Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Best Value for the Cost of Carpet Flooring



The cost of carpet flooring is usually determined by a price per square foot, or price per square yard.  Some other flooring materials are priced only by the square foot, so be sure to compare apples to apples when calculating the cost of carpet flooring versus other materials.
The cost of carpet is just like anything else, there are many variations from a few dollars a square foot to more than you would want to spend, but the average cost of carpeting is right around $6 to $8 per square foot, although that only includes the cost of the carpet, not the pad or installation.
Additional costs for carpet padding would be approximately $3 to $6 per square foot, although that varies as well.  Additional charges apply for installation, which can vary based on the size and shape of the room.
Other variables include floor preparation.  Check the condition of your subfloor if you can, prior to your carpet installation.  If any work needs to be done to prepare your floor, you can save some money by doing these preparations ahead of time.
If moving furnishings or appliances is necessary, there may be a charge for that as well.  By preparing your room as much as possible prior to your carpet installation you can save some money on the cost of your carpet flooring.
Some carpet types may have more charges than other, such as Berber carpeting which can sometimes incur a surcharge during installation.  Removing your old carpeting and discarding of it also comes with a fee.  
For an accurate cost estimate on the price of carpet flooring, including the cost of carpet pad, preparation and install, be sure to call on the professionals at Great Western Flooring for a completely free estimate.
We have the best in quality from top names of carpet suppliers including Shaw and Mohawk, and have professional installers ready to give your room the beautiful makeover it deserves.
Contact Great Western Flooring today, the carpet and flooring experts serving the Chicagoland area for over 35 years.  We have the right flooring for your home or office!  Call Great Western Flooring today for a free estimate.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How Much Should You Spend on Carpet Padding?

If you are shopping for carpet padding prices, there are some things that you should know before you buy your carpet padding.  How much you spend on your carpet pad depends on several factors, most importantly what the carpet manufacturer recommends for the padding should be the first consideration.
Carpet manufacturers have specifications for particular carpets that must be followed in order to maintain a warranty, and also to provide the most appropriate padding for the chosen carpeting. The type of carpet padding that you purchase must match the carpet in terms of specifications and long lasting durability.  If you want your carpet to last for fifteen or twenty years, then your padding must also be designed to last that same amount of time.
There is a big difference in price between carpet padding that will last five years versus padding that is made to last fifteen or twenty years.  A higher quality of carpet padding will have a higher price tag, but if is the appropriate padding for the job, it is a necessary and good investment.  You’ll want a quality padding to pair with your quality carpeting, providing the most durability especially in high traffic areas.  
The most common type of carpet padding used in residential settings is Rebond, which is made of recycled material giving it it’s multicolored look.  An average price for Rebond carpet pad is usually between $3.00 - $5.00 per square yard, but this is just the price for the pad itself.  
You will have to add for material and any labor involved.  A standard sized room would not be too much additional, but for an odd shape or size you could pay more for labor.  You can avoid additional charges if you have all of your furniture out of the room so that that room is clear and ready to go.
The carpeting and flooring experts at Great Western Flooring have the right carpet and pad in stock for you!  We carry the best carpet padding for your room, to fit within your budget and provide you the best quality with long lasting durability.  Call us today for the best in carpet padding prices.  
Call on the experienced flooring experts at Great Western Flooring for your carpet and carpet padding solutions.  Give your room the professional make over it deserves with quality carpeting and flooring products, and professional installation from Great Western Flooring.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Which Type of Carpet Padding is Right for You?



