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Maintenance

Choosing the right carpet

Choosing the right vinyl floor

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Maintenance

• What flooring is recommended for elevator with high traffic?
• How can you solve the situation of smelly carpet?
• Can carpet bumps be fixed
• How can vinyl tiles be stopped from lifting?
• Can a seam be fixed in a vinyl flooring when it comes undone?
• How to choose the right entrance mat for our building?
• What do I do with growing or shrinking crack in the floor?
• How does the humidity of the ground affect the glue used in floor covering installation?
• How can we remediate to uneven used flooring in our office setting?
• What kind of floor is recommended if heavy rolls are being pushed on our halls?
• Do you provide carpet lift services to allow electrical wiring to be done in offices? 

 

What flooring is recommended for elevator with high traffic?
      Durable flooring for high traffic elevator can come as a logo mat or a commercial carpet or vinyl tiles or an anti-slip rubber but with a site visit we will be better able to determine what will best suit your specific needs. 

 

 

How can you solve the situation of smelly carpet?
      Reduce humidity in the room where the carpet is located can diminish the smell of a carpet. Use carpet mat for the entrance to reduce the dirt and water brought from outside onto the carpet can also help to reduce the humidity of the carpet. If the humidity remains fungus propagates and the smell can only be removed by removing the carpet. By testing for the humidity in the surface that will receive the new carpet, an adequate vapor barrier can be applied to eliminate future water infiltration from the bottom-up. 

 

 

Can carpet bumps be fixed?
      Carpet bumps appear after some time as it is natural for the fiber to stretch after being worn. Our carpet installers are trained to remediate such carpet repairs with appropriate tools and adhesive.

 

 

How can vinyl tiles be stopped from lifting?
      The source of the problem must first be found. Our qualified personnel can have a look to identify the source wheither it is the type of adhesive, or the level of humidity. If the high level of humidity has been established as the cause, a vapor barrier needs to be install under new tiles to remediate this flooring problem.

 

 

Can a seam be fixed in a vinyl flooring when it comes undone?
      Yes a seam can be fixed. Our qualified personnel will first assess the flooring’s condition. Then a written estimate of the floor repairs will be sent to you. If you agree with the proposed work we will proceed.

 

 

How to choose the right entrance mat for our building?
      A wide variety of mats for various conditions is readily available to suit your needs. A first assessment is required taking into account the level of traffic, the level of dirt and water that enters the building. Invite us for a site visit and we will gladly provide you with professional recommendation at the best possible rate.

 

 

What do I do with growing or shrinking crack in the floor?
      Floor maintenance and floor repairs are part of our trade. We have appropriate tools and equipment to rectify floor cracks once we have assess the source of the cracks.

 

 

How does the humidity of the ground affect the glue used in floor covering installation?
      Glue or any type of adhesive are made for specific floor conditions. Floor humidity requires special floor preparation to avoid future issues with you floor covering and could require a special adhesive.

 

 

How can we remediate to uneven used flooring in our office setting?
      Carpet tile is a product that can be used to help remediate this situation. You could replace a limited space, where only the carpet is worn, by replacing only specific carpet tile. The use of carpet tile can reduce the price and time of changing your floor covering.

 

 

What kind of floor is recommended if heavy rolls are being pushed on our halls?
      Rolled goods such as rubber or vinyl flooring, along with appropriate adhesive can be the solution to hallways that see a high volume of heavy goods. Ask us our recommendations for products with special application for your specific needs.

 

 

Do you provide carpet lift services to allow electrical wiring to be done in offices?
      Our commercial expertise enables us to make carpet lift efficiently. Therefore eliminate loose cables on the floor of your office with our cost-effective techniques that will hide them in no time. 

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Choosing the Right Carpet

• What kind of carpet should I use?
• When would I install a wool carpet in our facility?
• What are the advantage of polypropylene carpet?
• How do I choose my carpet edging for an area rug?
• How do I choose between carpet tiles and stretched/roll carpet?
• In what kind of situation could I use felt carpet?

 

What kind of carpet should I use?
      Commercial carpet comes in a variety of colors and styles.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a carpet, from an area rug to carpet tiles to a carpet roll, in order to complement your premises whether it is offices, labs or classrooms. In addition the carpet installation can be temporary or permanent depending on your needs. We are here to help you choose a carpet that will work for your workplace.

When would I install a wool carpet in our facility?
      If your institution is looking for an environmentally-responsible choice or requires a historical look, wool carpet is a must. Wool is extremely durable and naturally resistant to flames and smoke, even surpassing nylon based carpets, but its steep price makes it an unattractive choice for many.

