Carpet and Flooring Review

Over-cleaning Commercial Carpet

There is a tendency for some commercial establishments to sometimes equate cleaning with providing a better experience — especially for places that serve food. While you definitely want to have a system in place to ensure that your silverware and serving dishes are spotless and clean at all times, there are some areas that you can relax a bit when it comes to cleaning. Your commercial carpets are one such area.

Regular Vacuuming is Sufficient in Most Cases
Most commercial establishments have a protocol in place for regular vacuuming. Typically scheduled at the close of business — or during slow times for restaurants that are open 24 hours — daily vacuuming does more than simply remove crumbs and other debris. It fluffs the carpet fibers and makes it look more inviting.

Spot Clean Only
Of course, you are going to have accidents that require more care than a daily vacuuming. In this case, simply spot clean with a rug cleaner specifically designed for commercial use. Be sure to cordon off the area to avoid having customers trample the wet carpet as doing so can lead to broken carpet fibers and more stains.

Scale Back Carpet Washings
While some high-traffic areas might need to be cleaned more often, in general, it is preferable to scale back carpet washings to no more than once a month. A case in point is the recent decision by Olive Garden to cut back on its twice-monthly cleanings. While Gene Lee, the company’s chief executive officer, notes that this development is a cost-cutting measure fore Olive Garden, it is in line with industry standards recommended by carpet cleaning experts. According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) — a non-profit organization that sets standards for the cleaning industry, among others — extensive treatment and deep cleaning of commercial carpets is only necessary a couple of times each year.

While regular vacuuming and spot cleaning can help keep the carpet fibers looking vibrant and fresh, deep cleaning too often can produce the opposite effect — crushed and limp carpet fibers that lack spring and retain cleaning solution. In addition, the budget that is tapped for this unnecessary carpet cleaning can often be better used elsewhere.

Trends in Discount Flooring

When it comes to floor covering there are as many trends as there are in fashion. Animal prints come to mind when thinking about trends in clothing. Animal prints are also in fashion when it comes to flooring. Think about tone on tone zebra carpet. Or how about a full zebra look carpet. This blogger had a zebra area rug (made from carpet remnants) fifteen years ago. I passed it down to a family member when it came time for them to go to college. Cheap carpet and area rugs are all about texture and many include tribal design. Nature is also a trend from tropical floral design to tree design to leaf design. Again tone on tone carpet is elegant and everlasting. A full patterned design will be trendy but definitely fun!!!

In keeping with these trends, discount laminate flooring is offered in exotic wood looks as well as natural stone and embossed patterns.

Tile too has its trends including longer tiles and embossed tiles, along with carpet tiles.

Wood flooring along with laminate is seeing a trend in high-gloss sheen.

Discount flooring should be practical and fun. It should never be boring!! Flooring says a lot about a person. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be the “right” flooring for you.

When you are in the market go to Carpet Depot AZ. They have two locations servicing the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Both locations are warehouses. Carpet Depot is one of the largest independent stocking dealers. For discount carpet, laminate, hardwood, tile and vinyl visit Carpet Depot. They are sure to have what you are looking for.

Discount Carpet – Installation Part 2

This blog is a continuation of the previous carpet installation blog. What if your new carpet will be next to a discount hardwood flooring? That is known as transition. Your flooring professional will do their best to match the surface heights of the various types of flooring in order to minimize transitions. Another thing to realize is that sometimes baseboards and moldings may need to be removed and reattached. The industry standard is that the customer will be responsible for damages done to the existing moldings and baseboards. Moldings and baseboards are typically dry and/or brittle (in particular quarter round). Sometimes baseboards get scratched and/or nicked. It is typically the homeowner’s responsibility to do those touch ups.

What about removal of your old cheap carpet? Check with your dealer and/or installation professional to see if there is a removal fee for the existing floor covering (usually carpet padding and carpet).

Sometimes doors need to be removed to install discount carpet. If doors need to be shaved to insure clearance then it is best to have a qualified carpenter perform that. Again you need to check with your dealer and/or qualified installer as to their policy and cost.

Please remember to disconnect electronics and if there is plumbing or electrical disconnections that need to be made please use a professional in that area to perform these jobs prior to installation.

All discount flooring needs to be installed over a structurally sound and proper sub-floor. Any sub-floor damage (insects, rotted wood, water damage) should be fixed prior to installation.

Please plan on being available the day of carpet installation in the case the crew has any questions. They will be using tools and techniques that will require you to keep children and pets out of the work area.

When the installation is complete you will be so happy with the results you will wonder what took you so long?

Carpet Depot in Phoenix has two warehouse locations and is one of the largest stocking carpet dealers. They can pass on the discounts to you. If you purchase an in-stock carpet product they can install it the next day.

