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  • Can Dogs Scratch Laminate Flooring?
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    Your dog isn’t just a pet. It’s a part of your family; your fur baby. With that being said, finding a type of flooring that can withstand the beating dogs will put on it is imperative. The main concern most dog owners have with hard surface floors is scratching, and laminate flooring is a great solution to this issue. Now, remember, nothing is ever truly scratch-proof. If you gouge at your laminate, you’ll eventually see marks. Dog nails, however, are not going to scratch laminate flooring like they would on natural hardwood. The worst thing you’ll have to worry about is the muddy pawprints they leave on the floor. Can Dogs Damage Laminate Flooring? Protecting laminate flooring from dog nails is nothing to worry about. It’s all handled in the construction of the product itself. A high-quality laminate floor is built with a scratch-resistant wear layer. Many laminate floor manufacturers cater to dog owners when they design their products. They know that laminate is a go-to option for dog lovers, so it’s got to be durable. The wear layer is followed by a plastic layer and then a design layer which provides the wood aesthetics. Your wear layer is designed to keep any damage occurring to your laminate’s design layer. A quality product’s wear layer will keep your dog’s claws from scratching your laminate flooring to high heaven. Less expensive laminate brands will not last against the nails of your dog. Selecting the Right Laminate for Your Dog There is no perfect flooring option for dogs, but laminate has minimal flows that can be overcome. Since laminate has a high-gloss finish, some pups may slide a bit. You’ll want to look for a laminate that has an embossed or textured finish. Those finishes offer the best grip. A nice textured option to look into is the new RevWood Laminate by Mohawk. Revolutionary Wood is waterproof and sports the strongest scratch resistant layer so far. RevWood comes in beautiful color options including: Antique Craft Elderwood Sawmill Ridge If you’d like to see RevWood and other great laminate flooring options to choose from, schedule a free laminate flooring estimate with us today.  We’ll bring our collection of samples straight to your door. The post Can Dogs Scratch Laminate Flooring? appeared first on The Carpet Guys. Read more »
  • Where to Look for Carpet Remnants
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    Sometimes all you need is a simple 12×12 carpet remnant to finish up your current home improvement project. No install, no company labor, just you and a cash and carry carpet roll. This brings us to our main question: where should I go to buy carpet remnants? Your answer: a local flooring company. Finding the Best Carpet Remnants Near You A local flooring company will always have the best selection of carpet remnants in stock. You may see a lot of company ads saying things like “free carpet remnants” or “old carpet for free” online. If you want carpeting that was most likely heading to the trash, look into those ads. If you want quality carpet remnants at discount prices,  a local flooring dealer is the best place to visit. A local carpet installation company stocks products from multiple top-notch flooring manufacturers in the industry while big box stores typically stock from one. You’ll find amazing prices on great quality products like: Mohawk Shaw DreamWeaver Phenix Foss Don’t worry too much about how much carpet remnants cost. Since all products are different, each one is going to come with a different price point. Set a budget aside and talk to the dealer and see what they have in those parameters. Also, keep in mind that most remnants are either leftover product or carpet that was cut for a previous job that didn’t sell. You’ll have to make sure the measurement of your room is perfect. Otherwise, you may end up not having enough carpet. With the right carpet store on your side, buying a carpet remnant can be an easy process. Just make sure you don’t settle for inexpensive carpet remnant costs and work with a cheap company to save a quick buck. Even though it is a remnant your buying, your floor is still an investment. Quality Carpet Remnants for Sale If you’re looking to buy the perfect carpet remnant for your home, The Carpet Guys is the only place to go. Our cash and carry carpet remnants come at amazing prices. You’ll get the best quality products without breaking the bank. Whether it’s an 8×10 or a 12×15 carpet remnant, we can make it work. Feel free to call our office and set up a meeting time or simply walk on in. We’ve got our friendly staff waiting to help you out with everything you need. Come see us… Read more »
  • The Best Time of the Year to Buy New Flooring
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    There is a perfect time for everything, especially when it comes to buying a new floor for your home. During the year, deals on new flooring change routinely. Knowing what time of the year is best to buy floors will help you get the best bang for your buck. The best time to buy carpet and flooring can be broken down into three factors: Best time for buying Best time for deals Best time for your health To make this easier to understand, we’ll break these down for you. The Best Time to Buy Flooring This doesn’t focus too much on pricing, but rather how quickly you’ll get your estimate and project completed. On the price side, the quicker you’re ready to buy, the better deal you’ll get upon the date of your estimate. The times listed below will help you get not only the best bang for your buck, but also your flooring project completed quickly: Late December / Early January: Most carpet and flooring stores are beginning to empty out their shelves to make room for new product. When the new season is starting up, you’ll find amazing deals on carpet and flooring products that have been stored up from the previous year. When stores are striving to get rid of product, your wallet benefits from it. Mid / Late May: New product is coming into most stores at this time, so clearance sales are usually running. You’ll find great pricing on old product and remnant sales at local flooring stores near you. It’s not wrong to buy flooring out of these time frames, so don’t worry if you decide to buy in other months. Whatever gets the flooring in your home is what matters. The Best Time for Carpet and Flooring Deals This all depends on the carpet and flooring company you’re choosing to work with. Throughout the year, discount prices on carpet and flooring vary. Make sure to keep up with discounts flooring stores offer by signing up to their email listings. Some people do say that early fall is a poor time to buy flooring, but once again, that varies from store to store. Just give your local carpet dealer a call and see what they are offering at that time. The Best Time for your Health This one is pretty obvious, especially if you’re a Michigan native. For Michiganders, the winter is a hard time for homeowners to… Read more »
  • Should Your Carpet Match Your Drapes?
