Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wood Flooring Weekly Specials

If you’re looking for great deals on high-quality hardwood flooring, look no further than the Stone+Wood Outlet Weekly Specials. This week’s specials feature beautiful Bangkirai, smoky Birch Chestnut, and Burmese Walnut. Here are the details:

Bangkirai Natural, 2 7/8”, was $3.49/SF, now only $2.99/SF!

Burmese Walnut, 2 7/8”, was $3.99/SF, now only $2.99/SF!

Hand Scraped Birch Chestnut, 5”, was $3.79/SF, now only $3.49/SF!



These prices are available for a limited time. For more information, or to view the different wood species in person, visit any of the following Stone+Wood Outlet locations:

3424 NW Yeon Ave., Portland
6777 SW Bonita Rd., Ste. 120, Tigard
9907 SE 82nd Ave, Clackamas

You can also visit Stone+Wood Outlet online at www.stonewoodoutlet.com.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kitchen Cabinets: Custom vs. Stock

Stone+Wood Outlet recently added high-quality cabinets to their product line, but for many homeowners in Portland, cabinet design and installation can be a confusing ordeal. There are many different types of cabinets available, and each has its benefits as well as faults. The following is a brief look at two of the main types of cabinets - custom and stock - and a few of their pros and cons. Enjoy!




Custom

Pros
1. Better use of space.
Custom cabinets are built based on measurements of your kitchen, meaning they fit perfectly in the space in which they are installed.
2. More design options.
Since customs cabinets aren’t built until you order them, you have a lot more options as far as building materials and features.
3. Easier to coordinate.
The whole point of going with custom cabinets is to be able to match your new cabinets to an existing d├ęcor. In Portland, cabinets and kitchen coordination can mean the different between an abomination and a reason to celebrate.

Cons
1. Price
Custom kitchen cabinets can run a pretty penny, especially if you choose an expensive building material such as wood or steel.
2. Availability
The availability of certain items directly affects both the price and the amount of time you will wait for your new cabinet.
3. Wait
Because your cabinets are being designed specifically for you, you may have to wait for certain parts or supplies to be ordered and shipped.

Stock

Pros
1. Preassembled
Stock cabinets take the guess work out of designing a kitchen – what you see is what you get. If you like it in the showroom, chances are you will also like it at home.
2. Price
Even in thrifty Portland, cabinets can get pretty expensive. Luckily, stock cabinets are much more affordable than their custom counterparts.
3. Speed of installation.
Because custom cabinets are premade and ready to ship, you can go from store to installation in very little time.

Cons
1. Standardized sizes.
Since you have no say over the size and shape of these cabinets, sometimes it is hard to match them perfectly to your kitchen.
2. Lack of design options.
While some may see the limited styles as a plus, many find it restrictive. If you have a grandiose, complicated kitchen design project in mind, stock cabinets probably aren’t for you.
3. Plain appearance.
Stock cabinets are usually made from very reliable materials, but they come in limited styles. Stocks work best for someone who is looking for a sturdy, attractive cabinet that doesn’t feature any frills or gimmicks.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What To Look For In A Portland Cabinet Retailer

There are many cabinet retailers in Portland, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to pick just one. But separating the Portland cabinet wheat from the chaff isn't as hard as it seems. The best way to narrow down the options is to have a checklist of important features and services you expect from a cabinet retailer. If a company doesn't offer something on the list, out they go! Here are a few basics that are important to consider when shopping around. Enjoy!



1. Selection
Having a large variety of styles and colors of cabinets to choose from is essential. You want to make sure the look you decide on is the best for your home, and how can you know that to be true if you haven't seen a lot of different styles? Demanding a large selection from your Portland cabinet retailer will ensure that you pick a style you absolutely love.

2. Price
The best places to buy custom cabinets in Portland are discount outlets. Outlet stores carry the same high-quality cabinets home improvement and hardware stores carry, but at a fraction of the cost. You can even spend the money you save on cabinet accessories such as handles, stains and lights.

3. Customer Service
Make sure the retailer you end up choosing offers great customer service. Too many companies will happily sell you a product but refuse to offer any help with design or installation. Choose a Portland cabinet retailer that offers free layout and design help.

Don't let the large number of cabinet retailers in Portland overwhelm you! Stick to your checklist, take your time, and remember – Selection! Price! Customer Service!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How to Clean Tile Flooring


If you have discount tile flooring in your home, you know that keeping it clean can be a frustrating matter. You want to keep the surface looking good for years, but you don't want to use a cleaning method that will scuff, scrape or otherwise damage the surface of the tile. Luckily for you, we've compiled the top non-abrasive cleaning methods for high-quality, discount tile flooring. Enjoy!

