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Accent With Area Rugs

Area Rugs are the perfect accent for your new Hardwood!

Accent your Hardwood with Area Rugs.

Accent your Hardwood with Area Rugs.

More and more of us are choosing hard surface products for our homes. Harwood and Tile make up the bulk of most purchases for new homes. Why not accent those floors with Area Rugs? You can use Rugs for warmth and color. If your find your new floors are a little louder then you care for Rugs can help reduce the noise factor.

stripe rug brooks and falotico

Determining the proper size for a rug is just as important as finding the right color and pattern. At ProSource we can help you with the dimensions for your particular area as well. Keep in mind that we also offer custom-sizing for hard-to-fit areas and these can be made from every product we sell from High End Wool, Sisal, Cut and Loop Patterns or even Shag.

striped Rug

Here are some dimensions to keep in mind for the Dining Room, First measure the length and width or diameter of the table.  The recommended allowances are 30″ for side chairs and 36″ for armchairs.  Rugs should extend beyond the chairs in the pulled out position to allow room to get in and out of the chair comfortably.

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Define your spaces within your Living Room. The size and shape of your rug can help determine and define furniture groupings as well as intended areas of use, such as conversation areas.

Rugs can help define your area.

Rugs can help define your area.

Multiple rugs can link one room to another.  Furniture can be centered on the rugs or positioned off the rug depending on the size of the room and feeling you are after.  Companion rugs can be of different patterns, but should share a similar color palette.

Custom Rugs help with the ability to flow from one room to the next.

Custom Rugs help with the ability to flow from one room to the next.

 

In bedrooms, one large rug is luxurious, but the bed will cover most of it. Smaller equal-sized rugs used around the bed are another option. The soft comfort of a rug is most appreciated when stepping in and out of bed.

Don't let your bed cover your Area Rugs!

Don’t let your bed cover your Area Rugs!

In hallways, the length is optional. Try to place a runner rug so it does not end in the middle of a doorway. In a very long hall, several small runners can work. They do not have to match but the colors should coordinate.

hallway rugs

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What About Wool Carpet?

Why would I buy Wool Carpet?

Wool Carpet has innate stain/soil resistance so that chemical stain resistance treatments are not necessary. Wool’s unique fiber structure of overlapping, hard, microscopic scales (much like roof shingles), make it durable and hard wearing while inhibiting dirt adhering to the fiber and giving significantly better soil release than other fibers. Wool is one of the most forgiving and easiest fibers to clean and maintain. It does not attract lint so vacuuming is easier. In wet cleaning, the fiber swells and releases dirt particles.

A simple pattern that creates the perfect combination of style and beauty. The simplicity of this merino wool product relates well to all design statements.

A simple pattern that creates the perfect combination of style and beauty. The simplicity of this merino wool product relates well to all design statements.

Godfrey Hirst  a top manufacturer of fine carpet chooses WOOL is its fiber of choice for the North American market. The wool fiber production process consists of The Natural Elements…Sun, Rain, Grass and Sheep. No artificial ingredients needed, no artificial ingredients added.

Wool is natural..

Wool shorn from sheep is completely natural.  It is composed entirely of amino acids, the building blocks of life.

Wool is sustainable..

It is produced from a totally renewable resource – grass – and is thus environmentally sound

Wool is renewable..

Sheep can be shorn every 9 – 12 months.  New Zealand sheep are renowned for producing the best carpet wools available.

Wool is biodegradable..

In soil, wool readily biodegrades to produce nitrogen, sulfur, carbon dioxide and water, which are all plant nutrients.

Wool carpet is naturally stain and soil resistant..

The wool fiber’s structure consists of overlapping scales, arranged much like roof shingles.  These scales inhibit dirt from adhering to the fiber and help fleck it away.  Wool has significantly better soil release than any other fiber.  Wool cleans better, making stain protection unnecessary.

Wool carpet is naturally crush-resistant..

The wool fiber is naturally curly, and it has more crush resistance than any other fiber.

Wool carpet is hypo-allergenic..

Wool is non-allergenic and does not promote the growth of dust mites or bacteria.

Wool carpet by Godfrey Hirst is affordable..

