December 18th, 2013
Stair Runners, or Roll Runners, are often offered to coordinate with choices from area rug collections. There are many advantages to stair runners. They help protect hardwood or stone flooring, provide safer tread on otherwise slick surfaces, and — perhaps the best advantage — is aesthetics.
Stair runners are often the mark of luxury and customization in a home. Paired with area rugs, carpet and other design elements, the runners usually tie the room together with color, pattern and style. They are also the perfect way to ad definition to a particularly open stairway or hallway.
There are also a few ways to decorate a stair runner once you choose to go that direction. Carpet rods and brackets hold the runner in place on the stairs while also adding an antique style to the staircase. With multiple finishes it is easy to match them to any décor and there are many different styles to choose from making it very customizable. Add a touch of class with a brass stair rod and ornate pineapple tip!
December 10th, 2013
Every year Pantone, the global authority on color, surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week and more to bring you the season’s most prominent color trends. This year’s Pantone forecast has everything you need.
The Placid Blue, Hemlock green and Violet Tulip are very versatile pastels that can be paired with almost any other color in the spectrum. These three colors are often found in nature — the tranquil sky blue, the romantic floral purple, and the ornamental green of springtime foliage — which makes them easy to see with bolder hues for a modern palette.
The token neutral this year is the warm and toasty Sand which pairs beautifully with a cool green Hemlock and even the warm grey tones of Paloma for an enticing neutral atmosphere.
The bold Cayenne red paired with the blazing Freesia created a excitement and illumination that will be very popular in wardrobes this season. Celosia orange is the natural third to the warm hue family this year, but also fits swimmingly with the Violet Tulip conjuring images of a setting sun.
We finish this year’s pallet up with Placid Blue’s polar opposite Dazzling Blue and 2014’s Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid — Violet Tulip’s bolder counterpart. Both of these vibrant hues pair well across the board, adding confidence to other bold colors and complimenting pastels perfectly.
November 22nd, 2013
Patterned carpets are one great way to add your own touch of individuality to a room. Whether it’s wall to wall leopard print in your walk in closet or a dark plaid in your man cave, patterned flooring is the perfect way to express yourself.
Bold prints aren’t the only way to add patterns to your life, highly textured carpets using different loop and tuft lengths create dimensional, multi-leveled carpet designs that really jump out at you.
Black and white flooring is making a huge comeback this year thanks to its dramatic checkered pattern — which can be laid out straight or diagonally — that helps every other piece in the room stand out.
Herringbone is back! Many people are reclaiming these floors from centuries old French Chateaus and repurposing them in newer homes for authenticity.
Bold patterns ranging from chevrons to octagons and medallions are also being made from tile and stone and even being painted. Moroccan Tile, inlaid marble and limestone, and stencil painted floors have been huge this year.
November 15th, 2013
Stainmaster has combined beauty, sophistication and durability with easy cleaning and maintenance to introduce the Stainmaster Tile and Grout System. Their breakthrough stain resistant system not only allows you to spend less time cleaning and maintaining your beautiful floors, but it also provides a variety of hues and textures that will bring any room to life.
The Moonstone Series —inspired by the opulence of marble and the ruggedness of natural stone — is perfect for those looking for a balance of earthy warmth and cosmic sophistication.
The Natural Series offers cool, modern hues and subtle fabric textures. As a minimalist accent or a modern focal point, it is the perfect touch of urban sophistication for any room.
The Travertine Series adds classical Roman elegance to your décor with natural limestone hues in a clean matte surface.
The Timber Series provides the rustic beauty of American chestnut hardwood, perfectly illustrated in tile. Perfect for places where wood flooring is traditionally used, but also for places where wood flooring would normally not be effective such as bathrooms and shower floors and stalls.
The Slate Series offers bold variations in color and natural slate texture, perfect for rugged yet sophisticated spaces.
With this many gorgeous options there is no way you won’t find the perfect Stainmaster Tile for you. Check out the new Stainmaster Tile and Grout System, exclusively at Coles Fine Flooring!
November 8th, 2013
The Stainmaster brand has been defined by quality carpet products for over twenty years. Known for durability, stain resistance and easy cleaning and maintenance of carpet, Stainmaster is now ready to apply those attributes to ceramic tile products with the Stainmaster Tile and Grout System.
Stainmaster Tile is now being sold exclusively at Coles Fine Flooring! You cannot find it anywhere else. This innovative system is stain resistant and can also be easily cleaned and maintained in an eco-friendly fashion. Made up of Stainmaster tiles and two types of Enhanced Grout Mix, the two mixes are added in place of water to corresponding Portland Cement grout.
Proprietary barrier technology built into the materials provides both the tile and the grout an easy to clean, mold, mildew and stain resistant surface with no sealer required.
Keeping your Stainmaster tile surfaces clean and sparkling couldn’t be easier. Regular cleaning with soap and clean water will keep your surfaces looking like new long after installation. No sealers and no harsh chemicals needed!
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October 28th, 2013
Get your home ready for the holidays with Coles Fine Flooring. With a huge in stock selection and immediate installation, there is no need to wait! Unlike other establishments, Coles Fine Flooring has everything you need in house. You can come in, browse samples, make a selection and have it delivered and installed immediately. No need to wait for us to order it in from some warehouse across the country. Have your home looking great, just in time for that big holiday party you’ve been dreaming about throwing.
Too last minute for you? Roll out a new area rug for an instant room makeover without even moving the Christmas tree. We have the largest in stock selection in San Diego! Pick out a gorgeous accent piece to transform your room in the easiest way!
October 21st, 2013
Thanks to continued product enhancements, improved installation methods and expanded aesthetic choices, engineered flooring is becoming more popular, adaptable, stable and economical. The increased affordability of wider longer natural rustic looks is driving people to purchase engineered flooring over traditional solid hardwood more and more.
Originally developed as an alternative to solid hardwood for below-grade and over-concrete installations, engineered flooring today has gained popularity for its versatility in just about any situation. As the product features and attributes expand so do customers desire to choose engineered flooring over solid hardwood flooring.
Engineered flooring has a much higher durability when compared to solid hardwood. It’s multi-ply cross-grain construction offers greater strength and adaptability versus solids which normally can’t be installed over concrete and aren’t as structurally reliable. Enhanced installation methods like click-lock plank edges add to stability and offer other advantages over traditional solid installations.
Stability is also an important factor in choosing engineered flooring. Because of a more stable and reliable substrate, engineered flooring allows for wider longer plank choices. Along with the old-world look of wider longer planking surface appearance treatments have dramatically expanded. Engineered’s texture features – like wire brushed, chattered, hand sculpted, distressed, time-worn, weathered and recovered – are becoming very popular.
The green scene can also appreciate engineered’s resourceful production methods. Engineered construction saves an average of 70% of wood use since one solid board is cut into multiple top layer pieces and the under-plies are combined from smaller pieces of less expensive species.
October 11th, 2013
A new trend has emerged over the last several years in the area rug industry. Creating luminescent accents by adding silk accents made from silk, viscose or bamboo silk is becoming very popular. Silk accents give certain parts of the rug a shimmering quality that can be seen depending on the way the light hits it. Highlighting key areas of the design gives it a much larger range of depth and an unexpected enhancement in a subtle and strategic fashion.
Silk is a natural fiber that is taken from the cocoons of silkworms. It is commonly used in high-end Oriental and Persian rugs due to its lustrous and shiny nature. Bamboo silk and viscose are also often used as alternatives to real silk with parallel results.
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