Tour Our New Santee Showroom

December 3rd, 2014

Coles has been serving the East County since 1996 in their El Cajon location. Coles purchased the property in Santee and moved their El Cajon showroom to their new location to cement the long term relationship Coles has with their East County customers. Tour our new state of the art showroom and see our selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, and specialty flooring including the highly fashionable luxury vinyl plank.

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Friday Favorites: Black and White Home Décor

November 28th, 2014

Nothing is more timeless and classic than black and white home décor. We share with you our favorite black and white rooms.

This living room encompasses many textures but creates a flow by only using black and white. The black wall creates a masculine look while the plush area rug and fur throw balance out the room.

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This black and white kitchen makes a bold statement with its white cabinets with dark hardwood flooring.

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A black and white bathroom creates a timeless, elegant look that you and your guests will admire for years!

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The best feature with black and white décor is the ability to change accent colors throughout the year. This living room features black and white with gold accents, it is simple to add another accent color to go along with any season.

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Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

November 26th, 2014

Thanksgiving for most people marks the start of the holiday season. For pet owners it means the start of the season when extra caution is required when it comes to keeping your furry friends safe and healthy.

Most families have a story or two about a dog who ate something they shouldn’t — an entire birthday cake or whole batch of Christmas cookies — not to mention that one relative who refuses to listen when you tell them your dog does not in fact need a bite of your pumpkin pie. Add in the craziness that comes with having company and there are plenty of opportunities for your pets to snag some human food. Your best option is to keep food and pets separated as best as possible so Fido can’t sneak any turkey bones out of the trash while you’re busy supervising the kids’ pie portions.

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Even if your pets are normally well behaved, the extra bodies, noise and confusion that come with hosting any party may be a little much for them after a while. Prevent your pet from seeking refuge by slipping out the door and give them a quiet and secure place away from all the noise and commotion (and frequently opened front door) for them to relax.

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Decorations come with their own list of potential problems. Along with all the things your pet definitely should not eat — tinsel, macaroni ornaments, gift-wrap and bows — all those Christmas bulbs and porcelain angels adorning your home have the potential to get broken by a cat hopping up onto a side table or an over excited dog’s wagging tail. Make sure to place any breakables out of reach to prevent broken glass that could cause injuries. My family leaves the bottom couple of feet on the Christmas tree free of breakable glass bulbs that our dog has a habit of flinging across the room with her tail. Other options are boosting your tree up with a little table underneath, or setting up a dog fence around it to keep the tree (and presents!) safe from the dogs. Candles should be placed somewhere that pets won’t be able to knock them over as well.

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Typical holiday plants, such as mistletoe, lilies, holly and Christmas rose, can cause gastrointestinal distress at the very least if ingested by your pets. Even the water your tree is sitting in could be stagnant and cause upset stomachs or worse. And, as cute as it may be for a holiday photo, tying a ribbon to your pet’s collar could easily result in them getting caught on something and choking.

Chocolate coins for Hanukkah should also be kept out of reach from pets, along with any small gifts that could create choking hazards.

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Ringing in the New Year comes with balloons and confetti that could cause internal problems if eaten by a dog or cat. It also means a lot of noise and celebration at midnight that could overwhelm a pet that isn’t properly secured. Fireworks also tend to cause some skittishness in animals.

Remember that pets can become overwhelmed and misbehave or run away when things are more hectic than usual, such as during a party. Finding them a safe and quiet indoor hiding place away from the activities is a good idea, even if they normally spend time outside.

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Friday Favorites: Living Rooms That Inspire!

November 21st, 2014

It’s where most of your family spends their time together; why not make it functional and gorgeous?

