Month: December 2020

Should I Float my Wooden Floor

Floating a wooden floor is the quickest and easiest way of installation.  The term ‘float’ refers to the way in which you lay it over an underlay.  It does not get fixed into position; it floats loosely on top of the underlay.  Although you may want to float your wooden floor, there are certain types of hardwood that cannot be floated as they must be fixed down. Read More

Microban Carpeting, Flooring During a Pandemic

Microban Carpeting

Phenix Microban carpeting has the latest in carpet enhancements that can better your health. This carpeting has built-in Microban technology that is infused into the backing and base of the carpet fiber. This creates an antimicrobial barrier that destroys bacteria! After that the carpet fights to keep you and your family healthy!

Did you know that in non-microban carpets, germs, and bacteria multiply in the carpet every twenty minutes? Microban is infused into the carpet and will not wash or wear away. When germs and bacteria come in contact with Microban carpet, they die immediately in the sterile environment.

Microban Carpeting Germ Protection

During our current times with all the illness and pandemic issues throughout the world this carpet adds an extra layer of protection in your home. Along with other proactive cleaning habits, his carpet can aide in keeping your family safe. Likewise, regular vacuuming and carpet cleaning is still a need just as it is with any other carpet. Regular maintenance of the carpet keeps your carpet in great shape for many years to come. 

Microban Carpeting is a zinc-based solution that will fight stain growth, odor-causing bacteria such as mold and mildew in the carpet. Phenix’s Microban technology has superior protection against microorganisms. These features yield a better product for homeowners and become the only clean carpet solution on the market. If you want a brand people trust, Procter and Gamble have been a driving force to launching this carpet brand. It is a name and brand you can trust. 

Lastly, during a pandemic we all need some reassurance that our homes are safe. Similarly we will want to have protection against the pandemic.

Call the Carpet Guys today and get your free in-home estimate. Let us help you make your home a cleaner, safer place to live. Call today!

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6 Species of Hardwood to Add to Your Home in 2021

If you are looking for a way to add some beauty, color and space to your home, hardwood represents a wonderful way to do that. Many people think about only one type of hardwood flooring, however, there are many types of hardwood flooring you can choose from. Here is information on six different types of hardwood flooring that are popular with our customers.

Engineered Cantal Oak

Different Types of Hardwood Flooring

One of the most popular types of flooring is oak. Oak flooring is one of the most durable types of hardwood floors available. They are resistant to scratches or scuff, which makes them perfect for many homes. Oak flooring is also smooth, which means you won’t need to put area rugs down to hide the rough spots.

Mahogany is usually not everyone’s choice for a flooring option, largely because of the price. Mahogany flooring can be expensive. However, mahogany is just as durable and smooth as oak. There’s also an added advantage to mahogany flooring. It is water resistant, which makes them a great choice for your kitchen or bathroom, where floors tend to get wetter than in any other area of your house.

Often, people who live in the northern areas of the United States already know about ash flooring, but it may not be as recognizable to Southerners. Ash is an extremely dense, hard wood, which makes it a great choice for hardwood floors in your home. One drawback to ash is that it is light colored, so you need to make sure it fits with your color scheme.

Hickory is another hardwood choice you may want to think about. Like ash, it is very hard and durable. However, like ash, hickory wood is lighter than other woods in this list, so make sure it is the right color for you.

Pine is a great choice for some homes, because it is softer than other hardwood choices. However, because it is softer, it is not as durable, and is prone to scuffs and scratching.

You may also want to think about maple flooring. While it is a very hard flooring, it is not a lightly colored as ash or hickory.

When you are ready to order your next hardwood floors, you can always find the help you need at You can also call us today at 1-800-689-9006 or reach out to us at [email protected].

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The Ins and Outs of a Floating Floor

Floating floors are increasingly popular in homes across Colorado. The term “floating floor” doesn’t represent a specific type of flooring or material; rather, it refers to a method of installation. You’ll find many different materials utilize floating floor technology as a means to go in quickly into your rooms: laminates, engineered hardwood, and luxury vinyl all can be installed using click and lock technology.

