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There is a common misconception that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that when properly cleaned, carpet may actually be the best flooring for allergies and asthma, as it can help reduce symptoms. One study in particular specifically demonstrated that different floor coverings have a significant impact on airborne particle concentration, and that airborne particle concentrations were often lower with carpet as opposed to hard floors. That’s because carpeting effectively traps airborne particles and allows regular vacuuming to effectively eliminate any particles so that they are not left to float in the air. Also, when carpet is kept clean and dry, mold simply cannot grow on synthetic fibers.


The best carpet for those with allergies is a clean one. To keep your carpet in great shape, reduce allergens and retain good indoor air quality, consider these tips from the Carpet [...]

Carpet padding is an often overlooked, but very important part of any wall-to-wall carpeting project. They both go hand-in-hand and while it’s generally unseen, it’s a vital part of your floors. Carpet padding is also called underlay as it serves as the foundation where the carpets are installed.

The main purpose of carpet padding is to protect your carpeting. The pad keeps the underside of your carpet from wearing against the bare floor. It also helps the impact of heavy furniture and foot traffic. Carpet pad serves a variety of other helpful purposes:

  • It creates a softer walk or feel to the carpet. Many homeowners think this is the whole point of the carpet pad, but it’s not. In fact, the best pad for a particular carpet may provide less foot comfort than an inferior one.
  • A carpet pad makes cleaning your carpet more efficient. When you have padding, your vacuum can raise the [...]
At Carpet City of Vancouver we not only are experts in flooring but also countertops as well. We can help you choose the best countertop for your project and budget. From granite, solid surfaces to a more affordable laminate countertops for your kitchen or bathroom. We have what you’ve been looking for to turn a house into your home. Granite Ideal for those interested in a more natural look, granite countertops are quarried naturally from the earth as enormous chunks of stone. From there, they are cut and polished into the familiar countertop shape. Available in a wide variety of colors, including earthy browns, blacks, and creams, granite countertops are the ultimate in high-end luxury. In addition to being beautiful and luxurious, granite is one of the sturdiest natural materials you can use for your home, making it an ideal choice for the kitchen. Solid Surface Solid surface countertops are constructed of durable, man-made acrylic to provide years of low maintenance, beauty and service. The non-porous material is tough and beautiful, which makes Solid surfacing the perfect choice for a bar top, worktable, bathroom vanity, or kitchen countertop. Our fresh designs come in a variety of colors to compliment your ho [...]
Tile and stone are versatile flooring, able to look great within a variety of your home's rooms. When seeking tile or stone for installation you are able to select flooring color, pattern and even arrangement. Adding elegance, modernity or even a rustic appeal to any indoor or outdoor space of your house, tile and stone offer many options for the flooring of your dreams. Installation of tile and stone are fast and affordable, with a wide variety of looks suited to your interior and budget. Whether your aesthetic is modern, refined, sleek or traditional, our selection of floor tiles provide many possibilities. Quality Tile Flooring Selection for Guaranteed Satisfaction Flooring is an investment into the future of your home. You should ensure you are completely confident in your tile or stone choice. At Carpet City of Vancouver, we know that a variety of available tiles and vast array of designs are important to homeowners seeking to select their tile flooring. Stone, Glass or Marble Tiles From Carpet City Whatever type of tile you seek - such as ceramic, porcelain, or other materials - we offer an extensive collection of floor tiles. From your first moments browsing, to after installation is finished, you can count on us for [...]
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