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Watch Our Spot and Save 10%!

We are running a special offer this month (September 2014) that will enable you to get a 10% discount on your next flooring project! We always have a lot of people planning flooring improvement projects in advance of Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Here’s an easy opportunity to save on your next hardwood, laminate, tile or carpet job:

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We’re FAMOUS! Well, not really…we’re just running a quick spot on WYFF to highlight the quality installation and great value that our customers get at Reagan Flooring. It’s always fun to see your friends on TV, but there’s something else in it for you: a 10% discount. Here’s how you can score 10% off your next flooring purchase:

  1. Watch WYFF now through September 26 between the hours of 9am and 3pm.
  2. When you see the Reagan Flooring commercial, note the date and time.
  3. Send a message to us with your name, email address (or phone), and the date and time you saw the ad.
  4. We’ll confirm your information and give you a 10% discount on your next flooring project.

Don’t be stingy…if you’re on Facebook, like this photo and share it on your timeline. If you know someone planning a flooring project, you could even send them a link to this page.

The promotion asks people to send the information requested via a message to our Facebook page, but you can also send an email to jimmy@reaganflooring.com. Have fun!

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Mohawk Flooring Continues Decorate for the Cure Campaign to Raise Funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Quality Suppliers Make the Difference

Part of what makes us excited to go to work every day at Reagan Flooring is the outstanding suppliers that we deal with. Mohawk Flooring is a stellar example of that excellence. A couple of years ago they launched the Decorate for the Cure campaign as a way to help raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Decorate for the Cure Continued for 2014

Mohawk is extending the program once again this year, and Reagan Flooring is participating. Mohawk will donate $.02 per yard of specified carpet underlays and cushions. There is a guaranteed minimum donation of $200,000, and there is no maximum. That means you can get a premium quality flooring underlay plus Reagan Flooring’s quality installation service, and in the process you are helping make a significant contribution to save women’s lives. What’s not to love about that?

Mohawk SmartCushion is an Excellent Choice to Enhance Your Carpet

Mohawk SmartCushion™, Mohawk’s own engineered carpet cushion, adds even more comfort to your home by enhancing both the feel and performance of your already astounding Mohawk carpet.

For starters, SmartCushion is made from a combination of ViscoElastic Memory foam and premium white urethane foam to produce a cushion as tremendously soft as it is durable.

Additionally, the Spill Safe moisture guard keeps spills from seeping into the cushion. No more re-emerging stains; clean-up is a “one-and-done” process with SmartCushion. Plus, there’s no need to worry if spills are not treated immediately: antimicrobial additives to the moisture guard inhibits the growth of mildew, mold, and fungus.

SmartCushion’s deep foam construction creates quieter, more energy efficient rooms by improving your carpet’s sound insulating qualities. Superior Insulation Value (2.1), Sound Transmission Class rating (54), and Impact Insulation Class rating (72) means a more peaceful, tranquil setting where you desire it most — the home!

As a CRI Green Label product for air quality, SmartCushion is also a shining example of Mohawk’s mission to better the planet while improving your quality of living. Made from recycled foam trimmings, our environmentally-friendly cushion is non-allergenic and contains 90% post industrial material.

And we haven’t even begun to explain how Mohawk SmartCushion extends the life of your Mohawk carpet in the form of the ultimate warranty upgrade. We’ve got you covered figuratively and literally — SmartCushion is no exception!

Don’t wait for the official Breast Cancer Awareness month coming up in October. The Decorate for the Cure campaign is happening now. Contact us at (864) 229-1376 or visit our showroom. You can have great carpet in your home, and together we can help find a cure for breast cancer!

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Greenwood Home & Garden Show: March 28–29

We’ve been working behind the scenes with Index-Journal to sponsor this year’s Home & Garden Show. It is a home and garden event that homeowners will not want to miss! We’re planning to display products from nearly every type of flooring we carry. Our in-house interior designer, Alice Rambo, will also be making a presentation on blinds, drapes and other window treatments.


Want to win a Shaw rug?

