I have a large room and I’ve been told that the room will require several carpet seams. Do I need to have extra seams and is there anything I can do to minimize them?
Carpet seams and seam locations are probably the biggest challenge in our industry. Since carpet only comes in certain widths, it is very likely large rooms will require at least one seam. Several factors need to be considered when deciding your seam location such as, furniture placement, directions of light source, doorways and traffic areas, number and length of seams and how it may affect seam placements in other rooms. There is usually no perfect scenario and often times you must compromise one of the criteria for another. A properly constructed seam is generally still noticeable, but depending on what style and color of carpet you have, it may be more or less noticeable in your situation.
I want a different color carpet in one of my rooms, but I’ve been told it will either require more material or I will need to have T-seams. Is this true?
Yes, generally speaking if you install a separate color carpet in one room that requires a seam, you will either need to purchase additional carpet or use T- seams. T-seams make it possible to eliminate excessive waste.
I have cats that occasionally have accidents on my carpet. What type of carpet can I buy to minimize this problem?
There are several carpet fibers on the market that will essentially oxidize any organic liquid that comes in contact with the carpet. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, there is padding that is designed with pets in mind that prevents liquid from reaching the decking.
I want a berber or level loop product installed in my office area, but I’ve been concerned that the fiber can run when it’s pulled. Are there any loop products that don’t run?
Yes there are loop products that have enhanced backings designed to prevent the fiber from running.
How often should I clean my carpet?
Always refer to your manufacturer’s warranty for cleaning instructions. Each fiber has different characteristics. Improper cleaning is one of the leading causes of damage to carpet fiber.
I remember when carpet was very inexpensive to purchase. Why is it so expensive now?
Carpet and padding are petroleum based products and therefore increase in price as the cost of oil increases.
I am environmentally conscious. Are there any types of carpet that are better for our environment?
The carpet industry is just now experimenting on recycled fiber, but it has not been cost effective to bring to the market yet. However, most padding comes from recycled materials.