Happy Holiday Season

December 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm

Happy Holiday season. It is a festive time with holiday parties.  There could be a wine or other liquid spilled on your carpeting.  We will give you some tips to clean your existing carpeting at the end of our blog.

If your flooring  is looking old, has stains or is worn you may be wondering if now is a good time to consider replacing flooring in some of your rooms. Do you want new carpeting to make your rooms warm and cozy? Or perhaps Luxury Vinyl tile (LVT) which is the most versatile flooring available.

Here are a couple of our most popular flooring choices:

Stainmaster®’s PetProtect® line is the best choice of carpet for homes with pets. Stainmaster® the leaders in carpet stain protection have developed PetProtect® Nylon Carpeting that is designed to prevent carpet stains with stain-resistant nylon.

STAINMASTER® TruSoft® carpet is one of the top rated soft carpets on the market today. It has a luxurious feel under your feet as you walk around your home.   TruSoft® carpet is manufactured from specially engineered nylon fibers to give it a super soft feel.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing segment in the flooring industry for many reasons.  Many styles of LVT looks like wood so much so that you really have to look at it closely to determine if it is LVT or wood.  You can also purchase LVT that looks just like tile.  LVT is a very versatile product and can be used in any room in the home. The newest LVT product has a water proof core.  This is very popular for bathrooms and kitchens because it is water proof and you can just wipe up spills without worries.  It is also becoming very popular in businesses because of its versatility.

At Coventry  Flooring we build upon your dreams and provide you with great looking rooms for your home.  We come out to your home with our mobile showroom or you can come into our showroom, with an appointment, to get ideas for your flooring installation project.

Coventry Carpets guarantees their installation and takes pride in their work.  Our design consultants have extensive knowledge and can help guide you through the different types of flooring options and the pros and cons of them in specific rooms in your home.  We are one of very few flooring companies in Denver that actually do their own installations for carpeting and luxury vinyl tile.

Here are the basic steps to take whenever Wine is spilled on your floor:

When wine is spilled on your carpet get a clean rag and put it over the spill and apply pressure to blot up the wine.   Keep blotting the wine up with clean towels until you cannot absorb any more wine.   Then get a damp cloth, with cold water so the stain does not set in, and blot until no more is visible on the towel.

  • Soak up and blot the spill area.
  • Apply a  cleaning solution.
  • Leave solution on 5 minutes or more.
  • Rinse with cold water; cover with white paper towel.

Common cleaning solutions:

Detergent solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Vinegar Solution: Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.

 

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Custom Stair Runners for Your Home

November 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Stair runners add class and beauty upon entering a home.  They are often times referred to as works of art.  Custom stair runners will visually enhance a home’s entrance and make a statement about the home.  They also can make your stairway safer.  Hardwood stairs are often slippery and easier to slip on than a stair runner.  Stair runners can be made from any type of carpet.  They can be simple or extravagant.  Stair runners can be a practical addition to your home or be used to enhance its appearance.  The entrance to your home is the first impression people have when they come inside. If they see a beautiful stairway they will be impressed.

Wool or synthetic fiber?

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

Stair runner installation:
They are usually installed over a dense carpet pad with small hidden staples. This keeps the carpeting 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 reduce the life of the runner.  At Coventry we deal with all types of staircases and we have a lifetime installation guarantee.

Maintaining your stair runner:

  1. Vacuuming on a regular basis.
  2. Clean or remove shoes when entering the home.
  3. Keep the floors by the stairs clean.
  4. Professional carpet cleaner yearly.

Coventry Flooring provides a lifetime installation guarantee on all of our work!

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Custom Area Rugs

October 28, 2018 at 1:36 am

At Coventry flooring we custom make area rugs in any shape or size.  We can make them from any type of carpet.   People love area rugs in their living room or family room. Area rugs  are cozy and decorative. You can create a frame in which to place pieces of furniture or define living spaces.  People create artwork and conversation pieces from these rugs.

Area rugs  can be used in almost any room including hallways.  They are most common in the living room over an existing flooring like luxury vinyl tile or hardwood.   You can design a beautiful area rug for much less than purchasing a rug from a fine rug dealer.

Things to consider when using area rugs. 

