Carpet Flooring in Winnipeg

Broadloom Carpet Flooring


Broadloom refers to a carpet that is woven on a wide loom, is tufted, and is installed wall-to-wall. Traditionally, broadloom carpets are large, making them great for bigger floor plans. Because they are of a specific width, installation can be tricky if the room is narrow, or if the floor plans are of a specific width. Installation is easy with broadlooms, as they are usually just installed over an underpad in residential homes, and just glued to floors in commercial applications. They are still easy to install if your floor plan has a specific width, as the broadloom carpet will just need to be cut or trimmed to fit the flooring space. However, you will have to purchase the section of the carpet that has to be cut off.

If you do not want your carpet to run wall-to-wall, your preferences can absolutely be appeased. Broadloom can be cut to a certain size and finished along the edges to create an area rug or a carpet runner. This option allows you the affordances of a carpet without the full commitment of installation. On a hardwood floor, it provides a break from an otherwise cold and hard surface and offers a warm and comfortable one.

Broadlooms come in a variety of style types, like a loop, pattern, texture, and frieze. A loop carpet is also known as a berber carpet, and can be identified by its short loops that are woven back into the carpet. This form of carpet is great for areas that get a lot of traffic in your home because it is very durable.

A pattern carpet usually combines a cut and loop style, so some areas of the carpet will be looped back into the pattern while other fibers are cut. A textured carpet can either be short and rougher or it can be a smooth texture with lots of softness. With a softer carpet, comes the responsibility of more thorough cleaning. Frieze carpet features twist fibers and is typically more durable than other carpets. Further, the style is incredibly soft.

BENEFITS OF BROADLOOM CARPET INSTALLATION

You may be wondering what the benefits of broadloom carpet may be, potentially wondering how it compares to other forms of carpet and flooring types. Well, with broadloom carpets, you can expect:

A seamless appearance - Because of their wall-to-wall installation, broadloom carpets create a solid look, until carpet tiles. They also make any room appear larger because of their seamless look. A soft and cushioned surface - Broadloom carpets are the plushest carpets available. They keep the heat more than hardwood floors do, so they are super comfortable to walk, sit, and lie on! Outdoor use - Yes, indoor-outdoor broadloom carpets can be used outdoors, as they are extremely durable and resistant to fading, weather, people, and pets, and are great for patios, garages, and basement floors.

Carpet Tile Flooring


Carpet tiles are easy to install, clean, and replace when they need to be, making this carpet style very appealing for the DIY enthusiasts. Carpet tiles allow you more creative freedom when designing a commercial building because of its availability in various colors and patterns. You could create accent borders, checkerboard patterns, stripes, or even optical illusions with your carpet tiles. Further, they are especially suitable for odd-shaped rooms.

While the concept itself may seem old school, carpet tiles deliver great results and a number of benefits. They are specially designed squares of carpet that are made to add depth and character to any room they are added in. Carpet tiles offer:

  • Fast and Easy Installation
  • Durability
  • Easy Maintenance
  • A Variety of Styles
  • Inexpensive Installation

Carpet tiles are easily the more efficient flooring option to install, as they can be installed with ease and are designed for simplicity. They can be installed in unique positions wherever they are needed. Instead of trying to roll out a wall-to-wall carpet, carpet tiles are easier to carry around and easy to put in place, offering a smooth and even look once it is fully installed. In addition to being easy to install, carpet tiles are also durable, holding up extremely well in high-traffic areas. This built-to-last flooring option will save you time and money in the long run because they are easy to clean and won’t have to be replaced for a long time. If one tile does need to be replaced, all you have to do is remove it from the floor and replace it! There is no need to replace the entire carpet.

Maintaining a carpet tile is as simple as vacuuming it regularly to remove the dust and debris that get trapped in the carpet fibers. You can even take washing the carpet into your own hands, popping them out of your floor to completely wash them before popping them back into position. This can be extremely convenient if you are a DIY person and also prefer your carpets to be as clean as possible.

Another benefit of carpet tiles include the variety of colors, styles, and patterns that the flooring option is available in. With carpet tiles, you are able to create different patterns, mosaics, and special blends of colors that speak to your personal style of the interior of your home. A blend of patterned and solid color carpet tiles can be used to create a range of effects that make your floor as interesting as the rest of your home or commercial building. With other flooring types, this option isn’t always possible, so if you want a unique floor look, then carpet tile is the way to go.

Maintaining Your Carpet


A well-maintained carpet provides a healthy indoor atmosphere. Carpet is known for trapping debris, pet dander, pet hair, dirt, and other allergens, which can begin to deteriorate your indoor air quality. It is extremely important to regularly maintain and clean your carpet, whether it be by vacuuming, shampooing, or steam cleaning your carpet. Every three months, do your best to wash your carpet to get rid of stains and dirt that are left behind from pets or kids. Here are some tips that will help ensure your carpet stays beautiful:

Clean Stains As Soon As Possible

As soon as you can, treat a stain with a pre-treatment before fully clearing it. Try to avoid over-blotting, as this action could push the stain further into the carpet fibers, making the stain worse. Stains like chocolate and mud should be treated once the stain has dried while stains like coffee, food, and red wine should be treated while the stain is still wet.

Dry Your Carpet Thoroughly

Avoid over-wetting your carpet, as this could allow for underlying materials or content to leech through your carpet. If you are performing a spot treatment, then use a hairdryer to dry the treated area. You want to make sure the carpet gets completely dry because materials and particles will stick to a wet carpet much easier, compromising the cleanliness and the quality of the carpet.

Vacuum Regularly

If a large portion of your home is carpeted, then it is essential to own a high-quality vacuum that is lightweight and highly effective in removing dust, dander, dirt, and allergens from your carpet. You may own a vacuum already, but if it is a heavier vacuum, then consider replacing it, as heavy vacuums can severely damage the carpet fiber. This may be less of an issue if you have carpet tiles covering your floor, or durable loop broadloom carpets, but softer carpets with plush fibers will need to be cared for much more gently.

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