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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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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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our Revolving Holiday Door at Capell Flooring and Interiors

Our Revolving Holiday Door at Capell Flooring and Interiors
            You may have noticed that our front door has changed a lot over the past year and a half.  We have artistic talent in our office with our very own Sheri Cole.  She has been painting business windows since high school, and she shares her talent with us now on our revolving holiday door.
            Sheri originally started doing window painting for businesses in the mid-1980’s, while attending Capital High School and has continued that throughout the Treasure Valley mostly each Thanksgiving and Christmas time each year.  Since she works with Capell Flooring and Interiors now, she has been willing to share her talents with our wonderful customers.  Each holiday she comes up with something fun, and each new design that helps add smiles to everybody that sees them.

            Here are a few links to some of the doors she has done.  Click Here: Currently we would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July and come see us if you need some flooring needs.



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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Carpet Selection Guide - Capell Flooring and Interiors, Boise, Idaho

Carpet Selection Guide

Choose your carpet carefully:

Capell Flooring and Interiors has compiled a list of facts and details that may help customers become comfortable with carpet terms and definitions. This helps you feel confident in your decision when shopping for your new carpet.

Manufacturing Terms

There are a handful of terms that describe the carpet-making process which you should be familiar with before we get to talking about carpet pile styles. They are:
Gauge

Gauge refers to the space between the needles on a tufting machine . This measurement is recorded in fractions of an inch, and indicates the number of needles that are positioned across the width of the tufting machine.
Pitch

Pitch is the space between the stitches made by the needles (the distance which the backing material shifts before the needle punches in the next tuft). It is measured by using the number of tufts per inch.
Density

Density is the measure of the closeness of the pile yarns, and it will reveal the gauge and pitch. It is measured by the number of ounces per yard. Usually, a greater density means a higher quality carpet.
Face Weight

Face weight is the number of ounces per yard of fiber extending above the primary backing. All of these measurements (gauge, pitch, density and face weight) are dependent on one another. For example, if the density increases but the pile height doesn't change, the face weight will be greater. Or if the pile height raises with the density staying the same, the face weight will increase.
The remainder of this article will provide information on Cut- Pile styles (59% of the current market), Loop-Pile types (28% of the market), and Cut and Loop-Pile combination styles (13% of the market).

Cut-Pile Styles


Saxony Pile

A saxony style usually has a pile height close to three quarters of an inch. The most important characteristic of a saxony will be whether the pile is constructed with curled, heattreated yarns with enough density to allow the fibers to keep their shape under foot traffic and furniture. A large number of the luxury carpets produced are of the saxony pile.
Plush or Velvet

Plush styles are thick enough to stay strong against regular use. The most important feature of a plush is that there is barely any twist set in the face yarns that make up the pile. This produces a soft, even texture on the surface of the plush or velvet carpet. This "velvet-plush" carpet should not be exposed to high temperatures in cleaning solutions. Applying these cleaners can chemically burn your plush or velvet. Temperature settings must be lowered from the highest settings.
Shag Pile

This type of pile has nearly vanished from modern stores. But for those that argue it still has a place in interior design, there are still some shag carpets that have lasted from the early seventies. A shag carpet will usually have a pile height greater than one inch, but that pile height has to have a low enough density to have that effortless look. The ends of the yarns are on the surface instead of the tips like with many other carpet types.
Splush (short-shag or mini-shag)

This carpet is somewhere between the shag and the plush. The pile height is normally around three quarters of an inch. It does not have enough density for the yarn ends to retain their shape when the floor is walked on. The "random lay" look is still very similar to shag despite the fact that the density is greater in this pile type.
Frieze(free-say)

This variety is made up of very tightly wound yarns that have a rough, nubby look.
Grass-pile

Grass-pile carpets are normally crafted with slit-film olefin which mimics the look of grass. It is sold in dozens of different colors.

Loop-Pile Types


Level Loop-Pile

This pile type is made up of even-leveled tufts in an uncut or loop-pile design. Commercial quality carpet is usually of the level-loop variety with greater density but less pile height.
Multi-Level Loop-Pile

This pile type can also be referred to as "high-low" pile carpet. It is created by increasing tension on the yarn during tufting, which forms designs with high and low loops.

Cut And Loop Pile Styles
Sculptured Saxony

Sculptured saxony is a mix of higher, cut-pile yarns which is different in texture than lower, loop-pile yarns which stay uncut.
Sculptured Shag

Sculptured shag is close to the sculptured Saxony. The difference though is that sculptured shag is made up of higher, less dense cut-pile yarns in a shag design, contrasted by lower loops which stay uncut.
Level Cut-loop

Manufacturers use this method to make many different types of designs with cut and loop piles of the same height.

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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