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REMODELING YOUR FLOORSThere are many options available when selecting the material for your new floors. Pacific CoastHome Solutions has hand selected affordable, eco-friendly products for you to choose from bringingyou quality, lasting, beautiful results while contributing to GO GREEN with your home remodelprojects, one remodel at a time.Depending on your budget and the area of remodel, the two items of choice are hardwood orlaminate flooring. Both can endure high traffic, pets, messes with easy clean-up, and last for years andyears. However, there are a few advantages and disadvantages to either choice. Usually the mainreason for choosing one over the other is budget.Laminate is the economical choice. We use high grade, eco-friendly laminate products that have allthe features to the look of hardwood flooring without the higher cost. If your budget permitshardwood floors there is no reason not to make that choice.
HEALTHY CHOICES, HAPPIER FAMILIES Laminate & Wood Floors: The Healthy OptionMites, dust, allergens and other irritants thrive in traditional carpeting and flooring. Yet allergists and homeowners have come to realizethat wood and laminate floors can improve air quality by maintaining a healthy, allergen-reduced home. Leading allergists agree that woodfloors are the perfect choice for a healthy home. According to the American Lung Association wood floors in your bedroom and othermain living areas can drastically improve air quality. This is not surprising when a large American company that recycles old carpet hasstated that most used carpeting it receives for processing contains at least 35% of its weight in household dirt.A report by the Healthy Flooring Network draw’s information from several reports and experiments carried out by leading health groupsworldwide. It draws broad conclusions on the role fitted carpets play in determining the total allergen load in the home and theimportance of this on the severity of allergic disease.Detailed studies in the UK have found that 50-70% of asthma suffers are allergic to house dust mites. With up to 100,000 dust mites livingin just one square meter of carpet and it being reported that 98% of UK homes have fitted carpets it is clear to understand why the UKhas the highest prevalence of asthma symptoms in 13-14 year olds in the world at 19.8%, along with the second highest prevalence ofeczema.When tested 3 out of 4 carpets that were listed as being treated against dust mites contain chemicals of a hazardous nature. Theseschemicals included organotins, phthalates, permethrin, triclosan, brominated flame retardants and formaldehyde. The World HealthOrganization has recommended that they are substituted with less hazardous alternatives. One study showed that the mite allergenconcentration in dust from carpets could be 6-14 times higher than that from wood & laminate flooring.PET ALLERGENS: Pets are the second most important cause of domestic allergy and over 50% of asthmatic children are sensitized toallergens of cats and/or dogs. Once again the presence of fitted carpets is particularly strongly associated with high pet allergen levels.Even when a pet is removed from a house the allergen levels can remain significantly high.POINTS TO NOTE: Carpets can contain the largest reservoir in total amount of mite allergens in the house The presence of carpets ina home can dramatically increase the total mite allergen load compared to having laminate or wood flooring. Up to 100,000 mites may livein one square meter of carpet. Carpets can harbor 6-14 times more dust mite allergens than laminate or wood flooring. The presence offitted carpets is particularly strongly associated with high pet allergen levels.
OUR CONTRIBUTION TO YOUR PROPERTYEnvironmentally Friendly ProductsPCHS is not only a leader in the home improvementindustry, we are now the environmentally conscious leader.We have committed to bringing consumers quality, ecofriendly products at affordable costs in our efforts tobeautifying your property with the environment in mind.Of course, the most important consideration inpurchasing any floor covering is the level of quality itprovides. With PCHS and Shaw, you can be assured thatyou are getting the finest floor coverings.
LAMINATE VS. WOODMATERIAL AND METHOD: Laminate wood floors are photographed image with repeatingpatterns while hardwoods are natural or milled from trees and no one piece is alike.LIFESPAN: Laminate is limited with less than 20 years while hardwood floors will last 20-100years depending largely on maintenance, care, and type of style chosen (engineered/solid).MAINTENANCE: Laminate wood is easier to maintain while hardwood floors are harder.Some clean obsessed people complain about the presence of foot prints after cleaning laminatewood. Nowadays, hardwood floor maintenance has improved greatly compared to 20-30 yearsago with the emergence of pre-finished wood which does not require waxing the way it used to.REFINISHING: Laminate floors cannot be refinished or stained while hardwood floors can be.So in case you decide one day you like a darker stained wood, you cannot apply new finish tolaminate while with hardwood it can be done.REPAIRS: Laminate floors are more difficult to repair compared to hardwood floors. Withlaminate, you have to almost remove several planks before you can fix one, but with hardwood,depending on the way they were installed, you can cut one piece with a saw and put in anotherwithout removing the other planks.You can attempt to do this with laminate, but it will not lookas good in the end.
