Thursday, 12 May 2016

Carpet warranty.

When buying any type of product, a warranty is essential most of the time. It gives the customer a sense of assurance that they won’t buy a faulty product. If they do they can always exchange it for one that is working or looks better. If a warranty is for any reason voided, the customers will not receive any compensation for a faulty product. Most carpet manufacturers highly recommend regular carpet cleaning services performed using Hot Water Extraction (also called "steam cleaning") 
When buying a carpet padding, there are specific details that a manufacturer lays out in order to receive proper usage of the warranty. This includes the density, and thickness of a carpet. When receiving anything for free that comes with package, make sure that the retailer or the seller gives you the right material that is stated under your warranty.

Warranties will always state the proper use of a carpet. If the carpet is misused in any way, the warranty will be voided upon returning it to the retailer. This includes the traffic on the carpet, pet rules or any type of natural light that the carpet receives during its lifetime. Make sure to always read the warranty label, before deciding where to place the carpet in your home.
When returning the carpet, make sure to always return the original receipt. If you don’t have a receipt the odds will be against you. Most likely, the retailer will tell you that there is nothing that they can do and usually not take your carpet for warranty.

Different kinds of carpet pads

Just like carpets, there are different kinds of carpet pads that are placed underneath the carpets for performance and durability. To extend your carpet's and underpads lifetime   regular carpet cleaning services is a must otherwise all the dirt will seep down to the underpad and it will start to deteriorate.
Urethane Foam Pad: When installing carpets, this pad usually avoided because its lack of support to hold up a regular foot in a residential home. Denser versions are usually used, ones that are found in upholstery. If you are looking for the cheapest way out, this is the pad to use.
Rebond Pad: out of all the carpet pads, this choice is one of the most popular. It is made of high density recycled foam, making its durability much better than a lot of other choices. This padding could usually last up to 10 years which is a very lengthy lifetime for a good quality carpet bad.
Waffle Rubber Pad: this specific carpet padding looks very similar to tire tread. The bumps in the pad are filled with air, so they don’t provide the same support and regular rubber pad would give. This type of pad isn’t really recommended because there are cheaper options that do a better job. This type of padding is rarely used while other options are available.

Flat Rubber Pad: This specific pad, is the most expensive and premium on the market and has the best performance. It will hold up anything such as furniture, and very high traffic areas all while maintaining its original softness. This padding will last anywhere up to 15-20 years, and is best suited for people that do not mind paying extra to have their carpet look the best for the longest period of time.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Tips for vacuuming a carpet.

Every vacuum has its advantages, but they also have their own flaws. There are certain types of vacuums that are meant for different types of carpets. when vacuuming a carpet, it is recommended that you use a powerful electric brush to agitate the dirt in the carpet.  Below are some tips for maximizing the effectiveness of the vacuum that you purchase.
Before vacuuming the carpet, go around and pick up all of the loose pieces that are on the carpet. The less dirt the vacuum cleaner has to pick up the better.  Minimize the amount of loose pieces on the carpet.
Scheduled carpet cleaning services is also essential. Try to vacuum your carpet at least once every 2 weeks. High traffic areas require more attention and you will see the difference when having a schedule vacuuming day for your carpets.
Many people think that their vacuums aren’t working properly because it is not picking up the dirt and grime properly. What a lot people miss, is that the attachments are there for specific reason. Different attachments are meant for different types of particles and dirt. If you use the right attachment this should change your opinion of the vacuum. A crevice tool is used for tight spots under large appliances and a small brush is used for furniture and mattresses. A round brush is used for steps and windowsills, and there are 3 different attachments for regular carpets. One important thing to remember is that you have to vacuum the carpet more than once. Vacuuming it one time will not make much of a difference. You have to go through it at least 2-3 times to see the difference.
Make sure to keep your vacuum properly maintained. The electric brush needs to be cleaned out once every few vacuums to maximize the efficiency of the brush. Change the bag every month, and avoid small objects such as pennies, paper clips and paper. This will clog the hoses and damage the fans of the vacuum.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

What to consider when purchasing a carpet.

