4 Tips for Selecting Pet-Friendly Carpet

Pet-Friendly Carpet for Pet-Friendly Homes

Pet Friendly Carpet

#1  – Purchase a carpet that is easy to care for and clean. Look for fibers that clean easily such as Anso Nylon, Stainmaster Pet Protect Nylon, and Smartstrand.

#2 – Stain resistance is a must have since pet accidents are inevitable, especially with puppies and kittens.

#3 – Unfortunately, pet odors are part of having a pet. The pet-friendly carpets from Shaw Carpet, Mohawk Carpet, Dixie Home, Tuftex Carpet, and Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection have pet odor elimination properties.

#4 – Pet foot traffic tests a carpet’s durability. Be sure to pick a carpet that will maintain its texture retention and appearance.

Do not be afraid to have carpet and pets in the same home. There are many wonderful carpets now made for homes with pets in mind. Shaw, Mohawk, Tuftex, Dixie Home, and Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection have some beautiful pet-friendly carpet options.

Click here to see all of the pet-friendly carpet options.

Click here to see Carpet Express’ Showcase Collection carpet options.

Click here to see the carpets from Shaw carpet.

Click here to see the carpets from Mohawk Carpet.

Click here to see the carpets from Tuftex Carpet.

Click here to see the carpets from Dixie Home.

Pet Friendly Carpet room scene

 

 

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Apex SDP Fiber from Pentz Commercial

Engineered Floors Creates New Fiber for Pentz

Pentz Commercial from Engineered Floors has a new polyester fiber called Advanced Polyester Extrusion also known as Apex SDP. This new fiber is designed specifically for commercial applications.

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All of the Apex SDP carpets feature lifetime warranties on stain removal, static, and colorfastness to light and contaminants. The products also have the Nexus modular backing system. In addition, the warranties on these products include tuft bind, delamination, edge ravel, zippering, and dimensional stability. Pentz Commercial has many great broadloom carpets and carpet tiles.

Click here to see our collection of Pentz Commercial products.

Click here to see our collection of Pentz Apex SDP products.

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Shaw Tru Accents Collection

Shaw Tru Accents – Modern, Playful, and Bold

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Recently, Shaw released a new carpet collection called Tru Accents. The new collection features carpets that are non-solid only. The carpets have modern designs and colors mixed together. Some of the carpets feature patterns while others are just mixes of different colors. The colors range from neutrals, blues, greens, reds, and greys. All of the carpets in the Tru Accents collection are made to compliment any hard surface flooring such as hardwood, laminate, or luxury vinyl tile. The carpets blend well with the hard surface flooring. Since the carpets do so well with any hard surface flooring, you could install one carpet design in the living room, hardwood in the hallway, and totally different carpet in the bedrooms.

Tru Accents brings back heirloom patterns along with colors that work well with any design scheme. The carpets in the collection are made of Anso Nylon and Cleartouch Polyester fibers. Each carpet in the collection is durable, stylish, and high performing. In addition, if you do not want to do a full room with the carpets then you can always create a beautiful area rug out of any of the carpets.

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Shaw Tru Accents carpet

Popular Anso Nylon Carpets in the collection:

Effervescent

effervescent

Blending Upward

Blending Upward

Mix in Duo

Mix In Duo

Essence

Essence

Pure Envy

Pure Envy

Popular ClearTouch Platinum Polyester Carpets in the collection:

Work The Color

Work The Color

Frosting

Frosting

Hypnotic

Hypnotic

Highlighter

Highlighter

Wild Extract

Wild Extract

 

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EverClean Carpet from Beaulieu

Carpet that Pet Owners Love!

EverClean carpet is a solution dyed polyester carpet collection from Beaulieu. This carpet collection from Beaulieu features Magic Fresh, the company’s environmentally friendly odor neutralizer, and 3M Scotchgard Protector. The 3M Scotchgard Protect guards your carpet from stains and dirt.

The carpets in the collection are available in many different colors and styles. Any of the carpets from the collection will complement any design in a home. The carpets in this collection reduce pet odors, resist pet stains, and they are easy to clean. In other words, EverClean carpets are a great choice for a home with pets.

Click here to see our collection of Beaulieu Carpets.

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Healthy Touch Carpet from Beaulieu

Durable, Comfortable, and Healthy for any Home

Healthy Touch is a residential carpet collection from Beaulieu of America. All of the carpets in the collection are made of SoftSense™ BCF Polyester. SoftSense is a soft and durable carpet fiber. The carpets in the collection also feature Magic Fresh air purifying treatment, 3M Scotchgard® Protector, and Silver Release® antimicrobial treatment.

Healthy Touch carpet collection from Beaulieu features plush carpet, trackless carpet, and patterned carpet. There are many carpets to choose from and they will compliment any design in a home.

Here are just a few of the carpets from the collection:

Artful

Sculptures

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Shaw Receives Sustainable Leadership Awards

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Recently the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) awarded Shaw Industries with leadership awards. The company received these awards because of their efforts towards sustainability and helping the environment.

Shaw Receives Market Transformation Leadership Award and Supplier Leadership Award

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council awarded the company with the Market Transformation Leadership Award and the Supplier Leadership Award for the company’s work to create EcoWorx. EcoWorx is a commercial carpet tile that is made mostly of reclaimed materials with reduced energy, reduced water consumption, and ability to be recycled.

The company continues to create products in innovative ways that help reduce energy usage, reduce water consumption, and help recycle. The company strives for more environmentally friendly ways to make their products.

Please click here to see our collection of Shaw carpet tile.

