Monday, February 16, 2015

A few helpful tips for your commercial carpet shopping experience!

1. Determine Foot Traffic

- Determine if it is medium, high or severe foot traffic and choose carpet for this use. This is the most important step in your floor shopping experience, the amount of traffic that your carpet will have to withstand will have a major effect on the type of commercial carpet you'll be selecting. 

2. Budget Estimate

 - Get the square footage and foot traffic so you can plan a budget with our commercial carpet store. Additionally, having a budget in mind will not only make the shopping experience easier for you, but it will make it easier for us to assist you in selecting the best commercial flooring for your needs and budget! 

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 and better quality! 

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. Each of these fibers have their strengths and weaknesses, which is why it's absolutely important that you acquaint yourself with these fibers as to make an informed decision based on your needs.  

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.

For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
364 NE 167th St
Miami, FL 33162

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