Saturday, April 30, 2011

Other Services Provided By All Size Flooring Center

ALL SIZE is a complete retail flooring center for all your Commercial and Residential needs.
• Carpet
• Laminate
• Vinyl
• Tile
• Hardwood
• Green Products
• Carpet Remnant Dealer
• Full Installations
• Repairs/Restretches
• In-house Carpet Binding
• Carpet Cleaning

Full Installations
• Licensed Contractor - License #883290
• Bonded and Insured
• Quality Service Every Time
• 1 year Warranty on all Installations
• Can move furniture for an extra charge - call for details
• Many installers standing by for fast reliable installation
• Free Estimates
• IICRC Certified


Carpet Binding
Creating an area rug out of any of your favorite carpet by finishing the edges professionally.
Why choose it?
You can put carpet in any room, regardless of surface. It warms up an area or makes a room more comfortable.


Repairs & Restretches
• Free estimates
• We review your carpets condtion
• We will let you know if it's more cost effective to repair or replace your carpet.
• We will ensure you get the best value for your money.
• We can repair many problems with your own carpet.

ALL SIZE Flooring Center & Carpet Cleaning
License # 883290

1021 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688


Phone: 707-448-3300

Fax: 707-448-7935
Email: allsize@earthlink.net
Call Today for a FREE Estimate 

Friday, April 22, 2011

How Often Should You Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned?

Most people vacuum their carpet at least once per week. This helps prolong the life of carpet and keeps dust and pollen to a minimum in the home which creates a healthier environment. But running a vacuum cleaner over your carpet once a week won't clean the carpet deeply. Only a professional can perform a deep cleaning.

The professional carpet cleaners use steam and special chemicals which remove a lot more dirt, dust, pollen, and pet hair than your vacuum cleaner can.This is why it's important to have your carpets cleaned by a professional periodically.

The maximum recommended time between commercial cleaning is once per year. This is if you don't have a house-full of kids or animals living in your home. If it's just you or you and your spouse, and you're both gone most of the time, then once per year should be often enough.

A more realistic schedule for the average family would be twice a year or once every six months. A family with two adults and two kids and a pet produces much more dirt and grime than a single person or a couple.

If your home has kids, pets, and smokers, you might want to consider a professional cleaning every three months. This will ensure that your home stays fresh and odor-free between cleanings.

When are the best times to have your carpets cleaned? A lot of homeowners have this done just before major holidays or before large parties with many guests. Another good time is spring or early summer after residents have been couped up in the house for several months.

So have your carpet cleaned regularly and it will last much longer, look newer, and your family will be much healthier because of it.




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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Red, Hot and Green - Bamboo Flooring



Host Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV's Red Hot and Green explains how bamboo products are made and what makes them a great choice as a sustainable wood alternative.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So Many People Enjoying The Home Show. Today Is The Last Day. Come On Down!


We've been enjoying the Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show and as you can see by this photo, the show is a big hit. Today is the last day from 10am to 5pm, so come on down, stop by our booth and say hi as you wander through. There is so much to see!

Friday, April 15, 2011

All Size At The Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show



Charlie is manning the booth at the Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show in Vacaville. The show just opened today at 12noon and runs through Sunday. Come on by and say hi! We'd love to see you. We will be here from 10am to 6pm tomorrow and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Overlooked Benefits Of Hardwood Floors

You probably know that hardwoods look great and add an air of class to your house, but do your realize some of the biggest benefits of hardwoods are things that might not cross your mind.

Did you know that hardwoods are actually more resistant to fire than carpeting, tile, and laminates? It's odd to think of wood being fire resistant, but it's true. Carpeting ignites at a lower temperature than hardwoods, and because much of the backing and glue is petrochemical based it can burn violently. Carpet also releases toxic fumes when it burns, and it is usually smoke and toxic vapors that cause most injuries and fatalities in house fires.

