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

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

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

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

How Important is Carpet Cleaning?

Clean Carpet Every 6 - 18 Months Professional carpet cleaning is essential to the life of the carpet, protects traffic lanes and helps retain warranties. How often it is required depends on the type of carpet and the conditions your carpet is exposed to. Ordinarily, this could range from… 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

Never base a flooring purchase decision solely on warranty

     Never, under any circumstance, should you base a carpet purchase decision solely on warranty. While the warranty may sound convincing, read the fine print. Most warranties offer very little piece of mind once you understand the warranty coverage. The most common carpet warranty is a “wear” warranty. 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

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