Godfrey Hirst is one of the largest wool manufacturers in the world, so it can provide an exceptional selection of value priced carpets.

Wool will last throughout the years. Its superior properties assure quality, function and design.

Wool will last throughout the years. Its superior properties assure quality, function and design.

IT’S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOL AND SYNTHETIC FIBERS

  • Wool is a natural product while synthetics are manufactured from man-made chemicals. Wool is the only authentic naturally sustainable carpet fiber.
  • Wool fiber is not only renewable and very durable, it is also low toxic and biodegradable. These are rare qualities in carpet fibers considering most petrochemical based fibers can include over 100 chemicals and be a source of indoor air quality problems.
  • Natural wool is one of the most durable carpet materials, lasting 25 to 50 years.
  • The soft look and rich feel of wool is still unmatched by any man made fiber and can be more affordable than you think.
  • Wool carpet is indeed a long lasting luxury carpet.
  • Wool production compares favorably with the manufacture of man-made fibers in regards to energy consumption utilizing under one-fifth of the energy of nylon manufacturing.
  • Wool is a natural fiber that synthetics strive to emulate.
  • Wool resists and releases soil more easily, is crush resistant, absorbs noise and noxious gases from the air, resists odor, and resists fire more than other fiber choices.
Wool carpet is safe for your family.

Wool carpet is safe for your family.

Merino Wool is the perfect blend of science and nature, not only as a high performance fiber, but also
because it is luxuriously soft. The softness that Merino wool brings to carpet in no way diminishes
performance. As in all wool, Merino wool is natural,sustainable, renewable and biodegradable. Merino
wool carpet is naturally stain, soil and crush resistant. Enjoy the uniqueness that Merino Wool brings to your carpet.

A truly renewable source for flooring comes from the environment.

A truly renewable source for flooring comes from the environment.

A Brief History of Merino Wool

The history of Merino wool dates back to the 1200’s, when the Moors crossbred Spanish sheep with Berber sheep to produce the first Merino sheep. By the 1600’s wool from Merino sheep was recognized as the world’s finest wool, as it is still today. Merinos of all types were introduced into Australia in the late 1700’s. Through selection and crossbreeding, and with particular attention to the impact of the environment on both animal and fleece, the Australian Merino that we now know evolved.

Carpet and Rug Care Guide available here –> Carpet and Rug Institute (this will open a PDF Document)

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Austin, Texas Phone – 512-836-7888

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Dallas Market Center, Texas Phone – 214-742-3300

Fort Worth, Texas  Phone – 817-831-8181

Little Rock, Arkansas Phone –  501-758-0801

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The Right Carpet For Every Room

When thinking about what flooring choices you have for your project why not consider carpet? Too often Clients want to do Hardwood throughout their home, really? How boring!! Carpet is warm and inviting and always feels more welcoming then hard surface products like Hardwood or Tile.

Carpet is more Family Friendly!

Do you want to get get down on the floor and play?

Do you want to get get down on the floor and play?

Do you want the best selection available? Use ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings for your next flooring purchase!

Experience the huge selection of residential commercial carpet that only a leading  carpet distributor like ProSource can deliver. Each of our carpet Showrooms features a huge selection of residential and commercial carpet spanning a wide range of colors and styles. From traditional and simplistic designs to the most elegant and luxurious offerings available, select the carpet flooring that best suits your needs – all at reasonable wholesale prices. Visit our carpet Showrooms to see custom colors and quality products from carpet manufacturers all over the world.

A Pattern Carpet always adds a unique and personal  touch!

A Pattern Carpet always adds a unique and personal touch!

There are many styles, patterns, and colors when chosen correctly can make any room come alive! You can use carpet for certain themes and ideas you may have for a particular room or area of your house.

What a perfect way to set the theme of this room!

What a perfect way to set the theme of this room!

What About My Closet?

What a place to have fun. Usually when I am helping Clients select flooring for their Remodel Job or New Construction Home we use this as an opportunity to go crazy. Define yourself or your particular space just for you. Throw caution to the wind and have some fun, from Animal Prints to Bold Colors their is no Faux Pas here.

A subtle pattern with the right color hues just makes this closet so elegant!

A subtle pattern with the right color hues just makes this closet so elegant!

