HomeBased Carpet located in Cincinnati, Ohio are proud to announce that they distribute the new Enviro Step Carpet Cushion by Carpenter. Carpenter Co. improves its product offering and reduces its environmental footprint with EnviroStep™ Carpet Cushion Technologies Featuring DuPont Renewably Sourced Materials Carpenter Company is shifting to moisture barrier films made with renewably sourced (RS) polymers from DuPont, as a key element of its EnviroStep™ carpet cushion technology. Films made with DuPont Renewably Sourced Materials contain a minimum of 20 percent renewably sourced content by weight, and replace existing moisture barrier films that are entirely petroleum-based. The moisture barrier, which is laminated to the top surface of the cushion, prevents spills or pet accidents from soaking into the cushion like a giant sponge. This makes it possible to pull spills back to the surface preventing the cushion from harboring permanent odors, eliminating damage to the sub-floor and preventing reoccurring stains caused when a spill wicks back to the surface of the carpet. All EnviroStep™ products are made from 100 percent “pre-consumer” recycled polyurethane trim, which is a by-product from the manufacture of virgin polyurethane used in furniture, bedding, and packaging. In turn, the carpet cushion products are themselves 100 percent recyclable, according to Thompsen. Over 1 billion pounds of urethane trim that would otherwise find its way to landfill is utilized annually to produce bonded carpet cushion. Home-Based Carpet and Flooring located in Cincinnati, Ohio serves Greater Cincinnati and Northern. Kentucky with Shop @ Home Service. Discounted prices on today’s most famous brands like Shaw, Mohawk and Beaulieu. Family owned and operated Home Based will install beautiful Carpenter Carpet Cushion under your frieze, plush , textured and berber carpet. We use CFI (Certified Flooring Installers).
About Laminate Floors: Easy to maintain, and depending on construction more scratch and water resist
Laminate flooring has quickly become an alternative to the higher prices of hardwood flooring. These floors are more resistant to stains, fading, denting and depending on construction more scratch and water resistant. Generally used in living room and bedroom areas in the past, recent new technology has improved laminates to allow installations even in kitchens, basement, family rooms and bathrooms.We are Brandon, Greg and Judy of Home Based Carpet and Flooring located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are professional, very knowledgeable and friendly folks always available to help you choose from the large amount of laminate flooring possibilities available in today’s flooring market. Choosing which laminate flooring to purchase can be confusing, so let use help you. We help advise you about core thickness, typically up 1/4 inch which achieves added stability, is less likely to buckle and muffles noises. Quality laminate cores are specifically treated with water repellents, which will reduce swelling due to excessive moisture. In a top quality laminate construction: the back is reinforced with melamine for structural stability and moisture resistance. Eco-friendly core-board is the dense inner layer and is made of recycled wood fiber, meaning fewer trees are used with less waste. Providing the beauty of the laminate floor, the decorative layer is a highly detailed photograph that gives the laminate the appearance of wood or tile. Melamine wear top layer is a tough, clear finish reinforced with aluminum oxide, one of the hardest mineral compounds known, to resist staining, fading, surface moisture, wear and tear.
At Home Based Carpet and Flooring we strive to stay up to date on the changing face of all flooring products. Hardwood floors, carpet, sheet vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl panks and tiles. Our goal is to get you the best quality and value for your money. Then coupled with Certified Flooring Installers we get the job done right the first time. We sell and install Columbia laminate floors, Pergo, Tarkett, Hallmark and Inhaus. Please feel free to contact us anytime by calling 513-373-8540. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about installing new flooring in your home or business.
p.s. Recently there was a special edition on 60 Minutes telivision show about the laminates and hardwood floors that are imported from Asian countries. The article discussed the toxins that are in the above products that contain a much higher amount than the United States standards allow to contain. Make sure the laminate and hardwood floors you are thinking about purchasing is compliant with US standards.
