Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CONTEST!!! - Capell Flooring and Interiors is having a contest!

CONTEST!!  Capell Flooring and Interiors is having a CONTEST!


Fill in the blank below to win a Carpet Stain Removal Cleaner Kit!  5 Lucky WINNERS will be announced on Monday December 1st at noon MST, yes Monday after Black Friday.

Rules:
Like our page and leave a comment(s) with your answer below to be entered into our drawing.  Share this contest on your wall to be entered into our drawing twice.  This is a local contest only in the Boise Greater Area the prizes will need picked up at our store. No purchase necessary.

Bonus Offer:
Whoever SHARES this page on their wall will also be entered into an additional drawing for a FREE hardwood care kit which includes a mop, 32 oz of hardwood cleaner, dusting pad, touch up markers, and lots of furniture pads.

Go to our Facebook page to enter:  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

City of Meridian - Cracks the Top 50

We did it! We cracked the top 50 in two listings rating the best places to live in the U.S.

Money Magazine is no stranger to Idaho, and certainly, to Meridian. The magazine named Meridian to its 2014 list of Top 50 Best Places to Live. This is the fourth time the City of Meridian has received this recognition with a ranking of 49 and is the only city in Idaho to make the list.

The publication alternates ranking cities or towns each year, citing their favorability and “livability” scores. For this year, the criteria included cities with a population between 50,000 and 300,000. The magazine started with a pool of 781 cities, and through research and analytics, shaved the list down to the top 50. Other criteria included: median household income, job growth, housing prices, test scores, crime rates and overall quality of life.

“One of the things I love most about Meridian is the people. We are truly blessed with some
of the most giving, selfless private and corporate citizens a community could ever hope for,” said Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd. “We have a community that gives back and it’s great to see this recognized in such a prestigious publication.”

In the story, Meridian was heralded for its “giving” community and strong corporate citizenship model, citing the $25 million dollar gift to develop Kleiner Park, as well as the anonymous gift in 2012 of a food bank. Other attributes contributing to Meridian’s ranking included the varied options for dining, shopping, proximity to a plethora of outdoor recreation venues and the strong economic climate. Two local business entities called out in the article include The Village at Meridian and Scentsy. The complete list available at 2014 Money Magazine Best Places To Live.

To our further delight, another online business publication rated Meridian as the 22nd most desirable place in which to live. For the full article and listing, go to 24/7 Wall Street Most Desirable Places To Live.

And to top off the round of accolades, we’re also in an enviable position of being named the third safest city in Idaho. According to the online real estate blog movoto.com that looks at towns across the state, they started with a list of places in Idaho with populations of 5,000 or more. Crime data was then gathered for each place from the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report assessing murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes. To read more about the assessment and listing, go to Safest Idaho Cities.

We should be proud of all of these accomplishments and the recognition that our fine city deserves. What a blessing it is to live in Meridian!

This posted with permission from the City of Meridian - Click Here for the Original Post



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Capell Flooring and Interiors - Meet Becky

Hi!! My name is Becky. I have blessed with a husband of 15 years who has put up with me. We have two kids; Casi and Mike.
I love being outdoors, hiking, snowboarding and roller-blading. I also like a nice lazy sunny day outside
We have 2 Bengals and they are also extremely active as we
ll which fits our lifestyle. They are so active they need a cat wheel to run on (it is a bigger version of a hamster wheel).
putting together jigsaw puzzles or reading a book.
I love the look of granite, the array of colors that carpet offers and tying all that in together with tile (just like a jigsaw puzzle)!
Capell Flooring and Interiors is a wonderful place to work and shop. We like to make sure we have a laid back relaxing atmosphere where you are more than a face and number. We like to really get to know you and understand your needs.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Capell Flooring and Interiors - Meet Sheri Cole

Hi I’m Sheri Cole! I grew up in Boise, attending Capital High School and then continuing on to Boise State, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education.  I played tennis for BSU on a tennis scholarship and enjoyed my years there. The tennis skills have transferred over to my working at Capell Flooring and Interiors, because if you come in for a visit, you may be challenged to a ping pong game :).  And by no
Sheri - Capell Flooring and Interiors
coincidence, there is a table upstairs in the warehouse! I married my husband, Terry, also from Boise, who is now a Captain for the Boise Fire Dept., while going to BSU. After graduation, I taught the first grade until my children were born. We have 3 awesome kids, and we still enjoy all the time we can spend with them.  I love art, and have a holiday window painting business on the side, which keeps me very busy mostly at the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. I love to shop, go out to lunch with friends, and spend time with my husband Terry and kids. I try to bring a friendly and fun personality to everyone that comes in.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Labor Day 2014! Capell Flooring and Interiors

