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Top 3 Fall Carpet Colors of 2018

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

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Autumn is a magical time of year. Leaves of all colors, the golden glow of the dawning sun, and the perfect weather for long-sleeves make the fall season the greatest time for many.

With that in mind, carpet manufacturers have created beautiful products that allow homeowners to incorporate the best aspects of fall into their interior design schemes. For your viewing pleasure, here are the top three fall carpet and flooring trends of 2018. (more…)

6 Ways to Decorate a Home on a Budget

Posted on: September 10th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

Whether you have just purchased your home or are simply remodeling it, a home makeover project is a fun and exciting one to put together. If you’re on a budget, however, your redecorating options may be a little scarce.

With that in mind, we put together a small list of little to no money home makeover ideas you can explore to give your space a low-budget facelift. (more…)

6 Things You Should Never Do When Buying New Flooring

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

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Buying a new floor covering for your home is a critical decision to make. Since you’re the one who has to live with the choice you make for the amount of time you’re in the home, it’s important to consider everything that goes into choosing your floor.

With this in mind, we put together a list of six things you should never do when buying new flooring. Refer to this list, and getting the perfect flooring for your home will be a breeze. (more…)

What’s the Difference between a Square Foot and a Linear?

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

what is a linear foot of carpet

Measuring out the correct square or linear footage of flooring you need can be a meticulous job to complete. A common factor that seems to confuse homeowners when they try to measure out their own floor is the difference between square feet and linear feet.

Luckily, your local flooring experts at The Carpet Guys are here to clear up any confusion. (more…)

What Is the Purpose of Carpet Padding?

Posted on: August 27th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

what does carpet padding do

The padding beneath your carpet serves multiple purposes; foremost, the padding provides added comfort underfoot, so your heels don’t thud against the hard, unforgiving substrate each time you take a step. But your carpet’s padding serves other—and equally important—purposes, too. (more…)

Ten Myths about Hardwood Floors

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

facts about hardwood flooring

There are many myths all about hardwood flooring that are just not true.

Before you find yourself sucked into the false claims of those who claim to know about hardwood floors, let the professionals explain away the myths about hardwood flooring. (more…)

How to Develop Solid Budgeting Habits

Posted on: August 16th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

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According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, Americans’ debt reached a new high in 2017, climbing to a staggering $13 trillion, and surpassing the previous high in 2008 by $280 billion. Not coincidentally, the Fed’s data show that Americans’ peak earning years also happen to be their peak years for accruing debt. It seems that for most folks, carrying debt is simply part of the American Way.

If you hope to avoid falling into the American Debt Trap and becoming one of the nation’s precarious proletariat, it is in your best interest to develop solid budgeting habits sooner than later.

Making a few changes to your lifestyle will save you from paying truckloads of unnecessary interest payments throughout your lifetime. To help you as you embark on your journey toward financial independence, we put together a list of five things you can do today to put your future self in a better position financially. (more…)

The Trendiest Textures in Wood Flooring

Posted on: August 13th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

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Both interior decorators and flooring professionals alike seem to agree about the trendiest textures in wood flooring for 2018; hand scraped, wire brushed, and distressed looks are all the rage in the residential flooring market right now.

Certain trends come and go, but the three hardwood flooring styles mentioned previously are sure to have staying power that will last into the next decade. (more…)

Mohawk Flooring’s Top 5 Carpet Colors for 2018

Posted on: August 6th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

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Mohawk—the world’s largest producer of carpet and flooring—recently released a list of the five most popular carpet hues trending with America’s homeowners. Based on current consumer trends, it seems that beige’s longstanding reign as the go-to hue for carpet in American’s homes has come to an end.

Homeowners wearied of traditional neutrals during the past decade; they’ve ditched shades of beige in favor of warm greens, bold blues, magnificent magentas, earthy browns, and soothing greys. Brighter colors are in high demand for homeowners looking to re-carpet their living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. (more…)

Is Installing Carpet in My Basement a Good Idea?

Posted on: August 2nd, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

should i put carpet in my basement

Basements are notorious for being dreary, uninviting environments only arachnids enjoy congregating in while they hunt for other creepy critters you don’t want in your home.

However, if you have a finished basement but find the environment too cold or damp to enjoy, installing new carpet in your basement might be just what you need to reclaim previously underutilized space in your home. (more…)

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