When you are ready to have new carpet installed make sure you get the best quality carpet padding to go with it. The padding will help your carpet last longer and work better. Carpet padding density and thickness each help with carpet performance.
The main reason for carpet padding is to absorb impact that the carpet would otherwise be subjected to.
A firm and resilient carpet cushion forms the foundation for your carpet. The right cushion acts as a shock absorber to increase comfort and extend durability. It also helps buffer sound and provides increased insulation, making a room quieter and warmer
When selecting carpet padding be sure to check the carpet manufacturer’s recommendation for thickness and density. A standard guide for most residential carpet is to select upgraded padding that is 7/16 inch thick and 8 pound density. If your installing berber carpet choose a padding no more than 3/8 inch thick with 8 pounds density.
The type and thickness of padding differs based on the usage the room will receive. Rooms with light or moderate traffic can use thicker and softer padding. Heavy traffic areas require thinner, firmer cushion.
A typical problem is purchasing carpet padding that is too thick. If the carpet is too high from the floor then it will not hold on to the tack strip properly and will eventually pull away from the walls.
Types of Carpet Padding:
Bonded Urethane: This padding is called rebond and is the most popular type of carpet padding.. It is made from reclaimed scraps of urethane foam used in the furniture and auto manufacturing industries. These scraps are bonded together to form carpet cushion.
Flat Rubber: For the longest lasting padding use flat rubber. The main drawback is that it is very expensive. We typically only use this type of padding if you have Radiant heating.
Fiber Cushion: This carpet padding uses scrap fiber and is environmentally friendly.
Urethane Foam: is available in different densities and thicknesses.
Double stick pad: This type of pad is good for commercial applications. HOTELS…. where carts are constantly rolling up and down the hallways. This padding helps the carpet perform longer. Moisture barrier Carpet Padding: This padding features a breathable moisture barrier that helps keep many spills like pet urine from soaking through the carpet and into the cushion and floors. Often concrete floors emit water vapors which can get trapped in the carpet padding and cause mold or mildew under your carpet. A breathable moisture barrier in the padding allows water vapors to pass through the padding and evaporate.
As you can see there is a lot to consider when choosing padding for your carpet. At Coventry we can help you with your decision. The bottom line is that the better the carpet padding the longer your carpet will last.
Carpeting can change the entire look of any room. It’s one of the first things people notice when they walk into a home. 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 will help sell your home quicker and for more money than leaving in old carpet. How much more? More than the cost of the carpet you are installing.
Look to your home’s furniture and color scheme to help choose your new carpet. 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 carpeting 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.
At Coventry Flooring we stock carpeting for people who want to get new carpet installed quickly and at a inexpensive cost. We know that new carpeting helps make you homes sell faster and for more money.
Carpet tile is also called carpet squares or modular carpet and is an alternative to standard carpet rolls.
The market share of carpet tile has grown significantly over the last couple of years. Historically it has been primarily used for commercial floor installation, but a growing number of residential carpet manufacturers have begun to market products aimed at the consumer. Carpet tile is used in all types of commercial applications for high traffic areas. The reason for the installation of carpet tile in high traffic areas is that the tiles in these areas can be replaced with tiles from lower traffic areas and the look of the building is easier to maintain. Tiles that have been damaged can be replaced with new ones. This movement of carpet tiles helps maintain the look of the carpet and it lasts longer because of it. The higher initial cost of carpet tiles is often times offset by the fact that you can replace a damaged tile easily without having to replace an entire area.
Carpet Tile qualities:
• Tile sizes: many sizes from 18” inch to 24” plus long rectangle sizes are available
• Multiple fiber types
• Multiple pile style types
• Multiple manufactured types
• Multiple adhesive types
• Multiple ways you can lay the direction of the tile to create a unique design to fit your style Carpet tile backing material options include:
• Woven polypropylene Choosing Your Carpet Tile
You need to consider the size of the tiles and envision the room and floor as a one entity. If you are creating a pattern with the tiles make sure they will work with the size of your space so the pattern works as intended. Pros
• Easier to install than standard carpet rolls.
• Easy cleaning. Individual carpet tiles can be removed for cleaning or even replaced if damaged or stained.
• For areas that have excessive cleaning (schools, restaurants, etc) the fused backing allows for carpet NOT to delaminate, thus extending the life of the Carpet.
• Since the carpet is fused into a harder backing you are less likely to pull out loops or getting snags. Con
• Carpet tile needs to be glued down, so you will lose a comfortable foot feel if thinking about a residential application.
Your comfort and how long your carpet lasts depend on it. You cannot see the padding under the carpet but it helps keep your carpet clean, comfortable, and free from odors. The higher the quality of your carpet cushion, the more comfortable that your carpet will be underfoot and the longer your carpet will last.
Do you have pets? If so, you might want a moisture barrier between the carpeting and the padding to prevent urine from getting into the padding.
Using the correct cushion offers so many benefits but not using the correct cushion can:
Cause your carpeting to wrinkle and buckle.
Cause your carpet to separate from the backing or even pull apart at the seams.
Cause your carpet or become worn out before its useful life.
Invalidate the carpets warranty.
Once you have picked out your carpet, spend some time thinking about the pad and asking the company your purchasing the carpet from to recommend the correct padding for your situation.
At Coventry Flooring we can help you pick the padding and moisture barrier (Pet Protect) for your home or office. We typically recommend at least a 1/2 inch rebond padding. This can vary to a slightly thicker pad if you want your carpet to be extra soft. Call today and don’t forget we offer a lifetime installation guarantee on all of our carpet installations.
There are so many options to consider when choosing carpeting. Today’s carpet has a huge variety of styles,
fibers, and colors. The following information will help you find the best carpeting for your lifestyle. You should ask the following questions to help you decide.
• What is the main use for the room(s) going to be?
• What kind of traffic do you expect?
• Will this room(s) be the center of activity in your home?
• Does this room have direct access from outside where you can track dirt in?
• Do you have pets and or children?
• Am I planning to be in the house for over 10 years? Over 5? Shorter? Longer?
• What kind of statement am I trying to make in regards to styling?
• Are you more into soft fibers? Or lower profile carpets?
Color and Texture is becoming more Prominent
Some of the new carpet trends are geared toward tweed colors and subtle patterns.
Softer fibers and extremely stain resistant yarns are also on the rise, Many tend to
coordinate easily with designs and patterns in other furnishings. This new style of carpet
is changing the perception of how carpet is perceived as not only a background to
showcase other furnishing but also can bring the focal point to the carpet itself.
At Coventry Carpets, we are well versed with the current design trends in color and
fashion, and are happy to help you chose the correct carpet for your home. Our unique
mobile showroom can bring these options directly to your home, so you can see them in
the true nature of your current lighting and décor. Our beautiful design center ( by
appointment only) is another way to look at fancy, fun carpets that will for sure make
you the envy of all your neighbors and friends.