How to find a local carpet dealer or shop

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Handmade Carpets and rugs are expensive things so you cannot buy these from just anywhere. The best way is to find a local shop and you can search the same online on the web. You will find a list of best carpet dealers and Carpet manufacturers. But the main problem is that how does one identify that which one is the best and most reliable amongst all. For this problem, you have to visit their website or personally call them. You have to take some points into consideration when you are going to pick carpet shops.

You should know about Company: 

Before going to the shop you have to know all details about the company such as-

1)    When the company was established?

2)    How big their carpet collection is?

3)    Are they also a manufacturer or not?

4)    What experience they do have in carpet industry etc.

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Carpet Company should have products directly from the source:

If a store company owner is manufacturing its carpets or getting them directly from the source then they must have fine quality rugs and good collection of carpets. Moreover, they can also take customized order for rug if they are manufacturers or direct suppliers. There are so many carpet stores available in the market but sometimes people sell artificial material and charge as pure material. So you have to be careful about it. 99% carpet suppliers sell pure material and original hand weaved carpets. So always prefer to shop that is a direct supplier also. You can also search best shops through the carpet directory.

Choose a trustworthy company: 

Before buying a handmade carpet online from any place, you should also find out the prices at the other shops. If you think that prices are okay, it means you are buying a carpet from the right shop.  You can also ask for an exchange offer if they provide this facility. It also represents that they are honest and loyal.

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Check delivery options:

You can check delivery options such as if they are using Fed Ex, DHL and other trustworthy delivery partners for sending carpets. If they are using these partners it means they also have good delivery services because these courier companies are providing very prompt services and providing fast delivery delivered of carpet worldwide.

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Customer support services:

If you are searching for retail carpet stores or local carpet company, do not hesitate to get in touch with them to ensure that they are prompt in replying. If you get frequent support such as suggestions for the best material carpet, size, color combination etc. then it means the company is good enough and you can shop from there.

Customer support services

Carpet Cleaning Services:

A company should also provide carpet cleaning services because if they are providing these services, it means they have good knowledge about carpet cleaning and also can tell you that how can you use carpet. Carpets need professional cleaning every year. So when you buy a carpet, in the future you need a professional carpet cleaner. So you can send your carpets to them and they can wash it professionally if required in the future.

Carpet Cleaning Services

To slip or not to slip? Is your flooring safe enough?

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Flooring is one of the first things we need to choose when decorating a living or business area. It could change the place so much that all the other elements of the interior design should match perfectly. But it is not all about how beautiful the floor looks, we need to consider if it will be safe enough for a long time. The progress in the construction business lately is bringing us a wonderful idea – to use safety flooring wherever it is needed.

Wet floors:

It doesn’t matter if it is the bathroom, the swimming-pool or the kitchen, we all know that the wet floor is very dangerous and we used to put all kinds of coverings down to make sure no one fell down. With non-slip flooring you will never need to think about this again as it comes with a special surface that is invented exactly for this purpose. Now you could walk or run on the wet floor and never worry again that someone will get hurt.

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A Wet Room

High foot traffic:

When organizing the decoration of a place we need to know how often and for what purpose the rooms will be used. The high foot traffic areas will need your special attention as this is a challenge for every material. With time, the non-slip flooring will prove that it is the best decision for these areas, as the material lasts for years keeping its qualities. Once you put down the non-slip flooring, you could forget about changing it year after year regardless of the number of people walking on it every day.

Clinical environments:

It doesn’t matter if we mean hospitals, schools, malls or other places that need to be cleaned often, the non-slip flooring is what will be the best for them. Safety of the people is extremely important and on the other hand, the floor is being cleaned often with strong detergents that might compromise the surface. This is the reason why the non-slip floorings are created to bear the usage of cleaning chemicals and machines without any damage. All the needed tests are made with the flooring in order to ensure the long-lasting quality of the surface, which makes it suitable for public and commercial buildings of any kind.

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Example of Perfect Tiles

You can also make your home more appealing by placing one or more Best quality Rugs or Carpets. It gives a perfection to all your decoration. The “caution wet floor” labels are no longer relevant with the high-speed society that we all live in today, no one has the time to wait for the floor to get dry and who wants to change it each year just because the surface is not able to maintain the foot traffic. We really needed to come up with a good idea how to cut down the number of injured people due to bad floor conditions. That’s why when decorating a place, we need to find the best option for the floor regarding its safety and quality. The non-slip floorings are exactly what we have been looking for a long time and now this beautiful floor that you are proud of will be also safe and long-lasting.

DO YOU HAVE AN OLD STAIN ON YOUR CARPET? LET’S SEE HOW TO CLEAN IT

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If you have dealt with the same old blemishes on your favorite handmade carpet for months, it is time to get rid of them. Even just a small amount of coffee could leave long-term dark brown spots on your carpet. Some wines will leave a very dark stain that can be difficult to eliminate. Alternatively, perhaps a child dropped some food or juice into your carpet that seems to spread even as you brushed hard to get rid of it? Stains can appear to have disappeared only to resurface months later on. Stains are mainly of two types:

1- Water Based Stains:

They include alcohol, blood, fruit juices, and others that dissolve in water.

