Posted On July 7, 2009
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.
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.