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    What? It’s a serious question. All jokes aside, matching your carpet and drapes is an important decision to make when you’re designing the interior of your home. Having matching curtains and carpet is a ky aspect of bringing your room together. With this in mind, selecting a carpet style that fits well with your drapes is essential. How to Match Your Drapes and Carpet It doesn’t take much to match drapes with carpet properly. It only requires a little knowledge in the home design field. To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of six different ways you can match your carpet and drapes together. Option #1 – Neutral Colors Choosing neutral colors is a safe way to pair your carpeting and drapes without much consequence. You’ll want to look for carpet in white, gray, beige, or black colors. A great thing to note about neutral colors is the calming effect they evoke in a room, which is something quite appealing to visitors and occupants. Option #2 – Monochromatic The colors of your carpet and curtain don’t have to match perfectly, but they do need to blend. For example, if you are a fan of exotic colored carpets like green, a lime green curtain will blend well with your carpeting. Keeping the colors in the same family puts you in a safe spot. Option #3 – Complimentary Complementary colors are great for matching carpet and drapes. For more neutral looks, a yellow color curtain like gold matched with blue-toned carpeting will work well. For more extravagant color schemes, purple or lilac curtains and green-toned carpet will come together nicely. Option #4 – Texture If you want to solely focus on the carpet and drapes without worrying about the room design as a whole, texture is the way to go. For example, frieze carpet and shaggy curtains will work well. Try matching a quality Berber carpet with a simple drape for a minimalistic look. Option #5 – Patterns Many carpets and curtains come in beautiful patterns, so your options are close to endless. Matching patterns also allows you to avoid a whole redesign of your room, so that’s a plus. Patterns allow you to pick colors from within and match them. Option #6 – Don’t Match Sometimes, differences make a room more unique and pleasing to be in. At the end of the day, your interior design should reflect you and your personal taste and… Read more »
  • Carpet Colors that Pair with Gray Walls
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    Gray is the most popular color in today’s home improvement market. Gray is categorized as a moody and emotionless color, yet it sports a sophisticated and formal look that homeowners have fallen in love with. If the walls of your home have embraced gray as its hue, you’re in luck. Matching carpet colors with gray walls is quite easy, and there’s a wide array of tinctures to choose from. Selecting Carpet to Match Gray Walls Carpet and wall color combinations, especially with gray, all depends on the shade of your walls. In other words, it will vary if you have light gray or dark gray paint. If you’ve got light gray walls, a light colored carpet may not line up well. You’d be better off with darker-colored carpet such as: Navy Blue Black Burgundy If you’ve got a dark gray wall, a lighter colored floor will open up the room. Your carpet color combinations will look best in the following: Cream White Multi-toned The best thing about gray is that it gives you a lot of freedom to pick and choose what you want. Feel free to stay safe with a neutral combination or be bold and select a color of carpet that’s a little out there. Whatever selection of carpet you choose, we know it will look good. Most Notable Carpets that Work with Gray To make choosing the perfect carpet color that goes with gray walls easier, we put together a small list of products we have seen work well in homes. Feel free to use our choices as some inspiration for your upcoming flooring project! Phenix PH018 The gray tones that Phenix PH018 comes in are immaculate. The colors Retreat, Storm, and Tug-of-war will make a great finishing statement to any of the rooms you put it in. Plus, it comes with options that can match both light and dark gray walls. DreamWeaver – Harbour Town There are a lot of nice DreamWeaver carpet options, but Harbour Town is one of our top favorites. Harbour Town is a diamond patterned carpet that comes in beautiful gray and beige tones, making it a perfect fit for any situation. Make sure to check out the colors Mineral, Silver Birch, and Bayside. Mohawk – Natural Illusion Mohawk has always had a great selection of patterned carpets in their arsenal, but Natural Illusion takes the cake. The intricate designs allow the carpet to fit… Read more »
  • How to Get Blood Out of Your Carpet
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    For active households, this one is almost inevitable. Little Timmy runs inside with a scraped knee, you clean it up and then spy a few red spots on your carpeting later on. It can be tricky removing blood stains from carpet, but it can be done.  Removing Blood from Carpet Its hard removing stains from carpet in general, but blood can be a tough one to get out. To get blood out of carpet, you’ll need the following: Scent-free liquid dishwashing detergent Cold water Brush (if stain is dry only) Clean cloth Take a tablespoon of your scent-free detergent and mix it with two cups of cold water. Using your clean cloth, place it in your solution and blot the stain. Remember to never rub the stain as that will push it further into the fibers. Continue to blot the stain and repeat the process until the stain is gone. If the stain has dried, take a brush to it to get it out. If the stain will not leave your carpeting, try mixing a tablespoon of ammonia with half a cup of warm water.  