Carpet Sales & Installation in South Riding, Reston, Fairfax, Ashburn & Surrounding Areas
Consider the Benefits of Carpet in Your Office or Home:
Provides Warmth and Comfort - Carpet provides thermal resistance, or R-value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit.
Adds Beauty and Style - You can choose from thousands of carpet styles and colors to match the décor and environment of the room.
Cushions Slips and Falls - Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when falls do occur, which particularly beneficial for youngsters at schools or the elderly at facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes.
Reduces Noise - Carpet absorbs sound, which reduces overall noise. Adding cushion beneath a carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound transmission to spaces below. Plus, carpet on stairs helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic. Noise reduction can be especially beneficial in open-area work spaces, where noise can hinder productivity and concentration.
Improves Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - Carpet helps improve IAQ by trapping allergens and other particles so they can be vacuumed away. Plus, carpet is the lowest VOC emitter of common floor choices, and requires fewer cleaning chemicals than other floor coverings.
Maintains Appearance - Carpet will maintain its life and beauty for many years when properly cleaned and maintained. It is important to follow your carpet manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations, as many require annual cleaning to maintain your warranty’s validity. Keep your carpets looking great by following these additional steps:
- Vacuuming — the more you vacuum, the longer your carpet will last.
- Spot and stain removal — use products with the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval. If you are uncertain how to remove a certain stain and in order to prevent further damage, consult a carpet expert.
- Professional Deep Cleaning — a periodic must.
Meets Green Building Standards - Carpet systems that meet or exceed the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label or Green Label Plus programs can contribute one full Indoor Environmental Quality Credit to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings of the U.S. Green Building Council. Similarly, the Green Guide for Health Care awards one point to healthcare facilities that install Green Label Plus carpet. Furthermore, Green Label carpet is also used as a specification standard for the American Lung Association’s Healthy Home program, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the state of California.
When considering or replacing carpet for your home or office, these points will help you make the right decision:
Color - Color can affect the appeared size of a room: lighter carpet shades broaden a room while darker colors make the room look smaller and more intimate. Also, choose a shade to match your décor and lifestyle. If you tend to alter furniture often, go for a more neutral color to enable versatility. When in doubt, consult an ACS expert. You may also read our blog about trending colors for 2013.
Carpet Material - Wall-to-wall carpet can be composed of various materials including: Nylon, polyester, polypropylene (olefin), acrylic, wool, and triexta. SmartStrand carpet is composed of Triexta – a polymer composed of partially recycled materials praised for its soft texture, durability and stain resiliency. Click here for more information on carpet material. If you suffer from allergies, read our blog about which carpet material may be best for you.
Carpet Seams - Seams are necessary for carpet if the room is wider than 15’. The visibility of the seams depends on carpet texture, the quality of installation, furniture placement and lighting.
Fiber Style - Fibers can be looped, cut, frieze, plush, Saxony or a combination. Click here for details.
Quality - A thicker pile density and tighter twist construction of the fibers will cost more than a thinner pile and more loose fibers.
Stains - Spills happen – sometimes they are unavoidable. Stains can manifest from improperly cleaned spills and accidents. Carpets have various stain protection abilities and warranties. The higher quality carpet you purchase, the better stain protection it will have. Stainmaster is a carpet brand known for its stain resiliency. We also carry stain protection solutions.
Padding/Cushion - Padding is important to protect flooring and to provide cushioning. Padding also improves sound absorption, moisture retention and overall longevity of your carpet.
Warranty - Be sure to fully read your carpet’s warranty to understand required cleaning maintenance. Be aware whether your carpet manufacturers require regular hot water extraction cleaning to maintain your carpet's warranty. Ayoub Carpet Service highly recommends annual hot water extraction to maintain good indoor air quality.
Cost - Most dealers calculate cost per square foot. Ask if this cost includes installation, labor and materials. We are up-front with our pricing: Ayoub Carpet Service's showroom products are priced to include installation, labor and materials.
Stop by our Chantilly, Virginia Showroom to browse through thousands of carpet choices!