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Have allergies? Choose carpet!

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There’s carpeting to meet every need, and if you are an allergy sufferer, you’ll find brands that are perfect for your home at First American Carpet & Floors.Our showroom is where to go if you’re looking for carpet in Stafford, VA, or Woodbridge, VA. Regardless of which location you visit, you’ll ...
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Is carpet a good choice for a kid’s room?

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Carpet flooring is an excellent choice for your child's bedroom, even if they have a pet that likes to visit from time to time! If a pet is part of the household, a pet-friendly brand or a reliable nylon carpet may be the best choice for the room. Benefits of pet-friendly carpet flooringIn addition ...
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How do I choose carpet for my bedroom?

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Since a bedroom has low foot traffic, any high-quality carpeting works well. Nylon, triexta, and polyester brands are homeowner favorites. You can find all three types of carpet and much more at First American Carpet & Floors. We are a family-owned business bringing high-quality flooring to ...
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What is the lifespan of a carpet?

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A carpet can last anywhere from a few years to 25 years or more, depending on carpet quality, amount of foot traffic, and upkeep. Many of the most demanding brands are designed with pets in mind. These stain-resistant, pet-proof brands are perfect for heavy traffic areas in the home. First American ...
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Nylon vs. polyester: what is the difference?

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The type of fiber is one of the more significant factors considered when making a carpet flooring purchase. A carpet may fit into your budget and be the right style for your decor. But you also want to make sure that it will perform well in the space that you're upgrading, too. First American ...
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What is the best carpet for me?

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Gone are the days when some homeowners 'thought twice' about placing carpet in their homes. Today, there are brands to suit every lifestyle. Rugged pet-friendly carpet flooring, also ideal for very active households, is highly stain-resistant and attractive. First American Carpet & Floors offers a ...
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Are there VOCs in carpeting?

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Almost every carpet flooring contains Volatile Organic Compounds, otherwise known as VOCs, known to cause harmful reactions. But what can you do about it?That is a great question that we intend to answer in today's post. So read along with us to find out more.What do we do about the VOCs in carpet ...
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Can carpet warm a room?

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Carpet flooring can warm a room in more than one way, and we'd love to tell you more about it. Follow along with us here in today's post to find out exactly how that’s possible and how you can make the most of this plush material in your home.Carpet flooring is the warmest optionIn terms of heat ...
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What is a carpet pile?

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Pile refers to how the fiber loops are attached to a rug's backing; each construction has its characteristics, affecting style, texture, appearance, and performance.  Pile, along with fiber, is one of the major determinants in choosing carpet flooring. For more information, feel free to come into ...
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Four tips for choosing the perfect carpet

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Selecting carpet flooring can seem overwhelming, but if you approach it in a step-by-step organized manner, you’ll easily find the right carpet floors for you. Here are some tips from First American Carpet & Floors, your one-stop source for buying carpet in Woodbridge.#1: Explore lifestyleWhat is ...
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Carpet Styles: Berber to loop pile to shag

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Fibers are looped onto a backing to make carpet. These loops can be cut at the tips during manufacturing to create additional styles. Perhaps the most significant difference between the two types, along with how they look, is how they feel. Cut pile styles are softer than loop pile styles. You can ...
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Is carpet recyclable?

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In today’s world, eco-friendly flooring options are increasingly important, and you might wonder if carpet flooring is a recyclable option. The good news is that almost all carpet types can be recycled, but more information is available that could be important to your requirements.Recycling your ...
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Carpet anatomy: texture & style

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“Is carpet style the same as texture?" Yes, they are related, as are construction and fiber.  They all affect carpet flooring's appearance and performance, and that’s why you need to know basic terms. We will help you sort it all out when you are shopping for carpet in Woodbridge.Construction and ...
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Judging carpet durability

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Carpet is usually chosen based on appearance, but suitability for any space and durability is essential too. Nylon is the most popular fiber. Polyester, polypropylene, acrylic, and Triexta are additional synthetic fibers. Wool is the top-of-the-line natural fiber. Whatever your preferred fiber and ...
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Best carpet for high traffic areas

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For homeowners with large, busy families, high traffic areas probably make up a good portion of your home. Choosing a perfect carpet flooring for these spaces shouldn’t be a hassle, and we’ll make sure you have options that make sense for your specific requirements.Take advantage of fiber types, ...
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What are the different types of carpet styles/fibers?

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Understanding just a bit about the different types and styles of carpet flooring can help immensely when choosing your next floor covering from this product line. You’ll appreciate the differences between them and be better able to select a floor covering that meets your needs.If you’re ...
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How is carpeting made?

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Carpet flooring is something most of us take for granted, especially when it comes to the interesting, somewhat complicated manufacturing process.  A little knowledge goes a long way. When you have insight as to the different materials and processes used, it will help you make the most educated ...
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What type of carpet options are available?

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Carpet options make it easy to personalize your flooring specifically for your household and lifestyle. Over the years, this floor covering has undergone many changes and manufacturing processes to create a surface that every homeowner can utilize in more than one area. These options can be put to ...
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Four facts about SmartStrand carpet

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If you ever had any thought that a soft surface wasn’t up to date, think again:  The SmartStrand carpet collection underscores just what modern technology can do.Ask your flooring retailer to tell you more about this incredible product.Triexta, the fiberThis is relatively new to the market, but it ...
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Important information regarding SmartStrand carpet

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Carpet is an amazing addition to your home, now more than ever, especially if you choose a remarkable product such as SmartStrand. This carpet line offers an unbelievable combination of stunning good looks and incredible durability, and you’re going to want to find out more about those right now....
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