Listed in the Washingtonian as one of DC's top tile providers, Architectural Ceramics employs trained design consultants to flesh out customers' skeletal designs, creating individualized bathrooms, kitchen back-splashes, fireplaces, and more. Stop by to browse through 25,000 samples with tiles ranging in price from $5 to $40 per square foot, depending on the collection. Oceanside Glasstile ranges from $30 to $40 per square foot, and Sonoma Tilemakers from $20 to $30. Architectural Ceramics's showrooms also feature green options, created by artisans using natural and recycled materials whenever possible. Its consultants stand by to develop prospective redecorators' ideas with conceptual drawings and work hard to make design dreams come true, except for those that involve live bear-skin rugs.
Since 1972, The Mosaic Tile Company has been the distributor for all your ceramic tile and stone needs. As the largest independent distributor in the Mid-Atlantic Region, The Mosaic Tile Company offers ten Design Centers displaying some of the most diverse ceramic tile products from around the globe. mosaictileco.com
ModernRugs.com features a huge variety of artistic accessories and high-quality rugs created by prominent designers and master rug crafters from around the world, such as Calvin Klein, Martha Stewart, and Dakota Jackson. Today’s deal gives floors a reason to stop complaining about being cold with an enormous selection of colorful groundsheets, like the 2’ x 3’ hand-tufted tribal-gray rug ($79), created completely from wool and woven together in China. Designer Thomas Paul gives shoes something to tread softly upon with the 3’ x 5’ coral-cream-orange rug ($189), while a 3’6” x 5’6” Flokati-style Mongolian Shag MG-01 HM Expresso ($162) tickles toes with soft acrylic tresses that are just the right color for spilling brown-colored liquids or hiding chocolate cake. In lieu of rug pursuits, customers can flip through web pages filled with home accessories that include modern lighting options, tableware from the future, and classy furnishings.
Though it’s difficult to even imagine what one billion square feet of carpeting might look like, Stevens Chem-Dry somehow manages to clean that much every year. To handle such a colossal task, the team employs a hot carbonation-extraction system inspired by club soda's effectiveness in removing stains from shirts and secondhand surgical gowns. Though the unique process ruthlessly attacks carpet-dwelling dirt, it remains on good terms with the environment; its cleaning solution has been green-certified by the FDA and requires only a fraction of the water used by typical steam-cleaning systems. As part of their mission to keep carpets and upholstery free of stains and odors, Stevens Chem-Dry’s certified technicians keep abreast of new technologies with annual training seminars.