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  • The Wonders of Wool Carpet

    The Wonders of Wool Carpet

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    For those who like natural products, wool should be the fiber of choice when selecting carpet. As a society, we have grown farther away from nature and instead rely increasingly on man-made products. Although, this isn’t all bad, it does tend to have an effect… Read more »

  • The Importance of Carpet Cushion

    The Importance of Carpet Cushion

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Carpet without carpet cushion (or padding) is like wearing shoes without socks. You can do it, but your feet will be much happier when you put the two together. Socks absorb sweat, prevent blisters and provide added warmth. Likewise, carpet cushion is important to combine… Read more »

  • Carpet and Indoor Air Quality: The Research May Surprise You

    Carpet and Indoor Air Quality: The Research May Surprise You

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    You’ve likely heard that carpet is the worst type of flooring to have in your home if you suffer from asthma or allergies. This is a common misconception many people have. However, it has been shown with research that carpet may actually be the best… Read more »

  • Fabrica and Masland: Kings of the Luxury Carpet World

    Fabrica and Masland: Kings of the Luxury Carpet World

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Do you consider yourself a carpet snob? Maybe you have high expectations for carpeting in your home. You want it to look, feel and be luxurious. If that sounds like you, then we have two brands you’ll want to consider the next time you are… Read more »

  • At the Ready: How to Prepare for Your New Flooring Installation from Hopkins Carpet One

    At the Ready: How to Prepare for Your New Flooring Installation from Hopkins Carpet One

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Before the installation date, there are a few things to keep in mind and a few things you can do to help make your installation go as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

  • The Truth about Carpet Off-Gassing: A Common Carpet Myth Debunked

    The Truth about Carpet Off-Gassing: A Common Carpet Myth Debunked

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Maybe you’ve heard the term “off-gassing” with scary headlines claiming that household materials can cause serious health issues. There are some frightening claims out there and the experts at Hopkins Carpet One would like to take the time to address some of these concerns. First,… Read more »

  • Staining vs. Soiling in the World of Carpet Warranties

    Staining vs. Soiling in the World of Carpet Warranties

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    When it comes to carpet warranties, there are many different stipulations and rules as to what and what is not covered. And, it is common that a customer may not be familiar with the slight differences in terms. Some carpet manufacturer’s warranties cover staining and/or… Read more »

  • Maintaining the Right Environment for Hardwood Floors

    Maintaining the Right Environment for Hardwood Floors

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    A genuine hardwood floor does require a certain level of care and commitment from its owner. Since hardwood comes directly from a living tree, it has a tendency to react to changes in temperature and humidity. Therefore, one of the most important things a hardwood… Read more »

  • Is Thicker Carpeting Better?

    Is Thicker Carpeting Better?

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Is thicker carpeting necessarily better? A lot of times we see people who are under the impression that it is, and it does make a certain amount of sense. After all, thicker carpeting is more expensive, and price goes up with quality, right? Plus, there’s… Read more »

  • Flooring Installation – Can I Install over Existing Floor?

    Flooring Installation – Can I Install over Existing Floor?

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    If you are considering new flooring for your home, the first question will be what type of flooring you will use, and the second question will be how to install it. Many homeowners wonder if they can install new flooring over existing flooring. The answer… Read more »

  • How Stainmaster Pet Protect Works

    How Stainmaster Pet Protect Works

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    How does Stainmaster Pet Protect work? What makes it so stain resistant and so cleanable? Mostly it has to do with how nylon fibers are made for carpeting. We’ll discuss how most carpeting is made and then how Stainmasater Pet Protect is made. The process… Read more »

  • New Carpeting – Can I Re-use the Existing Pad?

    New Carpeting – Can I Re-use the Existing Pad?

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Maybe. You might also want to ask if you should, because … of course you can. Technical considerations Not all carpet cushion (pad) is created equal. Thickness Generally, carpet cushion comes in differing thicknesses, from ¼″ to ½″. Different types of carpeting require different thicknesses… Read more »