Higher Tariffs are coming to Vinyl Flooring

May 22, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Tariffs on vinyl flooring from China started at 10% in September of 2018 and are currently subject to a  25%  tariff on all new orders.  Goods in transit as of last week will not be subject to the additional tariff.  Inventory already on hand is also not subject to the additional 15% tariff. Chinese imports of vinyl flooring  are at least 55 percent of the U.S. market so this will be a large tax for anyone purchasing vinyl flooring after the next couple of weeks.

Many U.S. vinyl flooring and tile makers are pushing for tariffs on Chinese vinyl flooring saying  it will result in more domestic investment and jobs. Importers know it will lead to higher prices on vinyl products and increase the cost of new homes.  Many people will either postpone their home renovation project or purchase a less expensive product.

If you are considering vinyl tile for your home of offices you would be advised to start looking immediately and purchase what you need within the next two weeks or end up paying more because of the tariff. Vinyl tile is still very affordable and durable which is why it is the most popular type of flooring currently. This could change as people start using other products such as carpeting which is even less expensive and is almost as popular as vinyl flooring currently.  At Coventry flooring we offer carpeting and vinyl flooring and can give you a cost comparison after coming to your home or business and measuring the areas that need flooring.

WHATEVER YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on vinyl flooring or carpet in the “Denver Metro” area we are the company for you.  Give us a call to schedule a meeting at our Denver showroom located close to 8th avenue and I-25 or for an in home estimate with our mobile showroom. We will be able to give you a total cost for installation and product after examining the areas you want your vinyl flooring or carpet installed.

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Now is the time to get new carpeting to make your home beautiful for the spring

May 11, 2019 at 12:13 am

Now is the time to get new carpeting to make your home beautiful for the spring. Carpet is available with soil, stain, odor, and static-resistant features, and manufacturing techniques have increased its durability and cleanability.
Spring is a great time to pick out the type of carpet to you like to beautify your house. Spring is a season of new beginnings and there is no better time to liven up your house than now. Over the winter carpet can pick up a lot of dirt from outside and not look as nice as you want. New carpeting does wonders to make your home ready for your guests. You can choose from an assortment of colors and styles. It is amazing how new carpet makes your home look and feel.
Here are some of the benefits of carpeting for your home.

1.) Cost Effective
Carpet is the most cost effective flooring options.

2.) Easy Cleaning
Carpet needs regular vacuuming and an annual cleaning and it will last for a long time.

3.) Stylish
Carpet offers many options to create the look you’ve always wanted.

4.) Comfortable underfoot
Carpet offers comfort, insulation and warmth.

5.) Air Quality
Carpet improves indoor air quality by trapping dust and allergens in the carpet, which are removed through vacuuming. If anyone in your family has allergies or asthma than carpeting is a great choice.

Make sure you Professionally Clean your carpet.

Carpets that have absorbed a dirt and germs throughout the winter will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year. We recommend you contact a professional cleaner.
If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on carpet in the “Denver Metro” area Coventry is the company for you. Give us a call to schedule a meeting at our Denver showroom located close to 8th avenue and I-25 or for an in home estimate with our mobile showroom. We will be able to give you a total cost after examining the areas you want your carpet installed. When you compare the same carpeting, padding and installation price that Coventry provides you against any of our competitors you will find that we are about 20% to 30% less overall and the installation is guaranteed for life!

Coventry Flooring is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee!

Give us a call today to get started on a new look for your home! 720.504.6339

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Custom Stair Runners for Hotels

April 27, 2019 at 1:31 am

Stair runners add class and beauty upon entering a hotel or a home. Upon viewing them they often look like works of art.  Custom stair runners visually enhance a hotels staircase and make a statement about that hotel.  Stair runners can be made from all types of carpet.  They can be as extravagant as you desire.  Stair runners can be used to enhance the appearance of a hotel, business or home. Some hotels where we have installed custom stair runners include: The Brown Palace, The Steamboat Grand, Sonnenalp in Vail, ST Julien in Boulder, Doubletree on I-225.

Wool or synthetic fiber?

A stair runner is typically more decorative than standard carpet and is  woven for stair use. Stair runners are usually woven using wool or synthetic pile fibers.  The fiber comes in many styles and prices.
Either fiber works great and can be said to be better than the other in different ways.  The experts at Coventry provide our customers with all of the information necessary regarding the differences and help you make the right choice for your business or home.

Stair runner installation:
They are  installed over a dense carpet pad using small hidden staples that keep the carpet from moving.  Having a properly installed stair runner is critical for it  to perform well and last for a long time.  Incorrect installation can result in a safety risk and greatly reduce the life of the stair runner.  At Coventry we have installed hundreds of stair runners on all types of staircases.  You will be glad you chose Coventry as you will have a beautiful staircase for years to come.

Maintaining your stair runner:

1.       Vacuum regularly.

2.       Keep the floors by the stairs clean.

3.       Professional carpet cleaner when needed.

If you would like a quote for a custom stair runner in your hotel, business or home and to see samples from our mobile showroom truck then give us a call.  You will not be disappointed.  Custom Stair runners are not as expensive as you may think that’s why we have installed hundreds of them all over Metro Denver and the state of Colorado.

