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Cove Base Installation

Another service we offer is cove base installation. We can install or remove any cove base whether its one room or an entire building Rob and his crew can get the job done at an affordable price.

What is cove base?

Cove base is a type of trim that is installed along the base of an interior wall where the wall meets the floor. It is primarily made of rubber or vinyl and is used to protect the base of a wall from damage and to provide a finished and more aesthetically pleasing look where it is installed. Vinyl and rubber molding is often selected over traditional wood baseboards because it is typically less expensive and is generally easier to install. Extremely versatile, cove base is manufactured in a variety of colors to match most interior color schemes. It is sold in rolls or cut pieces of differing lengths.

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cove base after 2cove base after 1Below are some more example of cove base installation

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Vinyl composition tile (VCT) installation

Another type of flooring Rob often installs is VCT. Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications.  Tiles are applied to a smooth, leveled sub-floor using a specially formulated vinyl adhesive that remains tacky but does not completely dry. Tiles are typically waxed and buffed using special materials and equipment. Below are some examples of VCT installation.vct installationvct tile pattern

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Carpeting stairs

There is more than one option when it comes to carpet on stairs, below are some examples of our recent carpet installations on stairs.

 

Carpet Restretch

One of the services we offer to the southern Connecticut area  is known as a carpet restretch.  Over time carpet may become loose and begin to wrinkle and create what appear to be waves where the excess carpet has least resistance. Using our set of special tools and skills we are able to stretch the carpet and remove the excess carpet, allowing the carpet to relax.  Below are some examples of a carpet restretch.Robs carpet service retretch b4Robs carpet service st afRobs carpet service re-stretch b4 2Robs carpet service re-stretch after 2Robs carpet service re-stretch b43Robs carpet service re-stretch after 3

Carpeting after flood prevention

    Our customer in this job was having problems with water seeping into their basement so they have a flood prevention system installed but this system ruined their tile floor around the perimeter. Making the best out of a bad situation our customer decided to have carpet installed. The only problem was they wanted padding underneath and since that requires nailing tackless strips around the perimeter (which would damage the flood prevention system) our customer thought they could only have a carpet glued down. We explained to them it was possible to have padding we just have to glue the tackless strips down a few days before installation of the carpet.

        A few days later we returned to complete the installation. First we installed a special water resistant padding, this helps stop any moisture from rising into the carpet.

Of course after the padding came the carpet.

This job did have a seam so after one side was completed we moved the furniture and began work on the other side.

     After the seam was complete Rob finished the rest of the carpet installation.

 

 

Plush Carpet

What is plush carpet?

Plush carpeting is an example of cut pile carpeting that is distinguished by a weave that is smooth and dense. The actual cut of the pile is such that the appearance of the carpet surface gives the impression of perfectly manicured section of grass. Lower and somewhat more dense than is found with Saxony carpeting, the plush carpet is widely available, and the carpet option of choice for many purposes.

There are several advantages to the use of plush carpeting. One of the benefits is a comfortable covering for the floors in the home. Because the construction of plush carpeting calls for the small tufts to be closely spaced, carpets of this type have a cushioning effect even without the addition of a pad underneath the carpeting. For homes with children, or adults who sometimes like to sit on the floor, plush carpeting can be a great option.

From a maintenance point of view, plush carpeting also is a viable option. Generally, the plush style of carpeting is treated to be soil and stain resistant. The addition of protective chemicals to the surface of the fibers helps to repel stains from liquid spills, as well as prevent tracked in dirt from adhering to the fiber.

There are a couple of drawbacks to plush carpeting. The level of the fiber ends in the pile does not lend themselves well to high traffic areas. In addition, plush carpeting tends to show the tracks left by vacuum cleaners, which will be unattractive to some people. Plush carpeting also has a tendency to show footprints, which can give a formal area an unkempt appearance.

For many people, the benefits of plush carpeting outweigh the disadvantages. With regular cleaning and maintenance, plush carpeting will continue to look attractive for a number of years. As many people have discovered, plush carpeting can provide a great deal of warmth and comfort to dens, living rooms, and bedrooms.

Berber carpet

What is berber carpet?

Berber carpet is named after the Berber tribe of people in Northwestern Africa. Typically, the Berbers used this type of fabric, usually made of wool or camel hair, not only to cover flooring but also to wear as cloaks. Though many of the Berber peoples lived in desert to semi-desert environments, nights could be bitingly cold. This type of carpet helped stave off such cold, and archaeological digs have found examples of it dating as far back as the Stone Age. Today, the Berber people may still make cloaks of this warm, dense material.

As carpet, Berber carpet refers to a specific type of weave, and also typically a color. Most Berber carpets are off-white to light camel in color. You can find Berber carpets in darker colors, but most associate the carpet with much lighter colors. Though wool or even camel hair is the traditional choice for a Berber carpet, you’ll find them made in materials like nylon and olefin. Standard Berber carpet is distinct from other weaves because it has varying levels of loops and usually has less pile than other carpets, but it is considerably denser than some carpets with higher loops and pile. The weave type means the carpet has both large and small tufts of fabric, leading to a less consistent pattern than that produced when all the loops are of the same size.

A Berber carpet is praised because it tends to take abuse fairly well and be slightly stain resistant, more so if it is stain treated. Those carpets made of olefin fibers tend to be the most stain resistant. However, you won’t be able to buy any version of this carpet, especially in typical light colors and not have to have it professionally cleaned from time to time.

Berber carpets do tend to stand up well to use, and to regular vacuuming, without being damaged in the process. Pricing tends to be based not only on material, but knots per square meter. The most expensive variants are usually made of wool or camel hair and can contain over 200,000 knots in a square meter.

Less expensive forms of Berber carpet are often favored because they are suitably decorative, long lasting, and usually cheaper than high pile carpets. There are some disadvantages to choosing Berber. The least expensive versions may not be as long lasting as you would hope. Look for guarantees of carpet lifetime, and consider Berber an investment by buying the more expensive types.

Though Berber carpet can be stain resistant, if dirt does get into the dense carpet fibers, it’s remarkably difficult to get out and may require extensive cleaning. The carpet can start to unravel, particularly if Fluffy the cat thinks it’s a new scratching post. You do have to be careful that the loops don’t get damaged or you may quickly lose your carpet. Oil stains may be hardest to remove because they may bond with the fibers of the carpet and remain there. If you work around oils, you may want to choose more oil resistant carpeting.