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Featured Product: Schluter DITRA-HEAT

ditra-heat-1Now that it’s getting cold, wouldn’t it be soo nice to wake up, go to the bathroom, and have warm floors touching your bare feet? At Dalton Carpet One, we have installers who specialize in warming up your tile. There’s even a thermostat to adjust the temperature to your liking. Add a touch of luxury and comfort to your home with Schluter Systems DITRA-HEAT.

“Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT incorporates customizable electric floor warming with the functions associated with DITRA: uncoupling, waterproofing, vapor management, and support to ensure a long lasting installation.

  • The stud structure of DITRA-HEAT is specifically designed to allow for the easy installation of DITRA-HEAT-E-HK heating cables
  • Nominal 1/4″ (5.5 mm) thickness minimizes tile assembly thickness and reduces transitions to lower surface coverings
  • Self-leveling compounds are not required to encapsulate the cables into the membrane
  • Available by the roll or by the sheet to accommodate various room sizes
  • Quick and easy to install and few tools are required
  • U.S. Pat. No. 8,950,141, and U.S. DES. PAT. No. D706459 / Canada Ⓓ Schluter Systems L.P. and other patents pending

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Floor Warming

DITRA-HEAT combines the flexibility of loose heating cables with the ease of installation of mat systems. Cables can be placed wherever heat is desired, without creating height differences in the floor. Self-leveling compounds are not required to encapsulate the cables, significantly reducing installation time and effort.

Uncoupling

Tile has been successfully installed for thousands of years by incorporating an uncoupling layer, or forgiving shear interface, within the tile assembly. DITRA-HEAT provides uncoupling through its geometric configuration, which allows for in-plane movement that effectively neutralizes the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile, thus eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tiled surface.

Waterproofing

DITRA-HEAT provides reliable waterproofing. Its polypropylene composition protects the substrate from moisture penetration, which is particularly important in today’s building environment where most substrates are moisture-sensitive.

Vapor Management

The free space on the underside of DITRA-HEAT provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to escape from the substrate that could otherwise cause damage to the tile covering above. Thus, DITRA-HEAT effectively manages moisture beneath the tile covering.

Support/load distribution

When placed on a solid foundation, columns or pillars can support tremendous loads. The same physical principle applies to DITRA-HEAT installations. Column-like mortar structures are formed in and between the studs on the surface of the matting. Loads are transferred from the tile covering through these column-like mortar structures to the substrate. Since DITRA-HEAT is virtually incompressible within the tile assembly, the advantages of uncoupling are achieved without sacrificing point load distribution capabilities.”
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Content adapted from SchluterSystems.com

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DCO Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here!

Which of course now means you are graced with the joys gift-giving. This can be stressful, so we at Dalton Carpet One have made it easy for you this season. As always, we got you covered.

New Hardware for your Cabinets $

20161130_155459Hardware can change the look of your entire space. These small details aren’t something that many think they would notice, but once the project is complete, you have a refreshed look that won’t break the bank.

Dalton Carpet-7913Stair Runner $$

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The entrance to your home is the first impression. Make a significant impact with your foyer’s appearance, as well as with your spouse, with little effort.

Area Rug $$

20161130_1543521Add some coziness to your living space, bedroom, or even dining area. The warmth of a new area rug can make a dramatic difference. The fact that you can change them out with the seasons is also a plus.

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Carpet for your bedrooms $$

20161130_155847The carpet in your bedroom hasn’t been changed in years. It’s worn, starting to peel up, and wasn’t any good from the start. Upgrade to incredibly soft, incredibly durable carpet. BONUS: use one of our super cushioned carpet padding for a luxurious feel beneath your feet. You’ll never wear shoes in your room again.

room_41312Hardwood for your living room $$$

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Give the gift that is classic, timeless, and rich. Hardwood has been the choice for living spaces for as long as floors have been around.
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Tile for your kitchen and bathrooms $$$

20161130_155746Impress your spouse with removing that hideous pink tile that still covers the walls of your shower-tub and replace it with one of our many options. While you’re at it, replace the floors with a superb slip-resistant tile that will make the neighbors jealous. Oh, don’t forget about the backsplash in the kitchen! This is another great way to make a huge impact without redoing the entire space. BONUS: add a heating unit for your floors. We have Schluter DITRA-HEAT you can try for yourself in store.

