Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Showroom Virtual Tour – 448 E 17th Street Costa Mesa, CA





Cleaning Tips for Vinyl LVT Floors


One of the best cleansers for vinyl flooring is apple cider vinegar. The acidity in the vinegar helps remove dirt and grime without leaving a buildup of soap or wax. Simply mix one cup of cider vinegar with a gallon of hot water and use a damp mop to clean, rinsing the mop frequently with hot water. Substitute white vinegar for cider vinegar if you want to disinfect as you clean. If your floor is especially dirty, try adding a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap to the mixture before mopping once with the soap mixture, a second time with vinegar and water. To add shine to your vinyl floor, add a few drops of baby oil to the vinegar and water solution.

bottle of Heinz apple cider vinegar• For stubborn scuffs, try putting some WD-40 lubricant or jojoba oil on a towel and rub the area until the scuffs disappear. Clean thoroughly with the vinegar and water solution to remove any traces of lubrication.

• For food stains from grape juice, mustard, ketchup, tomato sauce and the like, make a paste of baking soda and water and gently rub the stain until it disappears. Clean thoroughly to remove any traces of baking soda.

• A soft, nylon-bristle brush can help remove many types of stains, especially when used with common household solvents. Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove lipstick, hair dye, and ink stains. Use mineral spirits to remove crayon, paint, and marker stains. Use a nail polish remover that contains acetone to remove nail polish stains.

There are a few areas of caution and products to avoid when it comes to cleaning  vinyl flooring

• When vacuuming vinyl, do not use a “beater bar” attachment; this can damage the flooring surface.
• Never use highly-abrasive scrubbers or steel wool.
• Do not use detergents, abrasive cleaners, or “mop and shine” products, because these can leave a dull film on the floor.
• Do not use paste wax or solvent-based polishes.
• Do not use ammonia or ammonia-based cleaning solutions on vinyl flooring; these can break down the material and cause cracks in the flooring.

Some commercial cleaners are specially designed for vinyl floors. These include Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner; Pledge Tile & Vinyl Floor Cleaner and Pledge Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine; and Armstrong’s Once ‘n Done Resilient and Ceramic No-Rinse Floor Cleaner and Armstrong Shinekeeper Polish.

With just a little time and elbow grease, vinyl flooring will take years of use and abuse and still look lovely.

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HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS – Featuring vinyl LVT floors, carpet, area rugs, wood floors, sisal, seagrass, abaca, jute, custom rugs, specialty flooring.  Serving all of Southern California including Orange County and Los Angeles

Character Grade Oak Wood Floor

Our collection of character grade oak wood floor is unique.  The boards vary significantly. Certain pieces feature “butterfly” inlays and heavily brushed textures.  Others feature mineral streaks, sound and repaired knots.  Others have hairline and surface cracks plus other character marks.  The planks are finished with Natural-E oil finish.  The wide planks are 7 1/2″ and average 6′ long.  Engineered construction offers stability and assurance.

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Our showroom features wood from Richard Marhall, Olde Charleston, US Floors, Nature’s Beauty, Greenwood Floors, Old Master Products, Chene d’Este, Moda and more.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award

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Costa Mesa, CA —  January 21, 2013 – Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets of Costa Mesa, CA has been awarded  “Best Of Remodeling” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  The floor covering showroom was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Remodeling” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals.  Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“Our business model has always been about price, service and selection.  The fact that we won the 2013 ‘Best of Houzz’ Customer Satisfaction award certainly confirms that we are doing things right,” stated Brett Hemphill, owner of Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets in Orange County, California.
“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets among our “Best Of” professionals for exceptional customer service as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

About Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets
Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets offers of 70 name brands of carpet, area rugs, wood, accessories and specialty flooring.  The showroom is recognized by the Wools of New Zealand as Showroom of Excellence Premier Partner.  The showroom offers floor coverings that offer great value and exceptional styling.  Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets offers quality products from around the world including the USA, Tibet, New Zealand, Holland, Brazil, Argentina and more.

About Houzz
Houzz (www.houzz.com) is a leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, ‘advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.5 million remodeling and design professionals

Showroom Vignettes Inspire Ideas for Flooring

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Vignettes such as this are scattered throughout our showroom which feature a mix of products available from Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets Orange County California.  Enjoy viewing a variety of hardwood floors mixed with an accessory such as a throw or Vovito candle.  Always featured is a unique carpet sample or area rug to compliment the color scheme.  Our vignettes are every changing as we receive new products and samples several times a week.  Come visit our showroom and get inspired!


Offering over 70 name brands of sisal, seagrass, jute, abaca, wool, wood, premium vinyl, outdoor rugs, carpet, oriental rugs, contemporary area rugs, shags and more.

PROTECT YOUR FLOOR COVERING INVESTMENT WITH A MIELE VACUUM – Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets is an Authorized Miele Dealer

Serving Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Tustin, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Hills, and all of Orange County.

Choices: Wood Floor – Custom Rugs – Shag – Leopard Print

Throughout our showroom, you will find vignettes such as the one shown above showcasing some of the great products that we have to offer.

Shown here from left to right are:

  • 1. Custom colored Plantation Quarter Oak
  • 2. Zanzibar wool shag
  • 3. Moda Hardwood Cerulian  wire brushed oak
  • 4. Stanton Felix wool carpet
  • 5. Company C Spectrum rug
  • 6. Delos Organix Cut & Loop
  • 7.  Pashmina scarf
  • 8. Vovito White Ocean Sands candle
  • 9. Custom hand tufted wool & silk area rug

With over 80 name brands of carpet, area rugs, wood floors, luxury vinyl, Miele vacuums and accessories, you are sure to find just what you need at Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets

Karastan, Masland, Fabrica, Nourison, Stanton, Royal Dutch, Antrim, Rosecore, Ralph Lauren, Bellbridge, Carousel, Robertex, Hibernia, Unique Carpets, Concepts International, Prestige Mills, Weave-Tuft, Tommy Bahama, Feizy, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Safavieh, InnerAsia, Gangchen Carpets of Tibet, Merida Meridian, Fibreworks, Design Materials, Lamontage, Transocean, Obeetee, LR Resources, Rugs International, Knot & Company, Zoroufy, Richard Marshall, Garrison, Provenza, Greenwood, Creative Accents, Delos, Dynamic, Radici, Godfrey Hirst, Hycraft, Woolshire, Specialty, and more.

Handcrafted French Wood Flooring

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets if proud to offer a line of oil finished oak wood floors from France.  These floors are made to order.  Therefore, we can offer a variety of plank widths and color choices.  Surface finishes include Wire Brushing, Hand-Scraping, Sawn Face, Smoked Treatment, Metallic, 
Character Enhancements, Cabochons, Insets  and Painted.  The planks are available in 3/4″ solid, 1/2″ solid and engineered.  Available in patterns including herringbone, Marie Antoinette and Versailles.  The quality, look and feel of this floor is very obvious at first glance.  The reason is twofold: French Oak sourced only from French forests and a unique European oil finish.

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Please note that these floors take 6 – 8 weeks to receive from date of order.

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