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Unique Perspectives - November 2018

Unique Perspectives
November, 2018



Environmentally Speaking - Wool is Super!!


All of our wool products would qualify as environmentally-friendly products. Wool carpets are among the lowest emitters of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) of any materials used for interior refinishing. Wool is considered a bio-based fiber since the green fields of New Zealand are the "factories" where it's produced and grass is the "fuel" used to produce it. As such, wool carpets qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credit.  Every Unique product tested easily meets the requirements for Green Label Certification as well as the California section 01350 VOC emissions test. Additionally, recycled wool makes a great fertilizer so it can be (and is) used to produce more grass, upon which sheep feed, to produce more wool. So it's a closed-loop sort of deal.  


We offer these products that use no synthetic dyes at all: Click on each for photos and information.

LEEDS Ambassador
Ambassador

LEEDS Boardwalk
Boardwalk

LEEDS Crestline
Crestline

LEEDS Eldorado
Eldorado

LEEDS Four Seasons
Four Seasons

LEEDS Grenoble
Grenoble

LEEDS Key Largo
Key Largo

LEEDS Kingston
Kingston

LEEDS Laredo
Laredo

LEEDS Promenade
Promenade

LEEDS Revue
Revue


Note that synthetic dyes have been used to add color to textiles and carpets for over a century and have minimal environmental impact. But for those who want to be as natural as possible, the above products are worth a look. Their color-lines are created by blending the colors that naturally occur in wool. Sorry! No purple.

Read about our environmental commitment.

Special  Specials, Special Prices

Rolls of specials in the warehouse

As we've mentioned before, our CEO loves to buy things: Primarily carpet. Aside from the products we manufacture here, we also sell products that are made exclusively for us by some of Europe and New Zealand's finest carpet producers which the boss gleefully buys on an incredibly regular basis and we introduce them as running line products. But they have more things to buy, and so he does. They're specials: First-quality material that is being sold off for various reasons, in quantity, and at reduced prices. So we offer them to you on a while-quantities-last basis. You can see what we have on our site here. Also shown on the site is current inventory to give you an idea of what's available.  
The best part of the whole deal is, unlike some manufacturer's specials, you don't have to buy the whole roll to get the special price. You can order the exact quantity you need. No cut-order price! Plus, we can offer 10" x 10" samples of our specials and a "decorative" cardboard box to keep them in.  All free of charge!!  Is that swell? Or what!  Contact your Sales Representative for details. 

SPECIALS - Great In stock values
Trenton - 101
Wakefield - 110
Odin - 2101
We have a large inventory of first-quality special buys offered at significant savings to you. Here are a few examples. To see them all click here.
Big Book - Big Title


THE ULTIMATE CARPET MANUFACTURING, INSPECTION, AND CLAIMS MANUAL is pretty much all of that.  It covers: 
  • Carpet manufacturing - construction - coloration
  • Backing systems - treatments - cushion 
  • Carpet defects - installation issues - cleaning & maintenance issues 
  • Detailed claims identification of the top 80 carpet claims 
  • And much more. Color photographs even
It's 350+ pages of important information for flooring professionals or those who would like to be flooring professionals some day.  It was co-written by Carey Mitchell, former Director of Technical Services for Shaw Industries and David Zack, former laboratory technician and current IICRC, NWFA, and IFCI inspector. They claim it's "the most comprehensive carpet manual ever written for the flooring industry" and who are we to doubt such a claim?  It's available now for $199.99 (plus shipping and handling).  But wait!  There's more!  Because you're acquainted with some pretty special people (that would be us), you qualify for a 15% discount. Details Here.


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