What Makes It Outdoor Carpet?

Carpet Belongs Outdoors Too! Remember the days when outdoor carpeting looked like a sad, green grass knock-off gone wrong? Not only did it look bad, but green, blue, gray and sometimes black were your only color choices - not to mention the quality was not made to last. Outdoor carpet… Read More

How Waterproof is Shaw’s LifeGuard™ Carpet Backing?

A Pool Made From Carpet? For all those active households with pets and kids, we all know that accidents are going to happen. Even with eyes in the back of your head, you can’t be everywhere at once and can guard your only home so much. Unfortunately, there isn’t an… Read More

Spring Tips for Hardwood Flooring

Spring is here and so is the dirt and mud! It’s the perfect time to talk about the best ways to care for your hardwood flooring to extend the life and keep the costs of repair down. Use Doormats at All Entry Points Place interior and exterior doormats at all… Read More

My Child has Asthma, I Want Carpet but What Should I Look for?

The Pros & Cons of Carpet for Asthma There are pros and cons to all flooring. Carpeting is known to be an ideal environment for dust mites and pet dander. However, it traps dust so it isn’t circulating around the room and stays put until vacuumed.  Hard surface flooring is… Read More

I was told that new carpets will off-gas for at least 2 years. Is this true?

Off-Gassing Decreases Significantly Several Months After Installation Carpets can emit VOCs for five years or possibly more, although the off-gassing decreases significantly several months after installation. The Environmental Protection Agency advises ventilating the area well for at least 72 hours after installation by opening windows and using fans that move… Read More

Are Big Box Stores Really Cheaper?

Big Box Stores Aren't Necessarily Cheaper The Big Box prices are not necessarily cheaper. They do a good job of making the appearance though. You really need to see the final bill as they typically like to put a lot of fine print add-ons that do not appear on the… Read More

What Makes a Good Carpet Pad / Cushion?

The cushion is an unseen, yet essential part of your carpet system experience. It’s well worth the time to ensure you’re picking the right one. A firm and resilient carpet cushion forms the foundation for your carpet. The right cushion acts as a shock absorbent to increase comfort and extend… Read More

What is the Difference Between Laminate & Hardwood?

Laminate Laminate is essentially a photograph of wood applied to a High-Density Fiberboard (HDF.) It gets covered with a clear wear layer that is usually formulated with aluminum oxide. Typically, laminate has a superior wear and scratch resistance compared to wood. Shaw Basque Sage Laminate Hardwood The advantage for… Read More

Does Your Hard Surface Cleaner Leave a Film?

A Little Cleaner Goes a Long Way The number one reason for foggy and filmy looking floors after cleaning is TOO MUCH CLEANER in the mixture! This is a case where a little truly does go a long way. Make sure you follow the instructions when mixing your… Read More

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