Choosing the right flooring is tough enough, so be armed with as much knowledge as possible before you visit a carpets warehouse, or explore the Internet for “carpet warehouse near me.”
No way! There are about five basic styles for your carpet installation, Fontana, CA, but the basic ones have their own designs, a wide assortment of colors and patterns, and many kinds of fibers, including nylon, polyester, olefin and wool. There’s a fiber to suit any budget.
● Cut pile can be a plush, textured, Saxony or frieze. Cut pile carpets are most used in residential installation.
● The “cut and loop” combines cut (straight fibers) and uncut (looped). You’ll see a lot of geometric patterns, abstracts and distinctive textures with this style.
● Frieze fibers are twisted, but don’t confuse it with the Shag! While the frieze uses much thinner ones, the shag is bulkier. Sometime the fibers in a frieze twist so much that they actually begin to curl back on themselves, like ribbon or string.
● Shag carpets are remembered by many as the green and brown carpets of the 1970s, but, thanks to modern technology, there’s been a resurgence of the shag popularity with a wide assortment of colors.
● Berbers are still hand-woven to this day. They are a looped pattern, the traditional being a light-colored background with multi-colored flecks, such as dark brown or black--but now they can also be seen in solid colors.
MYTH: Carpet Isn't for Me Because I Have Allergies (or Asthma)
What carpet does is trap the pollutants and dirt until the carpet is cleaned, so you must get it professionally cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months. (Some warranties do specify that.) Those DIY rental machines just don’t do the job; they not only don’t have nearly enough power, but very often rookie mistakes happen, such as leaving cleaning residue, or not drying the carpet quickly enough, which causes the growth of mold.
MYTH: I’ll Save Money and Install it Myself. I Just Need to Read Some Articles, or Look at Videos to Figure It Out--Right?
Do you know what a knee-kicker is? Do you know when and how to use a carpet stretcher? Can you measure a room for carpet properly, so that it fits and doesn’t “climb the wall?” Carpet installation has a very specific technique and skill, and it’s own set of tools. In fact, the installation is as important, if not more so, than the product itself.
Come into Denrich Flooring to let our pros show you the wonders of carpet.