Floating floors come in individual plank or tile format, with interlocking edge-to-edge form that creates a mat-like surface that lays or rests on the subfloor or underlayment.

It’s quite different than glue-down or nail-down flooring you may have in the rest of your home. It takes time to adhere tiles or planks using glue, ensuring you lay it correctly and it has ample time to dry. Get it wrong, and you’ll be prying it up, replacing it with brand new materials. That can be a waste of time, money, and resources.

Floating floor technology is easier, and is often the perfect choice for do-it-yourselfers. It’s a favorite method because it’s also forgiving. You should have a perfectly prepared subfloor for a solid base, yet it’s easier than ever to lay each plank or tile down, and click it into place.

What does it mean to have a floating floor?

The Ins and Outs of a Floating FloorThe term “floating floor” can be a little misleading, as it doesn’t so much as float as it does rest on the subfloor. With a floating floor, you don’t apply adhesive before you lay each tile or plank into place. Instead, you lock each piece in similar fashion to a jigsaw puzzle, building a tight bond as you combine piece after piece. The floor is stable if you prepare the subfloor and it’s free from blemishes and debris. The only difference is it rests on top of the subfloor, stretching across your room from edge to edge.

The benefits are many, including ease of installation, as well as easy maintenance. If you damage one plank, for example, you have the possibility of replacing just the impacted area, rather than prying loose an entire area and having to redo it. That can be a big bonus in busy households where your flooring receives high impact traffic.

Types of floating floors

In every home, the floors you walk and stand on all day are comprised of several layers. The base was designed when your home was built. It has a network of boards and joists that support the overall structure of your home. The subfloor layer protects the base, as well as provides support for the flooring you install on top. The top layer is the flooring of your choice. This is the part you’ll walk on, place your furniture on, and live with for years to come.

Many flooring choices attach the flooring to the subfloor. It stays attached until it is torn out and replaced. Floating floors are different in that the floor and subfloor remain two separate layers. Floating floors are placed on top of the subfloor without being fixed into place.

You’ll find floating technology exists in three separate types of flooring:

Engineered wood – engineered wood is constructed using multiple layers for added strength. Each layer is made out of wood, with the top layer created from a solid wood veneer. This makes engineered wood planks lightweight, durable, and easy to install. The bottom layer is often made from recycled or a pressed wood, which makes it an eco-friendly option.

You can find engineered wood in glue-down and nail-down methods too, but it’s floating floor technology that makes it easy to install, and a particular favorite of do-it-yourselfers.

Laminate – laminate flooring is rarely glued or nailed into place. Instead, it relies on tongue and groove technology to build the floor into one level surface area. Laminate isn’t wood like engineered wood, and isn’t plastic as some people believe. Instead, laminate is created from four core layers:

  • Back layer – a product designed to protect against moisture, and used to help balance the flooring
  • Core layer – a durable high-density board that further protects from moisture
  • Design layer – a high-resolution photograph that gives the product its appearance
  • Wear layer – a clear coated layer that protects the surface

Luxury vinyl – luxury vinyl is created in two separate categories, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is meant to resemble tile, and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is meant to imitate wood. Both of these products work similarly to engineered wood and laminate in that the planks or tiles float above the subfloor and use tongue-and-groove or click-lock systems to lay the flooring into place. While these products can be glued, floating technology gives you ease in both installation as well as replacement down the road.

What are the pros and cons?

We’ve eluded to the biggest pro for using floating floors: ease of installation. Because they float into place, you don’t have to worry about adhering a board in the wrong area, and having to pry it back up and wasting resources if you change your mind. This can be a cost-effective way to install a floor, no matter what your skillset. Do it yourself, or hire a professional to do it for you; it’s an easy job either way.

While it is important to have your subfloor primed and ready for a new floor to be installed, floating floor is more forgiving as it isn’t permanently attached. Depending on what is currently installed, you might be able to install floating floors directly over what’s already in place. That can save both time and money.

