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Are you satisfied with the way your carpeting looks?

Have you cleaned it lately?

Do you have stains that don’t come out?

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Every day more and more dirt and stains settle into your carpeting. The same carpeting your children or grandchildren play on, your family sits on, your animals curl up on, and you enjoy under your feet. Cleaning it doesn’t always leave you with the results you want.

Have you considered replacing your carpeting? Are you wondering if there is a carpeting available that performs better? A carpet that has stain protection, durability, luxurious softness, yet is easy to maintain?
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You are probably wondering how a 10lb carpet pad could really be better than an 8lb pad.

carpet pad

Lately, quite a few people have come into my store asking me about the 10lb carpet pad. Many of them have visited the big box stores. Upgrading customers to the 10lb pad at the big box stores means a big profit for the store. Personally, because of the price they were charging, I didn’t think it was worth it.

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Do you know the difference between carpets made in America and carpets made in China?

Quality Carpets

I recently received an email from a carpet manufacturer in China offering me free samples of their products, and…

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12 Tips on How to Buy Carpet!

Posted by Jay On March 20th

Have you completed your homework? Do you know each of the 12 tips on how to buy carpet? Is it time for one last review before you make your carpet purchase?

12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet

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There is nothing worse than feeling uninformed when you’re ready to make an important decision like purchasing new carpet. The price, quality, padding, warranty, and installation – so many decisions. Don’t get discouraged!

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You’ve finally made it! In with the new carpet and out with the old carpet!
Old Carpet

This is the twelfth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

You’ve successfully researched and comparison shopped multiple types of carpet. You’ve figured out what color, material and padding best fit your needs. You’re ready with a stain-resistant brand and are excited to have it professionally installed in your home.

Now – what happens to your old carpet?

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Carpet Stains  (Photo courtesy of Flickr user justj0000lie)

                    Dog shaped urine stain (Photo courtesy of Flickr user justj0000lie)

This is the ninth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

There are so many advantages of carpet over other types of flooring, but one problem area that families focus on is carpet stains. If you’re living a normal life, some stains are all but inevitable. No one is perfect! Some stains are easier to remove than others, but it’s also important to know what kind of stain protection you’ll be getting when you purchase a new carpet.

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8: Nylon Carpet vs Polyester Carpet

Posted by Jay On January 10th

Nylon Carpet vs Polyester Carpet

This is the eighth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Nylon and polyester are both types of materials that comprise the individual yarns in a piece of carpet. Don’t spend too long worrying about the differences between these two types of carpets. Both can be good carpet options.

Many times, nylon is more readily available because it’s such an easy fabric to work with. However, polyester has undergone lots of improvements in the last several years, so you might be surprised that the quality is better than you remember since you last purchased a carpet. Read the rest of this entry »

Carpet Installation

This is the seventh installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

What are some of the most memorable days in your life? The day you got married? The day your first child was born? The day your new carpet was installed?

Okay, getting your new carpet installed might not be one of the biggest days in your life, but it is a very important part of your carpet purchase.

Regardless of the type and quality of the carpet you’ve chosen, a good carpet installation job is critical. By using a reputable flooring provider, you can avoid some of the headaches associated with poor installations. Yes, it can be slightly more expensive than hiring your own installer, but it doesn’t leave you vulnerable. When your retailer guarantees the installation, you have an instant resource to tap if there are problems.

What kinds of problems might be expected when using an inexperienced installer?

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Carpet Padding

This is the fifth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Your carpet padding is as important as the carpet itself. By laying the right foundation, you’ll be assured of giving your carpet the longest possible lifespan.

A quality carpet padding or cushion will prevent pile crushing. You may have seen pile crushing in a high traffic area like common walkways or stairs. With a good pad, your carpet will maintain its pile height and look great for years.

But there are other more tangible and immediate reasons to spend extra money on better padding. For one thing…

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All About Carpet - Common Carpet Terms for the New Buyer

This is the fourth installment of 12 Things to Know About Buying Carpet which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

If you are in a carpet showroom, you may start to get overwhelmed by the choices and terminology. Then you know it’s time to learn all about carpet. Here are a few quick hints on some of the common carpet terms you may see and hear:

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