A Testimonial From A Very Happy Customer

St. Louis Hardwood Flooring Contractors

Dennis P. writes,”Just Around the Corner put in new wood flooring for us and refinished our existing hardwood. Their work far exceeded out expectations. A very professional and timely staff installed the floors. We get comments all the time on how great they look.”

Trust the experts at JATC with all of your hardwood flooring needs! Call (314)-487-9909 today!

JATC Is Family Owned With An A+ Rating With The BBB

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Just Around The Corner is a family owned and operated St. Louis business with an A+ rating with the BBB! Our employees are thoroughly trained in the art of floor installation and refinishing. Our average lead man has approximately seven years with the company and his primary goal is your satisfaction!

For all of your hardwood, vinyl, laminate, stone, tile, carpet, cork and decorative concrete flooring needs, call JATC today at (314)-487-9909.

 

Happy Employees Makes For Happy Customers

Happy employees, happy customers

Just Around The Corner is a family owned and operated St. Louis business that was founded in 1989. We are proud of our employees and treat them as family. Happy employees produce happy customers! Call JATC for all of your flooring needs at (314)-487-9909.

 

Top 5 Flooring Companies in St. Louis

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Pick from the Best Flooring Companies in Saint Louis

Partner with the right flooring company from the start

There are more than a few flooring companies in St. Louis. But the simple fact is the most of them do not deserve your business. You will pay inflated prices, make do with poor-quality materials, and receive a substandard quality of work. For something as important as your floors, you can’t settle for anything less than perfect. Before you commit to one company or another, learn about the top 5 flooring companies in St. Louis:

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QUIZ: Which Flooring Option is Best for You?

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Match Up Your Flooring Needs with Your Flooring Options

Make your next flooring upgrade the right flooring upgrade

There are lots of different types of flooring. And in most cases, any type can be installed in any room. Since you have so few limits, it’s up to you to figure out what you really want from your new floor and then pick choose your material accordingly. Take this quiz to get your thinking started:

 

Q:  What type of flooring provides the best insulation?

A.  Hardwood
B.  Carpet
C.  Ceramic Tile
D.  Vinyl Tile

The answer is B – carpet. Since carpet is thick and synthetic, it is great at insulating space. That means it traps more of your climate controlled air in the room when it’s hot or cold outside. It also blocks out noises that come from the rooms below you. That makes this a good choice for bedrooms where you’re looking for quiet and comfort.

Q:  What material offers the largest number of flooring options?

A.  Hardwood
B.  Carpet
C.  Ceramic Tile
D.  Vinyl Tile

The answer is A – hardwood. The other three options come in lots of looks and styles, but not as many as hardwood. Hardwood comes in tons of different colors. It can be used to achieve a look that is modern, rustic, or classic. Plus, since it’s a natural product, no two hardwood floors are exactly alike. Regardless of your design sense, there is sure to be an option that appeals to you.

Q:  Which of these flooring options is easiest to clean?

A.  Hardwood
B.  Carpet
C.  Ceramic Tile
D.  Vinyl Tile

The answer is both C and D – tile. In order to clean carpet, you have to get out the vacuum, and staining is always a concern. Hardwood only takes a broom and mop, but you need to worry about scratches, fading, and other types of wear and tear. Tile, by contrast, retains it’s like-new look for years, stands up to wear and tear, will not stain, and takes basic equipment to clean. That’s why this is a popular option for kitchens, bathrooms, and mudrooms.

Q: What flooring option is the least expensive?

A.  Hardwood
B.  Carpet
C.  Ceramic Tile
D.  Vinyl Tile

The answer is D – vinyl tile. Strictly speaking, this is the least expensive option on the market. But different types of flooring come in a wide range of price points. There is some hardwood that’s very expensive, and other hardwood that is surprisingly affordable. The same is true of carpet. Plus, in many cases, you compromise quality and longevity by making cost the only factor you consider.

 

All Your Flooring Options are at Just Around the Corner

Still debating? Why not visit our store in person and be able to see and feel each material directly? We have lots of options for you to consider and expert staff on hand to answer all of your questions. Act fast to take advantage of the exciting deals we have going on right now!

 

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5 Great Bedroom Flooring Options

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Exploring Your Bedroom Flooring Options

Five exciting choices to add style and comfort.