It’s more economical and more eco-friendly. A lot of the materials used in floating floor technology can be made from recycled materials. If sustainability is important to you, pay attention to how the product was created. There are a lot of great options for using this technology.

If you’ve ever walked on a floating floor, you may have noticed it has more give. That’s because it creates an air cushion between the flooring and subfloor. While this can have more give as you stand and walk, it does make the product wear faster than more solid flooring choices. You may notice warping or pitting faster than with solid options.

It also comes designed with a sealed finish, meaning once the seal is broken, it cannot be replaced. Hardwood is designed to be sanded and finished again and again. With these floating floors, you’ll replace the entire flooring rather than refinishing.

Is floating technology right for your home?

If you’re looking for a DIY project, or you want a beautiful floor that can be installed quickly, look no further than one of these products. Styles, colors, and patterns are plentiful, and offer you beautiful choices in making your house a home.

What flooring is right for you?

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Power Stretch Carpet- Why We Do It

Power Stretching Carpet

When it’s time to stretch, we are one of the only companies that use power stretching.  A power stretcher doesn’t use electricity.  It uses leverage to stretch the carpet and alleviate the chance of wrinkles.  Carpet will expand and stretch with traffic and usage.  This causes wrinkles.  When stretched properly carpet wrinkles are less likely to develop down the road.  Another reason we can provide a Lifetime Installation Warranty.  When we provide the power stretching service then our experts trim away any excess flooring and tuck it under the drywall. This provides a seamless finish that leaves your room looking good as new. 

It’s a very similar installation for sheet vinyl, though they do not need to stretch it.  Also, glue is used instead of the tack strip. First, glue is applied to the floor. Then, the sheet vinyl is placed.

Power stretching is important for many reasons. First and foremost, safety reasons. A carpet full of ripples, wrinkles, and bulges can create a fall risk to those in your home. This is also the same for loose carpet. If you want to protect the loved ones and guests in your home carpet stretching is a great option. Let us not forget too, if you trip on the carpet and are holding a glass of wine, or a plate of food…now you have a whole other mess and stain on your hands as well. 

Power Stretching Gives Your Carpet Life

The longevity of your carpet’s life is also especially important. Power stretching is also particularly important for the life of your carpet. If you see that your carpet is pulling away from the tack strips, stretching may be able to reverse the issue and put it back in place. Obviously, power stretching would be a much more cost-effective way of fixing the issue rather than purchasing a full room carpet replacement. 

Carpets aesthetic beauty is also equally important. The sight of carpet wrinkles and lumps is an unpleasant sight in any home. A smooth, clean carpet surface creates a warm, cozy feel. Walking into a room with carpet with bumps and lumps throughout it creates an unpleasant sight. No one wants to look at that, right?

Call today and talk to our experts about power stretching! Whether you have questions about installing new carpet and the benefits of power stretching, or power stretching existing carpet in your home- we have you covered! Be Wise and call the Carpet Guys at 855-4-MY-GUYS or schedule a FREE in-home consultation.

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Flooring 101: Designing The Perfect Home Office From The Ground Up

You’ve been working from home all through 2020. Will work-from-home be your new normal? Has your office already closed down its commercial location, ready to keep its remote workers happy for years to come?

There are a lot of good things about working from home. You can skip the commute time – that can add an hour or more to your day. You can also be more present in your family life. Why not have lunch dates with your spouse … every day of the week.

Now that you’re settling into your new work environment, you might be realizing that the dining room table simply won’t do. It can get loud if you and your spouse are both trying to talk to clients simultaneously. And if your kids are home and add to the daily commotion, it might be time to rethink the rooms in your home.

It’s time to build the perfect home office. But skip moving out the bed in your guest bedroom and using it as-is. Instead, design your space just for you. Design it from the ground up. That means starting with the home office flooring.

We realize you have a choice in design. Why not make your home office a place you want to spend time in? Because it’s designed exclusively with you in mind.

What’s your goal? What’s your desire?

Start by building the base with these home office flooring ideas.


