New Life Carpet Cleaning’s IICRC-certified technicians arrive at homes determined to clean and santize dirty rugs, tile, and upholstery. Crews of grime-fighters specialize in transforming sullied carpets that have been soiled by shoes, spills, and sofa cloning experiments gone awry. Using powerful, truck-mounted HydraMaster steam cleaning equipment, they vanquish dirt and leave carpets looking anew. When not cleaning carpets, the techs can be found performing similar services on upholstery and tile and grout.
Although often overlooked, the floor is the most important part of the home because without it, there would be nothing to walk on and nowhere to break dance. All Flooring Wholesalers recognizes this fact, and for the past 25 years has devoted much its 2,500-square-foot showroom solely to thousands of carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate-flooring samples. Its inventory, which ranges from solid walnut planks to laminate tile, has options across all price ranges. All items can be installed by the in-house team of flooring installers who travel to homes within King and Pierce Counties and replace existing floors with fresh planks or layers of cushy carpet.
As a young boy, John Blake learned the building trades from his father and great-grandfather. He quickly grew attached to the family business, though years passed before he finally accepted his calling to work full-time as a builder and fixer. Today, Blake owns Paladin Remodeling and spends his time making dream homes a reality. He and his team redesign homes inside and out, adding on decks, building new bathrooms, installing swimming pools, and transforming basements into impenetrable supervillain lairs.
When it comes to garage doors, there hasn't really been a whole lot of innovation in the past 40 years. The best garage door is the one that opens, closes, and doesn't give you any guff in between. Sound Door Service?a Seattle-based, locally owned and operated company?understands this, and that's why a good number of their doors come with life-time warranties. But that's just the beginning. They stock a massive selection of doors that range from classic steel doors that get the job done to Heritage Classic carriage style doors, hand-crafted by retired race horses.
Of course, sometimes things go wrong, so Sound Door Service keeps a team of techs on hand. They can fix up damaged sections, install an entirely new unit, or swap out rusty springs for new ones. Techs can also correct door torsion and repair extension springs, and lend assistance and expertise to owners shopping for a new door.
Pande Cameron traces its origins back to 1924, when Colonel Guner Pande and his business partner, Ernest Cameron, began importing and selling fine oriental rugs with the help of their enterprising young assistant, Mihran Paul Andonian. Twenty-five years later, Mihran inherited the business, eventually passing it to the father-and-son team of Charles and Brad Andonian, who mind the shop to this very day. The flooring experts display a dazzling display of carpets in their South Lake Union and Bellevue storefronts, and also perform restoration of precious underfoot adornments, from purifying sullied wool and silk area rugs to dispatching ferocious reanimated bearskin rugs. Antique rugs cloak floorboards in dark-wine reds and ornamental paisley teardrops, and contemporary carpeting covers tile and hardwood with striking seas of color and creative designs. In addition to keeping toes basking in the soft fibers of new, restored, or rental carpets, Pande Cameron maintains a vital connection to its community through charitable partnerships with organizations such as Seattle Children's Hospital and the South Lake Union Park.
From the south end of Lake Union, kayakers and paddle boarders can head north toward Gas Works Park to see the century-old former Seattle Gas Light Company plant. From there, they can head east and wind through Portage Bay on the way through Montlake, then cut over to the Washington Park Arboretum and Lake Washington. If they turn west instead, they can cut through a canyon of city buildings until reaching Ballard Locks and Puget Sound, where they may arrive in time to see the sun hang just above the Olympic Mountains.
Moss Bay Rowing, Kayaking, Sailing and Paddle Board Center's team facilitates adventures like these by renting man-powered water vessels by the hour, day, or week. Rentals afford paddlers and sailors the chance to explore Seattle's sheltered waterways, which are held to a 7-knot speed limit. Moss Bay's staff also leads small-group and private lessons in rowing, kayaking, and sailing, and coordinates guided tours including excursions designed for kids and adults.