We will be giving away a beautiful rug from Shaw. The easiest way to enter will be to like us on Facebook. We’ll be posting more information on our Facebook page about how you can enter to win in a few days. And even if you aren’t the lucky winner, you can pick up some valuable coupons when you visit our booth!


2014 Greenwood Home & Garden Show Details

Dates & Times: March 28–29, 2014 • Friday 1–6 p.m. • Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: The Greenwood Mall

Sponsors: Reagan Flooring, Buck Stove Pool & Spa, HomeSafe Southeast, LLC, Cullum Electric & Mechanical, First Citizens Bank, Help Around the Home, Bath Fitter, State Farm Brian Schoch Agency, and Town & Country Property Management.

Admission is completely free, so make plans to attend this great community event! There is nothing else in the Lakelands that brings together this many vendors and contractors for the benefit of homeowners. The two-day event will be the best place to kickstart your spring projects. It’s a one-stop shopping trip so you can get all your research together for your next project.

Here is the ad you’ll find in the Index-Journal:

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Moisture Facts: Humidity and Installing Hardwood Flooring

As we all know, wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning it shrinks or swells depending on moisture levels. You can see the directions of expansion and contraction in the different cuts of hardwood as they gain or lose moisture. Because of the direction of the growth rings, plainsawn boards change in dimension across the width of the board, and the wider the board, the more the potential for dimensional change.

Quartersawn and riftsawn boards, change size in the thickness.

Wood veneers are either plain sawn or rotary cut. The expansion or shrinkage of the wood varies:

  1. According to the species.
  2. Where the cut comes from in the log. The heart wood is harder than the outer part where the sap wood is found.
  3. According to the cutting season. Winter wood is generally harder than spring/summer wood.
  4. According to the cut (see illustration above).
  • Plain Sawn: The log is sliced from top to bottom or left to right. This generally used method is more economical and provides the best yield, but since the cut is across the rings, these veneers will expand easily.
  • Quarter Sawn: The log is divided in quarter and the cut is made across the grain. The waste factor is higher with this cutting method but the stability of the wood is better than with the plain sawn cut.
  • Rotary Cut: The log is soaked in water then peeled like unrolling a roll of paper towels.

How can a concrete slab still have excessively high relative humidity reading six months after it was poured?

High water/cement, admixtures ratio will take much longer to emit the excess moisture content.

Ambient site conditions are poor and do not allow for adequate air movement. Low temperatures or high relative humidity levels in the air. These conditions limit the ability of the concrete slab to get rid of (evaporate) the excess moisture.

If an adequate moisture barrier has not been installed under the slab, moisture may be accessing the slab from various sources, including groundwater, defective plumbing or improper drainage around the slab

The concrete slab surface has been aggressively hard troweled, sealing the concrete surface and the pathways that allow moisture to move to the surface and evaporate.

How can a calcium chloride reading be low and the relative humidity reading be so high?

Surface treatment is probably the biggest culprit. This includes hard troweling, curing compounds and sealers, poor site conditions when moisture testing.

Calcium Chloride Tests only test the surface of the concrete. Relative Humidity Testing is reading the amount of moisture internally through the concrete.

Moisture related problems in flooring are more prevalent today than they used to be. Several factors are responsible for that and perhaps the most prevalent are:

  1. Fast track construction resulting in reduced slab drying time prior to flooring installation
  2. Construction specifications for on grade slabs (use of curing and sealing compounds)
  3. Increased use of light weight concrete on above grade slabs
  4. The use of non-vented pans in concrete construction (dries from 1 side only)

A misunderstanding is that moisture problems will not occur if there is a “vapor barrier” in place be-neath the slab. Most slabs today that have problems also have a “vapor barrier” that was installed at the time of construction.

Due to field conditions, conventional “vapor barriers” essentially become ineffective as true barriers the day they are installed. In almost every slab, holes for column footers as well as electrical, plumbing and other penetrations through the underside of the slab. Unless all seams are overlapped and sealed, the seams themselves represent another potential for moisture intrusion. Ultimately, puncture damage do to normal abuse and wear at the time the concrete is placed may be the largest single factor leading to ineffective vapor barriers.

