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Can you tell the quality of carpet by bending it? Is it a sign of low quality to see the backing?
Carpets are designed to perform at its best when flat on the floor (except for some that bends on stairs). With the exception of woven carpets, all of them have spaces between the tufts or ends. A better way to judge the quality of carpeting is to feel the density or thickness of the pile. Use your fingers and feel the carpet on a flat surface. The best quality and performance will generally come from carpets that feel denser, thicker, and tighter.
Can you save money by buying an unbranded carpet? Is there a difference in quality from branded carpet, or are you just paying more for the brand name?
The biggest difference between branded and unbranded yarns in your carpet is the treatment of the fibers. Name brand carpet companies will use proprietary treatments like Anso® nylon, Wear-Dated®, Stainmaster®, and Shaw R2X. These chemical treatments can help your carpet to repel stains, endure damage from heavy traffic, and keep its color for longer. Another advantage of branded fibers is the extended warranties. The fiber company and the carpet manufacturer will both guarantee the quality of their product, giving you protection and peace of mind.
We carry both branded and unbranded yarns in a wide variety of styles, colors, and pricing, so the choice is up to you. You’ll be able to find whatever you need.
Can I save money by putting a good cushion underneath a less expensive carpet?
You will save more money in the long run with a durable carpet than you would from buying a less expensive one that will wear out sooner. A good cushion underneath will feel great to walk on, but it won’t make up for buying a carpet that won’t meet your needs. Is it going in a high-traffic area? Will kids or pets be tracking dirt into the fibers? Is the look or wear of the carpet important to you? The answers to these questions will help you know what kind of carpeting you’ll really need.
What is carpet twist?
The twist in your carpet is the number of times the carpet yarn or fibers are turned. Most of the time, you can expect better performance from carpet with more twist on the fibers. You can also feel the difference between carpets that have tighter twists and those that are looser.
What is engineered hardwood flooring?
Engineered hardwood flooring combines the natural beauty of solid hardwood with the strength and durability of wood that has been processed. An engineered hardwood floor has several layers. On the surface is a thin layer of real, natural hardwood. This will look just as good as a solid hardwood floor. But underneath the surface are layers of material made by binding wood fibers with adhesive to give a strong and flexible support to your flooring. We recommend using engineered hardwood in the Las Vegas area because it tolerates the heat and low humidity better than solid hardwood.
Can I wet mop my Hardwood Floor?
You should never wet mop, damp mop, or steam clean a hardwood floor. Moisture can permanently damage the wood’s surface. You can always use Bona hardwood cleaner. We don’t recommend using Bona polish.
How can I repair a chip in my floor?
For small chips and other damage, you can use Color Fill Putty for repairs. Typically any area smaller than an inch in diameter is a good candidate for this simple repair. You may have to replace the plank if the damaged area is larger.
How can I remove scratch marks from my laminate floors?
Never drag anything heavy over your laminate flooring. For minor scratches in your laminate floor, there are special, color–coordinating pencils that may be used to fill in scratches. Come see us for more information. By using some common sense precautions, you can help keep your floor looking like new. Use walk-off mats in front of all doorways, and felt pads under all furniture legs. Never drag heavy objects over the floor.
Can I use a solid hardwood in the desert climate?
Solid hardwood flooring is not recommended due to the fact we have hot weather and very low humidity. It is best in our climate to use an engineered hardwood flooring.
Can a deep scratch in my laminate floor be repaired?
For severe damage, it is possible to replace the damaged plank without destroying or tearing out the rest of the floor. For the advanced do-it-yourselfer, you will need special tools, router bits, and wood splines to do a plank replacement job. We suggest you leave a plank replacement job to professional installers.
What is the difference between Porcelain Tile and Ceramic Tile?
Porcelain tile is more durable than ceramic tile. Porcelain is made from a finer and denser clay, which results in a harder and denser body. The higher temperatures used when firing porcelain tile also gives it superior durability and stain resistance when compared to regular ceramic.