I recently attended a flooring trade show which debuted new designer carpeting styles for 2010. This video montage shows the industry’s latest trends in designer carpets. Find a style for your own home remodeling project. If you see something that captivates your attention, contact Textures Flooring or call 615-228-2922.
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Andrew Denny discusses the options customers have available when carpeting their homes. He explains the different carpet styles and patterns available and provides viewers a chance to preview what is available to them.
We see many clients that need new carpet but don’t know what they want. Buying carpet is not something most people buy everyday, so knowing what you may need can seem overwhelming. There are a few simple questions you can answer that may make the process of how to buy carpet a lot easier and provide you and your home a great fit.
Our carpet buying guide:
1. Are you the Brady Bunch or Empty Nester’s? This is important because some carpets are easier to clean and maintain then others. For instance, wool carpet is very cleanable, but is more difficult to maintain then nylon and polyester. Most of the families that buy carpet at Textures like easy care, so we recommend a synthetic fiber that wears well and cleans great.
2. What is your budget? Carpet is a very affordable floor covering, but prices range drastically. Many people may not realize this when buying carpet the for the first time. Carpet is sold by the square foot, and you have to remember that you will need cushion and installation as well. Typically a good carpet will be about $3.50 per square foot installed. That means for an average family room (400 sf) you will spend $1400.00.
3. Carpet is the foundation for a room’s decor. Do you want to make a statement or do you just want it to blend? If you are doing multiple rooms, you may want something different in each area. Textures clients typically use a patterned loop in living areas and something soft and traditional in bedrooms.
New carpet makes such a difference in a home. Please remember that it is a large undertaking and investment, so be try to be prepared. Textures Flooring will be happy to walk you through the carpet-buying process and answer any questions you may have.
Nothing is worse than deciding on a home repair or chore that requires a lot of money to fix, but is not in the budget. I know for a lot of people stained carpet is a source of embarrassment when entertaining, and right now it is not possible to replace it or even spend the few hundred dollars for cleaning. I have listed below a great spot cleaning method for synthetic fibers (nylon, polyester, etc.). All you need now is some elbow grease.
How to fix carpet stains:
Step 1: Fill half a cup with really warm water.
Step 2: Add a dime-sized amount of dish soap.
Step 3: Add a splash of white vinegar (distilled works best but others work too).
Step 4: Add half a teaspoon of baking soda.
Step 5: Mix together and scrub the mix into the carpet using a rag or scrub brush.
Step 6: Let it sit for five minutes.
Step 7: Use a dry rag to dab out the mixture.
Try to always use a white cotton towel when cleaning carpet and also remember to test this solution in an out of the way place before the middle of the room. If you have wool carpet, check out the Wools of New Zealand , as its website has listed a way to clean everything. Remember, most Persian and oriental rugs are wool, so these instructions will work for those too. Also, the stain is usually in the carpet cushion or pad. This is why stains that appear clean often comeback.