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Carpet from Universal Carpet Inc.

Universal Carpet has over 33 years of experience installing many different types of carpets in residential and commercial locations. With proper care, your carpeting can continue to feel soft and look great for many years to come. There are many different styles, colors, and patterns available for people to choose from, and there are many types available for all kinds of spending budgets.

We can provide you with carpet tiles or traditional carpeting that comes from a large roll. Tiles typically take less time to install, and worn out sections can easily be replaced. Carpet flooring squares are available in many different sizes and in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns.

Carpeting from rolls may be a more attractive option for some people, and you can choose from very fluffy and soft carpet or a style that is more flat or firm. This type of wall-to-wall carpeting helps to soundproof rooms and levels of your building, all while also adding an insulating quality. This is especially true of a thick underpadding is added below the carpet. This can help with preventing heat or air loss in your home, and this may actually help to save you from month to month on your energy bills.

Carpet installers

We have both home and commercial carpet installers on our staff who will be able to work with you. The main difference between our residential and commercial installers is the fact that commercial installers are more used to carpeting a large area of flooring.

Carpeting process

  1. The process will start by us measuring the room(s) to determine how much material is going to be needed.
  2. On the day of installation, we will show up with your carpet.
  3. We will get the old materials removed, and we will then clean the subfloor.
  4. If there are damaged areas, they will be repaired before the carpet is installed.
  5. Next, we will install the carpeting strips that will be needed, and then the carpet pad. Pad seams will be properly stapled down and secured.
  6. Next, we will trim the pad around the baseboards to remove any excess that is not flat.
  7. Then, we will trim the carpet from the roll and begin installing it in your building.
  8. Seams will be carefully glued together and flattened out so that you cannot easily detect a seam with the naked eye.
  9. Following installation, furniture can be moved back into the room and doors and baseboards can be re-attached.
For more information about getting new carpet installed in your residential or commercial location, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Carpet care and maintenance

Carpeting is likely one of the most popular flooring options for both residential and commercial locations. At Universal Carpet, we even have the material in our name, and we have many different styles and colors for you to pick from. While carpet isn't going to last anywhere near as long as hardwood flooring with proper care, it can still last and look great for many more years to come when you take care of it and maintain it the right way.
Luxury carpet in South Elgin, IL from Universal Carpet Inc.

Tips for cleaning

You need to vacuum your carpet at least two times a week. This is especially important in high-traffic areas, such as right in front of the entryway, in hallways, and on staircases. This can help to prevent dirt, dust, and grime from getting trapped in the carpet's fibers and causing stains. Also, if you have family members or employees with allergies at your location, vacuuming can help to reduce the number of allergens in the air since they sometimes creep up from the floor, as is the case with pet hair and dander. Vacuums used on carpeted areas should have a beater bar or a rotating brush with enough airflow to penetrate all the way through the carpet's surface.

If you have thick loop pile carpet or wool varieties, then you may need to use a brush to get some of the dust and grime up from the bottom of the surface. Then, the dirt that is on the top of the surface can easily be vacuumed and properly cleaned.

Stains from food, beverages, perfume, make-up, etc. will need care and attention immediately when you notice them. There are special spot removers available for purchase that can be used on the stains to help make them easier to remove. The longer you leave them sit, the more likely it becomes that the spot will be permanent.

You should have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. This helps to get rid of stubborn stains, hard-to-reach dirt and grime deep within the carpet's fibers, and it can also help to make your floor feel even softer and fluffier. Professionals will typically make use of a technique known as hot water extraction to give the carpet a deep cleaning.

To learn more about caring for your home or commercial location's carpet, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.