Getting The Most Life From Commercial Carpet

Getting The Most Life From Commercial Carpet

Dear Mr. RNB, We  have a large commercial building that you have just put new carpet in. As much as we liked having you and the installers around, we really would like to maximize the life of the flooring. Can you help? Signed, Mr. Corporate Client Dear Mr. Client: Maintenance of your new floors is simple. Here are four steps to get you in the right direction. 1.Use entryway matting. When it comes to entryway matting, the bigger the better. There must be room for at least two steps with each foot, preferably three, to sufficiently wipe soil...

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Adults of the Corn Rows

Adults of the Corn Rows

Coming to a home near you – “Adults of the Cornrow,” a flooring story of horror and angst. Follow our young couple after they purchase new carpet and try to do all the right things but alas, soon things go wrong….horribly wrong. After vigorous vacuuming they see the dreaded cornrows of ugliness (Cue ominous music and lightning flashes). This is exactly what is sounds like, the carpet has gone from soft and full to dry and streaked like a floodplain in July. Corn rowing bands gives the appearance of crop or corn rows with a row of corn...

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Carpet Cleaning After The Holidays

Carpet Cleaning After The Holidays

Whether it’s the ghouls trick-or-treating on Halloween, the gobbles of great food on Thanksgiving, or the gatherings of loved ones over the holiday season, the celebrations take a toll on carpets. Food and friends make the perfect pairing for celebrations – but that can mean spills and splashes on carpets. There’s no need to panic when you know the tricks the pros use to treat tough holiday carpet stains. It is important to treat spots and stains promptly and properly to avoid letting them do permanent damage to the fibers. This can cause...

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Work Harder, Not Smarter.

Work Harder, Not Smarter.

What? Work harder? Since when? Well it turns out that the more you vacuum your new carpets, the longer they will last. Here is the logic… It is all about “uglying out.” Most carpets never reach their full usage potential since they do not wear out, they ugly out. Carpet is the lowest part of the home, therefore it collects the grit, grease and grime from daily living. If this was your hair you would clean it every day but we forget that not only is your carpet holding all of the household dirt, we are walking on it and grinding it in....

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Five Benefits of Buying Carpets

Five Benefits of Buying Carpets

1. Sound Insulation Noise pollution in houses can have a serious effect on the wellbeing of all its users and in this respect a fitted carpet plays an important role virtually eliminating impact noise through sound absorption. Therefore the use of carpet enhances sound absorption, and the conduction of impact noise can be reduced by up to 30dB, as opposed to comparative values for smooth floor coverings which lay between 5-15dB. Also, carpet will deaden the sound that travels between floors so what happens upstairs stays upstairs. (Those...

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Flooring Buyer’s Guide Part 2

Flooring Buyer’s Guide Part 2

A good pad = upgrade??? This does not make sense. How can your carpet be protected from foot traffic if I don’t automatically use the best carpet pad? Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up. First of all it is my job, not yours, to specify the pad that goes under your carpet. As with anything, there is a correct pad and an incorrect one. There is a lot of confusion about carpet pad (also known as underlayment). In recent years the Carpet Cushion Council (Yes there is a committee for everything) has devised a chart for pad that goes...

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