Sponge the stain with the cloth and use the blotting method again. BEFORE  you do any spot cleaning on your carpet, make sure to consult your carpet and flooring dealer first. All carpeting varies, and any accidental damage you do to your carpeting may void your warranties or cause extra issues. With that being said, make sure you check the warranties the manufacturer offers on your product. Some spot cleaning methods may not be suitable for all kinds of carpet, so keep that in mind before you move any further. If your carpeting refuses to come clean and you’re interested in getting your floors renewed, book a free in-home carpet estimate with us and we will take care of your project. We carry a large variety of carpet products from leading manufacturers in the business. On top of that, we offer lifetime installation warranties on every project we handle! P.S. For more examples of stain cleaning, check out The Carpet Guys YouTube channel. The post How to Get Blood Out of Your Carpet appeared first on The Carpet Guys. Read more »
  • How to Choose Carpet Padding
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    It’s important to choose a quality carpet cushion to pair with your new carpet installation. Carpet padding is essential for the lifespan and performance of your carpet. Selecting the wrong type of carpet padding can void your warranty or cause damage to your carpet in the long run. Although this component of carpeting may be unseen, it’s just as important and the type of carpeting you choose. It’s worth taking time to ask your local flooring what padding they suggest, as it may vary from company to company. Selecting the Proper Carpet Cushion A strong and durable carpet cushion is the foundation of your carpet. It’s also the layer that improves the acoustics of your home by providing increased insulation. If you choose to make your own carpet padding selection, keep these few things in mind: Thickness – A general rule of thumb when choosing a residential carpet padding is to select a thickness that is not greater than 7/16 inches and no less than 1/4 inches. Most flooring manufacturers recommend eight-pound padding with no more than 3/8 inches thick. Memory Foam – Although it may be a little more expensive, a memory foam carpet pad will change the way your carpet performs for the better. Ask your carpet dealer about premium memory foam padding options. Traffic Levels – Thickness requirements change depending on the situation of the room. For example, areas with medium to light traffic can perform well with thicker and softer padding. Thinner and but firmer padding performs well in high traffic areas. A low-quality carpet padding will affect your carpeting negatively in several ways. If you don’t know how to select the right carpet padding, just ask your local carpet installation company. Find Premium carpet Padding the Easy Way! With every carpet installation project we handle, we provide eight-pound padding along with the install. Your carpeting will perform at it’s best with our carpet padding supporting it. We also have upgrade options to Mohawk’s premium pink memory foam carpet padding, so ask you design consultant over your free in-home estimate if you’re interested in it. If you’re ready to have a quality carpet installed in your home today, give us a call. We look forward to seeing you. The post How to Choose Carpet Padding appeared first on The Carpet Guys. Read more »
  • The Benefits of RevWood Laminate Flooring
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    For years, homeowners across the nation developed a craving for a wooden flooring product that can withstand the test of time and an active lifestyle. Thanks, to Mohawk flooring, their new RevWood Lifeproof Laminate is the answer for any homeowner who needs a durable wood floor. With the number of benefits RevWood floors have to offer, you’ll never look at any other hardwood or laminate again. Benefits of Mohawk RevWood Flooring With Revolutionary Wood by Mohawk, you’ll never have to sacrifice beauty for functionality again. Mohawk’s RevWood sports a variety of benefits including:  Waterproof Installation – Each type of RevWood Laminate is 100% waterproof. It can withstand spills, buckling caused by humidity, or being damaged in any way by water. Scratch Resistant – RevWood has a durable wear layer and construction that prevents damage from scratches. It also defends your floors from dents and staining. Pet Protection Warranty – Revolutionary Wood comes with coverage against accidents from any pets. Color Selection – Whether you prefer the traditional brown woods or the ever-popular grey, RevWood comes in multiple color choices. Price Range – RevWood tends to cost a lot less than your natural hardwood products on the market, so opt with this product for a budget-friendly wood floor. You haven’t seen a waterproof wood floor like this until now. Thanks to Mohawk’s patented click and lock installation system, water damage to the floor and the subfloor is a thing of the past. The tightly-locked planks will keep moisture from getting through. Naturally, keeping your RevWood clean is a sinch. This is the first wood flooring product that can be cleaned up with a wet mop, making what would be a hassle into a cakewalk. As an added bonus, your wood floor can last in rooms that hardwood could be damaged in like kitchens and bathrooms. It doesn’t get better than that. If you’d like to explore the options of having real waterproof wood flooring installed in your home, let The Carpet Guys bring some out to your home. We’ll bring our collection of RevWood to your home over a free flooring estimate today! The post The Benefits of RevWood Laminate Flooring appeared first on The Carpet Guys. Read more »
  • What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?
