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How Do I Choose New Flooring?

How Do I Choose New Flooring?
Choosing new floors can be overwhelming and a bit confusing. Where do I start? There are virtually thousands of choices and just as many colors. We watch all the Television shows and it looks so easy and then we start the process and become confused and indecisive.

Deciding which floor to choose can be very difficult.

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Where do we begin?

  • If I have more then one area I start with the largest area to get floored.

When we have decided on which area we will start with, we begin the process with a few simple questions:

  • What is my budget?
  • What do I like?
  • How do we use the area?
  • Who uses the area most?
  • What are my greatest concerns for this room?

Let’s look at my budget first:

  • What is the total amount I want to spend? Let’s say that our budget figure is $3000.00 and I have a room that measures 15 x 23, which is 345 square feet.
  • Now divide your $3000.00 by your room size of 345 square feet and you find that you can spend $8.69 per square foot, (installed& Taxed)

What do I prefer ?

I am going to use Carpet and Hardwood as our option because they seem to be the ones I sell the most of.
To answer this I like to know how you use the room.
I personally prefer carpet, it’s warmer, softer, more quiet and I believe vacuuming is easier than dusting. My wife on the other hand, prefers Hardwood, she thinks dusting is faster and looks cleaner, so naturally we have a lot of hardwood in our home.
How we maintain and clean each product may become a concern for us as well. hardwood requires regular dusting and occasional use of a hardwood floor cleaner like:

Regular dusting is appealing to some who choose hardwood, while others don’t want to see dust bunnies gather on the smooth surface of hardwood so they might choose carpet.

How do we use the area?
If I know that my children and I will be on the floor a lot, I would prefer the softness of carpet and pad.

What are my greatest concerns for this room?

Looks, ease of cleaning, comfortable?
Is it a formal room? A play room? A media room? How I use it generally defines what I product I should select.
Kids and pets? I might want the ability of Resista Carpet with odor reducing qualities, (it’s like having a continual Renuzit® in your carpet) and it also comes with a No Exclusions Stain Warranty.

Sold by the square foot, carpet always gives you better bang for the buck, Period!

And if more than one product will fill our needs then we need to evaluate which product gives us the best bang for our Dollar.

Let’s Compare Carpet to Hardwood:

RESISTA SOFT STYLE No Exclusion Warranty On All Food and Beverage

RESISTA SOFT STYLE
No Exclusion Warranty On
All Food and Beverage

Average Price for Frieze Carpet for My Zip Code

Average Price for Frieze Carpet for My Zip Code

What product gives you the best bang for your buck?

What product gives you the best bang for your buck?

Average Price for Handscraped Hardwood for My Zip Code

Average Price for Handscraped Hardwood for My Zip Code

These are figures I found at: http://www.homewyse.com/

Bella Cera Hardwood is an excellent choice!

Bella Cera Hardwood is an excellent choice!

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The numbers I used for the comparison of prices are from the same webpage using the same zip code. And I usually find that these facts are true, I could replace my carpet twice for the same price as Hardwood. Now, these figures all depend on which products you choose. A high dollar nylon carpet and an inexpensive oak hardwood should normally come pretty close to the same price. The figures above seem pretty good for products I show and that I have sold over the past couple of years.

Why Choose Carpet for Your Home?
With its many styles, textures and types of construction, carpet is the right choice for everyone, from first-time homeowners, to retirees, to families with kids and pets. Plus, carpet will maintain its beauty and durability for many years when it is properly chosen, installed and cleaned. Carpet actually improves indoor air quality.

Most people that have stains in their carpet because they don’t know how to clean them. this handy chart ~ Spot Solver has always worked for me and when it fails I call a Professional. If you don’t know a quality carpet cleaner call your local ProSource, they have many Members who they would love to send you to.

Do you like the new softer feel that carpet provides? You might want to check out Tigressá SoftStyle available through your local ProSource Store.

 One fact I like about about most Carpet, is that it’s American made. I like keeping our people employed.

Carpet is good enough for our Commander and Chief.

Carpet is good enough for our Commander and Chief.

