Category Archives: floor coverings

Featured Carpet Selection

This is a great time of year to start thinking about new carpet. You take a fresh look at your home when the sunlight start streaming in and all those spots and worn areas begin to show.

We have a great selection and a large range of pricing. It has been the trend of consumers for the last five years to select the least expensive product to save money. The best value though is to select the best carpet your budget will allow. There are many sellers out there trying to sell you free rooms of carpet but this just does not happen. The cost is just worked in somewhere else. It added to the pad or install or inflated fees. Get bids.

This month we are featuring this wonderful carpet in two weights. There are solids and two-color cable twists…Tuscany and New Cane are simply gorgeous. This is a PET Polyester continuous filament fiber.

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The lighter weight carpet is $3.21 sf installed and the luxury weight is $4.19 sf. Remember that carpet is 12′ wide and there is always some waste. If you merely add up your square feet of coverage you will be short.

Other costs involved are carpet removal/disposal, removal and reinstall of wall base, and the moving of furniture.

If you have a nice piece of carpet left over we can bind it to make an area rug.

Our line of Armstrong sheet vinyl is on sale through February 15th. Take advantage of this great product at great savings.

For instance Stratamax Best comes in 6′ and 12′ widths and is on sale for 2.96 sf.

Come and in and take a look at our samples today.

Alterna Tile

Come and and take a look at our new product Alterna. It is a composite tile made from 75% limestone and 25% resin.

It is warmer than tile and much easier to install. The great thing is that we can install this product over existing leveled tile and vinyl. This is a huge savings in prep timeAlterna Travertine

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Come and and take a look today.

Consider using this tile for backsplashes or walls. It is thin and easy to handle. It cuts with a utility knife.

New Product – Alterna Limestone Tiles

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We are proud to introduce a new line that we feel our customers will truly love. It is Alterna from Armstong. It is a luxury tile made from 75% Limestone. It has the feel and look of stone yet it is warmer underfoot.

One of the best advantages is the price. It always cost less to install tiles than stone. It is lighter in weight and easier to install. You have the choice of using grout or not.

We expect our samples to be in later in November.

Watch this video

Vacation Waterfront Home with Luxury Vinyl Tile

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Luxury Vinyl Tile or LVT has really taken over the market. Easy to care for, durable, and great to look at, it has been the flooring choice of many homeowners.

This product is great for any home. It is stable, does not scratch or contract like wood floors, and is fairly warm underfoot, unlike ceramic tile. It is a glue down product and usually requires a new subfloor. It comes in tiles or wood planks.

This picture is the Nickels residence on Harstine Island, Shelton.

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The product is Davinci Oxide laid diagonally with wood-tone 3/8" feature strips.

New Products For your Floor

Every spring we look forward to bringing in some new products.

Lexmark Carpet has been a great addition to our carpet lines. They have some awesome patterned  and textured carpet that are low-pile and very durable. Take a look at this stairway we just completed.


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Here is another sample of a cut and loop pile. This is a tone on tone pattern which shows up beautifully when laid.

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Next you will see the color samples of our new Cork line. This is a floating floor product with the planks sized as 11 5/8″ x 36″.




Come in and take a look.

New Vinyl Click Flooring

We are pleased add this new flooring to the lines that we carry. This is MetroFloor Engage and it come in two wood collections and one tile.

Above is the entire collection  and below is the Engage Select Plank and pictured is the Brownville Oak.

This is luxury vinyl with the uniclic locking system. The select has a beveled edge while the lower priced Essential plank has a square edge.

The advantage of clic vinyl is that you can float the flooring over your existing surface instead of gluing. It snaps together just like laminate, but this is warmer, less likely to scratch and is safe in kitchens and bathrooms. It is not guaranteed 100% waterproof, but any leakage will flow to the sides of the room and should not penetrate the seam easily. Laminate is ruined by water leaks but this product is impervious to water.

Engage Essentials Plank  4.35 sf      20 year  residential warranty

Engage Select Plant 5.65 sf                 Lifetime residential  warranty

Engage Select Tile 6.25 sf                    Lifetime residential warranty

This is  a great product for DIY.

The warranties are great if you purchase from a dealer like us but beware you only get a one-year warranty if you buy most flooring on-line.

New Area Rug Just In

Just in….


This is so different. A polyester cable shag area rug…Beautiful colors with a shimmer and a lot of texture. 10 colors to select from .

3’6″ x 5’6″                                        169.00

5′ x 7’6″                                              329.00

8′ x 10′                                                679.00

9′ x 13′                                                 999.00

3 week delivery

Custom Area Rugs

If you are having difficulty finding the right size area rug or one with the colors you like, search no more.

You can order custom area rugs. First determine what size you need. Select the pattern and then fill in with the colors you like. We can do this process online in the showroom.

If you select from the pin-dot carpet which is a low pile loop, the 6′ X 9′ is

$797.00.  Depending on the pattern you can choose either two or three colors from a palette of 32 colors.

Custom sizes are available at 20.00 sq ft.  (24 sf minimum)

A perfect solution.

Hi-Def Laminates for Countertops

Sometimes marble or granite are just not in the budget. One must not worry about this thought because there are some great alternatives. Actually we are seeing a switch from the high movement granites to the sleek look of quartz. But there are still plenty of options.

The above picture shows a color pallete of warm tones in the carpet and walnut floor while using High Definition Laminate. The paints range from a soft brown to a medium gray with a soft white accent for trim. The laminate looks like a quartz at a fraction of the cost. We like to use the simple squared or beveled edge to maintain a consistance edge all throughout the kitchen…..Bullnose is very dated at this point. Resist it.

This next vignette is also built around the counter laminate. The new Formica 180fx has a large pattern repeat and comes in large sheets. It actually comes a full 60″ wide without any repeat which gives it a lot of movement. The fabrics have been selected to draw out the cool slate tones and also bring out the ginger/rust colors to warm it up. Do not be afraid to used cool and warm tones together. The blind is a very soft gray bamboo texture which is very interesting with the warm carpet.  A gold to beige blind would have just washed out instead of adding an interesting element to the room.

When using laminate you can splurge on other areas like using special tiles for a custom wall blacksplash.

The tile to the right has sudbued colors found in the laminate. They coordinate very well. The maple floor lightens up everything and will make the countertop pop with contrast.

Please come to our showroom at Allyn Interiors and we can put together a room for you that fits your budget. We specialize in backgound colors that come togther to enhance your home.

If laminate is not your thing…let’s take a trip into the granite and marble world. Just remember…you may fall in love with a stone that you had not considered.