What Are the Environmental Benefits of Hardwood Flooring?

You might think that putting hardwood floors down in your home is bad for the environment. After all, don’t companies have to cut down trees in order to produce hardwood flooring? The answer is obviously yes, but in reality, hardwood flooring is actually way more eco-friendly than other flooring options. Here are some of the… Read more »

Reasons to Consider Laminate Flooring

Do you want to achieve the look of hardwood flooring in your home or apartment without breaking the bank? Then you should consider installing laminate flooring. While hardwood flooring is typically very expensive, laminate is just a fraction of the cost, and it will improve the aesthetic appeal of your home by leaps and bounds…. Read more »

How to Clean a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors are beautiful and will be a great addition to your home. But once you have them installed, it’s important for you to take good care of them to keep them looking their best. If you fail to do this, it won’t be long before your floors are looking faded and beat up, so… Read more »

What is Vinyl Plank Flooring?

Hardwood floors can be expensive, but there’s a viable alternative. It’s called vinyl plank flooring, and it looks just like hardwood but at a fraction of the cost. Are you thinking of new flooring in your home? Do you love the idea of hardwood but don’t want to spend so much money on its installation?… Read more »

Prioritize Carpets for Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air, and so is that annual time of the year that is dreaded by some called spring cleaning. Your to-do list is starting to pile up, but there’s one area of your home that’s easy to forget about that needs some TLC, and that’s your carpets. Not only is regular carpet… Read more »

Cleaning Up After April Showers

Although we don’t get a ton of rain in Arizona, (aside from monsoon season) we do experience April showers on occasion. It is important to understand how to clean our carpets following a rain shower in order to maintain it long-term. Let Mud Dry It might seem odd to let a mud “stain” sit on… Read more »

What Could Harm Your Hardwood Floors

Wood is trending and many people are switching over to hardwood floors. Hardwood floors can open up a room, provide a sleeker look, and be easily maintained. In order to keep your hardwood floors looking good, it is important to care for them properly. However, there are several things that many people do often that… Read more »

Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Carpet is an affordable flooring option but it does need to be cared for and maintained properly if you want it to last. Here are a few common carpet cleaning mistakes that people are making on a daily basis. Conquering Stains A common mistake that people make while attempting to clean their carpets is not… Read more »

Preparing Floors for Spring

With spring getting closer, it’s time to start compiling your spring cleaning list. It is important to make your floors a focus of your spring cleaning to-do list. Cleaning your floors is an important part of preparing your home for better weather and maintaining your home in general. Not all flooring is created equal, and… Read more »

Get Rid of Carpet Stains after the Big Game

Last Sunday, millions of people gathered together to watch the big game and cheer on their favorite team. With all of the shouting, jumping, mingling, eating, and drinking that can happen during a football game, you probably found some stains on your carpeted floors after the fact. No matter what type of stain surfaced, you… Read more »

History of the Red Carpet Concept

When you picture a “red carpet,” you likely picture celebrities in formal wear walking slowly and posing for pictures. Although many homes also have red carpets, most people initially picture extravagant gowns, persistent paparazzi, and entertaining award shows. With the Grammy Awards coming up, we started to wonder about the history of the red carpet… Read more »

Cleaning Floors After the Christmas Tree Takedown

Many people display real Christmas trees in their home during the holiday season. Some people cannot resist the smell of a freshly cut pine tree. While some of us decide to go the artificial route, some people consider getting a real tree a tradition. Although real trees are beautiful, they do eventually lose their vitality… Read more »

Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Home

If you are looking into carpeting your home, whether it is one room or several rooms, you probably became overwhelmed the minute you started searching for “the one.” Selecting a carpet can be a difficult decision and with so many colors, textures, and prints available, it might feel next to impossible. Before you select your… Read more »

Benefits to Carpeted Stair Runners

If you have a staircase inside of your home, you should consider installing a carpet runner over the staircase. A carpet runner can offer a staircase plenty of benefits. Spruce Up Your Style A carpet runner can provide your home with a casual touch or an elegant touch, depending on what type of runner you… Read more »