The bedroom is more than just the place that you sleep. It’s also the place where you end your day, begin your morning, and retreat to when you need to relax. That’s why comfort matters more than anything else. If you are thinking of replacing the floor in your bedroom, you have lots of options. Explore the most common below as you begin to plan your redecoration project.

Carpeting

It just makes sense that you would want to go from the softness of a bed to the softness of carpet. The plush feel and year-round warmth of carpet make this an ideal choice for all kinds of bedroom designs.

Today’s carpet comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns and is available with a range of textures. The only drawback is that carpet can be more difficult to maintain than other bedroom flooring options.

Hardwoodbedroom flooring options

Hardwood may not be as immediately comfortable as carpet, but it does give the bedroom a natural, cozy feeling that is immediately relaxing. Plus, when compared to vinyl or stone options, hardwood is softer and better insulated.

Many people decide to pair hardwood with rugs or other floor coverings. Just be sure to work a qualified hardwood flooring installer to avoid annoying squeaks and creaks that can disturb a sleeping partner.

Cork

Cork flooring has exploded in popularity in recent years, particularly as a material for bedroom flooring.

That’s because it’s soft underfoot, blocks out the cold, and comes in a range of stylish natural looks.  Tweet This

Better still, with some simple maintenance, cork is long-lasting and largely immune to stains.  The only thing to be concerned about is that cork is a very soft material that can easily scratch under animal claws or furniture legs.  Want bedroom flooring ideas? Click here!

Vinyl

Vinyl flooring isn’t just for the kitchen. It’s becoming one of the more common bedroom flooring options because it delivers remarkable versatility. It is available in a near limitless range of looks, and when combined with underlayment padding it provides the softness and insulation of carpet.

Better still, vinyl is very easy to take care of, especially in areas like the bedroom that have low foot traffic. Some homeowners, however, object to the fact that vinyl is a non-sustainable material with a heavy environmental impact.

Laminate

Laminate flooring is popular as a low-cost alternative to more expensive materials like hardwood. The look is remarkably similar, but laminate is available at a fraction of the cost and much easier to install. When combined with underlayment padding options, laminate flooring can also be surprisingly comfortable. Be aware, the low-cost of the laminate is offset by its relatively short lifespan.

Find All Your Bedroom Flooring Options at Just Around the Corner

Know which option is right for you? Still trying to make up your mind? Either way, visit Just Around the Corner and start working with these bedroom flooring options in person. The best way to make up your mind is to experience the look and feel of each option with your own eyes and hands. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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The Many Benefits of Ceramic Tile Flooring

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Add another beautiful tactile dimension to any room in your pretty home; take a look at the many benefits of Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile evokes visions of grand beauty, both in color and design. It adds another beautiful tactile dimension to any room in which it is installed, and you can be the architect of the ambiance you would like to create. Not only is Ceramic tile beautiful, it is an excellent flooring material. Let’s take a look at why:

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  • Ceramic tile can withstand heavy foot traffic
  • Ceramics’ surface is highly resistant to chemical agents like scuff marks, grease, and harsh cleaning products
  • The sun will not fade its color, and it will not break in extreme temperature swings.
  • It can withstand everything from high heels to toys being dropped onto it, making it an ideal flooring choice for any room in your home.

Easy Maintenance and Fireproof

Another benefit of Ceramic Tile is that maintenance is a breeze. Ceramic tile can be swept or vacuumed without worry of scratching, and a mild soap and water will easily clean the surface. It is fireproof and it does not burn or give off toxic fumes when exposed to heat, e.g. the heat from a stove or oven, making it a great choice for flooring in a busy kitchen.

Slip, Moisture Resistant and Hypoallergenic

Another one of the benefits of Ceramic Tile Flooring!

  • Ceramic is moisture resistant (it is not a porous material), so water will not affect its appearance or damage its surface.
  • It is treated with an abrasive grit added to the glaze, making it slip resistant; an especially ideal choice for bathrooms.
  • And did I mention one of the many benefits of ceramic tile is that it is Hypoallergenic?  A great flooring alternative for allergy sufferers.

The beauty of Ceramic tile is indisputable.  I have seen magnificent ceramic front entryways, in homes as well as in the lobbies of some of the most beautiful venues in the world. The colors, patterns, and combinations available make it easy to choose a beautiful floor that is uniquely you and fits effortlessly into the style of your home.

Come on into Just Around The Corner and take a look at the beautiful selection of Ceramic Tile Flooring.

