Benefits Of Carpet
Created by leading design professionals who know color, pattern and trends, our carpet presents a world of wonderful solutions for your home. Whether your setting is formal or informal, quiet or high-traffic, an empty nest or a house full of kids, we have the right carpet style for you.
Following are the main carpet categories—texture, twist, loop, and pattern—one of which is sure to add spice to your space:
• Texture—The velvety look and feel of smoothly cut yarns. May be deeply or lightly textured to create a fresh, easy-care surface.
• Twist—The twist is back in this lighthearted carpet trend. It’s relaxed but elegant and sumptuous to the touch.
• Loop—Modern interpretation of handcrafted styling. For active areas, where you want sass and sophistication without worry.
• Pattern—Almost an art form. Cut and uncut loops form distinctive designs, for decorating with originality and flair.
Installation of Carpet
You want a problem-free installation and, to help ensure it, here’s a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives.
Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed. To minimize dust, vacuum your old carpet before it’s removed and, after it’s up, vacuum the floor thoroughly.
Who’s moving the furniture? Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room, and don’t leave anything—such as drapery or plants—hanging over the installation area.
Measure door clearances before you have your carpet installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.
Paint first. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your carpet is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.
To make your carpet look good now and for a long time to come, proper installation is critical. Here’s the procedure an experienced installation professional will follow:
Prepare the surface: Carpet can be installed over most smooth surfaces. Your installer will make sure the surface is clean, dry, and level.
Put up tack strips and lay carpet pad: The installer will nail or glue tack strips to hold the carpet in place. Then the pad is laid and secured with staples or glue.
Line up seams: This step is simpler for solid carpet and more complex for patterns—but your professional installer is trained to handle either.
Stretch the carpet: This is a work-intensive step that professionals follow carefully, complying with industry standards so that the carpet will give the best performance for the longest time.
It’s a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. And we can also help you choose a highly skilled professional installer. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.
Care & Maintenance of Carpet
Keep your carpet just-like-new
Carpet may be one of the easiest types of flooring to take care of. Learn how to keep yours looking great over time with a simple care program:
Preventive Maintenance – protect your investment before problems occur.
Vacuuming – prolong the life and beauty of your floor.
Spot and Spill Removal – be prepared for the unavoidable.
Overall Cleaning – get regular care with cleaning systems.
DIY Cleaning – get the right equipment to do it yourself.
R2X- stain and soil remover.
No carpet is absolutely stain proof
Some carpets have stain resistant treatments that improve your ability to clean stains, but not prevent them. Similarly, carpets with soil resistant treatments reduce the rate of soiling, but all carpets require regular care and maintenance. Resist carpet soil and stains with R2X, Shaw’s own breakthrough technology.
Stains and soil
The majority of stain complaints are actually soil related. For example, many sugar-based spills, such as soft drinks and coffee, leave a sugar residue after removal. This sticky residue readily attracts soil from ordinary shoe traffic, and the resulting discolored area appears to be a stain.
The same thing happens when spills are cleaned with a detergent solution and the area is not sufficiently rinsed with plain water, leaving a sticky detergent residue. It is important to rinse thoroughly with water and blot dry after removing any spill.
You will want to reference the manufacturor’s warranty for specific care requirements.