A 4″ slab poured at .50 Water/Cement ratio evaporates more than a ½ gallon of moisture per square foot.

Concrete slabs, properly prepared and poured under functional HVAC control typically take one inch per month to reach moisture levels suitable for “normal” floor covering installation. Rewetting the slab resets the drying time clock by several weeks.”


If you have any questions or concerns about your flooring project, contact Reagan Flooring today. Our experienced sales and installation professionals can help you make the best decision and avoid mistakes.

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Flooring Installation Tips for Contractors and Do-It-Yourself Customers

Reagan Flooring has a strong reputation in the Lakelands and the Upstate of South Carolina. We are known for providing quality installation of excellent products from Mohawk, Armstrong, Beaulieu, and many other suppliers. So why would a business who has staked its reputation on installation provide information on our website to help you install flooring yourself? Because we want to provide the help that you need. If you are a contractor, we don’t want to compete with you; we want to serve you and be your supplier of choice! And if you are a homeowner who wants to install the flooring yourself, we’ll help you every step of the way.

One of our suppliers, Haines, offers a fantastic newsletter from Tim McAdoo that contains installation expertise. Many of our customers have found Tim’s advise helpful over the years, and we want to provide his information here on our website. We have created a category on our blog called Installation Expertise with Tim McAdoo. Our first article is on Moisture Facts. We hope you find this and future articles helpful.

We hope you find these articles helpful. If you have any questions, please Contact Us through our website or call (864) 229-1376 to speak with one of our flooring experts.

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We Appreciate Our Veterans!

We at Reagan Flooring understand that all the joys and blessings that we enjoy on a daily basis are not to be taken for granted. There has always been a line between freedom and oppression. And that line was held in place at one time or another by the veterans of our armed services.

To express our gratitude, we offer a 10% discount on flooring materials to our veterans for any flooring purchase.

We hope this discount makes life just a little easier for some of the bravest among us. We appreciate your service!

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We Are Proud to Call the Lakelands Our Home

For those so inclined, there are plenty of things to complain about when it comes to living in South Carolina. Whether it is our health, our education, or our driving habits, you can always find something to fuss about.

But not us. Since we have a heritage and tradition of quality and service, it wasn’t an accident our business  was launched in Greenwood, SC. It was a different time when we got started so many years ago. The news wasn’t quite as shrill. People seemed like they had more time, or at least that is the way they made you feel. Neighbors looked out for one another. Communities stuck together.

That sense of camaraderie and warm Southern hospitality is woven into the fabric of our business. Here at Reagan Flooring, we are proud of our hard-earned reputation. We place our customers’ needs first, and it seems they really like it that way. In fact, we received the Index-Journal’s Reader’s Choice award in 2013. We were voted as the best carpet business by readers.

We are continuing to do business the old-fashioned way to this day. You, our customers, are the reason we are glad to live and work in the Lakelands. Thank you for your continued support!

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What is the most environmentally friendly flooring choice?

Flooring has come a long way from the days of mud-floors or animal skin rugs. But no matter the style trends, we are finding that our customers want solutions that are as friendly to the environment as they are to their budget. What are your options for environmentally responsible, energy efficient floor covering?

Bamboo

High-quality bamboo flooring is a beautiful and sustainable choice for environment-conscious buyers. Engineered bamboo flooring rivals the performance and appearance of nearly any traditional hardwood option. And an assortment of stains and finishes allow you to select a look that complements nearly any décor.

Silk Carpet

Another natural choice is silk carpet. Rather than relying heavily on compounds like polyester or acrylic, silk carpet is a natural option that doesn’t include petroleum as a raw material.

Hardwood

Traditional hardwood flooring may use trees, but our suppliers utilize responsible forestry techniques. Some even offer FSC certification for the lumber used in their milling and manufacturing process. Hardwood floors are much more durable than most carpets, and any floor that you don’t need to replace will end up generating less waste and using fewer resources.


As you can see, there are quite a few options if you want to cover your floor elegantly with an environmentally responsible choice. Contact us or ask for Customer Satisfaction Manager Jimmy Logan at (864) 229-1376 if you are interested in additional information about these and the other products we carry.