“I have hardwood throughout the first floor living space. But our upstairs is carpeted. Since I’m turning the spare bedroom into an office, can I use hardwood in just that one space?”

Flooring 101: Designing The Perfect Home Office From The Ground UpThat’s a question we frequently see these days. The short answer is: Yes!

Hardwood is classic. It’s stylish and sophisticated, yet warm and easy to maintain. Honestly, we can’t say enough about using hardwood in your home. It’s always been one of the most popular flooring choices we sell, and that’s not going to change.

Whether you work by yourself with just an occasional Zoom call with people from the office, or you’re on video chat all day long, it’s important to set the stage for your position. Why not feel like you’re the CEO of your own space?

With hardwood, you can create any look you desire. Carry the mood from your main living area by replicating what you use in your other rooms. Or start with a clean palette – design your home office any way you choose. Go a little crazy. Let your wild side out in your design. Grab a can of paint and have fun decorating your unique space all for you. Hello, hot pink, it may be the perfect choice.

Yet while you can have fun with the paint, and change up colors every season if you desire, the thing about hardwood is it allows you to have a base you’ll love for years to come.

It can set the stage for all of your design personality. And be a durable platform in the process.


If you’ve ever walked into a flooring store and had tile instantly pop out because of the colors, you’re not alone. That’s why tile remains ever-popular.

You can go elegant and invest in slate or marble. Go whimsical and choose ceramic. Use a basic color that goes with everything. Or play it up and select a wilder color.

One of the best reasons to use tile is how well it works in an office environment. Roll your chairs over it. Place that heavy filing cabinet and work table without a problem. That coffee spill you didn’t notice for days? Not a problem. Simply wipe it up. It’s water-resistant, durable, and easy to clean.

Need even more reasons to install tile into your new home office setting? How about placing it over radiant heating. It’s a way to be toasty warm throughout your workday without having to heat your entire home.

Luxury Vinyl

If you’re interested in bringing the hardwood look into your home office, without all the fuss of installing real hardwood, it’s time to give luxury vinyl a look. It’s durable, water resistant, softer and warmer underfoot when compared to traditional hardwood and tile.

Plus, it’s one of the easiest flooring products you can install. It’s a perfect choice for the DIYer who wants to take on a weekend project. With click and lock technology, the pieces snap together and lay into place quickly. It’s a floating floor, meaning you don’t have to nail or glue it down.

That also means it’s easy to take back up when you’re ready for a change. Change jobs? Go back into the office? Change out your flooring once again.

With luxury vinyl, you’ll have choices galore. You can find the perfect color of hardwood to match what’s laid in the rest of your home. Or change it up and find a color that’s uniquely your own. You’ll love the color and pattern choices you find, and will enjoy it even more when you see the results in your home office.

If your job has you getting messy and creative on a regular basis, luxury vinyl is for you. It’s one of the few flooring choices that touts being waterproof. Just make sure you talk with one of our associates about your needs, and we can point you to the right manufacturer. Then when you spill or make a mess, it’s merely a matter of cleaning it up. And your floor will still look great.


Of course, we can’t talk about home offices and not mention carpet. It’s still a practical flooring choice for office space because of its warmth and softness.

Let’s face it, in a home office, shoes are optional. And hardwood floors can be cold on bare feet. Dig your toes into the carpet and you’ll feel the difference.

And if all you do is sit behind a desk and type away on your computer all day, new plush carpet may be the perfect design choice.

Remodeling your home? Creating a new home office just for you?

This is a place you spend hours each day. Don’t skimp on the design.

Instead, select your home office flooring with your needs in mind?

Have questions? We’re here to help. Stop by today, or give us a call.

We’ll make your home office a place you’ll love.

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Choosing New Flooring? Here Are 4 Things Not To Do

One of the best investments you can make in upgrading the look and feel of your home is by choosing new flooring. It’s the one thing that will catch the eye of everyone who walks into your home, give you a fresh, clean slate to work with when upgrading your decor, and add value if you decide to sell.