Category: Carpet and Flooring

At Coventry Carpets, we have installed 1000s of yards of commercial carpet throughout Colorado.

April 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

We are experts at helping you choose the best carpet for your facility and location.  We will come out and inspect where you will be installing the commercial carpeting with our mobile showroom van so you can see the multiple options that are available. While we are there we will give you a solid estimate on the cost for the commercial carpet and installation.  We have some of the best installation crews in the state, and our reputation in the industry is second to none. Most of our installation crews have over 30 years of carpet experience. They are reliable, honest, hardworking and pleasant to have in your business.

 Commercial carpeting is manufactured to be durable, economical and to hold up well over time.  It is designed to hold up to substantial foot traffic while still looking great.  A commercial space with heavy foot traffic should select a commercial carpet, not a residential carpet, to withstand heavy traffic on a regular basis.

How long will Commercial Carpeting Last?

Commercial carpet is designed to hold up well in a busy  company environment and will last longer than residential carpet would under the same heavy use. The lifespan of a commercial carpet can be anywhere from three years to fifteen depending on a several factors, including: 

  • Fibers: Commercial carpet is usually nylon because it is easy to clean and can come with stain resistance.
  • Density: The more dense the carpet, the longer it lasts.
  • Colors: Darker colors and multiple color patterns hide stains better and will look better for longer time periods.
  • Installation: Professional carpet installation is recommended so that the carpeting will hold up to the heavy traffic.

 While commercial carpet  is primarily used in retail and office spaces, it can be used in any place where you want to a durable flooring .

Advantages of Commercial Carpet 

  • It is affordable and lasts for a long time.
  • Designed to be more durable  so thousands of people walking on it will not harm the carpet fibers.
  • It is usually stain-resistant reducing how often is needs to be cleaned and replaced.
  • Less expensive than residential carpet because it is made from affordable fibers.
  • It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that can fit into any office space.

Disadvantages of Commercial Carpet

  • Rough texture.
  • High quality carpet can be expensive.
  • Less comfortable to stand on than residential carpet. A thicker underlayment can reduce this issue.
  • Lower quality carpet  can have fibers that crush quickly with heavy use.

Commercial Carpet Materials 

  • Nylon is often the first choice because of its durability,  appearance and stain resistance.
  • Olefin is slightly less durable and has a shorter lifespan.  Olefin is less expensive than nylon which is great if you have a smaller budget or are planning on moving in a few years.

Types of commercial carpet construction

  • Cut pile is usually the most expensive and nicest.  This style is tighter and softer and is great for higher end office spaces.
  • Loop  is the most common type. The fibers are  looped without being cut preventing fraying and providing extra durability.
  • Carpet tiles can be made from cut pile or loop fibers. Tiles come in squares that can be placed directly on the floor. Tiles can be removed and replaced easily.  You can replace damaged or worn out places instead of the entire carpet.

Listed below are a few of the commercial places we have installed carpet. The Brown Palace Hotel (Denver), St. Julian Hotel (Boulder), Sonnenalp Hotel (Vail),Steamboat Grand Hotel (Steamboat Springs), The Glass House (Denver) Paramount Café ( Denver),  Southridge Rec Center (Highlands Ranch), Union Station (Denver).

Call Coventry Carpets, we have the design and installation know how to turn your business into a space you will be proud of AGAIN!  You will also receive our lifetime installation warranty.

Category: Carpet and Flooring

New Flooring helps you sell your house for more money.

March 26, 2019 at 2:53 am

Flooring is something sellers often neglect to update when selling their homes.  This is a big mistake as buyers will have a bad feeling if the floors in a home are in poor condition just like if the home smells or has poor curb appeal.  If you are thinking about putting your house on the market in the next year than you will want it to have a fresh new look.  Two of the easiest and most cost effective things you can do are new paint and new flooring. New flooring will make any room look nicer. Flooring is one of the first things people notice when entering a home.   Buyers want a home that is move in ready and they will pay for it.

New Flooring in Denver

What kind of flooring is best?  Hardwoods are very popular with buyers but they are also more expensive to install.  A great option is Luxury Vinyl flooring as there are so many options available that look almost identical to hardwood or tile.  The most important areas for this type of flooring is in the living rooms, hallways, kitchens and bathrooms.  Carpeting is still a great option in the bedrooms and the family room.  The main thing to avoid when replacing flooring is having multiple types of flooring.  Buyers prefer consistency regardless of what type of flooring you choose. Whatever you do don’t let the different flooring types meet in high traffic areas like the entrance way.

 If you are planning on selling your home you are going to want to replace any old carpeting. Replacing old or stained carpet with new carpeting or even luxury vinyl flooring will help sell your home quicker and for more money than leaving in old carpet. How much more?  More than the cost of the flooring you are installing. 

Look at your home’s furniture  and color scheme to help choose  your new flooring. You should have a company like Coventry Flooring come to your home with their mobile showroom so that you can have hundreds of samples and options to choose from. Coventry provides this service for free in metro Denver so that  you can make the best decision for your home and budget.  Their trained professionals will give you expert advice as well.  You will be able to weigh the advantages of different types of flooring for your lifestyle and family.

According to home valuation site homegain.com one of the best things you can do is replace your carpet.  They say that replacing carpet has a 169% ROI.  

Category: Carpet and Flooring