Carpet One Introduces Mat Line to Help Breast Cancer Research

Carpet One Intros Mat Line to Help Breast Cancer Research

Carpet One Floor & Home customers don’t have to wait for the flowers to bloom to enjoy spring at their doorstep. Carpet One Floor & Home is helping The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) find a cure for breast cancer with a new collection of colorful designs from flowers to flip flops that remind us of the carefree feeling of spring and summer.  A pink ribbon completes each mat and reminds us of those near and dear that have battled with breast cancer.

Not only are the Carpet One Floor & Home pink ribbon welcome mats a great way to dress up a doorway, they are helping researchers find life-saving treatments and hopefully someday a cure. Twenty-five percent of the sales of these mats will be donated to BCRF in the US and CCS in Canada to help support breast cancer research programs. The only way to find a cure is to continue to support these programs.

Carpet One Floor & Home has been supporting breast cancer research and awareness since 2004, and to date, their pink ribbon welcome mats have raised more than $750,000 in the U.S and Canada. This money has been donated to worthy organizations that are searching diligently for a cure.

“The Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support campaign has given us the opportunity to donate to this very important cause and we are excited to be supporting such a worthy organization,” says Carpet One Floor & Home President, Eric Demaree.  “We are very proud to contribute as much as we can to the search for a cure by supporting BCRF and the CCS in raising awareness of a disease that has touched us all.”

“Carpet One Floor & Home continues to be a dedicated supporter with a new collection of welcome mats every spring and fall. Each season we look forward to the new designs and the hope they represent.”  says Myra Biblowit, BCRF President.

“We are proud to once again be partnering with Carpet One Floor & Home for the Carpet One Welcomes Your Support campaign,” says Dr. Barbara Whylie, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society.

In addition to donating a portion of pink ribbon welcome mat sales to BCRF and the CCS, with each Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support campaign, Carpet One Floor & Home distributes an informational brochure to consumers with breast cancer statistics and valuable information about the disease.

The spring 2009 welcome mat collection features a variety of original spring and summer themed designs as well as a signature pink “Hope” mat. The mats are available from March through May at Carpet One Floor & Home stores for approximately $24.99US/$34.99CDN.  All of Carpet One Floor & Home’s welcome mats are stain-and-water resistant and machine-washable.  These inspiring pink ribbon welcome mats make great gifts and add a special touch to your deck or doorway for your summer gatherings.  Visit CarpetOne.com to find the nearest Carpet One Floor & Home to purchase a pink ribbon welcome mat and contribute to an important cause.

March 2009 Floor Talk Recap

During the month of March we had quite a few reader questions and quite a few news and noteworthy events happen. Below is a recap with links to each post of the happenings of March 2009!

SOME READER QUESTIONS INCLUDED:

Cleaning laminate with vinegar – can vinegar be used safely to clean laminate floors?

Area rug padding – what types of area rug padding are out there and why it’s important.

Flooring for extreme temperatures – a reader wants a floor that can withstand extreme temperature changes.

Rubber Flooring – a cake decorator is looking for a soft flooring alternative for her business.

NOTEWORTHY NEWS INCLUDED:

Warmly Yours – introduces radiant heating for showers.

Wilsonart introduces laminate tile – a new lineup of classic high pressure laminate flooring that reflects the hottest style trends in both residential and commercial interiors.

WFCA color trends report - latest flooring designs take inspiration from fashion runways.

Shaw education on allergens and energy - this post talks about Shaw’s efforts to educate and debunk the many myths  about carpet regarding allergies and indoor air qualities.

OTHER POSTS INCLUDED:

Fabulous Find: Waterworks and Walker Zanger tiles - noteworthy products from Waterworks and Walker Zanger tile companies.

Highlight of rug info site called Rug Rag – the premier destination for information about area rugs.

Leather tiles – features, design options, durability, installation, maintenance and benefits of leather tiles.

Beaulieu’s Bliss carpet – get a cleaner feeling home with Bliss carpet by Beaulieu.

The meaning of colors - color were broken down into what they mean from a decorating standpoint as well as their tie to emotions.

How to deal with carpet issues – this post covered carpet issues such as crushed pile, shedding, snags and footprints and what should be done about them.

Top 10 things your housekeeper should know about your floors - tips such as why you should not drag furniture across the floors, what types of mops should and shouldn’t be used on hard surfaces, why walk off mats are important and more.

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