Hypoallergenic: One of the many benefits of Ceramic Tile Flooring

Top 5 Eco Friendly Flooring Options

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Eco-friendly Options

So, you are going to buy new flooring for your home, and you also want to factor in the eco-friendliness of the product. You know that forests are vital to our environment; filtering the air we breathe, providing a home to birds and mammals, not to mention the beauty and serenity they provide every one of us.

You want to protect this natural resource for future generations to enjoy, and one way of doing that is to purchase flooring that is eco-Friendly, also referred to as Green Flooring.

Fortunately, you are not alone in wanting to choose eco-Friendly flooring. These days you can choose reclaimed hardwood, bamboo, cork, concrete, and carpeting, all produced using sustainably responsible and eco-friendly methods. Let’s take a look at these options below.

Cork

Not just for Wine bottles and walls.

Cork is considered green flooring because the tree itself does not have to be cut down; the bark on the tree is the cork, and it can be harvested numerous times. The bark grows back on the same tree every three years.

Cork has anti-microbial properties that reduce allergens in the air. It is also a natural fire retardant and provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation. Cork floors don’t attract dust and also act as a natural insect repellant.

Cork can be finished in paints and stains, just like any other wood floor, and it can last up to 30 years.JATC-Hardwood-Flooring-Guide-Widget

Bamboo

It’s a grass!

Did you know that bamboo is actually a grass? It grows to maturity in three to five years, far less than the twenty years a tree can take; this is why it is considered an eco-friendly flooring option. It also spreads naturally, continually creating new bamboo. It is harder than maple and northern red oak and is naturally resistant to water and mildew.

It is durable, and one of the more exotic and beautiful flooring options out there. The grains found in bamboo are unlimited; a lot of buyers stain it with a clear color, to let the natural beauty shine through. It can be solid or engineered hardwood, hand-scraped, and stained, just like other hardwoods.

Carpet

Wool, Natural Fibers, and Berber

Ahhh, walking on a soft carpet in bare feet – one of the most comfortable experiences in your home. If you want to replace your carpet with carpet, there are plenty of eco-friendly options. Carpets made of wool are a natural resource, and extremely durable and long-lasting. It is weaved and found in unlimited sizes and designs, and can be dyed using vegetable dye or no dye at all. You can also find wool that has not been treated with chemicals (no moth-proofing, stain-proofing), so it is less toxic. Wool area rugs are frequently passed down as family heirlooms from generation to generation.

There are other natural materials used to make the carpet that is also low toxicity; sisal, jute, and cotton make gorgeous carpets, and they are naturally sustainable fibers.

Another sustainable carpet is Polyester Berber. It is made of recycled plastic bottles! It is sold in a variety of colors and patterns, is extremely durable, and it is also very economical.

Choose eco-friendly flooring with less toxic backings and adhesives. Many backings contain plastics made from petroleum; a consumptive energy resource that is non-renewable. Also, there is padding made from recycled materials; you will need to ask for this specifically.
When you install your carpets, choose an eco-friendly method of installation. Some glues have been linked to respiratory problems and other health issues. You may be able to tack down your floor, or choose from other installation options.

Concrete

Very chic, and eco-friendly.

Concrete is the new black. Or orange. Whatever; it is hot hot hot and the newest trend in sustainable flooring. It is considered sustainable because it new needs to be replaced. It can be polished, tinted, stamped, or tiled, to almost any design and color you can imagine. It is long-lasting and requires very little, if any, maintenance, making it a breeze to take care of.

A sustainable floor using marble scraps mixed with concrete – Terrazzo, has been around for thousands of years and is still one of the most beautiful sustainable flooring options.

Reclaimed Hardwood

Beautiful and Popular

If you have your heart set on traditional hardwood flooring, there are two types of hardwood to consider. Reclaimed hardwood is from old barns, factories, old structures no longer used, or surplus lumber cut but not used for other purposes. The other option is to purchase hardwood labeled FSC certified.

This is a designation by the Forest Stewardship Council; they promote the responsible management of forests throughout the world. Some of the standards for hardwood certified by the FSC: trees that are cut down must be re-planted, and the biodiversity, air and water quality of the forest(s) must be preserved.

Reclaimed hardwood and FSC certified Reclaimed hardwood flooring options are now plentiful, and have the same staining, length, widths, and installation options as typically produced hardwood flooring, and are just as beautiful.

