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. SPEARHEAD FLAGS
U.S. OUTDOOR FLAG SETS
U.S. OUTDOOR FLAGS
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
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.
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
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.
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.