Jul 30

Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank by Kraus Floors with more

Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank is a beautiful reproduction of wood that offers natural beauty and splendor

Kraus Floors with more™ offers an exciting line of Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank products that emulate the beauty and splendor of natural wood including variations in color, tone and graining.  Kraus’ Luxury Vinyl Plank is engineered to precise design specifications which are tested to meet national or international standards.  Our products are beautiful, vibrant and esthetically pleasing for any application.  

Engineered Luxury Vinyl

Rustic Estate Kraus’ Engineered Luxury Vinyl

Engineered Luxury Vinyl

Urban Artistry Kraus’ Engineered Luxury Vinyl

Engineered Luxury Vinyl

Avenue Gallery Kraus’ Engineered Luxury Vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraus’ Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank is a simple and cost effective way to take advantage of our added perks to your wood-look flooring

  • NextGen Core™ is an exclusive rigid core technology providing maximum strength and dimensional stability for all North American climates and water prone areas such as: kitchens, bathrooms and hallways.
  • DiamondTouch™ protects your flooring from premature wear with our microscopic diamond particles that are embedded in the layer of the UV cured finish.
  • Performance Edition Underlayment is attached and eliminates the need for a separate underlayment while improving the acoustic qualities of the Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank.  Performance Edition Underlayment also helps to smooth out minor subfloor imperfections and offers exceptional underfoot comfort.  
  • FloorScore® means we meet Indoor Air Quality Product Performance Standards for Building Interiors.  CA Section 01350 and SCS EC10.3-2014
  • LIFETIME Limited Waterproof Warranty gives peace of mind with your customers.  Flooring is warranted to be100% waterproof and the structural integrity of the floor will not be significantly diminished by exposure to water for the LIFE of the product.

Kraus adds two new amazing features to your Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring

Kraus recognizes the changes in flooring applications and your continuous need to meet your customers’ demands.  Kraus’ Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank is approved for Hydronic Radiant Flooring and is Phthalate Free.  All flooring is made from virgin PVC.

Call today for your personal price quote 702-243-0852

Carol Norby & Associates is pleased to bring you the very best in flooring for all your project needs for more than 20 years.  Visit our website for more great products.  www.CNALV.com

 

Jul 18

Integrity Plank by Kraus Flooring

Flooring with Integrity Plank

Choosing the proper flooring for your commercial project is critical when looking for long-term sustainability and exceptional performance for your customers.  Once again, Kraus Floors has you covered featuring our ‘Mylar Film Fastening System’ with over seven years of quality performance without any failures of the film.

Vinyl flooring is a beautiful reproduction of wood or stone and offers the same ordinary variations in colour, tone and graining that you expect to find in the natural product.  Vinyl flooring also offers additional features that make a lasting difference in any application.  Integrity Plank is ideal for residential, light commercial or heavy commercial applications.

  • Installation is cost effective, saving your project thousands of dollars with minimal subfloor preparation time and cost.  Integrity Plank is ideal for easy and quick installation as well as property manager maintenance, upkeep, and easy replacement as needed. 
  • Performance is enhanced with scratch resistant ceramic bead finishing, stain resistance, moisture resistance and easy on-site removal and repair when needed.

Integrity Plank offers an easy removal system due to our ‘Mylar Film Fastening System’ that leaves no damage to original substrate and can be installed above dry and completely cured concrete, interior plywood, Gypcrete or poured and sealed gypsum underlay, cement backer units and properly prepared OSB.

Enhance your Integrity Flooring installation with our Acoustic Step – LVT / Universal Sound Control Underlayment

Acoustic Step is approved for use under Luxury Vinyl Tiles & Planks, Laminate, Engineered Wood, Solid Hardwood, and WPC / SPC flooring products.  Installation methods are flexible with your flooring design as you can use Acoustic Step with a float floor, double glue floor, staple floor, or nail floor.  

Acoustic Step is LEED® certified 

See more about Kraus Flooring at: www.KrausFlooring.com

See our pdf on Integrity Plank: Integrity Plank

 

Call today for your personal quote  702-243-0852

Carol Norby & Associates

 

Jun 28

Empire Collection – Commercial Broadloom Carpet

 

At Kraus, we understand the requirements of commercial broadloom carpet and we understand the performance your project requires for best use.  That is why we offer a full line of broadloom carpet that will meet and exceed your expectations.  When you design your very best, you expect to get the very best for your customers.  We are here to help you achieve your best results.

