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Selecting Carpet

Carpet adds beauty and style to any room. Today, there are thousands of colors to consider. It can be a neutral foundation or a focal point with bold colors and dramatic patterns and textures.

So, where do you start? One of the first options to consider is what mood you want to create and how the room will be used.

Are you looking for a formal style or casual? Does the room have high foot traffic? Let’s start with construction and texture because that affects how the carpet will appear. Texture refers to the surface appearance of the carpet. Texture is created by the size of the yarns, the twist of the yarns, and the surface structure of the finished carpet. Some textures create patterns. Well constructed carpet is important for durability. In fact, construction has as much or more influence on performance than the fibers or other materials that make up the carpet.

Have you ever walked on carpet and marveled at how soft and resilient it felt? That probably has as much to do with the quality of the pad than the actual carpet.

Good padding protects your carpet, makes it last longer and feel better. It also acts as a shock absorber and protects carpet from the wear and tear of heavy traffic.

To Shop the Different Brands of Carpet we carry click here to go to our Brands Page which will connect you to all the different brand sites you can browse to find the carpet that’s right for you.

If you’d prefer to come visit our Showroom, we’d love the opportunity to help you in person.

Caring for your Carpet

Your new carpet represents a significant investment in your home. An investment that you’ll want to keep looking its best for many years to come. No flooring lasts forever, but by following the maintenance tips outlined below, you’ll extend the life & beauty of your floor.

Use Entrance Mats
Place floor mats inside and outside entrances to trap soil before it is tracked into your home.

Clean Spots & Spills Immediately
For best results, give prompt attention to spots and spills. Use a spoon or dull knife to remove solid materials. Blot up liquid spills with a white towel. Never rub, scrub or use a brush. This may cause damage to the carpet fibers. Use a cleaning agent and procedure appropriate for the type of stain being removed.

Apply all cleaning agents to the cloth rather than directly to the stained area to avoid saturating the carpet when spot cleaning. Clean the fibers, not the backing.

Deep stains might require repeat cleaning because they can “wick” back up after initial cleaning.

Work from the outside to the center of large stains. This prevents spreading.

Beware of Color Destroying Substances
The chemical ingredients contained in these substances can cause your nylon or nylon blend carpet to become permanently discolored.

  • bleaches
  • furniture polish
  • oven cleaners
  • plant foods, fertilizers and insecticides
  • acne medication and skin creams
  • tub and tile cleaners
  • drain cleaners
  • bathroom cleaners