Welcome to Styron Floor Covering
Come Meet Our Staff and See Why Styron Floor Covering Has Been in Business For Over 35 Years
Ronnie Rule and Alan Barabe will be happy to meet with you and teach you about the latest innovations and trends in the flooring industry. We can help you select colors, clear up all the information you may have learned or simply give you the best prices with outstanding service and convenience. Styron Floor Covering offers a wide variety of flooring products:
Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Sheet Vinyl, Vinyl Tile, Vinyl Plank, Linoleum, Rubber, Cork and Bamboo We offer Labor Warranties on ALL of our installations along with outstanding Product Warranties. If GREEN is your thing, we have a variety of products that will make you feel as good on the inside as under your feet. Please give us a call or email today and we will set up an appointment that works with your schedule or a FREE Estimate at your convenience. You can also visit our showroom to browse our selection or get any of your questions answered. Click on our PRODUCT links above and view hundreds of samples from our manufacturer’s websites.
Locally Owned and Operated
Being locally owned and operated, Styron Floor Covering can offer incredible home town service, better prices, with the same warranties as those Big Box stores. You will hear a live voice when you call during normal business hours and have our cell phone numbers for faster service and your convenience when needed. You can also visit our showroom to find Ronnie, Alan or Greg there to answer any questions or concerns ou may have. Being local business owners, we participate in Winston-Salem based charities as well as national charities. Styron Floor Covering participates in the Winston-Salem Jaycees Christmas Parade each year. We donate any overage or excess materials to the local Habitat Restore as well as our installation services. Styron Floor Covering was the tile installation crew that volunteered for the Extreme Home Makeover episode with Ty Pennington during their Lexington, NC build. We also donate our services to Make-A-Wish Foundation in hopes to make life a little better for the ill. On a national scale, we donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation along with the Ronald McDonald House. Our Mission Statement includes bettering the homes and hearts in Winston-Salem as well as nationally.
Convenient Customer Service
No Pressure Sales Approach
We have EVERYTHING you need for your flooring project from start to finish:
- A Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
- Hardwood Floor Refinishing
- Sample Check-Out Service
- FREE In-home Consultations
- LIFETIME Guaranteed Installation
- Financing Options
- Complete Product Warranty Coverage
- Free Estimates
Attention Pet Lovers
We’ve got great news for you! New innovations in carpet fibers, backings and padding make it easier for pet owners to handle those little accidents. We’ve also got rugged yet beautiful laminate flooring designed to handle our larger four legged friends that may have done a number on your existing floors. Come in and explore the many options that will make your life easier and your home more beautiful.
Experience You Can Trust
Our showroom staff has over 50 years combined flooring sales and installation experience. The owners, Ronnie Rule and Alan Barabe both started installing floors before they took their knowledge into the showroom to better help customers with their flooring decisions. Greg Hollinshead is our Office/Warehouse Manager and joined Styron Floor Covering in 2004. Greg has extensive product knowledge as well as quality control expertise. Our installation staff has over 100 years of combined flooring experience and are hand picked by Ronnie Rule and Alan Barabe to match the perfect installer with the perfect homeowner and appropriate job.
Family Legacy Since 1975
Styron Floor Covering was started in 1975 by John and JoAnn Styron. Shortly thereafter, John's brother David joined the staff. Ronnie Rule, David's Brother-In-Law, joined the staff in 1978. Alan Barabe, who married David and John's Niece, joined the staff in 1998. In 2002, Ronnie and Alan purchased the business from David and have kept to the family values ever since. We continue to make the family proud of their legacy with our excellent customer service and installations. It also helps that several of the original owners stop by occasionally to make sure we are staying on course.
"I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the kitchen floor that your company recently installed. The quality of the work is great. Our floor looks great! After the job was done, I noticed that they had even replaced a previoulsy broken door stop when they removed a door to shave a little off the bottom. I was so impressed that they did that even though it wasn't something we asked them to do. We will certainly use your company for any future projects recommend you to everyone we know!" -Melissa and Jeremy S.
"You and your men do very nice work and we would not hesitate to use your company again or to recommend you to others." -John M.
"Thank you all for such a wonderful job such nice people." -L. Smith
"Thanks guys for another job well done!" -Chris & Raymond
"We are extremely pleased with he flooring job. Thank you for your prompt and professional service. -Bob & Karen
"The floor looks great (except it is so clean that we had to paint!!) Thanks for your help." -Kattie
"We are enjoyoing our new floor covering very much. You were very prompt in responding to our request for service and we are grateful. Thank you for our beautiful floor." -Betty B.
"Just wanted to let you know that the floor continues to look great - no problems at all. I also wanted to that you again for following up on someone else's mistakes. I knew it wasn't right but couldn't get anyone else interested in fixing it. I especially that you for using a Saturday, when week-ends are so precious. Thank you again for all your help. -Gail M.