Benefits of Tile Flooring

Some rooms in your home will benefit from tile flooring. It is important to recognize that not all rooms need or should have carpeting. Tile flooring is a great flooring option for many reasons. Withstands the Test of Time Tile flooring is durable and it can put with a lot of wear and tear. Specifically,… Read more »

Protect Your Floor During the Holiday Season

Holiday Season

If you are someone that does a lot of hosting during the holiday season, you likely do a thorough cleaning of your home prior to having guests. Your floors should be a major focus of that cleaning because they are constantly being used by you family and your visitors. Put Down Protective Mats You should… Read more »

Make Your Own Carpet Cleaning Solution at Home

Make Your Own Carpet Cleaning Solution at Home

No matter how hard you might try, sooner or later your carpets are bound to get dirty. For families with pets or small children, carpets tend to see more than their fair share of dirt, mud and spills. When these messes inevitably do happen, we tend to turn to store-bought cleaning mixtures and expensive products… Read more »

Carpet Jargon 101

Carpet Jargon 101

If you’ve just started shopping around for new carpeting, you may notice that carpet manufacturers use their fair share of specialized terminology to describe the characteristics of their products. To the uninitiated, all this carpet industry jargon can get a little confusing. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, carpet terminology is pretty straightforward…. Read more »

Don’t Make These Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Don't Make These Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Keeping your carpet clean can seem like an uphill battle, especially if you have kids around. Once you have it nicely cleaned and vacuumed, you’re bound to spill a drop of pasta sauce on it by mistake. But not to worry – modern carpeting is manufactured to put up with the perils of everyday life…. Read more »

Is Laminate Wood Flooring Right for Your Home?

Is Laminate Wood Flooring Right for Your Home?

Laminate flooring has come a long way, and in recent years it’s emerged as a very popular alternative to traditional hardwood floors. This flooring material is made to look and feel like real wood, but is actually comprised of materials like resin and fiberboard. So what separates laminate floors from their hardwood predecessors? True hardwood… Read more »

Southwind Carpet Comes to Carpet Closeouts

Southwind Carpet Coming to Carpet Closeouts

Which type of flooring you select to install in your home or office is largely a matter of personal preference. However, you want to always choose a quality product that will last and is easy to maintain, while not compromising the integrity of your building. Carpet is a type of flooring that exudes comfort and… Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Carpet Looking Brand New

Tips to Keep Your Carpet Looking Brand New

  Fresh, comfortable carpeting can breathe new life into a drab living space. If you don’t take care of your carpet, however, it can become blemished by stains and damage. The good news is that modern carpeting is remarkably durable and long-lasting. By following just a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that your new… Read more »

Reasons to Keep Your Carpet Clean

Reasons to Keep Your Carpet Clean

  As much as we might love the feeling of soft carpeting underfoot, cleaning a carpet is a task that most people don’t particularly look forward to. If you want to keep your carpet looking its very best, however, periodic cleaning is absolutely essential. Let’s consider a few of the most compelling reasons to keep… Read more »

Tips for Choosing the Right Area Rug

Tips for Choosing the Right Area Rug

Wall-to-wall carpeting might not be right for every room in your home. Whether it’s a kitchen with tile floors, or an entryway with vintage hardwood, there are a number of reasons why you might not want to cover and entire space with carpet. If you’d still like to enjoy the comfort of carpet without committing… Read more »

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

In January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Earth’s surface temperatures in 2015 were the hottest they had been since record keeping began in 1880. In recent years environmental concerns have become more pressing than ever, and it seems everyone is pitching in to do their part for the planet, including… Read more »

Save Money on Your Energy Bills With New Carpeting

Save Money on Your Energy Bills With New Carpeting

There are plenty of good reasons to install carpeting in your home. First and foremost, it’s extremely comfortable underfoot. Carpeting also comes in a wide variety of designs and thicknesses to accommodate the tastes and preferences of individual homeowners. Plus – contrary to popular belief – carpeting is also good for people who suffer from… Read more »

Clever, Inexpensive Ways to Remove Carpet Stains

Clever, Inexpensive Ways to Remove Carpet Stains

These days, you can find all sorts of name brand cleaning products in your grocery store. From spray-on applications to foaming cleaners, consumers have no shortage of options. Unfortunately, not all of these products work as advertised, and some of them can be quite expensive. The good news is that you can find a number… Read more »

Think Carpeting Is Bad for Allergies? Think Again.

