allfloors - Celebrating 30 years in business

It has been 30 years since Gary & Glenise Travaglia first started in the flooring industry!

From their original store, which they opened in Swan Hill in 1987 to the existing store here in Carnegie today, they have created a thriving family business which they are still a part of.  They have been joined along the way by their son, Jarrod and daughter, Jodie, both of whom were very young when the business was first established.      

They have seen plenty of changes in the flooring industry over the years and have implemented many industry firsts and we look forward to seeing what the next 30 years brings. Congratulations to Gary & Glenise from all the rest of us here at allfloors.

Here is an old photo we dug up from the archives.....  They have both got younger and better looking over the 30 years I think you will agree.  (We are very happy that we don't have to wear those uniforms!)

From the archives

From the archives

Signature Botanica Planks

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We are very excited about a new range of carpet tiles from Signature Floors.  Called the Botanica range this new collection of plank tiles are fun and fresh and are sure to be a go to for designers looking to create a bright and impressive floor design in commercial projects.

Inspired by nature and the colours of tropical flora, the collection has two patterns to choose from - Stone and Bark, with three neutral tonal variants - Cloud, Storm and Midnight.  These mixed with a comprehensive array of colours allow you to design a pattern and colour scheme to truly impress.

                                     Choice of colours in the Signature Botanica carpet plank range

                                     Choice of colours in the Signature Botanica carpet plank range

Supertuft Escape Velour & Escape Twist

If you are looking for a premium quality residential carpet in either a contemporary or classic colour then look no further than Supertuft's Escape Velour and Escape Twist carpet ranges.  

These plush and twist carpet ranges are made of 100% wool in a 50oz weight and are available in 29 colours, ideal for anyone looking to add some colour to their home away from the standard creams and greys.  

The range includes some gorgeous blues, greens, reds and purples, all of which can look stunning in the right room.  We particularly love some of the blues in this collection. You just need to be brave enough to choose one!

To view the full colour collection, just make an appointment to come and see us

Supertuft Escape Velour & Escape Twist

Cavalier Bremworth - Samurai & Godfrey Hirst - Elegant Expression

We have just received the samples of two new carpet ranges now available from two of our suppliers.  

Samurai from Cavalier Bremworth is a chunky loop pile carpet, available in 7 colours and made of 100% New Zealand Wool.  To come in and visit us to view this range please make an appointment.

 

                                                           Cavalier Bremworth - Samurai

                                                           Cavalier Bremworth - Samurai

Elegant Expression is a new range from Godfrey Hirst.  This heavy Solution Dyed Nylon cut pile twist is soft and luxurious and comes in eight colour choices. Make an appointment to come in and see this range.

                                                     Godfrey Hirst - Elegant Expression

                                                     Godfrey Hirst - Elegant Expression

Timber now available at allfloors

allfloors are excited to announce that we are now stocking a range of engineered pre-finished oak timber flooring.

We have just updated our showroom display to showcase 4 of these timbers on both the floor and walls and they look stunning!  We have installed our display using both floating and direct stick methods to allow you to see and feel the difference between the two installation methods. 

One of the ranges we are stocking is Regal Oak from Godfrey Hirst.  This is a range of handcrafted timber perfect for achieving a rustic look with it's round edges and distressed matte finish.  The colours are smoked rather than stained to provide a consistent colour all the way through the hardwood top and we love the resulting matte finish.

We are also stocking the G5 Luxury Oak range from Embelton Flooring. This is an exquisite collection of the finest grade European oak which has been wirebrushed to enhance the natural oak grain.

Another of our timber ranges is Dunlop Flooring, Heartridge.  This range of hardwood timber floors is equipped with a tongue and groove join for the most secure and reliable installation achievable and are coated with a UV matte finish to preserve the natural look of the timber. 

And finally, we are stocking MJS Floorcoverings hardwood flooring range.  This range of engineered timber flooring will add warmth, elegance and sophistication to your home. With a number of different options available you can choose to embrace tradition, add charm and beauty or express your love of nature.

Make an appointment to come visit us and see our full range of timber flooring.

Temuka Carpet Collection

The Temuka collection is an exclusive carpet range from Himalaya carpets.  There are four new ranges now available at allfloors - Ashbury, Marinor, Timaru and Totera.

Made of 100% Wool, this collection is an environmentally sustainable flooring choice that will bring natural beauty and warmth to your home.  Featuring contemporary loop textures in six neutral colour tones, there is sure to be a carpet to compliment any decor.   Each carpet comes 4m wide to lessen the need for seams.

You can view this collection at allfloors, just make an appointment to come in and see us.

Removing Carpet Stains

No matter how careful we are and how much we try and look after our carpet, unfortunately getting spills and other dirt on our carpet is inevitable at some point.   However this does not have to be a big problem.  What is important, is how quickly we get the stain removal process under way.  The faster we get cleaning the more likely it is that the stain can be totally removed and our carpet will look like new again.

Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) carpets: While SDN carpets have excellent wear and anti-soiling properties, it is inevitable that you will get stains at some point. The important thing is to get to spillages and dirt as soon as possible to avoid them becoming a stain.  Spillages need to be soaked up by using a dabbing motion, then rinse with cold water.  DO NOT RUB.  You should get your carpet professionally cleaned by a qualified carpet cleaner if this does not work and it is also recommended that you do this as part of regular carpet maintenance. 