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Austin, Texas Phone – 512-836-7888

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Dallas Market Center, Texas Phone – 214-742-3300

Fort Worth, Texas  Phone – 817-831-8181

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Ideas For Your Kitchen Back-Splash

Design Ideas For Kitchen Back~Splashes

Glass is a unique material for tiles that is a popular choice among interior designers looking for a little pizzazz in their designs. With a host of different varieties and a wide spectrum of available colors, there is often no prettier material to work with. However, it can be a tricky product to work with as well, so here are some considerations to keep in mind and present to your client when they are deciding if glass tile is the wholesale tile of choice for their design purposes.

The biggest advantage to glass tile is simply in how pretty and eye-catching it can be. With a multitude of design varieties coupled with its color schemes, designers and interior decorators can really mix and match with glass tile to come up with the best fit for their project. According to HGTV.com, Dave Gobis, the executive director of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, said “there’s nothing prettier” than glass tile.

In addition, decorators have certain tricks of the trade they can employ using glass tiles. As interior designer Mallory Mathison told the Seattle Times, the translucence of glass tile makes it an inspired choice for use in decorating smaller rooms, particularly bathrooms, to give the illusion of space.

“Your eye kind of looks through it, so it doesn’t create a boundary,” said Mathison. “It’s an almost limitless look.”

For A More Contemporary Look Use Narrow Lineal Glass With White Grout

For A More Contemporary Look Use Narrow Lineal Glass With White Grout

White 3x6 Glass in a Subway Pattern is very elegant.

White 3×6 Glass in a Subway Pattern is very elegant.

There are many options for your back-splash, Stacked Slate with a Glass Insert makes a stunning Back-Splash!

Glass Inserts really give this Back-Splash some pop!

Glass Inserts really give this Back-Splash some pop!

You can use small glass tiles for an accent.

You can use small glass tiles for an accent.

Using a chair rail you can make a window pane and use many different products to add a decorative flair. Other options are to use Tumbled Travertine, or man made products that resemble Natural Stone. Marazzi has just the product for this purpose. The artisanal feel of hand-crafted travertine trims is resurrected using a stone and resin composite with results that closely resemble ancient originals, without the difficulty associated with cutting, drilling and installing natural stone.

The classic Ivory and Noce colorations as well as the multiple sizes and pattern choices – dots, florals, fleur de lis, diamonds, weaves, and scrollwork – offer the perfect accent for interior residential and commercial walls.

The classic Ivory and Noce colorations as well as the multiple sizes and pattern choices – dots, florals, fleur de lis, diamonds, weaves, and scrollwork – offer the perfect accent for interior residential and commercial walls.

Another Accent option is to use Metals as a Decorative Insert. Marazzi’s Romance Collection has some beautiful pieces to choose from. Ceramic and resin coated with actual metal make romancing the wide variety of today’s stone, marble, wood and glass looks nearly effortless.

Creating a room that’s truly your own has never been easier. Romance Collection's Diamond, Dot, Fleur de Lis and Floral styles are offered in square Inserts ranging from 1”x1” to 4”x4”, with coordinating Chair Rails,Liners, and Listelli. Mixing and matching is where the fun and personalization

Creating a room that’s truly your own has never been easier. Romance Collection’s Diamond, Dot, Fleur de Lis and Floral styles are offered in square Inserts ranging from 1”x1” to 4”x4”, with coordinating Chair Rails,Liners, and Listelli. Mixing and matching is where the fun and personalization

Your Designs are only Limited by your Ideas, and if you have trouble Designing your own, call ProSource Wholesale Floorcoveings, (use their handy Showroom Finder in the upper right hand portion of their Webpage). With over 140 Locations, they have hundreds of Members that can assist you in your Designing efforts, from ASID Certified Designers to qualified Tile Installers. They can help you get the job done at the best possible prices available.

And if you are in the trades and would like a Membership at ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings, just follow the link below and Membership will be just a few short steps away. If you are in the area of local stores stop in and visit.

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Allen, Texas Phone – 972-521-5115

Austin, Texas Phone – 512-836-7888

North Dallas, Texas Phone – 972-250-4040

Dallas Market Center, Texas Phone – 214-742-3300

Fort Worth, Texas  Phone – 817-831-8181

Little Rock, Arkansas Phone –  501-758-0801

San Antonio, Texas Phone – 210-829-8290

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Bidding Jobs in April?