Many people are shocked when they find out that while tile flooring seems to be ceramic it is actually petrochemical based and can burn and release toxic smoke and fumes just like carpet. Unlike hardwoods there is also no way to repair or refinish fire-damaged carpet or tile, meaning that even a small fire could result in costly and time consuming repairs.

Hardwoods are also healthier than other types of flooring. A properly installed hardwood floor resists stains and doesn't hold moisture the way carpets can. This means that it doesn't provide a proper environment for the propagation of mold and mildew.

Hardwoods are also easily cleaned and sterilized. For persons with sever allergies or depressed immune systems this can be the difference between a healthy, comfortable life and one spent with unneeded health problems. For the allergy sufferer there's no reason to go with anything but hardwoods. Unlike carpets that can actually produce allergenic compounds hardwoods don't give off dust or other debris.

Hardwood floors also don't hold dust and dander meaning that with a simple dusting your hardwood floors will be clean, and more importantly, allergen free. Hardwoods also don't contain chemicals and dyes that can aggravate allergies.

Surprising some is the fact that a properly installed hardwood floor can actually help lower your home's heating and cooling costs. Hardwoods don't contain air pockets unlike most carpets. Because of this the hardwood will retain the temperature of the air above it. To put it simply a hardwood floor will be warm in winter, and cool in summer and will keep drafts from rising into the room, and will keep your hot or cold air from seeping into the basement. It's also a myth that hardwoods are cold in winter when you get up in your bare feet. If you flooring has been properly installed your tootsies will encounter a floor that's the same temperature as the rest of the room.

Probably the most overlooked benefit of hardwoods is the price. Do you realize that hardwoods are sometimes less expensive to purchase and install than carpets, tile, or concrete? When you factor in that most hardwoods are rated to last at least 50 years-5 to ten times longer than most carpets-it starts to become clear that hardwoods are the way to go. What's more hardwoods will require less maintenance than other types of flooring and their value will actually go up over time.

Besides looking great and adding a touch of class to your home there are plenty of reasons to choose hardwoods for your next building project. Before you install anything else talk to your builder or contractor about using hardwoods, and compare the benefits and prices with other materials. Chances are you'll make the same decision that savvy builders have been making for hundreds of years and hardwoods will adorn your home.



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3771978

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get Your Professional Cleaning Done By All Size Flooring Center!

All Size Flooring Center specializes in Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning at an affordable price. Our truck mounted machine surpasses any home, rental or chemical cleaning available. We use only the best "green" cleaning products that are not only great for your carpets and upholstery but, safe for your living environment as well!

We do:
• Commercial/Residential
• Upholstery
• Automobiles
• Mobile Homes and RVs
• Apartments * Must have access to water hook-up

  We can remove most of the following:
  • Red Stain Removal
  • Urine/Pet Odor Treatment
  •  Grease Removal
  •    Water Damage

 Equipment:
  •  Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning Unit
  •  Adjustable up to 600 PSI of Pressure
  •  High Temperature up to 230° Fahrenheit
  •  Pro-chem High Traffic and Low Residue Cleanser

* Must move your own furniture, special cases are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Carpets & Upholstery

Our professionals take great pride and care when coming to your home to clean your carpets and upholstery. All Size Carpets uses "green" cleaning products! Not only are they better for your carpets but, also for the environment in your living space. We have the "solution" for all your well loved upholstery!





Call today for an appointment!
 707-448-3300

Sunday, April 10, 2011

All Size Flooring Center Will Be At The Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show


All Size Flooring Center & Carpet Cleaning will be participating in the Vacaville Total Home & Garden Show this coming weekend. Stop by our booth and say hi this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 15th, 16th and 17th. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Benefits Of Ceramic Tile

Tile is widely adaptable, affordable, and suits any number of settings. It's obviously ideal for kitchen and bathrooms where spills are common, but it also works well in living rooms, hallways and bedrooms. All it takes are a few comfortable throw rugs to make tile suitable for living and relaxing. Practical and cost effective, tile has many advantages for the homeowner. Consider these benefits of ceramic tile.

