Quality carpet flooring is still regarded as one of the most fashionable choices for decorating your home. It provides an unparalleled level of comfort and sophistication and can really transform a room, making it look more opulent and luxurious. There are a number of inherent advantages in choosing a quality carpet, such as sound absorption, insulation, and higher air quality.
Carpet Flooring & Fibers in Vancouver
Carpet flooring can be categorized into two groups: natural and synthetic. Wool is considered a natural fiber and has been used for centuries. Synthetic fibers used for carpet manufacturing are mostly nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and smart strand. A carpet can be made from a combination of these fibers as well. Typically a nylon carpet is more expensive than a polyester carpet and a polyester carpet is more expensive than a polypropylene carpet. However, every fiber has its own niche and application. If you have stairs to be carpeted, consider nylon or smart strand as supposed to polyester or polypropylene. Stairs are typically the highest traffic area of the house and they get a lot of wear and tear; polyester and polypropylene carpet fibers don’t wear well on stairs. SmartStrand by Mohawk is a revolutionary fiber in the carpet industry that is made out of corn. Its nanotechnology feature ultimately helps with preventing the entrapment of dust and dirt in the carpet fiber.
Anti-stain Characteristics of Carpet
The most talked about topic when it comes to carpet flooring is the anti-stain characteristic of this flooring option. Carpet manufacturers have come up with various techniques in order to make this flooring option more practical. Stainmaster is considered at the top of the list. They only deal with nylon fiber and they have come as far as giving lifetime stain warranties on some of the toughest stains such as wine, mustard, pet urine, vomit and etc.
Carpet tiles are made out of the same fiber that regular carpets are made of, but they are tiles. This makes them easier to replace and suitable for commercial applications such as common hallways and offices.
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We are an award-winning company and active members of BCFCA (BC Floor Covering Association) and NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). We take pride in keeping up to date and we’re constantly increasing our knowledge in the flooring and cabinetry industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer our services in most of the Lower Mainland. Our exact areas of coverage in British Columbia is as follow:
- North Vancouver
- West Vancouver
- Port Coquitlam
- Port moody
- Maple Ridge
- New Westminster
- White Rock
Our Covid-19 related health and safety general protocols are as follow:
- One group at a time policy in our showroom in order to properly implement social distancing. (please book an appointment in advance for showroom visits)
- Staff and visitors are required to wear face masks
- Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance
- All returned samples, as well as highly touched surfaces, are cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.
- Our showroom is cleaned and sanitized by a third-party company every week.
- UV cleaning and sanitizing are used on the pens that we provide to complete our sample check-out forms.
Please contact us for further information on our enhanced safety precautions.
Yes, all of our flooring installers are in-house and they are absolutely fabulous. We are famous for our team of pro installers as we would be lost without them. We appreciate every single one of them for their hard work and attention to detail. They take pride in following our philosophy of treating your home as if it were their own.
- Fabrica – Made in the USA
- Masland – Made in the USA
- Mohawk – Made in the USA
- Shaw – Made in the USA
- Beaulieu – Made in Canada
Carpet installation can cost anywhere between $1.00 to $1.50 SF depending on the flooring store and the style of carpet being installed. In greater Vancouver, there’s a shortage of professional carpet installers and the costs appear to go up every day.
Carpet flooring can have quite a bit of range in quality. Quality carpet flooring such as wool carpet would certainly add value to a property. However, cheap carpets don’t.
We normally suggest a broadloom carpet with a comfortable pad for residential applications. This is simply because carpet tiles are not as comfortable to walk on bare feet.
Most brands suggest professional steam carpet cleaning every 18 months from the day of the purchase.
We only offer repairs on our own installed carpet jobs. Most carpet stores in Vancouver don’t actually offer carpet repairs. There are companies that specialize in carpet repairs.