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.


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

Best Flooring company in Denver

August 24, 2018 at 10:54 pm

When you think of the best flooring company what do you expect from them?

best flooring company
best flooring company
  1. The best quality flooring for the price. For carpeting that means the highest quality in terms of the type of carpet you want such as a pet protect or wool carpeting.. For Luxury vinyl tile you are going to want a waterproof LVT that is built to last for a long time and not fade.  Most people do not know this but having an LVT with built in padding or having some sort of underlayment will make it softer to stand on which is important if you spend hours in the kitchen.
  2. The best carpet installation means that the installation is guaranteed for life and that your carpet looks beautiful in every room. Very few companies offer this as they typically use subcontractors and unless you do not like something and bring it up when the job is done you are out of luck. The bottom line is that the life of the carpet will suffer and it will not look as good as it should if it was installed by professionals.
  3. The best price on your flooring is a combination of these factors as you may be able to get a cheaper price on the carpet one place and the installation cheaper somewhere else. For example, the big box stores often advertise free installation on carpeting but they do not tell you that you are getting the cheapest padding available. When you do an upgrade on the padding it is often double the price of what most carpet companies charge. That’s how they can offer free installation as we all know nothing is free.

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

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.  In fact,  most other retailers sub out their work and you may never see that installer again.   We are one of the only companies in Denver that guarantee’s the installation for the life of the carpet because we install it.

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 your installation is guaranteed for life!  That is why Coventry is the best flooring company in Denver.

At Coventry Carpets, we don’t just want to sell you carpet one time, we want to provide you this service as long as you are in Denver. We look forward to servicing you and your family for years to come, that’s why 90% of our business is word of mouth referrals.

Be sure and see what others are saying about Coventry Flooring by going to the following links.

Better Business Bureau gives us an A plus rating

Google Reviews gives us a 5 star rating

Yelp gives us a 5 star rating

Ask around to friends, family, neighbors, online to see what company is right for you. I think you will find out soon enough that Coventry Carpets is the name that keeps popping up.




Category: Carpet and Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the fastest-growing type of flooring.

August 7, 2018 at 11:07 pm

The term “Luxury Vinyl” came about to describe a vinyl tile or plank floor as one that looks like wood or stone. Luxury vinyl plank  (LVP) is a wood-like plank. ( LVT) stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile and it looks like tile or natural stone. Technology has developed these looks to the point where it is difficult to tell if you are looking at a luxury vinyl plank floor or the real thing.  Luxury vinyl has a slightly softer surface than wood or tile floors. This surface provides more flexibility making it easier to stand on for long periods of time which is great for kitchens or game rooms. In addition most luxury vinyl is waterproof.

Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury Vinyl Tile

Deciding on planks or tiles?

Wood planks provides a warm feel, and is good for family rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. Tile or stone tile works well in bathrooms, entryways, and laundry rooms.

Planks can be put down in staggered or random patterns, or diagonals. You can lay tiles in any fashion such as point-to-point or brick patterns. You can even use grout between luxury vinyl tiles to make the appearance or real tile.

Another option to consider is what size you want your luxury vinyl flooring plank or tile to be. Tiles are square or rectangular. Planks are rectangular and come in different length and width.


Click-to-lock: The luxury vinyl flooring float above the subfloor with this installation method.  Click-to-lock flooring has grooves and tongues on its edges to allow for easy interlocking. You can walk on this installation as soon as you finish.

Glue-down: An adhesive is used  to attach the flooring to the subfloor,  grout can also be used for a tile look.

Loose lay: Has an anti-slip layer on the bottom of the flooring to help it stay in place on the subfloor. Installation is mess-free, and it can be easily removed and replaced.


With vinyl flooring you can save thousands without sacrificing style because the look is so realistic on the nicer luxury vinyl.  LVP is less expensive than tile or wood and the installation costs and time are significantly less as well.

Beware of bargain brands. They can scratch easily and may not be waterproof.  You get what you pay for.

Nicer vinyl flooring usually has some sort of rubber underlayment which makes it softer to walk on.  During  installation  you can put some sort of underlayment to make the floor feel even softer and quieter, and provide additional insulation.


Unlike wood vinyl flooring is great in bathrooms, basements and kitchens because it is water proof or water resistant. It will not discolor or rot and the floating variety is great for basements that could potentially flood.


Vinyl flooring is perfect in busy households. It won’t scratch easily. Better vinyl flooring has through-body coloring. Which means if they scratch the damage is less visible.


Vinyl feels soft underfoot. Vinyl absorbs pressure so it is nice to walk on.

For additional comfort, treat yourself to planks that feature added layers of padding or use an underlayment between the sub floor and the vinyl.


Vinyl flooring stays room temperature. In cold environments  your floors will feel warm and comfortable. Vinyl flooring also absorbs noise so it is a great choice for second stories and playrooms.


It does not get any easier than vinyl flooring.  They clean-up in a matter of minutes with a static dust broom or mop.

At Coventry we carry the following brands of Luxury Vinyl:  Provenza, Du Chateau, Earthwerks, Evoke, Armstrong, Stainmaster and others.

Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee!  If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on flooring 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 the installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.


Category: Carpet and Flooring

Make your home feel new with flooring!

July 28, 2018 at 4:25 pm



 Can you believe it is almost August?  The kids will be going back to school in a few weeks and before we know it we will be getting into the holiday season.

Now is a good time to start looking for new flooring to make your home nice and cozy for the fall season when we start spending more time indoors watching football or just relaxing. The days start getting noticeably shorter and it is nice to relax in your home with new carpeting or Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT).

Coventry has a beautiful showroom with our products so you can see the wide variety of flooring we carry.  New flooring does wonders to make your home cozy and beautiful for guests. You can choose from an assortment of colors and styles. 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.

Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee!  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 the installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.



Category: Carpet