Sweep Gently
Sweeping regularly is a must, but don't go overboard! Sweep gently and regularly to loosen dirt trapped between tiles. You can also use a vacuum on tile flooring, but make sure it doesn't have a beater bar, as they can dull and scratch the surface of the tile. If you're unsure about your vacuum, either stick with a broom or use the vacuum's handheld attachments.

Use Appropriate Cleaner
Using the manufacturer's recommended tile cleaner is the best way of mopping or washing your discount tile floor. Don't use abrasive scouring powders, steel wool, oil-based cleaners, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners. When mopping, make sure the mop is damp, not wet. If a stain or spot is stubborn, hand wash it with a sponge.

Use Mats and Runners
If you're really concerned about keeping your tile floor look good, place floor mats at all entraceways and lay down runners. This will give people places to clean their dirty shoes before stepping on your beautiful tile.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stone+Wood Outlet's October Blow-Out Sale!

When was the last time you got to name your own price on exotic hardwood flooring? Never? Well, prepare to cross something off your bucket list. This month, Stone+Wood Outlet is having a massive blow-out sale on all exotic hardwood flooring.
The Yeon store has too much inventory, and what better way to move product than to let customers name their own price? Starting at 99 cents per square foot, no reasonable offer will be refused on such great hardwood products as Brazilian Cherry, Solid Oak, Engineered, Hand-Scraped, Solid Burch, and many more.
Check out the Stone+Wood website for more information, or watch this:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weekly Specials At Stone+Wood Outlet


Here at Stone+Wood Outlet, we're always excited to announce our Weekly Specials. This week we're featuring end-of-the-season liquidations on decking materials. For a limited time, Massaranduba and Tigerwood decking material will be offered at greatly reduced prices at Stone+Wood Outlet's three retail locations as well as online at www.stonewoodoutlet.com.

Massaranduba, also known as Brazilian Redwood, is a very durable, attractive hardwood. The heartwood can range from a beautiful light brown to dark brownish-red and features a wavy, somewhat interlocked grain pattern. The high Janka hardness and density ratings make Massaranduba naturally resistant to damage and decay.

Tigerwood is one of the most distinctive exotic hardwoods available. It is known for its reddish-brown tones and varied black striping. The wavy, irregular grain pattern complements the warm heartwood tones and produces an attractive, eye-catching look. Tigerwood is a favorite choice of decking material because of its inherent resilience.

The current hardwood decking Weekly Specials are as follows:

Massaranduba 1' x 6', was $2.89/LF, now$1.99/LF

Tigerwood 1' x 6', was $3.49/LG, now $2.69/LF

Visit one of Stone+Wood Outlet's retail stores to see examples of these Weekly Specials or any of the other great hard surface products available.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Follow us on Facebook and SAVE!



Have you found Stone+Wood Outlet on Facebook yet? If not, you're going to want to get on that. Pronto. You see, Stone+Wood Outlet is having a MAJOR decking liquidation sale. It's going on till October 31 and features savings you won't find anywhere else.
What's that have to do with Facebook, you may ask? Well, in addition to the amazing sale prices, Facebook fans of Stone+Wood Outlet (www.facebook.com/stonewoodoutlet) receive a coupon for an extra 10% OFF any decking purchase.
That's right! 10% OFF your total decking purchase! You can't beat that deal! But you have to be a Facebook fan. It's easy, quick and puts you in the know for any future SWO sales.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Cheap Wood Flooring at Stone+Wood Outlet


Looking for high quality wood flooring on the cheap? Come by and see Stone+Wood's selection. This isn't your average selection of the usual flooring suspects. We have exotic and domestic woods in a variety of formats, as well as laminate and tile. Take a look at some of our unique hardwood flooring options:


Acacia is taking off in popularity for its unique coloring and distinctive appearance. We have Acacia in stains as well, including a Acacia Rosewood and Acacia Bronze. Check them out here.




Birch natural is a beautiful blonde-brown wood that comes at a great price point and offers beautiful looks and performance. If you're looking for beautiful cheap hardwood flooring that doesn't skimp on quality, Birch is a great option. See more about Birch flooring here.

Stone+Wood Outlet is offering great deals everyday. Come in soon, as product moves pretty fast when people spot these deals.

Check out our new color design tool on our website and create your own design, complete with paint color, cabinets, hardwood flooring, and counter top stone and tile!