Think Carpeting Is Bad for Allergies? Think Again.

Over the years, a pervasive myth has emerged that links asthma and allergy symptoms to indoor carpeting. The idea is that carpeting, as opposed to other times of flooring like laminate and hardwood, traps allergens like dust and pet dander, thereby aggravating allergy symptoms. In fact, however, recent studies have demonstrated that carpeting can actually… Read more »

Reasons to Select Stone Tiles

With a name like Carpet Closeouts you’d just expect carpets, right? But Carpet Closeouts sells more than just carpets, and stone tiles are just one of the “other” products available at the store. For some rooms it just makes sense to put a carpet down. For others, stone tiles work well. Carpet Closeouts has a… Read more »

What is SmartStrand Carpeting?

When we make investments into different areas of our home, we expect them to last for years and years. That’s why the absolute horror of the first spill on a new carpet is unmatched. Some folks with children and pets don’t even bother installing new carpeting or other flooring. After all, why bother when it’s… Read more »

Tips for Protecting Your Carpet from Pets

How can you protect your carpet from pets? If you have a cat or dog who likes to spend time outdoors then you know they’ll track in dirt and mud when they come back into the house. Therefore, pick a spot in the home where you can wipe their feet off before they get near… Read more »

Ways to Maintain Laminate Flooring

Hardwood Flooring

Laminate flooring is popular because it mimics the look of wood, stone or other materials yet it’s a synthetic product known for being quite durable, hygienic and easy to maintain. In order to maintain laminate flooring, it’s best to keep it dry and free from dust and dirt. If someone spills water on it, wipe… Read more »

Tips for Getting Rid of that New Carpet Smell

They feel great on your bare feet, they can add a lot of character in your room, and help keep your feet warm. But what isn’t exciting is that new carpet smell that tends to come with it. It’s hard to describe, it but has its own distinct aroma. What you smell is the mix… Read more »

The Many Advantages of Stone Flooring

When you think of castles, what kind of floors do they typically have? Stone flooring, of course. If your home is your castle then consider stone flooring for its durability, beauty, and, most importantly, elegance. Nothing says “I have money and want the best floors” like stone flooring. It’s not typically seen in most homes… Read more »

The Benefits of Laminate Flooring

People of a certain age have an impression of “laminate flooring.” Laminate was originally created as an affordable alternative to hardwood and came into vogue in the 1970s. It was affordable but tended to look “fake” or “plastic-y.” Today’s laminate flooring, however, looks so “real” that experts even have difficulty telling the difference between laminate… Read more »

Warning to Allergy Sufferers – Don’t Use Wet Carpet Cleaning Methods!

Carpeting isn’t just a comfortable and stylish form of flooring, but it is also a safe and warmer option than hardwood or tiling. One downside to having a carpeted room or entire home is all of the dust, debris, and allergens that it can trap in its soft texture. By vacuuming regularly, limiting dust intrusions,… Read more »

Things You Never Want to Spill on a Carpet

  Did you ever have a relative who had a pristine white carpet in their living room? It was the one the kids could not walk on or even go near.   We all want to keep our carpets clean and looking brand new for as long as possible, but over time spills, stains and… Read more »

Ways to Extend the Life of Your Carpet

A dirty carpet is easily avoidable and can make your home look older and more dingy, while a clean carpet brightens your home and creates a clean, comfortable environment. Follow these tips to extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking fresh and new. Vacuuming Frequent vacuuming keeps dirt from settling into the… Read more »

Things to Consider When Selecting a Carpet For Your Home

In the old days, there weren’t many choices when it came to carpets. Nowadays, there are many choices available.   So how do you figure out what carpet is right for your home?   First things first: what color(s) do you like? Obviously, beige (tan) goes well with everything, and a light brown will hide… Read more »