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Big Carpet Answers Your FAQ About Luxury Vinyl Flooring

With more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry, there is not much we have not seen. Big Carpet provides a wide variety of flooring solutions, including hardwood, tile, laminate, carpet, and luxury vinyl flooring in Ogden, UT. We are proud to help our customers select what works best for their home and provide expert installation of the options they choose. From carpet installation in your living room to luxury vinyl flooring installation in your kitchen or bathroom, we can handle it all. Below, you will find answers to some of the questions we receive frequently.

What is the difference between cut pile and loop pile carpet?

The two main styles of carpet are cut pile and loop pile. It is important to know the difference when choosing what is best for your home. To do so, you must understand how carpet is made. During the carpet weaving process, loops are created. When these loops are retained, the result is loop pile carpet. This style is denser and packed tighter than its cut pile counterpart, making it more durable. However, it is not the best choice if you have pets, because their claws can get caught in the loops. Cut pile carpeting is created by shearing the yarn loops to deliver an upright appearance. It is plusher and more sophisticated than loop pile carpeting, but it is not as durable or stain-resistant.

What are carpet remnants?

Carpet remnants are what their name would suggest. They are individual pieces of carpet that remain when a large roll is cut to fit a room. At Big Carpet, we offer carpet remnants at clearance prices, allowing you to complete your unique projects without breaking the bank. Carpet remnants can be used to carpet a small room, create area rugs, carpet part of a room to create separation, or make a throw rug, among other uses.

How do I remove carpet stains?

Carpet stains can be unsightly and embarrassing. It is crucial to act quickly after spilling coffee, wine, or any other liquid onto the carpet in your home or office. For best results, dry any excess liquid before attempting to remove the stain. Otherwise, you will merely be making the problem worse. Be sure to dry the area by blotting it with a clean, absorbent cloth. Rubbing the carpet could cause permanent damage to the carpet fibers. You will then need to apply a carpet stain remover and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. After the suggested time, blot the remover away with the stain.

What do I need to do before carpet installation?

Big Carpet has provided carpet installation services in Ogden, UT since 1997. Along the way, we have noticed steps that you can take before our arrival to help make the process more efficient. Among the items on your checklist before we arrive to install your carpet are:

  • Empty the room of all furniture and wiring
  • Disconnect any live gas or water lines in the room where carpet is being installed
  • Ensure the room’s temperature is between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Make sure the room has electricity

How do I fix squeaky floors?

Squeaky floors can be tricky and require mechanical expertise, so it is best to call Big Carpet in Ogden, UT to assist with any flooring repairs. Once you find the source of the squeak, there is a procedure we will follow that should remedy your situation. The steps include:

  1. Filling the gaps between the joist and subfloor with shims
  2. Reinforcing the joists
  3. Filling the gaps with construction adhesive
  4. Inserting a block beneath the squeaky joints
  5. Screwing the flooring together from below using wood screws

What type of flooring is the easiest to clean and maintain?

While all of the flooring at Big Carpet can be cleaned and maintained with relative ease, luxury vinyl flooring is the easiest to clean. It is stain-resistant, meaning you will not have to worry about spilling your drink or dropping your dinner onto it. Furthermore, it is waterproof, so it will not warp from moisture. Water resistance allows you to mop the floor to keep it looking shiny and new. It is also easily swept and vacuumed when dust and dry particles are present.

Will my pet’s nails scratch vinyl flooring?

Vinyl flooring is among the most durable flooring options. Not only will it resist scratches from your pet’s nails, but it will be comfortable under your dog or cat’s feet and offer traction that is unmatched by other flooring solutions.

What type of flooring is best for outdoors?

For a climate-controlled outdoor environment, vinyl flooring is the best option. Big Carpet is happy to install luxury vinyl flooring in your enclosed porch, sunroom, or other outdoor spaces because its waterproof qualities help it weather the elements. However, it is still prone to cracking or swelling in extreme temperatures, so be sure to keep the room at a comfortable temperature.

What type of tile flooring is best for my bathroom?

For superior durability and practicality, vinyl tiles are the optimal choice for your bathroom flooring needs. Water will not damage luxury vinyl flooring, meaning you can step out of the bath or shower directly onto the floor before you are dry. Additionally, it offers traction that other tiles cannot, meaning you will be safer by choosing luxury vinyl flooring for your bathroom. Please contact Big Carpet to discuss your luxury vinyl flooring needs in Ogden, UT!