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Three benefits of carpet stretching

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Remember, correct installation is crucial to any flooring installation. It not only enhances appearance but affects performance and lifespan.For carpets, proper stretching is critical. Many mills include specific instructions as to how this should be done. If not followed, all protections can be ...
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Carpet options for people with allergies

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One of the biggest myths is that carpet flooring and allergies don’t mix. On the contrary, it's one of the best flooring choices for those with respiratory problems, such as asthma and allergies.Studies have proven that cleaned carpets trap allergens and other particles instead of letting them ...
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Carpet flooring is a one-of-a-kind product

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It’s one thing to say that carpet flooring is the only soft surface flooring covering in the industry, but that fact is played out in the many benefits you gain from this flooring line.You'll gain unrivaled comfort and softness, but you'll also find extended benefits that you won't find elsewhere. ...
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What carpet colors are trending?

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Carpet flooring adds an elegant touch to any room. Carpeting also has numerous benefits. It deadens sound, insulates temperature, and provides cushioning for falls.This year, carpet’s all about expressing your style and “living out loud.” No longer is carpet just an off-white or pale yellow surface ...
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How vital is the carpet pile to my choice?

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You'll often hear the word "pile" when shopping for carpet flooring. That's because it affects everything from style to feel underfoot and performance.What is a carpet pile?Carpet pile refers to how the yarns are attached to the backing. Rugs start in the manufacturing process as an uncut looped ...
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How to simplify choosing a carpet style

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There are many styles and textures available. However, that might make it seem overwhelming to shop for carpet flooring.It's not, though, if you stay focused. Think about your needs and learn something about each style.Read along to learn more about picking your carpet flooring style. Three main ...
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Why should I buy carpet from my local flooring store?

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When you shop for carpet flooring, chances are pretty good that you'll have many questions. They can be about fiber, style, rug pile, and more.We know that any flooring is a significant investment, and you want to get it right. You'll need answers, expertise, and knowledge. Here are three good ...
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What to know about choosing a carpet color

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Choosing carpet flooring colors can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some answers to the questions we hear most often in our showroom.Do the colors need to be an exact match to the rest of my decor?No, but they should harmonize. You want a cohesive look throughout the house, not ...
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Can I have carpet if I have allergies?

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Yes, scientific studies have proven time and again that carpet flooring is fine for those with allergies, asthma, and respiratory challenges. Carpet = Air filterVacuuming is excellent, and we recommend that you do it at least once a week for routine care. However, it only catches the surface dirt, ...
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Why polyester and other synthetic carpets are trending right now

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Synthetic carpet floors make up about 97% of all soft surfaces since many families with kids and pets see them as more practical. In addition, they are more stain-resistant, stronger, and budget-friendly. Carpet flooring is stylish, soft, and available in various colors, patterns, and textures....
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How to buy the best quality carpet

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Quality translates to durability, and a good carpet will look and perform well for years, sometimes up to 20. But, of course, that means it's essential to buy the best your wallet will allow.Carpet floors add charm and elegance to your home, and they also come with countless functional benefits, ...
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Synthetic versus natural carpet fibers – what’s the difference?

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As you begin your search for the perfect carpet flooring, you’ll find both synthetic and natural fibers, and you may wonder which is best for your home. In today’s post, we’re going to find out a bit more about each so that you can make a more informed choice for your home, so read along now.Your ...
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How to select carpet for homes with pets

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Our tagline is "Let Avalon treat you like family," and our pets are very much part of our family. With the constant evolution of modern technology, more and more manufacturers can address this need with extra stain resistance and durability and versions specifically branded as pet-friendly. One ...
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Nylon vs. polyester: what is the difference?

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When shopping for carpet flooring, the two characteristics most explored are durability and stain resistance. Nylon and polyester are the most popular fibers, but they vary, making each behave differently.Nylon: accounting for over 50% of carpetsThis is the #one choice of those shopping for carpet ...
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Do I need carpet padding?

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Yes, and we cannot emphasize this strongly enough. Padding, which comes in foam, rubber, or fiber, protects the carpet flooring from the bare surface, creating undue wear, impacting performance, and shortening the rug's longevity. Be sure to seek the advice of our flooring professionals for the ...
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Help! I'm confused; what is a textured carpet?

