Softness, comfort, texture, color…there are countless reasons to love carpet.
Carpet is an integral and valuable part of most of our homes. And although we love the beauty of other floors like hardwood, laminate, tile, and resilient luxury vinyl flooring, we also know and love all the great benefits of carpet. Here are just a few:
Carpet can be an incredible design element to the room. Whether you choose a striking color, pattern, or texture, it can be the foundation of a room’s entire design.
Color is an important aspect of self expression and design. Your options are truly limitless to create the look that is uniquely you.
Carpet combined with carpet cushioning serves as a tremendous noise reducer in your home.
With today’s technology, carpets are a durable and sound investment for even the busiest of homes.
Multiple scientific studies conclude that carpet fibers trap potential allergy-causing particulates from being in the air stream.
Create texture with uneven loops, or choose uncut level loops for high-traffic areas.
Go for dramatic, unique visuals with loops and cuts of varying heights.
Create a less formal look with the smooth, level finish of twisted yarns.
The most important step in caring for your carpet is vacuuming it thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high-traffic areas.
Walking on soiled carpet allows the soil particles to work their way below the surface of the pile where they are far more difficult to remove and can damage the carpet fibers. Frequent vacuuming removes these particles from the surface before problems occur. For rooms with light traffic, vacuum the carpet traffic lanes twice weekly and the entire area once weekly. In areas with heavy traffic, vacuum the carpet traffic lanes daily and the entire area twice weekly. Up to three passes of the machine will suffice for light soiling, but five to seven passes are necessary for heavily soiled areas. Change the vacuuming direction occasionally to help stand the pile upright and reduce matting.
An inexpensive machine may remove surface dirt but will not effectively remove the hidden dirt and particles embedded in the pile. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner to get the dirt you can’t see and prolong the beauty and life of your carpet. To ensure that your vacuum will conform to the highest industry standards, make sure that your vacuum cleaner is certified through the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval/Green Label Vacuum Cleaner Program. Visit www.carpet-rug.org for details and listings.
Shaw recommends using vacuums with a rotating brush or combination beater/brush bar that agitates the carpet pile and mechanically loosens soil for removal. Carpet with thick loop pile construction, particularly wool and wool-blend styles, may be sensitive to brushing or rubbing of the pile surface and may become fuzzy. In addition, shag (or cabled) styles with long pile yarns tend to wrap around the rotating brushes causing damage to the yarn. For these products, Shaw recommends a suction-only vacuum or a vacuum with an adjustable brush lifted away from the carpet so it does not agitate the pile. Be sure to test a vacuum with a beater/brush bar in an inconspicuous location before regular use, to make sure it doesn’t produce excessive fuzzing.
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The mobile showroom brings convenience and selection right to your home so you can get a clear picture of what products will look best in your space.
Our mobile showrooms carry a wide selection of products so you won’t be wasting your time driving back and forth to different showrooms. Get it all done at one time.
In a world where we have so many choices, we want to simplify the process for you. No more “sample over-load”. We want this experience to be relaxing and fun! Your experience means everything to us!