Posted On April 22, 2009
Today is Earth Day and a great topic is “going green”. In the carpet and flooring industry many strides have been taken to do just that, go green. Everything from developing new environmentally friendly methods of producing fibers to recycling programs for flooring that is no longer viable in the home. Hard surfaces now include fabulous discount laminate flooring that “mimics” natural discount hardwood flooring. Floor covering professionals even have a difficult time deciding whether a floor is hardwood flooring or laminate flooring. These laminates are durable and longer lasting than their natural counterparts. Longevity means less recycling and longer lasting in the home. Longer life cycles mean less impact on our environment creating less of a carbon footprint.
Today carpet manufacturers such as Shaw Carpet and Mohawk Carpet have taken seriously the need to develop new way of manufacturing carpet to produce less greenhouse gas emissions. Today’s carpets are durable, longwearing, environmentally friendly and help decrease noise pollution. Noise pollution creates a very unfriendly environment for residents and visitors alike. Today’s fabulous houses tend to have higher ceilings creating a need to decrease sound. Carpet is a perfect fit if you have high ceilings.
Another environmental consideration is the use of ceramic/porcelain tile over the use of natural stone. Ceramic/porcelain tile manufacturers such as Mohawk Flooring and Shaw Flooring have developed environmentally sound methods of producing the product. Natural stone is non-renewable. The maintenance required is much more significant than it’s ceramic/porcelain counterpart. Again the ceramic/porcelain product is made to “mimic” its natural counterpart, fooling many floor covering professionals.
Whatever type of flooring you choose stop in at Carpet Depot for the valley’s largest in stock selection of cheap carpet, carpet remnants and a large selection of laminate flooring and ceramic/porcelain flooring to satisfy everyone’s taste.
Posted On April 16, 2009
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.
Posted On April 2, 2009
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