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Working with Carpet Contractors

Carpet installation companies are some of the quickest and least intrusive in the home improvement industry; when compared to electrical contractors, hardwood flooring installers, or plumbing specialists, carpet installation services are in and out of your home in virtually no time at all! Just because they’re fast, however, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be offered…

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Outdoor Carpeting

Carpet was made for bare feet. Especially in colder climates, solid floors can be an unwelcome wake up call on the way to that shower or first cup of coffee. People choose to cover their floors in carpet not just for how it looks, but also for how it feels and reacts to pressure. Enjoying…

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Cleaning Wool Berber Carpet

Cleaning wool berber carpet is trickier than you might think. For starters, few berber carpets are made of wool anymore. Most are constructed of nylon or olefin fibers. And since each fiber has its own peculiarities when it comes to sound cleaning practices, your first step is to identify which type of carpet you’re dealing…

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Berber Carpets

Berber carpet is a popular style because of its wool-like and rugged look, its durability, and its economic cost. Berber, also called high level loop, is a weave of tight yarn loops that stand upright in a nubby texture. Looped carpets like the Berber weave help hide footprints and vacuum marks. These loops are easier…

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Wood flooring

Carpet and Flooring Glossary

Above Grade Flooring: A floor that is raised above the ground, leaving at least 18 inches of well ventilated space. Axminster Carpet: A machine-woven carpet distinguished by having a large variety of colors and patterns. A Turkish style named for the first place it became internationally popular, in England. It has a fine soft pile….

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Carpet padding

Carpet Pads: to Protect and to Serve

New carpeting makes any home look and feel more comfortable, but too many people quickly overlook the one item that makes it feel this way: carpet pads. Not only does carpet padding provide cushiness to your floors, they provide acoustical muffling and can hide any unevenness in your floors. But beyond comfort, the main goal…

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Living room carpet

How to Hide Pesky Carpet Seams

Are your carpet seams beginning to show a little more each day? If so, your carpet seams might be suffering from age, poor installation, direct lighting or high-traffic locations. If you’re looking for a solution to your visible seams, HomeAdvisor recommends hiring a pro. A professional will repair your carpets and even offer tips and…

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Cleaned carpet

Carpet Cleaning Methods 101

Carpet cleaning falls into two categories: dry and hot water extraction. Which method you use will depend on the type of carpet in your home. If you’re unsure where to start, speak to a carpet pro. Here’s a handy guide to help you choose the best cleaning method for your home. Dry Cleaning. Dry cleaning…

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Are Carpet Ratings Helpful?

Carpet Ratings – Do They Matter?

There is no such thing as standardized carpet ratings. Some companies may generate their own carpet ratings either to distinguish amongst the different carpets they produce or to show favorable comparisons over other companies. Be suspicious of any carpet manufacturer who says their carpet is superior by throwing out some kind of performance rating. This…

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Carpet Stretching Basics

Carpet Stretching – Worth Hiring a Pro For?

If you flip through a lot of home improvement magazines or catch a glimpse of interior design shows you’ll mostly see hardwood, tile, or stone flooring. Though these materials are often seen as high-end trends in home remodeling, carpeting is still the most popular form of flooring on the market. It provides natural warmth and…

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