Flooring your guests with our hospitality flooring options.

by Administrator 24. December 2015 01:37

First impressions go a long way with your guests. A great place to start a good first impression is with your floors. There are now many options to choose from when it comes to your flooring. Whether you’re looking for carpet, tiles, vinyl, or hardwood floors, AVM has you covered from the bottom up.

The flooring that you choose serves to create a mood for the guest. Checking into a hotel with a pleasing décor can create a sense of calm or excitement depending on what type of emotion you wish to convey with your lobby. Comfort is an important emotion because opinions are formed based on how a guest feels. Flooring provides you with an opportunity to enhance your overall image. The use of your space should be taken into account as some options are made to withstand heavy foot traffic, luggage carts, maid carts etc. Guests look for cleanliness in the hotels that they choose to frequent and choosing the right options will help to give the overall presentation that will stick with guests and keep them coming back to your hotel.

Carpet has been tried and true in the hospitality industry. We offer some beautiful designs that can really make your rooms and high traffic areas pop with color. There are now full pattern repeats for those who want a look of having artwork on the floor http://www.goavm.com/carpets-c-537.aspx. We also offer traditional solid color patterns and more. Some of the downsides to carpet are that it needs to be replaced more often and cleaning takes more time and care.
 
We also offer carpet tiles which are easy to install and to replace if part of your flooring becomes stained. Carpet tiles serve to be an efficient use of material. Because the units are smaller than in large rolls, there is a great reduction of waste during installation. Maintenance and replacement can be easily done by the hotel staff. The tiles also allow you to use different patterns to create an upscale design for the areas that you choose to install them. http://www.goavm.com/carpet-tiles-c-1757.aspx

One of the newest and most exciting options is vinyl planks http://www.goavm.com/vinyl-flooring-c-743.aspx. We have many great colors and wood patterns to choose from and also offer different styles depending on the traffic that will be in the area. Some vinyl planks offer a wear layer that will withstand heavier traffic. Cleaning the vinyl planks is much faster and more efficient than having to vacuum or spot clean spills on carpets. Vinyl is also up to twice as durable which saves you money in the long run.

For the absolute in luxury we also offer Hardwood flooring for your public areas and guestrooms. Like the vinyl planks cleaning the hardwood is fast and efficient. Guests also perceive wood flooring and vinyl planks as cleaner.  There are fewer styles than with vinyl planks, but for an authentic luxury look and feel, hardwood is the way to go. http://www.goavm.com/wood-flooring-c-744.aspx

There are many factors that you should consider when choosing which type of flooring you’d like to have for your hotel. Humidity in warmer climates means that carpets can retain moisture. In cooler climates guests desire the warmer feel of carpets.  As always our knowledgeable customer service representatives here at AVM are happy to help you with choosing the right options for you.

Bringing Power to the People, we have your Nightstand Recharge Program at AVM.

by Administrator 13. November 2014 03:34

Smartphones and mobile devices have become a huge part of our everyday lives. Whether your guests are on business trips, personal trips, or vacations with their family, they’re going to need access to their devices and more importantly they need a place to keep them charged up.

In the hospitality industry, guests are becoming more sophisticated about their technology. They aren’t just bringing along laptops with them anymore. Now they bring along Kindles, smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming, and other devises. Here at AVM we have many solutions to giving your guests the power and recharging ability that they are looking for from your properties right in your rooms.

The CubieMini is compact by design but big on power. Its sleek styling provides a perfect power and charging solution for the hotel desk or nightstand where space is limited. The CubieMini offers 2 power outlets, 2 USB charging ports and has the added convenience of a pass-through plug so you don’t have to give up an outlet to power the unit. Two decorative faceplates are included. Additional features include complete surge protection, adhesive mounting pad and security c-clamp (included). UL Approved and passed UL Spill Test. http://www.goavm.com/cubiemini-p-8906.aspx

The Power Pad II creates easy charging and power access for guests. Comparable to the Cubiemini but at a lower price, the Power Pad II has 2 power outlets and 2 USB ports. http://www.goavm.com/power-pad-ii-p-9124.aspx

The Cubie is designed to easily bring additional power to the hotel desktop or nightstand. This retro-fit option offers 3 Power Outlets / 2 USB Charging Ports as well as a pass-through plug. The Cubie provides complete surge and overcurrent protection and the versatile mounting bracket can be installed to a variety of desktops. Optional graphic faceplate and 10 ft Cat5e Ethernet cable with weight feature.  These items are ordered seperately. http://www.goavm.com/cubienbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbspnbsp-p-8995.aspx

