MANASQUAN, N.J., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget the dog days of summer. The best of summer is in August and even early September. And that's why SMART Carpet and Flooring, the original at-home flooring shopping experience in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, says now is the perfect time to give outdoor living spaces a mini makeover.
"Many homeowners think of late spring or early summer as the time to get ready for outdoor entertaining," said SMART Carpet and Flooring President Brendan Phillips. "But often the summer entertaining calendar doesn't get into full swing until the weather is consistently dry and hot, which is typically late July and August. It's not too late to make patios and other outdoor living areas chic and inviting."
SMART Carpet and Flooring gives homeowners five simple and affordable steps for updating outdoor living spaces:
Start with a good cleaning. Knock down any cobwebs, and use a hose and a soft brush to clean walls, patios, porch railings, outdoor tables and chairs, and other surfaces. Don't forget to wash windows and sliding glass doors.
Check for any needed repairs. Tables and chairs should be sturdy, with no wobbling or cracks.
Update seating cushions. For outdoor sofas, choose bright, cheerful colors that complement the existing décor.
Refinish weathered surfaces. Sand and stain wooden railings and decking; for wooden tables and chairs, sand and stain or refinish with an outdoor paint that picks up a favorite color from the cushions or other décor.
Add new flooring. Indoor/outdoor carpet is an unexpected option that's surprisingly durable. Clean-up is a snap, requiring little more than a good sweeping and occasional cleaning with water. SMART Carpet and Flooring recommends Shaw's Cabana in Mineral Gray; its flecks of black and celery complement a variety of color schemes, and Cabana's Classicbac® polyurethane backing is mold- and mildew-resistant. For a fun change, try Shaw's Park Central indoor outdoor carpet in Oasis, which looks like a putting green and features moisture-resistant urethane unitary backing.
SMART Carpet and Flooring was the first mobile, at-home flooring showroom in New Jersey, later expanding to Pennsylvania and New York. Today, the company is the leading mobile flooring shopping provider in the tri-state area, and SMART Carpet and Flooring mobile showrooms carry thousands of carpet, tile, wood, vinyl, and stone flooring option samples. Homeowners can enjoy a comfortable flooring shopping experience right at home, under their own lighting and against their own décor, and with the guidance of highly trained flooring experts. SMART Carpet and Flooring provides complete flooring services, from flooring removal and installation to in-house financing. The company's mobile business model allows customers to enjoy lower prices and completely personalized service.
About SMART Carpet and Flooring
SMART Carpet and Flooring eliminates the hassle of buying new carpet and flooring by doing everything at the client's home, where color and quality selection matter most. Because the company is a mill-direct buying service and not a store, SMART Carpet and Flooring customers can save up to 50% off typical store prices. SMART Carpet and Flooring includes everything from measuring and layout to quality padding, installation and financing.
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