Rochester Linoleum & Carpet One's flooring professionals partner with more than 900 companies to gather a diverse selection of carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate-flooring materials. Carefully organized shelves help customers quickly browse samples from brands such as Tigressá and American Expressions, and a multilevel warranty system categorizes products according to expected lifetime and level of protection. Expert ground softeners also aim to minimize airborne irritants, such as dust, mold, and dust-covered trapeze artists, by installing new carpeting with signature Healthier Living techniques.
Quick-Dry Carpet Care’s owners and primary technicians, Jim and Sam, de-spot shag and upholstery with techniques honed across decades in the floor-care industry. Wielding eco-and pet-friendly products and a low-moisture process, the crew's five-step carpet-cleansing program begins with nap lifting and deep vacuuming, which helps loosen embedded soil and stains. Low-moisture shampoo draws out dirt and grime, and technicians finish each session with a spritz of soil retardant and deodorizer, infusing the fuzzy flooring with scents as long lasting as a cryogenically frozen rose.
Techs also spruce up upholstered furniture, such as ottomans and sofas, free mattresses from mites, and unleash active enzymes to annihilate lingering pet odor. Quick-Dry Carpet Care pledges customer satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on all services rendered.
During a two-hour process, RBC's skilled consultants craft a plan to convert an unrenovated bathroom or kitchen into a more spacious, aesthetically pleasing environment. In the first hour, one of RBC's craftsmen will perform an on-site measurement and make an economic assessment of the space. This detail-oriented process analyzes more effective layouts for the room while incorporating the homeowner's input and exorcizing any space-hogging spirits of sinks past.
With 45 years of wicker-weaving experience, Ridge Rattan decorates homes and apartments with its own original pieces and other furnishings from well-known brands. Living up to their legacy as rattan workers and antique-basketball-hoop designers, the talented craftsmen fill floor space with handsome cane work in pieces such as a 20"x17" rattan bench ($250) or a 24-inch rattan glass-top end table ($175). Enhance a drab bedroom or den with elegant items from notable labels, such as armoires from American Drew and Lane Venture or sofa sets from Norwalk and Braxton Culler. Ridge Rattan also cradles bodies with seats made in-house, such as Mackey chairs ($300) and custom stools ($197), both personalized with the shopper's choice of finish, fabric, and hidden booby traps.
Superintended by the Rochester Home Builders' Association, the annual Rochester Home and Garden Show fertilizes the minds of home-improvement hounds with landscaping displays, seminars, and culinary demonstrations. More than 170 vendors will be present at this year's event to showcase their products and skills, which fall under categories as varied as interior design, plumbing, and transcendental lawn mowing. Seminars vary by day but will include sessions on remodeling kitchens and painting murals (March 26 and 27), planning a butterfly garden (March 27), and maintaining the health of local ash trees (March 26). Culinary classes will occur all weekend, featuring demonstrations by the chefs of recognizable Rochester restaurants, including Pier 45, Prime Steakhouse, and Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria.
At Taylor Rental, a knowledgeable staff of handypeople and do-it-yourselfers rents out the tools and machinery necessary to complete a honey-do list of home-improvement endeavors. For interior projects, the shop's floor sanders make exceptional tools for smoothing hardwood surfaces and rendering statue faces anonymous, and its carpet cleaners swiftly rid floor toupees of dirt and grime. Green thumbs wishing to plant lush, emerald lawns can make great use of Taylor's aerators, overseeders, and sod-cutting machines. A collection of tents shelters picnicking revelers and their fine china from stormy showers, and balloon inflators, disco balls, and fog machines make house parties feel less like penitentiary visits. Taylor Rental's parking lot also plays host to a fleet of RVs and U-Haul trucks for movers and vacationers.