Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Swapping out the old with the new

Hopefully experiencing a change when it comes to getting new flooring is exciting.  It makes a huge change in the entire atmosphere.  It creates the finished look in a area in many cases and can also update the space.  Here are a few pictures that show just that.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Changing up the kichen

We had the sweetest couple come in looking for a upgrade in their kitchen.  They looked at the counter tops and found one that they loved.  It turned out beautiful.  The granite counter tops are beautiful and clean feeling.  This is a wonderful way to change up the kitchen and refresh the look, especially when you have wonderful solid wood cabinets.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Finishing the basement

Everyone has different opinions and pull things together in different ways.

Can we just take a minute to see how beautiful this is.  I may be partial but I feel like our customers have great taste.  I love to see how people pick out their products and coordinate how they put things together.
A mixture of different grey.
I love how they allowed plenty of room around the bar to help keep the 'accidents' and 'messes' contained.
I really like how they turned the hard surface to give that edge a extra completed look.

This basement theater has a great look! I have nothing but great things to say. Nice work! We hope you get to enjoy the new flooring!

Thank you so much to our customers that send in photos that we can share!!  WE have the BEST customers!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Something Different

The cutest family came in looking to change their flooring.  They wanted to do something traditional on the floors and something to spice things up and link the levels.  As they were looking around they found a beautiful pattern carpet from Tuftex (Shaw) carpet.

 The carpet is tight with a low nap making it a great piece for the stairs.  The pattern gives it an elegant touch that adds color to the space.  The runner look is also a classic look adding character.

Hard surface on stairs is something that many people like the idea of.  This is because stairs get a great deal of wear.  Although this is true hard surface on stairs is not only more expensive, it is very slippery.  It is just something to consider when making choices.

It is great to have customers that choose exciting things that we get to see installed!

Thank you... Thank you... Thank you for all the photos that are sent in so we can share them!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Getting down to the nitty gritty...

Flooring Fibers... The Good the bad, the do's and do not's.
This is my opinion.  Some people share it and some people may not.  My Mother and Father always tell me what is my opinion to anyone else (sarcasm included).
I am not going into ALL of the fibers just a few main ones that are more popular today: Nylon and Polyester

There are pros and cons about ALL flooring.  Make sure that you are looking at the flooring that best fits your needs.

A few things to know as you start your shopping...

1.Carpet goes down lighter like paint goes on darker.
2.The tighter the twist the better the wear.  If you have a blown out yarn that may feel thick, is the twist isn't tight that carpet is not going to wear well.  That creates a problem.
3.Everyone knows this but they hate saying it... You get what you pay for.  If your carpet is cheap or as we could better call it 'inexpensive' or 'builder grade' it is not going to look good for 20 years. Yes, you can get a great deal or purchase carpet that is on SALE that will be less expensive and wear a bit longer.  But you cant blame your carpet for not wearing well if you are not maintaining it. Carpet should be professionally steam cleaned once a year.  You also need to vacuum your carpet once a week per person that lives at your home, and animals count (eg. 4 people and 2 dogs and 1 cat- you should be vacuuming every day)
4. Don't just buy your carpet for the warranty.  Warranty have a lot of fine print so look at the texture retention (how long the carpet should look good) warranty.  Look at the wear warranty. The information is good.  But if you get your carpet based only on warranty make sure that you get the warranty book so you do everything correctly. The place that you buy your carpet will be able to provide it or you can call into the manufacturer and get it also.
5.  Soft carpet is very popular. I love it also, I love to pet it as I sell carpet.  Something to be aware of is that some vacuums have a hard time with the soft carpet so that is something to consider when you decide what carpet you want to install.
6.  Bare feet people... I am sorry to tell you this but you are ruining your carpet. SOCKS are what you should have on your carpet. Shoes would be a close second (as long as they are not covered in mud, tar, dirt, etc.).  The oils in your feet cause the dirt to stick you your carpet.  Giving you (what I call) dirt trails showing you all the places that you walk while you are bare footed.  A good example is with flip flops, you wear them all day and when you get home you take off your shoes and your black feet are so graciously cleaned by the carpet.

As you read on you have to remember that this is my opinion...

Nylon has been out for a long time and has gotten the well wearing name.  Also most of the carpet are treated with some type of stain protection they also clean well.  But If you are looking for carpet for your hallway and stairs I would make nylon my top recommendation.

Polyester came out a while ago, it has a good clean ability but it does need to be maintained a little bit more.  

Solution Dyed.... any fiber Polyester or Nylon is great.  Solution dyed fiber is the greatest stuff.  If you spill bleach on your carpet, it will maintain the color.  This I do not recommend doing because it can eat your backing because bleach is such a strong chemical.  Solution dyed carpet gives you carpet that is easily cleaned and very hard to stain.  So if you get a solution dyes nylon or polyester you know that it will clean sooo well.
I do not want you to be discouraged though, most carpet has a stain protection on it.  This helps you get different spills out of your carpet. Something to think about still is that when you spill something it can go into your carpet padding.  When you clean the spill out of the carpet there is still some in the pad.  So when you have that phantom reoccurring stains... it could be because you have some of the mystery substance in the pad.

So in my opinion get a fiber that will best fit your needs.  If you have a high traffic house you might want to consider getting a nylon carpet.  If you have hard surface in all your high traffic areas then you get whatever you would like.  Everything with your flooring is up to you because you are the one that has to live with it everyday. Make sure that you also are looking at the quality of the carpet.  If it has a blown out yarn, this will only get worse over time.  The tighter the twist the better the wear.  Make sure that you are doing your homework.  There are so many different fibers that you can use when getting new carpet. These are just the main ones that I like to sell.

This blog has a really good insight if you wanted to check it out for another opinion.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mail Out Flyer...

We are mailing out a new flyer.  If you see it I hope you find it helpful, if you need new carpet I hope you take the time to come by and check us out.

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! All of us at Johnsons Carpet want you to feel welcome in our community.  We sell all types of flooring including carpet, LVT/ LVP, laminate, tile, vinyl, and fiber floor.  But just in case you are not in the market for carpet we thought we would give you some tips for you to help maintain the flooring that you have currently.  These tips will help the longevity of your flooring.
§  If you have an accidental stain that occurs, there is a great app for your smart phone called “Shaw Stain Center” it is free and easy to use.  It has cleaning tips for all types of stains from blood to makeup.
§  To keep your carpet looking nice, we suggest wearing socks inside your home.  The oils that are on your bare feet are very hard on your carpet.  These oils will cause you to have dark trails on your traffic areas, the oils attract and collect the dirt. The example that I like to use is flip flops, you get home and the bottom of your feet are filthy.  After taking off your shoes and walking on you carpet for a bit, your feet have become clean. 
§  Vacuuming habits are really important.  The manufacturers usually recommend vacuuming your carpet once a week per person/ animal that is living in the home. For example if you have 4 people living in the home, 1 dog, and 1 cat you should vacuuming your home 6 times per week.  This helps keep your carpet clean and standing for a longer amount of time.
§  Getting your carpet STEAM cleaned by a licensed professional is something that should be done once per year.  Not only does this help maintain the warranty of your carpet, it also keeps your carpet looking nice and clean. 
If you have a free minute and want to check us out, here is our information.  There are pictures and some articles that may help you answer some questions that you may have.
Johnsons Carpet
69 E 100 N Kaysville, UT. 84037

We do FREE estimates, just come by and pick out your carpet first.  We have lots of deals on in stock carpet.  If you are in the market to replace existing flooring, or just putting in something new, we have you covered.  We do carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl tile/ plank, tile, vinyl, counter tops and cabinets.