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Choosing Carpet

Choosing the right carpet depends on a number of factors. Below are the major types of carpet flooring. Please read on before choosing carpet for your home or office.

Wool Carpet is the most expensive choice. It is the softest and most luxurious feeling because of its natural fiber composition.  It also comes in a range of colors, repels moisture and is durable.  The problem with it is that strong chemical cleaners and bleaches will damage its look, thus if you plan to buy wool carpet then place it in areas that are not prone to stains or spills.
Nylon Carpet is among the widely used carpeting due the comfort, durability and high stain-resistance that it offers.  These traits make them ideal to use in high traffic areas but not in areas prone to moisture.  It is perfect for hallways, stairs, and living areas.  For high traffic areas choose nylon carpets that have been manufactured to be densely packed as they retain their rich texture longer than standard carpeting.
Polyester Carpet offers a similar comfort to nylon carpet which can be ideal to walk barefoot on.  It can also be good at resisting stains but may easily attract dirt.  So it would not be best in high traffic areas.
Olefin Carpet is popular for its extreme durability and resistance to moisture as well as chemicals and bleaches.  The cons with this type is walking barefoot on it may not be a pleasurable experience.  This serves a good choice for bathrooms and other wet areas.

Monte Hoover with Gillespie’s Abbey Carpet & Floor educates on the selecting on correct carpet for your home.

Modular Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles or sometimes called Modular Carpet are a popular form of floor covering because individual tiles can be replaced when stains or other damage occurs, carpet tiles are often considered a great solution for high traffic areas. While the general process for installing carpet tiles is the same for any type of floor, there are a few extra steps to keep in mind when placing the tiles on a concrete surface such as your basement concrete floor or an outdoor concrete surface Continue reading

Allergens and Energy – Shaw Educates

There are many myths surrounding carpet regarding allergies and indoor air quality. In response, Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, has introduced an educational and attention-grabbing marketing platform including messages via web, in-store and public relations outreach dedicated to informing the consumer regarding the benefits of carpet. Continue reading

Georgia Flooring Company Offers Affordable Options for Home Improvement

As the economic crisis in the country continues, as people lose jobs and lose homes, consumers are looking for good deals.


15th March 2010 – Georgia Carpet Industries, based in Dalton, Georgia, has answered thiscall by offering their customers high quality flooring at rock bottom prices. The bonus is that they provide great customer service.

This is good news to homeowners, especially those who want to improve their home. Anindividual who wishes to make improvements on their home in preparation of putting it on the market can spend less money to get their home market ready. Likewise, the person who can’t afford to move to a new home can upgrade their existing home, making it more livable and attractive while spending less money.

As more people are forced to put their homes on the market, the real estate market is quickly becoming saturated. This means that in order for a homeowner to give their listing acompetitive edge, and then they must offer something “extra.” High quality flooring and carpeting can make a dramatic difference in the value of a home. However, the state of the economy is prohibitive of excessive spending on improvements that may not be entirely essential. Continue reading

What Is Plush Carpeting ? The luxurious look, feel and comfortable choice for homes

Plush is a cut-pile loop ended carpet fiber which is evenly sheared and tightly twisted in one direction to appear flat. Wool piles carpets were the first plush pile carpets introduced to the market over 50 years ago.

PR Log (Press Release)Jan 14, 2010 – Wool piles carpets were the first plush pile carpets introduced to the market over 50 years ago. They were made of pencil point styling and were staple or spun fibers. Wool fibers were mainly soft in solid colors and generally are still preferred this way. The cost of beautiful wool carpets can range from $55 a square yard to over $100 a square yard. You might say they were the fiber of the rich and famous when broadloom carpet was introduced. Broadloom carpet? It simply means that they are made in widths greater than 27 inches. Continue reading

How to compare carpet flooring

Carpet is graded by the materials used, the amount of fiber weight and how well it is constructed. There are so many ways to make the wrong choices if you don’t get accurate and honest carpet information. Continue reading

Curling Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles have virtually surpassed broadloom carpet in the commercial marketplace.  They offer extraordinary styling capabilities, are easy to transport, install and handle.  They offer amazing performance and longevity when properly maintained.  They are the most highly engineered textile floor covering product the industry offers.  And they are now creating almost epidemic levels of complaints.  Why and what’s the cause?  Continue reading

Carpet cushion or padding

With so many choices in floor covering, it’s important you know how carpet cushion can help make your investment in carpet last longer and look better. Carpet installed over separate cushion. This can be done by stretching the carpet in over tack strip, or by glueing the cushion to the floor and the carpet to the cushion. Select here to download carpet padding document

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