  • The most common mistake people make is to get one that is too small. An area rug should fit under all of the main furniture in a room.
  • If you have a large room divide up the individual areas and use a different rug for each area, the rugs can be different but should be connected somewhat by a color or pattern.
  • For an average room, there should be anywhere from 8″ – 24″ of space between the edges of the area rug and the walls of the room.  Make sure you center the  rug in the room and the distance between the rug and the wall is similar on all sides.
  • No matter the room size, make sure there is enough room for people to walk on the rug.

Colors and Patterns

  • Area rugs are like art for your floor and are a great way to add color into any room.
  • Area rugs with bold patterns can be great, but make sure that when you place furniture on them the designs are not totally covered.
  • We carry the highest quality of under rug non slip padding, cut on site to fit your rug perfectly so that the rug overlays by half an inch.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment at  your home if you are interested in a custom made area rug. 

 

Category: Custom Made Area Rugs

Tariffs are coming to Vinyl Flooring

October 3, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Luxury vinyl tile
Luxury vinyl tile

Luxury vinyl tile is the most popular type of flooring currently because it is very durable and affordable.  The cost will be going up soon because of the new tariffs on it.  The tariffs will be starting at 10% in September and going to 25%  in January.  Chinese imports of vinyl flooring  are currently between 55  and 70 percent of the U.S. market.

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 predict it will lead to higher prices on vinyl products and increase the cost of new homes.

“I can state unequivocally that U.S. manufacturing and jobs would increase if Chinese imports would stop flooding the market,” said Brian Carson, president of the North American flooring business for Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk.

Congoleum President and CEO Chris O’Connor said the tariffs will help the U.S. industry maintain a focus on product development and better deal with rising Chinese imports.

On the other side of the battle are many flooring industry executives who are against the proposed 10% tariffs on Chinese imports saying the likely price hikes will hurt the industry.

The bottom line is that the tariffs will likely have a small effect now but come January they could have a much larger effect when the 25% tariff starts.  If you are considering vinyl tile for your home of offices you would be advised to start looking now and buy what you need before the end of the year. Vinyl tile is very affordable and durable which is why it is the most popular type of flooring currently. We will have to wait and see what happens in January if the new tariffs take place.

WHATEVER YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on LVT 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 cost for installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.

 

 

Category: Luxury Vinyl Tile

Commercial Carpet installation

September 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm

When you are installing carpeting in a business you need durability. Commercial carpet is designed specifically for the traffic that businesses get. Commercial carpet comes in a  variety of choices in style, fiber, and color.  Carpeting can add personality to the work environment from formal to laid back. In hotels it can provide directional cues. In healthcare carpet can be calming. It can provide sound dampening in a cubicle setting or a computer lab.

Commercial carpet should be easy to maintain. Most are made flat and dense so they vacuum easily and be easy to clean.  You have lots of options to choose from so you will want to consult with a professional once you have made the initial considerations.

commercial carpet
commercial carpet

To match your carpeting to the proper end-use, you should consider:

  • Carpet construction and durability
  • Color Selection
  • Quality and performance requirements
  • Insulation and sound absorption
  • Amount of cushion
  • Cost
  • Maintenance
  • Fire ratings

Define the specific requirements of the facility.

  • Type of facility and the area receiving carpet.
  • How long you would like the carpet to last.
  • Whether access to subfloor is needed.
  • Whether there is modular furniture in the space.
  • On an average day, will there be spills or dirt tracked into the building?
  • What about moisture? If so how much as this will definitely affect a lot of things?
  • Is there exposure to chemicals or sun?
  • What type of traffic and how much? Wheelchairs?  Supply carts?

These are the main concerns. You will also have other concerns  about the installation and how it may disrupt your work environment.  Professional carpet stores and installers will work with you to minimize any disruptions.

At Coventry Carpets, we have installed 1000’s yards of commercial carpet throughout Colorado.  We are experts at helping you choose the best commercial carpet for your facility and location.  We will come out and inspect where you will be installing the carpeting with our mobile showroom so you can see many options and we can give you a solid estimate on the cost.

Listed below are just a few of some high profile 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)  just to name a few of the places.

Please call us to help with your next commercial project as you will receive our lifetime installation warranty and receive the best price in Colorado!

 

Category: Carpet and Flooring