Brandon and I just recently returned from Somerset Hardwood Manufacturing Mill trip to Somerset, Kentucky. Somerset Hardwood has been a really great vendor of wood flooring for us at Home Based Carpet and Flooring, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their mill is located in Somerset, Kentucky and the hardwood they manufacture there comes from forests within a 150 mile radius of Somerset. They own some of their own trees and also purchase trees from independent sources. The logs undergo a rigorous examination to determine the age, specie and quality of the wood. I met a man at the saw mill who inspects and qualifies each and every log that comes into the saw mill that is to be used in the manufacturing process. Upon our arrival in Somerset we were invited to a private cruise on the Somerset houseboat which is docked at Lees Ford Marina on Cumberland Lake. There were seven or so Somerset Mill reps who were a part of the boat trip out on beautiful Cumberland Lake. Dinner was served while we cruised the waters that include some 4 counties in Southern Kentucky. The cruise lasted about 4 hours and we met other Somerset dealers from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Friday morning we toured the saw mill and then went to the finishing plant. This is where they plane the wood into the lengths and widths of the particular product they are making that day. We were able to see Character Grade made that day. The styles made are Color Collections, Specialty Collection, Home Style, High Gloss Color Collection, Value Collection, and American Country Collection. It was really interesting the number of inspections that Somerset makes during the manufacturing process. And prior to finishing they go to great lengths to dry out the lumber before it ever goes to the finish plant. They have large kilns that can hold up to 200,00o board feet of material. Material is dried for up to 90 days to get the moisture level down to about 6 %. When logs are brought in initially they are 60-70 % moisture weight; so it is very important to get the moisture out of the wood prior to finish work. After the wood has dried they begin milling the wood to the spec that will create a finished product. It could be 3/4″solid or 1/2″ engineered. All Somerset Hardwood flooring is now proudly made in the USA. The boards continue down the line for sanding, staining and urethane. There are 5-7 coating applied . The aluminum oxide is also added during this step. During this process UV treating is applied for non fading and colorfastness. The boards then proceed down the line where inspectors look for any defects and pull those boards from the line. Its interesting how Somerset used any and all scrap to recycle into mulch and landscape material and also use their own material scraps to fuel the kilns. The planks are finally packed into Somerset cardboard boxes for shipping to the next distributor. Each box contains instructions printed on the back of every box for installation instructions. This was a mill trip that we just totally enjoyed. The folks at Somerset Hardwood Flooring treated us just great. The learning process was excellent and certainly will help us for years to come in advising our customers about wood flooring. Our total thanks go out to the staff at Somerset Hardwood Flooring Company in Somerset, Kentucky. Home Based Carpet Flooring sells and installs carpet, laminate flooring, luxury vinyl tile, and hardwood flooring. Professional certified installation
There are several great places to check out the workmanship and get references on potential flooring and carpet companies. Besides your local Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List there is a website called ……..http://www.complaints.com/ 1. complaints.com –publicize and read consumer complaints 2. helps consumers make better-informed purchase decisions. 3. helps consumers help themselves get better customer service from product manufacturers and service providers. 4. helps businesses provide better service to consumers, and helps businesses improve products and services. Gain leverage to help solve your complaints. Complaints.com pages are ranked high with search engines and directories. Complaints.com is the the first search result for the term “complaints” in Google, for example. Complaints posted to Complaints.com are picked up quickly by the search engines and have highly-ranked search result listings.
Often, a single complaint posted to Complaints.com about a business appears higher in the search result rankings than the home page of the business that is the subject of that complaint. Posting complaints to Complaints.com helps get the word out on your complaint and helps businesses take notice of your complaint! It also warns other potential consumers about bad quality or installation workmanship. This website features a bar to search for companies that you might be interested in purchasing and installing your new flooring. Simply go to that bar, type in the name of the store and city then click search. You will find whatever issues that consumers have dealt with in obtaining new flooring from that particular outlet. Many complaints will pop up like….measured to much for what I needed.,the installers were terrible, they shipped the wrong material to I never want that company back in my house.
