Saturday, February 9, 2019

Gillespie's Abbey Carpet & Floor - Selecting Carpet


Gillespie's Abbey Carpet & Floor
360 Chadbourne Road
Fairfield, CA 94534


Gillespie's has been family owned and operated since 1934 - that's 80 years of serving the community! The Hoover family took over the business in 1975 with Russ and Charlene at the helm until retirement in 2004. Son's Monte and Craig took over the business and have since employed two more Hoover's. With employees that have worked for the company for over 25 years, everyone feels like family!


Selecting Carpet

Carpet adds beauty and style to any room. Today, there are thousands of colors to consider. It can be a neutral foundation or a focal point with bold colors and dramatic patterns and textures.

So, where do you start? One of the first options to consider is what mood you want to create and how the room will be used.

Are you looking for a formal style or casual? Does the room have high foot traffic? Let’s start with construction and texture because that affects how the carpet will appear. Texture refers to the surface appearance of the carpet. Texture is created by the size of the yarns, the twist of the yarns, and the surface structure of the finished carpet. Some textures create patterns. Well constructed carpet is important for durability. In fact, construction has as much or more influence on performance than the fibers or other materials that make up the carpet. Have you ever walked on carpet and marveled at how soft and resilient it felt? That probably has as much to do with the quality of the pad than the actual carpet.

Good padding protects your carpet, makes it last longer and feel better. It also acts as a shock absorber and protects carpet from the wear and tear of heavy traffic.

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