In observation of the Labor Day 2014,

Capell Flooring and Interiors

will be

 closed Labor Day weekend and on Monday on 

September 1st.  Please feel free to email us at 

sales@capellinteriors.com over the holiday 

weekend, and we can setup an appointment starting 

on the week of Tuesday September 2nd.  Sorry for 

any inconvenience this may cause and we will see 

you the following week.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Capell Flooring and Interiors - Meet Justin Phipps

My name is Justin Phipps and I grew up near Tucson, Arizona.  I attended Boise State University and graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems in 1998.  I am married to my wife Nicole, and have two daughters; Amber and 
Justin Phipps - Capell Flooring and Interiors
Aubrey.  One of my favorite things to do is long distance running.

I ran cross country in high school and have braved the Race to Robbie Creek 8 times; finishing in the top 25 on 3 different occasions!  I love to stay active and spend a lot of time with my family on various things like: running, basketball, and Boise State Football.  I have had the privilege of working with Capell Flooring 1996; first starting as an installer and learning how to install carpet, tile, laminate, and vinyl along the way. I currently work in management and estimating and I do have to say that my degree in CIS helps with precision and accuracy.  I am a highly energetic person with a friendly outgoing attitude and I love helping and contributing to the flooring store in the Treasure Valley. I look forward to helping you with your next project!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Boise is a Great Place to Live

Let’s face it, I’m biased.  I was born in downtown Boise’s St. Luke’s Hospital and grew up in South Meridian.  After going off to school, I got married and came back.  The Treasure Valley is a great place to live, and I wanted to give you a perspective from a small business owner that owns Capell Flooring and Interiors that was born and raised here.

Although, the population has grown a lot since I was born in the 1970’s, Boise still is relatively small compared to other cities in the Northwest.  You have a smaller town feel, but you also have all the amenities
Boise, Idaho - downtown
of a larger city.  I happen to be a big sports fan, and love Boise State sports, especially their football and basketball teams.  No, we don’t have any NBA, NFL, or MLB teams, but we continue to be a great and supportive minor sports league town as well.

Boise is what I would call the best of both worlds.  To further explain, Boise is large enough to have lots of options, events, and things to do.  On the flip side, it is small enough that you can get to know your neighbors and you can experience some great and genuine Idaho hospitality.  I see Boise as having common ground and a good give and take between the size of the town and things to do.


National magazines, websites, and other national sources have Boise ranked often as one of the best places to live, best places to do business, and the list goes on and on.  Click here to see one of the most recent postings where Boise is ranked by the Brookings Institute, KPMG, and Forbes.  If you are looking for a place to live where the city and surrounding areas are great as well as the people, come give the Boise area, nestled in what we call the Treasure Valley in Southwest Idaho, a try.
One of our awesome customers rolled in with this truck.  Justin and I had to take a picture with it.
About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Capell Flooring and Interiors - Meet Matt Capell

My name is Matt Capell and I am the president/owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors.  I was born in Boise, and raised in Meridian, Idaho.  I love Idaho and being in the Treasure Valley.  I’m a second generation owner of our family business and love working with people to create their dream homes and offices whether through remodeling or new construction.

Meeting people is one of the great pleasures of my
Matt Capell - Owner
job, and this business makes it possible to meet new people each and every day.  Besides growing up in the flooring industry in Boise, I've worked for our family business full-time since 2002 and have been the primary owner since 2008.  I’m married to my wife Patty and have been blessed with 5 children, 4 daughters and 1 son that keep me busy when I’m not doing flooring.


