Static is No Laughing Matter

Static is No Laughing Matter

Don’t Get Shocked With The Wrong Flooring When we were kids, rubbing a balloon on the rug until it stuck to the wall was great fun. But the same static electricity that made the balloon stay up and gave us crazy hair in the bargain is now a serious liability to high-performance electronics and manufacturing equipment. Time for a serious buzz kill. Flooring that directs static electricity away from your expensive equipment (ESD flooring) can be installed in either new construction or in existing spaces. ESD flooring allows your staff to...

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A New Dance Floor for The Inner Dancer

A New Dance Floor for The Inner Dancer

We love installing floors that are enjoyed by large number of people. That’s one reason why RNB Flooring does so many commercial floor installations. Sports arenas, restaurants, hospitals and schools are big favorites of ours…as are dance floors! We recently took this space: and transformed it into a beautiful new dance studio with a new floor: If you have a space that gets a lot of traffic, let us know. We love finding just the right floor to make your space inviting and highly-usable with a long-lasting commercial...

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New Tile for Floors & Wall Is Excellent For Office and Retail Flooring Applications

New Tile for Floors & Wall Is Excellent For Office and Retail Flooring Applications

RNB Flooring is pleased to be partnering with Dekton to provide contractors, facility managers and businesses a extremely durable and flexible solution for their flooring and wall covering needs. I don’t usually gush about floor covering (okay, maybe I do sometimes), but these large format tiles are awesome. Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, the tiles are highly resistant to breaking, scratching, staining and UV damage. Top that off with a wide range of colors and an incredible range of sizes from standard nominal sizes of...

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SmartStrand® Forever Clean.™ The Toughest, Easiest to Clean Carpet on the Planet™

Why? Is it magic? Or voodoo? Nope. Just science. There are many ways to make carpet last longer and stay resistant to stains and dirt. One way is to coat the fibers with a clear dye I.E. Scotchgard or Stainmaster. Another is to use yarn that is water resistant like P.E.T. (Polyethylene Terephthalate) that stains are not absorbed into. Or you could use corn starch. What? Corn starch? Yep. Here is the (non) dirt. http://www.mohawkflooring.com/assets/files/smartstrand-forever-clean.pdf SmartStrand carpet from Mohawk is designed to be permanently...

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Getting The Most Life From Commercial Carpet

Getting The Most Life From Commercial Carpet

Dear Mr. RNB, We  have a large commercial building that you have just put new carpet in. As much as we liked having you and the installers around, we really would like to maximize the life of the flooring. Can you help? Signed, Mr. Corporate Client Dear Mr. Client: Maintenance of your new floors is simple. Here are four steps to get you in the right direction. 1.Use entryway matting. When it comes to entryway matting, the bigger the better. There must be room for at least two steps with each foot, preferably three, to sufficiently wipe soil...

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What is Considered Heavy Traffic on Carpet?

What is Considered Heavy Traffic on Carpet?

Heavy traffic is 1,000 to 10,000 traffics per day or up to 2,000,000 traffics for the life of the carpet. Obviously, durability is key in selecting the right carpet for high-traffic areas. Many manufacturers will put carpet performance ratings on the label as a guide for consumers. Rated from 1 to 5, the scale represents the carpet’s ability to withstand extended wear. A rating of 4 or 5 would be a good choice for high-traffic area. How did they determine this? College kids. They set the carpet in high traffic areas and count the steps it...

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