Carpets

Is Carpet Recommended for Someone with Allergies?

By Adam Bissey / July 18, 2019

When it comes to dust and allergens, carpets tend to hold them in a pile until they are vacuumed. When you sweep hard surface floors, or when a draft comes into your room, allergens can enter the air and your lungs. In this instance, the carpet is better for someone with allergies. On the other…

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Is Any Carpet Mold and Mildew Resistant?

By Adam Bissey / July 18, 2019

Most synthetic carpet fibers—such as polyester, nylon, polyester, acrylic, and triexta—are mold and mildew resistant. Regardless, if moisture reaches between the carpet and the subfloor, where it sits for an extended period of time, mold can grow and cause issues.

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What Are the Average Costs I Should Expect When Purchasing Carpet?

By Adam Bissey / July 18, 2019

Carpet pricing ranges from low to high, depending on the quality of the carpet and materials used.

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What Is Steam Cleaning?

By Adam Bissey / July 18, 2019

A hot-water extraction method in which no steam is actually produced. This is done from a truck-mounted carpet cleaning unit, or when a truck-mounted unit cannot be reached, a portable, self–contained system is brought into the cleaning area. Many carpet manufacturers recommend you to choose IICRC certified carpet cleaning professionals.

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Why Are Some Carpets Measured by Square Yard and Others by Square Foot?

By Adam Bissey / July 18, 2019

Until a few years ago carpeting was always measured by the square yard. Recently, the common measurement was changed to square footage to make it less confusing for homeowners.

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Why Does My New Carpet Appear to Be Shedding?

By Adam Bissey / July 18, 2019

Shedding or piling is very normal for new carpeting, especially those made with staple carpet fibers (as opposed to bulked continuous filament (BCF) fibers). When yarn is sheared at a factory, pieces fall into the pile of carpets. These pieces become loose after installation. Most shedding will stop in a short time with regular vacuuming.…

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