How do I transition different types of flooring from one room to another?

A: A threshold cover is used when there are height changes in the flooring. Consult with your flooring specialist about a more decorative transition that can be designed depending on your specific type of flooring.

What is the difference between nylon and polyester carpets?

Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber because it resists wear and is quite resilient. Nylon fibers hold up well to the weight and movement of furniture and nylon is particularly good for heavy traffic areas. Polyester is easy to clean and is inherently…

What are the benefits of wool?

Wool is naturally resilient to dirt and soil. It is easy to clean. Wool is a non-allergenic fiber; therefore it does not promote the growth of bacteria or dust mites. Wool is durable, long lasting and flame resistant.

I want a carpet that won’t mat down. Is Berber my only choice?

No. Matting is usually a fiber related issue. Wool and nylon fibers have better texture retention than olefin. Shop for carpets with good texture retention warranties.

What type of carpet pile is recommended for stairs in a home with high traffic?

A dense, low, closed loop pile with a pattern or fleck in medium shades. Dark solid color colors show lint and pet hair.

Is the smell of my new carpet dangerous?

No. Carpet has become the lowest VOC-emitting floor covering and one of the lowest-emitting products used in new construction and renovation

What type of carpet should I purchase if I want to be environmentally friendly?

N6 Nylon, PET Polyester and DuPont Sorona would be great selections. N6 Nylon products are 100% recyclable and can be recycled into carpet over and over again. PET Polyester is another product that is made by weaving recycled plastic into the carpet fibers. DuPont…

What is meant by the different weights of pad?

The weight associated with carpet pad refers to how much that pad would weigh per cubic foot. Typically, the denser the pad, the longer wear life you can expect from both the pad and your carpet.

What is carpet padding for?

Most consumers purchasing carpet think that carpet padding is simply to make the carpet feel softer underfoot. While this is one of the benefits, the main reason is to protect the carpet from premature wear.

Can I save money buying a less expensive carpet and putting the best cushion (pad) under it?

There is no question that a good cushion is critical to carpet performance, but remember that you walk directly on the carpet so you want carpet constructed to meet your needs and lifestyle. If you buy a cheaper carpet that doesn’t meet your needs,…

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