2016

Small Space Flooring Tips

Have a room in your home that feels small and closed off from the rest of the house? Live in a small studio and are struggling to make the room feel open and welcoming? If you’ve tried every option out there and still can’t get the effect you want, don’t worry! Often people overlook the easiest solution to making their home look bigger: the flooring! Below are some handy tips and tricks that will allow you to completely open up your home and give any room a whole new look. Quick Flooring Tips To Enhance Your Small Space Be Careful Of Dark Colors Although dark colored flooring can work in many circumstances, it may not be the best choice for a small room. If you match dark flooring with dark walls and dark furnishings you may find your space transformed…
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I Want my Carpet Replaced – What Now?

Remodeling your home is an exciting process, but, like anything, it can have its pain points. Having to choose between different paint colors, types of countertops, and flooring options can seem like information overload. Thankfully, if you have a team of professionals helping you install everything, at least you won’t have to worry about that part of the process! Carpet replacement is a bit of a tricky process and it’s best to have the professionals help you with it. Here is a basic overlook of what the carpet removal process will be like. Materials needed: Pliers Gloves Dust mask Kneepads (optional) Carpet blade Mini crowbar Hammer Shop vacuum Measuring tape They will begin by removing all the furniture from the room and potentially anything hanging that might be heavy, like art on the walls. It’s also a good idea to…
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The 5 Best Carpet Brands for Homeowners

At Carpet to Go, we carry a wide variety of products. Today, we want to highlight some of the best carpet brands in the industry. The following flooring brands are industry leaders and are known for their innovative take on carpeting and flooring. We hope that this information will help you on your journey to the flooring makeover you want for your home. Shaw Flooring Shaw Flooring is one of our favorite brands to work with because of their quality, service support, price, and availability. They have made it a priority to build strong partnerships with their retailers and provide a pristine product. In fact, Shaw was ranked #1 by Floor Covering News, Floor Covering Weekly, and Floor focus—all leading carpeting and flooring publications. They are an innovative brand, creating products like LifeGuard and R2X Stain Resistance. LifeGuard is a…
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5 Types of Eco-Friendly Flooring for Your Home

Now more than ever, it is extremely important to be environmentally conscious. Gone are the days where it was acceptable to put harmful chemicals into the environment and into our home without anyone thinking twice. We have the knowledge now, and the power to actually do something that makes a difference. We now have more options that enable us to grow into a new era where we can make a difference to our world. Now, we can be proactive in lowering our carbon footprint. There are so many aspects of our lives that we can adapt to be more eco-conscious, and home interior flooring can play a big role in going green. We have the technology to make smarter flooring decisions, and we can develop more sustainable flooring products for our homes that use non-toxic solutions. The eco-friendly flooring options…
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5 Eco-Friendly Carpeting Solutions for Your Home

It’s becoming more important than ever to be conscious of our carbon footprint. Going green isn’t just a tagline anymore, it’s a way of life. It’s moved beyond a trendy idea into an important message being spread worldwide. There is both an environmental and health cost associated with being eco-friendly. Now, you can choose carpeting options that are good for your health and for the world around you. There are green carpeting options and techniques that you can start implementing today to make your home more sustainable. 1. Carpet Finish Some people experience health issues related to carpets. But, there is a fairly inexpensive solution that you can try before pulling it out altogether. This is a non-toxic, green carpet finish called SafeChoice Carpet Seal. This type of carpet finish: Is long lasting Fights air pollution by preventing the carpet…
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The Best Type of Carpet and Flooring for Families with Kids

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the best flooring to place in your home when you have a family with kids. While aesthetics is very important to most people, lifestyle is truly the bigger factor. So, how can you meld both practicality and beauty together when it comes to the flooring of your home? If you have children, this can be an especially difficult decision and you may feel as though you have only a few options to choose from. Well, that has never been further from the truth with today’s innovative options in flooring technology. To find out where Consumer Reports stand on various types of flooring, take a look at their rankings here. Carpet and Kids Carpet in your home is an obvious choice for many people because of its comfort and affordability, but,…
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Why Carpet to Go Loves Shaw Floors

  At Carpet to Go, we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality and most affordable flooring options. It's important to us to align ourselves with retailers who share the same passion and integrity. One of our most valued carpet providers and partnerships is Shaw Floors. For the past 48 years, Shaw Floors has been providing great products and its philosophy is something to aspire to. Brief History and Philosophy Shaw Floors began in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small company that dyed tufted scatter rugs. Continually differentiating its service and adding value for customers motivated every major move in the company's development. The desire to be the industry's low-cost provider was also a determining factor in Shaw's decisions. The employees' daily efforts illustrate their commitment and their determination to stay on top of an ever-changing and highly competitive marketplace.…
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What to Do When Your Carpet Gets Wet in a Flood

The rain in Seattle is no joke and, if you’re like most people in the PNW, you might have to deal with flooding at some point in your life. It’s a stressful situation to get caught up in, but if you act quickly, you can rectify the situation. It’s important to act fast because it doesn’t take much water to cause mold. Moisture plus power outages put homeowners in a particularly susceptible mold situation. If you follow the next 6 steps, you should be able to quickly and efficiently dry out your flooded carpet. 1. Move Furniture Off the Carpet Begin by moving all the furniture out of the way. You don’t want to have heavy furniture weighing down the carpet, as the extra pressure will contribute to trapping water beneath the carpet. cause even more water to be trapped…
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Carpet Installation: 5 Questions to Ask Your Installers

A carpet installation estimate can be helpful in showing you all of your options for new carpet in your home. But when you’re selecting a carpet installer, there are other factors to consider beyond just the carpet prices and carpet installation cost. Working with the right carpet installation company is just as important as the carpet itself. If you’re looking to have new carpet installed, here are five questions that you can ask to find out if your carpet installer knows their stuff. Carpet Maintenance With each different type of carpet, there are varying levels of maintenance involved. Depending on what kind of carpet you select, you’ll want to ask the installation company what kind of carpet cleaning and maintenance you can expect. Thicker carpet may require deep cleaning every once in a while to remove stains, or a vacuum…
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Ensuring Easy Carpet Cleaning

Good carpeting can do a lot to create an overall feel for a room and make a home feel like home. Even Jeff Bridges as “The Dude” knew the importance of this, chasing after his stolen rug that “really tied the room together.” But sometimes carpeting that looks fantastic isn’t the best in terms of maintenance. While Seattle carpet cleaning is a service that is available for a reasonable cost, it’s quite nice to be able to keep things looking clean and polished on your own. When you’re visiting a Seattle carpet store and sizing up all of the different carpets you could augment your home with, take a moment to consider what carpet cleaning will look like in the future. Big, fluffy carpets and white carpeting can be troublesome when it comes to cleaning out particles or wiping out…
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