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Since many use carpet terms interchangeably, we can see how shopping can be a bit overwhelming. Fear not, however, because we'll simplify the process for you, and don't let anything stop you! Carpet floors are warm, elegant, and come with countless benefits, so come into Avalon Wood Flooring for ...
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Can carpet warm a room?

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It’s undeniable that carpet floors with their cozy, comfortable and soft feeling underfoot can automatically give a room a warm atmosphere, not to mention charm and elegance. However, it's also a fact that they also have excellent temperature insulation properties, so rugs retain heat and cool, an ...
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What is the lifespan of a carpet?

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There are many things to consider as you begin your search for the perfect carpet flooring, but don’t forget to think about the product's overall lifespan. The lifespan of a carpet can vary based on several factors, and that is what we will discuss a bit in today's post, so read along with us here....
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Can carpet floors warm a room?

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Carpet floors don’t heat a room. But they have a high thermal value, which means that they have an insulating effect higher than other floorings, like concrete. A high R-value means that the carpet holds onto the warmth of the room. Mentally carpet floors or rugs evokes thoughts of warmth, comfort, ...
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Is carpet sustainable?

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Choosing the perfect carpet flooring is an important task, especially if you're looking to meet specific appearance, durability, and lifespan criteria. But it's also essential, especially these days, to find a sustainable option, which is the topic we are addressing today.Carpet floors provide many ...
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What carpet should you choose for your Santa Ana, CA bedroom?

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Every room has its own set of priorities and challenges, and the bedroom is no different. Stepping out first thing in the morning on something cold and hard isn’t exactly a top option, which is why carpet flooring is such a popular choice for this room. It is warm, soft, plush, and has superior ...
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Carpet buying guide

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Are you looking for the perfect carpet flooring for your home? If so, we know that it’s an exciting time.But we also know that there are plenty of questions that come with purchasing this particular floor covering. Today, we’re going to help guide you through the process.What to consider when ...
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Are carpet sweepers a good way to clean a carpet?

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Whether you plan to use it entirely on its own or as an addition to the vacuum, a carpet sweeper can help make your cleaning task easier.  They are terrific if you need to do some spot cleaning, want to reduce the potential noise of a vacuum cleaner or if you need to clean up dirt in places you ...
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What carpet is best for high traffic areas?

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Carpet flooring installed in a home's high traffic areas needs to be able to withstand rigorous use. Stain resistance and ease of cleaning, mainly if the household includes pets and children, is imperative. Carpet pile and type of fiber are two factors to consider when judging the durability of ...
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How to use color with carpet and hardwood flooring

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As a general rule, the only thing you have to match is the undertones (secondary colors) of a wood floor. For example, if you have a wood floor with cooler undertones such as ash gray or slate blue, a dark green or blue carpet would work well. On the other hand, if your carpet floors are a warmer ...
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Can carpet be dyed?

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Over time, your carpet flooring experiences damage from everyday use spills and UV-sun fading. Carpet dying costs about ⅓ the price of replacement, so you may choose to refresh it with some dye. There are a couple of caveats; only some fibers, such as wool and nylon, can be dyed, and you can only ...
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Comparing carpet fibers

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Carpet flooring can be a monumental step for any homeowner, which is why it’s so imperative to know which fibers are going to work best in your situation. Each fiber has a unique construction and set of characteristics, so one will likely be better for you than all the others.We are going to tell ...
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What is Berber carpet?

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This is a rug style and it's important to specify whether you want a traditional or modern Berber carpet.  Traditional Berber got its name from the Berber tribes of North Africa who wove rugs that were characterized by little flecks of gray or tan. However, as technology evolved, so did the Berber ...
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Nylon vs polyester: what is the difference?

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Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber on the market. Polyester is another synthetic fiber that is available. Each of these two fibers is ideal for different rooms in the home. Design consultants at Avalon Wood Flooring can help you find the carpeting that is right for your flooring upgrade. You ...
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Carpet is a choice you’re not likely to regret

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Carpet flooring is an excellent option for a variety of homes, especially if you prefer plush comfort, a welcoming atmosphere, and a great surface for children. It has a long history and only continues to gain momentum in popularity as the years pass.Continued advancements in technology mean that ...
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