Discount Carpet – Installation

You have given thought to the discount carpet you want in your home and are excited to see it as a floor covering. If you purchased your carpet at a reputable dealer you will have no problems during the installation phase. Your dealer either has trained installers on staff or will recommend an independent installer if they do not provide that service. Once your carpet has been chosen and the areas measured you will be ready to schedule your installation. There are some guidelines you should note and you should check with your dealer or professional installer about any questions you may have prior to installation.

Before the installers arrive you should remove all fragile and breakable contents from the floor covering areas to be carpeted. Discuss with your dealer/professional installer about furniture removal. There is usually an additional charge for removing furniture, especially if it’s heavy. Please note again, professional installers are not responsible for emptying the contents of china closets, drawers and the like. It will help in the long run if you do that ahead of your scheduled installation. You should detach all electronics such as computers, TV’s (if they are to be removed in order to install the carpet), and make sure the wiring is off the floor if possible. All this should be done the day before your scheduled installation. If you have carpet down already, there may be an additional charge for removing the current carpet and carpet padding.There is quite a bit more to discuss for installation so keep on checking back.

For the best deals in carpet in the Greater Phoenix area, shop Carpet Depot Arizona. Carpet Depot has two valley locations to service the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Carpet Depot offers cheap carpet along with discount laminate flooring, discount hardwood flooring, carpet tiles and carpet remnants.

Discount Carpet and Cleaning

Shaw Flooring Industries is one of many in the flooring industry that answers questions about allergens and carpet. People are under the misconception that cheap carpet causes allergies and such. The falsehoods associated with this have been around for a long time. Let’s take a moment and think about carpet. Carpet as with any other type of discount flooring, can attract dust, soil and the like. So what do you do? Vacuum!! Regular, good old fashioned vacuuming your carpet along with periodically cleaning your carpet using hot-water (steam) extraction, will rid the carpet of any dirt, allergens etc. etc. On the other hand carpet does indeed keep dirt and particles down in the carpet until it is vacuumed, whereas on discount hardwood flooring these are constantly stirred up releasing them into the air. So along with comfort, acoustic value, colors, types, cost, we can add allergen reduction to the many great qualities of carpeting. As a sidebar, the new carpet fibers resist staining so one should vacuum regularly even if the carpet looks clean. Regarding chemical emission in the indoor environment, research has concluded that new carpet is one of the lowest emitters. The EPA found the emissions from carpet and carpet installation to be well below the recommended guidelines making discount carpet a great choice for those concerned about indoor air quality. One should have air ventilation for the first few days when carpet is installed. The University of North Carolina was involved in 2002 in a study. “Two schools were the subject…one school had mostly resilient tile floors while the other was 70-75% carpeted. The study found that airborne contaminants were higher over the tiled floors than over carpet”.

For the best selection of discount carpet in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, visit Carpet Depot. Carpet Depot has two locations servicing the valley. It is one of the largest independent stocking carpet dealers. For the best selection including carpet remnants at the best price visit Carpet Depot.

Discount Flooring – Commercial Carpet

Are you looking for discount carpet that is low profile, has tons of style, sophisticated, functional and totally unexpected? Then you might want to consider commercial carpet for your home. In today’s marketplace there are many customers that like the low profile provided by commercial carpet. You may have a loved one using a wheelchair or walker. You may have children and/or pets. You desire something a bit more tailored in appearance than the typical home cheap carpet. If the above sounds like you, you should look into purchasing commercial carpet. Many of today’s designers are bringing this option to their clients. The color choices are not as many as typical carpets, however there are many patterns and designs to choose from. The designs range from bold to subtle. There is bound to be a design and color of commercial carpet floor covering to please even the most discerning eye. There are even loop and cut-piles along with all the patterns. If you have pets you will want to stay away from loop styles commercial carpets. Consider commercial carpet, as an artistic adventure for your flooring needs. Commercial carpet goes well with all other types of flooring in your home.

Carpet Depot Arizona has 2 Metropolitan Phoenix locations to help carpet Arizona and flooring needs. They are one of the largest independent stocking floor covering dealers. They have samples galore to show you and a professional, knowledgeable sales staff to help you determine what is best and show you the best selection. For the best selection of cheap carpet, discount hardwood flooring, discounted laminate flooring, discount commercial carpet and carpet remnants, stop by either Carpet Depot valley location.

Linoleum with Discount Carpet

Armstrong is celebrating its 100th anniversary as the forerunner of linoleum. They led the US into the linoleum age in 1909!! There is currently resurgence in the floor covering industry of linoleum and it’s no surprise that Armstrong is leading the way. The linoleum of today isn’t what your grandparents had in their house. Why is there a renewed interest in linoleum, the product most boomers don’t use as discount flooring? One can only glean that it has something to do with sustainability.

Linoleum is made today as it was all those years ago with renewable raw materials including: “cork powder, linseed oil, limestone, organic pigments and jute backing”. In fact linoleum can add to your LEED rating, is compliant with California’s low-VOC emissions standards and that is only two “green” certifications- there are more. There are new patterns and colors that Armstrong has come out with for it’s 100th celebration.

