Posted On May 14, 2009
You have decided what type of discount carpet to put in your home and now you must decide on carpet padding that goes underneath the carpet. Carpet padding can also be referred to as carpet cushion depending on the area of the country you are purchasing your flooring. Carpet padding is so important because it determines how the carpet feels when you walk on it. Padding absorbs foot traffic making cheap carpet feel better. Carpet padding can significantly improve a carpet’s sound absorption thus providing even better acoustics than carpet alone. It also aids along with carpet in keeping a room at room temperature. There are many different types of padding manufactured today. Included are types that have an odor guard, help block moisture and help fight stains. Proper cushioning can help extend the life and look of your carpet by being the barrier between the sub-floor and the carpet and providing airspace under the carpet.
In fact padding helps keep your carpet clean. By providing the barrier and keeping the discount carpet off the sub-floor, the carpet is allowed to “breathe”. Every time you vacuum that airspace allows for the dirt to be brought to the vacuum. It is a very efficient way of keeping carpet clean!!
There are different types of carpet padding which will be the subject of a future blog. Consult your carpet dealer to help determine which is the best carpet padding for the carpet you choose and the lifestyle you lead.
Visit Carpet Depot in Phoenix Arizona for the largest in-stock selection of floor covering and carpet pad. Carpet Depot has two convenient valley locations serving metropolitan Phoenix area for over 29 years!!!
Posted On May 9, 2009
Why carpet? This question gets asked a lot. With so many discount flooring options available why indeed choose carpet? One answer is to definitely have carpet in the bedrooms. I have recently had two friends have two very different accidents in their bedrooms. The first has tile in her bedroom as she has four dogs. She got up in the middle of the night, tripped and went head first down onto the tile suffering a concussions and multiple bruising. In fact, she looked like she went 10 rounds with Tyson. Another friend has discount hardwood flooring with an area rug in her bedroom. She tripped on the area rug, fell on the hardwood flooring and suffered damage to her knee, so bad that she had to spend a few weeks in rehab. Carpeting in the bedroom is in fact preferable for the very reasons stated above. It is also a built in acoustic system enabling better conversation. While hardwood flooring, discount laminate flooring, ceramic/porcelain and natural stone tile all have their places in kitchens and baths, the bedroom areas offer residents and guests much better protection with carpeting. Today there is such a vast array of carpet design and colors for all tastes and price points. Padding offerings are far greater and superior then in the past. You can’t go wrong with carpet.
Carpet Depot offers two locations in the greater Phoenix area, an east side location and west side location. Each location is a fully stocked warehouse that keeps costs down and lets them pass the savings onto the consumer. For the largest selection of cheap carpet and carpet pad visit Carpet Depot.
Posted On March 18, 2009
Do you want discount flooring that is energy efficient, good looking, durable, and easy on your feet? You might want to consider wall-to-wall carpet and carpet pad. It has been proven that wall-to-wall carpet increases the R-value of the area covered giving you the potential to save on utility costs. The R-value measures a material’s resistance to the movement of heat.
An excerpt from Shaw Flooring, a leader in the flooring industry: “Test results from Johns Manville Technical Center Thermal Labs, one of the most sophisticated laboratories of its kind in the world, confirm carpet and (carpet) pad significantly increase R-value compared to other flooring material.
Test results from the different carpet constructions were compared to three hard surface products - ceramic tile, laminate, and engineered hardwood - and the differences were dramatic:
* Carpet vs. engineered hardwood: From 3 to 7 times the R-value.
* Carpet vs. laminate: From 4 to 8 times the R-value.
* Carpet vs. ceramic tile: From 8 to 17 times the R-value.”
Naturally the potential energy saving will vary depending on such things as local utility/energy costs and the type of floor construction.
According to Dr. Alan Hedge, professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University “Carpet feels warmer to the touch than other floor coverings because the air at room temperature is trapped by the carpet fibers which acts as an insulator, and carpet has a low thermal diffusivity compared to other floor materials that have higher thermal diffusivities resulting in greater thermal discomfort”.
Carpet Depot is the largest Arizona carpet stocking dealer. They offer a large variety of cheap carpet and carpet pad (also know as cushion) for every taste and budget. Their knowledgeable sales force can assist you in choosing the perfect wall-to-wall carpet/padding as well as other discount flooring surfaces.