It’s your closet, let loose and see what happens!

A bold pattern in a striking color is so dramatic!

A bold pattern in a striking color is so dramatic!

The Nursery is the perfect room for Carpet!

Another area of the home where I think carpet is overlooked is in the Nursery. Carpet is warmer and quieter then any other product you could select.

Warm and Quiet ~ Carpet is the perfect option!

Warm and Quiet ~ Carpet is the perfect option!

Carpet is much softer for play time.

Carpet is much softer for play time.

Why does Carpet have to be boring all the time?

When choosing the right carpet let your imagination run free. We get so locked in to boring beige plush carpet, it doesn’t need to be that way.

Bold Diagonal Stripes make an awesome statement!

Bold Diagonal Stripes make an awesome statement!

A nice subtle pattern is the perfect anchor for this Living Room. Choose colors that blend and patterns that accentuate other pieces of furniture in the room.

The wood tones in the furniture just tend to pop on this beautifully patterned carpet.

The wood tones in the furniture just tend to pop on this beautifully patterned carpet.

There is a perfect pattern just for you, get out their and find it!

Pattern Carpet says more then Hardwood ever could.

Pattern Carpet says more then Hardwood ever could.

Not many stores would have this many selections with the multiple Styles, Colors and Patterns. Check with your Contractor,Builder, Interior Designer and see if you could use the Showroom at ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings. With over 140 Locations surely you have one near by?

We have 7 Locations to serve you better:

Allen, Texas Phone – 972-521-5115

Austin, Texas Phone – 512-836-7888

North Dallas, Texas Phone – 972-250-4040

Dallas Market Center, Texas Phone – 214-742-3300

Fort Worth, Texas  Phone – 817-831-8181

Little Rock, Arkansas Phone –  501-758-0801

San Antonio, Texas Phone – 210-829-8290

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Don’t Show me Carpet!

Don’t Show Me Carpet!

Most consumers when they come to the store don’t even want to look at carpet. Why is that? They have had a bad experience with carpet and they do not want to repeat that mistake. But, if I were to sell you carpet in the same budget as the hard surface flooring you want to look at – Hardwood, Tile, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Laminate, etc. I think you would be equally pleased with it’s performance. Most people end up with a Sales Person who doesn’t know the difference and often takes the path of least resistance. Let’s see what a good carpet looks like.

San Jose from the California Collection by Stanton

San Jose from the California Collection by Stanton

The way that your Carpet is constructed plays an important role in it’s performance and life expectancy. Before you start to select a flooring for your home it would help to understand a little more about carpet and it’s advantages. You need to know how stain resistant the fiber is; how resilient (how well it bounces back after repeatedly being walked on) the carpet is; Your carpet’s performance are all influenced by carpet fiber type, carpet dye method, and carpet construction. The construction of your carpet is critical. You can take 30 ounces of carpet fiber and construct Poor to Excellent carpeting.

I was reading an article recently by Warren Tyler which I completely agree with. “Salesmanship: The lost carpet fiber” and from the article I want to borrow a couple of quotes: Bob Shaw once stated in front of over 200 retailers: “My 28-ounce Stainmaster carpet is guaranteed to walk out in four weeks.”(for those not in the Business, Bob Shaw grew the largest carpet manufacturing business in the World before selling it to Warren Buffet).
Warren Tyler commented in return: Why did he say this? Because cheap carpet can’t look good for very long—it may never wear out, which is why those warranties are so useless, but after a few years (maybe less) consumers wish it would wear out so they could purchase new carpet.

Let’s examine some choices when it comes to a quality carpet 

A magnificent patterned cut loop product presented in a wide array of high fashion colors. Unlike multicolor patterns, Chenille’s traditional floral pattern is created by texture, making it easy to incorporate in any design theme and manufactured using 100% Advanced Generation BCF Nylon 6,6, with Advanced Soil and Stain Protection.

A magnificent patterned cut loop product presented in a wide array of high fashion colors. Unlike multicolor patterns, Chenille’s traditional floral pattern is created by texture, making it easy to incorporate in any design theme and manufactured using 100% Advanced Generation BCF Nylon 6,6, with Advanced Soil and Stain Protection.