2- Oil Based Stains:

 These usually comprise of butter, cooking oil, chocolate and other oil-dissolving stains. They are more challenging to get rid of, in comparison to water based stains. Whatever may be the type of stain, always remember to blot and not rub stains away.

Detergent Solution Preparation:

The detergent solution can be made by adding one teaspoon of detergent to 0.3 liters warm water, make two batches and then add one teaspoon of white vinegar to one batch for a vinegar solution. The ammonia solution is made of 1 teaspoon of ammonia to one cup warm water. While these are common cleaning supplies, they still need to be tested on your carpet in an inconspicuous area before you treat your stains.

Do not apply the cleaning solution directly to the carpet, use the absorbent cloth to remove the stain. Work from outside of the stain moving to its center, this will help avoid spreading. Use a hairdryer on a low setting to help dry the carpet. You want to keep the carpet as dry as possible while removing the stain.

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Liquid Stains:

If the stain is a liquid such as coffee, tea, and others blot up the excess before using the detergent vinegar solution. Move from the outside to the center and blot the stain frequently with dry clothes.

Food And Other Stains:

If the stain is food, eggs, vomit, blood, glue or ice cream you need to scrape it up first. You can use a blunt knife with gentle pressure. Use the detergent solution to remove the stain and blot dry. Follow the stain removal with the ammonia solution, then blog dry and rinse.

Solids And Fat Stains:

If the stain is an oil, fat, shoe polish, tar or chewing gum, scrape the excess with a blunt knife and clean with the dry cleaning solution by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Follow the cleaning with the vinegar solution, blot the stain dry and rinse.

Other Stains:

You don’t always know the source of the stain on your carpet. For unknown stains, scrape up any solids and blot any liquids. Then use a dry cleaning solution, follow this with lukewarm water. Blot the stain dry and rinse.

The Rinsing Procedure:

You want to rinse after each removal process. Mix four parts water with one part white vinegar. Put this solution into a spray bottle. Spray the area of the stain. When the area is damp, use a clean, absorbent white cloth to blot the area. After blotting, cover the area with a clean white cloth, place a weight on top and leave it overnight.

If the stain still proves stubborn even after the cleaning process, you can try best carpet cleaner or contact a professional carpet cleaner.

How to Find an Exemplary Carpet for Your Home, Sweet Home

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Most of the people focus on the four walls of their home. The beautiful walls are covered with a perfect wallpaper, and further adorned with exquisite paintings, photo frames and what not! Ceiling and floor are the most ignored member of the house. Well, ceiling decoration is the talk for some other time, let us discuss the floorings. You have many options for floorings but our vote goes to one and only Mr. Carpet. A Quality Carpet and textile come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and material. Some are bulky and tough while some are light and soft. You cannot decorate your whole house with a single type of carpet. Every room has different requirements and one carpet cannot cater the need of every room. For example, you cannot use soft cushiony nylon carpet in the basement, but they are great for dining rooms.

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A Quality Carpet

If you think that buying a carpet for your home is easy, wait until you step into a shop. It is as complicated as deciding the right foundation shade for your skin in the mall lights. You understand the pain ladies, right? Anyhow…there is no need to say that you have to be vigilant while shopping for a carpet because there is a lot that can go wrong while doing so. You want a carpet that not only adds charms to your house, but also lasts long. Let us skip the science behind the carpet and centuries-old history, and firstly know some terms that are often associated with it. After all, no one wants to look stupid in front of the salesman when he is all babbling about how great the carpet is, and you are unable to understand a single word of it. So, let us start.

Important Terms that Describes a Carpet:

  1. Pile: It is the upper surface of the carpet, often known as the ‘face’ which is visible and it consists of yarn tufts. They are of two types: cut pile and loop pile. Cut piles are the straight cut fibres such that one end of fibre is woven and one is loose which makes the carpet soft. On the other hand, as the name suggests, in loop piles, the fibre is woven back in, making a loop. Pattern carpets are the combination of cut and loop fibres.
  2. Fiber: Not all the carpets are equal and fibres play a significant role in that. Nylon is soft and durable but vulnerable to stain. PET fibres are recycled plastics that are tough and stain resistance. Triexta fibres are soft, easily cleanable and durable. Polypropylene fibres lose shape with time. For a luxurious feel, wool carpets are the best.
  3. Padding: It is the back portion of the carpet (means the pad that is laid down on the floor before carpet) and the deciding factor of the durability. You can also get some options in that like ‘felt’ padding is made up of jute and they are expensive. ‘Foam’ padding are very common and they come in different densities. Some ‘rebond’ padding are the recycled ones that go well with every carpet.