Need Tools To Help You Win Bids?

We can save you money on every floor in the house.

We can save you money on every floor in the house.

You can save more money on all your flooring products in the month of April at ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings.

The Largest Trade-Only Wholesale Flooring Source in North America

Why Not Put More Money In Your Pocket?

Why Not Put More Money In Your Pocket?

Be Happier when you get the Job ~ Use ProSource!

Be Happier when you get the Job ~ Use ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings

Members Who Use ProTrade Credit Enjoy GENEROUS CREDIT LINES

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ProSource Your Source For Floors!

ProSource Your Source For Floors!

Over 295,000 trade pros can’t be wrong…we save you time and money. Low wholesale prices win more bids and satisfy more clients. Why shop around? It pays…to shop ProSource!

  • Dedicated account manager
  • Convenient one-stop shopping
  • Online job quotes
  • 40,000-item online product catalog
  • Quick, accurate order and delivery
  • Fast, efficient load out assistance
  • Available delivery to job site
  • And that’s just the beginning…there’s more!

Stop by ProSource today or visit us online at www.prosourcefloors.com.

If you know your next project needs flooring, don’t wait, get to ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings now!
Profit dollars will never be better for you then in April.

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Lunch served 11 am – 1 pm each day.

We have 7 Locations to serve you better:

Allen, Texas Phone – 972-521-5115

Austin, Texas Phone – 512-836-7888

North Dallas, Texas Phone – 972-250-4040

Dallas Market Center, Texas Phone – 214-742-3300

Fort Worth, Texas  Phone – 817-831-8181

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4 Tips for Creating a Cozier Living Space

If one of the most frequented rooms in your home is small, dark and dull, you might be itching to spruce it up and transform it into a sanctuary for your family – but what do you do if you’re not exactly an experienced interior designer? Luckily, it doesn’t always take a professional to know how to select the appropriate flooring, furniture and decorative pieces to enhance a dark, bland space. Here are four tips on how to improve the decor of a room that could use a little extra TLC.

1. Use bright colors.
Whether your room has a limited amount of space or you simply want to brighten it up, there’s no easier way to do so than through color. Consider picking carpet flooring in a light neutral to make the room feel larger than it really is.

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2. Bring in reflective surfaces.
Reflective surfaces can do wonders for a room that lacks space and style. Instead of decking out your walls with paintings, use antique mirrors instead to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. Use glass coffee tables or side tables that spread natural light throughout the room. These small tactics can go a long way when it comes to creating elegance and a welcoming atmosphere.

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3. Utilize natural light.
What better way to brighten up a space than with sunlight? If your room has numerous windows, you’re in luck – these are the most effective tools you have to create a more inviting space. Allow sunlight to flow into your room throughout the day to make it a cozier area for work and play. Work in more window treatments to anchor the room in warm light.

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4. Incorporate storage pieces.
Keeping your room neat and tidy might be all that’s necessary to enhance its interior design. That being said, you may want to bring in new pieces of storage furniture to make this dream a reality, whether it’s an armoire or a small standing cabinet. These items can make it easier for you and your family to maintain the decor of the space.

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Whether you plan on decorating now or in the near future, these tips can help you create an interior design worth keeping for years to come.

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October 19, 2012 · 1:58 PM

Tips for Low Cost Remodeling

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The economy may be steadily showing signs of improvement, but for many budge conscious homeowners, setting aside the funds necessary for a wide-scale renovation may be unrealistic. However, with a few of these tips, it may be easier to prioritize the projects that should happen now from those that can wait until better financial times.

The first thing a homeowner should ask is whether a project needs to happen immediately, or whether it can wait. If there’s a pressing issue like a defunct heating system or structural error in the house, these should take precedence. However, if a homeowner has no immediate need for renovation but simply wants to improve the appearance of his or her domicile, there are many ways to do so without breaking the bank.

