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Why buy carpet?

Unlimited Home Decorating Possibilities!
Dynamic developments in fibre construction and manufacturing means that carpet today offers a greater variety of choice in texture, colour, style and price than any other type of floor covering.

Exceptional Pocketbook Value!
Carpet is one of the least costly elements of room décor and the least costly type of flooring. Carpet offers the maximum value as a decorating investment; compare price per square foot.

Safety & Comfort Assured!
Carpet provides incomparable comfort. Soft on tiny feet, reduces leg and back fatigue, prevents slips, cushions falls and glass objects don’t shatter.

A Natural Insulator!
The physical properties of carpet make it an effective insulator against cold, which can reduce the cost of home heating and air conditioning, by increasing the R-value of the carpeted area.

Peace, Quiet & Privacy Enhanced!
Carpet absorbs and contains noise, muffles distracting clatter, and offers more privacy from room to room.

Indoor Air Quality Improved!
EPA scientists have concluded that carpet can be beneficial in trapping and immobilizing potential allergy-causing particles, preventing them from re-entering the indoor air system, if the carpet is regularly cleaned and properly maintained.

Easy Care & Durability!
Today’s advanced technology enables manufacturers to offer carpet suitable for virtually any residential or commercial setting, with optimum built-in wear, soil, and stain resistance.

Fashion, Value, Comfort, Warmth, Safety – its easy to understand why carpet is still the first choice in home furnishing that out-sells all other types of floor covering.

What kind of carpet is suitable for basements?

Bliss by Bealieu is best for basements because it inhibits the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria including mold and mildew, to help your home feel cleaner. Bliss Silver ReleaseTM is proven effective against a broad spectrum of mold, mildew and bacteria in your carpet. It works naturally, using silver, zinc and/or copper ions found in nature.

What kind of carpet is best for stairs?

You should use BCF Nylon because of the high-traffic on staircases. If you use polypropoline or olefyn, the carpet is going to be worn out sooner.

What is a Berber carpet?

There are several types of Berber:  Berber carpets which are Loop carpets (with cuts of equal height, suitable for high-traffic areas and informal rooms).  Plush carpets (with tall pile heights, suitable for informal casual comfort rooms).  And Frieze carpets (with highlight twisted tufts that curl at the pile surface, gear for high-traffic areas and casual comfort home style).

Are thicker carpets better than thinner carpets?

You might think a thicker carpet cushion is better, but the key is actually density. A thinner, denser carpet cushion will absorb foot traffic, preventing the fibers from detaching from the cushion.

How do I maintain my newly installed carpet?

Do not use detergents when cleaning. The residue left behind attracts dirt. The best way to clean your carpet is to use a 20% solution of vinegar in water.  Another point to remember is if you are spot cleaning, never scrub the carpet.  Scrubbing causes stains to get trapped in the fibers.  Just add some water to the stain and blot with a white towel.

Do I need under pad or can the carpet be glued?

The underlay or carpet padding will cushion and help to reduce the pressure on the carpet. The decrease in pressure will help make the carpet feel better, thicker and softer as well as adding more spring. The underlay combined with the carpet will also act as a sound buffer making the room quieter and also warmer by holding the heat much more effectively. The carpet padding also helps to keep your carpets cleaner; the dirt that find its way into your carpet will work its way down to the fibers and act like sandpaper on the floor and carpet, shortening its life. The higher the density of the underpad, the more you will extend the life of the carpet because then the carpet is raised off the floor.

What Is Your Style?

Take this quiz to find out what your choices say about you.
Our quickSTYLE QUIZ reveals your home style personality, helps you take a deeper look at what you like, and sets you on the right track to making the design choices that will lead to the room of your dreams.

What are your favorite looks, colors, shapes, textures and accessories when it comes to room design? Do you lean towards a sophisticated, traditionally classic style, or are you drawn to the relaxed easy-living flexibility of a casual room setting? Or do you aspire to create the stylish, modern, distinctive look of a contemporary decor?

