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.
Family owned by brothers Mike and Mark Davis, Absolute Best Carpet Care clears the grime from sullied homes with professional, prompt services backed by a written guarantee. For well-trod carpets, expert IICRC-certified rug groomers orchestrate a plan of attack against offending fibers with a full carpet cleaning ($89 for up to two rooms of combined 300 sq. ft.), combining a thorough prevacuuming and stain treatment with hot-water extraction and an optional carpet protector ($0.10/sq. ft.) to ward off future stains. Tile and grout services degunk almost any kind of tile—ceramic, marble, porcelain, or light-up disco dance floor—in kitchens and bathrooms, using cleaning solutions that blast semiporous grime magnets with hot water before suctioning them away. Duct cleaning ($85 for setup plus $10/duct) flushes out the airborne detritus and nesting chimney sweeps that clog your home’s ventilation system, while dryer-vent cleaning ($75) vacuums up years of accumulated lint from inside clothing ovens.