With many options available for carpet padding, choosing the right type of carpet pad for your carpet can be confusing.  
All carpet padding is not the same.  Some discount stores may try to offer you a cheap price for your carpet padding, but if it is made of inferior products your carpet will wear faster.   You should always remember that you must match the grade of your carpet to the grade of your padding.  If you want your carpet to last for twenty years, you must install carpet padding that will last just as long.
Rebond Carpet Padding
Rebond is the most common type of carpet padding used by homeowners in residential settings.   Rebond padding is made from recycled products, which is why it appears as a multi-color padding.   The quality of the carpet padding is determined by the quality of the recycled products used.  Rebond is a popular choice and gives most residential customers quality padding for their carpet, as long as it is purchased by a reputable carpet and flooring company such as Great Western Flooring.  
Foam, Urethane
Foam urethane padding is the least expensive, and is even sometimes given away at discount stores.  This type of padding will not hold up to any traffic and will become worn flat very quickly.  
Prime Urethane
Prime urethane carpet padding is becoming popular in residential settings, although it was designed for commercial use.  This type of carpet pad is made of dense polyurethane, and will usually cost even more than Rebond so it is not typically chosen by homeowners for residential settings.
Rubber Pad Waffle or Rubber Slab Flat
Rubber slab or waffle carpet padding is typically used over concrete, and not in residential settings.  
Special Carpet Padding  
Some special options are offered with carpet padding such as a moisture barrier, although there is a big misconception as to what benefit this may provide.  This type of carpet padding will not stop pet accidents from seeping through the carpet and pad. Moisture can get caught with no way to evaporate, thus damaging the floor underneath.  A good Rebond pad will usually provide just as good of results as a specialty carpet padding, and is a nice economic choice for homeowners.  In most cases the added expense of specialty padding is not necessary.  

Great Western Flooring has various types of carpet padding in stock, and can assist you in determining which is right for your new carpet installation.  We have experience satisfying commercial and residential customers with top quality materials and expert installation services.  Contact Great Western Flooring today for answer to all your carpet, padding, and flooring needs.  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Solutions for Various Carpet Types and Prices

When shopping for carpeting, the numerous carpet types and prices can seem overwhelming.  You may not have realized the number of choices available, from various fibers and pile, and with a wide fluctuation of pricing.  


It is worth your time to evaluate your desired application for your new carpet installation, and think about properties that are necessary.  For example, if you need to replace carpeting on a stairway, you’ll want something that is durable and strong that will not lose shape or fade with direct friction applied on each step.  Nylon is a good choice for versatility, while providing strength.  Wool and cotton wear easily and are not ideal for high traffic areas.


Polyester and Polypropylene are also fibers used in carpeting and can have many benefits.  Polypropylene, also known as Olefin, is gaining more awareness as an alternative choice, providing general purpose at a bargain price.  Be sure to talk with your carpeting expert to ensure that your choice of fiber will withstand your purpose.


Along with the variations in carpet types, there are also variations in the carpet price.  Olefin has been a choice for a very inexpensive quick upgrade, where it will not be exposed to super high traffic areas and can sometimes be purchased as inexpensively as under $2 per square foot.  


Nylon is a type of carpet that is more middle of the road with pricing, but it provides excellent performance with resistance to soils, stains and fading. This type of carpet is a little more than the Olefin at around $3-5/ square foot, but with so many variations in types of nylon fiber this price can vary.  Either way it is a common choice for many home and business owners today as a good value for the money.


Be sure to contact the experts at Great Western Flooring Co., serving the Chicagoland area with three locations and design centers.  We offer over 25 years of professional carpet and floor installations, providing the best value for residential and commercial customers.  Our professional installation includes floor preparation, removal and recycling of old materials, and intricate design work when needed for detailed geometric areas.  


We offer the best value for purchase and installation of all carpet types and price range.  



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PRICE OF CARPET INSTALLED

When you go shopping for new carpeting, you need to know the full extent of the service provided, including the complete price of carpet installed.  It pays to contact an expert carpeting store to provide you with the necessary advice on the various styles available and the properties of the different types of carpet available for installation.


CARPET STYLES


With so many fibers, styles and colors, you have many choices to consider when installing new carpet.  You will want to consider the traffic in the area of installation, the exposure to sunlight and risk of exposure to stains.  Some fibers like wool are more likely to pile but may be softer than other fibers.  Nylon is a versatile fiber that provides durability and comfort.  Speak with a carpeting expert on which fiber is a good fit for you when shopping prices for having carpet installed.  


CARPET INSTALLATION


Be sure to know exactly what you’re getting when you get a price quote for a carpet install.  Some companies may not prepare your floor, or it may not be included in the price of installation.  You’ll also want to know what type of padding is being used, this can make a huge difference in the quality of your carpet installation.  


You’ll want to get the maximum about of comfort available with your new carpet installation, be sure to select a carpet store with knowledge in the various styles and fibers, and one that is experienced with carpet installations.  


