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.
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.
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.