Denver carpet may smell a bit better, because of the thinner air…?
When you’re having new carpet installed, one of the things to consider is the smell of the carpet “offgassing.” Offgassing is what happens when the carpet is installed, and the new carpet, on a roll around stretched for the first time, releases some of the chemicals that were used to create it. Some people experience headaches and olfactory discomfort due to the smell.
What to do about smelly carpet
There are some different options to reduce odor in newly installed carpet. Here’s a list:
- Crack the windows
Cracking the windows is a good first step: get some fresh air in there!
- Put a box fan in the window
Increased circulation dissipates the odor.
- Sprinkle some baking soda around the carpet
Baking soda is well known for absorbing scents – it also works for absorbing carpet smells! Sprinkle some baking soda around the carpet, then vacuum the next day.
- Be sheep-ish – get wool carpet
Wool does not off-gas as much, because of the natural fibers of the wool. There’s still some off-gassing because of the glue in the carpet, but nowhere near synthetic fiber carpet.
The right carpet pad can make a huge difference in how much you like your carpet!
The most obvious reason you need a good carpet pad is because it feels nice under foot. A carpet pad can make a huge difference in how the carpet feels. You will love the soft feel of the carpet under foot with a nice carpet pad.
Sounds like a nice carpet pad!
When you’re walking around, there’s another benefit of carpet pads that other people in the house will love: sound dampening! Instead of your feet landing hard on the floor, the carpet pad will soften and diffuse the sound of your feet. Continue reading
If you have extra carpet, you can have your carpet repaired
We need to have some of the original carpet in order to properly repair your carpet. It’s very hard (almost impossible) to match carpet.
If you don’t have any extra carpet, we can “borrow” some from a closet, then replace the closet’s carpet with as close a carpet as we can find.
Will the carpet repair patch be invisible?
A carpet repair sometimes is totally invisible. Other times, it is evident that there has been a repair. It depends on many factors, including the type of carpet, the location of carpet, and age of the carpet. Even if there has been no traffic on the replaced piece of carpet, the carpet color may have changed from exposure to the sun.
Short nap carpet seams are more visible than long-fiber carpets. Repairs on older carpet will show the seams more than new carpet repairs. When repairing looped carpet, the direction of the repair is important.
In this article, we have discussed carpet patching. Carpet patching is just one of the services we provide, including:
- Carpet stretching
- Carpet patching
- Carpet burn repair
- Carpet → floor transitions
- Berber carpet repair
Contact us for more information on expert Denver carpet repair!
The holidays are a great time for redesigning your rooms.
The holidays are a time for reflection, so reflect on how you’d like your living space to be in the next year.
- Do you want new wall-to-wall carpet?
- Do you want to upgrade to natural-fiber carpet made out of cotton or wool?
- Care to save the environment using recycled-fiber carpet?
Some people like to go gung-ho with holiday decorations, so here are some great design options using carpet – specifically, carpet tile. Continue reading