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5 Sunroom Design Best Practices

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Is it just me that gets starved for sunlight during our Maryland winters?  Especially the last few! Sunrooms can be great for this especially if they are on the southern side of the home. Here are my favorite 5 best practices for sunroom design. 1: UV protection – long periods of direct sunlight can be harmful to the finishes and your skin.  Plus UV protection adds a little added temperature control during the summer months. glass sunroom 3 season 2: Tall ceilings – They’re better to let the light in my dear! Plus, you have much more room for architectural detail such as the tray ceilings in the room shown below.

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Anniversary Sale Extended!

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Great news!  Mercer Floors was able to negotiate extension on the special pricing that enables us to offer 55%* off all special order products for our 56th Anniversary Flooring and Carpeting Sale!  That discount also applies to basic installation as a thank you to you for helping us to continue to service the greater Baltimore, Maryland area for 56 years!  Plus, be sure to ask about our no interest special financing* offers!   floor and carpet sale     Also, for even better savings, be sure to take a look at our Ongoing Featured Specials or Benchmark products.  These products are items that we have specifically negotiated the equivalent of bulk pricing (up to 75% off suggested retail pricing*) without you having to buy large quantities to get the savings!  And, these prices are not expected to expire any time soon though we are constantly tweaking the options to provide the best selection and value. Thank you and please let me know if there are any questions! Have Fun, Katlin Choate katlin@nullmercercarpetone.com *Please contact us for complete details.

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10+ Aging-in-Place Home Design Tips

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age-in-place home design bathroom <p? There are two growing trends in home building and home remodeling: In-Law Suites and Age-in-Place Home Design (also known as Universal Home Design). Both make a lot of sense but can be overwhelming when researching what they should entail. To help with this, I will review the “Must-Have’s” and the “Very Nice’s” in this post.

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Happy Independence Day!

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  Have a wonderful time this holiday weekend and be safe! We will be closed on the 4th and will close at 3pm on July 3rd to allow our teammates to spend this time celebrating with their loved ones.

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Did You Know: Carpet Has a Nap?

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Just like any other fabric, carpet has a nap (the fiber all runs in one direction). Why does this matter?  Because you want to make sure your new carpet is going to be installed correctly. Correct Installation On the Same Floor: Wherever the new carpet is going to touch the exact same carpet on the same floor, it needs to be running in the same direction or it will…
  1. look like a different color because the light will reflect differently
  2. any pattern no matter how subtle will not line up correctly
  3. in the case of cut-n-loop or loop carpet, the seams will fray*
carpet nap color light You have my promise: Mercer Floor and Home never turns and pieces. We always install connected carpet on the same floor in the same direction. This is one of the ways our installs look better longer since we don’t shave, much less cut, corners. Some people save on the square footage of carpet by turn and piecing it. *This is especially true if the installer installs using a ‘T-Seam’ to save on square footage and thus cost. Correct Installation on Stairs: To prevent ‘smiling’ (when the fiber tufts are pulled far enough apart the at you see the backing) in carpet that is installed on steps, it needs to be installed in the same direction that the nap runs or down the length of the roll. carpet roll steps direction This also takes a lot of strain off of the backing of the carpet and helps to extend it’s life. This is something that Mercer Floors always takes into account when installing new carpet. We are very picky about how we install new floors and carpets and thus we’re able to offer extended installation guarantees. Contact me today for your free demonstration plus personalized consultation. Have Fun, Katlin Choate katlin@nullmercercarpetone.com

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