Preparing for your New Flooring

Furniture                  We are not responsible for removing any of the following

1.       Remove all valuables, lamps, plants, knick-knacks, etc.

2.       Remove all dishes and crystal from hutch cabinets

3.       Remove perfumes and cosmetics from dresser tops

4.       Remove bed linens if the bedroom is being carpeted.  Beds should be dissembled.

5.       Remove smaller items of furniture to a non-carpeted area.

6.       A charge will be made for moving pianos, organs, pool tables and rooms with excessive amounts of furniture.

7.       Remove aquariums, pet cages, computers, electronic equipment and wall units.

Doors

  When Carpeting is installed for the first time, there is always the possibility that the doors - especially to closets, stairs and bedroom sliding doors -- may not clear or swing free.  Our installers are not qualified to cut doors down.  This should be done by a qualified carpenter after the installation.

Moldings    Please do not remove old tackless wood strips. 

  The installers will replace what is necessary for proper installation.  Because of the tools used and stiff and coarse backing of the carpeting, some scratching and of the molding and walls may occur.   Of course, installer always try to be careful, but you have to do some touch-up after ward.  In some cases, quarter round moldings should be removed for a better installation.  Please check with your salesman.  On glue-down installations, quarter round and/or cove moldings must be removed before the install.

Removal of old Carpet

  Removing the old carpet can take a considerable amount of time.  We suggest that this be done one day ahead of time by a family member to allow cleaning of floors and to save additional costs.  If you prefer for us to take up your old carpet, please notify your saleman at the time of your purchase.  (An extra service charge will apply).

Kitchen Installations

 For the best results, remove wax from floors.  All gas applicanes must be disconnected.  At your request, we will move disconnected applicaned for a slight service charge.  All ice makers must be disconnected by the customer.



Railings

   When upholstering steps with railings, if you prefer that the rail is removed, we request that you have it removed before the carpet installation by a company that specializes in this and reinstalled after the upholstering is done.

Clean-up

  Installing carpet will result in a pile of clippings, threads, paper, tacks, and so on.  Our installers pick up scraps and put them in the trash bag and put them where you request, but we can not haul away your old carpet, pad or scraps.


Different kinds of Carpet Construction

 Today's carpet manufacturers are combining softer fibers; better stain resistance with backings that block odors, spills and more! These types of features are built into the better quality carpets offered by the leading carpet manufacturers.

Most carpet today is tufted, rather than woven. The tufting process is similar to using a large sewing machine that is about 13 feet wide with 100 of needles that sew the yarn into a synthetic backing. The majority of carpets sold today are made from nylon fibers twisted into yarns and then tufted into carpet.

Carpet is basically constructed in two type of piles: loop pile or cut pile . Patterned carpet  is a combination of both loop and cut yarns or variations of loops set to different pile heights.

How long a carpet will retain it's like new texture and appearance is based on the type of fiber, how tight the yarns are twisted and heat set, and the pile density. (Obviously, not cleaning your carpets regularly, or improper cleaning methods will effect the appearance as well.)  Also, how close tufts are to one another will affect the durability of the carpet. Below is a brief overview of the most common carpet construction types sold in flooring stores in the United States .

SAXONY

  • Smooth, soft cut-pile surface, usually solid colors
  • Versatile in performance and in appearance
  • Works well with traditional or formal room settings
  • Also called Cut Pile Saxony

CUT & UNCUT PATTERNED CARPET

  • Distinctive carved appearance, usually multi-color  
  • Cut and Loops give a variety of surface levels
  • Cut uncut patterns help hide foot traffic
  • Can really spice up a room
  • Fits a variety of room settings

TEXTURED SAXONY

  • Textured surface helps hide footprints
  • Great casual appearance, low maintenance
  • Also called: Textured Cut Pile
  • Extremely popular carpet style
  • Ideal for active families, use in any room

MULTI-LEVEL LOOP

  • Several different levels of loops, multi-colored  
  • Also called Patterned Loop
  • Creates many unique looking textures and patterns
  • Casual appearance, very durable, helps hides traffic patterns  
  • Great for family rooms, basements, etc.

VELVETS

  • Fine, tip sheared surface
  • Elegant style, very formal
  • Not as popular as some of the other styles

LEVEL LOOP

  • Loops are all the same height
  • Often called Indoor-Outdoor or Commercial Carpet
  • Casual appearance

FRIEZE

  • Textured surface with knobby appearance
  • Extremely durable, and long wearing
  • Great for active rooms
  • Not as popular as some of the other styles
A Special Note About Berbers:  Berbers are really big loop piles made big bulky yarns that are either produced in a level loop, or multi-level loop carpet construction.