Is it your first-time purchasing flooring for your home or business? Investing in your floors is an excellent choice, but you probably have a lot of questions. Your questions are normal and quite common that is why we want to welcome you to our “frequently asked questions” blog page, where we will try to help eliminate any concerns or request you may have. Today, we are going to focus on
Q: Why do I have to purchase extra carpet for my installation?
A: “Most carpet comes in twelve-foot rolls with the rare exceptions. If your room is over twelve-foot in either direction, you will need to have a seam. Since carpet is directional, you will need to order more carpet to create your seamed areas in the room. It is not unusual for jobs to have 15-20% of unused carpet.”
Q: What is the difference between polyester and nylon carpet?
A: “Polyester and nylon are two of the most common synthetic fibers used in carpet today. Both fibers have their own list of pros and cons. Nylon carpet is more resilient, which means, when a carpet fiber is crushed, its ability to return to normal or bounce back is better than most. Nylon is also considered to be more durable than polyester; however, polyester is still a high-quality carpet solution. It is exceptionally stain-resistant and typically more budget-friendly. Both carpets are soft, have an extensive selection of colors and patterns and can make significant improvements in your home’s design.”
Q: Why is my new carpet shedding?
A: “It is not unusual for new carpet to shed. The fibers can shed with traffic or vacuuming in the room. This shedding is most dramatic at the beginning of the carpet’s life. It should slow down substantially if the room is being facilitated and vacuumed regularly.”
Q: I order the same color carpet years later, why does it look different?
A: “Carpet color can fade over time due to sunlight; however, in many textile industries, dye lots are assigned to yarns. This dye lot is an identification time stamp of when each yarn was dyed. Different dye lots may have a slightly different hue or color. It is essential to make sure when you buy remnants or order pieces separately that they come from the same dye lot.”
If one of your questions is not answered here, we encourage you to ask in the comment section.
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