There are many options when it comes to quality Carpet and like many things in life we need to make an informed decision. When we are remodeling we choose to upgrade our shingles, get better windows, spend a little more on our front door and when we get to the most abused piece in our home, the floors, we want to cut corners, Why? The old adage that we get what we pay for is true in flooring as well as any other product you buy. But, let’s compare our carpet price to the other products we will choose instead of carpet, Hardwood, Porcelain Tile, Luxury Vinyl Tile or Plank, and we will see that the value of carpet is equal to or better than the aforementioned products.

100 % New Zealand Wool

Villa Maria is a unique combination of texture, color play, and pattern. Using a technique where colors ebb and flow throughout the carpet, Villa Maria has a random striation-like appearance that creates visual intrigue. Offered in 9 natural neutrals, and made of 100% New Zealand wool, Villa Maria makes a lasting impression of beauty and quality in your home.

With carpet there are many choices and it all gets a little confusing. Every Sales Person has a different opinion. My favorite fibers are either Nylon or Wool. Now that being said, you can manufacture a poor  piece of flooring with these fibers as well. Get the facts about any flooring you purchase. If your Sales Person is unsure or unable to provide with the facts, go somewhere else.
Here is an helpful link to the technical side of what factors go into making a quality carpet:
DETERMINING DURABILITY
Many things play a part in performance and you need a “Qualified Sales Person” to guide you in your decision making.

FIBERS

The starting point of carpet is the fiber, a fine thread-like unit that is converted into yarn then tufted or woven into carpet. There are only four primary fibers used in carpet today: Wool, Nylon, Polypropylene (Olefin) and Wool Blends. The terms “carpet” and “rug” are sometimes used interchangeably. Rug generally means a textile floor covering that is not fastened down and that does not extend over the entire floor. Carpet usually refers to a floor covering that is installed and fastened down from wall to wall. Rug fibers would include these fibers and many others.

When you are ready to make an investment in your home, consider the following facts about Wool Carpet:

OUTSIDE

  • BIODEGRADABLE
    Wool is a biodegradable natural fiber and one of the most environmentally forgiving flooring products.
  • RENEWABLE
    Wool is a renewable product and therefore has less impact on the environment.
  • SUSTAINABLE LIFE CYCLE
    Wool has a longer life cycle than other fibers resulting in a smaller environmental footprint.

INSIDE

  • NON ALLERGENIC
    Wool is a non-allergenic fiber and does not promote the growth of bacteria and dust mites, or give off harmful emissions.
  • STAIN-RESISTANT
    Wool cleans better and won’t soil quickly due to its natural soil resistance, making chemical stain protection treatments unnecessary.
  • AIR PURIFYING
    Wool fibers absorb and neutralize polluting gases such as formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrous oxides.
Naturally Green

The Natural Choice … Environmentally Friendly.

“WOOL is the traditional fiber used to make rugs, and it’s no big mystery why. Besides being luxurious to the touch, wool can be dyed to beautiful rich colors, is fire-resistant, stain resistant, non-allergenic and holds up well over time. Also, wool is biodegradable and a renewable resource, making it a green choice as well as an elegant one.” (Stantoncarpet.com)

Rugs & Runners available at your local ProSource

Rugs and Stair Runners make a great addition to any home.

NATURAL ADVANTAGES OF WOOL

SHAPERETENTION: 
Natural elasticity of wool fiber allows it to stretch up to 40% beyond its original length and return toits original size. Wool carpet not only retains its shape, even under heavy traffic, but also resists furniture crush.

REPELS WATER AND STAINS:
Wool fibers repel water and stains due to a unique membrane covering the fiber core. Water and
other spills remain on the surface, repelling stains and allowing spills to be blotted up with a clean
and dry white cloth.

EASY TO CLEAN:
The natural membrane found on wool fibers also allows for ease in cleaning. The membrane
prevents dirt and dust from sinking below the surface, permitting regular vacuuming to keep wool
carpet looking clean and new.

FIRE SAFE:
Wool carpet has many natural fire safe characteristics, including flame retardance, high ignition
temperature, low flame spread and ability to self-extinguish.

