Carpeting for your Boutique Hotel or Airbnb

Nothing is more inviting than a warm and comfortable carpet in your hotel room. Hospitality carpet at its finest.

Quality Rugs for your Airbnb
 

Carpeting is the perfect choice for small hotels, bed and breakfasts and even Airbnb's. As the former owner and acquaintance of a boutique hotel once said, "It's all about the feel when you walk through the door. You never get a second chance to make a first impression".

Why Carpet Should be Your Number One Choice

Whether in reception, sitting areas or bedrooms, carpet never fails to give guests that warm and welcoming feel every small hotel strives for. Its durability makes it look good day in, and day out. When selected to bring harmony to existing room decor and furnishings, it frequently is the final link that gives a room the Wow factor. Carpeting today comes in so many colors, materials, patterns, and textures that choosing the perfect design for each individual area can be quite challenging.

Balancing Your Hotel's Eco-Friendly Initiatives with Your Decor

Hospitality businesses are increasingly concerned about their personal impact on the environment, and are selecting materials for their businesses that minimize waste and encourage guests to reduce, reuse and recycle. Guests are encouraged to reuse towels and sheets for example, and in return businesses are promoting eco-friendly practices that they too are adopting – LED lights, programmable thermostats, organic cotton linens etc. Carpet manufacturers also embrace these goals and can be a major part of your eco program. Ask for Green Label Plus products and consider natural wool fiber carpets – the ultimate in a renewable and biodegradable resource.

What To Look For

Seeking the advice of a professional carpet manufacturer or dealer is one of the first steps recommended in any renovation or new design. It can, quite literally, save you hours of time – something few hospitality professionals or designers have much of anyway!

For example a reception area is typically a high traffic area. Every guest checks in here when they arrive and when they leave. Debris from shoes will enter into the building.

Carpet professionals have the experience to identify the best type and quality of carpet, taking account of foot traffic, climate, and eco-friendly considerations. A dedicated professional will also make recommendations to help minimize wear and tear on your building's floor surfaces in general – add door mats and grilles for example to entry ways to minimize the impact.

Ongoing Maintenance

Regular vacuuming is the key to keeping all carpeted areas pristine.

In the real world of hospitality, you will inevitably watch a cup of coffee spill or wine glass hit the floor. Address these mishaps as soon as you can. Spot clean that area with a recommended cleaning product and move on.  

Bloomsbury Carpet has the quality products and expertise to give your hospitality business the "Wow" factor. 

Contact us today to discuss your next carpeting project.

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How is Carpet Made? Here’s a peek inside Carpet Made in America

See how carpet at its finest is made in America

 
From yarn to carpet, this is American craftsmanship at its finest
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Watch how carpet is made
 
 
 
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Introducing Brand New Indoor / Outdoor Rug Collection

The perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor living environment.

 
Silver Creek’s Indoor/Outdoor Rug Collection features a high performance woven carpet that provides a UV stabilized, weather and wear resistant soft flooring product for both indoor and outdoor spaces. The durable polypropylene carpet is manufactured in 12-foot width and can be produced into rugs using our in-house rug fabrication services.
 
These Indoor/Outdoor Rugs are a spectacular addition for any indoor or outdoor living space. Consider for the home, hotel, country club, restaurant, or other hospitality environment.
 
 
 
 
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A Peek Into Silver Creek Carpet’s Weaving Process

Carpet at its finest is made right here in America

 
From yarn to carpet, this is American craftsmanship at its finest
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Watch how carpet is made
 
 
 
Use our website's Dealer/Agent Locator to find Silver Creek Carpet near you!
 
Proudly Woven in America!
 
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Senior Safety –Why Carpeting Is the Right Choice

Know your options and why carpet makes sense

Carpeting is more than just a pretty covering for your floor; for seniors it's a practical and possibly injury saving addition to their environment. From nursing homes to hospitals the use of durable slip reducing, flame retardant and water resistant carpeting has become mainstream and is proving to provide a safer environment for seniors.

Affordable and Reliable

For charm, color and perceived warmth you can't beat the impact of carpeting, but there are a few rules to keep in mind when shopping for that perfect carpet. Choose carpet that covers a large area, wall to wall is best. Any edges that will be crossed should be secured to the floor. No area rugs or indoor door mats. They slide and roll easily and can be hazardous to those with less than secure footing. The carpet you choose should be low or lower in pile height and have a non-slip backing or installed pad. Again the pad height shouldn't be overly thick.

Better Grip Means No Slip

Seniors who walk unassisted, and those who use a cane or walker to stabilize themselves, all benefit from the texture of carpeting. It prevents equipment, and shoes or bare feet, from slipping. Even wet or damp carpet reduces the fall risk by offering better grip underfoot, and studies show that seniors who do slip and fall on a carpeted floor are twice as likely to avoid serious injuries.

