Category Archives: Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts at Carpet Express for reliable advice on flooring products and installation. Let our experience help you choose the best flooring products to fit your individual needs or answer any questions pertaining to carpet, wood, resilient, and other types of flooring.

Four Ways to Save a Ton of Money when Shopping for Flooring

We all try to save a buck here or there. But when it comes to flooring- it seems like most everywhere you go, there are hidden fees and mark-ups galore that keep stretching your budget. Well, as always, we’re here … Continue reading

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Mohawk Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Recently, Mohawk Industries released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. Here are some of the key achievements that the company made last year: Exceeded the 2020 reduction goal for waste to landfill intensity Reached 95% of the 2020 water … Continue reading

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Carpet Care

Here are a few tips on how to care for carpet: Always have clean walk-off mats at all entrances to capture outside soil before it is brought inside. Use a quality carpet pad of the correct thickness Use a professional … Continue reading

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What is Bamboo Flooring?

What is Bamboo? Bamboo is a grass that is found all over the world, except in the North and South Poles. Bamboo has over 1200 species and there are many uses for bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most efficient … Continue reading

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The Difference in Wood Grades

Wood grade is described as the visual of natural wood. Wood grade is evaluated along a wide spectrum that ranges from very uniform to significant color variations, streakers, short lengths, open knots, and worm holes. Here is a list of … Continue reading

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How Much Does a Nice Residential Carpet Cost?

That is a really good question. I assume you want a price for installed carpet, which would include carpet, pad, and installation. My short answer is about $20 per sq. yd. but let’s break down the cost and look at … Continue reading

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mm vs mil: What’s the difference?

Millimeters and Mils are two different units of measurement used for laminate and vinyl. In this blog post, we highlight the differences. Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: VCT in the Garage?

Question: Can the VCT tiles be successfully used for a garage floor where cars will be parked? Thanks, Ralph Ralph, This is a good question because the average weight of a car is about 4,000 lbs. and that is a … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Carpet Pad in Wet Environment

Question: I am in New Jersey and have remodeled a sunporch with concrete floor that has wet kids coming in from the pool in the summer, but is also used year round as a TV/game playing room. The indoor/outdoor carpet … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Home Depot Carpet

Question: We purchased carpet from Home Depot manufactured by Dixie Home. Began to notice matting and packing down in front of chairs, then in high traffic areas. We have had inspection by Stainmaster and Dixie Home. They say that is … Continue reading

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