Monday, 11 November 2013

Floors of Stone

Natural stone floors are one of the smartest ways to go if you are remodeling or building a new home. Whether you opt to put in travertine, slate, marble, granite, limestone, or standstone, there are so many benefits and advantages to stone floors that you will surely enjoy.  


Some of the perks of stone flooring include:

- great durability

- beautiful, complex & unique appearance

- stain resistant

- enormous range of colors & textures 

- classic & timeless



Check out the lovely examples of stone flooring below, and BHG's guide to stone flooring!  



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Friday, 18 March 2011

Carpet Remnants for Pennies PLUS Sony Slam Dunk Winner!

There is nothing that I love more in life than a good deal.  Okay, maybe a rich, chocolate dessert, or my husband, but that's besides the point.


I've been a bargain shopper ever since I was a kid.  I still remember digging excitedly through bin after bin of shoes at Filene's Basement during my first visit to New York City at the age of seven (If you haven't been there the best way I can describe it is bargain heaven times 3 billion), and always perusing the clearance racks first thing when I went to the mall with my friends in middle school.  Truth be told, some of my most prized household items, clothes, shoes, etc. have been found on the super cheap.  My mother indeed taught me well.


And so my friends, from one bargain shopper to another, I want to let you Utah residents in on a little secret.......


Did you know that RC Willey has a Utah Flooring Outlet?


Most people have never heard of such a thing, but I promise you it exists.  In fact, it is the largest Clearance Center of it's kind in the state of Utah.  




Here's how it works.  RC Willey buys full rolls of carpet from carpet mills, which we sell at all of our store locations.  Over time, these rolls get smaller and smaller as customers purchase different amounts of carpet (one roll covers a lot of floor).  Eventually when these rolls get too small to sell on the show room floor (about 30 square yards), they are sent to the Clearance Center, and sold at a drastically discounted price.  This happens every single day.  


At any given time, there are over 2,000 rolls of never been used, name brand carpet, available for up to 70% off in the carpet outlet.  The prices are so cheap, RC Willey is practically paying you to get this carpet off their hands!  





So if you have a basement to finish, a rental property that needs to be re-carpeted, or a room or two in your home or office that needs updating, be sure to stop by our Carpet Clearance Center in Salt Lake City.  All carpet is available for immediate pickup, or professional installation, whichever you prefer.  


Trust me, you've never seen anything like this place! 




A big Congratulations to this week's Sony Slam Dunk Sweepstakes Blog Contest Winner,

Joyce Pawlik from the great mid-western state of Illinois!  Joyce, email me ( your info and I'll get this Sony Home Theater System in the mail right away!



If you haven't entered the Sony Slam Dunk Blog Contest, make sure you do right now for a chance to win a Sony Blu-ray player next Friday!  If you've already entered, you'll be eligible for the drawings every Friday this month!



Posted by Andie at 12:16 PM 6 Comments
Shelley (1 year ago)

Is the carpet outlet still in business ? Address? Phone #?

Karl(2 years ago)

Does RC Willy make rugs our of carpet remnants?

Tiana(2 years ago)

How do I order a carpet remnant?

Blah(2 years ago)

Gail looks like you just wanted stuff for free. It's all already at a discount. Why don't you start a business to just give people free stuff and let's see how long you make it.

Blah(2 years ago)

Gail looks like you just wanted stuff for free. It's all already at a discount. Why don't you start a business to just give people free stuff and let's see how long you make it.

Gail Layne(3 years ago)

Dear R C Willey: i was paying in cash, so I thought that might give me some leverage. thes guy was a total jerk , like how dare you bother me, THE BOSS111 2yrs. ago i bought a couch and chair from you. I asked to see the manager, He not only gave no brake, but acted like like I had ijfringed on his precious time. I have since seen the couch for 500$ less than i paid.. All he had to do is give me a cheap queen matttess. I will never shop at R C Willey again!!! Gail Layne

Friday, 11 February 2011

Great Flooring on a Budget!

Congratulations to the RC Willey flooring department!  They were recently presented a Lammy Award by the NALFA (North American Laminate Flooring Association) recognizing them as...


"2010 Dealer of the Year"


In honor of this prestigious award, I think it's only appropriate to discuss laminate today. Stay with me, folks!  This is not going to be a boring tutorial.....


Let's be honest for a moment.  When I hear "laminate" the first word that pops into my head is "CHEAP!", followed by "FAKE!", followed by "PLASTIC!".  Anyone with me?  I'm sorry to say it, but for those of us who think along those lines, apparently we are stuck in the 1990's. Let's just pray and hope that our clothing choices and hair styles don't reflect that.


Anyway. I digress.


