Why Not Olefin Berbers?

Berber carpets are very popular; this is in part due to the affordability of this type of carpet. The other part is that many carpet retailers are promoting this style of carpet as being tough as nails and that it will wear like iron. Truth be told, it simply is not true. Olefin (polypropylene) fibers…

Carpet Or Hard Surface Flooring

The answer might surprise you. Many homeowners are learning how expensive shortsightedness can be. However, many others still don’t know the whole story: For roughly 10 years, the popularity of hard surface floors were abounding as carpet sales dropped. However, for the last three years, carpet sales have been on the rise again. Why the…

The Time Has Come To Look Down

As the cost of fuel increases, so will the price of carpet…Rising fuel costs have made people avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store, and fewer lights in their homes are left burning. But have you considered what’s going to happen to the price of carpet? All synthetic yarns used in carpeting; nylon, polyester, acrylic,…

Finding The Right Cleaning Company

Too often unsuspecting consumers who are lured by cleaning company specials find themselves victims of bait-and-switch advertising. They realize, often too late, that these advertised specials have conditions, either written in small print or not stated at all. They are often told that “certain services” cost extra or that a “special procedure” is required. Bait-and-switch…

How to Choose New Carpeting

Buying new carpeting is a major investment for most people. Yet, for such a “big ticket” item many people don’t spend enough time during the selection process and wind up buying carpeting that is not suitable for their lifestyle. They often end up unhappy with the performance of their carpeting, which is one of the…

I Had No Idea This Color Would Show

I had no idea this carpet color would show soil so badly. It was supposed to have been Scotchgarded at the mill. But, within a few months, the high traffic areas look terrible. The reason books, magazines, newspapers and such are printed on white paper is that black print upon it is easy to read,…

How to Protect Your Carpet

You can drastically prolong the beauty of your carpet and greatly improve the healthful quality of your home environment if you: 1) Don’t wear shoes on your carpet (especially outdoor shoes) as the treads abrade and scuff the carpet filaments more than wearing socks or soft soled slippers. 2) Don’t consume foodstuffs over carpet. Food…