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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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55% Off Sale as We Celebrate Our 56th Anniversary!

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Mercer Floors is 56 years old! Now in our fourth generation as a family business, Mercer’s was established in 1959 on Main Street in Historic Westminster, Maryland.  We are still at our original location and have been blessed enough to be able to expand with our second location in Ellicott City of Howard County, Maryland. mercer floors westminster maryland carroll county sale And to celebrate, we’re bringing back our anniversary sale!  55% off all… Plus, we have access to up to 36 month no interest financing. But our special prices for this sale don’t last long! Get your dream floor before July 3rd! no interest financing 0% sale

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Shiny New Website and Blog Feed!

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Looking to increase usability and ease of navigation with all types of web browsing devises, we recently redesigned our website.  Along with this redesign, this home design and living blog is now hosted as a part of the shiny new website: MercerCarpetOne.com.

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With that in mind, this is the last post to be posted on the original Blogger platform found at blog.mercercarpetone.com.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause; I promise it’ll be worth it.  Please visit MercerCarpetOne.com/Blog to subscribe to the new feed on our new website (it’s sooo pretty!)  All previous posts have been uploaded to the new feed.  If there are any questions, please let me know at Katlin@nullMercerCarpetOne.com! Have Fun! Katlin Choate

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