We love our carpet. The guys did a great job!" -Cindy
"Thanks for a beautiful job!!" -Judy
"Thank you for your quick response." -Kathleen
"Thank you so much for your generous donation to our group home make over project. The girls that live there love their new carpet and it was so badly needed. The house ended up looking great and we are so very proud of what we were avle to accomplish. Thank you again for helping us make a "big" difference. The smiles on their faces were priceless." -S. Mickey, Local real estate agent
"Thanks for all your help." I'm really pleased with how it turned out." -Mark
"We can't thank you enough for you help in this matter. We could not have managed this without your professionalism and assistance. We look forward to sending any hardwood business we do to you and your company in the future." -Locally known designer
"Thanks Alan I love the floor. -M. Stewart
"Floor Looks Great!!" -Barbara & Wayne
"Thanks for the Good JOB!" -JS "Thanks! Looks GREAT" -Rod "Great job! Thanks" -MC "Thank you again for the excellent job that you did installing the floor coverings in my house in Mocksville." -C. Murray
Buying Tips for Resilient Flooring
Why Buy Resilient Flooring?
Resilient flooring is an amazing material if you’re looking for something that is both a great value and long lasting. It is softer under foot than ceramic tile and wood, which makes it a great choice in kitchens where you’ll spend a lot of time standing. Its ability to hold up under the harshest of conditions is why it is used frequently in commercial settings.
Resilient flooring is a great solution for residential applications as well. Breakthroughs in digital printing allow manufacturers to create the look of expensive stone, wood and ceramic floors with stunning realism at a fraction of the cost of the real material.
Another huge benefit of using resilient flooring is the easy maintenance. It is highly water and stain resistant. You will only have to sweep up dirt and debris periodically. If you need a deeper clean, you only need to use a damp mop. Follow all manufacture cleaning instructions.
Types of Resilient Flooring
There are different materials available depending on the setting you will be using the flooring in. For example, if you are looking to floor a residential area like your home kitchen you will likely choose one of the following materials:
- Residential sheet vinyl
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
- Vinyl Tile
If you are in need of flooring for a commercial setting you will have some different options. Your material options for a project like that will include:
- Commercial Sheet Vinyl
- Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
- Bio-Based Tile (BBT)
- Rubber Sheet
- Rubber Tile
We sell only the best brands of resilient flooring available. Call or stop in today to see our selection of resilient flooring.
Buying Tips for Cork Flooring
Why Buy Cork Flooring?
Cork is a progressive design option that offers high-end durability. Cork is a highly resilient flooring because it has elasticity and gives on impact. This makes cork a great option for comfort and sturdiness.
Cork is also known for its abundant design options. The versatile material allows for stains in many shades and it can also be painted. You can have the benefits of cork and still match any décor you choose.
Cork Flooring is Good for the Environment
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, cork is the perfect choice. This is because cork can be harvested from a tree without damaging the tree or stunting its growth. This makes cork the most naturally renewable resource for flooring.
What Type of Cork is Best?
It really all depends on your needs. Use plank-shaped cork if you are installing over existing flooring, but use tile-shaped if you need to glue it down. We can help you determine which is best.
Cork texture will greatly impact the look of your cork flooring. Small granules give your floor that traditional cork flooring look you are likely used to. A peeled cork texture gives it a beautiful natural cork look. There are many other textures and designs to choose from. Contact us today and we'll make sure you get the right one for your home's needs.
Buying Tips for Bamboo Flooring
Why Buy Bamboo Flooring?
Bamboo flooring is one of the best ways to get a combination of beauty and durability. It is most known for its strength and stability, making it a great choice for flooring that lasts for many years. Although bamboo is actually a type of grass, it can be harder than oak, giving you a long lasting material.
Bamboo vs. Hardwood
It has a lot of the same benefits of hardwood plus a few more. It has less risk of damage due to expansion or contraction. It is also particularly resistant to insects and mildew growth. Bamboo is one the most recent materials to be used as flooring, but it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. It is a rapidly renewable resource that can be harvested every 5-7 years. An oak tree takes 60 years or more before it’s ready to be re-harvested. This makes bamboo a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers who are concerned about sustainability.
What Type of Bamboo to Buy?
There are a few color options to choose from to get the look you want. You can do a natural bamboo color are get a direct print bamboo to create bamboo flooring that looks like an entirely different type of floor.
There are different grain types for different looks. Vertical grain gives you a uniform, smooth look while horizontal grain helps display the bamboo's random growth rings. The hardest of the grain types is strand-woven which also gives a random look revealing the natural character of your bamboo floors. Contact us today, so we can help you make the right decision when purchasing your new flooring.