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Increase efficiency, not size.
If you can reorganize and equip your kitchen for maximum utility, you may not need to blow out the walls to gain square footage. Start by replacing space–hogging shelves with cabinet–height pullout drawers 8 inches wide, containing racks for canned goods and other items. “You’re getting three or more horizontal planes where you might otherwise get only one,” says Louis Smith Jr., an architect with Meier Group, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You could easily shell out a few thousand to outfit cabinets with upgrades like dividers, pull–out pot trays, and lazy Susans, but you’ll save many times that amount by skipping the addition you thought you needed.
*Cost to expand kitchen by 200 square feet: $48,000 to $95,000
Cost of super–efficient, custom–designed cabinets: $35,000
SAVED: Up to $60,000

ImageDo your own demo.
Knocking down may not be as costly as rebuilding, but you can still shave dollars by doing some of the demolition yourself—as long as you proceed with care. “If a homeowner wants to demo a deck, well, I am sure they can handle that,” says Michael Winn, owner of Winn Design, in Virginia. “But when it comes to interior spaces, I would dissuade them from doing it unless they have done it before.” The reason: A reckless wrecker might unwittingly take out a load–bearing wall or, worse still, plunge a reciprocating saw into live wiring or pressurized plumbing. (For tips on how to do demo right, see our October 2005 feature, “Before You Construct, You Have to Destruct.”)
Cost to demo a 200–square–foot deck yourself: $450 (Dumpster rental and parking permit)
Cost for a pro: $1,000
SAVED: $550

ImageMake sweat equity count.
Unless you’ve got loads of time (and expertise) to spend on your project, the best way to add sweat equity is up front, by handling your own demolition, or at the back end, by doing some of the finish work yourself. “If you want to save money, dig in and start helping out,” says Tom Silva. “You can insulate, you can paint, you can sand.” Or better still, he says, help with cleanup every day. “Instead of paying someone to pick up sawdust off the floor, put your money into the time it takes to trim the window properly,” he advises.
Cost for construction crew to handle cleanup: $200 per day
Cost to do it yourself: $0
SAVED: About 3 to 5 percent of the overall job cost

Plan with stock sizes in mind.
“Ask yourself, ‘Why am I building something 10 feet wide if plywood comes in 4–foot–wide sheets?'” says Lisa Stacholy, of LKS Architects, in Atlanta. The same applies to stock windows and doors: Use manufacturers’ off–the–shelf dimensions from the outset and you will save the premiums of custom fabrication. Cost of custom doors: $1,500—$2,500
Cost of standard doors: $500–$800
SAVED: Up to $2,000

Use Home Equity to Finance your Flooring & Cabinets

If you are thinking about using home equity for something, consider the consequences first. Your home equity is one of your most valuable assets as a homeowner. You could do many different things with your home equity, but not all of them are a wise investment. Once you use your home equity it may take several years to get it back

One of the best things that you could possibly do with your home equity funds is to improve your home. When you use the money from the equity of your home to actually improve the home, you will be creating even more equity. When you do this, make sure that you are using the majority of the funds for projects that add value. Buying new curtains is not going to increase the value of your house. Adding a room onto the house will add value.

When you are deciding what to do to your house, keep an eye out for permanent changes to the structure. When you put in hardwood flooring, update the cabinets, and add on rooms, you are improving the house as a whole. When you get new carpet or drapes, you are just making it look nicer. While other things can make your house more enjoyable while you live in it, they may not actually add value. Therefore, try to put your focus on projects that actually add value.

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First 48: Water Damage Recovery

Water damage is one of the most problematic and widely experienced forms of disaster damage in the country. Its causes are numbered and varied, including natural flooding, burst or leaky pipes, fire hose damage, and plain old humidity. Water damage is such a problem because it affects most every aspect of your home; it rots the wood, rusts the steel, de-laminates plywood, and, most frustratingly, ruins precious documents. To lose appliances or furniture is one thing. Those can be replaced. But when a flood or some other disaster damages family photo albums, antique books, or business documents, water damage goes from irritating to downright tragic.

To better protect yourself from water damage it’s important to know exactly what it is and how it occurs. There are three typical classifications of water damage. The first classification is Clean Water. As the name suggest, this type of water damage does not pose a health risk to humans and is more annoying than anything else. An overflowing sink or tub or leaky appliance are examples of Clean Water.