Plus, you are protecting our forests for generations to come; a very noble thing to do. To see a large selection of eco-friendly flooring,  or green flooring options, visit the flooring specialists at Just Around The Corner; they are more than happy to guide you through making your eco-friendly flooring decision.

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Armstrong vs Mannington Flooring > Who Wins the Race?

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What to do with all those options?

It is hard to compare Armstrong and Mannington because both companies offer great products. The answer may be to choose the product that best fits your lifestyle, decorating style, and budget. Take a look below at what each company has to offer. We have broken it down into the three main categories of flooring: hardwood, laminate, and vinyl.

Hardwood flooring

When choosing a hardwood floor style that’s best for you, consider these basics: color, wood species, board width, edge style, gloss level, board thickness, and warranty. Both Armstrong and Mannington offer great hardwood flooring options.

Armstrong

Armstrong hardwood flooring is the top wood flooring brand in the world and has a reputation among designers for having the most style diversity.

Armstrong’s “Best Collection” will give you a more uniform appearance in color with less character. The lower you go within the Armstrong collections, the more character you will see.

With Armstrong hardwood flooring, you’ll find the most amount of character, knots, mineral streaks, pinholes, etc. in their Good Collection.

Mannington

Mannington hardwood flooring is known as a premier engineered hardwood flooring manufacturer, offering diverse wood flooring styles in 3″ to 5″ wide engineered wood floor planks that can be direct glued, stapled down or floated over most all subfloors using the Mannington underlayment pad options and Mannington Flooring MegaGlue.

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is best known for its durability. It’s practically indestructible and is a snap to keep clean. And as for style, it also uses advanced technology to achieve realistic wood and tile looks and textures that install by just ‘clicking’ together. The wood looks are even more realistic now that they come in single planks, with texturing and beveled edges – just like real wood.

Armstrong

Armstrong laminate flooring provides an upscale appearance with the characteristics of real wood and stone. It is easy to care for, as well as scratch and moisture resistant. MasterWorks technology enables Armstrong laminate flooring to create extremely realistic, clear, and vibrant laminate floor designs.

The patented ArmaLock Laminate Flooring Installation system makes it easy to install their laminate floor without glue. Each laminate flooring plank aligns itself automatically and locks into place. You don’t have to wait for glue to dry, so you can use the room immediately.

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Mannington laminate brings you a variety of selections from which to choose for stone tile to slate looks. Find traditional multi-strip planks in the Mannington Coordinations Collection, ranging from 3-strip to 1-strip planks, and even offering a variety of products with random widths in each carton.

In the Mannington Revolutions Plank and Tile Collection, you can find single strip planks. These wood style visuals are accompanied by micro-beveled edges for an even more realistic appearance.

If you are looking for a laminate floor with a more affordable price, try one of the Mannington Value Lock selections.

Most of Mannington’s laminate collections come with a 25 year warranty, a Melamine Wearsurface with Aluminum Oxide, M-Lock tongue and groove systems and AquaEdges (tongue and groove surfaces are impregnated with a moisture sealant to protect against moisture penetration between the planks.)

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring offers cushiony softness underfoot, easy maintenance and a wide variety of patterns and colors that – thanks to today’s technology – look and feel very much like the natural material they replicate. Of all flooring options, vinyl stands out as the easiest to install and the most economical.

Armstrong

Vinyl tile from Armstrong is available in a multitude of designs, including looks that simulate natural materials such as wood, stone and ceramic tile.

Armstrong luxury vinyl tile offers different-sized squares, is sold in plank shapes to replicate the look of hardwood flooring, and features MasterWorks Technology for stunningly realistic-looking floor designs.

Mannington

Mannington’s Adura vinyl tile offers you everything from classic stone designs like slate and travertine, to contemporary polished marble and burnished metallics.

Mannington Adura vinyl tile can stand up to just about anything, and it is incredibly easy to maintain. It features SCRATCHRESIST technology, which improves resistance to everyday household scratches that can make floors look old before their time.

From wood planks to stone and ceramic tile formats, Adura luxury vinyl tile is manufactured with clear and extremely fine detail; it durable and fashion forward. Their “LockSolid” installation allows for a glueless floating installation.

To Recap

Armstrong vs Mannington Flooring: Who Wins the Race? The answer will be found in which product line best fits your lifestyle, decorating style, and budget. It will be helpful for you to keep in mind the below points throughout your search.

