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Understanding Carpet 

Understanding seams:


Carpet flooring is available in standard sizing of 12 - 15 feet in length. Unless the room to be carpeted is narrower than these widths, the carpeting must be seamed. The degree of seam visibility depends on the texture and coloring of the carpet, lighting in the room, and even furniture placement.


Higher quality carpet will typically have greater pile density, and stronger twist construction. These elements will ensure that your flooring will stand up better against wear and tear.

Backing and Loops:


As carpet bends over stairs, its backing may show depending on the type of carpeting, texture, color, and density. Looped carpets can also snag, particularly at a seam or at a carpet transition.


Once a carpet is installed in a new home, it can look lighter than the in-store sample. Lighter colored carpet might visually expand the size of the room and darker carpeting will seem to bring the walls closer together. Neutral colors are best for resale value or if you change décor styles frequently.

What's Underneath:

A good carpet pad can make all the difference between a good feeling carpet and a great feeling carpet. Carpet padding is the layer of material between the carpet and the floor below. The carpet cushion or padding, not the carpet itself, determines how your carpet feels beneath your feet. A quality carpet cushion helps maintain the look of the carpet, and can even extend the life and comfort of your new floor covering. This will provide stronger protection against everyday wear and tear.

Stain Warranty:


It is important to understand exactly what is covered by the warranty of your specific choice of carpet. Higher quality carpet usually comes with a better, more inclusive warranty.

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