Kraus Commercial Broadloom Carpet and Carpet Tiles

Commercial broadloom carpets offer timeless looks alongside unexpected patterns and colors, to satisfy any design need.  Our line of broadloom carpets bring unexpected beauty to commercial interiors.  The product features of Kraus Broadloom Carpet are designed to bring your project longevity without compromising style and affordability.  See our exciting, coordinating patterns that are an ideal choice for Hospitality, Corporate offices and many other commercial spaces.  See our perfect mix of trendy neutrals and bright accent colors which can bring a fun design element to any room.  Take a look at our two most popular carpets in our Empire Collection.   www.krausflooring.com

The Empire Collection offers two product lines…Monarchy Collection and Domain Collection.  The two collections are designed to share unique patterns and trending color pallets. 

Empire Collection – Broadloom Carpet Product Features 

  • BioFresh™ anti-microbial protection
  • Reflex Wave fiber Technology
  • Stain Proof – No Exceptions™

Empire Collection – Broadloom Carpet Product Specifications

  • 100% BCF Ultrel Plus™ Nylon
  • Scroll Patterned Loop Tip Shear
  • Solution Dyed
  • 32 oz. weight
  • 12 colours
  • 12′ x 13′ pattern repeat on Monarchy styles
  • 12′ x 17′ pattern repeat on Domain styles

Empire Collection – Warranties

  • Lifetime Stain Proof – No Exceptions™
  • Lifetime Delamination
  • Lifetime Commercial Wear
  • Lifetime Colorfast
  • Lifetime Anti-shock

Kraus Broadloom Carpet is made from 100% Solution Dyed Ultrel Plus™ Nylon which is our finest Commercial Fiber.  This provides excellent performance against, fading and staining and is backed by our Stain Proof – No Exceptions™ warranty.  And with the addition of our BioFresh Antimicrobial treatment this product is the ideal choice for commercial installations of all types.

 

Commercial Broadloom

  Kraus Domain Commercial Broadloom

Kraus Monarchy Commercial Broadloom

       Kraus Monarchy Commercial Broadloom

Contact us TODAY for a quote!  Your customer will be happy you called!  

Carol Norby & Associates

702-243-0852

‘You can trust us to provide you with stylish and classic flooring solutions that will meet all of your needs. 
We are priced fairly and brought to you with exceptional customer service.  At Kraus, we care about your floor’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 30

Elegant New Look for Nathan Allan

Carol Norby & Associates presents Nathan Allan

 

Carol Norby & Associates is happy to announce the New Look of Nathan Allan Glass Studios.

After 8 months of creative programming and visual refinements, Nathan Allan’s popular website has launched with a NEW, contemporary flair.  Browse our elegant projects, array of glass products offered, along with innovative technical blueprints and specification pages.  We are proud to be your glass of choice!  Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

www.NathanAllan.com

 

Oct 28

The Voice of Glass

Nathan Allan Glass is your presentation for a successful design in any room

Nathan Allan Glass is creative, revolutionary, forward thinking, and always a step ahead of our competition.

 

How we do business your way

Partnership is the relationship we have with designers and architects, to create “beauty with sizzle”. Often there is a lot of communication involved, R&D and testing of new designs, to make sure the glass is produced in specific ways, so that installation is easy and seamless.

 

WHAT WE DOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1JcGSX6TIs

MIRAGE IN GLASShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TJw65kHahQ

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Jun 13

hospitality design 12th awards

Carol Norby & Associates brings you the very best with Nathan Allan Glass Studios.  Voted a finalist in the ‘Hospitality Design’ 12th Annual Awards. We are happy to serve our design communities with unique, state of the art wall-coverings that makes sense.  We are here to help you win every design.

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Voted BEST glass wall-coverings + surfaces 2016

Voted BEST glass wall-coverings + surfaces 2016

May 19

Partitions – Functional and Spectacular

 

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Mother Mercy Healthcare project uses textured glass panels to define individual spaces, create privacy and add visual drama.  Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. provided the glass and systems: Featured throughout the project, “Mirage” kiln formed glass from Nathan Allan Glass Studios creates functional, yet spectacular partitions. The panels employ a free-flowing pattern with fluidly shaped lines of texture and have an anti-microbial, low maintenance quality, designed for healthcare applications.

The architectural glass partitions are formed with ½-inch thick, low Iron, safety tempered glass. Low iron glass, specified by HDR, the project architect, appears as a white, crystal-clear textured glass. The project incorporates various sized panels up to 5 feet by 10 feet. The more detailed and stronger ½-inch panels allow for frame-less vertical edges, reducing the amount of required hardware. The continuous pattern design creates a seamless appearance and camouflages separation lines.

Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. is brought to you by Carol Norby & Associates with versatility for any project in any location. 702.243.0852

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Call us today!  We will help you create your next great design with Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

Apr 20

LVT is Covering Ground

The “Flooring Industry” is Covering Ground” LVT vs. VCT

 

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There’s a lot of ground to cover in the world of flooring. Vinyl has been a popular choice for its durability and wide range of styles for many years. With the introduction of luxury vinyl tile (LVT), understanding how it compares to the traditional vinyl composite tile (VCT) is a popular topic. Vinyl itself was discovered by accident in the 1920’s in an attempt to create an adhesive. It was immediately recognized for its durability and used in a number of applications including floor covering. VCT consists of about 8-12% vinyl with limestone and clay making up the difference giving it a porous composition which requires regular maintenance to keep it sealed.

 

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LVT on the other hand is composed of 100% vinyl which eliminates the need to seal and gives it superior strength.

 

LVT has been around for a few decades and its application is widely used commercially and residentially. It is easy to install, easy to maintain and even comes in very realistic looking wood grain. It is less noisy than VCT and hardwoods and also less permanent, making a design change less of a hassle. It may come as no surprise that LVT is the preferred flooring option for healthcare facilities where, along with heavy traffic, there are many chemicals in use that could easily make their way to the floor.

 

VCT is less expensive than LVT (about $4 less per square foot) and, along with its competitive durability, remains one of the most common flooring solutions for places with heavy foot traffic. Regular maintenance can add up in cost however, and while LVT may be initially more expensive, it essentially pays for itself over time because it doesn’t necessitate being stripped and resealed. The average cost to maintain VCT for a duration of 22 years adds up to about $25 per square foot.

r.o.i. Design is working with an elementary school where initial budget and familiarity with the maintenance involved with VCT has made it the best choice for their science room. Vinyl flooring is the popular choice for durability and ease of maintenance…knowing whether LVT or VCT is best can be overwhelming, but r.o.i. Design has got you covered.

LVT is available in a wide selection of colors and patterns, including those that mimic wood and stone.  Contact Carol Norby & Associates today to receive your free sample and books for you next design project.  www.CNALV.com

 

Apr 19

Carpet Installation “How to ‘float’ your carpet tile “ARMORLOCK Style”

Carpet tiles are the ideal product in heavy, commercial applications.  However, when one or more of the tiles need to be replaced, it is often difficult to close the area to traffic, ventilate properly for adhesive fumes and keep from interrupting business as usual.   So here is a product I want to recommend you take a look at.  Armor Lock just seams right!  With easy installation and 100% recyclable materials, we at Kraus think we have your solution.

 

WHAT IS ARMORLOCK?

  • MECHANICAL FLOATING FLOOR INSTALLATION FOR MODULAR CARPET TILES.
  • OFFERS A GLUE-LESS INSTALLATION THAT IS APPLICABLE TO ALMOST ANY CARPET TILE BACKING.
  • CAN BE FLOATED OR GLUED TO THE SUB-FLOOR.

 

Armor Lock PicARMORLOCK IS A MECHANICAL SOLUTION:

  • ARMORLOCK WILL NOT FAIL BECAUSE IT IS NOT AN ADHESIVE BASED SYSTEM
  • ARMORLOCK CANNOT BE LITIGATED FROM INTERFACE BECAUSE IT IS MECHANICAL SYSTEM
  • ARMORLOCK HOLDS THE PATENT TO A MECHANICAL SYSTEM
  • ARMORLOCK CAN BE USED WITH ANY CARPET TILE BACKING INCLUDING INTERFACE
  • ARMORLOCK CAN PARTICIPATE IN A FLOATING FLOOR SPECIFICATIONS
  • ARMORLOCK IS EASIER AND QUICKER TO USE COMPARED ADHESIVE BASED SYSTEMS
  • ARMORLOCK ALLOWS FOR A FLOATING OR DIRECT BOND INSTALLATION

 

BENEFITS OF A GLUE-LESS CARPET TILE INSTALLATION:

  • ALLOWS FOR INSTALLATIONS IN OCCUPIED AREAS – NO ODOR or
  • LOWERS THE VOC’s (VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS) RELATED TO WET ADHESIVES
  • EASY RELOCATION’S OF CARPET TILES – HIGH TRAFFIC AREA PLUS
  • ELIMINATE THE SETUP TIME NECESSARY
    • IMPROPER FLOOR PREPARATIONS, NO ph WORRIES,
  • REDUCE CARPET TILE FAILURES
    • CURLING, INCOMPATIBLE ADHESIVE, LEAKY ADHESIVE JOINTS, MOLD CONTAMINATION

 

 

You asked a question, we went to work finding your solution.  Call us today to try Armor Lock on your next project.  702-243-0852