In my spare time I really like to be involved with my family that comes first for me, sports, and church responsibilities.  I participate in USTA tennis leagues, basketball, weightlifting, and enjoy being a scout/youth leader in the community.  Please come and see us at our flooring store in Meridian, Idaho, where we actually care about you as an individual and want to help you make the best possible decisions for your home.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Friday, August 22, 2014

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 Scotch-guard, 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
Continuous Filament Carpet Thread in different colors.
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.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Have you seen our Capell Flooring YouTube channel?

Have you seen our Capell Flooring YouTube channel?  At Capell Flooring and Interiors, we like to post videos, commentaries, and other interesting things pertaining to flooring, Boise, Meridian, and the Treasure Valley.  If you need some design ideas, need to some of your questions answered, or just like to look at beautiful homes of carpet, tile, hardwood, and granite, our site is one to consider checking out.

  
About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hardwood Refinishing Service – Capell Flooring and Interiors

Replacing your beautiful hardwood floors can get expensive. To extend the life of your flooring Capell Flooring and Interiors offers a top of the line hardwood flooring refinishing service. As sad as it is, hardwood floors won’t last forever, but this service can make that dull-looking floor look new again.
Hardwood floors can get dinged up, stained and scratched throughout the years. Kids, animals and just heavy foot traffic will beat up the floor and that is something we have to accept. But it doesn't have to stay that way. With Capell Flooring and Interiors hardwood flooring refinishing, extending the life of your hardwood flooring can be a reality.

Once you figure out which room you want refinished the first thing that needs to be done is clearing the room
out of all furniture. Give the room a good vacuum and mop to get any debris and dust off the floor. Next, make sure the room is sealed up to keep any dust from sanding in the room. Also cover any electrical outlets and air vents to prevent spreading of dust as well. Turning off the air conditioning or heat will prevent any dust from circulating throughout the house.
After that you have a few options.
  • Sanding the dull-looking hardwood floors is the typical option for homeowners. Sanding will remove any dings, stains or scratches on the floor and best prepare the hardwood for a new coat of hardwood finish.
  • Dustless sanding is another option and the name speaks for itself. While it is not 100 percent dust free, the equipment used in this process doesn't allow as much dust to escape into the room. This is a great option for people with allergies.
  • Maintenance coats of hardwood finish can also be used. This is more of a quick fix for those dull floors and won’t last as long as traditional sand and refinish because it doesn't get all the scratches in a floor out.  It is still a nice option that costs less.
The professionals at Capell Flooring and Interiors also sand around the baseboards of the room to ensure every section of the room is hit so there is no unevenness in the look of the final product. We also make sure to clean up any dust and/or debris before applying the new coat of finish. Capell Flooring and Interiors normally applies two to three coats of hardwood finish down on the hardwood floors to ensure the best quality and best looking final product.

We know there are a lot of do-it yourselfers out there, but this process should be left to the professionals at Capell Flooring and Interiors. We will get the job done right and in a timely fashion. We take the hassle out of you doing it all on your own. For more information or to set up an appointment contact us at (208) 288-0151 or email us at sales@capellinteriors.com. Capell Flooring and Interiors proudly serves the residents in Boise, Meridian, and the surrounding areas in the Treasure Valley in Idaho, and will be glad to give your hardwood flooring a new look.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Designer Countertops – "Yes, Capell Flooring does those too!"

Countertops are one of the most underrated parts of home design. They combine function and style to make our homes a more enjoyable place to live in. Finding the perfect countertop for the right use is what the experts at Capell Flooring and Interiors do best. You can enjoy beautiful surfaces in a variety of materials. We have everything from natural stone to laminate countertops. There are products to fit every design and every price point.  You can view the designs that you like best by coming into our showroom or us taking you to the actual slab yards in Boise, Idaho.  Please feel free to take a look at the photo gallery on our Capell Flooring facebook page to see many different counters we have done for additional ideas. This is a great way to begin planning your interior design before actually putting it together.

Not all homeowners are designers at heart. But that is no reason not to live in a beautiful home. You can get design help by requesting a design consultation. Our experts can take your ideas and turn them into a complete look for your room. Are you worried about staying under budget? Combining the help from our interior designer team and your quote can solve this problem with ease. Our design consultants will listen to your questions and concerns to offer easy and affordable solutions. Requesting a consultation is easy with our online form. Fill out your information and available times and we will send one of our experts to your home. You can get immediate help when you visit our local store or call (208) 288-0151 by phone for quick answers.