When purchasing a carpet. The price and quality varies from carpet to carpet. When making the judgment, first decide on how much carpet you will actually need. Measure out the exact size of your room a few times to make sure that the measurements are good. If you buy to small of a carpet it will not look good, and adding extra pieces to it does not look as clean as a whole carpet would.

After making sure of the measurements, shop around for a little bit to see where you can get the best price on the market. You have to determine what carpet fits your lifestyle and looks better in your home. Think about the material you want it to be, since they are the biggest factor when it comes to price. Nylon carpets are the cheapest option, but are also the ones that will last the least amount. Think about the bigger picture, and how long you want to keep the carpet for.  And remember to extend your carpet's lifetime you need to schedule regular carpet cleaning services done by a professional.(Once a year)

Although the actual carpet is most expensive. The cost of installation needs to be incorporated in your final price range. When hiring a professional to install a carpet, they charge anywhere from 50-60 cents a square foot. Some may charge per job, while others charge per square foot.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Installing a carpet.

There are 3 main stage that you have to follow when installing a carpet. The first stage is preparation. Here are the steps you have to follow when installing:
1.      Determine the area of the room: make sure to measure the longest walls in your room. To get the exact measurements, multiply the length and width of the room, and divide that number by 9 to determine the square yardage. Make sure to add 10 percent for pattern matching, and room for errors.
2.      Clean the subfloor: make sure the surface that the carpet is getting installed is smooth and clean. Scrape off any excess paint and compound, and sweep the floor to get rid of all the dust.
3.      Remove all of the doors in the room. Without the doors, it will be easier to work and have leeway for the carpets.
4.      Install tackles wooden strips: Make sure to cut the strips using a strip cutter. Nail the strips ½ an inch from the wall. These come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so make sure that you are using the right ones.

When installing a carpet, there are many factors that the job includes. Some of the harder issues that it may include are: the size of the room, limited space in the workplace, and an odd shaped flooring. All these occurrences may prove to be a difficult task for the installer. Below, there are some helpful tips and tricks that will make the process of installing  easier.
When first installing, consider using a carpet pad, which doesn’t require any glue or tape to hold it down. When putting down the carpet, perfect to lay down with a  pad already in place.  
Before laying down the carpet, install a wooden tack strip which should be nailed to the floor. This strip runs around the whole perimeter of the room and it used to secure the carpet.
After laying down the tack strip, the  pad is installed inside the area of the tack strips. You can also use a piece of tape to cover up the gaps.
Next, the carpeting is laid down in its original position. You will then use a kicker/stretcher to stretch it and secure it to the wooden tacks.
If you follow this process, laying out a carpet should be painless and fairly easy.

The last stage of the installation is the finish stage after which you can schedule carpet cleaning services if the workers left some dirt behind. By following these specific steps, your flooring should look amazing after everything is finished being installed.
1.      After laying down the extra pieces of material to cover the holes, glue the seams together. Make sure to glue them where the edges join. They must be straight in order to glue them properly. After the heating iron is heated, run it along the edges of the 2 pieces of carpet. After the glue is placed, hold the two pieces together until they are stuck together.
2.      Trim around the obstacles. After it is placed, hold it out against the wall and trim the edges for it to fit perfectly against the wall. Use a carpeting knife to trim around the obstacles.
3.      Attach the first edge of the carpet to the tackless strips at one end of the room using a knee kicker. Pat down the edges to the tacks using this kicker.
4.      Stretch the wall to wall carpet using a power stretcher. This will make the material attach on the other side of the room onto the tacks.
5.      Finish trimming, where the vent openings are. Measure the area where your vents are and cut out the piece using the carpeting cutter. Place the cover over the vents and you should be finished.

Congratulations, you have just finished installing your new look. don't forget to have it professionally steam cleaned once a year, depending on use.