Homeowners today love high quality flooring. Here across the Front Range, that often means hardwood. But it isn’t the only choice you can make. Depending on what room you’re remodeling, many modern-day choices make your house look great. How about a high-quality carpet? Or luxury vinyl planks in the basement?

With so many choices out there, ready to add to your home’s personality, we have a few tips we offer our clients to help them avoid making mistakes when finalizing their choices. Instead of choosing a flooring simply because it’s always been at the top of your wish list, it’s what all the modern-day home improvement shows say you should install, we have other options for you to consider. If you install flooring for the wrong reasons, it can leave you with a serious case of buyer’s remorse.

That’s why we want to help you approach your final decision of selecting new flooring in a slightly different way.

Don’t buy flooring without a game plan 

This sounds almost too simple – what homeowner would buy flooring without a plan? Yet we see this happening all the time.

We suggest that homeowners shouldn’t fall in love with a flooring choice before they visit our showroom. Having a general idea of what you want is necessary. But there’s something even more important for you to consider first.

Choosing New Flooring? Here Are 4 Things Not To DoPay attention to where your new flooring will be installed. What’s your lifestyle? How much activity happens inside that room?

Because a dining room that only gets used on major holidays will have entirely different needs than a family room where kids and guests and pets romp around in every single day.

Instead of focusing on finding photographs of your favorite flooring choice, focus instead on listing out your wishlist of what your flooring will endure.

  • I want flooring that is durable enough to wear well with three kids under ten, and two large dogs that follow them everywhere.
  • I want a soft flooring that we’re just as comfortable laying on as we are walking on.
  • I want a sophisticated flooring that sets the stage for my decor.

These are ideas to help you get started with your own plans. Once you’ve made your game plan, then it’s time to shop. Come in with an open mind, and we’ll show you a variety of different flooring choices, and give you an idea of how well each can fit into your life.

You might be surprised at the results.

Don’t buy in a hurry

When you’re choosing new flooring, spend time evaluating your wants and needs. Never visit a showroom for the first time with the goal of making a decision and having it installed that week.

That’s when you make your poorest decisions. That’s when buyer’s remorse can kick in. And when you’re making a large investment, one that can be a part of your home for years – decades – to come, it’s worth spending time to weigh your options.

Do you want a light, medium, or dark tone, for example? Within each tone, you might find dozens of varying shades. Do you want a little more yellow in your brown? Or do you prefer a little more red?

As you start narrowing down your choices, it’s important to bring a few samples home. Lay them in the room where you’ll be installing it. View it morning, noon, and night, in all kinds of lighting conditions.

If you’re selecting hardwood, even after you make your final selection, you still shouldn’t install it right after purchase. Instead, hardwood needs to be brought into your home to acclimate for a few days before the installation process. That gives it a chance to become familiar with your home’s environment. It gets used to the temperature variations, and how much humidity is in your home. This will help protect it after it’s installed, decreasing the chances of warping later on.

Don’t forget about the subfloors

Homeowners often forget that flooring needs a strong base to look and act its best. Some flooring is more forgiving than others. If you place a flooring on the wrong type of subfloor, you’ll have nothing but problems down the road.

Carpet is forgiving because it’s flexible by nature. The backing of the carpet and the padding underneath can all accommodate small issues with a subfloor, such as one that isn’t perfectly level.

Try that with ceramic tile. Without a perfectly level subfloor, the tile will sit without a strong base. That means every time you walk on it, there’s a chance it can crack from the weight above. Without the proper support, an air pocket forms, giving the tile a chance to crack under the pressure.

While you may not realize your subfloor needs work before you pick out new flooring, it is something to consider as you shop, especially if you are changing from what’s currently installed. Going from carpet to hardwood, for example, may require additional work to bring the subfloor up to par. That can add extra time to the installation process, and require extra funding for the additional materials and labor.

Don’t start a DIY project if you’re not going to do it right

You’ve been spending a lot of time at home. It’s only natural to watch home improvement shows and want to step into the action too. But are you really up for the job?

We’ll help you select the right material, no matter what your flooring dreams are.

We’ll even give you pointers if you decide to turn a tile or LVT purchase into a DIY project.

But only you can know if you’re really up for the job. Saving money is a big plus, but a job well done will truly stand the test of time.

Are you thinking of choosing new flooring for your home this year? Start with a game plan. Then stop by and learn more.

We’re here to help you with all of your flooring needs.

Choosing The Perfect Flooring For Your Kids Room

Keyword: flooring for kids room

Summary: Remodeling your home to create more livable space for every member of the family? Choosing the perfect flooring for your kids’ room doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few suggestions.

If you’re remodeling your home, and upgrading rooms to make them more suitable for every member of your family, your starting point may not be the paint color or the decor. Instead, it might be what’s on the floors.

In a kids room, for example, it may have been a place they spent very little time prior to 2020. Now, they spend many hours a day attending school, doing homework, even attending Zoom activities. And it’s a place they still hang out on the weekends, looking for comfort and stress relief after a busy week of activities.

Before you select flooring for the kids room, realize you’ll have to take into account quite a few factors. Comfort, stain-resistance, and safety are just the start of what you’re flooring will endure. What’s your best choice to stand up to all of that and more? And be beautiful and stylish at the same time?

We help homeowners every day select the right flooring for their needs. Our top recommendations include:


When it comes to making a space comfortable, carpet is still one of the most classic choices you can install. It’s durable, soft, and adds warmth into the space.

Plus, it adds an insulation factor into the room to help absorb sound. That can be an added bonus whether they’re spending an hour in gym class, or hanging out playing video games with their friends. When kids get a little rowdy, carpet is one of the best choices to have in place.

If you’re sold on the benefits of carpeting in your kids room, you’ll have a wide array of colors, styles, and patterns to choose from. We recommend paying attention to quality, and ensuring it’s stain-resistant. It’s the best way to protect your investment if the juice boxes go flying.

Nylon carpet will move to the top of your list because of the benefits it offers. Depending on which manufacturer you choose, you should also pay attention to the stain benefits. Have you heard of Stainmaster carpets? Each manufacturer offers its own level of protection. Compare and choose the right one based on your family’s needs.

Also, the more time your kids spend in their room, the more often you should vacuum it. One of the quickest ways to soil your carpet and create stains that won’t go away is to allow things to settle deep within the fibers. Regular vacuuming will ensure you pick up dirt, debris, and other contaminants quickly, before they settle into the fibers.


As you finalize your decisions on flooring, take into account the activities your kids perform in their rooms. Smaller kids may be on the floor playing, while tweens and teens may spend more of their time in a chair or couch. Depending on your lifestyle, hardwood may be the perfect choice for you.

Hardwood is easy to clean and tends to last longer than carpet. It makes it easy to wipe up messes, and you can pick up dust bunnies with just a swipe of a broom or mop. Many homeowners love to carry hardwood throughout the home, including into the kids rooms. If anyone in your home faces allergies or asthma, hardwood can be a great addition as it doesn’t collect animal dander, dust, pollen, or other contaminants.

Be aware that hardwood is durable, but it can be more prone to scratches. If your kids love to roughhouse with the family dog, or take game night to a whole new level, it’s something to think about before installing hardwood. If you do, you may wish to invest in an area rug to help cover the floor, and add furniture leg pads to chairs and other items they may pull around.


If you love the idea of adding hardwood to your kids room, but are concerned about the upkeep and care, laminate may be a better choice for you.

Laminate may look like hardwood, but it gives you added benefits that make it worth a second look. It’s scratch-resistant, moisture-resistant, and wears well over time. Like hardwood, it’s easy to clean – just use a mop to keep the surface clean, and vacuum occasionally to pick up dust and debris.

Laminate comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. You’ll often find color choices even more in abundance from hardwood. If you have an idea, you’ll likely find a laminate choice to suit your needs. And like hardwood, if you want to soften the look or add a little warmth, place an area rug down to add a pop of color.

Luxury vinyl

One of the newest options we’ve seen going into kids rooms is luxury vinyl – either luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or luxury vinyl plank (LVP).  LVT and LVP resemble some of the most loved flooring products on the market, but add the benefits homeowners want.

Luxury vinyl planks can resemble any style of hardwood you desire. Luxury vinyl tile resembles anything from marble to slate and more.

When you install luxury vinyl into your space, you’re adding a protective layer like no other. Many products on the market offer you waterproof solutions. That juice your kids spilled and forgot to tell you about? That wouldn’t be a problem with luxury vinyl.

Of course, you still want to clean up messes as quickly as possible. Deep-seated spills may still stain the top layer, depending on what it is. But in general, luxury vinyl offers a wear protection layer that gives strength and durability unparalleled to other flooring products.

Plus, it’s softer than hardwood, adding a cushion to every step you take.

What’s the right choice of flooring for your kids room?

There isn’t a right answer when selecting flooring for a kids room. There are ways to make it both beautiful and durable, a space where your kids love to spend time in.

Visit our showroom today and talk with one of our flooring experts about the right flooring product for your lifestyle. We’ll help you make the right selection for your needs.

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Carpet Waste & Protecting the Environment

Carpet Waste

5 billion pounds of old carpet waste build up in the landfill each year! Yes, 5 billion! That is too much! Here at The Carpet Guy’s we love to do our part in making the earth a cleaner, healthier, better place to live. We recycle the old carpet and carpet padding! 

At The Carpet Guy’s we prepare the old carpet and carpet padding for recycle here in the warehouse. See how we handle carpet waste process here! Each week we are able to recycle 5 tons of carpet! We truly take pride in doing our part. 

The Carpet Guys don’t just recycle carpet waste, we offer top of the line recycled products that reproduce recycled goods into beautiful product. The Carpet Guy’s do not stop there. We wanted to be able to offer better, cleaner options for our customers as well. It would take hundreds of years for other fibers to decompose. At The Carpet Guys, we offer American made polyester carpet that can be recycled and reused. It feels great knowing that carpet that is in your home is also good for the environment. Lastly, the carpet padding we provide with our installations is also recyclable! 

Types of Environmentally Friendly Carpet

Our polyester carpet (P.E.T. Polyester) is made from recycled plastic bottles! This type of carpet is also more stain resistant than other carpets. It is also resistant to mold and mildew. This carpet is very versatile and non-allergenic. It’s perfect for any home, likewise we’ll rip out your previous carpet waste and haul it out free of charge.

In conclusion, The Carpet Guys offer a great polyester carpet that has both exceptional softness and color clarity.   

Furthermore to get rid of your carpet waste and call The Carpet Guy’s today to get a free in home estimate and help our planet at the same time! We provide American Made products at a fraction of the cost to our competitors. You can ensure that you’re in good hands at The Carpet Guys. We offer Four Year Interest Free Financing † as well as many other incentives through out the month. This helps you create the room you’ve always imagined without hurting your bank account.

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Waterproof Flooring – It’s Not Just Tile Anymore

What do you think of when someone mentions waterproof flooring?

For years, the only choice you had was to install tile.

Head into bathrooms all across the world, and you’ll find tile is on display in a great many of them. We’ve gotten so creative with tile it’s used on the floors, then moves up to the walls, backsplashes, countertops, even ceilings.

You’ll find tile in outdoor living situations. It makes a good base for pools, spas, and patios.

You’ll also find it throughout the home, especially in warmer parts of the country. That’s because tile is naturally cool. Of course, you can place radiant heating underneath, and install tile anywhere. Tile is truly a versatile flooring that’s going to remain popular for years to come.

But here in Colorado, we love our hardwood. So the question becomes: what’s more important, looks or durability?

Luckily, you don’t have to choose anymore. Waterproof flooring comes in many different styles.

Pick your materials wisely

As a general rule, flooring products made from inorganic materials will be more waterproof than those created from organic materials.

Organic refers to any product made from a living, growing resource. Think hardwood, bamboo, and fibers. When any of these materials are subjected to moisture, they will eventually break down and decompose.