OVERVIEW ON LAMINATEOne of the most attractive attributes of laminate flooring is the price.Although this type of flooring looks just like hardwood flooring, it is muchcheaper. Laminate also doesnt require the maintenance of hardwood orcarpeting. Hardwood floors have to be refinished every so often, and carpetsmust be cleaned regularly. The low price of laminate flooring also usuallyincludes an extensive warranty.Laminate flooring is extremely durable. These floors are engineered to lastfor years and years. They are extremely resistant to moisture, stains, andfading. Laminate flooring is also not as susceptible to scratching and dentinglike traditional hardwood floors are.
LAMINATE FLOORS ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGESADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGESIn the case of laminate flooring, there are These floors do have a few disadvantages.several advantages. Laminate flooring is Laminate flooring is not the mostdurable and strong. The flooring is also environmentally friendly product availabledesigned to withstand heavy traffic today. With rising concerns about thewithout being damaged or scratched environment, global warming and energyeasily. Laminate flooring is also easy to conservation, there are “greener” choices onclean and maintain. Sweeping or the market than laminate floors. The leastvacuuming, then damp mopping with expensive laminate floors will probably onlywarm water will keep your laminate last between 10 and 15 years, which isfloors looking as new as possible. It is sometimes less than the life of a typicalversatile and available in a variety of homeowner’s mortgage. On the contrary,colors, shades, and styles. hardwood floors can last around 40 years or longer if they are properly maintained.No matter what type of décor is in yourhome, laminate flooring is available to In addition, if laminate floors are installed inmatch it. Laminate flooring is less wet areas such as bathrooms, manyexpensive than hardwood flooring, but it manufacturers will not honor the warranty ifgives the same beautiful look. These something goes wrong with the flooring.floors are also a healthy choice for those Laminate floors cannot be sanded andwho suffer from allergies. Dirt and dust refinished if they are damaged. They must becannot be trapped in laminate flooring as replaced altogether when the flooring wearsit can with carpeting, so allergy sufferers down. The last disadvantage is that if thedo not have symptoms as much or as proper sub-floor is not installed underneathoften as those in homes with carpet in laminate floors, the sound of walking onbedrooms and common areas. laminate flooring can become loud and hollow.
LAMINATE FLOORING CONSTRUCTIONLAMINATE IS CONSTRUCTED OF FOUR LAYERS The back is reinforced with melamine for structural stability and moisture resistance OptiCore™ - Shaws laminate core board thats strong, stable, and moisture-resistant. Providing the floors beauty, the decorative layer is actually 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 man, to resist staining, fading, surface moisture, and wear Shaw Laminate flooring is incredibly durable and stain resistant. Such problem spills as nail polish, grease, and mustard simply wipe off. Patented tongue-and-groove locking technology eliminates unsightly gaps at the seams.
LAMINATE FLOORING BENEFITSS c r a tc h R e s i s t a n c eYo u c a n w a l k o n l a m i n a t e f l o o r i n g w i t h o u t f e a r o f s c r a t c h i n g . W h i l e t h e f l o o r i s n o t s c r a t c hproof, neither high heels nor office chairs on wheels are a problem. It is recommended to putfelt pads or plastic caps under chair legs or furniture feet.E nv i ro n m e n t a lly Fr i e n d lyLa minate floor ing is ec o-fr iendly a nd reusa ble . It is ea sy to insta ll a nd ea sy to ta ke it intopa r ts a nd reinsta ll it a g a in. This ma kes la mina te floor ing a per fec t reusa ble ma ter ial.Chemical ResistanceClassic collection laminate flooring is also resistant to penetration by most household chemicalsa nd or g a nic solvents (a c etone , red wine , c offee , tea , ma r ker s, etc .).B u r n R e s i s ta n c eA burning cigarette that falls onto a laminate floor and continues to burn for a few secondsd o e s n o t l e a v e t h e s l i g h t e s t m a r k o r d i s c o l o r a t i o n o n t h e f l o o r. T h e s a m e c i g a r e t t e w o u l d h a v e aneg a tive impa ct on other floor ing sur fa ces such a s ca r pet or vinyl.We a r R e s i s t a n c eLaminate flooring resists a great deal of wear without showing any trace . This is due to theo v e r l ay, t h e t o p l ay e r o f t h e l a m i n a t e f l o o r, w h i c h c o n t a i n s m i c r o s c o p i c c o r u n d u m p a r t i c l e s .Impact ResistanceDue to its hard HDF (High Density Fiberboard) core board, laminate flooring can withstand suddenand localized knocks such as those created by stiletto heels, falling objects, etc . The floor can alsowithstand long-term local strain caused by chairs, cupboards, table legs, bed legs, etc .
