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

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

March 3, 2019 at 12:40 am

  Now is the time to do maintenance on your home  to prepare for spring rains and possible flooding.  Here are some things you may want to check out on your home.

1. Clean the gutters.

Clean Your Gutters

Get your ladder out and check for leaves and debris that may be clogging the down spouts. Clean out what you can with your hands and then put a hose in the down spouts to get any junk out.  If the water coming out does not drain away from the house make sure you add an extension on your spout so the water goes at least 5 feet from the foundation walls.   Improper drainage can cause problems to the foundation and water can leak into the basement causing flooding.

2. Inspect your roof for damage or lost shingles.

Your roof protects the top of your home and you do not want water leaking into the roof or around any pipes coming out of it.  Make sure you check the flashing around skylights, plumbing vents and the chimney. 

3. Check the seals around windows and doors.

 The cold can cause seals to loosen or crack. Make sure to calk anywhere water can get in.

4.  Service your cooling system.

 This means starting the air conditioner to make sure it is actually sending out cold air.  Make sure to remove leaves and debris that may have fallen on top of your air conditioner.  While you are at it change the furnace filter as the blower in your furnace send the air throughout the home and dirty air filters will cause problems to the way your system operates.  If you have not had your system cleaned in a while then have a licensed HVAC company service the sytem for you.  Thus way it will perform better and more efficiently.

5. Check batteries in your smoke detectors.

This could save someone’s life. You never know when a fire might start.

6. Clean the garbage disposal.

Put a tray of ice cubes down the drain while the disposal is running and run some cold water with it. Maybe add some lemon for  a fresh smell.  It really helps clean out the disposal.

7. Inspect the concrete.

If there are cracks make sure you fix them with a concrete crack filler so they do not get worse.  Cracks in concrete will only get bigger and can cause problems to the foundation.  If you have sunken concrete you may want to get it raised before it sinks more and is more expensive to fix.

8. Check your outside faucets.

Turn on the water and make sure everything works properly. Put your thumb over the opening.  If you can stop the flow then the pipe is likely damaged inside the home.  If the weather will still be getting down below freezing make sure to turn the outside water off again until the nights are above  freezing.

9. Test your sprinklers.

It’s a good idea to test the system once it warms up but before you really need to use it.  If you wait until it gets hot and the system is having any issues or leaks then it can take a while to get someone to repair it.

10. Inspect and test your Sump Pump

Sump pumps have an average lifespan of around 10 years, and it’s important to check them for proper operation annually. They are one of the few things standing between you and a flooded basement.

Check the sump pit for any debris that could interfere with your pump’s operation. If there is any sign of oil on the surface of the water, the pump could be releasing coolant and may need replacement. Unplug the pump and take a look at the intake on the pump, and clean it out if necessary; do the same with the impeller, and the air bleed hole.

Test the pump by adding a few gallons of water to your pit, enough to raise the float, to see if the unit is functioning properly.

If you want to spruce up the look of your house with new carpeting spring is a great time to do it! Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee! Give us a call today to get started on a new look for your home!  We are experts at finding the type of carpeting that will match your lifestyle and the needs of your household.

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Nothing says cozy and warm like carpet.

February 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

In the winter months, it feels so nice on your bare feet stepping on warm comfortable carpet. It’s a new year and a great time to upgrade your home with new carpeting.  Carpet is available with soil, stain, odor, and static-resistant features, and manufacturing techniques have increased its durability and cleanability.

This is a great time to pick out your carpeting wish list for 2019 with tax refunds coming soon.  Do you have an idea of the type of carpet  would you like to make your home nice and cozy for your family and friends this year?  Coventry Flooring has a beautiful showroom with all types of carpet samples and our experts can help you with all of the carpet options that are available today. We also have a mobile showroom truck and will come to your home instead of you having to drive around saving you precious time.

Here are some of the benefits of carpeting for your home.

1. Cost Effective Flooring
Carpet is one of the most cost effective flooring options.

2. Easy to Clean

Carpet needs regular vacuuming and an annual cleaning and it will last for a very long time.

3. Style Options

Carpet offers many so many options to create the look you’ve always wanted.

4. Comfortable and warm

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.

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! 

Category: Carpet and Flooring