Carpet Depot Blog Energy Efficiency

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.

Andy Pappas

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My name is Andy Pappas and i have been in the carpet business since 1974. Since coming to Arizona i have done many different things here, i left the business and endeavored into different careers from media to restaurants. I was known as Taste of Arizona, on KFYI and on KKNT, and Kxam, i have been publisher of Arizona Gourmet magazine out of Tucson and then had a Five star restaurant called La Piccola Cucina in Phoenix. Time went by in my 28 years here in Phoenix and i returned to my roots as a carpet expert and acquired Carpet Depot in 2017 and have enjoyed the success of being realigned with the flooring industry where much of my family has been in for the past 50 years. I still have many relationships that I had in my earlier life in the industry. Now I am able to offer my customers the ability to have the latest styles and colors in the carpet market for the best prices available . we have over 250 rolls of carpet in stock that allow us to offer Quality for less, so i invite all of you to come in and see that we are Carpet People who know our industry and give the best value in town. We carry all the top lines like Mohawk, Dreamweaver, Masland, Dixie, Revolution, Phoenix,Marquis, Gullistan,Tuftex, Shaw, and more. So please come and visit us when looking for great carpet and flooring. We look forward to seeing you, Thanks for coming to our web site and contact us for your every flooring need.

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