Buying Tips for Laminate Flooring
Why Buy Laminate Flooring?
If you have and active household, laminate will fit right in. It is designed to be durable and withstand a ton of foot traffic. It is highly resilient and will last for years. Laminate floors are very resistant to wear, fading and stains. Most are sold with a warranty to back that up.
Another benefit is the ease of installation. If you like to handle home projects on your own, laminate is a favorite among do-it-yourselfers. You can find glue-less installation options as well as self-locking laminate that can be installed on most subfloor types.
Laminate is a Cost-effective Substitute
Laminate is a master of disguise. It can look like almost any other style of flooring. Because it is made from less costly material, you can get expensive looks for a lot less money. With the latest breakthroughs in printing technology, you can find an extremely convincing laminate substitute for many different floor types.
Buying Tips for Hardwood Flooring
Factory Finish vs. Custom Sand & Finish on Site
You should feel comfortable with either choice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factory finished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill so you receive first choice every time. On-site finishing depends on the quality of the workmanship that day.
Factory finished flooring usually installs more quickly and without the dust and odors that are involved with on-site finishing. However, even though factory finished flooring comes in a variety of colors, on-site finishing allows for closer color match with existing woodwork or cabinets.
Both factory finishes and on-site finishes are available in either high gloss or matte. Both types have exciting new finishes developed with space age technology. These finishes are not like grandma's old wood floors because they require no waxing.
Engineered products install where no solid hardwood dares to go
Prior to the development of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood products could not be installed on slab or in your basement without a special subfloor system. Now you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in those areas without all that fuss and expense. A special cross-ply construction eliminates the problem of expansion and contraction usually associated with solid hardwood.
Don't become overly concerned with thinner or thicker top wood layers associated with engineered products because it's the finish you are walking on. Generally speaking you won't need to re-sand and finish these products; just re-coat them unless you need to change the color.
Special considerations when selecting hardwood flooring
Direct sunlight can affect the color of hardwood stains, therefore closing curtains or shades during peak periods will reduce damage. Area rugs left in place for extended periods of time may expose a shading difference once they are removed from the remainder of the floor.
Large pets with sharp toenails can also damage even the best finishes.
Ceramic & Porcelain
Buying Tips for Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
The correct subfloor structure is critical to performance
Ceramic tile, more than any other form of flooring, requires the proper subfloor system and setting materials. A double subfloor system with the total thickness of 1-1/4", over floor joists 16" on center is required. The top subfloor layer should be exterior grade plywood or an underlayment specifically designed for ceramic tile installation like cementous backerboard.
Special setting materials are available which will allow ceramic tile installations over existing floors that are solid and already meet the above requirements. Failure to provide a sturdy base can cause grout to crack and release or tile to crack.
Although many ceramic tiles look the same, there are quality differences
The quality of raw materials, the firing process, and the sophistication of glazing applications that create realism will determine the quality of the finished product. These quality differences are often reflected in the price.
Selecting the right surface glaze is an important step when selecting floor tile
Floor tiles are rated for glaze wear and slip resistance, which are important factors to consider. Glaze ratings should exceed 3 for residential applications with the exception of bath areas that can use tiles rated 2. Tiles with a slip resistant rating of 0.5 or better should work well in most indoor residential applications.
Use caution when selecting tile for installations outdoors. Unglazed quarry tiles, tiles with heavily textured surfaces, or porcelain paver tiles, all with slip resistant ratings of 0.6 or greater are possibilities. They must also be frost resistant.
Request the best in setting materials
New latex modified mortars and grouts provide better strength while also allowing greater flexibility.
Dropping objects on ceramic tile--particularly heavy ones--can chip even the best tiles.
Carpets & Rugs
Manufacturers| Southwind Carpet Mills
Buying Tips for Carpet & Rugs
Don't take the quality of your carpet cushion lightly
The performance of many carpets will hinge on the performance of the cushion. Spending a few extra dollars on cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also hinge on the grade of cushion you select. Carpet cushion affects the luxury feel underfoot, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and, ultimately, the life of your carpet. Crushing or flattening of your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before it's useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.
Don't judge the quality by feel alone
Thick and luxurious carpet can fool you at times. Determine the performance you want and the conditions effecting your carpet. A tighter twisted fiber doesn't feel as soft but it will generally give you better performance over the life of the carpet. A tightly twisted yarn will resist soiling, matting and crushing. When a yarn is not tightly twisted it may feel more luxurious but it will tend to crush and flatten out more quickly.
Read the labels
Generally speaking you can review the stain resistance, anti-static claims and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber ( nylon, polyester, polypropylene, etc.), the face weight, density, and twist.
There is no substitute for a knowledgeable sales person
As you can see there are a wide variety of issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials and a knowledgeable sales person will help you match up your performance needs.
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