Monday, April 21st, 2014

allstatemayhem 300x161 Ultimate Homeowners Insurance GuideEarthquakes, and floods, and tornados – oh my! No matter how much time we put into taking care of our homes, there are certain emergencies that we cannot predict or account for. Even if you don’t live in an area that is disaster prone, your valuables are still subject to unintentional damage, or even theft. There are ways to protect against these misfortunes, including homeowners insurance, but often we are left with more questions than answers after looking into this option. Here, we’re going to provide you with an overview of what the different types of homeowners insurance options cover, and give you the resources to determine which option is best for you. Read more…

Monday, March 31st, 2014

spring cleaning 300x203 Don’t Put it Off for Another Day, It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

Did you know that cleaning your home could make you a millionaire? Imagine how much money you could find once you store your winter coats and pull out your spring jackets. Okay, so maybe there aren’t millions of dollars in your coat pockets, but there are many benefits in having a nice clean home to welcome spring. Read more…

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

110423i 300x225 Bathroom Carpeting – Pros, Cons, and In betweenOf the many carpet trends that have developed over the years, one that has always been polarizing is putting carpet in bathrooms. Most would never think to even use the words “carpet” and “bathroom” in the same sentence, let alone have them occupy the same space. However, there are some people, that envision the warmth of a nice fluffy pile under their feet after a shower. Which side of the carpet debate do you find yourself? After reading some of the pros and cons, perhaps you’ll have a different view than you once thought! Read more…

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Your home is your haven. It is a place and space to call your own; a recluse from the daily “hustle and bustle” of life. You should have full control over the look and feel of your space – it’s only natural. Aside from maybe a job, this is where the majority of your time will be spent. No sense in tolerating a space that isn’t “yours.”

rug and carpet 3 300x225 Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too! – Combining Area Rugs and CarpetUnfortunately, this happens all too frequently. You’ve heard the story before: “I love the ________, but the ________ could be better.” Or: “I guess the _______ isn’t so bad, but I wish it was _________.” Already, you’re probably thinking of a number of issues that could be present upon moving into a new space. Location, accessibility, amount of light, or even the wall colors could be a troublesome thought with regard to your living arrangement. Read more…

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Imagine: you’ve been preparing your home for company. Everything is in its proper place, and the conditions of your home are perfect. There’s one detail you forget when making preparations: the carpet!

Your guests come in, you take their coats and someone sets their handbag on the floor. Houston, we have a problem! Now that handbag is completely covered in pet hair! Maybe they take off their shoes when they enter your home, uh oh! Now their socks are covered with dog or cat hair. Even animals that shed lightly or have shorter fur will leave traces of their coat lodged into you carpeting. Not many methods are effective for removing pet hair from carpet, but we’ve compiled a list of some ways that are sure to make your pet hair removal process is quick and easy!

Rubber Gloves

rubber glove 2005 300 The Easiest Way to Remove Pet Hair From CarpetLooking to save on some cash? Rubber gloves are a highly effective way of removing pet hair from your carpet! That’s right, all you’ll need to do is dampen the gloves, then rub the surface of the carpet with them. Your guests and your floor will thank you – your wallet will, too! A wet sponge works in the same way if you don’t happen to have rubber gloves available to you. This option is also great because it doesn’t needlessly use tons of tape. A great way to save! Read more…

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

We’re already a month into 2014, and there are some distinct changes and trends that are emerging in terms of carpet styles. From color, to texture, to material, there are many ways that floor furnishings are evolving this year. Contract Carpet One has you covered with the latest and most fashionable flooring created with a quality that is matched by none. Let’s examine the styles, and then discuss which ones are “in” for 2014.

Carpeting Options

 

Soft options include many different style of carpet, including:

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Plain Wool – Despite being the most common type of carpet, this option is far from plain! Wool is known to be highly durable and resilient to wear and tear. It also has a natural ability to resist stains. This makes plain wool carpets ideal for heavy household use and high traffic areas– the carpet can be in place for many years without showing signs of weathering or damage! Despite its tough build, the plain wool option is warm and soft under your feet. This carpet choice offers a supreme balance between functionality and comfort. Read more…

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Hardwood has always been a great option for flooring in your home. The beauty of the wood adds color, texture and personality to any room, which is certain to be the talk of all your guests. Another advantage of this flooring option is that it that it is easy to clean. When cared for properly, hardwood floors can last a lifetime.

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Naturally, though, things happen, and over time, the condition of your wood flooring could be affected dramatically. Pets and children will often cause wear and tear, but moving furniture or dropping items most often result in a scratched floor. The quality of your hardwood floor is important in preventing scratches, but the following tips on removing scratches from your hardwood flooring will help you to keep your floors looking brand new. Read more…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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There are many options when it comes to cleaning your carpet. From powder freshener, to liquid treatments, there are a number of ways to treat your carpet after it has been exposed to damaging conditions over time.

Deciding which of these methods is best for your situation can be a bit of a task, however, and that is why we are here to help!

Basic Carpet Maintenance

There are numerous ways in which you can keep your carpet smelling fresh and looking clean, without incurring any major expenses. Freshening your carpet is a good way to spruce up the smell of your home, and can be done at a relatively low cost. Over time, your beloved floor covering will absorb the scent of shoes, pets, and general wear. Liquid and powder fresheners are fairly affordable, and can even be made from common household materials! (For more information on homemade carpet fresheners, check out this previous blog post.) The smell of your carpet will change the overall smell of your home – after all, it covers the entire floor space! This is an excellent way to impress friends or relatives when you are expecting a visit. Read more…

Monday, January 13th, 2014

diy carpet freshener Keep Your Cash: DIY Carpet FreshenerCarpet is a lovely way to spruce up the look and feel of your home. While most of the focus tends to be on visual aesthetics of your floor décor, it is important not to forget about the scent your carpet may begin to develop over time. As various conditions are imposed upon your carpet, there is a chance that it may develop an odor. This is especially true of homes that have pets. Luckily, there are ways to counteract, and even protect against this from happening in your home.

Carpet fresheners are a popular way of eliminating obnoxious odors. Here is a quick and easy process on how to create your very own carpet powder deodorizer! Read more…

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Maybe you’re trying to turn that new house into a home; or perhaps your comfortable old residence is in need of a touch up to help it feel new again. No matter the reason, you know that new flooring is a must. Hiring a carpet installation company is an important step in this process, but how do you know you’ve found the person for the job? Ask the following questions when shopping around for the perfect carpet installer and you’ll have a better idea about who you are hiring for this important task. Read more…

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