Benefits of Hypoallergenic Carpeting

  • By Paul McBurney
  • 30 Mar, 2017

Many people have been told that if they have allergies, their carpet may be making them worse. While some may think floors are cleaner or more hypoallergenic, hardwood floors can churn up allergens every time you walk across it. Carpets tend to trap allergens until they can be vacuumed up. For this reason, the picture is a bit more complicated than you may have heard. If you suffer from allergies, you don’t need to give up the soft feel and look of carpeted floors.

  Hypoallergenic carpeting and padding options

Today, there are an increased number of options to suit individual needs and preferences. Generally, there are two types of reactions people may have to flooring - off-gassing of chemicals (VOCs) after installation and reactions to environmental allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, or pollen.

  Many companies today manufacture carpets that emit minimal VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in order to reduce the risk of chemical reactions and associated health risks. Many of these carpets are also much more eco-friendly and green in their materials and production process.

 Low VOC materials often double as carpeting fiber that is less resistant to mold growth, further reducing allergic reactions. If you are more interested in natural fiber, wool carpeting is considered hypoallergenic as long as you aren’t allergic to wool itself.

 Choosing a carpet pad that is manufactured to be less likely to develop mold and mildew, as well as avoiding carpet installation directly on concrete, are other ways to reduce potential allergen exposure down the road.

  Beyond the carpet: Other keys ways to reduce allergens

  No matter which carpeting material you go with, vacuuming often with a quality vacuum that contains a HEPA filter is perhaps as important as the type of carpeting itself. If you have pets and/or allergies, you should vacuum every few days. Changing your furnace filter on time also reduces the allergens that circulate in the home via your HVAC system. Central air forces recycled air throughout the home instead of pulling in fresh air, so it’s all the more important to make sure your indoor air is filtered properly.

 PT Floor Covering is an independent and locally-owned business that has been in operation for over 20 years in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We can help you choose the floor covering that is right for you, provide you with a free estimate, and can install your selection as well. For more information, please visit our website or visit our showroom at 91 N. Main St on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

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By Paul McBurney 13 Jun, 2017

Technology and social media have introduced a trend where taking a stand or showing our support means liking a Facebook status or posting a picture. In this day and age, sharing what you stand for can be as easy as a click of a button. However, how long does that hold an effect in the digital world? Sometimes, we just need to get back to basics. Long before the internet or computers we had a different way of representation: flags.

Flags were how armies presented themselves in ancient battles. They were hung from war ships and raised after seizing a city from the enemy. They are an emblem of that which is bigger than ourselves, what unifies us in times of discontentment, or inspires us in moments of despair. They are how we remember those we have lost and how we continue to honor them long after they are gone. This Flag Day, show your remembrance and support by flying a flag. PT Floors offers various flags and accessories for you to purchase. We carry:


UNITED STATES FLAGS

U.S. ANTENNA FLAGS

U.S. INTERMENT FLAGS

U.S. INDOOR & PARADE SETS

U.S. INDOOR FLAGS

U.S. VERTICAL BANNERS

U.S. PROMOTIONAL FLAGS

U.S. JACKS

U.S. SPEARHEAD FLAGS

U.S. OUTDOOR FLAG SETS

U.S. OUTDOOR FLAGS


OTHER FLAGS


FIREFIGHTER FLAG

FOREIGN FLAGS

GRAVE MARKERS

HISTORICAL FLAGS

POW/MIA FLAGS

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

MARINE FLAGS

RACING FLAGS

RELIGIOUS FLAGS

STATE & TERRITORY FLAGS

We also carry up to 25 ft. flag poles for your front yard. Honoring our veterans is important to us which is why we regularly provide veteran organizations with indoor flag sets for their use. Unsure of how to properly care for a flag or the laws and requirements involved? Visit our page to learn more about these processes.


PT Floors is proud to provide flags and flag accessories to our customers. We also offer various floor covering options and installation services as well as countless types of wallpaper to chose from. Visit PT Floors today to get started on your next home update or to find a flag that honors and supports what’s most important to you.

By Paul McBurney 10 May, 2017


Some design concepts are timeless. A “classic” concept is often a word used in the design and renovation word to evoke a feeling of everlasting style and taste. With every passing year, we see countless news and blog articles that report on the latest and greatest trends in home renovation. But regardless of the passing of time, no matter what’s trending, there is one home renovation that is always in style: the simple, uncomplicated beauty of a hardwood floor. PT Flooring Covering is pleased to offer you a vast array of hardwood flooring options from top quality vendors, including Mullican Flooring, Lauzon Flooring, and Somerset Hardwood Flooring. Not only do they beautifully tie a space together, but hardwood floors are also exceptionally easy to maintain against the wear and tear of normal, everyday life.

1)        It Always Looks Great
Hardwood floors, whether it be in one room or every room of your lovely house, gives you a warm, elegant, and high end look. It can create an illusion of spaciousness, even in the most confined spaces.

2)      It’s Easy to Install
When you work with experts at PT Flooring covering, installing your new hardwood floor is quick and easy . High quality flooring like ours is precisely measured and cut to perfectly fit into the rooms of your home.

3)        Cleaning is A Breeze
It’s difficult for particles such as dust, dirt, and debris to accumulate on hardwood floors. This means only good news for those of you who hate to sweep, vacuum, or mop!

4)      It Gives You Better Air Quality
When your floor has excessive fibers or grout lines, dust, pollen, and other potentially damaging particles can gather. This is not the case with hardwood floors! If you are an allergy sufferer, we highly recommend hardwood floors throughout your home for an improved air quality.