 

Wool is a natural fiber and to obtain different colours a dye needs to be added, therefore if your carpet requires frequent washes, wool may not be the best choice for you as the colour may fade the carpet may warp or shrink due to the humidity.

We take pride in installing carpet of Canadian wool manufacturer to insure your satisfaction for the long life of your wool carpet.

 

What are the advantage of polypropylene carpet? 
      Polypropylene (PP) carpet is made of a plastic resin. The advantages of polypropylene carpet is that they are very durable with a lower cost. Resistant to ultraviolet (UV) rays and to high traffic polypropylene carpet are ideal for entrances. Other properties to this type of carpet is that the colour is incorporated in the synthetic fiber during its production. This result in a lasting colour. But this carpet does not come from a renewable source. Plastic resin comes from petroleum.

 

 

How do I choose my carpet edging for an area rug?
      First thing to consider is how much money you want to spend to make an edging on your area rug. Second thing to consider is the durability. Will people be sitting on it or just walk through it? Lastly think about the overall appearance of this area rug in your facility to make your decision.

 

 

How do I choose between carpet tiles and stretched/roll carpet?
      Carpet tiles works well in an office setting where traffic is unequal. If office cubicles or large furniture cannot be moved to limit the interruption of your employees’ work, carpet tile installation can be the solution to this because of their size and versatility. They give you flexibility also when specific areas require repairs. Designs and patterns can also be elaborated with carpet tiles to suit your work environment.

 

Wall to wall carpet gives another atmosphere to the room. The homogenous look of a single colour can create a bigger space. Fitted by our professional we can install an underpad prior to the carpet. Underlay can help reduce the wear-and-tear of your carpet. Beyond adding extra comfort it can soundproof the room and have an insulation effect to cut your heating cost.

 

 

In what kind of situation could I use felt carpet?
      During exposition a temporary carpet can be the solution to dress-up the room. This low cost mat made in different colour makes an impact. Think of the red runner, “the red carpet” during galas or competitive sport functions or fairs.

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Choosing the Right Vinyl Floor


• When would I use vinyl flooring?
• When would I use luxury vinyl planks (LVP)?

• What kind of vinyl should I use? 

When would I use vinyl flooring?
      Flexibility and an endless choice of colour are advantages of the vinyl flooring goods. Its low maintenance only requires wax. High durability is decent. Price-ratio

When would I use luxury vinyl planks (LVP)?
      If your budget is limited but want to give it a classy look with hardwood flooring or ceramic. A solution is to install luxury vinyl planks. Photogravure creates realistic 3-D photo replica of natural materials such as ceramic, textile and wood on the vinyl. Luxury vinyl plank is at a fraction of the price of ceramic and hardwood flooring. Used in commercial settings it can be installed in board rooms or offices. LVP is suitable for a variety of areas with high traffic. It’s durability is due to a coating on top layer is resistant to scuff, dent, scratch and stain.

What kind of vinyl should I use?

Vinyl Luxury Planks

Vinyl sheets

Method of Installation according to your needs

  • Direct glue to groun

Method of Installation according to your needs

  • Wall to wall

  • Direct glued down:

    • Permanent installation

Method of Installation according to your needs

  • With or without vapor barrier underneath  to limit moisture to seep from the bottom

  • Installation over other vinyl tiles

  • Direct glued down:

    • Permanent installation

    • Pressure sensitive

Ecological impact

Ecological impact

Ecological impact

Specialized Product
Static Dissipative Tiles (SDT)

Specialized Product

Manufacturers: 
Tarkett

Polyflor

Gerflor

Specialized Product

Manufacturers:
Tarkett

Forbo

Polyflor

Vinyl Composite Tiles

Manufacturers:
Azrock- Tarkett - Prosol
Shnier-Armstrong


 

Choosing the Right Vinyl Floor


• When would I use vinyl flooring?
• When would I use luxury vinyl planks (LVP)?

• What kind of vinyl should I use? 

When would I use vinyl flooring?
      Flexibility and an endless choice of colour are advantages of the vinyl flooring goods. Its low maintenance only requires wax. High durability is decent. Price-ratio

When would I use luxury vinyl planks (LVP)?
      If your budget is limited but want to give it a classy look with hardwood flooring or ceramic. A solution is to install luxury vinyl planks. Photogravure creates realistic 3-D photo replica of natural materials such as ceramic, textile and wood on the vinyl. Luxury vinyl plank is at a fraction of the price of ceramic and hardwood flooring. Used in commercial settings it can be installed in board rooms or offices. LVP is suitable for a variety of areas with high traffic. It’s durability is due to a coating on top layer is resistant to scuff, dent, scratch and stain.

What kind of vinyl should I use?

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