A skilled carpet installation will include any custom cuts for tricky designs or angles, and utilization of the proper tools including a power stretcher for long lasting carpet.  


Your installation should also include removal of your old pad and carpeting.  Selecting a store that will recycle this material is a making conscience effort to help the environment.  


YOUR SOLUTION FOR QUALITY CARPET INSTALLATION


Contact the experts at Great Western Flooring for a carpet installation that goes above and beyond the norm.  We have been providing quality carpeting and floor covering to the greater Chicago area for over 25 years, and have vast experience with residential and commercial carpet installations.  


We provide custom design work, and quality installation including preparation of your floor, and removal and recycling of all old materials.  

Let us help you achieve the level of comfort and design that you desire, with professional carpet installation.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Best Value for Carpet per Sq Ft Price

When it’s time to replace or install new carpeting, you want the best value for your carpet per sq ft price.  With various fibers possessing different properties, it is worth your time to evaluate the different types of carpeting for your needs.  Installing the right type of carpet for your application will ensure that you receive the most valuable return on your investment.


When evaluating carpet styles, you may wonder which one is right for you.  Nylon is a common choice, providing durability with long lasting stain and fade resistance, and will run in the low to medium price range of approximately $3 per square foot.  Nylon is the strongest of fibers and makes up the majority of carpeting sold today.  It is durable with high resiliency and colorfast properties, providing a great value and improvement to your home.  The only drawback to nylon might be a higher probability of static, but you can have the carpet treated with a non-static coating to reduce this property.


Polypropylene, also known as Olefin, is a less expensive fiber for carpet, averaging on the lower end closer to $1.50 per square foot, but be sure to talk with the experts about your purpose as this type can be susceptible to pile crush depending upon the placement in high traffic areas.  Olefin currently makes up approximately 30% of total carpet sales, however, and can be an inexpensive alternative to higher cost carpet pieces.  


Wool is a fiber that is on the high end when comparing carpeting in price per sq foot, and is out of reach for some consumers at sometimes over $10 / square foot.  In some applications, this may be a desirable choice as wool is very soft, but it does not resist moisture very well and tends to pile and wear away, leaving bald patches in some cases.  Wool is a naturally stable fiber, but can require high maintenance and is desirable in low traffic areas.  


Great Western Flooring Co. Offers Value for Carpet Prices


When evaluating your options for the best carpet price sq ft., be sure to call on the experts at Great Western Flooring.  We have been providing superior service with carpet and floor coverings for over 25 years! We have the resources and experience to bring the best value, no matter the type of flooring or carpet desired.  
Contact us today at one of our three convenient locations for a free no-cost no-obligation quotation to receive your best price per square foot on all styles of carpeting.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Why Wool Berber Carpet for My Home?

For a thousand years and more, the natural fiber of wool has been used to create handcrafted Berber carpets of unsurpassed beauty. It is a credit to the durability of this natural fiber that many of these carpets still exist.
These days, the manufacturing of wool Berber carpet has been automated to a tremendous degree, but it is still as aesthetically pleasing as ever and even more durable. Here are a few of the more pertinent facts to know about it:
It is still all natural – There are dozens of synthetic variations of carpet available. Still, wool carpeting is the choice of those homeowners who prefer an all-natural, hypo-allergenic, environmentally friendly and extremely comfortable fabric for covering their floors. In addition, wool carpeting repels moisture quite well thus making it both mold and mildew resistant.
It is incredibly durable – While wool is very soft underfoot, this comfort belies the fact that it is also extremely durable. After all, if you think about it, wool actually does a pretty good job of protecting sheep from the weather and other environmental factors. No wonder it lasts so long while protected within a home or office space. Wool also repels common dirt particles and is easy to clean – another reason for its durability.
It can be truly affordable – With the proper care, wool carpet will last for years - keeping its luxurious look even under the rigors of the heaviest foot traffic. If a homeowner considers the long term, this means less replacement costs and a better overall return on investment. In short, it pays to invest in wool carpeting for your home.

The best way to understand the benefits of wool Berber carpet is to experience it. For more information on it and to experience it first-hand, please contact us at Great Western Flooring. We can be found online at www.greatwesternflooring.com or reached directly at 630-357-3331.