Important facts you should know about carpet

For those considering carpet flooring, it’s important to know all the characteristics that will make it work for you and your home. For instance, understanding the differences between carpet fibers can mean the difference between a floor that reaches its expected lifespan and one that wears out prematurely.

You can also choose a variety of benefits and features, especially if you’re looking for durability, a great surface for small children to walk and play on, or a gorgeous appearance on which to build a new décor. The possibilities are nearly endless.

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JK Carpets is a carpet flooring retailer that’s proudly family-owned and operated. Our one-stop-flooring-shop specializes in complete customer satisfaction. Our associates will be standing by to help you browse our extensive selection of flooring, answer any questions you have about these materials, and get you set up with installation as well.

Our showroom is located in Locust Grove, VA and from there, we serve the communities of Locust Grover, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Culpepper, and Orange. We would love to help you with your flooring as well, so stop in at your convenience.

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Buying tips for carpet

Carpet has always been a popular choice when flooring any room in the house. In fact, carpet is as fashionable as ever since it comes in so many different styles, colors, and fabrics, which only creates a larger price range so that it is affordable in any house. Carpet is also so prevalent because of its comfort level. It creates a visual and physical warmth to any room, and therefore it can act as a natural form of insulation during the winter months.

Don’t take the quality of your carpet pad lightly
The performance of many carpets will hinge on the performance of the pad. Spending a few extra dollars on cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also hinge on the grade of cushion you select. Carpet cushion affects the luxury feel underfoot, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and, ultimately, the life of your carpet. Crushing or flattening of your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before it’s useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.

Read the labels
Generally speaking you can review the stain resistance, anti-static claims and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber: nylon, polyester, polypropylene, or triexta.

There is no substitute for a knowledgeable sales person
As you can see there are a wide variety of issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials and a knowledgeable sales person will help you match up your performance needs.

Choosing a carpet that works for you

When you're ready to find the perfect carpet for your home, be sure to match the fiber with your lifestyle. For instance, nylon and polyester are excellent options for highly traveled spaces and busy families. For the utmost protection, ask about SmartStrand products by Mohawk.

This material also adds amazing comfort, but also a wonderful level of quiet. By soaking up noises, voices, and footfalls that would normally echo through your home, you'll love how quiet it becomes, even with small children or pets in the same room.

For chilly days, this floor covering helps keep things nice and warm by acting as an extra layer of insulation. It holds heat in, creating a difference you'll even be able to notice in your utility bills. In fact, over a particularly chilly year, this flooring will pay you back.

For the absolute best appearance and performance, make sure you use a professional installation service for your carpet flooring. This assures a great fit, even in oddly shaped rooms and on staircases. It also helps to alleviate premature wear, bunching and seam separation, all of which can steal your flooring’s lifespan. It’s worth it in the end.