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Five things to consider when shopping for carpet

 
There’s a good reason why carpet flooring is such a popular choice. Not only is it warm, comfy, and stylish, but it’s also a workhorse. It reduces noise, provides safety (soft falls) and even helps you conserve energy by insulating temperatures.

The shopping can be a little overwhelming, though, so we’re going to help you sort through this process.

Legacy Flooring America has one of the largest assortments of colors, patterns, and designs. We carry the best of the best when it comes to brands, and we offer services, such as in-home measurement and installation. We don’t believe that we’re just a flooring store, so our experts are trained in design and sales.

Our showroom is in San Marcos, CA, and we service San Diego, Vista, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Encinitas, CA. Come in to visit us!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luxury carpet in San Marcos, CA from Legacy Flooring America
 
 
 

Know this about carpet

 
  • Quality is not determined by weight.It is density that establishes grade. The closer the fibers are tufted together, the better. Here’s an easy way to check it for yourself: Bend a sample card. If you see a lot of white space, you know the rug is a lower grade.
  • Don’t dismiss padding. Just because it’s invisible doesn’t mean it’s not important! Padding is what sets the foundation and eliminates those rolls and wrinkles. Think of it as driveway asphalt; you really can’t see it, but you sure wouldn’t want to be without it.
  • Know the different fibers. There are four main classes and don’t think a synthetic is inferior to a natural.

Natural fibers include wool rugs. That gorgeous all-white color of wool is easy to keep clean because it has natural oils that repel dirt.

Synthetics are the super-tough nylon, which is stain-resistant. Next is polyester, which has excellent stain-resistance and anti-fading; it’s not as wear-proof as nylon but, with technology, it’s getting better all the time. Olefin is the most economical but it can have poor resiliency, especially when installed in high traffic areas. It flattens and darkens easily there.

  • Don’t DIY installation.Carpet requires some special tools and skills. There’s also some subfloor prep work required. A good installation will make your carpet look even more beautiful so don’t take chances by trying to do it yourself.
  • Don’t skimp on professional cleaning. Even if you vacuum every day, it can only remove surface dirt; professional cleaning gets deep into the fiber and can keep it looking great for years. It also might be a requirement of your warranty, so be sure to check.Don’t assume all carpet is one-size-fits-all. Coordinate, especially with room transitions, but do know that each area has different priorities; for instance, what works for the bedroom will not work for stairways or home offices.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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