Five Ways to Maximize Your Carpet’s Lifespan

Posted on July 21, 2020 by James Florence

A new carpet is an expensive investment, one that requires ongoing maintenance to sustain both appearance and performance. That’s why it’s wise to take proactive steps to protect your carpet from premature wear and tear. Consider these five tips for maximizing your carpet’s lifespan: Read more

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Video: Site Finished Versus Pre-Finished Hardwood

Posted on September 19, 2019 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips for selecting, installing and maintaining hardwood floors. One of these tips dealt with hardwood floor finishes—specifically, the way in which a natural wood floor’s finish differs from that of a prefinished wood flooring product. To learn more, watch this video by Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Reggie Keding, owner of Floor Coverings International in Concord.

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Diamond Certified Experts: All About Hardwood Flooring

Posted on September 17, 2019 by James Florence

There’s a reason hardwood flooring has become an industry all its own—it’s a complex and challenging trade that requires an extensive amount of expertise. Accordingly, whether you’re planning to install a new hardwood floor or just want to maintain the one you have, there are a lot of things you need to know. To give you some insight, we asked 10 Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their tips about hardwood flooring selection, design, installation and maintenance. Read more

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Dealing With Carpet Pile Distortion

Posted on July 11, 2019 by James Florence

Have you noticed areas of your carpet that appear lighter or darker than the rest? At first glance, you might think it’s staining or fading, but what you’re more likely seeing is pile distortion—a phenomenon that occurs when certain sections of pile go against the natural “grain” of the carpet. In this article, we’ll go over some different types of carpet pile distortion and what you can do to minimize their effects. Read more

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