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- What is the sequence of prices in floor coverings?
This will vary depending on the quality of the material. But, with generic quality in mind, carpet would be the most inexpensive followed by sheet vinyl, laminates, luxury vinyl tiles, ceramics and wood.
- Will I be able to see the seams in my new carpet?
Carpet seams all show to some extent. The visibility of the seams depend on the type of carpet being installed. Carpets with a smooth finish and lower nap will show seams more than a carpet with a textured finish.
- Why did my old carpet wrinkle? Will it happen with my new carpet?
Today, carpet is manufactured with a primary and secondary backing made of polypropylene. The two backings are glued together with latex glue. Years ago, the backing was made of jute and became loose with age. The new backing is more flexible and holds the stretch better. With that said, it can still wrinkle. To help avoid wrinkles, do not slide heavy objects across the carpet. Also, do not pull the carpet off of the tack strip around the walls, as this releases the stretch.
- How long will it take to install carpet in a typical sized house?
A typical sized house can take a minimum of one full day. If there is furniture to be moved or stairs needing carpet it usually takes two days. Each job is unique because of the layout and furniture involved.
- Do I have to move the furniture?
Most applications of floor covering require the furniture to be moved out of the installation area. If you are unable to move the furniture yourself before the install date, the installers can move most furniture for an additional cost. The cost will depend on how much furniture and the sizes.
- Will my carpet get indentations where my furniture sits on it?
Yes. All carpet will indent where heavy objects are placed. The severity of the indentations will be affected by height and density of the carpet. If possible, rearrange furniture periodically. Rearranging furniture can also help with traffic patterns by redirecting your path.
- What can I do to prolong the life of my new carpet?
Vacuum regularly. Proper carpet maintenance consists of weekly vacuuming and spot cleaning as needed. Dirt and other debris collected in carpet can act like sand paper to carpet fibers. When this happens, you will start to see more severe traffic patterns in the areas most walked on.
- How often should I clean my carpet?
Carpet manufacturers recommend a professional cleaning every 18 months depending on the amount of traffic in your home and the amount of soil you track in from outside. You can also go to the website of your carpet manufacturer and read their guidelines on carpet maintenance.
- How does engineered hardwood compare to solid hardwood?
Engineered hardwood is constructed and finished in a controlled, dust-free environment. Most solid wood flooring installed in a home needs to be sanded and stained. The outcome of the finish is dependent upon the weather and conditions of the home at the time of install. Because of this, the color or finish can look different from the sample colors you previously selected.
- Will my new wood floor scratch? If so, can it be fixed?
Even though wood is considered a hard surface, it can scratch and dent. Most scratches can be camouflaged with a stain stick or with a stain that matches the wood color by applying it with a cloth.
- How can I get an estimate on my floor covering needs?
For a generic estimate, bring in the measurements of your area to Sooner Carpet. For a true full estimate, come in to Sooner Carpet and pick out some products, then the Installation Manager &/or Owner will come measure the area, free of charge.