There is another bar where you can enter just a keyword like carpet or flooring and then click enter. A variety of issues will pop up. After reviewing this website I believe you will agree that it is very time worthy reading and can provide valuable information in helping you make a wise decision. Use this interesting website for lots of potential purchases and services.
There is some great social media sites right here in Cincinnati to check out potential places to buy goods and services. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Insta Gram, Yelp, Foursquare, Merchant Circle and many more. Good luck and I trust this article will help you find the right contractor for your next home improvement project.
Over the past 2-3 years we have seen many new wood flooring products come into the Midwest market and especially here in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wider width hardwood flooring is gaining popularity and growing fast along with the standard 3/4″ solid nail down wood floors. I have found after searching our hardwood flooring sales over the last 36 months that consumers want wood floors that are really wood. Feel, touch the grain, use different stains and urethane finishes. Let go get the tree cut it down, plane it and install it in one big swipe. I’m kidding of course, but you know its whatever floats your boat. What works for the consumer who lives on the a golf course might be totally different than the same type home (construction) in the inner city. One thing is perfectly clear! Consumers want what looks best for them and reflects their personality and lifestyle. Whether its a 5″ wide hand scraped walnut going in a rustic home over 75 years old in Batavia to tearing out pine hardwood and installing Somerset Character Hickory saddle, its all about consumers wanting wood floors that look real and authentic. Hand scraped hardwoods are wood floors that show a very distressed look. Manufactures go to great lengths to reconstruct wood floors that look like flooring that has been re-claimed. The beauty marks in the wood represent a look from the past. The old siding you see in barns is a good example of flooring that’s popular today. We recently installed a engineered floating 5″ hand scraped walnut in a home where the floors were very uneven. We shimmed them up and recreated a rustic look in a home that was back in a meadow and was surrounded by 5-7 acres. It was just beautiful and the consumer was very happy with the choice of flooring. Traditional 3/4″ thick solid wood flooring is still very popular in the Greater Cincinnati area. From Mullicans Nature Collection red oak natural in 3″ 1/4″ to Somerset Color Collection in 2″ 1/4 gunstock the look of solid nail down is a wide appealing wood floor. We just finished a installation in a home in Amelia (12 yrs. old) where we installed 12 new oak stair treads (replaced pine)and matched the downstairs family room that was pre-finished in butterscotch. Then on the hall way upstairs we installed a new Somerset Value Collection 2″ 1/4″ nail down in a color to match the treads. We topped it off with new Bliss by Beaulieu wall to wall carpet in a 40 ounce weight textured plush in three bedrooms in a neutral beige. Exotics are somewhat on the rise but not like handscraped and solid products. Exotics come from all over the world and you need to know about some of the characters of these type styles. Change in original color over time, etc. Bamboo is another product we are seeing but we hear about it more than we actually see it sold and installed. Hardwood flooring doesn’t have to be a pallet of the old standby browns either. Widely available finish colors include an amazing array of whites, browns, blacks, greys, and reds. You can even purchase unfinished flooring and stain it with a big array of colors. We just recently installed wall to wall carpeting in a basement family room and upstairs was a beautiful black stained 3/4″ oak strip floor. It was simply stunning. Especially with the stainless steel appliances. Buying a unfinished wood floor has its advantages. No seams, sand and stain it anyway you want it! Color choices permit floors to better serve interior styling. Why should colors be just limited to the paint on the walls. Colorful flooring allows for rooms that authentically express the desires, style and the personality of the homeowner. Urethane finishes come in water and oil base . Color, style and value. Those three qualities add up to a beautiful new hardwood floor that you can create in your home and even on a concrete floor or wood subfloor. There is even unfinished engineered wood floors that can be used in basements when traditional wood floors (3/4″ solid) can’t be used. Getting the biggest value and quality in hardwood flooring is what it’s all about.