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.
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.
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.