Carpet floor

Carpet is a fabric of natural or synthetic fibers for covering your floor, stairs, etc. There are many reasons to choose a carpet among other types of floor. For example, it is comfortable and fashionable choice. It is an excellent insulator against cold and can reduce noise levels. Since carpets have so many different colors and designs, they can help you to decorate your home and in addition, carpets are warmer and softer to your feet compare to hardwood. However, carpeting is more than just a single item; it is the carpet itself, the cushioning underlay, and a method of installation.

Types of carpet

There are many types of carpeting but basically two types of piles exist, such as loop pile, cut pile, and combination of both. Different types of carpets do better in different areas of your home or commercial building. Some homeowners might even consider buying a kitchen carpet. It is not that soft but is washable and stain resistant. Depending on your preferences, you can ask at the store which carpet better to use in formal, casual, and heavy traffic areas. You can combine a carpet with other types of floor. Professional installers can make very nice look of the room by using appropriate transition moldings where the carpet meets other types of floor coverings.

How much carpet is needed to carpet a room?
Measure your room and buy a few inches longer. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet. If necessary, different widths can be joined together with a seaming iron and seam tape at the job site. Good thing about it is that if the job do properly the seams will be invisible. Carpet is affixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips, or glue.

Some people might consider of installing carpet tiles. These are usually only used in commercial settings and are affixed using special pressure-sensitive glue, which holds them into place while allowing easy removal or to allow rearrangement in order to spread wear.

Installation tips

Any quality installation is good and it can give your carpet long-lasting performance. For this matter, installers use carpet cushion (also known as underlay, underpaid, padding) which is a necessary foundation for your carpet. It protects your new carpet while making your carpet look even and better.
Normally, before installing the carpet, installers prepare the room. They measure it and with carpet knife they cut it approximately 2 inches more than their measurements. They heat the seam iron to needed temperature and run it slowly along the seam to join the edges. Then, they put some weight onto the seam until the adhesive will dry.
After that, they attach the carpet to the tackles strips to stretch the carpet over the tackless strip that will grab and hold it in place. Final step of the carpet installation is trimming and installation of the shoe molding on the baseboard. Find out more about the cost to install carpet.