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What is important to consider? When selecting carpet there are several important things to keep in mind. You need to carefully look at the style of the carpet for your interior design and the appropriateness to the environment in which it will be used. In addition, the thickness, density and composition of your pad will make a significant difference in the life and enjoyment of your new floor.
Styles of carpet Carpet today is produced in several different styles. Some of the styles you will see are Berbers, Plush, Texture, Frieze, Commercial and Indoor/Outdoor carpet. The yarns, also known as fibers, in carpet are made of synthetic material such as nylon, polyester, polypropylene and olefin; also some manufacturers utilize natural material such as wool. These fibers are then tufted with a strong primary backing, most often polypropylene olefin, but sometimes using other resilient materials as backing. Some fibers are naturally more stain- and wear-resistant then others. When selecting your carpet, be sure to ask your floor consultant about the stain resistance of your selection. The application method and stain inhibitors both will dictate the effectiveness of the stain-resistance level of each individual carpet. Sound confusing? That’s where we come in. We will sit down with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our ultimate goal is to make sure you are pleased with your selection, price and service from start to finish!
Selecting the right pad Selecting the right carpet pad is as critical as selecting the right carpet. The pad will have a direct influence on the longevity and overall appearance of your new carpet. All carpet pads are not the same and it is an important factor in your new flooring investment. Carpet pad should be selected according to the manufacturers’ specifications for thickness and density. Using the wrong pad can void carpet warranties, accelerate the wear of carpet and even lead to the carpet buckling. Ask your floor consultant about the revolutionary breakthrough in anti-microbial treated pad; now in stock! For plush carpets, it is generally specified to use a 7/16”-thick pad with a minimum of a 6-pound density. If using a foam pad, the density requirements do not stay the same, however the thickness typically does. Berber carpets, or a thinner loop carpet, generally require a thickness not to exceed 3/8” and must be very dense. Remember, these styles of carpet are not made to feel as soft as a plush carpet. Several types of carpet pad made today, are resistant to moisture such as spills or minor pet accidents. They may also have an enzyme built in to help mask odors and prevent mold and mildew growth. Some of these products are hypo-allergenic and can also prevent dust mites. The additional costs of these pads are well worth the investment; especially when children are involved. Ask your consultant to demonstrate the difference a high-quality pad will make.
“The carpet looks awesome!! I am really really happy—in and out in 2 hours—and they had to move all the furniture—and somehow put everything back perfectly in place—guys were very professional!”
-Betsy S. – Derwood, MD
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We specialize in carpeting including berber carpeting, plush carpeting, low pile carpeting, loop pile carpeting and frieze carpeting in North Potomac, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Olney, Kentlands, Derwood, Clarksburg, Boyds, Germantown, Damascus, Mt. Airy, Urbana, Silver Spring, N.W. D.C., Takoma Park, Garrett Park, Monrovia, Hyattsville, Ellicott City, Chevy Chase, Frederick, New Market, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Kensington, Laytonville, Dickerson, Poolesville, Montgomery Village, Washington Grove and all of Montgomery County Maryland.
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