After doing a little research, I was surprised to learn that laminate has come a LONG way since it's debut in the 90's.  Back then, tongue and grooves had to be glued together during a floating installation, and laminate floors looked more like plastic roller skating rinks than anything. Well, thankfully we've not only seen the fashion world blaze forward since then, but technology has also made huge advancements in the production, installation, look, and feel of laminate.  Thank goodness!





Today, glueless click lock technologies are standard on laminate hardwood and rigorous etching, bleaching, staining, and leaching processes make it look more realistic than ever before.  In addition to looking great it's also durable, long lasting, and significantly less expensive than other hard floor surfaces!





Here are just a few of the reasons laminate is a beautiful, wise investment for your home:


- Stain, fade, and moisture resistant

- Looks like real wood

- Easy to clean and maintain

- Easy to install

- Environmentally friendly

- Affordable

- Extremely durable

- Available in a variety of styles


So.... next time you are re-doing floors in your home, go ahead and consider laminate!   For more info, visit our Flooring page!



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Posted by Andie at 12:32 PM 0 Comments

Friday, 15 January 2010

New Carpet Disaster

My parents had just re-carpeted their bedroom with the most beautiful, soft, fluffy white goodness I'd ever seen.  It was literally only days old; it even had the new carpet smell still.   I had been told to stay off the carpet.  My parents didn't trust me with anything new and white.  For good reason, I guess.

One afternoon I was playing dress ups with some friends.  My parents weren't home.  I had just put on a great sequin dress and boa, but I needed some makeup to complete the look.  I quickly danced across the white carpet with my bare feet, and snuck into my mother's bathroom.  After searching through her makeup, I found the perfect dark blue eye shadow!  As I started running through the bedroom to show my friends what I'd discovered, the blue eye shadow I was clutching in one hand went flying through the air, landing face down on the blanket of white underneath my feat.  Oh NO!!!  To my horror, there was a circle of blue powder on the carpet the size of a fist. 

The first thing my nine year old brain thought was Water!!  Yes, that's it!  Just clean it up with water!  I quickly grabbed a washcloth in the bathroom, and as my friends watched with terrified, wide eyes, I started scrubbing the blue carpet with hot water.  Much to my dismay, two minutes later the eye shadow was not only still there, but this time it was the size of a bowling ball!!  OH NO!!

I started looking around the room trying to figure out how I could cover up the spot.  It was a bust.  The stain was in the center of the room.  There was no hiding it.  I thought about blaming it on my little sister, but I knew they wouldn't buy it.  I waited in agony until my parents got home, secretly hoping that they just wouldn't notice.

As it turns out, they did notice.  Two weeks, and a lot of sunflowers pulled out in the hot summer sun as the form of my punishment later, my parent's bedroom carpet was replaced, once again.  I learned two important lessons that day.  #1Only get white carpet if you don't have children.  #2 Blue Eye Shadow is just bad on so many levels.

What's YOUR furniture/carpet/house disaster story??


Posted by Andie at 11:19 AM 4 Comments
Jenny Cindrella(1 year ago)

Very nice Andie! White carpet is never worth the fear and anxiety it causes. Nice info...

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Alison(5 years ago)

Ha Ha, that brings back some good memories...

Tom(5 years ago)

There is nothing that makes an old home feel like a new home more than carpet. Over the years when my wife has the itch to move I suggest we look at carpeting a room. It works every time. I don't end up moving and my wife is happy. I do agree with you though, don't put in white carpet.

Dave(5 years ago)

Very nice Andie. White carpet is never worth the fear and anxiety it causes. I can see my 3 daughters doing that! What is it that makes otherwise amazing babysitters loose their brains and start trying to put fingernail polish on my girls? I mean we lock the fingernail polish up or put it up really high! So we'd just put brand new carpet in our whole house, and our babysitter decided she's going to do finger nail polish right in the middle of our big new family room carpet. Surprise, my 3 year old daughter knocked it over and the whole bottle basically spilled before they can save it. She tried to get it out, but failed making a bigger mess of course. When I got home after it was all but dry I spent 2 hours blotting it with lacquer thinner to get it out. Fortunately it is solution dyed polyester or we would have been stuck. Lately another babysitter let the same daughter spill a whole bottle of nail polish remover on our laminate floor... which amazingly also survived. The moral of this story is although it feels foolish stating the obvious no-nos to your baby sitters, they need to hear it. Also, buy tough carpet and flooring if you have kids!


Hey there! I'm Andrea, and I love art, travel, trying new restaurants, and being a mama to my baby boy. My degree is in Advertising/Marketing, but writing, furniture, design, and making things beautiful are what I enjoy dabbling in most! Here at Room to Talk you'll find current design trends, DIY home decor projects, design tips, recipes, and awesome RC Willey giveaways. Thanks for reading! xoxo

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