Heritage Rug Outlet doesn't just sell rugs; they sell the world’s next generation of heirlooms. Their collection spans the spectrum of floor-covering possibilities, tempting homeowners with contemporary, traditional, and antique rugs from across the globe. Helpful staffers happily assist shoppers who need to match their rugs to a specific color swatch, ensuring they get the perfect rug for decorating a room or flying on with a princess. Completely devoted to customer service, staffers will also special order certain pieces, deliver them, or even bring them by to see how they fit in a room with no obligation to buy. Heritage recommends rug cleanings every four to five years, which they happily perform; their expert methods can be seen in the pristine preservation of a 100-year-old Iranian Persian rug that they keep onsite.
Using their dustless, odorless proprietary system, the professionals at Fabulous Floors restore beauty and shine to hardwood floors. The process, which takes just a few hours, gently buffs away minor nicks and scratches while leaving all the wood intact. Sessions end with a protective coat of long-lasting polyurethane in a gloss, semigloss, or satin finish.
Handy employees help customers navigate shelves stocked with home-improvement implements, household appliances, and domestic essentials at Ace Hardware. Prepare for autumn with a sturdy leaf scoop ($6.49) and a package of five 30-gallon paper bags ($2.99), or reduce power consumption by purchasing compact fluorescent bulbs ($0.99 each), as an alternative to housing relatives inside an energy-efficient hamster wheel. In addition to its wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies, Ace Hardware dedicates ample space to gifts, home décor, and housewares.
In 2011, the Oxford Leader’s readers awarded Birmingham Sealcoat, Inc. the title of Best Seal Coating for the second consecutive year. The award demonstrates how far owners Ryan and Mark Austin have taken their seal-coat, asphalt, and concrete-maintenance business since the brothers founded Austin’s Quality Asphalt Repair as a small weekend business in 2004. Today, the Austins have expanded their services to include patio and curb care in addition to installing asphalt and concrete. Their signature seal-coating service prolongs the life of asphalt surfaces by filling in cracks and creating an even, uniform appearance. The company is also a licensed dealer for Nature Stone flooring, a stain- and salt-resistant surface that lasts longer than concrete, insulates better than tiles, and absorbs moisture better than floors made of sponges.
The certified coaches at Oakland Country CrossFit draw from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds to motivate and push their students to higher levels of fitness. Students work their bodies with a wide range of programs, including traditional yoga, CrossFit classes, Olympic lifting, and personal training. At the 7,000 square-foot gym, students won't find treadmills or step-machines, but they might notice free-weights, tractor tires, and 2,000 square feet of astroturf. CrossFit students build muscles with a high-intensity regimen of scalable exercises, shattering their limitations and goals with calisthentics, kettlebells, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning.