Month: May 2021


Did you know that all flooring comes with a warranty?  If you want to maintain that warranty, there are instructions to follow to keep it intact.  Read on to find out how The Carpet Guys give you access to that information.

The Carpet Guys Provide a Lifetime Installation Warranty

If you purchase any flooring from The Carpet Guys, we provide you with a Lifetime Installation Warranty.  We will fix any problem with the installation for as long as you own your home.  And since we use the best American-made products in the industry, we know you’re going to love your new flooring for a long, long time.

The top flooring companies we purchase our flooring from provide a warranty on their products as well.  The Carpet Guys believe in doing business with only the best companies, so our Customer Service department has it easy.  To maintain a flooring guarantee, there are some things that you will have to adhere to.  For example: Mohawk’s carpet warranty requires that you vacuum once a week with a Carpet and Rug Institute approved vacuum cleaner and also have it professionally cleaned once every 12-18 months.  Follow the links here for all the flooring product assurances you need:

Mohawk Flooring Warranty  – this page includes links to all the different types of flooring that Mohawk carries (carpet, wood, vinyl, etc.).

Phenix Carpet Warranty – this site has all the Phenix Flooring resources, including care & maintenance and warranty information.

Shaw Floors All Surface Warranty and Registration – this page contains links to all Shaw Floors warranty information and an easy registration form.

Engineered Floors Carpet Warranty, Care & Maintenance – this page has a link to the guide for warranty information and a Carpet Care Checklist

Make sure you follow your flooring companies requirements and coupled with an amazing Carpet Guys Installation; your flooring will be beautiful for the life of your home ownership! After adhering to these requirements, if there’s still a problem with your flooring or installation, The Carpet Guys can help. Also, to find any of these companies’ products, schedule a Free In-Home Estimate with us today.  Or you can call 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) and one of our professional representatives will help you.  The Carpet Guys provide a knowledgeable Design Consultant for free.  They will know what type of flooring that’s best for your lifestyle and budget.  Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Want Wood Floors In Your Commercial Property?

When you’re building a new commercial property, or remodeling one already in existence, a lot of thought goes into marketing. Who do you want to attract to your property? What type of clients do you wish to lease to?

Because every business has a different look and feel they portray to their target audience. All you have to do is look at the differences between McDonald’s and Elway’s to understand that to be true.

Some businesses thrive on high traffic. They need durable surfaces that can take abuse as customers come and go all day long.

Other businesses thrive on luxury. They don’t worry about a revolving door. They cater to the ones and two’s. They have a very specific audience, and they’ll go out of their way to protect the image, only bringing in prospects if they meet certain qualifications.

This targeting process may rely on marketing, but it starts with something even more basic. It starts with the decor. When people walk through the door, they expect high class. And nothing says that in greater detail than with natural wood floors.

Selecting the right wood floors for a commercial property

Just like in your home, flooring sets the stage for what lies inside. Imagine walking into an investment firm with old rug tiles where half of them were torn or missing? Would you trust them for investment advice?

Studies show we form our opinions quickly. It takes only one-tenth of a second for us to form an opinion about people. We assess judgment about trustworthiness, likeability, competence, and aggressiveness in just 100 milliseconds.

Want Wood Floors In Your Commercial Property?Still think your flooring doesn’t matter?

Hardwood flooring has always worked well in commercial spaces. The key is in selecting something durable.

Oak is one of the most popular and durable wood surfaces on the market. It’s easy to clean and maintain, and does well in high traffic situations. It also has the potential to last for years. When it needs refreshing, you simply sand it down and resurface it to give it new life.

But what we love more than all else is the timeless beauty that comes along with wood floors. Especially here in Colorado, hardwood goes right along with our outdoor way of living. That’s why interior designers and business owners alike install wood floors just about anywhere. They know it will never go out of style.

All you have to do is think about your favorite store, restaurant, or hotel. Chances are there’s hardwood in there. Hardwood has been popular for decades – centuries – and with today’s technology added into the mix, it’s likely to remain at the top of wish lists for many years to come.

Other reasons to select wood floors in your commercial property

We realize it probably won’t take much to sway you towards hardwood as a selection. But there are many other reasons for you to consider this as your flooring of choice.

Wood floors add to property values. You might not be thinking about selling, especially if you’re just building. But it’s nice to know that wood floors will boost up the value if you ever do decide to sell. Buyers want materials that are timeless, that they won’t have to replace immediately after taking ownership. And with hardwood flooring ticking that box, it’s one more benefit to choosing it as your final selection.

Another big benefit that is often overlooked is the improved air quality that comes with wood floor installation. Are you trying for green certification? Do you have hopes of creating a LEED certified building? Wood floors can help you do that by providing the base on which to build on.

Where do wood floors work best?

If you’re leaning towards wood floors for your commercial property, our advice would be to go with your gut feelings. Chances are you know what it’s like living with wood flooring at home, and you can bring that same feeling to the commercial side.

Keep in mind that commercial grade wood flooring is different from residential. We can help you find the perfect solution to fit your needs.

Hotels, for example, are a great place to display wood floors. From the lobby, to the hallways, to each individual room, it can create a clean, minimalist look your guests will love. Many five-star resorts boast luxury, and wouldn’t want anything else to adorn their floors but hardwood. It might require a little more maintenance from your staff for upkeep, but that’s all part of the process. Your customers demand it, and it creates a look that will have them saying “see you again” from the moment they step inside.

Of course, hotels aren’t the only place for wood flooring. Offices are a prime candidate for hardwood throughout. Office space is often a balance between practicality and aesthetics, depending on who your customer is. Floors should be functional enough to maximize productivity, while creating a workspace conducive to avoiding risk or distractions.

In heavy traffic areas, remember that hardwood can create potential noise pollution caused by people walking in certain shoes or heels. Be aware of this and pay attention to the product you select, and choose a thick underlayment that helps reduce noise.

Restaurants are also a great place to install wood floors. Do you love hardwood in your dining room at home? Mimic that look in your restaurant. Just be aware that food and drinks will be spilled. Select a quality product that can stand up to the abuse. Also, be mindful of the color, finish, and aesthetics of the material. Some colors show stains and marks easier than others.

A room with primarily adults would require different surface materials than a family-friendly environment. A romantic evening for two has a different appeal than a place you take the whole family.

Are you adding wood floors to your commercial property? How can we help you finalize your decision?

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5 Home Improvements to Invest in During 2021

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Are you wanting to add value to your home? Loft conversions, new kitchens or real wood flooring and open plan living have been revealed amongst the top 5 most value-adding property features to invest in right now. 

In this blog, we will be looking at 5 ways to add value to your home, including:


  1. Loft conversions / extensions
  2. New kitchen
  3. Open-plan living
  4. Real wood floors
  5. Designated work from home space


1. Loft Conversions


Wanting to add value to your home whilst utilising your space to its full potential? Then a loft conversion may be your answer. 


Loft conversions are often one of the best ways to add value to your home. This is because gardens are a highly thought of and desired feature in a home. However, in the current market, open plan living is also a desired feature. In turn, people are extending out into the back of the home, which of course affects the size of your garden.


So making use of your loft space is a great alternative to adding value to your home whilst adding space. 


Using Your Space


Why not create a cosy guest bedroom, the perfect study to work from home, or an extra bedroom for your growing family. Whatever the reason for needing extra space, lofts are versatile spaces in the home and can be used for almost any room needed. 


Herringbone Regency Oak Laminate
Herringbone Regency Oak Laminate

Whilst we can’t put a figure on how much value a loft conversion will add to your house as lots of factors will affect this, industry professionals research shows that a loft conversion will add an average of 21% to the value of your home. 


Adds Value to Your Home and Lifestyle


Not only does a loft conversion add value to your home, it will add value to your lifestyle. If you opt for a comfortable working space, it will enhance your working from home experience. If you opted to convert a 3 bedroomed home into a four, you have the use of the extra space to facilitate a growing family perhaps. 


Thinking more fun? You could even persuade other members of your family to convert it into a cinema or games room!


Either way, whatever your reason for converting, the extra space will help you achieve it!


Other Considerations


When it comes to a conversion of this level, there can be many factors to consider beyond its purpose, that you should consider prior to beginning your conversion. This is because these considerations may affect your ability to convert your loft space.


  1. Planning Permission – Always seek to get planning permission prior to making alterations to the structure of your home
  2. Different uses of the space will have a different impact on the value added.
  3. Different types of conversion will add different values to your home
  4. A loft conversion may affect your insurance policy 
  5. With this room being at the top of the home, flooring is a major consideration. Flooring such as EvoCore, or using Underlay will help with noise reduction for the rooms below. 


All in all, a loft conversion is a great investment when it comes to adding value to your home. It is one of those decisions that can often pay for itself when it comes to seeing a return in the value it has created, not only in space but in your lifestyle too!

2. New Kitchens 


Next on this list is the heart of the home, kitchens! 


Installing a new kitchen can add roughly between 5-15% to your property value. This range is quite large however many different factors can affect this. Size, design and style are just some of the factors that can affect the added value.


Considering the style and age of your property is essential when choosing your kitchen design. Having a period property and incorporating an all-singing, all-dancing kitchen with in-built LED lights and built-in speakers, may not correspond well with the rest of the property. 


If you’re investing in a new kitchen because you’re selling up, this may put off potential buyers.


Designing your kitchen 


Now the fun part; the design! There are many ways to add value to your home with a new kitchen design, doing the research into latest trends, and how to add value to your home with a new kitchen design is a great way to begin your design.


Below are some of our favourite options for designing your kitchen with adding value to your property in mind.


Light and Airy


Light and airy kitchen designs are currently a desired kitchen design. When you imagine your dream kitchen, does it have an island and bi-fold doors? Come on, we know it does!


This is easily achievable by opting for more neutral colours in your worktops, cabinets and flooring


Flooring actually plays a large role in the overall look and feel of your home. If it’s a light and airy aesthetic you decide on, Great!


This will open up your space and make your kitchen feel bigger. There are a wide range of flooring options available that offer lighter tones that you can incorporate. So you’re definitely not limited and budget shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to wanting to open up your room.


Make most of your space


Making the most of your space is a great way to impress with a new kitchen. 


We’ve all seen those swanky wine coolers built into an island, or the singular cupboards that pull out and transform into a multitude of organised compartments. Organisational heaven! 


Another way to make the most of your space is to conceal your appliances. Having an in-built dishwasher or fridge concealed within a cupboard space can help with space saving as having a large bulky fridge can give the illusion there is less space as well as taking away from the design and creating an eye-sore in some cases.


Maximising your space is the perfect way to make the most out of your kitchen space whilst adding value to your home.


Multifunctional Spaces


Being the heart of the home, this room tends to attract a lot of love for having time spent here. This has created a need for multifunctional spaces. 

add value to your home - Herringbone Regency Oak Laminate
Herringbone Regency Oak Laminate

Creating a space where you can cook, eat and entertain is a great way to make the most out of your kitchen, which is why this design is a desired option. 


Tip: Being frequented a lot by the whole family, this makes this room of the home a high traffic area. A versatile flooring such as EvoCore can not only withstand the pressures of a high traffic area of the home but also the demands of a kitchen whilst looking stunning in the process.


Hopefully some of these design ideas get the creative juices going when it comes to your kitchen design and adding value to your home. Doing the research into the best design for your home is paramount. 


3. Open Plan Living 


The home improvement that can add value to your home we will take a look at is Open-plan living. 


This living style has grown in popularity, providing the space and opportunity for families and friends to spend quality time together whilst eating, living, cooking, cleaning, entertaining. 

add value to your home - open plan
Luxury Parquet Brown Oiled Solid Wood Flooring


Whatever you’re doing, open-plan living allows you to combine multiple functional rooms together seamlessly without the transition of door or hallways.


Time with family and friends is of high value, and that combined with the stunning finish an open-plan design can offer, is what makes this home improvement in high demand. So if you’re selling up, this style of living might be a desired one when it comes to potential buyers. 


Some homes have multi-use spaces. One of these uses often being the kitchen with desired modern designs typically compromising of an open-plan layout creating a light and airy vibe, as well as adding a social aspect. 

Add an extra layer to your design and introduce flooring zones. This can often be a way to create distinctive areas depending on usage and distinguish between areas whilst still housing them in one space. 

Take an open plan kitchen diner for instance. Zoning can be a great way to separate the two, having defined areas with their own vibes. In addition, adding a tiled flooring in the kitchen, flowing to a wood flooring in the dining space of the room could be just one of the many kitchen flooring ideas that could enhance your space.



Mix and Match Designs with EvoCore 360

More open to open-plan living? Great! This home improvement is pretty much guaranteed to improve your home and quality time with your loved ones. Which are all added benefits after adding value to your property. 


EvoCore 360 flooring is a great way to exercise zoning within your open plan living spaces. It’s 360 omni click system allows for an easy installation and unique patterns and styles to be achieved, including the popular Herringbone design and the ability to fit wood to tile.


4. Real-Wood Floors


Real Wood Floors are a sought after flooring option for many homeowners. They offer a timeless design, complimenting any décor, period or contemporary, as well as providing a luxurious feel.


Not only that, the longevity of wood flooring is exceptional, with them lasting a lifetime when looked after property. So when it comes to a worth while home improvement, this one is definitely worth it!

add value to your home - wood floors
Unfinished Parquet Oak Solid Wood Flooring


One of the beauties of wood flooring is that you can sand and reseal your wood flooring if it starts to look worn. 


Due to the quality of this type of flooring, it’s of a higher expense than your Laminates or LVT’s. However, its elegant appearance and longevity are enough to warrant the higher cost.


Real Wood flooring is available in a wide range of colours and styles, even offering captivating parquet designs. So there is something for everyone when it comes to aesthetics and preference.


Because of the benefits Wood Flooring offers, this in turn adds value to your home, making this another home improvement that is worth the investment!


5. Designated Working From Home Space


Last but not least in ways to add value to your home is adding a designated working from home space to your property.


Working from home space is not something that everyone requires; however, it may attract potential buyers. This is because many people have families with children that may need a place to do their schoolwork, they may be self-employed and need somewhere to work themselves or it may be used as a place to support hobbies such as artistry or writing. 

add value to your home - Working from home
Park Avenue Herringbone Solid Wood Flooring

The possibilities are endless.


The great thing about this investment is that it is usually not a large expense, and you can often use a space that already exists in your home. 


An attic, an annex, a spare room or a sun house are common rooms converted into designated working from home spaces. 


Top Tip: If your designated working from home space is in fact housed within your sunroom, ensure that you have got the correct flooring to support the pressure of this room. Be aware of temperature moisture and fluctuations if this room is not fully regulated. EvoCore is the perfect flooring option to meet the demands of a room such as this as it is not affected by either of these issues.


Who knew working from home would be beneficial? In the name of adding value to your home, it can add around 5% to your property. So pull out the desks and filing cabinets, and make a start on your home office now.


Ready to start improving your home? Hopefully this blog has given you some ideas on how to add value to your home. Whether it’s to enhance your lifestyle whilst you’re living in your home or to add value to sell up and attract potential buyers, these ideas may help you decide on the best investments for you. 


If you have any questions regarding the best flooring for any of these spaces, get in touch with one of our flooring experts today who will be more than happy to help you. 


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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Install Exotic Wood Floors

Remember when hardwood floors were fresh and new? You didn’t see them everywhere you went. The colors were a bit more vibrant. They made every room they were in pop.

Fast forward to today’s world, where 52 percent of homeowners say they have hardwood somewhere in their homes. Two-thirds say hardwood is the only thing they’d install in their dream homes.

There’s a good reason for that. Hardwood is a great choice for flooring throughout your home.

  • It’s durable, and can last for decades if well cared for
  • It’s one of the most attractive flooring materials you can install
  • It’s easy to clean – vacuum or sweep up each night, and it will always look its best
  • It’s affordable – because hardwood is so popular, you’ll find an option in every price bracket
  • It’s eco-friendly – if you pay attention to the manufacturing process
  • It adds value to your home – with two-thirds saying hardwood is the only thing they want in their dream home, there’s a good chance that the buyer looking at your home will love your hardwood flooring

Whatever your reason for installing hardwood in your home, you won’t be disappointed with the results.

But for some homeowners, the idea of installing the same old hardwood can leave them feeling underwhelmed. Maybe you want hardwood … but you want something more.

Maybe exotic wood floors would be better for your home.

What is exotic wood flooring?

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Install Exotic Wood FloorsIf you start looking around at wood flooring, you’ll see certain types over and over again. Oak, birch, pine, these species of wood are ever-popular because they do well as flooring. They look good, they are easy to maintain, and they are easy to grow and harvest to turn into building materials. That also is what gives them affordability.

Exotic wood comes from harder to reach places. They are sourced outside of America, and typically grow in places that require a tropical climate. You’ll find exotic wood often comes from places like Asia, Africa, or South America.

When you move into species that grow in more tropical locations, you’ll also find the appearance of the wood changes its look. The grain tends to be wider and more pronounced. The color is usually more vibrant, often coming in shades of red, yellow, or purple.

Of course, when you source these exotic woods from faraway locations, you can also run into ecological issues. That’s why it’s important to shop wisely when looking for exotic flooring. Because many of these regions don’t have the laws and policies we do, some of these woods can be sourced using less than desirable practices. Be sure to look for things like the FSC accreditation on the label to ensure they use eco-friendly guidelines.

There’s also a cost issue. Because exotic hardwood is sourced from different regions of the world, it will cost more to harvest and bring it to market. Expect to pay more than flooring made with domestic woods.

I want exotic wood floors. What are the benefits?

If you want exotic wood floors, you’ll have to do your research. Just like other flooring choices, each comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. You may know how to live with domestic hardwood, but bringing a different species of hardwood can change things up a bit. It’s better to do your research early than to make a mistake and hate your floors from the moment they’re installed.

People enjoy exotic wood floors for many of the same reasons as domestic wood flooring.

  • They’re extremely tough, often tougher than domestic woods
  • That makes them even more durable on your floors
  • They require little maintenance and can look good for years to come
  • They have a unique natural beautify that’s unparalleled in any other wood on the market
  • They come in a vibrant range of colors and looks
  • They are a great investment and can give you an edge if you’re selling your home

Before we get into the types of exotic woods, it’s important to understand the Janka Hardness Scale. The scale was developed as a way of displaying the results of the Janka hardness test. The test uses a 2x2x6-inch piece of wood and a 0.444-inch steel ball to determine how hard the wood is. The test measures how many pounds per square inch of force are needed to push the steel ball halfway into the piece of wood.

If you have an idea of what the Janka rating is for the exotic wood you’re looking at for your home, you’ll understand better how much wear and tear it will be able to handle over the years before it needs repair or replacement. A good Janka rating will only be an indication, because every hardwood in every home is put to different use, depending on the needs and lifestyle of the homeowners.

For a closer look at how different species of wood rank on the Janka scale, you can look at hardness tests to see where the species you’re considering lies. Brazilian Olivewood and Bolivian Cherry fall towards the hard side, while White Pine and Douglas Fir are in the softer range.

What are some of our favorite exotic hardwood species?

When you start looking at exotic hardwood, you’ll fall in love with the vibrant shades, the deep grains, and the unique looks. You’ll never find this in every house in your neighborhood – that’s what makes it so desirable.

While there are many different options, start by looking at:

Acacia Wood – this is one of the hardest and most durable woods in the flooring market. It works well in high traffic areas, such as hallways, dining rooms and living spaces. You’ll love the distinctive beauty with its unique grain patterns, and the color ranges that vary from golden tans to deep, rich browns.

Jatoba Wood – this is also known as Brazilian Cherry, and can be sourced from Brazil, Peru, or Mexico. It’s a tough wood that can be sanded down and refinished many times throughout its lifespan. It has a luxurious look and feel that many homeowners love.

Teak Wood – teak wood continues to grow in popularity because of its versatility. It’s sourced in many areas, including Burmese, Africa, and Indonesia. It has an elegant color with a luster to it that many find appealing. It has a high water resistance, which can give it an advantage in rooms with higher moisture, such as bathrooms.

Of course, these are just a few of the many exotic wood flooring choices on the market today.

Want to see our full line? Stop by today. 

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Dark Brown Coloured Flooring

Dark brown coloured flooring can bring style and sophistication to your home.  Darker floors are perfectly paired with light and bright interiors, which will give a great contrast of colours. They can suit most styles of home, including rustic cottages and even more modern styles houses or apartments. Read More

Installing New Floors? Do This To Ensure There Are No Surprises

Have you jumped on the remodeling bandwagon? People all across the US are rethinking their living spaces and changing things up.

According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity put out by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the remodeling industry will have another record year with remodeling expenditures expected to reach $352 billion in 2021, up from $339 billion in 2020.

That’s because people are buying up homes in record numbers, and when they get there, they want to make the space their own. Even if you choose to stay in your existing home, it’s difficult not to want to lighten, brighten your surrounding area.

No matter what color you decide to paint the walls, or what furniture you choose to decorate the room, it all starts with the floors. Installing new floors gives you a base to grow upon. New floors can make your home more durable, more comfortable, even give it more resale value.

Where do you begin?

Create a plan

Installing New Floors? Do This To Ensure There Are No SurprisesBefore you make your final selection, talk with a flooring expert. They can help you understand what flooring material will work best in your unique situation.

Tell them what you like and a little about your lifestyle. This gives them a big picture view of what your budget is, what time frame you’re looking at, and more info about the project itself.

Without this big picture view, you might be missing crucial information about what it takes to make the most of your new flooring choice. Are you budgeting enough for materials and installation? Do you understand how long each material truly will last? One of our flooring experts will walk you through from beginning to end.

Dig into the details

Carpet or hardwood? Laminate or luxury vinyl? As you begin to learn more about each product, you might discover a material you never thought to consider before. As you make a selection of material, you’ll dive even deeper into your choices.

What color do you like? What pattern works best for your needs?

Even manufacturers create different products for different scenarios. Does your basement occasionally flood? Maybe resilient flooring is the way to go. Is your family growing? Maybe carpeting will be best suited to your needs.

Don’t forget to consider warranties, and understand what goes into a final quote. This is especially important if you are comparing products or installers. Just because something appears to be a good deal, doesn’t necessarily make it so. At this stage, there isn’t a wrong question. If you don’t fully understand something, dig deeper until you do.

Sign on the dotted line

Once you make it official, your installation will move into motion. You’ll get a date on the calendar for your installation to begin. Be aware that each flooring material has its own needs and requirements. If you’re installing hardwood, for example, the product will need to sit in your home for a few days to acclimate to your environment before final installation.

If materials need to be ordered, that occurs before your scheduled date. If you have any questions during this timeframe, be sure to bring them up. It’s better to be overprepared than underprepared as you get ready for your installation.

The big day

Are you installing new flooring in one room, two, or the entire house? There’s a big difference in the way you maneuver on the day.

When you paint the walls, you simply move furniture away from it, and cover everything with drop cloths. It’s fairly easy to ensure your surroundings stay safe in the process. Not so with flooring. What’s currently on the floor must be removed to ensure the installation process runs smoothly.

Here’s a list of just some of the things you can do to be better prepared.

Remove all breakables – obviously, furniture needs to be removed. But don’t forget about other things that can get damaged in the process. Pull frames and art pieces off the walls. Remove light fixtures and other materials that may be damaged in the process.

Ensure you know who does what – if you need help moving furniture, be sure you mention that to the installer. Otherwise, you might have added costs tacked onto your final bill.

Disconnect appliances – if you’re replacing flooring in the kitchen, you might be moving appliances such as the range or the refrigerator. Be sure to disconnect them from gas hookups, electrical outlets, or water supply before they are moved.

Clean out closets and storage rooms – these are often the most chaotic rooms in the home. Be sure you’ve boxed up any items on the floor, and don’t forget about materials hanging that might get in the way. Pantry items should be removed. Coats, boots, and other accessories from the mudroom. Those boxes you thought were just there for storage – they have to be moved too. If it will be impacted by the new flooring process, it has to be moved.

Remove doors – by removing doors from adjoining rooms, you’ll ensure they don’t get scratched, nicked, or damaged in the process. As you remove them, mark each door and put all hinges, screws, and connectors in a plastic baggie with the door. Mixing up hardware can cause all sorts of problems after the move as you try and reinstall.

New flooring height – different types of flooring will leave your floors new heights after the install. Carpet will impact doors differently than laminate or hardwood. Have you taken this thoroughly into account? Or you might have a door that no longer swings freely.

Remove baseboards – new flooring should be pushed as close to the wall as possible. Based on new heights and new materials, they might not fit as they did before. This helps to keep your baseboards in great shape, and allows you to adjust their height once the flooring has been installed.

Secure your pets – this might be the perfect day for them to visit neighbors, or attend doggie daycare. This much commotion in their home can set them off. And dealing with a barking dog all day will only add to your stress.

Have a prep area – depending on the material, the installer will need a place to cut and prepare the flooring material. If it’s raining, it will need to be covered – your garage possibly? They will also need good lighting, an outdoor GFCI electrical outlet, and easy entry into your home.

The better prepared you are for installing new flooring, the smoother the project will go.

Is this the year you add new flooring to your home?

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Is It Time to Replace Your Hardwood Floors?

There are only so many times that a hardwood floor can be refinished to sustain its youthful appearance. Continually performing the refinishing process causes the wood to become thinner and thinner. Since the hardwood needs to be smoothed first, this thinning of the wood is a result of the sanding that is required in the procedure. Eventually, the tongues and grooves that go together on the floorboards will fail to match up and lead to splintering and cavities in the wood; therefore, after undergoing the refinishing process several times, professionals advise that it’s best to replace the flooring entirely.

Water and hardwood floors do not mix. The more time hardwood floors are exposed to water, the more damage is done. Any water that gets onto the floors must be aerated right away so that the hardwood does not keep warping and decay. Buckling and peeling of the floors, spaces between boards, and unstable boards are usually indicators that there is water damage. Once you verify that this is the case, it is extremely important that you replace the flooring immediately to avoid possible injuries incurred from walking on the boards.

Perhaps you want a completely new style of flooring such as planks that are wider than the existing ones or another kind of wood. Some woods are harder than others and more impervious to destruction. It is amazing how solely by modifying your flooring your home will exude refreshing appeal.

Although hardwood flooring can last for decades with proper care, it will eventually need to be replaced. Aging floors become wobbly, pliable, and rotted at some point. Replacing hardwood flooring is a smart investment and can be an alluring perk if you decide to sell your home. offers patrons a wide array of hardwood flooring options. We combine quality, affordability, and top-notch customer service. Kindly contact us at 1(800) 689-9006. Thank you for your interest in our company.

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The Benefits of Carpeting Your Home

With so many different flooring materials available to you, sometimes it can be difficult making a choice.

Maybe you’ve had your heart set on a specific floor covering – carpet, for example – but after even a small amount of research, doubt creeps in. The world seems to revolve around hardwood flooring today. But that’s not what you’re really in the market for. You want carpet. But should you listen to your gut?


Carpet is still an excellent choice for installing it throughout your home. The global carpet market stood at $61.9 billion in 2020, and is expected to increase to $73.9 billion by 2025. With that level of increase, carpet isn’t about to dwindle out of the marketplace.

And when you look back through time, you’ll find that throughout history, we’ve brought forms of carpeting into our homes. There is evidence from thousands of years ago that animal furs and hides, as well as weavings from sheep wool and other fibers were made into rugs and placed throughout the home for warmth and aesthetics.

Is it right for you? Consider the benefits.

The benefits of installing carpet

The Benefits of Carpeting Your HomeFor most of us, we’ve grown up with a variety of different flooring covers installed inside our homes. Vinyl, tile, wood, carpet – these materials are all good inclusions depending on what room they are installed in. Yet carpet brings out a few traits you don’t find as readily as with other flooring materials.


One of the biggest reasons people settle on carpet is because of its comfort. Have you ever stood on a hard surface – tile, concrete, or even wood – for a length of time, only to find your joints and back hurt? You won’t find that with carpet because of the padding beneath your feet.

Get down on the ground. Sit. Lie down. Play a game with the kids, or build a house out of Legos and blocks. You’ll never tire of moving around on the softness of carpet.

Depending on what fibers you select, it can also feel soft to the touch. Run your fingers over it and it makes your home feel a little cozier. It can also make you relax when you dig your ties into it at the end of the day.


Have you ever entered a room with hardwood or tile floors on the coldest day of winter? Feels chilly, no matter how much your furnace runs.

That changes when you bring carpet into the room. That’s because carpet has a higher insulation value than other flooring choices. You also install carpet over padding, which has its own insulation qualities. When your furnace turns on and blows warm air into the room, some of that absorbs into the carpet, keeping the heat near your feet longer than other materials. Not only will that make you warmer, but it will also show up as a savings on your monthly energy bill. A win/win for every situation.