Selecting Your Countertops

There are many different ways to use a countertop surface to your advantage. Having the right material and
placement will go a long way towards making life at home easier. Here are some ways that you can determine which countertop products will fit you best:
  • Where is the surface going? Your needs will be different depending on where you place your countertop. For example, a kitchen countertop will need to be resilient and easy to clean. You may want to consider granite, which is hard enough to withstand sharp knives and can be sealed to repel stains and bacteria. Many choose porcelain or ceramic for the bathroom because it has a high resistance to moisture. Finished hardwood looks great in entertainment areas where picture frames and decorations will rest on the surface.  It is typically a good idea to consider where you are installing your countertop before making any decisions on the material.
  • Consider the level of maintenance you want. Copper can be a bold and luxurious look for a kitchen that is rarely used but meant to entertain. However, it will require more maintenance than other choices. Natural stone also requires higher maintenance because it needs to be sealed and protected from oil or acid damage.  Ceramic tile can be an affordable but easy to care for material for family homes. It offers a budget friendly solution. The same can be said for laminate counters, which last a decent amount of time and are durable.  The colors and choices of laminate counters have improved drastically over the past 5 years as well. Some countertops will need more cleaning than others. Refer to your manufacturer’s information, if you have technical questions or we can point you in the right direction.
  • Know your budget. Either save up or plan to spend based on what you have to spend now. That is the easiest way to pay for any home renovation without stress! Our quotes are always accurate and can help you plan better.
Find the countertops you need and installation service at our showroom in Meridian, Idaho at Capell Flooring and Interiors.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Vinyl Flooring – “It is not your grandmother’s vinyl floor of years past”

Vinyl Flooring – “It is not your grandmother’s vinyl floor of years past”

Vinyl has been a top selling flooring choice for many years. Although it had rough beginnings due to its limited designs, today’s market has embraced vinyl. This resilient flooring type can be found in sheet form or vinyl tiles at Capell Flooring and Interiors in Meridian, Idaho. One of the top selling points of this floor covering is the fact that it offers high quality for homes without the sticker shock of other floor types. Better still, it has become a favorite of interior designers because of the hundreds of patterns available! Capell Flooring and Interiors offers quality resilient vinyl sheet goods and vinyl tile floors.

We deliver the products that you need for your home or office with reliability. Then you have the option to use one of our helpful services. Design consultation allows you to create a design plan that works best for your home. Free estimates make it easy to plan ahead to stick to your budget. In-home measurement makes getting the right amount of flooring simple. Installation is offered for all customers who want professional results. All installers have the necessary experience, licenses, and insurance for the best results. When you need a team that can improve your home, we are up to the challenge every time.

A Resilient Option

“Resilient” can mean many things. In this case, the term “resilient” refers to vinyl’s ability to absorb shocks. That means that dropping items on its surface or exposing it to heavy foot traffic will not harm the surface. Instead, vinyl can absorb the impact and “pop” back out into its original shape. This makes for a very durable and long lasting floor. Vinyl is also famous for a number of other great benefits. Some of those benefits include:
  • A Softer Surface: People who walk across vinyl for the first time often remark, “It’s softer than I thought it would be.” The springy feeling that resilient flooring has may help with joint and back aches compared to harder surfaces such as hardwood or tile. Most hard surfaced floor types are durable, but they can be uncomfortable. This includes hardwood and ceramic tile. Soft surface flooring like carpet is more comfortable, but less durable. Vinyl is a happy medium with some level of softness and shock absorption plus durability.
  • Easier Cleaning: You can spend less time scrubbing, shampooing, and polishing. This low maintenance flooring option stays clean. It does not stain or absorb bad odors from food, smoke, and pets. Scratches are rare, and tight seams will not collect dirt or bacteria. You can use a dust mop, broom, or lightly dampened cloth to clean your vinyl flooring. You can save money over time by skipping the professional cleaning services needed for other floors, too.
  • Safety and Strength: Vinyl is considered a safer option for a number of reasons. The softer surface provides extra protection for falls or dropped items around the house. It does not ignite when it comes into contact with fire.  It will not release dangerous chemicals or require harsh cleaners. This floor can resist water and heat well. It will stand up to harsh UV rays and won’t swell with changing temperatures or moisture, and more!
If you are looking for the best on vinyl sheet and vinyl tile flooring, please come visit our showroom, in Meridian, Idaho, or give us a call at (208) 288-0151

