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Carpet Installation 101: Carpet Padding

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It’s no wonder why carpet padding is so overlooked; aside from being a boring subject, padding looks pretty hum-drum when compared to the star of the show: Stunning soft surfacing. But while you may yawn at the very thought of padding, it’s a material your carpeting installation can’t survive ...
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A Tale of Two Hardwoods, by Carpet Mart

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Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for a lot of homes, and with good reason. It adds a beauty and elegance, and those gorgeous undertones alone are enough to awe anyone!However, like anything else, there are a few concerns that can make people hesitant to proceed. What many don’t know is that ...
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Carpet Mart's Luxury Vinyl Tile FAQ

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We get a lot of questions about flooring at our Benton Harbor showroom over the course of any given week. Lately, we've noticed a sudden uptick in the number of people asking about luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT. The other thing we noticed, is that a lot of the questions we are getting are ...
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Hardwood: It’s All That And More - Here’s Why!

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If you’ve never had the pleasure of walking into our Carpet Mart showroom in Benton Harbor, MI, then you’ve likely never been in the presence of so many prime examples of quality solid hardwood planks. But everyday, our on-site professionals handle this fantastic, gorgeous material that’s durable ...
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There’s Just Something About Tile!

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It’s just one of those flooring materials that look great in any room of the house. We tend to see it often in kitchens and bathrooms, but a tile floor installation can be just as breathtaking in a foyer, library, and living room--anywhere!It does have a lot of benefits. The biggest one is that, ...
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Carpet: Art for the Floor

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When a carpet or rug is finely crafted, it can indeed be considered a piece of art, and that is exactly what Karastan is all about.Decades ago Mohawk bought the Karastan brand and it has been, as they say, “a marriage made in heaven”, and Carpet Mart, who since 1976, has been serving the Southwest ...
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Three Reasons Why We Love Carpet

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Who doesn't love a nice, plush carpet? Colorful, comfortable, and long-lasting, the list of desirable traits goes on and on. If you are considering new floors for your home, we think you should take a moment or two to consider a carpet installation. Obviously, we don't expect you to just listen to ...
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News From the Carpet World

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Carpet has always been one of the most luxurious and inviting floor coverings you could ever have installed in your home. As the only soft-surface flooring material, it has a lot of characteristics that really make it stand out in the flooring industry. Today, however, we are going to narrow our ...
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Installation Is As Important As The Product Itself

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No doubt about it: Carpet adds a lot of elegance to your home. It’s functional, too, especially when it comes to insulating us from sound.No wonder it’s still the #1 choice of homeowners!What you may not realize, however, is that the installation is crucial to both the look and maintenance of the ...
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Three Steps to Help Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Great

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Hardwood floors are an extremely sound investment for any home, but they are exactly that, an investment. They are an asset that can seriously boost the value and attractiveness of your home, and should be protected like any other asset. Luckily, it's an easy investment to protect.There is a common ...
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Four Things to Lookout for When Selecting Bedroom Carpeting

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When you think of your upcoming bedroom makeover, no doubt you envision a relaxing space that's tranquil and soothing. Not only are hoping for a room that's visually appealing, but you're likely searching for a place that's also comforting for your senses. Selecting the right type of carpet ...
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Karastan Carpets and Rugs Let You Travel Without Even Leaving Your Home

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Ever walk through a park or garden and think, “Wow, I wish I could see that every day, or look at a picture of, say, the Taj Mahal or some Italian Palazzo and think, “Wish I could be there.”Spoiler alert! You can.It’s easy with Karastan Carpets and Rugs, because their creative juices often come ...
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What is the Best Carpet for Homes With Kids?

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Once you have kids, every decision you make will have to take them into account. There are few places where this is truer, than it is with choosing carpeting. In fact, most people think that carpeting is pretty much a total no-go when it comes to kids. However, the right carpeting can actually be a ...
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What's All the Hype About Karastan Carpets and Rugs?

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Forget about trending patterns or popular styles, Karastan carpets and rugs are so much more than meets the eye. On the outside, the appearance speaks of timeless creations that will never go out of fashion. On the inside, craftsmanship is truly flawless, made with materials that withstand the test ...
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The Top 6 Benefits of a Carpet Installation

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Nowadays, it can be really tough to figure out which kind of surfacing you'd like for your home renovation. That's because there are so many more materials to choose from, when compared to just a few short years ago. If you're curious about carpeting, then you've come to the right place, as our ...
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Advice for choosing carpeting for the bedroom

The bedroom is a natural spot for carpeting. While you may swing your legs out of bed and find your house shoes right away, the reality is that you'll be walking around in the room in bare feet a lot. Plus, bedrooms tend to be lower-traffic areas than, say, the living room, so it's relatively easy ...
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Carpet terms to know before you buy

When buying carpet, you should educate yourself on the different styles and appropriate uses so you choose the best flooring for your home. Here are carpet terms you should know before you purchase carpeting for your home. Always buy carpet from a licensed carpet dealer for the best quality and ...
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The best carpeting for children and pets

With proper care, periodic professional cleaning, and proper installation, carpeting in your home should last up to a decade. Carpet offers comfort and warmth to a home and easily upgrades as personal style changes for a quick and effective interior upgrade. If you have children and pets and desire ...
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Carpeting for rentals: 5 tips for making your job easier

Are you tired of replacing your carpet every time tenants move out? It’s an inevitability of being a landlord. However, there are some things you can do to ensure that your carpet lasts longer while also looking great. Follow these tips for choosing and maintaining your rental's carpet. 1. Choose ...
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Breaking down the benefits of 3 different flooring materials

Are you getting ready to renovate your home? If so, you need to start thinking about what kind of flooring material you want to use. With so many different materials to pick from, it can feel overwhelming just deciding on the material you want to use. Here are the benefits of three different ...
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Commercial carpet in the home? Why it’s a good idea

The carpet you have in your home should last around a decade or so. After many years of foot traffic and household abuse (stains, tears, and general wear) your carpet begins to thin, go flat or simply look dated.Commercial carpet is most often used in industrial or business settings, but the ...
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5 signs it's time for new carpet

It's not always obvious when carpet needs to be replaced. You may not be sure whether you can get a few more years out of it, or whether you should replace it immediately. Thankfully, five factors will help you determine if it's time for a new carpet. Here's a closer look.1. Stubborn OdorsIf your ...
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3 ways a licensed carpet dealer can make your flooring shine

Whether you've recently moved into a new home or you're simply tired of your old flooring, you're on the hunt for the perfect carpet, tile, or hardwood flooring. But choosing the right color and material for your new floor aren't your only decisions: you also need to choose which type of store you'...
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