Grey Water is the next classification and refers to water that contains degrees of chemical, biological or physical contaminants. This type of water can lead to sickness in humans and animals if consumed or exposed. Toilet bowls, dishwashers and washing machine leaks are the most common kinds of Grey Water.

The last classification of water damage is Black Water. This classification of water, as you probably guessed, contains highly unsanitary agents such as bacteria and fungus and can lead to severe illness. This classification is most rare and comes mainly from sewage, seawater, and contaminated river or stream water.

Any classification of water can cause severe damage. However, water damage restoration techniques, especially for business records and documents, vary greatly depending on the water’s classification. It is important for you to know what classification of water you’re dealing with before you attempt any restoration projects. If you suspect the water to be of either Grey or Black classification, contact your local fire department, water bureau, or environmental protection agency to have the water decontaminated.

One of the most effective and popular forms of water damage restoration is desiccant dehumidification. This restoration process removes moisture from the air quickly and safely, effectively salvaging important documents and helping prevent mold growth. This process works by dehumidifying the air surrounding the damaged documents or personal effect, allowing the water molecules trapped in the damaged items to escape into the air. Desiccant dehumidification is a great restoration option, especially for businesses, as it allows documents to be accessible during the recovery process. This helps businesses get back on their feet after a disaster, quicker.

Another effective form of document restoration is freeze-drying. This process is best for books, binders, or any bound printed matter. Freeze-drying restoration works on a similar premise as dehumidification but in a contained chamber and at much lower temperature. Some freeze-drying processes can lead to warping, so it is important to choose a recovery service that offers even pressure distribution inside the chamber. When shopping for a disaster recovery service or company, keep an eye out for vacuum freeze-drying; this is the best restoration option available today. If your recovery service doesn’t offer vacuum freeze-drying you might want to consider looking elsewhere.

The most important thing to remember after incurring water damage is to act fast. Time is not on your side after a water disaster. The longer you wait to start the restoration process the greater the chance the process won’t be as effective as you’d like. You also risk incurring a great deal of mold damage by waiting too long. Because time is such a key factor after a water-related disaster, it is a good idea to have an emergency plan already in place before disaster strikes. Some document recovery and water damage restoration companies can even install air dry distribution areas on-site, a great idea for businesses that deal with a lot of important hard copy information.

So many things can cause water damage to a floor such as leaking refrigerators, faucets that were left on, burst pipes, and natural floods. In fact, any incident involving water damage would most likely affect the floor since water normally flows downward to the lowest place.

Signs of Water Damage

Aside from standing water or pools of water that have collected on the floor, other signs of water damage in floors include wet carpets or rugs, discolored grout lines, stains or water marks, warped wooden floors and soft or spongy flooring material.

Cleanup, Repair and Restoration

In all cases of water damage to floors, cleanup should always start with removing any standing water to prevent further damage. Next, discard any floor materials that cannot be salvaged such as carpet padding.

It is also very important to remove excess moisture from the floor and especially the subfloor of wooden floorings. This can be done by using dehumidifiers or fans and other drying devices that force dry air onto the area and help restore the correct level of humidity. Once the surface is thoroughly dry, it should be treated against mold growth.

After applying an anti-mold treatment, the floor should be ready for repair and restoration. The specific methods for restoring water-damaged floors will depend on the type of floors that were affected. For carpeted floors, replace the carpet padding and then reinstall new carpet if the old one was severely damaged and beyond cleaning.

For water-damaged wooden floors, make sure you’ve removed all hardwood that was damaged. The subfloor must also be replaced if the water has weakened it. Apply a floor-leveling compound and then install new wood flooring, making sure it has the same color, thickness and texture as the existing floor. Re-sanding and refinishing the replacement wood pieces may also be necessary so they will blend with the rest of the floor.

For water-damaged tiles, use a baking soda and water solution to clean stains off tiles. If there is serious staining and discoloration, it would be necessary to call a tile professional. If there are cracked grout lines or any loose tiles, they would have to be removed and replaced. It is important to make sure there is no moisture in the surface underneath the tiles.