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Beautiful Tile Flooring – Capell Flooring and Interiors

Beautiful Tile Flooring – Capell Flooring and Interiors

Tile is a beautiful and effortless choice for any home. It is durable and lasts a long time. You can shop for this great floor covering at Capell Flooring and Interiors. We deliver and install high quality tile flooring in the Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Eagle, Idaho, areas at affordable prices. You will find hundreds of styles of tile in every color and texture you can imagine at our showroom in Meridian, Idaho.  Professional installation
Capell Flooring and Interiors - Tile Room
makes updating any space in your home a breeze. You can trust the flooring professionals at Capell Flooring and Interiors to make your home look and feel its best!

Characteristics of Tile

There are many great qualities that tile has. This floor covering can be a beneficial addition to any room in any home. Its versatile nature is what makes it such a popular choice for homeowners who want new flooring. Here are some of the best reasons to consider tile flooring:
  • Affordable: Tile is one of the most affordable choices on the market long term. The maintenance cost is lower than with hardwood or carpet. It lasts for years when properly cared for, so it ends up paying for itself in the future.
  • Fast to Install: If you want a quick fix for the bathroom, kitchen, or other rooms in your home, tile is a great choice. The installation tends to be quick because it doesn’t require extensive work. There is no sanding, shampooing or settling involved. There is little chemical residue or dust to worry about. This is one of the easiest materials to place.
  • Durable: There isn’t much that can damage tile! It resists both heat and cold. There is no worrying about swelling because it blocks out moisture. It does not lose its shape even after many years of foot traffic. There is no need to worry about children or pets staining and it is harder to scratch tile than hardwood.
  • Easy to Clean: Maintenance is simple with tile. You don’t need more than a steam mop or mild detergent and mop to keep the surface sterile. You can pick up dust and dirt with a broom. Allergens like pet dander and pollen don’t stick to tile, so it’s great for families with allergies. It also keeps odors at a minimum and does not promote mold or mildew. Tile is one of the cleanest and easiest choices available.
  • Many Options: There are almost as many styles of tile as there are types of people out there! You can find hundreds of color combinations, textures, and materials. We carry natural stone, porcelain, and ceramic. Each has their own look and feel. You can even mix and match tiles to create patterns on the floor.
  • Works In Many Rooms: Tile is just as good for your living room and bedroom as it is for the bathroom and kitchen. Its durability makes it an easy fit just about anywhere in the home. The many styles it comes it makes it easy to adapt to an existing or new design.
If you are looking for flooring that combines ease and beauty, tile can be the perfect option for your home. Shopping for tile is easy when you come to Capell Flooring and Interiors! We are the number one choice for Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Eagle, Idaho, homeowners who are looking for quality tile flooring and services. Find out more by visiting our website and viewing additional information about the products you love. Request an appointment with one of our consultants by calling (208) 288-0151 or emailing us at sales@capellinteriors.com. Update your home with beautiful tile flooring today.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thank you to all our Wonderful Customers – Capell Flooring and Interiors

Thank you to all our Wonderful Customers – Capell Flooring and Interiors

From an early age I was taught an “attitude of gratitude.”  Thank you was a very important part of my upbringing.  Please be sure to say things like, “thanks for the ride,” or “thank you for dinner,” at my friends’ houses. It was ingrained into me when very young, and I could give countless other examples where I was taught to be thankful by my parents who are also the founders of our store.  That being said, I think it is very appropriate to say thank you to our wonderful customers here at Capell Flooring and Interiors.


We really do have wonderful customers here at our store in Meridian, Idaho.  The best part of all that we
do is that we form lifetime friendships with a lot of the people for whom we work, and continue to help again and again over a long period of time.  If you want to take a minute to read some of the online reviews please click hereThis happens to also be our 40th year in business and again we just wanted to say thank you to all the customers and people that have made this possible to be your flooring store in the Boise’s Treasure Valley and the surrounding areas locally.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Read other articles I have written here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What exactly is Laminate Wood and is it a good flooring option?