IMPROVES INDOOR AIR QUALITY:
Wool naturally resists static and mildew – static by wool’s natural moisture retention up to 30%, and
mildew by its naturally low pH. Wool also improves and maintains indoor air quality by absorbing
contaminants without re-emitting them.

NATURAL INSULATION:
Wool carpet absorbs sound and reduces noise levels, as well as insulates the indoor environment
against outside elements.

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What about Carpet made from Nylon?

DuPont first introduced nylon in 1938, since then; nylon has been developed further and improved. Nylon is a petrochemical synthetic fiber made from carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. Today’s greatly improved ‘treated nylon fibers’ are sometimes referred to as ‘sixth generation’. This started the era of modern synthetic fibers for apparel, industrial applications and tufted carpet. Nylon has good resilience, soil resistance, abrasion retention, durability, and color retention. With issues such as soiling and cleaning, nylon performs very well and is resistant to staining if it receives a stain-resistant treatment. This enable enhanced removal of soil and most common household food and beverage stains through professional cleaning.

Nylon has been the most commonly used carpet fiber since the early 1960’s. In overall performance characteristics, nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. Nylon can be found in a wide range of both cut pile and loop pile styles. It is durable, resilient, and receptive to dyeing for color versatility and uniformity; many new nylon yarn systems are also exceptionally soft. Though not inherently stain resistant, most nylon carpets feature a stain-resist carpet treatment for protection against household spills and stains.

A limited lifetime stain and soil warranty is only the beginning.
Anso nylon, the premium branded nylon from Shaw Fibers, has received the coveted Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification from McDonough Braungart design Chemistry (MBDC). MBDC is a third-party product and design firm founded by William McDonough and chemistDr. Michael Braungart.
MBDC’s Cradle to Cradle certification processalso looks at a number of factors that contribute to a suitability, such as the use of environmentally safe and healthy materials, design for recycling, water and energy effiency, and social responsibility.

DURABLE

Nylon has superb abrasion resiliency and displays less pile compaction in comparison to other synthetic yarns.

CLEANABILITY

Nylon has good cleaning characteristics and may be the better choice if exposed to grease, cooking oils, or household lubricants, and holds-up to staining and soiling well if treated and solution dyed.

COLOR RETENTION

Nylon fibers retain their color very well and display good resistance to indirect sunlight fading.

ANTI-MICROBIAL

Like all synthetics, Nylon shows excellent resistance to mildew resulting in less bacterial growth.

FIRE RETARDANT

Nylon is difficult to ignite and produces little or no smoke making it the ideal choice for CHILDREN’s room, playroom or family room.

ALLERGIES

Another comment I frequently hear is carpet is worse for allergies, nothing could be further from the truth. Carpet actually traps allergens and lets you vacuum them away.

Watch this video from The Carpet and Rug Institute –>  Carpet and Health ~ Carpet Comes Clean

In closing, as consumers we need to make informed decisions on what to purchase. If you are not in the trade and you would like to purchase your flooring from a knowledgeable Professional, Contact your local ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings Store and they can guide you to a Professional that can get you the right answers. If you are in the Trades and don’t have a ProSource Account, click the link below and follow the instructions. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s affordable.

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LUXE WOOLS: MISSONI Makes Carpet

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For the last seven years, Prestige Mills and Missoni have collaborated to bring Missoni’s unique flare and unmistakable signature designs to the world of carpet. Prestige Mills is the exclusive distributor of Missoni broadloom carpet in North America and the UK. For decades, Missoni has an unparalleled reputation within the global fashion community and, with the help of Prestige Mills, Missoni is now recognized as one of the more innovative and refreshing labels within the floor covering industry.

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After meeting at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, Rosita and Ottavio Missoni married in 1953.

In Milan, they started a knitwear company and premiered their collections in the mid-60’s. Their designs have become famous for their colorful palettes on luxurious and wide-ranging fabrics, and their successful business has been passed down to Rosita’s and Ottavio’s three children.

Theirs is a story of being the quintessential Modern Eccentric that adores the play of contrast.

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Rosita and Ottavio Missoni

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ProSource Wholesale Flooring showrooms display the entire Missoni Wool Carpet collection for Prestige Mills. Here’s a few luxe looks to consider:

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See your local Account Manager to set an appointment to view the Collection today!

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