Saturday, April 12, 2014

Commercial Carpet Buying Tips

1. Determine Foot Traffic

Determine if it is medium, high or severe foot traffic and choose carpet for this use.

2. Budget Estimate

Get the square footage and foot traffic so you can plan a budget with our commercial carpet store.

3. Style

Up to a certain point more money spent on carpet decides how long it will look good for. After that threshold more money equals more style. 

4. Get Acquainted With Carpet Fibers and Construction

The most common commercial carpet fibers are Nylon, Polypropylene, and Wool/Nylon Blend. The most common types of Carpet Construction are Loop, Cut Pile, Cut Pile & Loop.

5.  Commercial Carpet Fibers

See our Blog Entry on Carpet fiber by Clicking the Link Below

6.  Commercial Carpet Construction


Cut Pile Carpet
 – Usually used for borders, solid colors, more luxurious commercial carpets, or prints, this is a nice carpet if you are looking for extra style and class. Cut pile commercial carpet is a tight plush, softer than the loop construction.
Carpet Tile – Loop or cut pile carpet that is set into a rubber backing. The benefits of this type of carpet are that sections are replaceable if they get damaged and the loops cannot pull because they are individually set into the rubber backing. It is the most expensive of the three but well worth the cost for the extra functionality that it offers.

7. Choose Underlayment...or Not?

Underlayments or carpet pads lay between the subfloor and carpet. Most commercial applications do not require and should not use a pad. However, there are certain applications where commercial carpet pads are suggested and very beneficial. 
  • Required in areas where people will be standing for long periods of time.

8. Consider Carpet Maintenance Requirements

Like anything else, carpet – in order for it to give you good longevity  – must be maintained properly. Consult with Americarpet for more information.
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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 1a

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