Laminate flooring has always been a popular choice for homeowners on a budget. But any homeowner can enjoy this beautiful floor covering and its convenient installation. Capell Flooring and Interiors provides high quality laminate floors to residents in Meridian, Idaho, at great prices. We offer a large variety of floor designs, ranging from light to dark and everything in between! It is easy to create an interior design that you and you family can enjoy every day. Choosing quality products ensures that you have the best experience at home. This low maintenance and affordable option can be shipped fast to you.

Laminate flooring offers many of the same benefits as hardwood does. For example, it is a hard surface floor covering. This means that it won’t absorb odors and dirt like carpet tends to. This can make cleaning a lot easier when it comes to day to day maintenance. Stains are resisted by the durable, laminated surface of the floor. It is also more resistant to moisture that might collect in bathrooms and kitchens. The top layer of laminate planks is durable enough to stand up to scratching and buffing from high foot traffic as well.  (It can scratch though, so you need to still be careful.) This is a floor that can handle everyday use.

Another great benefit of laminate flooring is that it is easy to install. Installation for hardwood typically takes a while because there are many steps involved. For example, hardwood needs to be left in the room it is installed in for up to 48-72 hours to adjust to the moisture of the air and to acclimate. This prevents swelling and lifting that can occur after it is placed. Laminate wood does not normally need to adjust and can be installed right away. The tongue and groove system is often used on laminate planks for convenience. This glue less method makes installation easy by allowing homeowners or installers to simply click the planks together. The planks are also shorter than hardwood planks which makes laminate easier to transport and to fit in tight corners.


The most obvious benefit of this floor covering is its economical price. Hardwood can cost thousands of dollars even after it is installed due to the need for occasional sanding and refinishing. Damages, which are more common in busy homes, can lead to expensive replacement. Laminate wood flooring has a higher resistance to scratches and water damage, so replacements are few and far in between. The planks can be un-clicked and lifted in the event of a damaged spot, making the replacement possible. This is the perfect option for a homeowner who wants convenience and great design at a fraction of the price!

Getting the beautiful look of hardwood doesn't need to cost more than necessary, and laminate wood is a great option. Enjoy the added benefit and fine design of quality laminate flooring from Capell Flooring and Interiors. Call us to get a measure and quote today. Find our store near you in Meridian, Idaho, or call (208) 288-0151 to learn more about our products and services today.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hardwood Floors, Styles, and Trends – Capell Flooring and Interiors

Hardwood Floors, Styles, and Trends – Capell Flooring and Interiors

So you want hardwood floors in your home? The big question is where do you start? Unfortunately, you can’t just throw the hardwood down and call it a day. It can be a difficult process from beginning to end, so let the professionals at Capell Flooring and Interiors help you find the right flooring and install it properly.

Once you decide that hardwood flooring is what you want, you can check the first step off your list. The next part of the process is figuring out what style of wood flooring you want. Hardwood comes in three main styles: strip flooring, plank flooring and parquet flooring.

*Strip flooring is normally 3 inches wide or less, which creates a linear effect in a room. This style of wood flooring is considered the “Traditional Hardwood” flooring. Strip flooring also makes the room it is installed in appear larger than it actually is. This is great for small rooms or apartments to give the impression of having a larger space.

*Parquet flooring comes in a variety of sizes and normally gives a room a non-linear appearance. It can come in complex or simple designs. This leads to a lot of creativity for the installer and interior designer.

*Plank flooring is wider than strip flooring, but also gives a room a linear look to it. This type of hardwood makes the room feel casual and comfortable.

Once you figure what style of flooring you want, the tough decision of what kind of hardwood you want to purchase and install comes next.  Hardwood comes in a variety of choices -- from color to hardness -- it can be a difficult decision to make. Depending on the decor in your home, certain wood species probably won’t be a good fit right off the bat.

Some of the common species of hardwood are: hickory, oak, cherry, maple, and walnut. Of these hickory is the hardest and cherry is the softest. The harder the wood, the better it can withstand wear and tear of a busy family or office. In this example, hickory would be a better flooring option over elm for a household with a lot of foot traffic.  (See our Janka scale blog for more details.)


