Friday, November 28th, 2014

roi-floorsAny improvements that you make to your home should all be done with return on investment, or ROI, in mind. For example, while you might spend money renovating a bathroom or finishing the basement for your personal preference, these are two projects that are also going to increase the value of your home when or if you go to put it on the market. And while you might that something as seemingly unobtrusive as flooring can play a big role in resale value – think again.

So when it comes to flooring, you may be wondering what the best type is when ROI is considered. Here’s a closer look: Read more…

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

dog-floorWhile pets can bring so much joy to your home, they can also leave quite a mark on your furniture and your flooring. Pets shed hair on your floor, track mud and dirt all over the house, scratch wooden floors with their nails, and otherwise complicate your housekeeping. You can have an attractive and elegant floor that won’t be harmed by the occasional accidents and nail scratches by following these helpful tips.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

leaves-carpetFall is a wonderful time with crisp cool days and chilly nights. The autumn leaves put on quite a show each year, but that doesn’t mean that you want them in your carpet. Here are some tips to keeping those leaves from getting into your carpets and wreaking havoc. Read more…

Friday, November 7th, 2014

dorm room rugCollege dorm rooms and apartments are pretty bare-bones: White walls, plain floors, a small window, and dorm furniture. Making your room feel more like home can lift your mood by creating a more intimate and warm space. Try these tips to spruce up your college apartment or dorm by infusing some of your personality and warmth. Read more…

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Carpet healthier installationWhen you choose Contract Carpet One, you get the benefit of our Healthier Living Install, which is exclusive to our company. The process protects you from allergens, and many other pollutants in your home, giving you a cleaner and healthier environment.

How Does the Healthier Living Install Work?

When we perform a Healthier Living Installation in your home, this is how the process will go:

Sealing the Room

First, we seal off the room where we will be installing the carpet. That way, when we remove the current carpet, the dust and allergens that are let loose won’t travel to the rest of the house. Read more…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

remove-hair-carpetThey say that cats and dogs are a carpet cleaner’s best friend. And that’s not just because of the potential for muddy paws, urine spotting, and other canine and feline activities that can occur within the household. There’s a far more common way that these animals can impact your carpeting – with their hair.

That’s right – cats and dogs shed. And their hair is prone to getting deep down into the carpet fibers, making it difficult for even a vacuum cleaner to reach them. Pet hair is part of the reason why it’s recommended that you have your carpets professionally deep cleaned at least once every six months, but what can you do to remove unsightly pet hair between deep cleanings?

Here’s a closer look at this common carpet conundrum and how to solve it. Read more…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

differentcarpettypeChoosing a flooring can be hard—especially when you haven’t even settled on the material you want to install. Hardwood? Carpeting? Tile? What’s the best option?

When choosing the type of flooring for your house, aesthetics aren’t the only factor to consider. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each flooring option will help you choose a flooring material that will fit your lifestyle, to help you keep your flooring looking beautiful for many years to come. Read more…

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

fall interior designAs fall brings cooler temperatures and shorter days, it’s time to swap out some of the summertime staples with cozy accent pieces that are perfect for fall. Fall 2014 interior design trends offer the perfect way to modernize your space, stay seasonally appropriate, and infuse your home with your unique personality and taste. Use these fall design trend ideas to get inspiration and redecorate your home.

Oversized Prints

While florals are trending in fashion, they have also made their way into the interior design palette. Oversized prints, including florals, are cropping up on throw pillows, blankets, and other items. To make this trend look modern and not dated, take a mix-and-match approach to prints. Combine large floral and abstract throw pillows on your sofa, or use a floral area rug in a room with a striped sofa. This adds an element of the unexpected and whimsical to your house. Read more…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

red wine spill carpetIt doesn’t matter how careful you are, sooner or later, your carpet will become soiled. That’s why it’s recommended that all homeowners have their carpets professionally deep cleaned at least once every 6 months. But certain spots and stains just can’t wait until the professional carpet cleaner comes out to do his thing, as they may be obvious, unsightly and become worse over time.

Red wine stains are one of these aforementioned stains – especially if the drink was spilled on light colored carpeting.

Thankfully, there’s a relatively simple way to remove red wine stains from carpeting that you can do yourself. But it’s important to know how to do it properly, or else you could be making it worse and damage the carpet as well. Here’s a look at how to remove red wine stains from carpet: Read more…

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

carpet consultation

You have a number of options when it comes to carpeting your home – so many that it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. The range of styles, colors, qualities, and price ranges in front of you can be daunting when you do not have help. This is why we offer professional carpet design consultants to guide you through the decision making process. You can have carpet that fits your lifestyle and your budget. You just need to know what questions to ask. Read more…

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