dp_bruce-rosenblum-transitional-round-bathroom_s4x3-jpg-rend-hgtvcom-616-462Window treatments $$$

20161130_160048Still stuck with those cheap plastic blinds that your cat has clawed through? Time for an upgrade! We have beautiful shades and blinds that are remote-controlled. Yes, it’s true. Lazy or luxury? I’ll let you be the judge. Test them out in store today!

skandia-110Countertops $$$$

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Granite, quartz, or whatever you think is necessary, any of your choices are sure to please your partner. Especially if you’re still working with Formica.

traditional-kitchen-countertopCabinets $$$$$

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Get ready for the gift of the century! Yea jewelry can be nice, but new cabinets for her kitchen will stun and amaze. Cooking and entertaining will be changed forever.

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Buying Guide: Laminate

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Low-maintenance laminate flooring offers an enormous variety of styles, colors, and patterns. It’s similar to engineered wood in that a top wear layer is backed by layers of plywood or compressed fiber backing that is extremely stable. The big difference is that the top layer is not real wood but a plastic coating applied over a photograph. The photo-realism technology that’s used produces look-alike finishes indistinguishable from real wood and other materials such as stone, ceramic tile, even stained concrete. It is amazing how far we’ve come and can replicate other materials so well! Textures are also mimicked, making them look and feel like the real thing more now than ever.

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Laminate comes as planks or tiles. Most are floating floor systems, meaning they can be installed directly over old existing flooring without glue or nails — no tear-out is necessary. Laminate is a popular DIY flooring, but it’s wise not to overestimate your skills as installing around corners and between door jambs takes patience and ingenuity.

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Constructed of dense fiberboard with a photo beneath a clear-plastic protective layer, laminate flooring can mimic nearly anything. Laminate is low-cost and a great value, as the best laminates resist scratching and discoloration from sunlight better than most wood products. It is also incredibly low maintenance, it is easy to clean and stain-resistant.

What Inspired Our Core Purpose

What inspired our Core Purpose is what inspires us daily: you.

Our Core Purpose is what defines us as a company. It serves as a reminder to why we are here: We exist to make it easy for customers to confidently create functional and beautiful environments.

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Our number one focus is you, our customer. We want you to know that we are here to help simplify the process of purchasing floors or cabinets for your home. It isn’t always easy renovating, remodeling, building, or even decorating your home – especially when you have the interior design talent of a shoe (like my poor mother…)! Luckily, we have a full staff of interior designers who are here to guide you through your inspirations to make your vision come to life.

Our talented sales staff work hard to make sure the vision you have for your space lies within your budget and your lifestyle. We do whatever it takes to make sure you are comfortable and confident with the decisions you make for your home.

The time, energy, and money you invest into your home should never be wasted. The environment you create with us will be functional as well as beautiful. Our installers are some of the best in the area and we assure you that you will be completely satisfied. We even have a Beautiful Guarantee for our floors!

In our follow-up call, we welcome any feedback as we are constantly striving for improvement. We take pride in knowing that you will always receive the best service from everyone at Dalton Carpet One.

Since 1978, we have instilled these values of remarkable customer service, relationship-building with our customers, and superior installations. This is what makes us stand out. This is what sets us apart. This is why we are still here and growing exponentially after 38 years.  This is what makes us Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home.

Best Flooring For Your Kitchen

Hardwood, Rubber, Tile, LVT, or Laminate?
Kitchen options to fit all needs.

Floors take a beating, even in fine environments, but nowhere more so than in the kitchen. Command central for preparing dinner, math homework, family gatherings, and more, it’s important to find a kitchen floor that can endure continuous traffic and make the style statement you want.

In your search for kitchen floors, durability, affordability, maintenance, and softness should be considered. Because of the possibility of water, spills, and messes, water-resistance and friction should also be taken into consideration. You wouldn’t want to slip in a puddle of water while holding the main entrée!

Just about any interior design style can be complemented with tile or wood. Because of their versatility, durability, color and texture variation, and timeless beauty, they make up 72% of kitchen installations (Builder Practices Survey).

