Even though UB Hardwoods is known for excellent installations of hardwood flooring, there are many places where carpet, floor tiles, and carpet tiles can be used effectively.


Carpet Choices

With carpet installations, there is a nice selection of modern styles to choose from that have many attractive features. The things to consider when making a choice about carpeting include how the room will be used and how the carpet is made. High-traffic rooms and rooms used by children do better with carpeting that is stain resistant. Other factors to consider are the fiber type and the carpet pile.


Carpet Materials

Carpet fibers are made from Triexta, nylon, polyester, and wool. Triexta is a manufactured fiber that offers a nice matte finish. It is very stain resistant. It is affordable, comfortable, and soft. Using thick carpet padding underneath makes a perfect choice for installation in a playroom for children. The thick pad and soft carpet holds up well and protects children if they stumble and fall.


Nylon carpeting is popular because it is durable. There are treatments available to give it extra stain resistance. Carpet made from polyester (PET) comes in many colors and designs that are good for rooms with less traffic. Wool carpeting is a natural fiber that is perfect for those who suffer from allergies because it is hypoallergenic.


Carpet Pile

The pile of a carpet describes how dense the fibers are placed through the backing and how long they are. Denser carpeting with longer strands feels luxurious when walking upon it. Shorter fibers found in carpeting that is less dense create a smoother surface. Fiber length may vary. This technique is used to create textures and patterns.


Floor Tiles

Floor tile is available that is made from ceramic and porcelain. Ceramic tiles are available in many shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. Installation of ceramic tile can be made on countertops and as a backsplash to compliment the flooring. Porcelain tiles are more durable, which makes them suitable for flooring installations in both interior and exterior locations.


Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles are a popular choice for commercial installations. If a portion of the carpeting gets stained or damaged, it can be more easily replaced with matching carpet tiles. This avoids the need for a full replacement if the rolled carpet was used for the initial installation. This factor makes carpet tiles an excellent choice for rooms where children play.


Call 763-807-4500 to discuss flooring choices or pick a date and time to schedule an estimate.

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