Inorganic materials come from products made in a laboratory. They come from refined chemicals, and are often created solely to stand the test of time. They are immune to damage from moisture, and will do well as long as the product is properly installed.

Of course, there are always exceptions to every rule.

Waterproof Flooring - It’s Not Just Tile AnymoreLaminate is made with a synthetic surface that is inorganic. But the base layer is usually a fiberboard, which is made from wood fibers. While the top layer may stand up to small spills, anything large enough to seep through the cracks will quickly damage the flooring.

Pay attention to the entire product, including the base layer. You should also pay attention to how the product is installed, as glues, adhesives, and protection layers can also change the dynamics.

What choices are good for moisture?

Some areas need the added protection of waterproof flooring. Think:

  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry rooms
  • Basements
  • indoor/outdoor living spaces
  • Saunas
  • Pool rooms

Even your entryways or kitchen might need added protection from standing water and spills.

All of these flooring covers are one-hundred percent waterproof and can be used in confidence to stand up to moisture over time.

Sheet vinyl – still a great choice in some areas of your home. Roll it into place and it provides a waterproof surface with few or no seams to allow the water to penetrate.

Luxury vinyl – luxury vinyl is a step up from sheet vinyl. Luxury vinyl comes in planks or tiles – LVP or LVT – and is designed to resemble many of today’s hottest looks.

LVP, for example, comes in plank strips designed to resemble hardwood. It typically comes 7 inches wide and 48 inches long. They use click and lock technology that makes it easy to lay into place. Once joined, they provide a tight seal that stands against moisture and water.

Where luxury vinyl can fail is if the planks or tiles aren’t properly joined. If any gap is left between the planks or tiles, moisture can seep down into it. This is why it’s important to get the installation process right. While luxury vinyl is easy enough for a DIY project, be sure you know what you’re doing and can finish the project off correctly.

Vinyl tile – vinyl tile is similar to sheet vinyl, only easier to install because of its smaller shape. However, it also adds many more seams across the room, giving it more chances for water to seep down into the subfloor. Installed correctly, it can be a great waterproof flooring choice. Just be insure it’s properly installed and cared for over time.

Ceramic and porcelain tile – we’ve mentioned it before that tile is a great choice to add waterproof properties to your rooms. It’s worth repeating again because of the unlimited styles, patterns, and color choices.

Both ceramic and porcelain tile are waterproof by nature. Where its weakness lies is with the installation process. When installed, if not grouted properly, water can seep down and into the subfloor. And that’s where problems begin. For full protection, have a professional install your tiles, especially in places where water is an everyday thing – showers, countertops, pools, saunas, etc.

Want other choices?

If you need waterproof flooring, it’s best to stick with one of the options from above. But not all circumstances require waterproof flooring all the time. Can your room do well with water-resistance properties? What if the surface is waterproof, and it can stand up to water for short periods of time?

Engineered wood – engineered wood is made in layers, with different materials used in each layer. It has a sturdy base which gives it a more water-resistant property than certain laminate products. Pay attention to the protective layer placed on top. And as always, clean up any spills quickly to avoid potential problems.

Laminate – laminate is a composite product that is better at protecting against water than actual hardwood. Again, the base layer is made up of fiberboard which can be a problem if it comes into contact with too much moisture. Clean up spills quickly to avoid problems.

Linoleum – linoleum is made up of organic material, including linseed oil and wood flour. Regular sealing gives it a water-resistant quality, which means you’ll have to continually seal it to keep this quality in place.

Bamboo – people love bamboo because of its organic qualities. It doesn’t have heavy chemical or resin products. It’s a great way to bring a water-resistant product into your home, but keep in mind that it’s water-resistant, not waterproof. That means you should be conscious of where you install it.

Consider your options carefully

Before you make your final selection and choose a floor for a room in your home, weigh your options carefully. Waterproof flooring can mean the difference between replacing your flooring or keeping it looking and acting well for years.

If waterproof flooring is at the top of your wishlist, you’ll be amazed at the products available to you right now. Stop by today and let us show you your options, and help you choose the right product for your needs.

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