Some Interesting Facts About Floor Covering

Unless you are a professional who actually works with floor covering on a regular basis, you might not give it much thought. With the right types of flooring, in fact, you won’t have to think about it very often. And that’s a good thing.

Your flooring is an extension of your home’s unique décor, with very distinct characteristics that make it yours. It should be one of the most researched decisions you ever make. Why? Because it’s going to be with you for a long time. Cherokee Floor Covering knows what an important decision this is. That’s why we invite you to our showroom, located in Woodstock, GA. Our professionals will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect flooring.
In the meantime, we’d like to give you a few interesting and little known facts about floor covering. For instance, did you know that the only difference between a rug and a carpet is the size? Anything less than forty square feet is considered a rug, with pieces bigger than that being called a carpet. With that in mind, Aladdin actually had a flying rug, not a flying carpet.

Many people think that vinyl and linoleum are the same, however, they are completely different products. Linoleum is created by using both natural and raw materials, while vinyl is 100% synthetic. This might be an interesting topic if you’re in the market for luxury vinyl tile.

If you want to keep your flooring within a specific budget, you might want to stay away from Pietra Frimas LuxTouch tile. At a rate of about $1,000,000 for a square meter’s worth, this flooring is black marble with 95 cut diamonds inlaid. It also contains black onyx, abalone and mother of pearl. Odds are, you won’t find this flooring at your local carpet store!

It’s also interesting to note that some flooring materials have been around for thousands of years. The first woven fabrics used as carpets came into being around 5000 BC, with tile coming into play about one thousand years later. Both are still very popular today, and can be found at floor covering companies around the country.