Do you get odd spots on your carpets that look like stains or spills, but they’re not? Have you experienced an unexpected color change-even in a newer carpet? It’s often related to a phenomenon the carpet industry calls pile reversal. It isn’t actually a stain or a defect. It happens when the pile of your carpet changes direction unexpectedly and permanently, making it look like a dark spot or color change has appeared. Pile reversal is also called pooling, puddling, or watermarking because it often looks like someone spilled water. The bad … [Read more...] about What’s That Weird Spot On My Carpet?
Whether it’s a plumbing issue or a leaky roof, wet carpet is no fun. For most of us, the big question is: clean or replace? The answer depends on the extent of the damage and the source of the water. Either way, it’s best to get the pros involved. Where Is The Water Coming From? If your carpet gets soaked, where the water comes from makes a difference. Is your dishwasher on the fritz, or is it a septic or toilet issue? Did a pipe burst, or did rainwater flood the basement? Do you have a roof leak that needs to be fixed before you dry the … [Read more...] about What To Do When Your Carpet and Padding Get Soaked
Our friends just put laminate in their furnished basement, and it looks incredible! Sound familiar? If we base our decisions on social media posts, do-it-yourself flooring looks pretty easy. Some DIYers certainly have the skills and equipment to do the job. But there’s a lot of room for error, especially for newbies. In most cases, you’ll save time and frustration by calling the pros. Working with a professional installer can also save money by helping you avoid costly mistakes. Can I Install My Own Carpet? Carpet may sound easy, but it’s … [Read more...] about Should I Install My Own Flooring?
Today’s vacuums would blow our grandmothers’ minds: sleek, efficient, and high tech. They’re built for serious cleaning. There are also more options than ever, and it can be a little overwhelming. So how do we find the machine that’s right for us? We should all look for a few basics in a vacuum: Solid suction and airflow Ease of use and excellent design Durability Good filtration to keep dirt from getting back into the room Beyond these must-haves, the right vacuum depends on how and where you’ll be using … [Read more...] about Which Vacuum Should I Choose?
Choosing the perfect carpet is exciting, and we want to find the best fit for every space in our home. But padding is often an afterthought. What we often overlook is that carpet padding provides an essential foundation for our gorgeous new carpet. And not all carpet padding is created equal. If you’re investing in high-quality carpet, the right pad is a must. It can upgrade your experience and extend the life of your new carpet. Why Does Carpet Padding Matter? Padding’s most essential role is the protection it provides, both to your carpet … [Read more...] about Does Carpet Padding Really Make A Difference?
It’s fantastic to have choices. But when it comes to hard flooring, we have so many options in color and style, it can be overwhelming. Do we want a breezy whitewashed look, an elegant dark tone or something in between? The color should reflect your home’s spirit and style and work well in the room you’re redoing. Hard surface flooring is an investment, especially if you’re choosing hardwood. While there’s nothing wrong with following a trend, you want to make sure it’s something that will make you happy over time. How Can I Decide What Color … [Read more...] about What Color Flooring Should I Choose?