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Shaw

Shaw carpet is packed with pioneering features making it softer, tougher, and more stain-resistant than ever before.

  • Value: Shaw carpet’s great value makes you feel like you’re splurging even when you’re saving.
  • Softness: Shaw carpet’s revolutionary braided carpet fibers are tough and resilient, without compromising softness.
  • Stain Resistance: R2X, Shaw carpet’s exclusive stain and soil repellent, protects carpet fibers from dirt and spills.
  • SoftBac Plainum: Only Shaw carpet provides SoftBac, a patented backing system that keeps carpet flexible and wrinkle-free.

Performance ratings make comparing easy

Ratings from 1 to 5
On the label of every residential carpeting style, you’ll find an easy-to-find, easy-to-understand Performance Rating.

Rated from 1 to 5, the scale represents the carpeting’s ability to withstand extended wear. A perfect rating of 5 means that after rigorous, industry-standard testing, the carpeting maintained the appearance of brand new carpet.

A rating of 4.0 or above is considered outstanding. These carpets are recommended for heavy traffic locations, including family rooms and children’s areas.

A rating of 2.5 to 4.0 is predicted to provide normal durability. These carpets can be used in most home applications if properly maintained and cleaned.

A rating below 2.5 should be considered for light to moderate traffic areas only, such as bedrooms.

It’s not practical to associate years with the carpeting durability rating. There are so many variable factors-area of the home, traffic patterns, number of inhabitants, level of proper maintenance, etc.-that what might be only 3 years of acceptable carpeting performance to one could be a lifetime to another.

The carpet performance rating results from rigorous testing that conforms to industry standards. Some of the factors that determine a carpet’s performance rating include the following:

  • Face weight – More ounces per square yard is better.
  • Twist – Higher twist helps resist crushing & matting
  • Density- Higher density improves comfort and performance

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Stanton

Stanton, renown for Wilton broadloom, offers The Wilton Gallery to only the finest showrooms across the country. The Wilton Gallery is a comprehensive collection of beautifully designed 100% wool wiltons. In addition to the Wilton Gallery, Stanton offers a vast array of wiltons including The Signature Series and The Artiste Collection.

Stanton also produces a number of high quality 100% wool tufted, flat-woven, as well as wool blends and synthetic products. Always ahead of the curve, Stanton is consistently recognized for supplying uniquely decorative carpets.

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Masland

Masland Carpets and Rugs was founded in Pennsylvania in 1866 and still today boasts of its heritage as the leading carpet manufacturer in the United States. Since 1866, Masland insist that its carpets and rugs maintain the highest quality. The tradition of manufacturing quality product has been practiced for over 135 years and continues to be practiced today.  

Masland manufacturing and distribution plant measures over one million square feet. The facility has state of the art technology insuring quality throughout the manufacturing process. The distribution center has capabilities of storing 20,000 rolls of carpet and is also the facility where all rug designs are manufactured ensuring quality control and production.

Today, Masland is recognized as the styling leader and producer of new original products to the marketplace.  Masland products exemplify originality, innovative construction and color treatment as well as lasting beauty.

Masland Carpets and Rugs has come a long way since 1866 and will continue to make  a difference in the floor covering industry. In addition to the superior product, Masland  offers an outstanding customer service program . The company takes pride in its associates and continues to grow .Masland continues to play, what it hopes is, a constructive part in the history of its industry and community – realizing that history is only a foundation upon which to build.
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Happy Floors

Happy Floors is pleased to be a nationwide distributor of porcelain tile, which is considered green within the industry. It is very important to first identify what attributes make tile eco-friendly or Green.

In general ceramic / porcelain tiles are inherently green because they do not contain VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), are low maintenance, and have a long life cycle.

The Italian tile industry is known as the world leader in design and technology. Italian tile manufactures also are very environmentally conscious and take multiple steps to reduce their carbon footprint. In general majority of Italian tiles contain recycled materials. The amount of impact on the environment will vary from factory to factory and tile to tile. Manufactures may have their products tested in order to determine the amount of pre & post consumer recycled material found in each tile. The amount of recycled content can vary greatly from light to dark colors within one type of tile series.

