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FAQ QuestionDo I need to use padding or a carpet cushion under my new carpet?
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Most carpet will require padding or a cushion if installed in a residential space. Some carpets are designed to be installed without cushion, and some are designed to be directly glued to the subfloor. Pads and cushions will almost always give you a more comfortable feel as well as extend the life of your carpeting. To select a pad or cushion with minimal VOCs look for a green label on the sample that has the letters CRI IAC on it. This will assure you that the product complies with indoor air quality standards.
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FAQ QuestionShould the carpet pile being installed going up the stairs or down the stairs?
FAQ Answer
If possible, carpet pile should go up the stairs to prevent slipping or falling.
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FAQ QuestionCan carpet be installed over radiant heat?
FAQ Answer

Yes, most carpets can be installed over radiant heating. It is often recommended that you use a flat rubber or synthetic cushion.  Always check with both your radiant heating and carpet manufacturer's recommendations.

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FAQ QuestionWhy are the seams in my loop-pile carpet unraveling?
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This can be caused by a couple of different things. When your carpet was installed the installer could have cut thru some of the loops, leaving loose ends that can be caught and unraveled. Another cause could be that your installer did not seal the seams with a latex binder which is normally recommended on Berber carpets. It also could be from pets that are getting their toenails caught in the loops.

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FAQ QuestionWhy is my carpet buckling?
FAQ Answer
When the carpet was installed, it may not have been stretched properly. You may have used too much water during cleaning, or your carpet may be affected by high humidity. It can also be caused by sliding large furniture across the floor.
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