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    As 2018 comes to a close, we’re thinking hard about how we’re going to make 2019 a better year not just for us, but for our customers. Our clients are the reason why we strive so hard to provide the best customer service possible. It’s because of you that we exist, so our desire is to give back to you tenfold. We’re looking forward to 2019. We’re expecting great things for us, our communities, and the people that we love to serve.  But what about you? What is your New Years Resolution? How are you going to make this year better for yourself? What do you plan on doing that will change your life and the lives of those around you? Just in case creating a New Year’s Resolution gets you down, here are some encouraging images to kickstart your year and resolution drive. Everything in life isn’t supposed to be easy to get. If your New Year’s Goal is to get in shape or eat healthier, push yourself to step up to the challenge. If you work hard enough at it, you will do it. Stop telling yourself that you can’t do what you set your mind to. Yes, you can! Start telling yourself that you can accomplish your goals. The words you speak have more power than you realize. At the end of the day, relax and remember that you are awesome. No one can be a better you than you. Our goal is to be the best carpet installation company you will ever work with, and we plan on making that an even bigger reality for everyone in 2019. We promise to work as hard as we can to make everyone’s carpet and flooring shopping experience the best ever. Just wait and see what we accomplish! From our family to yours, Happy New Year! The post What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? appeared first on The Carpet Guys. Read more »
  • Focus on the Furries: Ford’s Soundproof Doghouse
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    We’ve always had a soft spot for our lovable furry friends, and it touched our hearts when we saw that Ford Motor Company made a soundproof doghouse prototype. The doghouse’s purpose is to alleviate stress and panic caused by holiday fireworks. Veterinarians have been urging dog owners for years to find quiet spaces for their pups to stay since these fireworks terrify them.  Many of them have run out in front of cars, developed anxiety, and become stressed to the point of injury and self-harm. Then Ford stepped in. The First Prototype Noise-Canceling Dog Kennel Using high-end vehicle technology, Ford has created a noise-canceling doghouse that blocks out loud and harsh noises. since dogs have such an acute sense of hearing, these noises can be very painful and upsetting. Vet Tech Michele Mara says that  “They (dogs) go through glass windows, rip the house up on the Fourth of July. They don’t like the sound of guns or fireworks. They just don’t handle it well. Many people often medicate the animals.” Ford’s quiet kennel detects the harsh sounds and transmits opposing frequencies. It also has an automatic door for easy entrance and exit. The kennel is not yet being produced and unavailable for purchase. Anthony Ireson, Ford Europe’s director of marketing said, “We’re not in the dog kennel business, but if someone wants to develop the prototype? Ford is open to the idea.” Changing Animal’s Lives One Product at a Time As we said, we love pets, and we care about their livelihood. That’s why we stock many different types of pet-friendly flooring products on our shelves. It’s our goal to give pet owners flooring that both them and their pets will love. If you’d like to see some of the best flooring products for pets in your home, give us a call and we will bring them all to you. You’ll be able to see them under your homes natural lighting instead of the harsh lights in a showroom. Schedule your free flooring estimate and get new flooring that we comfortable for you and your beloved pets today. The post Focus on the Furries: Ford’s Soundproof Doghouse appeared first on The Carpet Guys. Read more »
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