At Best-Way we have every possible flooring choice you can think of, including woods, vinyl plank, vinyl, tile, and of course carpet. Carpet is undoubtedly the warmest, most inviting flooring option you can choose. Today’s carpet styles, colors and textures also blend well with any home décor and with a variety of other flooring products. From the traditional to country, from causal to formal, you can always find a carpet that will compliment any interior setting.
Why Choose Carpet
Carpet is the foundation of your decorating. With so many styles & textures you can find the right carpet for any décor.
Think about bright cheerful colors, soothing tones.
Carpet feels so good. Nothing feels better on bare feet than lush, thick carpet. Makes your floor space a place to play with the children/grandchildren or just to sit and relax.
Simple- regular vacuuming, quick attention to spills and professional cleaning is all it takes.
In cold weather, carpet feels warm and, in the heat, it stays cooler.
It’s a great non-slip choice to help prevent slips and falls.
Carpet absorbs sound within a room and acts a sound barrier between floors.
Carpet is relatively inexpensive and generally easier to install and replace than other floor coverings.
Not only do we specialize in carpet for the home, but also for the office or workspace. Best-Way has a wide selection of carpeting available for commercial needs as well.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THAT NEW CARPET.
Carpet is available in 12’ & 15’ widths. Unless the room to be carpeted is narrower than this, the carpet will have to be seamed.
With looped or low-profile patterned carpet, you may have a visible or peaked seam. The degree of their visibility depends on texture, color, lighting and furniture placement.
Backing & Loops
Be aware that as carpet bends over stairs, its backing may show depending on texture, density and color.
Plus, you should know that looped carpet could snag, particularly at a seam or transition. But never fear, we can provide helpful information to properly care for looped carpet.
Every Carpet has a chosen course
The nap of all carpet runs in one direction. Pile reversal, or shading, is a normal characteristic of many cut pile carpets. This can be particularly apparent with plush carpet. If this becomes an issue, consider window treatments and furniture placement as a way to minimize this affect.
Durability is a function of quality
Higher quality carpet will typically have a greater pile density and tighter twist construction, which will result in better durability.
Describes the winding of the yarn on itself. The tighter the twist the more the carpet will resist changes in appearance and texture.
Color has a big impact on any room in the home. Carpet covers a large area of any room, so it’s important to keep some basic rules in mind when selecting your carpet.
An important fact is that once carpet is installed in your home, it will often look lighter than the sample you saw in the store. This a natural optical effect and you should be aware of this when making a carpet color selection.
Another thing to keep in mind is how the color of carpet affects the apparent size of the room. Lighter colors will visually expand the room while darker carpet tends to bring the walls close together and create a more intimate feeling.
Neutral colors are the best choice if you expect to frequently change the decorating scheme or if you are trying to incorporate existing furniture. Using neutral colored carpet is a good idea if your home will be on the selling market any time soon. It’s easier for a prospective buyer to imagine their furnishings in a room that is decorated with neutral colors.
Fiber is carpets basic ingredient
The three basic fibers used in carpets today all have their individual strengths. Your ultimate choice will be determined by the characteristics that are most important to you.
Nylon is more expensive than other synthetic carpet fibers and has been the most commonly used carpet fiber since the early l960’s. In overall performance characteristics, nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. It is durable, resilient and receptive to dyeing for color versatility and uniformity. Many new nylon yarns are also exceptionally soft. Though not inherently stain resistant, most nylon carpets are treated with stain-resist treatment for protection against household spills and stains.
Polypropylene (aka Olefin)
Since 1980, the use of polypropylene fibers has grown dramatically. Unlike the other fiber types, polypropylene will not absorb water and must be solution dyed to impart color. Solution dyeing is a pigmentation process in which color is actually built into the fiber when it is formed, thereby becoming an inherent part that cannot be removed from the fiber. The color will not fade, even when exposed to bright sunlight, bleaches, other harsh chemicals or elements. Since it is not as resilient as other fibers, polypropylene is normally used in loop pile constructions in which there is less need for superior resiliency.
Polyester offers exceptional softness and color clarity and it is also naturally stain and fade resistant. While polyester is not as resilient as nylon, carpets made of polyester fiber will perform well if appropriately constructed. Carpets of polyester are generally available only in cut pile styles and are usually less expensive than nylon in comparable weights.
The cost “per square yard” of your carpet is just one component of the entire project cost. To ensure there are no surprises, be sure to ask us to calculate the total cost of your flooring project. Here is a list of potential additional expenses you may incur:
- Furniture removal/replacement
- Demolition/disposal of old floor covering. Depending on the existing floor covering, this could be an expensive item
- Product delivery
- Materials required to complete the installation
There’s a lot to know and keep in mind before you purchase your carpet, but it’s well worth the effort. If you are a smart and knowledgeable shopper it will pay off in many ways, the best of which will be carpeting you’re pleased to come home to.
Proper care will keep your carpet looking fresh for years to come
- The most important step in caring for your new carpet is to vacuum it thoroughly and frequently particularly in high traffic areas.
- Clean spots and spills quickly
- Professionally deep clean your carpet regularly as this will remove the oily, sticky soil that the vacuum can not remove. Professional cleaning will target soils that result from cooking, air pollution, pet dander and tracked in dirt.
- Stop dirt at the door. Use mats at doors to reduce the amount of dirt that enters the house.
- Curled up or twisted tufts that help mask footprints
- Especially suitable for less formal decors
- Type of textured carpet with highly twisted tufts that curl at the pile surface
- Especially suitable for higher traffic areas
- Loop pile with tufts of equal height or multi-level loops
- Multi-level loops form beautiful patterns using solid colors
- Broad application with durable wear in either construction
Cut Pile Berber
- Casual cut pile construction using a combination of big and small tufts
- Usually contains small flecks of dark color on lighter shade background
- Dense level cut pile
- Yarn tufts are closely packed, presenting smooth luxurious surface
- Generally, for formal settings
Cut & Loop
- Yarns are tufted into patterns of high cut tufts and lower loop tufts
With most spills, time is of the essence. No carpet is fully stainproof, but with a few simple guidelines you can help prevent stains whenever a mishap occurs:
- Scoop up as much of the spill as possible using a towel or spoon
- Blot the spot with a white towel or paper towel. Don’t rub or scrub-as this may cause a fuzzy area and set the stain into the carpet. Gently press clean cloths into the stained area to remove moisture
- Apply warm, not hot, water sparingly to the stained area and blot until the stain stops transferring to the towel.
- Place layers of white paper towel on the spill to absorb the liquid.
- Still see a spot-try our spotter 201 or our professional cleaners are just a phone call away
Cushion, or padding, is the foundation of your carpet. It is responsible for enhancing both comfort and durability. A cushion with medium thickness and medium to high density usually performs best.
The right padding will:
- Absorb constant pressure of foot traffic
- Keep carpet from matting down and looking worn
- Add insulation
- Reduce noise
- Protect your investment – extend the life of your carpet and protect the floors underneath
The wrong padding will:
- Cause wrinkling and buckling
- Trigger the carpet to separate from the backing or pull apart at the seams
- Break down the carpet
- Invalidate the warranty