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.

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.

Carpet Pad Benefits

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!!!

Discount Laminate Flooring Part 1

Lately it seems everyone is talking about discount laminate flooring. What exactly is laminate flooring? It is a manufactured product that is made to simulate the look of its counterpart natural products like wood for example. Today’s technology allows the manufacturing of realistic looking wood floor covering complete with texture and grains. If it’s a rustic wood look you want, it’s in laminate. If it’s a contemporary, warm tone wood look you want, it’s in laminate. If you like the look of exotic wood it’s in laminate. Virtually every type of natural hardwood flooring has a laminate counterpart. Why choose laminate over wood? There are numerous reasons to do so. In this economy cost is an issue for most consumer. Laminate flooring is significantly less costly than its natural counterpart. Along with cost comes maintenance. In fact they usually go hand in hand as most people have to hire a professional to maintain natural flooring on a regular basis. Laminate flooring requires less maintenance. Laminate wood flooring does not need to be varnished or waxed and is naturally stain resistant. Discount laminate flooring is perfect if you have a busy household, have an active lifestyle, have pets and don’t want to work hard to maintain. Laminate flooring has been around for a relatively short period of time in the United States, approximately 25 years. It has been used in Europe extensively for many years because laminate flooring can be installed over existing flooring (in most cases) including the older European buildings.

Visit either Carpet Depot location for a huge selection of discount laminate flooring from names you know and trust including Alloc, Mohawk Carpet and Flooring, and Shaw Carpet and Shaw Flooring. You will be amazed at the real wood look. In fact you might be fooled as many people are.

Mohawk Flooring Announces SmartStrand

Mohawk Flooring and DuPont have partnered to develop a luxurious carpet made with SmartStrand. SmartStrand carpet with DuPont Sorona is leading the way in the carpet industry for sustainability. A key ingredient in SmartStrand is Sorona fiber which is produced from the sugar found in corn (corn sugar). Corn sugar is a renewable resource. In fact 37% of Sonora is made from renewable resources. This is the first time in the carpet and flooring industry that you can have soft, luxurious carpet with durability and have stain resistance permanently engineered into it while being environmentally friendly. Stain protection is built into every single SmartStrand Fiber so it will never wash or wear off. Imagine being able to remove red wine spills from your floor covering (even if you find it 3 days after the spill)!!!

There is more… greenhouse gas emissions from producing Sorona is 63% less than other fibers. Mohawk carpet is backing up their confidence in their SmartStrand carpet line by providing industry leading product warranties. We at Carpet Depot applaud Mohawk Flooring Industries and DuPont for providing carpet that is both a high performance carpet and has environmental benefits.

Stop by either Valley Carpet Depot and you will find a fabulous selection of Mohawk Carpet including their new carpet made with SmartStrand. Carpet Depot is the largest independent stocking flooring dealer in the Greater Phoenix Area enabling us to provide discount flooring to the consumer.

Please note: SmartStrand is a registered trademark of Mohawk Industries.
DuPont is a registered trademark
Sorona is a registered trademark of DuPont

Cheap Carpet Styles and Types

Shopping for discount flooring can be a fun and rewarding experience provided you know some of the basics. Manufacturers of carpet including Shaw Carpet and Mohawk Carpet make carpeting in basically these six different styles:

1. Textured carpet: has alternating twists of yarn that gives it a two-tone look. This carpet is a great floor covering for an active area as it hides footprints and vacuum marks. It adds casual beauty to any area and is perfect for the entire house.
2. Saxony or plush: each yarn has a uniform finish for a soft, velvet luxurious feel. This carpet is great for a formal, traditional, elegant look. It is not the first choice for high traffic areas or an active household.
3. Frieze: a great choice for an active household. Each strand of yarn has a very high twist level which gives this cut pile carpet durability and long wear. Frieze comes in various pile heights giving you a variety of choices.
4. Cable: constructed from thicker usually longer yarn. Great choice for a bedroom or living room where you want comfort underfoot. It is not the best choice for high traffic areas.
5. Looped: often referred to as Berber this carpet is made from bulky yarns in a loop pile construction. This carpet is a great all purpose, long lasting carpet and is a low pile.
6. Cut and Loop: a combination of cut and looped yarns which creates patterned effects and surface textures. This style of carpet is very in style and can be used for casual or formal areas (fun geometric and formal botanicals).

Carpet Depot Arizona is the number cheap flooring store in the metropolitan Phoenix area that carries discount carpet in all styles. If you are looking for carpet remnants and have a style in mind Carpet Depot is the place to shop.

Carpet Depot Blog Energy Efficiency

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.

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