Ecoworx Carpet Tile Backing

 

 

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Armstrong Flooring Purchases Mannington VCT Business

Change is a great opportunity for growth.

Recently, Mannington Mills signed an agreement to sell its vinyl composition tile, also known as VCT, business to Armstrong Flooring. The companies expect the transaction to close to in the second quarter of 2017. In addition, Armstrong purchased the VCT division of Mannington for $36 million.

Mannington Mills decided to sell the vinyl composition tile business to help with the company’s long-term growth strategy. In addition, Armstrong intends to use the existing VCT plant to accommodate the company’s increase in VCT production.

Armstrong Flooring has many beautiful, durable, and high-performance vinyl composition tiles to choose from, and if you are interested to see what is available please click here.

Here are just a few of the beautiful Armstrong VCT flooring options:

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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 to help. Here are four awesome ways that you can save money when shopping online or in-store for flooring!

Check out the ‘Little Guys’

You may be surprised at just how marked up the big guys are. Here’s the thing- buying flooring is no different than buying groceries from the supermarket. The way I see it, you have two choices:

You could go to a more conveniently located ‘Big Guy’, maybe get a small discount and have to begrudgingly choose from an overwhelming amount of inventory without even seeing a store associate until you get to the register.

Or-

Go to a smaller grocer where you’ll find incredible promotions and sales and wonderful, friendly staff that just want to make sure you have a great experience *Plus- Freshly baked bagels!*.

Chances are, when you realize you’re out of sugar just as you’ve cracked the last egg for that birthday cake you’re making- you head straight for the Big Guys while still in your pajamas because they’re open at 11:52pm on a Sunday. But when you are planning out your weekly shopping list, you probably compare prices and sale fliers from several smaller grocers to make sure you get the best price.

When you buy flooring from the ‘little guys’ like Carpet Express– you get the little guy experience. Amazing customer service, willingness to help, personalized sales, and incredible, unbeatable prices.

Give them a call!

What happens when you take a break from  clicking through those thumbnails of carpet and call that phone number at the top of the screen?

You get to talk to some pretty awesome people. You’ll also probably save a pretty penny. Speaking with someone will give you some great insight into the world of flooring.

There’s a lot of flooring options out there. Let them help you navigate through the dismal caverns of shag, out of the cracked, stained, and unstuck peel-and-sticks, and into the light- gleaming hallways of oak and maple.

By talking to someone, you’ll also have a much better idea of what your specific project will cost you, and they may even have some incredible deals that no other retailer can touch. You just have to ask!

 

 Do It Yourself

DIY! DIY! There’s a reason why the DIY movement has gained such momentum over the past few years. The average homeowner is loving learning how to install fixtures, paint, and do whole house remodels. Yes it is a lot of hard work, but the pay off is worth it. Luckily, there are tons of resources out there and just know that you’re not alone in your endeavors. One website estimated that carpet installation and materials would be approximately 37% higher if you chose to have it installed rather than doing it yourself.* Let me reiterate. You may pay thirty seven percent more money to have someone else do it for you. And just as a head’s up, that ‘Free Installation’ that the big guys offered.. it’s not free. Not by a long shot. You’re paying for it whether you know it or not through mark-ups or special fees tacked on.

DIY not for you? It’s ok. Check out Home Advisor, Yelp and other websites that are dedicated to giving you non-biased reviews on handymen and companies in your area. You’ll find the help you need and you’re also helping to support local business- yay you!

Look for retailer brands

Let’s go back to that Supermarket comparison. When you go to the store, you may purchase the so-called “generic brands” to save a few cents here or there. But those cents add up and pretty soon, you’re living the store-brand life, and swimming in those extra coins, Scrooge McDuck Style.

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*Carpet Express does not condone diving head first into a cartoon pile of gold coins*

Take for example, The Showcase Collection available exclusively from Carpet Express. Same green certifications as the other brands, same amazing quality fibers, same color schemes. For some inspiration, check out some of the images below..

 

Let us know if these tips helped you in your quest for the perfect floor for less!

 

Click here to check out the Carpet Express Showcase Collection!

Whenever you’re ready, give us a call. We’re here to help. We are Carpet Express.

*Estimated DIY costs- http://www.diyornot.com/Project.aspx?ndx2=8&Rcd=22
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Engineered Floors Continues to Grow!

 

Engineered Floors has finally broken ground on the company’s new carpet tile manufacturing plant in Whitfield Country, Georgia. The company expects the new carpet tile manufacturing plant to open in 2018. In addition, the facility will be about 520,000 square feet.

Building on a Legacy

Engineered Floors has created many beautiful, durable, and affordable carpets for customers since they opened in 2008. Now the company continues to expand to create carpet tile options for customers as well.

Carpet Express has a large selection of carpet from Engineered floors. To view the carpet options, please click here.

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Mohawk’s Light Lab: A Guiding Force in Greener Carpet

You may already know that our hometown of Dalton, GA is often referred to as the “Carpet Capital of the world.”

What you may not know is the incredible leaps and bounds the carpet manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw have made in recent years to limit their carbon footprint and seek sustainability. As such, flooring manufacturers are now working towards and achieving certifications from the International Living Future Institute’s Petal Challenge and Mohawk was the first to achieve it! Mohawk Carpet, a leading carpet and flooring manufacturer  (and basically our neighbor) has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Dalton city center, Mohawk calls this their “Beacon of Sustainability.”

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The Light Lab is a 33,000 square foot mid-century modern building located in the hills of Dalton, GA. Continue reading

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