After 5 String Quartet
The After 5 String Quartet is a four piece string band that does weddings and formal
parties. The four piece band contains violin, cello, and other stringed instruments. The new site in under
construction and we are working hard to update the site. Please visit the pages on our site for more
information about scheduling your wedding music or formal party. They even do private
parties. The musicians are trained in classical music but also play christian music,
classical, jazz and more.
Top Five Facts You Should Know When Choosing Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are a popular choice and work well with any room in the home. They go
with literally any décor and are easy to maintain. Hardwood floors are also very affordable and can actually
add value to a residence. While all of these reasons make a great case for deciding to purchase and install
hardwood floors, there are a few more facts, five to be exact, you should know before making your
Bruce Hardwood Floors
Armstrong Hardwood Floors
When choosing any type or style of hardwood floor, always set a budget going into the
project. This is important to do before ever looking at the types and styles of flooring because you might
find one you absolutely have to have only to find out you can’t afford it. Also keep in mind if the price
sounds too good to be true, as with anything else, it probably is just that. After all, you don’t want to buy
hardwood floors of lesser quality just because they are priced lower.
Homerwood Hardwood Flooring
Mullican Engineered Flooring
When choosing the type of style of hardwood floors you will place in various rooms,
make your selections according to how the rooms are used. If a particular room or area in your home is highly
trafficked, you will want to select a type that will withstand frequent walking and general wear and
Armstrong Laminate Flooring
Mohawk Hardwood Floors
Mohawk Laminate Flooring
Décor is also another important consideration. This is especially important if you are
remodeling a home or adding hardwood floors where other types of flooring once lay. You want to match the
flooring you choose with the décor and furnishings of the room. The floor is what will give the room its
sense of space and you want it to compliment everything around it.
Mannington Laminate Flooring
Shaw Laminate Flooring
Another important consideration is the finish of the hardwood flooring product. Again,
traffic is important. If you have a room such as the living room for example, that accommodates people on a
regular basis, you want to know the finish won’t wear or scratch easily. While properly maintaining your
hardwood floors will cut down on this risk, you still want to make a wise choice.
Lastly, when searching for someone to install your hardwood floors, always choose a
professional wood floor contractor. There are many technical concerns that can have an adverse effect on the
product and you wouldn’t want to have your new floor compromised in any way, especially when you haven’t even
had the opportunity to enjoy it.
If your interest is in hardwood
flooring or hand scraped
flooring then please do plenty of research before deciding on the product you buy.
Armstrong Alterna Tile Mesa Stone
Duraceramic Rapolano Desert Chimney
Nafco Permstone Vinyl
Congoleum Sierra Slate Flaxen
Congoleum Rapolano Shoreline Mist
Alterna Tile Mesa Stone Gray /
Alterna Tile Mesa Stone
Alterna Tile Mesa Stone Light
Alterna Tile Mesa Stone Fieldstone
Armstrong Alterna Mesa Stone
Cork Flooring, a Healthier
Alternative in Modern Floors
Harvested from the bark of the Cork Oak Evergreen tree, cork is cellular in nature. Its cell
walls are 14 sided, providing strength and flexibility. The
cells combine to make a honeycomb pattern, this shape and construction makes cork waterproof and airtight.
Unlike most modern flooring, this natural waterproofing makes a cork floor antimicrobial, rot, and mildew
resistant. Another benefit of wicanders cork flooring is that it does not absorb
dust and other airborne particles, making it allergen fee. Cork is a great flooring choice for those who suffer from allergies or
Once the cork is harvested form the tree, it is ground, cleaned and boiled. The boiling
process adds to the corks strength and flexibility. Once this process is finished, the cork is mixed with resin,
formed into sheets, and baked in a kiln. The heat from the baking process brings out the corks natural beauty.
The sheets turn out in warm honey and caramel tones, colors that add beauty and warmth to any space.
Cork flooring is so versatile and functional; it can be used in commercial spaces or the home.
It is resistant to abrasion, and can take a lot of wear and tear. It has been used in public places for over one
hundred years. Many of these floors still exist today.
US Floors COREtec
Due to its cellular makeup, cork floors are energy efficient. They offer great insulation, no
matter the climate. Cork is also a great acoustic insulator, providing quiet throughout your home or office.
Many schools, hospitals, libraries, and other public places enjoy the benefits of a cork floor. Cork floors
install easily, and can be laid over an already existing floor. It can be installed in virtually any room in the
house, including the bathroom.
flooring is available in tiles, planks, or rolls. It comes in many different designs and colors. Perhaps you want
to add a feeling of warmth and comfort to your space; then choose one of corks natural tones. If a bolder look is what you are after, then cork flooring that has been
dyed is the right choice for you. Cork floors can also be refinished, to last for years. Cork, a strong, durable
floor, designed to bring you comfort and pleasure for years to come.
Mohawk Smartstrand Carpet Improving the Environment
One Home at a Time
With the current fragile state of our planet, it is important to do
anything to help improve its state. A Mountain of carpeting is sold every single day. By finding ways to recycle
that carpet you will drastically reduce all of the waste that the carpet industry is generating. The owners of
the Mohawk Smartstrand carpet line are working to make the carpet industry more environmentally friendly. They
refine a part of the carpet process each and every day, and they are constantly looking for better ways to do
Mohawk’s Everstrand carpet is made completely of recycled plastic
bottles. While it is only one of their numerous carpet lines, it’s a great start. Most businesses get praise if
they figure out a way to recycle their product, but Mohawk is actually taking some of the waste out there and
turning it in to a brand new product. Each Everstrand carpet that is sold; is a large stack of plastic bottles
kept out of a landfill.
The Mohawk Smartstrand Carpet line is also better for the environment
than the average carpet. While it isn’t made out of recycled products, it is made with a recyclable polymer. The
polymer used in the process is made from corn sugar, and it can be used without any negative impact on the
environment. In addition to their environmentally friendly carpet lines, Mohawk is also working to recycle other
materials that they use to make their carpets. They have a plant in Chatsworth Georgia that will recycle any
nylon or olefin carpets back in to usable products. All of the recycling doesn’t account for the entire amount
of nylon and olefin that they use in their products, but it is at least chipping away at that mountain of worn
When looking for a new carpet it is important to think about how that carpet is going to impact the environment.
Look for carpets that are made from recyclables or at least one that can be easily recycled when you are finished.
After your carpet eventually wears out there are many other ways to utilize it before hauling off to the recycling
center, or the dump. Make sure to keep your options open, and try not to drop that carpet off at your local dump
like most other people do. It won’t do anything there except sit and accumulate with all the other