Capel's floor décor experts help shoppers sift through more than 10,000 styles to find high-quality ground garments suitable for all tastes and spaces. Established in 1917, the company still spins, dyes, weaves, and stitches its sturdy American Original braided rugs from a home base in Troy, North Carolina. In addition to the classics, Capel stocks outdoor options, kid-friendly rugs such as the 3' x 5' Playtime Starburst ($138), carpet maintenance accessories, and pieces woven from commonly recycled materials, such as the 3' x 5' Lariat Rug's reclaimed upholstery leather, as well as cast-off sock puppet sweaters and rom-com plots ($58).
Trogdon Enterprises’ licensed and insured handymen travel to homes in a marked van to tackle a variety of home-improvement projects. The hammer- and drill-wielding denizens install kitchen cabinets, restore wood floors, and brighten up bathrooms with new tile. They also revamp exteriors with power washing and fresh coats of paint.
Buff & Coat's floor technicians save homeowners and businesses time and money by revitalizing their floors without resorting to sanding. After buffing floors to remove surface scuffs and scratches, technicians apply a durable, odorless, and eco-friendly finish and then layer on a protective coat. Homeowners select their desired finish for the protective coating from matte, satin, semigloss, or gloss, and it also blocks UV rays that can damage floors. Unlike the building of Rome or Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the process can be completed in a single day.
Across hundreds of stores in the U.S. and Canada, Lumber Liquidators provides homeowners and contractors with more than 340 flooring options. Lumber Liquidators, which has been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and HGTV’s Dream Home, lays down floors such as solid and engineered Bellawood pre-finished hardwood with a transferable 100-year warranty and eco-friendly bamboo and cork. An array of professional-grade tools, such as table saws and floor nailers, help homeowners easily install their new floors, and the company's Flooring 101 search engine and Ask Bob customer-support team answer any questions that arise on the fly.
Robert Harris started cleaning carpets as a way to support himself during law school, but he found himself increasingly distracted by the extracurricular work. The poor quality of the products he worked with spurred him to research the chemical properties of cleaning formulas. His improvement on the often-harsh process was Chem-Dry, a nontoxic solution that eschews soaps and detergents in favor of simple carbonation. Thirty years later, Robert helms a family of franchises ranked in Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500. Each independently owned outpost dispatches techs to infuse carpets with its carbonated formula before technicians lift dirt with hot-water extraction. Because the process uses about one-fifth the water of steam cleaning or turning on the living-room fire hydrant, carpets are dry within one to two hours of completion. Chem-Dry’s team can also tailor its use of the system to treat upholstery and clean and restore leather furniture.