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  • Trendy Carpet Patterns Trendy Carpet Patterns

    Trendy Carpet Patterns

Trendy Carpet Patterns

Carpet with a pattern is hot and is the latest style and fashion customers are wild about!! Classic Carpets one of the largest floorcovering stores in South Carolina serving Greenville, Simpsonville and Mauldin has a wide selection of patterned carpets fitting any customer’s tastes. Pattern on a carpet is a design either imprinted directly on the carpet or spun and later tufted by the carpet loom to create various heights in the yarn. Many of the patterns on carpet are geometric  in design and can come in one color or multiple colors. At Classic Carpets, the Stanton line has patterned carpets that look spectacular as stair runners and in media rooms. Karastan, HGTV, Dixie Homes, Mohawk, Tuftex, Shaw and Masland lines can all be found at Classic Carpets.

By |March 29th, 2013|Carpet|0 Comments
  • Choosing Carpet Cushion Choosing Carpet Cushion

    Choosing Carpet Cushion

Choosing Carpet Cushion

Carpet cushion is a crucial part of your flooring and should not be forgotten. Each step across your flooring creates hundreds of pounds of pressure. The cushion helps alleviate that pressure, and the decrease in pressure makes your carpet feel richer, thicker, and softer.

One excellent product we sell and recommend is eco-friendly TripleTouch cushion. Manufactured by Shaw Floors, TripleTouch is an innovatively designed urethane cushion that feels exceptionally luxurious underfoot. In Shaw studies, 9 out of 10 customers prefer the comfort of TripleTouch cushion.

And TripleTouch cushion is environmentally friendly. It’s made with natural oils, reducing our dependency on petroleum-based products. In addition, the backing system’s primary components are made from recycled content.

This cushion comes in two density specifications:

  • PremiumTouch, with an 8-lb. density and 7/16-inch thickness
  • UltimateTouch, with a 10-lb. density and 7/16-inch thickness

Shaw backs the TripleTouch Cushion products with a “Life of the Home” cushion warranty, plus extended carpet warranties on all 4- and 5-Star Shaw carpets when installed over TripleTouch cushion:<nbsp;>

TripleTouch cushion is an outstanding choice, because it provides unsurpassed comfort, exceptional performance, and environmental responsibility.

For an even greener solution, Shaw Floors has introduced a brand-new product: EcoFiberTouch cushion—made from 100% recycled synthetic fibers. A perfect combination of eco-friendliness and comfort.

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  • Solid vs Engineered Hardwood Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

    Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid

Solid wood is milled from a single 3/4”-thick piece of hardwood. Because of its thickness, a solid hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished over several generations of use. Solid wood flooring expands and contracts with changes in your home’s relative humidity. Normally, installers compensate for this movement by leaving an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Base molding or quarter-round is traditionally used to hide the extra space.

Engineered

Engineered wood is produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed at all levels of the home.

Consider these factors when deciding between solid or engineered hardwood flooring:

Where’s it going?

Your hardwood floor will be in one of three locations:

  1. On grade—at ground level
  2. Above grade—second level or higher
  3. Below grade—below ground level, including basements or sunken living rooms

Traditional solid hardwood flooring is not well-suited for high-moisture areas, such as bathrooms or below-grade installations. The construction of engineered hardwood gives it enhanced structural stability and moisture resistance, so that it may be installed at any grade level.

What type of subfloor do you have?

If you plan to install over concrete, you must use an engineered product to ensure structural integrity. Solid wood flooring or engineered flooring may be used over plywood, wood, or OSB subfloors.

Will moisture be in the room?

If so, you’ll want to select an engineered hardwood. The moisture resistance of an engineered hardwood makes it suitable for rooms where the presence of moisture is possible, such as bathrooms.

Provided by shawfloors.com

  • Breathe Easier Breathe Easier

    Breathe Easier

Breathe Easier

Living with asthma or allergies? Carpet is an allergen catcher:

Remove the majority of allergens from carpet—and significantly reduce mite populations—by regular vacuuming (using a high-efficiency filter) and by periodic cleaning with the hot-water extraction or steam-cleaning method.

Carpets and allergens—answers to some common misconceptions

Some bio-pollutants, such as animal dander, dust mites, and mold, have been linked to allergies and asthma—and many of these substances are commonly found in the home. It’s important to understand that the mere presence of allergens does not pose a hazard. For an allergen to have an impact on human systems, it must be inhaled; and for inhalation to occur, it must be airborne.

Carpet acts as a trap for allergens

Carpet is capable of holding significant quantities of soil, dust, etc., without appearing dirty. Carpet is quite efficient at keeping allergens and other small particles such as pollen out of the air. In fact, data from a Swedish government study indicates that when use of carpet declined, the number of people reporting allergy problems increased.

Regular cleaning using a vacuum with a high-efficiency filter and periodic cleaning using hot-water extraction (“steam cleaning”) removes the majority of allergen from carpet as well as significantly reducing mite populations.

Research on carpet

STUDY:

In 2002, two schools in North Carolina were the subject of a study conducted by Research Triangle Institute and University of North Carolina investigators. One school had mostly resilient tile floors, while the other was 70-75% carpeted. The study found that airborne contaminants, possible sources of allergens, were higher over the tiled floors than over carpet.

STUDY:

Also in 2002, Professional Testing Laboratory studied the effect of foot traffic on air quality, using commercial carpet and commercial vinyl flooring. Following 16 minutes of foot traffic over both surfaces, the particulate […]