5 Benefits of Having Carpet in the Home

5 Benefits of Carpet

1. Carpet is available in many different styles, fibers, and colors. You can create any kind of design scheme you want with carpet. Carpet adds beauty and style to any room in the home as well. You can choose carpet to be the neutral background in the room or for it to be a bright color and a focal point for the room.

2. Carpet improves the indoor air quality in a home. Carpet is a low VOC (volatile organic compound) emitting flooring choice. This flooring type acts as a passive air filter that traps dust, pollen, and other particles and removes them from the air in the room. Carpet is a great choice for a home with anyone who has allergies or asthma.

3. Carpet provides warm and comfort in the home. Carpet provides thermal resistance. In colder climates or times of the year, the air will stay warmer longer. In addition, carpet is a comfortable flooring choice underfoot.

4. Carpet provides cushion underfoot and for slips and falls. Carpet is a great choice for home with toddlers.

5. Carpet also reduces noise in the house. The carpet and the padding underneath help absorb sound so the sound will not echo in the house. In addition, carpet will block sound between floors and mask the sound of foot traffic.

These are just a few of the benefits of carpet. Be sure to check out carpet options!

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Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification

Achieving Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification

 

For a product to achieve the Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification, it must meet certain requirements for material health, material re-utilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. The information listed below is from the Cradle to Cradle Certified website.

Material Health

  • “The product has been at least 95% assessed (by weight) using ABC-X ratings. Externally Managed Components (EMCs) are considered assessed and contribute to the overall percentage of the product that has been assessed. Products that are entirely Biological Nutrients in nature (e.g., cosmetics, personal care, soaps, detergents, etc.) must be at least 100% assessed.”
  • “The product contains no substances known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, genetic damage, or reproductive harm (CMRs) after the A, B, C, X assessment has been carried out.”

Material Re-utilization

  • “The product has a Material Re-utilization Score that is ≥ 50.”

Renewable Energy and Carbon Management

  • “For the final manufacturing stage of the product, 5% of purchased electricity is renewably sourced or offset with renewable energy projects, and 5% of direct on-site emissions are offset.”

Water Stewardship

  • “Product-related process chemicals in effluent are characterized and assessed OR
  • Supply chain-relevant water issues for at least 20% of Tier 1 Suppliers are characterized and a positive impact strategy is developed (required for facilities with no product-relevant effluent.)”

Social Fairness

Complete One Of The Following:

  • “Material specific and/or issue-related audit or certification relevant to a minimum of 25% of the product material by weight is complete (FSC certified, Fair Trade, etc.).”
  • “Supply chain-relevant social issues are fully investigated and a positive impact strategy is developed.”
  • “The company is actively conducting an innovative social project that positively impacts employee’s lives, the local community, global community, social aspects of the product’s supply chain, or recycling/reuse.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GSA (U.S. General Services Administration)

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) serves as the purchasing arm for the U.S. government. Broadloom carpet and carpet tile purchased by the government must meet the Gold Level certification requirements of the NSF/ANSI 140 standard as part of the GSA’s overall Sustainable Acquisition Goals. GSA requires that all flooring options purchased through the agency must meet sustainability requirements.

Approved Types of Flooring

The GSA approves other types of flooring as well such as carpet padding, luxury vinyl tile, and sheet vinyl. The flooring options available are under the Schedule 72 – Furnishings and Floor Coverings on the U.S. General Services Administration website. We sell many GSA approved products from companies such as Shaw, Mohawk, Interface, Mannington, and other manufacturers.

 

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GREENGUARD Certification

What is the GREENGUARD Certification?

GREENGUARD Certification shows that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.

Consumers and builders demand safer, healthier products. The GREENGUARD Certification provides consumers and builders with solutions and resources to identify which products have lower chemical emissions. In addition, this certification provides manufacturers with tools to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is part of everyone’s health and it is an important concern in homes, schools, healthcare environments, and commercial spaces. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from building materials and furnishings are a major source of indoor air pollution. This certification has been in use for many years as the trusted standard for low-emitting products. More than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, and rating systems give credit for GREENGUARD certified products.

 

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Shaw Caress Carpet Collection

Soft Natural Fibers in the Caress Collection

The Shaw Caress collection is unique in two ways: color and softness. This collection features Shaw’s most creative colors, and the colors draw inspiration from the Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and the Western Painted Desert. Shaw created 50 classic colors for this collection, and they range from neutrals, blues, greens, grays, and browns.

Also, the carpet in the Shaw Caress collection has a soft feeling underfoot. The fiber used for these carpets is Shaw’s Anso nylon fiber. The fiber features the R2X Stain, Soil, and Odor resistance system. In addition, the carpets are backed by Anso nylon’s lifetime stain and soil warranty as well as the lifetime pet warranty.

Stunning Patterns from Shaw Caress

The patterned carpets in this collection will add excitement to any room. The loop styles resemble chenille bedspreads that have a vintage appeal to them. The cut and loop designs create a sense of sophistication with any modern theme. If you do not want to do wall-to-wall flooring with this carpet, then you can always have a custom rug made from the pattern carpets in the Shaw Caress collection.

