Posted On July 27, 2009
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.
Posted On July 20, 2009
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.
Posted On July 12, 2009
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.