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Is It Possible to Buy Cheap Flooring that Looks Expensive?

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

you get what you pay for

Anyone who has renovated a home before can attest to the fact that making significant upgrades can turn into a very costly endeavor in no more time than it takes to blink your eyes. Many homeowners try to save money by going the do-it-yourself route only to realize that they bit off more than they could chew.

Some homeowners cut corners by purchasing entry-level materials that end up disappointing them when the product fails after six months. Consumers often ask if it is possible to buy cheap flooring that looks expensive. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is a definite no. (more…)

To All You Father’s Out There…

Posted on: June 14th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

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It’s not easy being a Dad, and The Carpet Guys appreciate everything that a father does for the family.

With Father’s Day approaching and in honor of all the father’s out there, we’re sharing a few facts about Father’s Day that you may not know about. (more…)

What Should I do if I Spill a Drink on My Carpet?

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

spilled water on carpet now it smells

Unless you drink only from Sippy cups similar to the ones toddlers use, anyone that ever picked up a glass filled with liquid probably has spilled a drink on his or her carpet at some point or another.

If you spilled water on your carpet, no harm no foul. But if you spill soda pop, wine, dark liquor, or Kool-Aid, well, you may have a serious problem on your hands. So, what should you do if you spill a drink on your carpet? (more…)

Michigan Summer Vacation Hot Spots

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

michigan vacation ideas

Any longtime resident of the Great Lakes State can attest to the fact that summertime in Michigan is often a fleeting and all-too-brief affair; it almost seems as if we Michiganders go from boating, fishing, barbequing, and watching Tigers games at Comerica Park to shoveling snow overnight.

After enduring six months of snow, slush, and frigid temperatures, the last place most Michigan residents want to spend their time is indoors. Now that the first day of summer is officially less than three weeks away, it’s probably safe to trade in your windshield scraper and snow shovel for a beach towel and your favorite pair of shades. (more…)

Can I Use Bleach or Steam to Clean My Hardwood Floors?

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

what can i use to clean hardwood floors

Bleaching Hardwood Flooring Is a Bad Idea

Homeowners often ask us if they can use bleach to clean and disinfect their hardwood flooring. Using bleach as a household cleaning agent is a cost-efficient way to disinfect the bathtub and keep your socks looking bright and clean, but bleach is a highly caustic chemical; using it to clean your delicate hardwood floors could cause serious, irreparable damage to your floor’s delicate finish.

A quick Google search will turn up a trove of information on just about any topic you can think of, but just because someone posted it on a website doesn’t necessarily make that information reliable, accurate, or truthful. Some self-proclaimed home improvement aficionados tout bleach as an effective method for pickling certain species of unfinished wood. (more…)

Five Ways to Make a Difference in Your Community

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

ways to make a difference in someones life

You may not hold the secret to preventing global nuclear proliferation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t become a catalyst for positive change. Benevolence doesn’t require you to have the answer to all of the world’s ills, only that you be willing to take actions that lead to positive results in the lives of others.

If you want to change the world but you aren’t quite sure how to, here’s a list of five ways you can make a difference in the world, starting right in your local community. (more…)

6 Interesting Facts about Memorial Day

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 by Derek Farnquist

memorial day meaning

Every year on the last Monday in May, Americans gather together at parades, festivals, and family parties to honor our fallen military heroes who selflessly gave their lives in the line of duty.

The tradition of Memorial Day remembrance is one that is near and dear to our hearts and roots as a country, but we’re willing to bet that there are some interesting things you may not know about this special occasion.

In light of that, here are six cool Memorial Day facts you may not know. (more…)

How to Take Good Care of Yourself

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys


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For most folks, trying to balance a home and a career while making time to nurture relationships with family and friends leaves very little time to focus on one’s emotional and physical well-being, but you can’t take care of anyone else’s needs if you don’t first learn how to take good care of yourself.

There are steps you can take to improve your overall sense of wellness, though. Getting enough rest, drinking plenty of water, and eating a well-balanced diet rich in green, leafy vegetables are good starting points to improve your physical health, but you’ll need to invest time in nurturing your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, too. (more…)

Shaw Anso Nylon Carpet—Softness, Color, and Durability

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

shaw anso nylon carpet review

Shaw’s Anso Nylon Carpet is one of the residential flooring industry’s bestselling products. Unparalleled softness, an amazing selection of colors to choose from, and superior durability made Shaw Anso Nylon a go-to product for homeowners that demand high-quality carpet that won’t break the bank.

Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company owned by renowned business-and-finance-guru Warren Buffet, established itself as a leader in the flooring industry nearly fifty years ago. Shaw’s commitment to excellence and ever-increasing sustainability serve as a testament to the company’s dedication to creating top-of-the-line products that homeowners trust to stand the test of time. (more…)

Is There Really Such a Thing As Waterproof Flooring?

Posted on: May 17th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

waterproof flooring options

Waterproof flooring—it almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Once upon a time, that may have been accurate, but the advancements in the flooring industry happen at a near-dizzying pace these days, and what was once too good to be true is now a reality.

Yes, there really is such a thing as waterproof flooring. Waterproof flooring is so popular with today’s homeowners that retailers are having a hard time keeping these new product lines on their shelves. (more…)

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