Try and sneak into a room with hardwood or tile floors. You hear every move you make, click-clicking across the floor. And because it’s a hard surface area, the noise carries, bounces around the room, echoing throughout the house.

Carpet fibers absorb the noise, and hold it close to the surface area. This can be a big deal if you have small kids who nap during the day, or have a family member who works odd hours. You’ll find carpet is one of the quietest flooring choices you can install.


Drop a little liquid on certain flooring materials, and it could be a slip-sliding experience. If you’ve ever walked down stairs made of a hard surface material, you may have also noticed it’s a little more difficult to gain traction; it’s easier to have your foot slide from the step.

Carpet gives you a soft landing if you do fall, as well as provides a surface area that’s easier to navigate, especially on stairs. Properly carpeted stairs increase safety in homes where mobility is an issue. If you do select carpet, be sure to talk with one of our sales associates about installing the right carpet. Ideally, it should provide durability without being too thick, or it moves back into a risk hazard for people navigating the stairs.


If you’ve decided to install carpet, the first thing you’ll notice is the vast array of choices. If you want to keep costs low, you can do so easily by installing carpet. It’s one of the most budget-friendly flooring options on the market today.

Many hard flooring choices require special preparation before the material can be laid into place. Not so. Carpet can be rolled into place over a variety of subfloor options. If there is a slight problem – a floor you just can’t get even – that’s not a problem. This can save you a great deal of cost in labor.

Can you move up and get plush, expensive carpet that’s luxurious to the touch? You bet. But if you’re trying to stay on the economical side, carpet is often the one flooring choice that makes sense.


We’ve alluded to it numerous times in the other benefit categories, but with carpet, style is only held back by your imagination. You’ll find carpet selections in every color of the rainbow. And if you’re looking for something special, possibly for your commercial location, you can get custom orders that make anything possible.

You can go with shag or short fibers, patterns, or Berber. Stick with a solid color, or have a variety of colors woven into a pattern. Stick with one color, or use different colors depending on your room. Even carpet tiles can be a playful way to make any room pop with a bit of pizzazz.

Which carpet is best for your home?

That’s the fun part. When you decide carpet is the right choice for your home, you’ll love the possibilities.

Come in and shop around. Look at your options. Select a few choices and bring samples home. Live with them a few days before making your choice.

That’s the best way to choose the right carpet for your home.

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Will Laminate Increase Home Value

During the spring, while homes are selling, people wonder will laminate increase home value?  The Carpet Guys want to help you understand the importance of flooring choices when installing for resale value in the home.

What Does Increased Resale Value Mean?

What’s Your Home Worth?

Increased Resale Value means the item (in this case, a home) is worth more than what it was originally purchased for.  Many factors can contribute to resale value including the age, location and overall condition of the home and its fixtures.

If the home is in good repair and less than 50 years old, it will most likely sell for more than you bought it for. If you are interested in what you should do to get your home sale ready, check out our blog on The Top 5 Things to do Before Selling Your Home.

How Long Will You Be in the Home?

First, decide how long you will be living in the home? The average amount of time a person lives in a home is 5-7 years.  It doesn’t make sense to spend a large amount of money on flooring if you’re only going to be in the home for a short time. If you just moved in and are planning to be in the home for many years, there are many durable, hard surface options that may suit your needs.

What Type of Flooring Will Be Replaced?

If there’s already hardwood flooring, it may not be necessary to replace.  Though expensive, have the hardwood refinished to upgrade your resale value.  For outdated or worn carpet or sheet vinyl, in bedrooms or a living space with low humidity, laminate is an outstanding flooring option.  It gives the look of wood, is easy to maintain and is also scratch resistant. If installed properly, laminate will elevate the value of your home when selling.

If you’re looking to upgrade your homes resale value, The Carpet Guys can help.  We carry all the top, American-made flooring brands and styles.  Whether you want laminate, hardwood, luxury vinyl, carpet or sheet vinyl, we have it all.  Set up your Free In-Home Estimate today or call 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) and one of our professional representatives will send a Design Consultant to your home to help you figure out the best flooring for your needs.

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