Category: "Carpet"

What Is Your Carpet Pad Made From?

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Ever wondered what the carpet pad underneath your carpeting is made from? Bonded urethane foam, also known as rebond, is the most common type of carpet padding on the market today. Currently about 80 percent of padding sold is made from bonded foam, which is constructed of foam scraps left over from the manufacturing process...

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Comparing Carpet Fibers

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Looking for new carpet for your home? There are four basic carpet fibers used in production. They all have unique qualities and strengths; all provide different characteristics and benefits. Although you will find some carpets are made from blends, in general, carpeting is made from one of four fibers: Nylon Polyester Polypropylene Wool Nylon In...

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5 Carpet Performance Myths

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Carpeting; if it looks the same, it is the same, right? Nothing can be further from the truth. With many different manufacturers, brands, styles and types, there’s a lot to learn about carpeting before you make the final selection for your home. Depending on the carpet dealer you talk with, you may have found yourself...

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7 Mistakes People Make When Buying Carpet

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Are you in the market for new carpet for your home? It can be a daunting task. It’s not a process you do on a regular basis, and with the amount of choices available to you, where do you begin? Because it’s something you purchase infrequently, don’t make common mistakes and regret your purchase almost...

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Mistakes To Avoid When Adding Carpeting To Stairs

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Nothing makes a grander entrance than a beautiful staircase leading from the upstairs down into your entryway. The wood. The trim. The carpet. Yet nothing takes away from that look more than a poorly installed carpet. And not only will it become an eyesore, but it can also be dangerous as well. From measuring properly...

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Is It Time To Replace Laminate With Carpeting?

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You were dazzled with your laminate floors when you first had them installed. You loved the wood look, loved the patterns and design. You were also excited about it being more durable, easier to clean up. And then there’s longevity; you thought your laminates would be the perfect home addition for years to come. Now,...

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What Is Your Carpet Made From

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The starting point of every carpet is the fiber. Look at a carpet and you’ll see fibers created from thousands of tiny threads that when combined create color and patterns and style. They define both the texture and the softness, and will determine how durable your carpets will be in the months and years to...

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Why Cushion Backed Carpet Tiles Are A Necessity

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Doing a little research on carpet tiles? The first thing you’ll notice is the difference in the backing. Carpet tiles come with a hardback or a cushion back. Which is best? There are a number of reasons why cushion backed carpet tiles may be the winner. Easy To Install Certain types of cushion backed carpet...

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Cleaning Christmas Tree Sap From Your Carpet

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The holidays are over. The trimmings are tucked away for another year. Yet after everything is packed away and the Christmas tree is out the door, what do you do about your carpet? Nothing says Christmas like the smell of a live Christmas tree. Yet sap on your carpets may have you wondering why an...

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Choosing The Right Carpet Tile Size For Your Office

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Is this the year to replace your office’s carpeting to give it a fresh look and feel? The best place to start is by considering your options. Carpet tile is often the perfect choice for offices. Yet carpet tile specifications can range in many different sizes, shapes and measurements. You’ll find everything from narrow carpet...

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