When It’s Best to Call for Professional Help

If there was a flood in your area caused by a storm or river overspill, or the cause of water damage in your home is sewage backup, do not attempt to do the cleanup yourself. You will be putting yourself at great risk because you’re dealing with highly-contaminated water. You should call a water damage restoration professional instead.

Also, if the water damage is extensive, affecting large areas, or more than one floor, then it is also best to call professional help because you may not be able to clean up everything quickly and time is of the essence in any water damage incident. Molds can grow on a surface that’s been wet for just a day or two.

In addition, the wet floor and subfloor must be dried thoroughly and this is done properly with the use of specialized equipment. You may have to rent them so why not just hire a professional water damage crew who already has the needed equipment and training to do the job efficiently?

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You Got What On The Carpet?!!

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Once I had planned a fun activity to do with the kids. I bought a white sheet at the thrift store and laid out plates of different colored paint. My idea was for the kids to dip their feet in the paint and then run all over the sheet–decorating it with their cute little multi-colored footprints. Sounds cute, right? Well, I guess I didn’t explain it fully to the little ones because as soon as my little girl stepped into the blue paint…she took off running across the sheet…and into the living room, which was carpeted in a nice, pale shade of beige. There they were–little blue footprints all over the carpet. It took everything in me not to react, but to respond with kindness. “Oops! We were supposed to just run on the sheet!” Inside, I was thinking, ‘how in the world am I ever going to get those footprints out of that carpet?’

~Hannah Keeley

Similar to most adults whose floors bear the proof of a very active household, Hannah’s story rings true for many puzzled with the problem of stained carpet. Well not to fear, here are a few suggestions tips and tricks on how to resolve and restore mishaps on your floor.

  1. To remove red wine from a carpet, scrub the stain with club soda or cover the stain with salt to let it absorb the wine. Vacuum the residue. If the stain remains, wipe with a solution of detergent, water, and a few drops of white vinegar.
  2. To raise depressions in the carpet left by heavy furniture, hold a steam iron close enough for steam to reach the carpet, but don’t let the iron touch the carpet. Lift fibers by scraping them with edge of a coin or spoon.
  3. To remove gum from carpet, try pressing ice cubes against the gum until it becomes brittle and breaks off. Then use a spot remover to get rid of the remnants.
  4. Club soda is effective in getting up fresh stains in carpet. Just pour some on the spot, let it set for a few seconds, and then sponge it up.
  5. To remove candle wax from a carpet, place a brown paper bag over the spot and put a hot iron over it. The wax will be absorbed into the bag.

And in the event you can’t get the stain out, there’s always replacement. Let ProSource be your first and only stop for new soft surface floor-covering for the active living spaces in your home!

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Your First Source for Carpet

Experience the huge selection of residential commercial carpet that only a leading  carpet distributor like ProSource can deliver. Each of our carpet Showrooms features a huge selection of residential and commercial carpet spanning a wide range of colors and styles. From traditional and simplistic designs to the most elegant and luxurious offerings available, select the carpet flooring that best suits your needs – all at reasonable wholesale prices. Visit our carpet Showrooms to see custom colors and quality products from carpet manufacturers all over the world.

Synthetic Carpet Fiber 101

Understanding fiber is key to understanding carpet. It breaks down easily into two major categories, synthetic carpet fibers and natural. Natural carpet fibers are derived from animal or vegetable sources that are processed further to make yarn. Cotton and jute are the primary vegetable-based fibers while wool is the most popular of the animal-based variety. Wool carpet fiber is expensive due to high demand and somewhat limited supply and is used mostly for rugs and higher-end carpets.

Synthetic fibers are produced chemically via petroleum products and include:

  • Nylon carpet-the work horse of carpet, comprises 75% of the industry, is resilient, cleanable and easiest to dye and style
  • Polyester carpet-softer and more accepting of brighter dyes, it’s used mostly in residential spaces due to its susceptibility to matting and crushing
  • Polypropolene carpet fibers-extremely durable and unable to absorb moisture, it’s inexpensive and used primarily for commercial installations inside and out

Whatever you  choose, ProSource has the price and selection to leave you floored!

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