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Island Carpet Blogs

What you need to know about Vinyl Floors

Vinyl floors are a popular hard surface choice today because of three main reasons:1. The products are significantly more water resistant than the high density fiber board laminates.2. The images are much higher resolution and consequently emulate the finishes they are trying to duplicate, better.3. The registered embossing is extremely detailed an adds the element of texture that enhances the "re

Black Edges Around Your Carpet

 Do you have black lines appearing at the edges of your carpet, along the walls and the edges of your stairs?This is described in the flooring industry as 'Filtration Soiling'. It has nothing to do with how clean you are, or how often you vacuum. Even having your carpets professionally shampooed according to the manufacturers warranty, usually every 18 months, will not prevent this from happening

Laminates or Vinyl Planks?

Here we will discuss the benefits and differences of these two types of flooring.Laminates have been around a long time and have evolved into a very realistic wood looking floor. You no longer have to purchase a plastic wood look and can now fool your friends and family when you purchase the right one. They come in a variety of thicknesses and quality levels, generally ranging from 8mm to as high

Flooring Budgets in Greater Vancouver for 2019

Floors are not a cheap investment and should always be chosen with care and diligence.Having an idea or style you desire is fantastic, but does it fall into your budget? Here at Island Carpet and Flooring, we always try and make it as easy as possible.We take pride in the fact that the vast majority of our products are of a quality level that will perform to the needs of your home or business. We

Proper Substrate/Subfloor Preparation

Substrate prep is a crucial component of a successful installation and for length of life in flooring.This applies particularly to any hard surface flooring. Let's start with hardwood and laminate.As professionals, we are responsible for the quality of your install, we follow NWFA ( National Wood Flooring Association ) guidelineswhich state that leveling of substrate variances be no more than 1/8

How To Choose The Correct Carpet Fibre

Carpet fibers generally fall into 5 categories:1.Wool2.Nylon3.Polyester4.Olefin5.Smartstrand (Triexta)There are many reasons to choose any of the above, here we will try and make the selection easier for you. Let's start by explaining the term BCF.This stands for Bulked Continuous Filament.Essentially this means the entire carpet has been constructed from a continuous ball of yarn. This increases