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A perfect Carpet

Ask Yourself these Questions before buying a carpet:

  1. For which room you are buying the carpet? Does it require the looks or toughness?
  2. Does the color of the carpet matter?
  3. What is the size of the room? Do you need to make it look larger?
  4. How does the room look in lightnings? Can the carpet do justice with the room?
  5. Is redecorating a need or a choice?
  6. What is the warranty on the carpet? What things are covered in it?
  7. What does carpet provide except being a flooring?

Some Important considerations that you have to keep in mind while going for a carpet search

  1. Based on the area of your room, you need to seam carpets to cover the whole room. Generally, carpets come in 15 feet. Make sure that the carpet does not give away the seams which look awkward.
  2. While using the carpets for stairs make sure that the padding is not visible from the side of the stairs. Make sure to hide them such that the looks of your carpet is not ruined.
  3. Another thing to keep in mind is to judge whether the carpet sheds or not. Some shedding is bound to happen, but cheap carpets shed a lot while cleaning which makes them useless within a short period of time.
  4. The softness and color of the carpet also matter. Not all the colors suit every room. If you are color coding your carpet with the room, it is essential to judge whether the color would make the carpet look dull within a few days or maybe it attracts more dust and dirt.
  5. A general reminder; carpets should be stain proof and supported by a good padding.
  6. Watch the cost per square foot of the carpet and the warranty that is offered.

Let’s Begin Carpeting:

Carpets for Dining Room:

Here, in addition to the stain proof feature, you also need anti-microbial properties. Triexta and PET are good, or you can also go for dyed nylon carpets. These carpets are treated such that they protect the dining room against germs and bacteria’s. All the plain, patterned and loop pile carpets go well with the dining area.

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Carpet For Dining Room

Carpets for your Master Bedroom:

The type of carpet to be used depends on the type of the room. Master bedrooms are more of a private place and not many people enter there. So, the main requirements of this room flooring are- good looks and soft touch. The stain resilience and toughness are not the primary concern. You just want to feel the warmth when you step down from bed. Soft fibres like nylon, triexta and PET makes a very good choice. If you are on a budget, you can also go for polyester carpets. Solid color lightweight carpets are the best suitable choice.

Carpets for Living room:

The living room needs a carpet which is stain resistance as well as tough to bear all the traffic. It is the most important part of the house that you want to look the best and showcase for the guests. For the softness and durability, use cut pile carpets or to be specific; use velvet cut pile carpets. Again textured designs are perfect as they shadow the dust, dirt, and stains efficiently.

Carpets for Basements:

You do not want a great look for basements, but toughness is a must. Polypropylene carpets with loop piles are a great choice. Use a good padding underneath to increase the life expectancy of the carpets at the basement.

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Carpet For Basement

Carpets for Children’s room:

This room is prone to a lot of stains, wear and tear and spills. The soft carpets do not make the cut here, you need stain resistant carpets. Polyester carpets are stain resistance and they are the best choice for kid’s room. Some stain resilient version of nylon carpet is available in the market. The carpets here should be patterned one such that it does not give away the dirt easily.

Carpets for Stairs:

If you want to carpet your whole house, why leave stairs? The stairs need dense carpets with toughness. Loop pile carpets or textured ones are undoubtedly the best. Experiment with colors and patterns here, some people also use wool carpets on stairs and hallways.

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Carpet For Stairs

Carpets vs. Rugs:

Rugs can be folded and taken with you anywhere. The rug of one room can be used in another room. So, some of you people must have a question as why use the carpets which are expensive and less versatile as compared to the rugs? Here is the answer. Carpets offer more comfort and safety than the regular rugs. They are soft and tough (due to underlying padding) at the same time. The floor condition does not matter, as far as you are using a good quality padding. Some carpets also offer stain resistance and bacteria resistance. While area rugs are not as adhering as carpets, there is a chance that you trip or slip over it.

Seeing on the other side, rugs are easier to clean. You can lift them and clean outside. The same cannot be done in the case of wall-to-wall carpets. They need to be cleaned right there. If you cannot keep your carpet clean or you are allergic to dust, carpets are not the best choice for you.

Carpets are the best friend for your floor. They give you comfort, style, safety and great looks. They also provide warmth and insulates the indoor environment. A walk on the carpet is like a walk in the garden. It feels great! Not to mention, it saves you from the hard falls. The only thing that you have to do is keep this carpet healthy. When you keep it healthy, you save yourself from allergens. As a shocking fact; carpets are actually cost effective and you have to spend less over the time as compared to the floor repairs.

So, yes to the first warm feeling that you feel while stepping down from the bed in the morning and say yes to the carpets.

Author’s Bio:

The author of this post is a passionate researcher, writer, and presenter. She likes to be updated with the latest trends in the home decor and enjoy even more in helping people with that. She keeps in touch with many interior designers and know everything about what she is writing. She is a huge supporter of Indian carpetandtextile, and love trying out handmade products.