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Carpet Guide

Few of us can resist the soft, comforting lure of a new carpet. With new innovations arriving on the regular, it’s a better time than ever to add stunning new soft-surfaces to your home or business. Addressing a wide range of style cravings and everyday functions, carpeting is always a great decision. At Rusmur Carpet One Floor & Home of Bridgeville, Moon Township, and Pittsburgh, PA, we’re proud to be the region’s trusted source for every carpeting need. With our expansive product inventory spanning all of the leading carpeting brands, including Karastan and Masland, we have your new carpet here. Are you considering carpeting for your upcoming renovation project? Do you have children and pets? Here are some things to keep in mind.


What are the Different Types of Carpeting?


Your carpet’s pile, or fibers, will play a vital role in its daily functions and the way it looks and feels. Carpet pile can be either natural in origin, made from woolen fibers, or synthetic, made from materials like polyester or nylon. Among the different carpeting construction types are level loop, frieze, patterned, textured, and plush.


Stain-Resistant Carpet


The first thing to note is that just because a carpet is stain resistant that does not mean it is stain proof. A stain-resistant carpet has stain fighting powers that can protect your carpet if you cannot get to a mess right away. These carpets prevent stains from penetrating the fibers, making cleaning up a breeze. Stain-resistant carpets are perfect for families who have children and pets in their home where accidents are inevitable. We recommend taking a look at our Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive product Relax, it’s…Lees® which features state-of-the-art stain fighting technology leaving your carpets looking beautiful.


Waterproof Carpet Flooring


We offer 100% waterproof carpet flooring. You read that right! What once was only available for commercial settings has made its way into residential homes. Waterproof carpet is the ideal flooring solution for families with active lifestyles and with pets. Our featured Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brand Tigressá® H2O™ has an impenetrable backing that stops moisture from seeping through to your subfloor. This also prevents odors from pet accidents sticking around. 


Where Can Carpeting Be Installed?


Although we don’t recommend using carpeting in the kitchen or bath, the rest of your home or office is brimming with possibilities. Dense and sturdy weaves are designed to take on busy spaces like hallways, family rooms, or stairs, while luxurious plush carpets are a pleasant addition to a living room or master bedroom. Our carpeting experts can help you find the best products to satisfy your unique needs in high style.


Carpet Care Tips


Carpets can add personality and warmth to any room, and are relatively easy to take care of, if done properly. Your first line of defense for carpet care is vacuuming at least once a week, preferably more for high traffic areas. Once dirt gets into fibers, it can permanently damage your carpet. The type of vacuum needed will depend on the kind of carpet you have in your home, be sure to check your carpets manufacturer warranty to find the right vacuum for your carpet. Generally, having a vacuum with multiple height settings and attachments is ideal for homes to be used on different types of carpet. 

On top of regular vacuuming, you should get your carpet professionally cleaned every 12-24 months, depending on traffic and other use factors. Use steam cleaning in accordance with your carpet manufacturer’s warranty guidelines. Here are a few more tips and tricks for keeping your carpet in peak condition:



Is Carpet Padding Important?


Carpet padding is more than just an add-on, it helps in protecting your new carpet investment. If you are unsure of what carpet padding is or want to learn more, take a look at our page about carpet padding. Using a carpet pad will help extend the life of your carpet by giving it some extra cushion to protect the fibers of the carpet which in turn protects it from wear and tear. A carpet pad will also allow you to vacuum your carpet more thoroughly, adding to its longevity. A carpet pad will help your carpet stay in place, and hopefully reduce any rippling effect. Not only does a carpet pad protect your carpet, but it also protects your subfloors underneath. If you choose a stain-resistant carpet, but are not able to get to spills fast enough, a carpet pad will protect your subfloors from absorbing moisture or stains. Carpet pads can help reduce sound in your home, allowing for a much quieter and more peaceful environment. Lastly, a carpet pad adds an extra layer of padding and cushion under your carpet, making your home feel much more comfortable and cozy.


Our Carpet Selection


Rusmur Carpet One Floor & Home is proud to be a member of the world’s largest independent flooring cooperative. With our incredible purchasing power, great value, and friendly services, we’re here to help you complete every installation project to perfection. To learn more about our carpeting options, or to check out our latest product displays, please visit us soon at 500 Station Street in Bridgeville, PA, or call us today at (412) 802- 9232.


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