Hardwood flooring can be refinished. Consumers have the choice of engineered and solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood can only be refinished a certain amount of times and has limitations. On the other hand, solid hardwood can be refinished multiple times. The choice between these two types of wood will most likely be decided by the location of where the flooring is to be installed and what your preferences are with the wood flooring.

Something else to consider when choosing the type of hardwood flooring is the edging. Hardwood comes in two types of edging: squared or beveled.

*Squared edges create a uniform, smooth surface. This blends one board to another giving an overall look of contemporary.

*Beveled edges have a noticeable groove in the boards. Despite sounding like a dirt magnet, these beveled edges come completely sealed from the factory, which makes it easy to sweep and vacuum out the grooves.
Some manufacturers make flooring that is slightly beveled. This gives consumers more options and a different look with the wood.


Capell Flooring and Interiors staff will be able to help you decide which edging best fits your needs. There are definitely a lot of things to consider when picking out flooring. If hardwood is the best for you, Capell Flooring and Interiors will install it and get you back to relaxing in your living room or cooking in that kitchen as fast as we can. Households in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Eagle can get the process started today by browsing through our website for ideas or our inspirational photo gallery. If you find something you like stop by our showroom in Meridian and let one of our friendly staff members assist you in your search for new hardwood flooring.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Why We Love Carpet? ~ Capell Flooring and Interiors

For decades, homeowners have been choosing carpet flooring. There is something about that velvet feeling underfoot and comforting warmth that makes a house feel more like a home. This classic floor covering comes in all of the colors of the rainbow and more patterns than you can imagine. Quality carpeting and installation service is affordable when you shop with Capell Flooring and Interiors in Meridian, Idaho. We provide the Boise and the Treasure Valley homes, and local business with the perfect floor coverings with great service.

Carpet is popular for a variety of reasons. Between the great value compared to other flooring and the long-Carpet is generally recommended for rooms that have little or no contact with moisture. Some of the most common spaces for carpet include bedrooms, playrooms and living rooms.
lasting quality, there are so many reasons to choose this material. Homeowners in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, and Eagle will find that this is a good investment for many areas of the home. You can estimate long term use depending on how high the foot traffic in your home is and a few other wear factors.

Interior designers will find that carpet is one of the best tools when it comes to creating a beautiful decor. There are hundreds of colors and patterns to match different styles and price points. Texture also plays a key role in the way that carpet can fit a room’s design. Shag has a laid back look that can work with vintage or modern styles. Wool carpeting is an elegant choice for bedrooms. A frieze pile carpet in a bold color looks great in dens and home offices. The design possibilities are almost infinite. You can even find “green” carpeting for the environmentally conscious homeowner. This kind of carpet is made from recycled materials or natural fibers, like jute grass.

Caring for your new carpet floors is simple. A weekly pass with the vacuum can help keep dirt from being ground too deeply into the fibers. It can also pick up any pollen, dander, or dust that has been trapped in the carpet’s surface to make breathing indoors easier. It is recommended that you clean your carpet at a minimum every 12 to 18 months to get any dirt that has been left behind or sunk too deep into the fibers. This can also be an easy solution for stains or odors that might linger. Some carpets are treated with stain resistant chemicals. These varieties of carpet can help make cleanings easier and extend the life of your floors.

Installation for this floor covering is also simple. Carpet can come in tiles or in 12 ft roll goods.  Rolls need to be cut before installation and it is best to look at it as one large sewing project. Carpet tiles can simply be placed like a grid in the room of your choice and are commonly used in commercial applications. A proper high quality pad is recommended to go underneath the carpet flooring for added comfort and protection from scraping and moisture from the sub-floors.  A good carpet pad just makes your carpet feel better and is worth the extra investment. The flooring experts at Capell Flooring and Interiors will help you through this process and make the transition to your new carpeting as smooth as possible. You should take the exposure to sunlight and amount of foot traffic into account prior to installation to decide where the best places to use carpet are as well.


Ordering your new carpet flooring is easy with Capell Flooring and Interiors. Shop carpet online or visit our showroom in the Meridian, Idaho and surrounding areas. Improve your home today with quality carpet products and installation.

About Matt Capell – is the primary owner of Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding area. He loves flooring, business, and meeting people. His company tries to educate about flooring and the Treasure Valley and make the floor covering process a fun and great experience each and every time.  Feel free to connect with me!
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