For the best in both modern and classic flooring, PT Flooring Covering is your best resource for all of your interior home flooring needs. Visit our showroom today at 91 North Main Street in the heart of Woodstock, or give us a call at 414-766-8252 to discuss your upcoming flooring renovation.
By Paul McBurney 20 Apr, 2017
 Wallpaper has been around since ancient times, as ancient Chinese civilizations decorated with rice paper and French designers use block painted paper to add color and interest to their elaborate domiciles. While decorating with wallpaper had fallen out of vogue for a few years, it seems to be back at the top of the decorator’s must-have list. However, the wallpaper of today is a far cry from the trends that were characteristic of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

  • Flowers – Floral wall coverings are not a new design choice; however, today’s designs combine large scale prints and still life imagery to create a unique vintage feel to your decorating. Florals can be used with a variety of decorating styles, from classic designs to crisp contemporary lines.
  • Geometrics – These are not your 1970’s fuzzy geometric patterns emblazoned on a metallic background. Today’s geometric offers a clean, simple and unified look. It is the perfect way to add impact to a small space. Select a monochromatic palate for a sophisticated look in a bedroom.
  • Animal prints -  From reptile skins to feathers or leopard spots, animal prints add a bit of whimsy to your home. Perfect for a dramatic look in your bathroom or an ideal way to add a bit of visual texture to the walls of your dining room. They also work great for accent walls in a bedroom or living area.
  • Kid’s rooms – While there will forever be a plethora of cartoon based wallpaper designs for kid’s rooms, many people are looking for more sophisticated designs that can grow with the child. Stylized designs and whimsical prints can help spark a little imagination.
  • Finer points – Life sized murals are a great way to add drama and culture to your living space. Create an 19th century pastoral scene or a Renaissance portraiture for a dramatic look in an entryway, dining room or hall.
  • Take a cue from nature – Stone walls that look so real you feel like you are outside or wooden planks that give the illusion of barn boards are a trend that brings natural elements inside. These visual illusions can create the look of the real thing for a fraction of the cost.

At  PT Floors Inc , we have a wide selection of  wallpaper samples  in our showroom. Match up your wallpaper selection to your flooring choice for a cohesive design.
By Paul McBurney 30 Mar, 2017

Many people have been told that if they have allergies, their carpet may be making them worse. While some may think floors are cleaner or more hypoallergenic, hardwood floors can churn up allergens every time you walk across it. Carpets tend to trap allergens until they can be vacuumed up. For this reason, the picture is a bit more complicated than you may have heard. If you suffer from allergies, you don’t need to give up the soft feel and look of carpeted floors.

  Hypoallergenic carpeting and padding options

Today, there are an increased number of options to suit individual needs and preferences. Generally, there are two types of reactions people may have to flooring - off-gassing of chemicals (VOCs) after installation and reactions to environmental allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, or pollen.

  Many companies today manufacture carpets that emit minimal VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in order to reduce the risk of chemical reactions and associated health risks. Many of these carpets are also much more eco-friendly and green in their materials and production process.

 Low VOC materials often double as carpeting fiber that is less resistant to mold growth, further reducing allergic reactions. If you are more interested in natural fiber, wool carpeting is considered hypoallergenic as long as you aren’t allergic to wool itself.

 Choosing a carpet pad that is manufactured to be less likely to develop mold and mildew, as well as avoiding carpet installation directly on concrete, are other ways to reduce potential allergen exposure down the road.

  Beyond the carpet: Other keys ways to reduce allergens

  No matter which carpeting material you go with, vacuuming often with a quality vacuum that contains a HEPA filter is perhaps as important as the type of carpeting itself. If you have pets and/or allergies, you should vacuum every few days. Changing your furnace filter on time also reduces the allergens that circulate in the home via your HVAC system. Central air forces recycled air throughout the home instead of pulling in fresh air, so it’s all the more important to make sure your indoor air is filtered properly.

 PT Floor Covering is an independent and locally-owned business that has been in operation for over 20 years in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We can help you choose the floor covering that is right for you, provide you with a free estimate, and can install your selection as well. For more information, please visit our website or visit our showroom at 91 N. Main St on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

 

By Paul McBurney 21 Feb, 2017

Laminate flooring is a popular choice because of its ease of installation, durability and low maintenance. However, despite these benefits, many people find them difficult to keep clean and long for another flooring alternative. While laminate floors can be troublesome to keep clean, often it is not because of the flooring, but rather because the cleaning technique is not appropriate. Here are four tips to help keep your floor clean and streak free.

1.  Put the broom away – Traditional brooms are not an effective way to keep your laminate floors clean because they can leave fine dust and dirt particles behind. Additionally, a wet mop can scratch your floor or leave behind a dull, cloudy residue. This is because the moisture from the mop mixes with dirt and causes it to spread across the floor. Instead, you should use a dry mop or a vacuum. If you do choose to use a vacuum make sure it has a bare floor setting that allows you to turn off the brush rotation, as this can also create scratches.

2.  Put down the floor cleaner – Instead of using an expensive laminate floor cleaner, consider using plain water, or a mild vinegar and water solution. However, make sure to use the solution sparingly. If you use too much water, it can seep between the boards and cause them to warp. Use a spray bottle to place a small amount of liquid on the floor and wipe up immediately. If your floor does not dry within one or two minutes after applying water, you are using too much.  In addition, if you do choose to use a cleaner, do not overdo it. Using too much soap can leave a dull film on your floor.

3.  Buff out the shine – Use a dry cloth to gently buff your floors for a few minutes. This will bring out the shine and help to remove any excess residue from cleaners.

4.  Protect your floor – Keep your floor looking great by protecting it in high traffic areas. Put a floor runner down or use a no-shoe rule in your home to prevent scratches and nicks. Also, put felt pads on the end of chair legs.

If you are looking for more great floor care tips, contact our professionals at PT Floor Coverings . We have over 20 years experience serving the flooring needs of Woonsocket, Rhode Island and surrounding communities.

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