Carpet FAQS


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Carpet FAQs

Homeowners often choose carpet because it brings warmth, color, and texture to a room. Its placement on stairs brings peace of mind since slips or falls are cushioned. You can find a wide range of styles that offer both great looks and functionality at Carpetime. We are a locally owned business that provides an in-home shopping service. Or you can view samples at our carpet stores in Massillon or Canton, Ohio.

What role do fiber and pile play in carpeting?

Nylon is the most popular synthetic carpet fiber, and for a good reason. With its resistance to crushing and matting, it retains its original look throughout its lifespan. The fiber is also resilient, which means it bounces back after footstep compression or after heavy furniture and electronics are removed. Carpeting, which is made by looping fiber onto a backing, is available in the loop and cut pile styles. The term 'pile' refers to the density of fibers and the height of those fibers. Cut pile styles are the softest, while low loop pile styles offer maximum durability.

What should I know about carpet installation and padding?

Wall-to-wall carpeting is pulled across the floor with a carpet stretcher. Experienced installers have the know-how to pull it so that it doesn't bunch up in future years. And they are adept at making seams invisible, matching patterns, and applying transition strips. Padding, or underlayment, is a vital part of the installation process. The underfoot comfort for which this flooring is known comes from what's beneath it. Without padding to absorb the impact of footsteps, it quickly becomes worn. Hypoallergenic and Green Label-certified brands are available.

Why should I consider Mohawk carpeting for my home?

Mohawk partners with five-star retailers who boast state-of-the-art showrooms that are staffed by highly knowledgeable flooring specialists; Carpetime is honored to be an authorized Mohawk Floorscapes Dealer. You'll find the best selection of innovative flooring products and services from Mohawk in our showroom. This high-quality flooring manufacturer specializes in eco-friendly floor coverings. Up to 5 billion plastic bottles are recycled each year to produce EverStrand, one of its 'green' carpet products.

Carpetime has been serving Northeast Ohio since 1980. , , , , and are some of the communities in our service area. Our services include residential and commercial installation and design consultation. Our online chat service and extensive online catalog make it easy to get started with your carpet upgrade. In-home estimates are free.