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FAQ's About Carpet

Aug 7, 2019 12:38:00 PM / by Jessica Mushinsky

If you are getting ready to renovate your floor for your home or business you probably have a lot of questions - as you should! This is a big investment that will last you many years so you need to be sure you are getting the right product for what you need! Below is a list of some frequently asked questions and answers.


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Q: I have pets but I want carpet, am I doomed?

A: Absolutely not! Of course pets create different factors in choosing a carpet but in the carpet industry today they know that many homes have a fur baby or two and have developed fiber technology to with stand all the crazy messes your pets can make.


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Q: Why do I have to purchase extra carpet for my installation?

A: Most carpet comes in 12-foot rolls so if your room is over twelve feet in either direction, you will need to have a seam. Since carpet is directional, you will need to order more carpet to create your seamed areas in the room. It is not unusual for jobs to have 15-20% of unused carpet.



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Q: What is the difference between polyester and nylon carpet?

A: . The main difference in the materials is price. Nylon carpet have been proven to be more resilient, which means, when a carpet fiber is crushed, its ability to return to normal is better than most. Polyester is also a high-quality carpet solution. It is exceptionally stain-resistant and typically more budget-friendly. Both materials provide soft carpets, have an extensive selection of colors and patterns. 


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Q: Will the color of my carpet fade?

A: Carpet color can fade over time due to sunlight. If you have a particularly sunny room with carpet it is a good idea to have window treatments that allow you to protect the carpet color from the sun's rays. Also if not maintained properly and if the carpet is in high traffic areas the fibers will stain over time. Therefore its important to vacuum and shampoo your carpet regularly and have it professionally cleaned once a year.




Q: What about allergies?

A: Carpet is probably the best for allergies because holds onto allergens more (which is a good thing!) I know, crazy right? It keeps them there instead of floating in the air 4-7 feet off the ground in front of your face. A good vacuum sucks them up so they go form the floor into the vacuum and that's it!

Some people are allergic to wool, so a wool carpet would not be a good choice for these people but, there are plenty of other carpet fibers that can be great alternatives!


If one of your questions is not answered here, we encourage you to ask in the comment section.

For more frequently asked flooring questions, visit us next week where we will discuss tile. Thanks for reading!




Topics: cost, diy, maintenance, carpet

Jessica Mushinsky

Written by Jessica Mushinsky