The Cable Holder provides a unique and effective Internet cable management solution. The circular shape and the vivid color graphic (customizable) insert provide an eye-catching focal point on any desk. This simple device requires minimal set-up and works with any Ethernet port connection. The guest will no longer be required to crawl on the floor or “checkout” a cable, to access the Internet. The Cable Holder brings the connection up to the desk for convenient use. http://www.goavm.com/cable-holderbr--p-8996.aspx

The CubieTime Single Day Alarm Clock rethinks the Guest Room Alarm Clock. CubieTime combines a simple alarm clock with the convenience of charging at the nightstand. CubieTime is perfect for a hotel guestroom with its minimal footprint, easy to set alarm, display dimmer, and guest facing power and USB outlets. CubieTime also features a pass-through plug, surge protection, single day alarm, auto update for daylight saving time, security c-clamp and meets strict UL standards including a UL spill test. http://www.goavm.com/cubie-time-single-day-alarm-clock-p-9191.aspx

Whether your guests need to check email, browse the web, read that e-book they’ve wanted to catch up on, conquer that boss battle they’ve reached, or anything that their device demands. With AVM you can give them the sources to keep their devices powered up.

Here’s your Hospitality Flu Season Survival Guide by AVM.

by Administrator 7. November 2014 06:13

The fact is, not everyone that will be walking through your doors will be vaccinated for the influenza virus. About 1 in 5 people will catch the Flu this year. The flu season starts in October and can last until May. The flu is harshest on senior citizens, young children, and individuals with health conditions, but nearly everyone is susceptible to contracting the flu. Here are a few tips to keep yourself and your employees safe and healthy during the winter.

Talk to your staff about flu vaccinations and hygienic habits that will help prevent the spread of flu, and remind them to stay at home if they exhibit symptoms that are flu-like and to limit contact with others.

Providing your staff with information on where to go to get their Flu vaccination is a good start. Studies have shown that flu shots may prevent 70-90% of healthy adults from getting the flu.

Stock up on soap and sanitizers. Hand washing and sanitizing often will help to protect you and your employees from germs left behind by your guests. Don’t let yourself run out of soaps and sanitizers during these winter months and keep sanitizers in high traffic areas such as your lobby and back of the house.  http://www.goavm.com/hand-soaps-sanitizers-c-447.aspx

Cover your nose and mouth. This doesn’t just go for people with coughs and sneezes. While cleaning your rooms your employees should be wearing sanitary face masks and gloves to avoid germs. Here at AVM we have Medical Grade, light and comfortable masks with adaptable nose bars that keep away 95-99% of germs as well as many different sizes of gloves both latex and latex-free. http://www.goavm.com/x-large-c-144.aspx http://www.goavm.com/face-mask-p-6865.aspx 

Stock up on facial tissues and toilet papers. Some of your guests will get sick this winter. It’s important to be stocked up on all of the paper products they’ll need. http://www.goavm.com/facial-tissue-c-111.aspx 

Frequently clean commonly used surfaces such as door handles, counters and tabletops in the main lobby, and recreational areas. Consider sanitizing other high traffic areas as well such as vending and ice machines, fitness equipment, elevator buttons, restroom doors, stalls and light fixtures, furniture in the lobby and other common areas. http://www.goavm.com/bathroom-cleaners-supplies-c-424.aspx 

We’ll get you through this flu season just follow the links to find all of these products and more at AVM.

Why AVM’s refurbished microwaves are a good deal.

by Administrator 5. November 2014 04:27

When most people hear the word refurbished, it’s usually followed more with questions or concern than it is with certainty. When deciding whether or not to purchase a refurbished appliance, it’s important to weigh the pro and cons of a “new” item versus a “refurbished” item for yourself and your business.

First of all refurbished products are not “new” but might even be “as good as new.” They have been sent back to the manufacturer for any number of reasons. Perhaps a part was broken on arrival. It may have become broken after some time or usage. Maybe the exterior of the product became damaged during shipping and consequently the customer sent it back to the manufacturer. The product may have been used as a demo or display item and may have minor dents or dings. A refurbished item should not be considered a brand new item because whatever defect caused the original customer to send it back was needed to be fixed. The manufacture then fixes the problem and sells it of as a refurbished product. The first thing you should compare is what you are actually getting with a “new” item versus a “refurbished” item.