Check out the carpet in the Shaw Caress Collection.

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MiracleBac Backing

Breathable, Flexible Carpet Backing

MiracleBac is a backing system that offers flexibility and dimensional stability. Installation is easier with this backing system because the product is lighter, more flexible, and softer. MiracleBac is not made with latex, and the carpet does not need to acclimate prior to installation. The carpets with this backing system will not wrinkle, scratch walls, or scratch baseboards. In addition, this backing is breathable, antimicrobial, and reduces noise in the home.

Carpets with this type of backing are easy to cut, and the installer does not need any special tools. In addition, the backing system has a 10 year delamination warranty.

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Spring Flooring Sale of 2018

Great Deals During The Spring Flooring Sale!

From Monday 23rd to Monday 30th of April, Carpet Express is having its annual Spring Sale! There are many flooring options to choose from, such as: residential carpet, commercial carpet, solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, sheet vinyl, laminate, luxury vinyl tile, luxury vinyl plank, and WPC/Enhanced vinyl plank flooring.

During the Spring Flooring Sale, Carpet Express has great deals on all the products mentioned above. Also, on Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th, Carpet Express is showing customer appreciation with free grilled hot dogs and sodas.

Be sure to check out all of the great sales going on during the 2018 spring sale!

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Innovation Reinvented with Dream Weaver Carpets

Innovative, Stylish, Dream Weaver Carpets

Dream Weaver is constantly thinking of new ways to make carpet better for the home and the environment. The company continues to pursue new innovative technology to make comfortable and durable carpets for families. They have many carpet options in terms of fibers, colors, and warranties. The PureColor (solution dyed fiber system) is throughout all of their products. PureColor comes in nylon, polyester, soft nylon, and soft polyester. Here is a list of warranties with these fiber options:

All Dream Weaver Carpets have warranties against staining, fading, soiling, abrasion, manufacturer defects, and loss of texture retention. Some of the carpets feature a lifetime pet stain resistance warranty. The company knows that there are many homes with pets so they wanted to create a carpet that is safe for pets and will stay looking great in the home even if the pet has a little spill or accident. The extra stain protection comes from the PureColor fiber technology.

Environmentally Friendly Dream Weaver Carpets

Dream Weaver strives to make carpet in the most efficient ways available in the industry today. The company’s manufacturing technologies and processes allows the company to make quality carpet with minimal impact on the environment. The company uses 30% less energy, 87% less water in the manufacturing process, and 42% less greenhouse gas emissions in the last study they did on their environmental impact.

Homeowners can breathe easy knowing that a durable, beautiful, and environmentally friendly carpet is in their home.

Check out our collection of Dream Weaver Carpets.

 

 

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Durable, Stylish Options from COREtec Pro Plus

Enhanced Durability & Innovative Visuals with COREtec Pro Plus

COREtec Pro Plus is a rigid core luxury vinyl plank from US Floors. This product is made from a high-density composition that gives the product structure extra rigidity. Because of this rigid core, the product has more impact and dent resistance. You can use this product in residential and commercial applications.

Also, you can install this product in high-moisture and high-traffic areas. In terms of moisture resistance, this product is 100% waterproof so it will work great in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements. Each plank of the COREtec Pro Plus collection has an attached cork underlayment that keeps the floor warmer and helps with sound insulation. Also, you do not have to worry about odor from mold or mildew because the planks are resistant to mold and mildew.

Warranties of COREtec Pro Plus

Limited Lifetime Residential Warranty

Limited Lifetime Structure Warranty

Limited Lifetime Waterproof Warranty

15 Year Commercial Warranty

Limited Heavy Commercial Warranty

There are many great colors and styles in the COREtec Pro Plus collection from US Floors, so be sure to check them out!

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Revotec LVT from Engineered Floors

Recently Engineered Floors has created a new waterproof, rigid core, floating luxury vinyl tile. The new rigid core luxury vinyl tile is Revotec. Revotec luxury vinyl tile has more of a tile aesthetic thanks to the realistic grout lines that are embedded in the product. The grout lines are even featured on the wood looks of the luxury vinyl tile. Installation is fast and easy because click and lock installation process, and of course, you do not have to use grout because its already built onto the product. This product products a stylish design for your home and comfort underfoot. Also, the grout lines of this product are stain resistant.

Benefits of Revotec Luxury Vinyl Tile

Revotec luxury vinyl tile from Engineered Floors is great for any home. This product is waterproof so it will work in any room of the house even kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. The luxury vinyl tile in this collection is also pet friendly and quiet underfoot. These products are also scratch resistant. In terms of installation, you can install this product over the existing sub-floors because it hides the sub-floor imperfections. The rigid core offers high dimensional stability so it is resistant to temperature change.

Check out the Revotec luxury vinyl tile collection!

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