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Carpeting, Hardwood, Laminate, and Vinyl Flooring Blog

Welcome to the S&G Carpets and More Blog where you will find valuable information about carpeting, hardwood laminate and vinyl flooring. We cover everything from how to shop for flooring for your home or office, the basic care for your flooring, and even information on what spaces are perfect for hardwood, carpeting, laminate or vinyl flooring.

Introducing Stainmaster’s New PetProtect Carpeting

If it’s time to replace carpeting in your home, you may be weighing the benefits of owning pets against the cost of buying new carpeting. You might think that you’ll have to pass on pets to make the most of home improvements such as new carpets and flooring, but thanks to Stainmaster you can enjoy both your pets and your carpets. The new PetProtect line is designed to provide you with plush, comfortable carpeting that actively resists stains and odors caused by your beloved pets.

Resisting Pet Stains

In addition to providing for excellent color protection, PetProtect carpeting also provides for superior stain resistance. The specially designed carpet-and-cushion system is built with a breathable moisture barrier between the carpeting and cushion. This helps prevent stains from leaking down to your padding or subfloor. In order to enjoy the highest level of protection, you’ll need to purchase both PetProtect carpets and cushions.

Reducing Pet Odors

The special PetProtect carpet-and-cushion system does more than just provide for stain resistance and color protection. It also helps to cut down on accident-related odors. Because pet stains won’t leak through to the subfloor or padding immediately, you can clean them thoroughly while reducing lingering odors. Of course, using peroxide-based cleaning products is essential when it comes to making the most of the carpet’s odor-reducing powers.

Combating Pet Hair

One of the most exciting features of PetProtect carpeting is how well it repels pet hair. Proprietary technology and special chemical coatings cut down on static cling that attracts hair to carpeting. With PetProtect carpeting, it’s easier than it’s ever been to simply vacuum pet hair from your carpets.

 

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Stainmaster’s New PetProtect Carpeting is Ideal for Animal Lovers

Owning a pet can be one of life’s greatest joys. Whether it be a dog, cat, guinea pig or exotic bird, your pet is a part of your family. You’ve found a place in your home for your animal friend, and you enjoy spending your time playing and bonding. Unfortunately, owning a pet can also mean battling hair, stains and odors. No matter how hard you try to clean pet stains from conventional carpets, you may find that marks won’t quite disappear or that odors linger for a long time. Vacuuming up hair can be even more difficult, especially if you own long-haired pets.

Stainmaster’s PetProtect carpeting is designed to live up to its name and offers a full range of protections from pet stains, odors and lingering hair. The carpeting is made from SuperiaSD fiber, which is a solution-dyed nylon polymer specially engineered to resist stains and color fading. Thanks to the use of SuperiaSD fiber, these carpets can be safely cleaned with peroxide-based cleansers with no risks of fading or color loss.

The ability to clean with such solutions can improve the overall appearance of your carpets. Of course, peroxide-based cleaners also provide for excellent sanitization and odor control. Ask the professionals at S&G Carpet and More for guidance in selecting cleaning products for your new carpets. We’ll be happy to help you find the right products for any carpet type or brand.

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Is Professional Flooring Installation Really Important?

Installing your new hardwood floors may not be as easy as it looks. Instead of taking on this burdensome project by yourself, consider the chief benefits of having flooring installed by seasoned professionals:

  • Savings: Many homeowners mistakenly believe that they’ll save money by installing flooring or carpeting on their own. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. If there are any accidents or problems during the installation process, you likely won’t be covered by insurance. Professional installers are insured so that any damages to property or injuries will be covered.
  • Full Accountability: When you choose professional installers from S&G Carpet and More, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that the installers are accountable for your flooring. If we don’t complete the job correctly, we’re obligated to fix our mistakes. If you work on your own or with friends, there’s simply no guarantee that the work will be done right.
  • Reliable Expertise: As professional flooring installers, we understand how to lay a wide variety of carpet, laminate, tile and hardwood flooring products. We’re here to put our expertise to work on your behalf so that you can enjoy beautiful, durable flooring in your home from the day it’s installed.
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Professional Installation Matters

You’ve decided to buy new flooring, and you’re eager to get your carpeting or hardwood installed in your home. Like many homeowners, you might be debating between hiring professionals to install your flooring or going with a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. At S&G Carpet and More, we recommend that you always work with professional installers unless you have significant experience in the home construction and improvement industries. Our flooring professionals will be happy to help you understand the costs involved with installation and will work with you to schedule the services that best meet your needs.

If you’re buying new flooring, you might be concerned about the costs involved with installation. Maybe you’re thinking of trying to install the flooring yourself or you’ve asked a friend or neighbor to help. While some DIYers may have the experience and knowledge needed to install floors, most homeowners will find that it’s simply more of a headache than necessary to install floors on their own.

Cost Savings

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that they’ll save money by installing flooring or carpeting on their own. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. You’ll need to buy special tools to install flooring, which can cost just as much as hiring professional installers. If there are any accidents or problems during the installation process, you likely won’t be covered by insurance. Professional installers are insured so that any damages to property or injuries will be covered. Remember that flooring warranties may also be voided if you choose to install flooring yourself instead of trusting licensed pros to do so on your behalf.

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Why Choose Oak Flooring?

 The Benefits of Red Oak Flooring

When most people think of oak hardwood flooring, red oak styles come to mind. This classic hardwood boasts light golden to pink coloring with reddish tones. It is beloved for its wide grain pattern and for the unique variations in this pattern. Unlike some hardwoods, red oak boasts a rustic air while still holding classic appeal. It performs well in both historic and contemporary homes.

Homeowners who choose red oak can complement this beautiful flooring with furnishings, upholstery and draperies that pick up on its warm tones. Its reddish hue makes it perfect for use in areas with fireplaces and other warm lighting. Red oak is available in a variety of board widths, but 3 1/4 inch boards tend to be the most popular with today’s consumers.

The Benefits of White Oak Flooring

Even harder than red oak, white oak is a striking flooring choice that boasts warm, golden-brown tones. This type of oak tends to have a finer grain and more repetitive pattern than red oak. Thanks to its overall hardness, white oak is also reputed to stain more uniformly than red oak. This makes white oak a great choice for homeowners who want to enjoy the classic beauty of oak while adding a touch of custom color.

Homeowners who choose white oak can complement this lovely flooring with furnishing, upholstery and draperies in any tone that matches their chosen stain. Cool colors and lighting choices tend to bring out the best in white oak. Like red oak, the most popular board width today is 3 1/4 inches, though other widths are also available.

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