Easy maintenance

You'll never find any floor that's completely maintenance free, but tile is relatively free of hassles when compared to other types of flooring. Aside from the occasional sealant every few years or so, tile requires only regular cleaning to shine like new. If grout is installed correctly, tile will be water-damage resistant. You can practically take a hose to it if you need to. At any grocery store, you'll find a wide variety of household products to keep your tile a clean as the day you installed it.

Affordable

When you add up the dollars, tile is easily one of the most cost-effective floors available. Weigh up the initial costs against the longevity, and you'll find that tile clearly offers the best "dollar per mile" of any flooring option. Considering the simple maintenance and upkeep that's required, tile has real value. It is affordable as well as functional, yet you have so many options available that tile can suit any style.

Variety of installation options

With tile, the only limit you have is your own imagination. Flooring is one option, but tile doesn't have to stop there. Tile works great for countertops, back splashes, porticos and murals as well. In fact, you can use tile as a theme throughout your home to create an appealing unified design that complements the furnishings.

Durability

Tile was widely used in ancient Rome because of its durable reputation, and tile's legacy for lasting continues to this day. It's ideal for hard traffic areas because it's strong and resistant to wear. While Rome first used tile in a utilitarian manner because of its functionality, the Romans also discovered its decorative beauty and used in artwork that still captivates today. Though it's not impact resistant, it lasts a long time. If it cracks, it's also a lot easier to fix than hardwood or stone floors.




Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3645425

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Are Bamboo Or Cork Floors Right For Your Home?

 If you've decided to undertake a remodeling project this year, you might be surprised when it comes time to look at flooring options. The traditional carpeting and vinyl options that dominated the market for decades are giving way to a growing number of eco-friendly materials, such as cork floors and bamboo wood flooring. Made from renewable resources with limited chemical treatments, these floors promise to deliver a cleaner, greener home environment. But do they live up to these claims? And are they right for your home?

Cork Floors 
The last time you popped a bottle of champagne, you probably never imagined that the same cork could also double as a sturdy, eco-friendly flooring material. Cork is highly sound-absorbent and is one of the most easy-to-clean types of floors available, which makes it ideal for the kitchen, playroom, or family room. It's also a naturally renewable resource made from the bark of the cork oak, making it a natural, green flooring choice.

If you choose a cork floor, look for the real thing-steer clear of products with formaldehyde added or cork-vinyl composites, which contain toxic chemicals. And make sure to select a sealer with a low-VOC content, to prevent chemical gases from harming the air quality in your home.

Bamboo Wood Flooring  
No longer just a staple of panda bears, bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular eco-friendly flooring choices. Although it is the world's largest grass, don't be fooled-bamboo flooring is harder than red oak or maple and will last 30 to 50 years. This durability, along with a clean, elegant look, makes bamboo an excellent choice for any room. Bamboo is a renewable, biodegradable resource and is also among the few flooring types that require minimal modification in manufacture.

When purchasing a bamboo floor, look for an adhesive without formaldehyde, a toxic chemical. And make sure to ask the installer to conduct as much sawing and sanding as possible outside of the home to protect your indoor air quality.

Hit the Floor Running
If you're looking for a durable, environmentally-friendly flooring option that won't harm the air quality in your home, cork floors and bamboo wood flooring are ideal choices. Both are affordable investments that will enhance your home for decades. So what are you waiting for? Show your friends and family your eco-friendly style, and hit the floor running on your next remodeling project!



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4438139

Friday, April 1, 2011

Getting Red Wine Out Of Carpet

Red Wine 

Red dy­e has an intense staining capacity, and because of that the stains can be a hassle to deal with. Here are stain removal steps you can take when you experience a red alert.

1. Blot the spill with paper towels or a clean cloth.
2. Combine 1 teaspoon carpet shampoo (or dish soap, like Dawn) and 1 cup hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Soak a clean sponge in the mixture, squeeze it halfway dry, then gently blot the stain. Continue until the stain lifts.
3. Sponge the stained area with warm water.
4. Blot dry with a clean cloth or paper towels.