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With the opening of our new Ankeny store, we finally have our Rug Revolution display up and running! Incredibly thick and soft, and customizable to your taste in size and color combination. The perfect comfy room rug. You have to feel it to believe it, and it’s inexpensive too!
We’re putting the finishing touches on the new showroom, and it will be open next Monday!
Here is a link for a map to the new location:
Our old Ankeny showroom location at 2732 SE Delaware has closed, and we are awaiting the opening of our new Ankeny showroom at 6263 NE Industry Drive, hopefully within a few weeks. Our Indianola location will be open at this time, and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause! We will provide further updates soon.
Phillips’ Floors is proud to have installed the flooring at the Bergstrom Football Complex at Iowa State University. This installation is up for a People’s Choice Award.
Incredibly thick and soft, and customizable to your taste in size and color combination. The perfect comfy room rug. Check out the video, it is coming soon!
Phillips’ Floors is proud to announce that we will be moving our Ankeny showroom to a brand new, 10,000 square foot facility just south of our current Ankeny location!
Just about about three minutes from I-80 via the NE 14th exit, or from I-35 via the Corporate Woods exit, our new showroom will allow us to offer you even more flooring options, now with lower overhead to save you more!
Phillips’ Floors is proud to announce that we are re-tagging all of our wood, tile and carpet samples in our showrooms to make your shopping experience easier. With hundreds and hundreds of options, it is sometimes hard to tell how things compare, so we are marking each product with a color code that will help you see “at a glance” what other products within that type of flooring fall in a similar price range. Please ask your sales associate for details.
With the harsh, cold temperatures in Iowa this year, people with wood floors are undoubtedly experiencing some significant gaps or cracks between the boards on their wood floors. Most with experience in having wood floors aren’t too alarmed, but if you are new to them, it can be disheartening.
Wood flooring, as a natural product, gains and loses moisture through the changing seasons. In our climate, where it goes from very hot and humid to very cold and dry, this can be hard on wood flooring. As the wood loses moisture, it shrinks. This happens to all the wood in your home, but the floor is one of the few places where you have multiple pieces of wood all placed together, and is the first place that this will show.
Once your wood floor shrinks, it is almost impossible to close it back up through your own devices, as you cannot add enough humidity back into the home to make it close (your windows would fog over if you tried, possibly damaging the woodwork there). This has to happen naturally when the seasons change, and usually they will start to tighten back up about a month after your furnace is off for the season.
To control this process as well as possible, Phillips’ Floors recommends using a humidistat to monitor the humidity in your home. If possible, the humidity levels should be maintained between 30-50% relative humidity year round. If your home is 35% year round, or 50% year round, wood should not expand or contract, but since this is often impossible in our climate, the goal is to keep the swing from high to low as small as possible. This can be done by using a humidifier during the winter months (installed on the furnace or stand-alone) and if necessary, a dehumidifier in the summer.
Matt Phillips of Phillips’ Floors recently appeared on the April 23rd episode of History Channel’s American Restoration. Rick and his crew did a tremendous job restoring Matt’s 1920’s era floor sander to like-new condition!
To see the full episode on the History Channel, click here!
Also check out the before and after photos of the floor sander!