There Are Plenty of Choices

There are plenty of good reasons to consider carpeting for seniors but improved safety is the most important reason of all.

 

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Quality Carpet In The USA vs. Hand-Loomed From India

How to tell the difference

Choosing a quality carpet or rug is an investment expected to provide years of use. Many imported rugs from India attempt to mimic high-end carpet but are actually of inferior quality. Imported products may be appealing for several reasons, but making an informed and knowledgeable decision will protect your investment. Purchasing carpet made in America ensures that the rug you chose is a quality product, and provides the durability and beauty expected from a high-end carpet.

Woven vs. Tufted

Construction type is a significant factor that determines the quality and performance of any rug or carpet. The two primary methods are easy to identify and provide a good indication of quality.

Woven carpet and rugs use a process of interlacing face yarns and backing yarns at a right angle which are then knotted to form a finished product. The reverse side of a woven carpet is recognizable by the noticeable knots and pattern on the back of the piece. Several methods of weaving are used to create high-quality carpet and rugs, and typically high-end carpets are woven.

Tufted rugs use a manufacturing process that does not use knots. The technique takes considerably less time than weaving, reducing production costs and creating an affordable product that is easily mass produced. Tufted rugs may use high-quality wool but shed due to the construction technique used. Lower quality tufted carpet or rugs can be identified by the material covering the reverse side, concealing the construction.

Hand Knotted vs. Hand Loomed

Hand Knotted rugs are woven, may consist of over 240 knots per square inch, and take months to complete. Each hand-knotted rug is a unique, one of a kind product that is durable, able to withstand heavy traffic, and will last 20 or more years.

A new type of tufted rug from India called India "hand loomed" and India "loomed by hand" has created confusion and disappointment among consumers. This new type of rug mimics the appearance of a high-quality carpet and is being presented and priced as such. The process of hand looming uses a loom which presses fiber strands together and connects them with a thin thread. The technique leaves the ends and sides of the finished product unsecured and rugs are crafted in hours rather than months.

Conclusion

When purchasing a rug or carpet, it is beneficial to have a basic knowledge of rug and carpet construction techniques. Choosing a rug made in America by a manufacturer such as Bloomsburg will ensure that you avoid costly mistakes and receive the best value and highest-quality carpet available. To learn more about this or anything else contact us today.

 
 

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Ready for a Spring Refresh?

Check out the beautiful spring colors of our Stromboli line!

Stromboli is a 100% wool carpet fashioned with a luxurious nubby texture. Offered as 12’ wide broadloom, our in-house rug workroom can convert Stromboli or any other product into custom sized rugs with serged or bound edging.
 
See the new Stromboli HERE    Proudly Woven in America!
 
 
 
 
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For luxury carpet that is Made in America, Visit Bloomsburg Carpet, Carpet at it's Finest

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Magic carpets: Five fun things to do with kids on the floor

Carpets: Woven Into Memories

Like many people, I have vivid sensory memories of my parents' and grandparents' carpets: their smell (generally old and wooly with a hint of dust), their feel (from the better-kept soft and plush to antique scratchy and threadbare) and their ornate patterns (generally nineteenth-century Turkish with a few Southwestern Indigenous designs). I even recall having childhood dreams in which the mixed-up, surreal versions of various familial houses nearly convinced me they were real because the intricately patterned rugs looked so lifelike. So you could say the carpets, which adults don't notice nearly as much as kids do, were woven into my consciousness.

Game night on the floor

Invest in Quality

As every oft-tripped parent knows, children spend an incredible amount of time on the floor, interacting with carpeting with their entire bodies. So high-quality, natural choices are worth every penny: not only are they free of the toxins released by much cheap carpeting, but their qualities and craftsmanship will create lifelong memories that are woven over time into children's sense of affection for the places they grew up. This is all the more true for families like mine who move quite a bit: the carpets we played on stayed the same (with some fading and wear) even as the rooms around them changed.

Boring rainy days: an endangered childhood pleasure?

When I was a kid, no one needed to think about how to help kids have fun messing around on the floor, any more than they needed to encourage us to go sledding or climb trees. But today, children might spend most of their at-home lounging-around time glued to screens. We worry that they're not getting outside enough, but they're also missing out on those unsung, but quintessential, indoor childhood experiences.

Here are some ideas for when screen time is over and it's still raining out. They'll keep kids happy for a surprisingly long time, and might just create some lifelong memories of home that are sensory and specific, grounding the sense of nostalgia that keeps me going back to my family's house, where I like lounging around on the carpet even as an adult.

