Saturday, September 28, 2013

How to Choose Carpet for Condominium Hallways

How to Choose Carpet for Condominium Hallways

After 28 years in this business, I learned through experience, shows, seminars and by looking at hundreds of condominium hallways what will work best according to budgets,wear and designs.

First, commercial carpet fibers are are made from wool, wool / nylon blend (wool 80% / nylon 20%) and 100% nylon.  All of the carpet fibers have advantages,disadvantages,designd,colors and different prices.  Please read our blog before you buy a carpet for your condominium hallways.

    100% Wool (natural fiber)


This fiber will be printed patterns on the wool with unique colors because wool takes colors beautifully. The advantage is that it has great wear durability.  The disadvantage is that it will discolor with bleach.  This fiber has to be cleaned properly in order to last and it is very expensive between $8 to $10 per square ft. without labor.  Wool face fiber weight is 36 to 40oz & 1/10 gauge.

80% Wool-20% Nylon ( Natural fiber/man made fiber )
   
 


Will be printed pattern and colors will be beautiful.  It will have superior performance than 100% wool.  It will wear through the years and bleach will also discolor it.  This fiber is expensive between $6 to $8 per square ft without labor.  Nylon face fiber weight is 36 to 40oz. &  1/10 gauge.

-100% Nylon 3 Ways to do it (man made fiber)

Print Dye Nylon

Print dye nylon is like an apple.  The color goes on top of the fiber.  With this dye method you can choose any design you want and the patterns can be more intricate.  Your order must be over 2000 yards for the factory to make your custom design and colors.  Many hallway carpets are made from print dye nylon.  This dye fades in the sunlight and will go white with bleach.  This is true especially for condominiums which have washer & dryer for common use in the hallway.  The price is between $3 to $4 square foot without labor.  Nylon face fiber weight is 36oz & 1/10 gauge for best performace.

Solution Dye Nylon with Tapistron Technology

This carpet is made with a special machine that makes the carpet as expensive as print dye nylons, but you have more designs and patterns options.  It should be 36 oz and 1/10 gauge and the price is between $4 to $5 square foot without labor.  This carpet is also bleach resistant.

Solution Dye Nylon
 


Solution dye nylon comes in cut, loop, or cut and loop patterns.  This dye is priced between $2.50 to $3.50 per square foot without labor. This fiber is like a carrot the color goes throughout the fiber.  This is great for very graphic designs with a lot of colors and curves.  The advantages of this carpet are that it is hard to fade, it bleach resistant, easy to clean stains and one of the least expensive of the carpets already discussed.  The disadvantages are that intricate designs and colors are not possible as in print dye nylons and wools.  For best performace it should be 36 oz face weight fiber & 1/10 Gauge.

There is also Polyprolene and Polyester fibers available for lower prices but these compromise wearability, cleanability and flammability standards for condominium hallways and prices between $1.50 to $2.50 square foot without labor.  It is not recommendable to use this carpet for condominium hallways.

Please visit our websites:

http://www.americarpetfloors.com
http://www.americarpetcommercial.com
http://www.stylishrugs.com

You can also call us at (305) 945-2973 for individual quotes based on your specific dimensions. One of our representatives will be able to assist you in your order. Due to customization these items are made when
ordered.


Contact Americarpet today for more information (305) 945-2973 or visit AmeriCarpetFloors.com
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Carpet Pattern Trends

Carpet patterns can be fun.  Now a days there are many styles to choose from different manufacturers and there is all from business. traditional, fun and elegant.  Americarpet located in Miami, Florida is proud to give you information on the latest trends in flooring fashions.
You will never see a larger selection of carpets anywhere!

Our floor coverings beautify offices, hotels, airports, homes, and commercial environments around the world. Designers, architects and home owners are inspired by our innovative patterns and textures produced certified commercial manufacturing methods.

We carry the following collections and many more.

Please visit http:www.americarpetfloors.com
Milliken Exotic Journey Collection












Momeni Exotic Collection















Karastan American Treasures Collection












Masland












You can also call us at (305) 945-2973 for individual quotes based on your specific dimensions. One of our representatives will be able to assist you in your order. Due to customization these items are made when
ordered.


Contact Americarpet today for more information (305) 945-2973 or visit AmeriCarpetFloors.com
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How to Choose an Area Rug

There are many good reasons why Area Rugs should be in each room.  They are practical, have cushioning, add comfort and warmth to concrete, tile, laminate or wood floors.  They also provide an artistic touch to any room design.  Considered artwork for the floors, which acts like a frame, size is very important and is usually a big concern for the homeowner to create that well-balanced space.



Designers say start with the area rug.  After you choose the area rug you can pick out paint for your walls and find throw pillows and paintings and sculptures to complete the decoration.  Just follow this rule of thumb:  The area rug should be a min. of 6 in. and no more than 2 ft. away from the wall.  When taking in to consideration different uses, shapes and designs, everything weighs in and factors as well.

Less is more in spaces or entrances the open to rooms or stairways.  The width should either match the door space or be a few inches less -  not longer.  If you are using a round area rug in a larger foyer, center it under the light fixture.  In a hallway, stretch the length to fill the space, leave even spaces on both ends for balance. If you place any furniture in the hallway keep it off the rug.

For the home office, perhaps in the corner of a bedroom and it should be like a cocoon.  Choose a rug that fits the table and chair to create a warm space where it will feel warm to walk.  For practicality reasons this prevents the chair from dragging  over the carpet edges.

A rug should be the focal point in a room.  You can use two rugs to create separate living area in big rooms. Be sure area rugs extend at least under the first set of legs on sofas or chairs.   For rugs being placed in front of the couch, it should run the same width (or a little longer) than the couch.

In the dining room  designers suggest centering the furniture over the rug and choosing a rug that fits the shape of the table.

You can also call us at (305) 945-2973 for individual quotes based on your specific dimensions. One of our representatives will be able to assist you in your order. Due to customization these items are made when
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Contact Americarpet today for more information (305) 945-2973 or visit AmeriCarpetFloors.com