We pride ourselves on being your carpet & flooring experts in the Rocklin, Roseville and Lincoln areas. We strive to be great listeners, committed partners in your home improvement project, and providers of great customer service.
Our primary goal is to provide you with quality carpet products that will beautify your home, meet your specific budget and performance needs, be easy to care for & durable.
We want you to learn about the products that will be installed in your home and how they are installed. Whether it’s at our store or here within our website, we want you to understand, learn, experience as much about carpet as you wish.
Our promise is to provide you valuable information, delivered in an easy to understand way, so when choosing carpet, you make the smartest decisions for you, your family and your home.
We believe that the more you know about carpet and our industry, the more inclined you’ll be to do business with people who understand floor covering.
Advantages of carpet:
- Carpet adds warmth and is soft under feet and easier on children's knees.
- Carpet is much quieter than hard surfaces floors.
- Carpet comes in a wide variety of colors, tones and hues.
- Carpet is easy to decorate with and offers many styles and colors allowing it to be the focus of the room or the perfect foundation for your furniture and accessories.
- Carpet can hide many sub-floor irregularities that would not be permitted with hard surface floors.
- Carpet can go over a variety of substrates and on all grade levels, even concrete slabs in basements.
- Carpet is economical and carpet installation costs are generally less than some of the hard surface products.
Carpet Installation (Preparation)
You’ve learned all there is to know about carpet, shopped smart, made your best choice, and now it’s just a matter of waiting for the materials and the installation day(s).
You know better, of course. The next step is to be prepared and knowledgeable for the day when the new carpet or flooring will transform your home.
The entire process go faster and more efficiently if you are ready for the carpet installation. Knowing what to expect and being prepared will also be a lot less stressful on you, your family and your home.
Our best advice is use a professional.
Carpet installation is a skill that is developed through years of experience, so using professional installers is just plain smart. Also, understanding the basics of carpet installation will increase your knowledge of the process and enhance your confidence in the professionals working in your home.
While seams are inevitable, it’s the professionals who excel at minimizing and hiding seams. They call on years of experience and tried and true methods. Our professional installers and a thoughtful layout will insure seams are placed away from areas subjected to pivoting traffic, and not run seams perpendicular to doorway openings; or parallel with large windows and doors.
Some carpet styles can show the placement of the seam tape more than others. This is referred to as telegraphing, or peaking, and it is particularly noticeable in low cut pile and looped carpets. A seam may be excellent and considered ‘tight’ but can still be seen.
You should keep in mind that, occasionally, additional carpet must be ordered to better match patterns at the seams, which will add to the cost.
The pros know what to do about transitions. When two different flooring products meet like carpeting and a hardwood or tile floor – it’s called a transition. A professional installer will try to match the surface heights of various flooring products to minimize transition variable heights and appearance.
Removing all furniture and other objects and materials from the areas to be carpeted is the first step. Installers can move your furniture, but there may be an additional charge for doing so. Before moving, you’ll also need to empty the contents of cabinets, dressers, closets, etc.
Please consider how your old flooring will be taken up and disposed of. This can be difficult, time consuming and very messy. We would be happy to discuss removal options with you at the time of your pre-construction job walk.
If you prefer to remove your present flooring, let’s discuss the process. Try to complete demo ahead of time. Complete removal of existing flooring at least one day prior to installation to allow for cleanup and floor preparation. Important: if removing old residential carpet, please leave tack strips in place (and pull the staples out of the wood subfloor from the original pad if applicable).