Experience The Quality of True Craftsmanship

Posted in Carpet, Uncategorized on April 26, 2019 by admin

At Griffith Flooring Service LLC, we believe in Creating New standards while Maintaining the Old.  We are a family owned business and have  specialized in Installation for 18 years.  We have recently opened our own showroom.  We would be happy to help with any sales, installation, or repairs of flooring you may have.   Griffith Flooring Service LLC Specializes in Carpet, Tile, Hardwood, Sheet Vinyl, Vinyl Planks, Laminate, both Residential and Commerical Properites, Design and Custom Services are also available.  We at Griffith Flooring Service LLC Guarantee our work for 2 Years.

Free Estimates are available Monday- Friday 6am-6pm, Saturdays by appointment only, or come see us at our New Location.  304 Main Street, Beech Grove, IN. 46107. Contact us today at 317-414-0590.

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Solid vs Engineered Wood Flooring

Posted in Hardwood, Laminate on August 9, 2012 by admin

Some of us come from the old school  days and believe that  when someone said wood flooring that meant solid wood not engineered floors because those were a cheap substitution for the real thing! But not anymore some believe that engineered wood flooring is the better choice. Here are a few comparisons of cost,quality & performance, environmental issues, and some myths and reality to help you make the right choice for you and your home.

Cost

The single greatest cost benefit of engineered wood flooring over solid is the costs saved when installing over concrete.

Solid wood requires a plywood sub-floor, vapor barrier, felt paper, and sanding, finishing for unfinished hard wood.

Engineered is easier, cleaner  and faster to install and transitions to other types of flooring are usually much easier to preform because engineered wood flooring is glued down or floated.

Quality and Performance

People generally assume that solid 3/4″  wood flooring is better quality because it is thicker than engineered flooring. In solid wood flooring, all the material below the tongue and groove is not actually usable material. Total re-sanding is typically only done  once every 10 years, and if it is maintained properly and then re-coated every 4-5 years, it will never have to be sanded and refinished.

In engineered flooring, the valuable high quality wood is not wasted below the tongue and groove.  Engineered wood is about 5 times as stable as solid wood.  This is because engineered flooring is multiple layers are glued up and engineered to balance the natural process of expansion and contracted that all wood products under go.

Most failures of wood flooring installations are due to wood expansion in reaction to high moisture condition, or shrinkage when ambient moisture drops. Engineered wood moves less and hence is much less prone to failure due to moisture.

Remember you walk on the finish of the wood not the actual wood.

 

Environmental Issues

Solid flooring must be nailed down, usually to plywood.   Engineered flooring can be installed by gluing directly to or floating over concrete and other sub-floor surfaces. Eliminate all plywood sub-floors, and you save a lot of trees, eliminate energy used and pollution produced in manufacturing and transportation.

 

 

 

 

Facts about Carpet that could help you make your carpet and padding decisions easier

Posted in Carpet on March 19, 2012 by admin

Padding Types

The number one factor to consider when  choosing a carpet padding is the type of material the padding is made of.  There are three categories are Sponge Rubber, Felted Fiber, and  Polyurethane Foam.

Carpet Styles

Berber-Made of thicker  level loops of cut pile. Made of thicker yarns for increased durability. Ideal for informal areas. Does not shoes foot prints or vacuum tracks.

Loop– loops of threads same or different levels in hights. It can take lots of wear making for good traffic area, or commercial carpet areas.

Plush/Velvet- Distinguished by smooth and flawless appearance and very elegant look

Frieze-Known as Twist or Trackless carpeting. This would be good for kids rooms, stairs and high traffic areas.

Pile Fibers

Nylon- Strongest and most durable Fiber type. Easiest to clean and maintain, used commonly in Recycled Carpeting.

Wool– A Premium Fiber fire retardant, resistant to crushing and extremely durable will last a long time if cared for properly.

Acrylic-Similar to Wool in texture and appearance, restistant to dirt, mildew, moths and fading. More affordable them Wool and comes in an wide range of colors, has a tendency to fade and fuzz, and very rarely sold

Cotton-Along with Acrylic it takes up only 1% of over all carpet sales. Although Cotton carpet is soft and comfortable, they are susceptible to stains and matting.

Polyester (PET)- If an environmentally friendly “Green Carpet”  is what you are looking for PET is made up of  mostly recycled pop bottles. PET has vibrant colors and high resistance to staining, and does not fade easily.

Polypropylene– This is inexpensive price point and exceptional to stain resistance. The dying method of the carpet gives it good resistance to fading and sun bleaching but also limits the color choices. Crushed fibers can occur due to polypropylene’s poor resiliency.

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