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What’s Waterproof, Pet Proof, & Spill Proof?

Whether you have animals that run circles outside and then come inside to run laps around your tables, to kids coming from the park to the dinner table, there are bound to be stains, spills and dirty paw prints on your floors and furniture. While we might not be able to help you with those dirty furniture stains, we have your floors covered when it comes to dropped cups, rain-soaked dogs and curious toddlers.

Our Tigressá® H2O™ carpet is not only approved for pet friendly households, but the softer, stronger carpet is also waterproof and kid proof. If little Joey gets bumped by your dog chasing your cat and his cup of grape juice tumbles to the floor, our Tigressá® H2O™will repel the spill, making for easy, hassle free clean up.

Tigressá® carpets offer a smooth softness with high-performance durability, making this the ideal carpeting for a busy household. You want a carpet that will cushion a toddler’s fall as she’s learning to walk, and a carpet that will withstand a group of boys engaging in a friendly wrestling match.

Stop by today to see how we can make your home spill, kid and pet friendly!

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Take Pride In Your Floors

What are you proud of? Is it your growing family, your hard-earned college degree, or maybe it’s your career that you have dedicated endless years to? We have many achievements that we are proud of, and one of the biggest things that people are most proud of is their house that they have turned into a welcoming home.

From manicured lawns with pretty pink and purple budding flowers, to the green grass that has been tended to. Inside your home you might have hired an interior designer to make it the perfect fit for your family, or maybe you have taken on DIY adventures with your family, creating memories along the way of living in your home.

We know the importance of homeowner pride, which is why when you purchase from My Carpet we make sure that you are receiving quality floors that are made in the USA. We pride ourselves not only on our locally made floors, but also on our quality customer service which has made us the most recommended, and ultimately, where friends send friends.

To learn more about our USA made products, visit our store for more information!

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How to Know Which Flooring is Best For Your Bathroom

When it comes to your home, flooring is important in each and every room you inhabit, but there are some rooms in your home that require more thought; the bathroom being one. Regardless of the room you are selecting flooring for, it’s always important to consider your budget, your style, and the flooring requirements of that specific room.

Big questions to run through are, “how does it look,” “how does it feel,” and “how well does it repel stains and water?” Once you can confidently answer those questions with your flooring options, you’ll be better able to select your new bathroom flooring!

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Akando Tile by Design Distinctions

A Big No

Carpet is the worst flooring selection for your bathroom, with hardwood being a close second. While hardwood brings a warm and polished look to your floors, over time the moisture will ruin the hardwood, making this a “bottom of the totem pole” choice. Save the hardwood for your kitchen!

Good

Laminate is easy to clean, durable, and available in various styles, but if the base comes into contact with moisture, the laminate will begin to bubble, and will eventually need to be torn out and replaced. If selecting laminate, just be cautious of excess water being splashed out of the bathtub by energetic kids!

Better

Vinyl, which is budget-friendly and extremely easy to clean and maintain, is the most popular bathroom flooring choice with consumers. While vinyl is waterproof and stain-resistant, keep in mind the importance of choosing a quality vinyl, as the higher quality products will be better able to reduce the risk of water seeping under.

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Mannington Vinyl in Allegany

Best

The best flooring option for your bathroom is tile. Durable, budget-friendly, waterproof, and stain-resistant, tile not only cleans well, but it also brings a classic look to your room. If you have children or elderly family members in your home, consider being cautious and choosing a slip-resistant tile. If options for slip-resistant are limited, go for smaller tiles, as more grout means less slip. One of the only downsides to tile is that it gets cold, especially in the winter, so if you have room in your budget, consider installing a floor heating system to keep your feet warm on the colder days of fall and winter!

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Design Distinctions Tile in Urmi

If you’re still unsure of which flooring would be best for your bathroom or simply want to ask questions, visit us in our showroom and we would be more than happy to go over the proper flooring products to fulfil your requirements!

What is your favourite type of flooring for the bathroom?