Carpet quality depends on the type and number of ounces per square yard of fibre. The denser the carpet pile, the more comfortable and durable it is. Superior quality carpets have between 45 and 65 ounces of fibre per square yard. Some carpets are treated for stain resistance: very useful for families with children or teens.
Uses recommended for the carpets
Advantages of a carpet floors
Soft and comfortable
Wide choice of colours and textures
Effectively hides floor imperfections
Contrary to popular belief, they trap dust
Quantity or carpet needed
Before starting your project, make sure you know how much material you will need. Here's how to calculate the amount needed:
Determine the area to be covered in square feet. Then divide this number by nine to arrive at the number of square yards.
Add about 10% to the total square yardage to cover wastage. Factors such as the roll width and the need to match patterns could result in wastage of between 5 and 20%. The larger the room, the less wastage there will be.
Multiply this figure by the unit price, adding installation costs, if any.
Have your calculations checked by an expert before ordering. This first step just helps you establish a budget.
Cost of a carpet floors
Carpet costs about $1 to $4 per square foot. To improve the comfort and life expectancy of the carpet, it’s a good idea to install an underlay. Ask your Lanctôt advisor about this.
Care and maintenance of carpets
You should vacuum at least weekly with a vacuum cleaner with powerful suction. Also have the carpet cleaned professionally once a year. Carpets treated for stain resistance are much easier to clean and maintain.
Remove stains immediately !
Most food and beverage stains can be removed in four easy steps :
Use a knife or spoon to remove most of what was spilled on the carpet.
Without RUBBING, blot the surface with an absorbent white cloth to remove as much liquid as possible.
For liquid stains, use sparkling water as an emergency cleaning product (club soda or sparkling mineral water, NOT SOFT DRINKS). Pour a bit of sparkling water onto the blotted stain, let it act for a minute, then blot again to remove the stain. NEVER RUB. Repeat as necessary.