5 Ideas for Fun on the Floor

 

1. Nice carpets + bare feet = better

Caring for carpets can be a headache, especially in winter when little boots track in goodness knows what. If you have a nice new carpet or are picking out a new one, think about instituting a no-shoes rule indoors. It's the "civilized" norm in many cultures, and for good reasons. More and more scientists agree that barefoot is better for growing feet. And who doesn't have childhood memories of how their carpets felt underfoot? For that matter, why not slip off your shoes and enjoy your investment in quality carpeting to the fullest?

2. Carpet as nonslip fort foundation

Whoever has built a cushion fort knows that a slippery wood or linoleum floor just won't do. Those cushions will slip and fall like a house of cards. But carpets make a great foundation and a comfy floor for the inside of your kiddos' plush castle. Get away from your laptop, grab a book and crawl in there with them!

3. Games that work better on a carpet

Speaking of getting down on their level, carpeting sure helps prevent bruised knees. And while some of us like lying on a hard floor, if your feet are in the air with a probably-too-big-for-this child balanced on them, it helps to have something to cushion your back. Same goes for spontaneous wrestling matches.

When kids seek to fill those gross-motor needs by running races around the house, carpeting helps them hug the corners without wiping out. Of course they love sliding in their socks on bare floor, but as my mother used to say, "socks don't grow on trees!" And neither do ER copays. Carpeting keeps them safe when the chase is on, and it even spares those nice wool socks you bought them for Christmas. 

4. Take a "magic carpet ride"

Okay, so now would be the time to admit that "Aladdin," which came out when I was six, kept me hopeful that the throw rug I periodically tried jerking into the air (while sitting on it, of course) would someday lift off. Your kids probably won't have any better luck than I did, but, as with many of the sensory indoor games in this post, they'll be learning the laws of physics without even knowing they're learning.

5. Make throw rugs "islands in a lava pit"

Does this one need any explaining? Bare floor is deadly, duh! Don't step on it or you're burnt to a crisp. Why doesn't the carpet melt in the lava? Aw, mom, you ask the dumbest questions.

To lay the carpeting for a lifetime of indoor fun and memories, contact us.

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A Glimpse Inside Our Axminster Mill

Axminster Carpet Made in America

Check out some of the recent custom carpets woven in our Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania facility on our high speed Axminster equipment!
 
Let us know how we can best assist you on your custom Axminster project!
 
 
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What Factors Make A Carpet Ideal For Installation on Stairs?

There's more to consider when choosing stairway carpet than you thought.

There's nothing like the luxury of carpeting on a staircase. Not only does it give the stairwell a finished look, it's also more comfortable underfoot and, if you choose wisely, it makes the stairs safer as well. Hard flooring, on the other hand, can be slippery, and if you fall on the stairs, the hard surface offers nothing to cushion your fall.

So choosing a carpet for your stairs is important not just in terms of looks, but from a safety standpoint too, but only if you choose the correct type of carpeting …

Thicker Does Not Mean Better

Thick, plush carpeting is wonderful to step on when getting out of bed, especially if it happens to be a chilly morning. But like anything else, it's got its place and also limitations when it comes to its performance on a staircase. A too-thick carpet is difficult to wrap tightly around the front edge — called the nose — of each step. Because it doesn't wrap tightly around the nose of the step, it has the effect of acting like a ramp when your foot hits it, increasing the odds of slipping and falling. Using a tighter weave eliminates this problem.

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Durable = Long-Lasting

Because stairs get more foot traffic than anywhere else in the home, be sure to choose the highest grade your budget allows, in the style that you like. It's not just the traffic issue that necessitates a durable carpet on the stairs, it's the fact that they take more abuse because gravity adds to the force of your feet each time you go down them.

Carpet for Stairway

Carpet for Stairway

Look for Good Soil Resistance

Because stairs are so frequently used, they're subjected to more dirt and debris from the soles of your shoes than other areas. Even if you're barefoot when you use them, the oils from the bottoms of your feet can, over time, create a soiled area along the center of each stair.

When it comes to choosing carpeting for your staircase, you can see that choosing a style and a color or pattern are secondary to making sure the carpet you choose will install snugly, thereby increasing safety, and that whatever you choose can ultimately stand up to the abuse of lots and lots of trips up and down the stairs by everyone in the family every day for years to come!

Bloomsburg Carpets have covered the floors of countless stairways, not to mention high end custom carpet installations in prestigious hotels, airports, the United States Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as countless other historic buildings!  

Contact us to learn more about choosing the best carpet for your staircase — or for any other room or area in your home or business!

 


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