entire wall only to realize that it completely clashes with the couch and carpeting in the same room!

After choosing the wall, it's time to decide what you want on it. Often a signature wall is marked by a contrasting paint color that is found nowhere else in the room, except a few accessories like throw pillows or vases.

Another option is to make it a feature wall with a mural, wood or tile design, or an arrangement of framed photos or art.

Inspiration for accent walls can be found all over the Internet, like this site with accent walls for the living room, or this one with walls using murals, or this site with photos and accent wall tips.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Flooring Insurance - Order an extra box or Two of Your Flooring For Futu...





We have a term we like to refer to as flooring insurance.  If you are buying flooring like tile or engineered hardwood, it is worth it to order 1-2 extra boxes for possible repairs down the road. Our owner Matt Capell discusses why it is worth it to plan ahead for possible mishaps....



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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