James Flooring Carpet Sales
Purchasing carpeting can be a very frustrating experience, that's why we make it as easy for you as possible. All of the carpet we sell is priced by the square foot, the pricing includes carpeting, installation by our flooring professionals, our best 1/2" 8 lb padding, and removal and disposal of your old carpeting. When you buy from us you can rest assured that your carpeting will be installed properly, which is why we include a 2 year service warranty on everything we sell. The service warranty is in addition to the manufacturer's warranty which can be up to 25 years!
Types of Carpeting
It doesn't matter what kind of carpet you are searching for, we can find the perfect carpet for you.
Cable - Chunky, nubby yarns are used to create cable-style carpets which bring an atmosphere of casual elegance to a room. Luxurious and soft, with great performance. Frieze - Friezes create an informal look and feature a crimped yarn and randomly textured surface, produced by the fibers being tightly twisted. This highly styled, fashion-forward carpet also reduces footprints and vacuum marks. This is by far our most popular carpeting style. Loop - Durable with a casual look, loop pile carpets resist matting and crushing and are well suited to high traffic areas. Multi-level loops have two to three different pile heights, which create dimensional interest. Pattern - From subtle to bold, patterned carpets add a unique and dramatic style to any interior. The pattern may be achieved in a variety of ways: Tufted in multiple heights, applied through a dyeing process, or sculpted using cut and loop combinations. Saxony - The standard cut pile, this carpet has a smooth, level finish. Its pile yarns have no texture, resulting in a richer, more formal look. Texture - As the most popular cut pile, this carpet has a soft feel because it is made from slightly textured yarns. Its textured surface is perfect for casual settings and resists high traffic. Carpet Care and Maintenance Don't track dirt inside.
Placing walk-off mats outside all entrances will help absorb soil and moisture and trap excessive dirt, sand, grit, oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked into the home. Occasionally move heavy furniture, clean mats on a regular basis (or sooner, when they need it) so they don't become sources of soil themselves. Moving your furniture on occasion won't just renew the feel of your room, it will also help avoid excessive pile crushing. Also consider using carpet protectors under the legs of tables, chairs, and other furniture to help distribute the weight. Damage can occur if you use chairs or appliances with rollers or casters without a chair pad designed specifically for carpet. Protect carpet when moving furniture. When moving heavy wheeled furniture (pianos, buffets, etc.), prevent damage by placing a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet. Clean your Area Rugs
Vacuum frequently for long-term beauty. If you use area rugs on your carpet, be sure to clean them regularly, and make sure you clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath as well. Also, be sure to check area rugs for colorfastness before placing them on carpet because the color in some rugs may bleed through. After cleaning your carpet, allow it to dry completely before replacing rugs. To reduce periods of direct sunlight, protect your carpet from prolonged periods of direct sunlight with blinds, shades, or awnings. The most important step in caring for your carpet is vacuuming it thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high-traffic areas. Walking on soiled carpet allows the soil particles to work their way below the surface of the pile where they are far more difficult to remove and can damage the carpet fibers. Frequent vacuuming removes these particles from the surface before problems occur. For rooms with light traffic, vacuum the carpet traffic lanes twice weekly and the entire area once weekly. In areas with heavy traffic, vacuum the carpet traffic lanes daily and the entire area twice weekly. Up to three passes of the machine will suffice for light soiling, but five to seven passes are necessary for heavily soiled areas. Change the vacuuming direction occasionally to help stand the pile upright and reduce matting. Extend the life of your carpet with a quality vacuum.
Invest in a good vacuum cleaner to get the dirt you can't see and prolong the beauty and life of your carpet. An inexpensive machine may remove surface dirt but will not effectively remove the hidden dirt and particles embedded in the pile. To ensure that your vacuum will conform to the highest industry standards, make sure that your vacuum cleaner is certified through the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval/Green Label Vacuum Cleaner Program.
Select the best vacuum for your type of carpet. James Flooring recommends using vacuums with a rotating brush or combination beater/brush bar that agitates the carpet pile and mechanically loosens soil for removal. Carpet with thick loop pile construction, particularly wool and wool-blend styles, may be sensitive to brushing or rubbing of the pile surface and may become fuzzy. In addition, shag (or cabled) styles with long pile yarns tend to wrap around the rotating brushes causing damage to the yarn. For these products, we recommend a suction-only vacuum or a vacuum with an adjustable brush lifted away from the carpet so it does not agitate the pile. Be sure to test a vacuum with a beater/brush bar in an inconspicuous location before regular use, to make sure it doesn't produce excessive fuzzing. Visit www.carpet-rug.org for details and listings.
Carpet Fiber Categories Nylon - is traditionally the best wearing carpet fiber, although certain polyesters are beginning to rival it. Continuous Filament Nylon - As with all continuous filament yarns, continuous filament nylon is different from staple because the yarn starts out as one long piece of fiber. This keeps fizzing from being a concern. Nylon is best for high traffic areas and it has moderate stain resistance. With many stain treatments from different yarn companies such as R2X from Shaw and Scotchgard, nylon carpet resists most household stains.Staple Nylon Staple Nylons - have many of the same attributes of C.F. nylon but this carpet will fuzz when you vacuum it. When first installed this carpet can fuzz a surprisingly large amount of yarn. Staple nylon also has a little less durability but is lower cost than C.F. nylon. Polyester - is best known for the pop bottle that it is recycled from. Polyester is the most stain resistant fiber. Continuous Filament - is the most durable polyester available. It is also considerably less than equivalent nylons. With Shaw Industries' new Cleartouch PET Polyester it is also softer than most nylons. With many Cleartouch PET Polyester even receiving a 15 year wear warranties, and 10 year texture retention warranties. Staple polyester - will also clean up very well but has the same fuzzing issue as staple nylon. It will normally be the most reasonable out of the listed fibers.