 

Wool carpets: There are many cleaning solutions and products available for this job (we recommend Cavalier Bremworth Dry Stain Remover for wool carpets which can be purchased at Allfloors) but often the best solution is simple and you will already have the necessary product(s) required at home.  Click on the link below to see a list of cleaning methods and a handy guide for removing stains from Wool Carpets. *Please note these are only suggestions and cannot be guaranteed to work but hopefully they will make getting rid of that annoying stain a whole lot easier so you can relax in the knowledge that your carpet is stain-free again. If necessary have a professional steam clean by a qualified carpet cleaner.

Click here for a Carpet Cleaning Guide


Wall Vinyl

Why not think outside the box and create different looks and textures on your walls using quality vinyl. Perfect for feature walls, kitchen splash backs or break out areas.

Here at allfloors, we have talented installers who can create that something special for your next project.

Make an appointment to come into our showroom and see examples of just how stunning wall vinyl can be.

A stunning vinyl feature wall using Kenbrock Pinnacle and installed by allfloors (May 2017)

A stunning vinyl feature wall using Kenbrock Pinnacle and installed by allfloors (May 2017)

Image above was taken on a Commercial job we did in Spencer Street, Melbourne and is a great example of using vinyl to create a feature wall in a commercial environment.

Image above was taken on a Commercial job we did in Spencer Street, Melbourne and is a great example of using vinyl to create a feature wall in a commercial environment.

The images above are of our showroom where we have installed a selection of different wall vinyls to show you how you can create different feature walls in your home, business or office. 


Stair Runners

A great way to turn your staircase into a feature.

Stair runners can be made using the same carpet as the rest of your house or by using a pattern or feature carpet to really highlight the area.

Binding can be a discreet hidden edging or a feature using a thick fabric in a contrasting colour.

You choose your carpet and binding and we then send this to the rug binders for you to get made into a runner. Once ready we send our installer out to fit it for you.

So make an appointment to see Jodie to discuss making the perfect stair runner for your house.


Choosing the right Vacuum Cleaner

Using the correct Vacuum is essential to keeping your carpet looking like new.

It is absolutely vital that a vacuum cleaner with a power head is used for all plush pile carpets, without this the vacuum will not be sufficient to: (a) remove the loose dirt that has made its way into the pile (b) bring the cut pile back to its upright position. The preferred type are the upright models such as a Dyson, Karcher and it must have a separate motor driving the turbo head as opposed to the suction based types.

The ducted vacuum systems without a power head attachment will not work under any circumstances, most ducted vacuum cleaner suppliers offer turbo head attachments, however  these do not have a separate motor to drive the power head, they rely totally on the suction to function. If the motor in the system is not strong enough it will not provide sufficient power to the attachment to function adequately .

We have formed the view that it is not worth going to the expense of purchasing the top of the range in these systems and then purchasing an attachment which is still only power driven. We advise our clients to use the ducted system for the hard floors and purchase a decent vacuum cleaner such as a Dyson or Karcher with a power head driven by separate motor, not suction driven for their carpet areas. These are approximately  $700 – $800 which is far less than you  would  spend on an upgraded ducted system and an attachment.


Caring for your new carpet

So you have your gorgeous new carpet installed, now you are wondering how you go about keeping it looking so good?

You can maintain the appearance and the life of your carpet with the proper care which involves:

  • At least once weekly thorough vacuum using a vacuum with a rotating power head with its own motor.
  • Promptly attending to spills and stains
  • Never rubbing, brushing or massaging the carpe t pile, especially when wet or damp.
  • When necessary have a professional steam clean – we can highly recommend Malcolm from Willow Road Cleaning Services 0415-592-892

GENERAL CLEANING GUIDE

  • Scoop up solids from carpet
  • Blot up liquids by applying pressure with white paper towels or tissues
  • Before treating the stain, test treatments on an inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible colour change
  • With a blotting or dabbing motion, work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent it from spreading
  • Do not rub carpet pile during the stain removal or rinsing stages

Permanent Pile Reversal Shading

What is permanent pile reversal shading?

All cut pile carpets, particularly ‘plush pile’ carpet may develop lighter or darker patches over time.

Known as ‘shading’ or ‘watermarking’ it is caused by the permanent bending of the carpet pile fibres which then reflect he light differently. In this respect it is very comparable to other natural fibres such as velvet or suede.

The extent to which shading occurs cannot be accurately predicated or prevented and is most often related to the location of use. Brushing, vacuuming or shampooing does not reduce shading.

Shading does not affect the wear or durability of the carpet and is not recognised as a manufacturing flaw or defect nor is it covered by any manufacturing warranties.

*Source Cavalier Bremworth warranty and maintenance guide


Merino Wool Carpet by Feltex

Carpet wool is generally derived from sheep breeds that produce a tougher wool however Feltex have released the Merino Collection of carpets. Merino sheep produce what is regarded as the softest and finest wool in existence.  To create this unique new range of soft yet resilient carpet, Feltex have combined the softness of Merino wool which has been sourced from the New Zealand Merino Company with the natural resilience of standard wool.

This high quality wool carpet is warm, soft and luxurious with natural durable qualities. Available in six earthy colour tones reminiscent of the New Zealand High Country and in plush (Merino - Tranquil), loop (Merino - Elements) and twist (Merino - Heritage) textures this is a beautiful new range which will add a touch of luxury to any home.

Now available at allfloors Carpet Gallery.

        Feltex - Merino Elements               Feltex - Merino Tranquil                   Feltex - Merino Heritage

        Feltex - Merino Elements               Feltex - Merino Tranquil                   Feltex - Merino Heritage