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Why Carpet Padding is Necessary?

The carpet padding you choose is just as important as the carpet itself. Choose luscious, soft carpet padding to minimize noise, maximize warmth, prioritize your family’s comfort and extend the life of your floor.

Why Carpet Padding?

Carpet padding, or cushion, is the unseen comfort that makes your carpet look and feel great. Carpet pad supports the floor by minimizing noise and maximizing warmth and can even extend the life of your carpet.

Benefits of padding:

  • Supports your carpet, helping it last longer
  • Gives your carpet a richer, thicker, softer feel
  • Brings warmth and quiet to your home by absorbing sound
  • Increases insulation, making your space more energy efficient
  • Keeps your carpet cleaner, allowing greater air flow and dirt removal during vacuuming
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Want to know more about  Shaw Carpet Padding?

Add life to your carpet with padding. ShawFloors offers premium, preferred and value options that add comfort, support and durability to your carpet so you will love your floor even more. Learn more.

 

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What to Expect – Carpet Installation

 

A proper, professional installation is crucial to the life and performance of your carpet. Because of this, it is important to know what to expect during your carpet installation.

Your flooring dealer will typically take care of the basics. They will send out an estimator to measure your rooms and determine how to minimize waste to maximize your carpet. They will also suggest a local professional installer who is familiar with your carpet and has the necessary experience to install it in your home. It is important to speak with the installer prior to the installation to determine exactly what they will be responsible for and to set a schedule for the work. The installation team will need to use your electricity to power their tools as well as an area to work.

Most installers will move your furniture as part of their installation; however, you will still need to move your small items like lamps, televisions or any other breakables before the installer arrives. If you have any larger items, oversized furniture or appliances you may need to arrange to have this moved by a third party, but check with your installer first, they can tell you just what to expect. Your overall goal is to move any items that could get broken while making your installer’s job as easy as possible. This will speed up the installation process.

Once the work begins, your installer will be responsible for removing and disposing of your old carpet. They will remove any moulding or trim in the room and prep the subfloor for installation. Moulding and trim can be fragile and despite their best efforts, your installation team may break a few pieces. If this happens, it is typically your responsibility to replace them. At some point, your installer may need to remove your doors to complete the installation. If the new carpet is thicker, your doors will have to be trimmed before they can be reinstalled. Most carpet installers do not perform carpentry work so it will be your responsibility to either trim them yourself or hire a professional to reinstall them.

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Which Floor for Which Room?

All the floors in your home benefit from innovative technology to ensure comfort, looks and the best performance. But different rooms have their own special requirements that you should consider when you make your choice.

Entrance and hallway – People coming and going will bring dirt and damp into your home putting special demands on this part of the floor. Choose a hard surface that can stand up to moderate damp and is easy to clean.

Office –If keeping your office quiet for concentration and comfort is a top priority you should consider floors with good acoustic properties. You’ll probably want a tough surface that’s won’t be easily damaged by office furnishings or heavy use, if you expect a lot of visitors. Floors with anti-static properties can be a wise investment if you use a lot of electrical equipment.

Kitchens –Spills and dropped food and equipment are a fact of life however careful you are as a cook. Choose a floor that not only has good stain and traffic resistance, but that will also stand up to light moisture and repeated cleaning.

Bathrooms –Water makes the bathroom a challenging environment and you must be careful to select a floor that is water-resistant. In addition, for safety you’ll need to be sure that the floor won’t be slippery when it’s damp and that it will be easy to clean.

Bedroom –Your bedroom is often a very personal space so you’ll be looking at a wide range of decorative finishes. Don’t forget that looks are just part of the equation and that you’ll also want to be sure that it’s comfortable and warm for bare feet.

Kid’s bedroom/Playroom –Kid’s bedrooms often have to accommodate a wide variety of play as well as sleep. To cope with active youngsters you’ll need a tough, practical floor that’s comfortable but also easy to look after and clean, and that will also help to keep noise levels down.

Living room – Often the center of the home, you need a multi-purpose floor that reflects your style but can stand up to the challenge of a variety of activities. A tough surface that’s easy to clean and look after will reduce the time you need to spend keeping your living room looking good.

Looking for help selecting which floor for your specific space? Ask an Underfoot Flooring expert to assist you with getting the full technical specifications for the flooring you are considering.

Courtesy of TarkettFlooring.com. Read the full article here.

We’ve expanded our showroom!

You are invited to visit our newly expanded showroom. Explore all your design options from hardwood, stone & tile, laminates, area rugs and of course, beautiful carpet!

Call ahead to book a free design consultation!

We’re open Mondays to Fridays 9am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm. Plenty of free parking and children are welcome.

Find us next to the Oliver Car and Truck, North of Oliver on Highway 97.