A home today may display a single décor style or an eclectic collection of different room styles – each room should be decorated as a lifestyle solution, finely attuned to the needs of the users. For example a dining room may be formal and traditional, while the family room is comfortably casual, and the home office showcases a clean, organized contemporary style. There is no right answer, but be sure to factor your lifestyle into your design choice and you will be pleased with the result.
Benefits of Wood Floors*
No other flooring offers the warmth, beauty, and value of wood. Wood flooring enhances the décor of any room and provides timeless beauty that will increase in value throughout the years. In fact, in a national survey of real estate agents, 90 percent said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for higher prices than houses without wood floors. That’s money in your pocket!

Ease of Maintenance

Maintenance of today’s wood floors is easy! New technology in stains and finishes call for regular cleaning that takes little more than sweeping and/or vacuuming, with occasional use of a professional wood floor cleaning product. You will want to use a cleaning product recommended by your flooring manufacturer, installer, or other wood flooring professional. This will ensure that you use the proper cleaner for your type of flooring and finish.

Ecological

Wood floors are ecologically friendly. Since it is a natural resource, wood is both renewable and recyclable. Many of yesteryear’s old wood ships , warehouses, barns, and other structures often find a second life in wood flooring. And because wood does not collect dust and other allergens, many leading health associations agree that wood floors are the perfect choice for a healthy home.

Affordable

Today’s wood floors are affordable. Over time, wood floors maintain their value. When other flooring options are looking tired and worn out, wood floors will still look beautiful and timeless.

Variety

Wood floors have come a long way in the past few years. Today, there are more styles, colors and species of wood flooring available than ever before. Whether you’re looking for traditional Oak, rustic Pine, exotic Wenge or trendy Bamboo, you’re sure to find a color and style to fit your décor.
*courtesy of the National Wood Flooring Association

Is it cost-effective for home builders and renovators to select wood flooring over less costly materials?

Yes! Residential real estate agents say homes with wood floors hold their value better, sell faster, and fetch higher prices, according to a recent nationwide survey commissioned by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). By a three-to-one margin, real estate agents said that a house with wood floors would sell faster than a carpeted house. Some 58 percent said a house with wood floors would bring a higher price. “There is a perception today that they don’t build homes like they used to,” according to one Pennsylvania agent. “So when people see hardwood floors instead of carpet-covered plywood, they feel the entire house was built with superior building materials.”

My clients have diverse tastes in interior design. Does wood flooring go well with most design styles?

Yes. In a recent survey commissioned by the NWFA, more than three-quarters of interior designers find that wood flooring works well with many decorating styles. “It’s the most versatile floor covering there is,” says one designer. “Wood goes with contemporary and traditional and everything in between.” Designers rated natural materials as superior to man-made materials in beauty, prestige, style, maintenance and durability. A variety of woods and finishes are available to complement the decor and style of any room. Oak and maple are the most popular woods, but some homeowners are investing in exotics such as Brazilian Cherry and Purpleheart.

 

There are so many species of wood. How should a specifier select one?

A: Choosing a species of wood involves more than selecting a color to match décor. Both decorators and installers should be aware of the basic facts about wood species. Other appearance-related attributes are important for designers too, such as texture, grain, and color. Installers will want to consider mechanical properties like dimensional stability, machinability, and ease in finishing. And any specifier will need to consider availability and cost. NWFA’s wood experts offer detailed information about the properties of many wood species.

Why do most gymnasiums use wood flooring?

For the same reason many homes and businesses do: durability and comfort. Indeed, wood flooring commands more than 70 percent of the highly demanding sports floor market. Wood floors are softer and more supple than other surfaces. Wood flooring provides greater resilience, improved shock absorption, and increased energy return, all of which help to reduce injury and body fatigue for athletes.

I’ve always used wood flooring in low-traffic areas like formal living rooms or conference rooms. Is it durable enough for a kitchen, bathroom, or work space?

A: Yes. Specifiers and clients are discovering what basketball players have always known: wood flooring can take a pounding and still look beautiful. The urethane finishes on most new wood floors stand up to water and traffic, bringing wood flooring into bathrooms, kitchens, and other higher-stress areas. These finishes resist wear and stains better than other finishes and require no stripping, no buffing and no waxing.

Does wood flooring provide good acoustics?

Churches, synagogues, and other clients with auditorium projects increasingly request wood floors for its warmth and acoustical contributions. Ask your wood flooring professional about special installation techniques that can increase acoustic abilities.

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