Linoleum looks great with other flooring. Cheap carpet and discount hardwood flooring alike look great with linoleum. Keep in mind linoleum has a long life span as well as being green. Happy 100th year anniversary to Armstrong as it celebrates the introduction of linoleum to the U.S and thank you for always being “green”.

Visit either Carpet Depot location for the largest carpet selection in the Greater Phoenix area. Carpet Depot also carries Armstrong linoleum, discount laminate flooring, tile and hardwood flooring. As one of the largest independent floor covering dealers, Carpet Depot passes on the savings to its customers.

Discount Carpet Color Trends

Going through the current floor covering industry materials one can safely say there are no rules concerning color. Every manufacturer produces color trend carpets every year but in fact they also produce colors for years that people continue to buy. A great aspect of carpet is if in a few years you decide to redecorate and would like to use a different color palette it is easier to take out the existing carpet and replace it with new carpet than if you had discount hardwood flooring. Removing stone, porcelain/ceramic or discount laminate flooring is time consuming, costly and messy. Some colors remain constant and true in their definitions. Green is usually associated with nature. Gray is typically reserved for a more contemporary home. Red is for the dramatic at heart while rose reminds one of glamor. Of course neutrals are always in style. Since color has an impact on any room it should be kept in mind that lighter colors tend to make a room appear larger while darker colors tend to create a cozier atmosphere. However, don’t be afraid to use color. If you love a color in your home then use it on your floor. Color is meant to make us feel good especially in our home. One last piece of advice, don’t forget the furniture. You want to take into consideration the color of the furniture when making flooring purchases.

Carpet Depot has two locations in the greater Phoenix area to service the Phoenix Metro area. Carpet Depot is the largest independent cheap carpet and discount floor covering dealer in the area. We are able to pass along great savings to our customers. For all your flooring needs and for the best deals in the Phoenix area shop Carpet Depot.

Discount Carpet and Cheap Flooring Trends

There are many trends in the floor covering industry from color and size to different textures. Carpet comes in so many varieties it can be overwhelming. The same hold true for discount hardwood flooring, laminates, stone, ceramic and vinyl flooring. So how do you get started? Well take a deep breath and then answer some basic questions about the area you wish to purchase a new floor for. Think about how the room is used most Is it a heavy traffic area with a lot of activity? Does the room have lots of natural light? Does the room stand-alone or does it flow into other rooms? Is the feel of the room a casual feel or more formal feel? Do you entertain frequently? Does the room open to the outside? Are you selling your home in the immediate future? Are you planning on living in your home for a while? What do you want people to notice when they first enter a room? Understanding your expectations of the room will help you decide on what type of flooring you would like to purchase. It will help you narrow your decisions as to color, size and textures. The next blog will go into specific trends for different flooring types. In the meantime answer the above questions and you will get a great idea of what type of flooring you would like in your home. Accordingly, make sure you turn to a retailer that offers large stock selection of carpet rolls and tile laminates such as Carpet Depot which will be able to provide for your specific needs.

Discount Flooring – Vinyl

Boy has vinyl discount flooring come a long way since the 1950’s. In fact, don’t even think about the vinyl flooring in the house you grew up in. Vinyl is no longer that plastic looking, shiny ripped and pitted floor you had to live with. Thanks to advances in technology, today’s vinyl flooring comes in an array and assortment to please even the most discriminating tastes. Vinyl has joined tile and discount laminate flooring in offering an ideal flooring solution for less money with an endless selection of patterns, colors and configurations to choose from. If natural stone is the look you desire, there is a vinyl product for you. If your preference is slate, look no further than vinyl.

Vinyl can fit into any budget. Compared to natural stone and ceramic/porcelain tile, vinyl feels plush. Vinyl of the past was laid only in kitchens and baths. Today vinyl can be laid in any room including a great room. Vinyl is a great alternative if you have an active household as it offers easy maintenance and is stain resistant and resistant to scratching. Of course as with any flooring there are exceptions so keep those stiletto heels off any hard surface flooring! Along this line vinyl is offered in a selection of gloss (shininess). The less gloss, the easier it is to maintain on a daily basis from normal foot traffic. The same general rules of decorating apply to vinyl as any other hard surface; lighter cheap flooring will make a smaller room appear larger while darker floor covering will create an intimate setting and absorb the light. Whatever your choice and budget, today’s vinyl is worthy of consideration.

At Carpet Depot Arizona’s two metropolitan Phoenix locations we have an experienced sales staff to help you decide on flooring solutions for your needs. Carpet Depot has two fully stocked warehouses thus passing on savings to you. For the best selection of discount carpet and other discount flooring including laminate and tile and for your vinyl needs visit Carpet Depot.

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