HARDWOOD FLOORS AD VAN TAG ES & D ISAD VAN TAG ESADVANTAGES• Low maintenance• Ability to look new with sanding and refinishing• Increases the value of the home• Versatile to any home décor or style• Allergen free, best for those who suffer allergies• Durability and longevity over other flooring optionsDISADVANTAGES• Vulnerable to moisture and humidity• Higher Cost over other flooring options• Require sanding/ refinishing to ensure the last of shine• Cannot be installed in bathrooms or laundry rooms where spills are inevitable.
HARDWOOD FLOORSEPIC DEFINITIONSurpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope and size. Heroic and impressive in quality.That aptly describes Epic®, Shaws breakthrough engineered hardwood with ScufResist Platinum™ finish. It easily surpasses the ordinary,and its truly impressive in quality ... of performance, installation, style, and environmental friendliness. But heroic? We dont think the term istoo strong. Here are the facts—see what you think:ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERRED• Uses 50% less newly harvested wood than conventional engineered flooring.• Made in the USA from well-managed domestic forests.• Qualifies for LEED credits.• Greenguard certified.• Certified as an Environmentally Preferred Product.PEAK PERFORMANCE• Harder—substantially more impact-resistant than engineered than solid wood flooring• Denser—there is more solid wood fiber per cubic inch than solid wood flooring, and its much more responsibly used• More dimensionally stable—substantially less expansion and contraction when compared to traditionally engineered and solid woodflooring• Tougher—Epic with ScufResist Platinum™ resists wear and scuffing up to 6X better than the competitionCOMPLETE PRODUCT OFFERING6 species available—oak, hickory, maple, birch, cherry and walnut; 3 1/4" & 5" widthsMultitude of finishes, from traditional to rustic to distressed to hand-scraped; Pinnacle of style, design and leading-edge color
MOLDINGS HARDWOODAll hardwood floor installations include the quarter round base shoe molding. However,nothing says timeless beauty like adding that extra final touch to your newly gorgeousfloors like a decorative baseboard!
WOOD FLOORING BENEFITSLONGEVITY S o l i d - wo o d f l o o r s c a n l a s t fo r h u n d re d s o f ye a r s . T h e re a re ve r yfew f l o o r i n g m a t e r i a l s t h a t h ave b e e n a ro u n d a s l o n g a s wo o d .COZINE SS AND WARMTH N o t o n l y i s h a rd wo o d m o re p l e a s a n t t o w a l k o nt h a n l a m i n a t e b u t i t i s n a t u r a l ly w a r m . Wo o d i s a n e x c e l l e n t i n s u l a t o r, t h a n k s t o i t st h o u s a n d s o f t i ny a i r c h a m b e rs .HYPOA LLE RGE NIC U n l i ke ca rp e t s , w h i ch a re b re e d i n g g ro u n d s fo r m o l d ,m i l d ew, a n d d u s t m i t e s , a l l o f w h i ch c a n b e t o u g h o n a nyo n e w i t h a l l e r g i e s , wo o df l o o r s d o n t g i ve p o l l e n , a n i m a l d a n d e r, m o l d , e t c . a ny p l a c e t o h i d e a n d t h r i veEASY TO CLE AN A l i t t l e swe e p i n g a n d a l i t t l e m o p p i n g , a n d yo u r h a rd wo o df l o o r s w i l l ke e p l o o k i n g n i c e fo r a l o n g t i m e t o c o m e .INCREA SE HOME VA LUE U n l e s s yo u re go i n g t o b e l i v i n g i n t h e s a m e h o u s efo r t h e re s t o f yo u r l i fe , yo u s h o u l d t h i n k a b o u t h ow t h e f l o o r i n g ch o i c e s yo um a ke t o d ay w i l l a ffe ct t h e p ri c e yo u ca n g e t fo r yo u r h o m e w h e n yo u s e l l i t .C a r p e t w i l l l o o k o l d a n d u s e d i n j u s t a f ew ye a rs , w h e re a s wo o d f l o o rs l a s t along time and add value to a home.
FACTS ABOUT WOODWood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. The trees used to make wood floors areproduced in a factory called a forest by a renewable source of energy called the sun. Sustainable forest managementmakes it possible to harvest wood without any serious impact on the environment, because trees are a renewableresource that can be replaced time and time again.1. Average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual removals (Source: US Department of Agriculture Forest Service)2. Indoor air quality if better with wood floors (Source: US Environmental Protection Agency)3. Wood is a carbon neutral product that produces oxygen during its growth cycle and stores carbon during its service life (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)4. Wood floors use less water and energy to produce that other flooring options (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)5. At the end of its service life, wood flooring can be burned as fuel or recycled (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)6. Wood floors last hundreds of years, so won’t need to be replaced as often as other flooring options (Source: National Association of Home Builders)7. While it takes most hardwood trees 40-60 years to mature, the inventory planted today won’t be needed for 100- plus years (Source: National Wood Flooring Association) Being a responsible corporate citizen is an integral part of environmental stewardship.
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