Hardwood flooring

When choosing a hardwood floor style that’s best for you, consider these basics: color, wood species, board width, edge style, gloss level, board thickness, and warranty. Both companies offer great hardwood flooring options.

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is best known for its <strong>durability</strong>. It’s practically indestructible, and is a snap to keep clean. And as for style, it also uses advanced technology to achieve realistic wood and tile looks and textures that install by just ‘clicking’ together. The wood looks are even more realistic now that they come in single planks, with texturing and beveled edges – just like real wood. Both Armstrong and Mannington offer a wide variety of laminate products.

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring offers cushiony softness underfoot, easy maintenance and a wide variety of patterns and colors that look and feel very much like the natural material they replicate. Of all flooring options, vinyl stands out as the easiest to install and the most economical.

For additional information on the product lines of Armstrong vs. Mannington, ask the friendly flooring professionals at Just Around The Corner; serving Chesterfield, Ballwin, West County, and throughout the St. Louis area, they will be happy to guide you through the decision-making process. It is their goal to help you choose the flooring option that is best for you.

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The Hottest Flooring Trends for 2015 and Beyond – St. Louis

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Making Your Home Cozy But Also Trendy

In the flooring world, hardwood is getting more roughed-up, carpeting is getting softer, and vinyl is getting more luxurious. Colors are coming more into play across all flooring, and these trends won’t be slowing down any time soon.

Hardwood

Preferences in hardwoods are leaning toward wood floors that have been hand-scraped, making the hardwood appear old.

Along an environmentally friendly vein, a growing segment of the market is interested in reclaimed woods, which have been salvaged from older residential flooring or even from old barns.

Also, darker stains are becoming more popular. Black stands as one of the hottest wood flooring trends for 2015. Grown-up and bold, black stained hardwood or black engineered wood floors instantly add elegance to a room.

Hardwood flooring trends are also leaning toward larger planks, and using multiple sized planks. People are also moving toward more exotic species like hickory, cherry, and walnut.

  • Hand-scraped
  • Reclaimed Woods
  • Darker stains
  • Larger Planks and Multiple sized planks
  • Exotic species

Carpeting

Hardwood Flooring GuideCarpeting manufacturers are creating fiber combinations that take softness to a whole new level. Products like the Shaw Caress line (nylon, with a new way of processing the fiber) and Mohawk Flooring’s SmartStrand Silk line (a nylon product that the company says uses three times the number of fibers of other carpet).

In terms of carpet styles, the current favorite that will most likely continue through 2015 and beyond is a broad genre called cut-and-loop, in which the pile is partly cut and partly looped to create a sculpted look or pattern.

The trend is more toward the patterned carpet with a cleaner finish, and some personality to it.

Luxury Vinyl

Advanced Technology is giving vinyl an upscale look, and people love it! At its most basic, the process of producing it amounts to taking a photo of wood, concrete, marble, or fabric, and printing it onto less expensive vinyl flooring, usually in the form of squares or planks. Anything you can take a picture of, you can make it into vinyl tile. We will be seeing much more of this in 2015 and beyond.
Color Trends

Grey is being dubbed as the new neutral, and provides a fresh and edgy sense to any room. This color allows bright colors and textures to stand out beautifully. Designers rave about how this light, yet strong tone highlights the natural grain of any wood species, providing visual interest and character. Gray hardwood is especially popular in dining rooms and entrance-ways.

If you want a flooring color that allows your personal design style to take center stage, White stands out as an excellent choice. A glossy white finish enhances the natural light in a room, while whitewashed wood flooring captures that shabby chic look that remains on trend for 2015 and beyond.

Another popular option is Copper colored flooring. Copper provides an upscale appearance that works especially well with parquet patterns; most popular in entryways and dining rooms.

Color Trends for 2015 and beyond

  • Gray for Strong Grains
  • White for Optimum Display
  • Copper for Eye-Catching Appeal

Everyone wants their home to feel warm and welcoming while at the same time reflecting their sense of style and personality. Looking at current and future flooring trends is a great way to incorporate your sense of style and personality throughout your home while at the same time keeping it looking fresh and up-to-date. A few take-aways are summarized below:

  • Wood is getting more roughed-up
  • Carpeting is getting softer
  • Vinyl is getting more luxurious
  • CeramicTile Size is getting bigger
  • Colors are coming more into play across all flooring

If you’re looking for new flooring in St. Louis, MO, visit the experts at Just Around the Corner to fulfill all of your flooring needs.

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