First, you will probably notice the price. Compare it with a “new” products pricing to see how much of a discount has actually been placed into the refurbished price. Typically the item’s warranty will be less if it has been in use, so this should also be reflected into the “refurbished” price. As well as any other wear that has been accumulated.

Be sure to take a look at the warranty offered with the item. If the warranty is significantly lower than the original warranty it may not be a good deal. For instance if the item originally came with a 18-month warranty and is now a 12-month warranty, then the discount price should reflect it and if so, that may still be a good deal. If the item originally came with a 3 year-warranty but is now at a 90-day warranty it may not be such a good deal after all, unless the price has been greatly discounted. Another thing to take into account is how much more likely the product is to need warranty servicing. The more service the item may require the less likely a refurbished product is a good deal.  Ironically, these are the products most often offered as refurbished because there is a large supply of them from people sending them back in to the manufacturer for service.

Be sure to take into account these factors and all of the details that go along with the product, and you will find yourself the good deal that you’re looking for.

AVM’s refurbished microwaves come with a 1-year warranty, at a price of $39.95. The features and colors vary depending on our stock and we cannot guarantee the make or model of the microwaves.

If you are looking for a good solution at a good price, look no further than AVM. Certainly this will be a great deal for your business.

Who is AVM?

by Administrator 29. October 2014 23:11

Since 1982, AVM Enterprises, Inc. has been serving the hospitality and janitorial industry with quality products and dependable service. We are a family and minority owned business that has been a reliable source for the hospitality and janitorial industry for over three decades.
AVM is a qualified vendor for many brands.



We have achieved quality service and quality products by strategically aligning with approved manufacturers. Along with great products and great service, AVM offers 24/7 easy access to thousands of products via www.GoAVM.com. Currently we are able to serve our customers with direct delivery and FREE shipping to thousands of cities in the US and ship to all other locations in the continental US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. AVM is able to provide more competitive pricing and great service to more cities directly.


Who is AVM? We are Your Single Source for Hospitality & Janitorial Supplies!

Welcome to BlogEngine.NET 2.0

by Administrator 13. November 2010 00:00

If you see this post it means that BlogEngine.NET 2.0 is running and the hard part of creating your own blog is done. There is only a few things left to do.

Write Permissions

To be able to log in to the blog and writing posts, you need to enable write permissions on the App_Data folder. If you’re blog is hosted at a hosting provider, you can either log into your account’s admin page or call the support. You need write permissions on the App_Data folder because all posts, comments, and blog attachments are saved as XML files and placed in the App_Data folder. 

If you wish to use a database to to store your blog data, we still encourage you to enable this write access for an images you may wish to store for your blog posts.  If you are interested in using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQL CE, or other databases, please see the BlogEngine wiki to get started.

Security

When you've got write permissions to the App_Data folder, you need to change the username and password. Find the sign-in link located either at the bottom or top of the page depending on your current theme and click it. Now enter "admin" in both the username and password fields and click the button. You will now see an admin menu appear. It has a link to the "Users" admin page. From there you can change the username and password.  Passwords are hashed by default so if you lose your password, please see the BlogEngine wiki for information on recovery.

Configuration and Profile

Now that you have your blog secured, take a look through the settings and give your new blog a title.  BlogEngine.NET 1.4 is set up to take full advantage of of many semantic formats and technologies such as FOAF, SIOC and APML. It means that the content stored in your BlogEngine.NET installation will be fully portable and auto-discoverable.  Be sure to fill in your author profile to take better advantage of this.

Themes and Widgets

One last thing to consider is customizing the look of your blog.  We have a few themes available right out of the box including two fully setup to use our new widget framework.  The widget framework allows drop and drag placement on your side bar as well as editing and configuration right in the widget while you are logged in.  Be sure to check out our home page for more theme choices and downloadable widgets to add to your blog.

Try Out New Features

BlogEngine now supports code syntax highlighting and HTML5 video out of the box. To add a video, click the "Insert video" button just above the post editor. Once your video is uploaded, use the following syntax to show it: [­video src="be-sample.mp4"]. Make sure to add "video/mp4" as a MIME type to your IIS.

You can add formatted code by pressing the "Insert Code" button on the post editor toolbar. Here is a small sample:

// Hello1.cs
public class Hello1
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      System.Console.WriteLine("Hello, World!");
   }
}

 

On the web

You can find BlogEngine.NET on the official website. Here you'll find tutorials, documentation, tips and tricks and much more. The ongoing development of BlogEngine.NET can be followed at CodePlex where the daily builds will be published for anyone to download.

Good luck and happy writing.

The BlogEngine.NET team

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