The Happy Floors porcelain tile collection is 95% Italian made.

Architects have taken the green movement to the next level by requiring that tile products be certified in order to be used for certain projects. The ultimate goal is for a project to receive an eco-friendly status. The US Green Buildings Council (USGBC) is one organization that helps set guidelines for building green. The USGBC has established LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a reference guide. “LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. All certified projects receive a LEED plaque, which is the nationally recognized symbol demonstrating that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.” www.usgbc.org.

It is important to note that individual tile products can not be LEED certified but that tile ultimately helps a finished building earn LEED points.

Happy Floors is a USGBC member and offers certified products to help projects earn LEED points.

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Florida Tile

Since 1954 Florida Tile Industries has been dedicated to creating ceramic tile products that bring quality, value and beauty to your home and business. The very nature of ceramic tile makes it incredibly easy to live with – and our commitment to quality, style and value sets the Florida Tile brand apart from all others.

All of our products come directly from the earth.  In this era of heightened environmental awareness, we are more committed than ever to preserving the beauty and health of our planet and its natural resources.  From the earth with respect . . .
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Sonoma Tilemakers

To this day, our mission has been to share the unsurpassed beauty of handcrafted tile. From initial design to finished product, we are passionate about making tile that transforms a home from ordinary to extraordinary.

Our rich textures, hand carved designs and fabulous color palette offer limitless design options. Located in California’s Wine Country.

We create an absolutely amazing range of handcrafted tiles – from timeless ceramic borders to decorative stone accents At Sonoma Tilemakers, it all starts with our passion, our incredible people, and a whole lot of clay and wine.
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Marble Systems

Since 1982, Marble Systems Inc. has been committed to creating exquisite collections of natural stone. Quarried and processed to exacting specifications using the latest manufacturing technology, our product lines are produced in a wide variety of specialized surface finishes, ranging from our smooth Patika line and polished to rustic tumbled, chiseled, and antiqued.

With distribution and design centers in Washington, D.C., New York, Florida and Los Angeles, Marble Systems is uniquely positioned to provide a virtually unlimited supply of the industry’s highest quality natural stone products.

Today, Marble Systems has emerged as the leading choice among top architects, interior designers and discriminating homeowners seeking the finest in natural stone products. Several of our most prestigious projects include: Merrck Plaza, Miami, Trump Plaza, New York, and the Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas.

If you’re looking for the finest selection of natural stone, select Marble Systems. The clear leading source for naturally beautiful surfaces.


Impressions Hardwood

Impressions offers the best combination of durability, style, beauty, service and guarantee for the price.  Our promise of Satisfaction In Every Step carries through from the moment you first encounter the brand all the way through installation of your new hardwood floor.

The Impressions Hardwood Collection of Prefinished Flooring was designed to meet the needs and desires of today’s most selective and active homeowners. The Impressions Hardwood Collection offers a wide range of products from solid to engineered, smooth faced to handscraped in multiple widths and grades all in today’s most popular wood species and colors. All of our Impressions Hardwood Collection products are manufactured with the highest quality standards and are backed by a lifetime finish and structural warranty. The Impressions Hardwood Collection is an exceptional product that will add value and beauty to your home today and for years to come.

You may visit the Impressions website to see room scene pictures and specific details on each line.


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Mirage Hardwood

We believe that your satisfaction depends on two basic principles :

  • You must be proud of your floor from every angle.
  • You must have peace of mind for years to come.

Only a superior quality product can give you this satisfaction. To evaluate the quality of a floor, you must look further than its general appearance. Even the smallest detail must be taken into consideration. Every step counts! The way the wood has been dried at the outset will have an impact on the stability of the strips once they are installed; the constant precision in the sanding process insures the finish surface will be smooth and uniform; and so on.

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Preferred Flooring
8411 Glenwood Ave. Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 782-3330
Fax: (919) 782-5655
tricia@preferredflooring.com
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