Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ahh!..It's the Shine!

Cosmopolitan Collection from Shaw Hardwoods

The news is the shine! This eye-catching engineered maple collection is hand-scraped and sanded for an aged appearance. The surface is undulating, rolling, silky to the touch, and forgiving of wear and activity. Black and white--used separately or in combination--are the distinctly upscale colors of this collection. They're very on-trend and the height of fashion in clothing and the home. Little grain is seen in this shiny collection of opaque-finished planks, which heightens the dramatic impact. Designers say that white is the bestseller of most mass-market homeware collections, because it combines with any palette. And black is perennially associated with luxury brands. Absolutely superior performance. The last manufacturing step is an important one: Cosmopolitan is treated with Shaw's own ScufResist%XAE, which provides superior scuff resistance. While all woods will scratch or dent, this superb finish resists the ordinary marks of daily wear. It makes a floor easy to live with...and on. Made in the USA.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Space

This is exciting to contemplate joining forces with others, not specifically in your industry, but related to, those who "are connected" and who will connect me to business opportunities. It takes time to do the due diligence to ensure the people I am considering are business people with a business plan. And then finally, it comes together and now we are four; an interior designer, a contemporary artist, a painter; homes and custom furniture and finally me...a flooring contractor! We are of a like mind when it comes to business.