What types of carpet are available for installation?
With regard to fiber types, you have a variety of natural and synthetic fibers from which to choose, including nylon, polyester, wool, and more.
If you’re referring to the construction and texture of the carpet, there are a variety of pile heights and types (such as cut, loop and cut-loop) as well as carpets of varying densities and twist, the latter of which refers to how tightly each fiber has been twisted.
Do I really need the carpet padding to install carpet?
100% yes, you do! A carpet pad is necessary to protect your new carpet installation. The pad keeps the underside of your carpet from wearing against the sub-floor, which is often wood or cement. It also absorbs the impact from footsteps and furniture, lessening the stress on the carpet and improving the lifespan. In addition offering protection, the right carpet padding provides thermal insulation and reduces sound within the room, helping make living spaces more comfortable.
How do I choose the right carpet to be installed for my room?
First thing is to think about how the room is used. If you are installing carpet in a high-traffic area, consider a dense loop pile carpet made of durable nylon. For carpeting a room with direct passage outside, if there is a pet access, or where food and drinks are often served, you’ll want to opt for a low-pile carpet with soil and stain resistant treatments, as well as hiding the tracks from frequent vacuuming. For low-activity spaces like bedrooms and formal living rooms, a soft, plush carpet will give you superior luxury and comfort.
Are there any ways I can prepare my home for carpet installation?
Our carpet installers work faster and more efficiently if the floor is free of objects. The best way to prepare for our team to install carpeting is to collect any items and temporarily move them to another section of the home or building.
What are some tips for keeping new carpets in good condition for years to come?
Keeping your home and carpet looking great can be simple! Here are some ways to maintain a new carpet in your home:
- Use door mats to prevent dirt from being tracked inside the home.
- Remove shoes upon entering the home, especially before walking on carpeting.
- Vacuum regularly to capture dirt and debris. It is recommended to vacuum once per week and more frequently for high traffic areas.
- Use a rug to protect a high traffic area from excessive wear.
- Have your carpet professionally cleaned as needed.
- Reduce the concentration of wear in high traffic areas by periodically rearranging furniture.
What is the best type of carpet for a commercial business?
Nylon is the preferred carpeting for commercial businesses to have installed. Long lasting and more wear resistant than other fibers, nylon is ideal for offices, businesses and any commercial space with high traffic.
How long after installation should I wait before placing furniture on the new carpet?
It is recommended to wait 24 hours after installation before moving any furniture onto the newly installed carpeting. If the carpet adhesive is not fully dry, the furniture may cause permanent indentation on the carpeting.
How long will it take for carpet to be installed?
The time it takes to complete installation depends on the project. Floor preparation and project size both affect the length of time required for installation to be completed. Contact us with the details of your project and our experts can help determine how long installation may take.
Will installation take longer if the floor is not completely square?
The more a space deviates from the structure of the average square room, the more time it may take to complete installation. This is due to the extra time required to measure and cut the carpet for a perfect fit.
Can carpet be installed over wood flooring?
Carpet can be installed over hardwood flooring. To preserve the flooring for future use, our professional carpet installers take extra care during installation to prevent damage and ensure a simple removal process.
When should I shop for new carpeting?
Carpet has been known to last up to 15 years under careful care and good conditions. However, most carpet will not be able to last so long. Material, composition and traffic exposure are a few factors which impact the lifespan of carpeting.
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