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Horizon serves the entire Phoenix Metro Area, Phoenix Arizona


Horizon Tile & Flooring stands apart from lesser carpet installers by surpassing the highest standards in the industry today. Top carpet manufacturers and the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) recommend new carpets are powered stretched at time of installation. We use the best proven installation methods to ensure a quality floor that looks better, feels better, cleans better and lasts longer. With Horizon Tile & Flooring you get peace of mind that you’ll be enjoying your carpet for years to come.

DIY Carpet Flooring Tips from a Pro

At Horizon Tile & Flooring, we’re happy to share our knowledge to help with your DIY project. We hope this information saves you time and money, and please don’t hesitate to contact us should you decide it’s time for an experienced professional on the job.

About Carpet

A carpet flooring is a textile floor covering consisting of an upper layer of “pile” attached to a backing. The pile is generally either made from wool or a manmade fibre such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester and usually consists of twisted tufts which are often heat-treated to maintain their structure.

“Budget” Carpet Installers

Most installers are underpaid and charge by the yard. Rather than use the recommended power stretching tool, which takes more time and effort, they just kick-it-in. Usually, if not installed with a power stretch, new carpet will begin to ripple and wave in about 16 months. In addition, most flooring companies only guarantee installations for 1 year. But improper carpet installation will make your warranty null and void. This is a huge and ongoing problem in the flooring industry.

Carpet Repairs

Over time your carpeting may have developed waves, ripples, lumps and bumps. You don’t always need new wall to wall carpets, you can save money by having your carpets restretched. Restretching takes up the slack in you carpets and restores them to their original tension. This removes the waves and ripples. Lumps and bumps can be restored by installing new padding under the carpet in the affected area. We can reseam carpeting that has come apart as well as repair tears.

After Installation

Vacuum your carpet to remove loose fibers. You may notice a slight new carpet smell, which should dissipate quickly. Ventilate the area for 48 to 72 hours. If you are unusually sensitive to odors or allergy-prone, you may want to avoid the installation area during this period. In the months following installation, you may notice these characteristics:

  • Shedding – The shedding of loose fibers is normal and should subside with regular vacuuming.
  • Sprouting – If a single tuft extends beyond the carpet’s surface, simply clip it off. Do not pull it out.
  • Pile Reversal or Shading – This color change seems to occur in various parts of the carpet, caused by light being reflected in different ways, as pile fibers are bend in different directions. This is not a defect but a characteristic of plush carpet.
  • Wrinkling – If ripples persist, call your retailer. It may be necessary to professionally re-stretch the carpet.

Different Types of Carpeting

  • Woven – The carpet is produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric.
  • Needle-felt – Needle felts are produced by intermingling and felting individual synthetic fibers using barbed and forked needles forming an extremely durable carpet.
  • Knotted – On a knotted pile carpet (formally, a supplementary weft cut-loop pile carpet), the structural weft threads alternate with a supplementary weft that rises at right angles to the surface of the weave.
  • Tufted – These are carpets that have their pile injected into a backing material, which is itself then bonded to a secondary backing made of a woven hessian weave or a manmade alternative to provide stability.
  • Others – A flatweave carpet is created by interlocking warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads. Types of oriental flatwoven carpet include kilim, soumak, plain weave, and tapestry weave.

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