Have you ever thought of flooring as an art form?  We have. From the patterns of our hand crafted custom rugs, to the rich grain of hardwoods, or the texture of wool carpeting, floors can be more than functional – they can add unique aesthetic appeal to a space.  With this in mind, we’ve created this blog to highlight some of our work, discuss design trends, offer advice for the care of floors, and to help you get to know us and our approach.

Although we are traditionally known for our residential flooring services, Custom Home Flooring & Rugs has long worked with local businesses and government institutions.  For our first blog post, we are highlighting a commercial project that is nothing short of a work of art.

Last year, Paula from Lowe Funeral Home in Burlington, NC asked us to create something exceptional for their chapel.  We’ve worked with Paula before and it’s always a delight – she has wonderful taste and appreciates our expertise.  Designing and selecting carpeting for a funeral home can be challenging. Paula knew she wanted something special – traditional commercial carpet wouldn’t do (think office carpet), but neither would garish patterns (think casino). Our goal was to find the right balance of tastefulness and elegance. We believe we accomplished that.

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We worked with Shaw Hospitality Group to find just the right design. Early on, Paula was drawn to red and gold carpet with a medallion and border.  And that’s where the fun began.  Over the course of several months, we presented Paula with dozens of variations on the medallion and border.  Below are the blueprints and a selection of the samples.

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After several months of tweaking the designs, Paula approved the final design and production began.  Then, we had the pleasure of transforming an already lovely space into a beautiful sacred place for families to honor their loved ones.

Prepping the floors for installation . . .

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Precision was especially important for this job . . .

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And, finally, the finished product . . .

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We enjoyed the creativity involved in this project and it was rewarding to provide Lowe Funeral Home with exactly what they dreamed. If you are looking for a truly unique flooring design for your business or other commercial facility, we would love to discuss your options.  If you’re interested in a one-of-a-kind rug for your home or smaller business space, we also handcraft custom rugs in our shop.  Please contact Mike to learn more!

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