If you have carpeting in your home, you’re probably no stranger to spot treating when faced with unexpected spills and messes. At least once a year, however, it’s a good idea to steam clean your carpets, which will help remove dirt and debris, as well as prolong the life of […]
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Earlier this week, we tested the stain-fighting powers of The Home Depot’s Platinum Plus carpet. Next up? Martha Stewart Living carpet, available in 36 designs and four constructions. Martha Stewart’s products are known for being classy yet functional, and the carpet is no exception. The carpets are treated with Anso […]
Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes to bring a carpet line from conception to market. Shaw also introduced us to their latest product, Tigressa SoftStyle. […]
This week our editor Timothy Dahl is in Dalton, GA (the unofficial carpet capital of the world) visiting with Shaw Floors. We thought this was the perfect time to breakdown the process of getting carpet bids for installation. Here’s our process. It’s nearly here. You’ve worked hard on a renovation […]
If you are building a house, or remodeling, it is a great time to explore green options, including your flooring. Green flooring is never “no impact” or “zero emissions,” but choosing a green flooring does reduce impact on the environment. When it comes to choosing green flooring, you have many […]
Who knew it would work out so well…or not. [via Gizmodo]
Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can do it by yourself, it’s a lot easier, and a lot less heavy, if you bring in at least […]
Don’t just throw away your old carpet. Check out the Carpet America Recovery Effort and find locations to drop off your carpet for recycling. [via Shelterrific]
This homeowner had to go the extreme route of completely removing the wood floors and subflooring to rid their home of dog urine smell. Apparently the previous owners had tenants who had left dogs inside for weeks with no place to go but inside and on the floors.
Don’t wait to hire a professional to install the carpet runner down your stairs–do it yourself! Here you’ll find some tips and tricks for making the runner last longer and look better.
When you get professionally installed carpet, you know it comes with padding underneath. But did you know just how important that padding can be? If you’re thinking of installing wall-to-wall carpet yourself or are buying a large area rug, read these tips before you do it.
Tearing out old carpet is a quick way to give your room a fresh new look and if you are fortunate enough to live in an older home you may find wood floors underneath. Here are some tutorials for doing the job yourself which will at least save in 1/2 […]
Got carpet to rip out? Make sure you use the right tools and take the proper safety precautions.
When considering a subfloor the best option is usually a tongue-and-groove edged board. These are the easiest to install and don’t require additionally blocking. They can be used under carpet, tile, or wood flooring. Solid subfloors make for happy feet [Inman News] Tongue-and-Groove Flooring [CanPly]
One of the fastest ways to rejuvenate a room or house is to lay down new carpet. A fresh color or texture on your floors can change the overall impression of a home. Putting down new carpet is easier than you think but it does require some physical strength as […]