For a light and airy feel Real Simple has 33 Modern Living Room Design Ideas.LR1

 

For a more rustic look, Home Design Lover has 15 Homey Rustic Living Room Designs.LR2

 

Pick you perfect coffee table with 7 Ways to Make a Design Statement in Your Living Room by Elle Décor.LR3

 

The Traditional Home has 18 Decorating Ideas to give your living room a timeless traditional look.LR4

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Luxe Vinyl Plank

November 19th, 2014

The warmth and natural beauty of wood floors is an easy selling point, but wood isn’t always the best choice. Wood and water don’t mix. Moisture-prone rooms like bathrooms, basements, and laundry rooms usually end up with vinyl or tile to protect against moisture. But blending the beauty of wood with the water resistance of vinyl, Luxe Plank flooring lets you put the realistic look of wood anywhere in your home, even areas that get wet or tend to have higher than normal humidity levels.LVP1

 

Vinyl planks capture the grain patterns, and natural wood tones of genuine wood planks, but are designed to withstand the traffic and wear of a busy household. Now, you can enjoy the natural beauty of wood without the maintenance that comes along with it. Enhanced coatings on Luxe Plank flooring’s top layer withstands the elements, from food and drink spills to bath splashes and muddy footprints.LVP2

 

Luxe Plank flooring is available in 48” long planks in varying widths, which create our most true-to-life hardwood visual. A wide variety of beautiful wood looks, including oak, walnut, and exotic species, plus features like beveled edges and textured surfaces, let you match you floor with your unique style.LVP3

 

Those with a limited budget will appreciate how easy and affordable Luxe Plank flooring is to install, especially when you do it yourself. Planks join easily together with pre-applied adhesive on interlocking edges. The only tools needed are a carpenter square and a utility knife. And since the planks “float” over the subfloor, they are easy to replace if one gets damaged.LVP4

 

Maintenance is a breeze with Luxe Plank! Sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming regularly, and occasionally running a damp mop over the surface is all it takes to keep these floors shining. The resilient surface is soft underfoot and more comfortable to stand on than real hardwood, making it perfect for kitchens. Especially since any accidental spills wont damage the floor OR be hard to clean up!LVP5

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Dress Up Your Home for the Holidays!

November 14th, 2014

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Coles Fine Flooring on KUSI’s San Diego Made – San Diego Proud

November 14th, 2014

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Friday Favorites: Wall Paper!

November 14th, 2014

It’s back and better than ever! This week we take a look at the newest wallpaper designs to fit any room in your home.

Brighten up a dull hallway or entryway by creating a wallpaper accent wall; Real Simple has 24 Fabulous Wallpaper Designs to choose from! WP1

 

Southern Living has 25 Beautiful Wallpaper Ideas; the bathroom was our favorite! It adds the perfect touch of elegance. WP2

 

Create a one of a kind look in your master bedroom with wallpapered ceilings! WP3

 

House to Home offers a more traditional bedroom look, neutral yet bold stripes add just the right accent to freshen up your master bedroom. WP4

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Friday Favorites: Thanksgiving Home Decor

November 7th, 2014

The holiday season is upon us and it is time for family and friends to gather for Thanks! To prepare your home for the holiday festivities we have gathered a few of our favorite home decor ideas!

Create curb appeal by decorating your entrance with pumpkins and a festive custom wreath!TG1

 

Decorate the fireplace mantel using fall leaves and a DIY Thanksgiving banner as focal point in your living room.TG2

 

The dinner centerpiece is the most important decorating piece! Use real pumpkins as vases to create an authentic look!TG3

 

Warm up your home by using candles accompanied with cranberries go alone with the holiday theme.TG4

 

Keep your dinner party organized and personalized with DIY holiday table placeholders!TG5

 

 

 

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Grand Opening Santee!

October 30th, 2014

Coles held a Grand Opening party and ribbon cutting event on Thursday, October 23rd to celebrate their new Santee location. The event was well attended by media representatives, local businesses, vendors and members of the Santee City Council.

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Santee Mayor Randy Voepel and Vice Mayor Rob McNelis cut the ribbon with owner Steve Coles and his 2 children Lauren and Jack Coles, General Manager Liz Hyma, and members of the Coles team.

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Coles has been serving the East County since 1996 in their El Cajon location. Coles purchased the property in Santee and moved their El Cajon showroom to their new location to cement the long term relationship Coles has with their East County customers. Coles new state of the art showroom carries a full selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, and specialty flooring including the highly fashionable luxury vinyl plank. Centrally located, the area is already a destination for many and convenient for all East County residents.

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Coles is a family owned and operated business since 1947, and has been since just after World War II when Hubert Coles started the company after returning from service in the Navy. Recognized as a leading retailer for quality products and legendary customer service, Coles is proud to be a part of the Santee family of businesses.

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