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Tile

Tile makes up about 41% of kitchen installations. In the event that a tile does crack or chip, it can easily be popped out and replaced. Tile can cost anywhere from 99 cents to $30 per square foot, depending on the quality of the tile. The great thing is that tile has a wide variety of colors, styles, shapes, sizes, and textures. Even cheaper tile can be glazed to mimic certain looks, like marble or wood planks. Tile does just fine when it gets wet, so cleaning it is a breeze.

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Hardwood

Making up about 31% of kitchen installations, hardwood flooring comes up second on kitchen flooring. Unfortunately, hardwood is not quite as durable as tile, as it can scratch and dent. Another downside is that it doesn’t do well when it gets wet. In the event a child adds dish soap to the dishwasher by mistake (guilty!) you would have to completely replace your floors. Hardwood has such a naturally gorgeous appearance, it can be hard to pass up!

Other 28%:

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Stone

A more expensive option, but only because it is very durable. Stone (quartz, slate, granite) does not absorb very much water and is also very easy to clean. A great option for a luxurious kitchen.

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Laminate

As with most things, laminate made with higher quality materials will be more durable. The better-made it is, the more expensive it will be. Most options are fairly cheap, though. Laminate typically comes in a pattern that mimics the appearance of wood. It is fairly easy to clean, just use a damp mop.
Contrary to popular belief, laminate is not waterproof! If there is a leak from a burst pipe, you will most likely have to replace your floors. Fortunately, it can be so cheap this may not that big of a deal. It was time to replace that pattern anyway!

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LVT/Sheet Vinyl

Luxury vinyl tiles or sheets are a very versatile option, as it comes in a wide selection of colors, patterns, and sizes. Like laminate, vinyl is more durable as the quality goes up. Vinyl tiles or sheets are a very cheap option for flooring, especially for how durable and versatile it can be. It is very easy to clean and is more water-resistant that laminate.

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Rubber

Used mostly in commercial space, rubber is making appearances in residential homes. Rubber flooring can be expensive but is so durable it is worth it. It is resistant to water and slips, making it a great option for your kitchen. Rubber floors come in a wide assortment of colors, textures, and can be cut into pretty much any shape you may desire. Even that fleur-de-lis I am so fond of! One of the few downfalls is that it stains easily with oils, but it is easy to clean otherwise.

Semi-Custom vs. Custom Cabinets

Dalton Carpet-7912Dalton Carpet One is proud to be a dealer of the semi-custom cabinet line, Wellborn. We’re often asked what differentiates our cabinets from custom cabinets. The answer is: not much at all!

Wellborn offers more than 50 door styles, 6 wood species, and more than 60 finishes. This includes a vast assortment of stains, paints, glazes, and finishing techniques that range over a variety of design styles. We also offer a multitude of construction options and copious storage solutions.

Wellborn is family owned and operated in Ashland, Alabama. Once your order is placed, dedicated workers in these facilities carefully craft the cabinets, resulting in durability and great craftsmanship. Essentially, the same process as if you were working with a custom cabinet shop. They are all built, sanded, and finished by hand with high standards and a quality control department that ensures these standards are met.

Another great benefit of our semi-custom cabinet line is the guaranteed turnaround time. Wellborn keeps a very strict schedule on production and operate within a 3-4 week timeframe. This gives us control over the scheduling of your project and is, in general, a shorter time frame than you would experience with a custom shop.

There are some misconceptions that these cabinets, sometimes referred to as “pre-fab” or “manufactured,” are considered cheap, or of low quality. We do indeed have an economical entry-level line through Wellborn that would meet the needs of those with a smaller budget, but not all of our cabinets would fit in that category. Also keep in mind that not all custom cabinets are created equal. There are a lot of very skilled carpenters that create beautiful custom cabinets with amazing craftsmanship, but there are also “custom cabinet” guys that use subpar materials & machinery that don’t always create quality cabinets. As you can see, there are many blurred lines between the different types of cabinets available to you.

Essentially, there are very few things that can’t be achieved by working with our semi-custom cabinet line. A visit to our showroom will give you a glimpse in what can be created for your home and will get your creativity flowing. Our designers are able to tailor to your tastes and desires to create the kitchen and bath of your dreams!

For more information on the products shown here or any other flooring or cabinet products available at Dalton Carpet One, visit our showroom on Atlanta Highway in Athens, call 706.353.0547, or visit our website at www.daltoncarpetone.com.

–Written by Lauren Harrell, Kitchen & Bath Designer at Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home