Soft, luxurious, and comfortable.
Carpet is a luxurious, modern floor covering with ancient roots. It offers a variety of benefits you simply can’t achieve with other flooring options. In colder climates or seasons, carpet retains warm air longer than other flooring types. Carpet also provides a comfortable place to sit, play, or work and gives a room an overall warmer feeling in cooler months all while conserving energy.
Carpet can help dampen noises and sounds from big screen TVs, sound systems, computers and aids as a sound barrier between floors to block sound transmissions.
Carpet is also a sustainable choice. Read how the carpet industry is committed to minimizing carpet’s impact on the environment by visiting www.carpetrecovery.org.
When carpeting is made, yarns are woven into a material backing. This creates small loops of yarn all along the surface referred to as the carpet’s “pile”. If the loops are left in-tact, the carpet is referred to as loop pile carpet; if the loops are cut, the carpet is cut pile. Some carpets have a combination of both techniques and are referred to as cut and loop.
In addition to the differences in carpet pile, an important distinction between carpets is the fiber used in their construction. The majority of carpet on the market today is made of synthetic fibers including, nylon, polypropylene or polyester. Natural fiber carpets are usually made of wool, though you will occasionally see other natural materials, such as silk, cotton or bamboo.
What To Expect During Your Installation
Plan to be home during the installation. It will ensure you can communicate well with your installation team and have any of your questions answered. Your carpet padding will be installed first. On top of that, your carpet will be installed, using a seam diagram to ensure that placement minimizes the appearance of any and all seams.
Before Your Installation
Before you even think about installation, our staff will work with you to ensure that we have the appropriate measurements for your project. As with any flooring installation, it’s important that the room is cleared of furniture and other items before installation begins. Consider whether you’ll be installing carpet over existing flooring, or if you will need to have it removed and taken away; this should be discussed at the time you purchase your carpeting so expectations are clear for both you and your installer. Remember that baseboards and molding may also need to be removed before installation and you may need to consider whether your subflooring needs repairs to ensure that the floor itself is safe, stable, and level.
After your carpet is installed, your room will need good ventilation. You can help ensure good air flow by opening up windows, turning on fans and taking other steps to air the room out for about 72 hours. Your new carpet may “shed” a bit, but frequent vacuuming in the first few days will help. Use scissors to trim any loose fibers and begin to enjoy your new flooring!
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Frequent vacuuming removes soil particles before they get below the surface of the pile. Vacuum at least once a week in light traffic area and use attachments to clean carpet edges and corners. Vacuum twice weekly in medium traffic areas. For heavy traffic or pet areas, it’s a good idea to vacuum daily.
Clean spots and spills quickly with products specifically formulated for your carpet type. Check your warranty for recommended carpet cleaning products.
Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months. The carpet cleaning equipment professionals use can extract dirt and grim more effectively than DIY rental units. The pros also know the correct cleaning agents to use for your carpet type.
STOP DIRT AT THE DOOR
Place doormats both outside and inside entryways to trap dirt and moisture before it’s tracked into the home. Remember to clean your mats regularly too.
MOVE HEAVY FURNITURE
Occasionally move your furniture to change foot traffic patterns and avoid excessive carpet pile crushing. on occasion won’t just renew the feel of your room, it will also help avoid excessive pile crushing. Also consider using carpet protectors under the legs of tables, chairs and other furniture to help distribute the weight.
USE QUALITY CARPET PADDING
One of the best things you can do to care for your carpet is using quality padding beneath. The right carpet pad not only gives better resilience and comfort underfoot, it can extend the life of your carpet.
What types of carpet are available?
When it comes to carpet, the options are virtually endless. But carpet can be split into three basic categories, based on the characteristics of the carpet’s surface. This visible, wearable surface, consisting of tufts of yarn, is called “pile”. Carpets are categorized as “cut pile,” “loop pile,” or “cut and loop.”
Do I really need carpet padding?
Yes you do! Padding can make an enormous difference on how your carpet feels after installation. It absorbs much of the impact when walking on the floor, contributing to a softer feel and helping to preserve and maintain your carpet over time. Different carpet pads may be recommended for different types of carpet. We recommend that you consider purchasing a high quality carpet pad to ensure a long life for your carpet.