PJ Arthur and Bob Ford discuss Natural Fiber Installation Certification
You Can't Be Too Good

"You can't be too good" said Bob Ford, Addison/Dicus & Bailey's head carpet installer. "It's as simple as that."

Hand knotted wool and silk rug from Nepal
Quality, Trust, Reliability, Exclusivity

The Addison/Dicus & Bailey Company has partnered with Belgian rug designers, who have built an exclusive international rug brand.

Camarlilla oak luxury vinyl tile installed
Luxury Vinyl Tile

You may have already noticed this, but we think it's important enough to the design community to make a little noise.

Luxury vinyl tile is growing big time.

Hand carded wool interwoven with metal threads.
What Makes Expensive Rugs Expensive

Recently rug makers have been looking for ways to offer less expensive options.

Front of Decorative Arts Center and entrance to Addison/Dicus & Bailey

The word "fresh" is hard to describe, but we know it when we see it.

Take the shot of the entrance to Addison/Dicus and Bailey here. We just painted the building. It looks fresh.

Bathroom with herringbone wood flooring
Parquet in the Main Stream

Wood flooring manufacturers are responding to the growing demand for patterned floors. There are now plenty of offerings of parquet and other styles like herringbone.

Hair on hide shearling mosaic rug.
At the New York Rug Show

The New York Rug Show is a premier, forward-looking gathering and I generally go every year.


Machined area rug with hand-knotted design
Budget Saving Area Rugs

Every design project has a budget and every one has a space to enhance.

Some spaces are allotted more money. Some have to get by.

Very large carpet pieces seamed together
Seamingly Impossible

Here was the problem. The designer and her client picked out a sisal/wool carpet. The mill delivered it on a 13' 2" roll.