Flooring Blog


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Carpet Cleaning in Glendale AZ has just gotten easier even safer for our Carpet and Flooring Customers. Brandi Carpet has teamed up with Polished Cleaners – they offer professional carpet – hard surface floor cleaning and maintenance. Cleaning and Maintenance of your new carpet and flooring is required to maintain your manufacturers warranty. All major carpet and flooring manufacturers require that […]

Carpet Cleaning


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Recently I was asked, “Can I put carpet in the kitchen?” “Certainly!” was my response. My thoughts though were two fold, Does your kitchen have a floor? and years ago I would have attempted to explain to a customer that there might be other floor coverings that would be better than carpet in the kitchen. But I have learned a […]

Carpet In The Kitchen


Music Notes written in carpet
    Our flooring store first opened in 1971 so you could easily say that I was raised doing floors for my Dad. My first side gig came when some neighborhood guys decided to set up a recording studio and they called me asking what I thought, “Carpet or hard surface flooring for the recording studio?” These guys were infused […]

Carpet or Hard Surface Flooring and Recording Studios



finished-installation-engineered-hardwood-flooring
Hardwood flooring in the Glendale and surrounding Phoenix AZ areas will last several lifetimes, when cared for properly adding substantially to the value of your home or commercial building. In addition to the increased value hardwood flooring will bring to your building hardwoods are a common choice as flooring materials due to their environmental profile and durability. Wood flooring truly […]

Hardwood Flooring Glendale-Phoenix AZ Areas


floor tile
Ceramic Tile is a very popular choice for flooring. We currently have some discounts on tile flooring that you may enjoy.  Ceramic tiles can be and are widely used in both homes and business offices throughout the United States. Ceramic tile can also be installed on walls, your back-splashes and showers. Tile can be used in nearly every floor in […]

Tile Flooring In Glendale – Phoenix AZ Area


Wood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is most often installed in one of four different ways. Nail-down installation attaches the wood strips or planks to an established subflooring with flooring nails and is most generally applied with solid wood flooring. The Staple Down installation method attaches the wood flooring to the subfloor with a pneumatic stapler and can be used for solid wood floors […]

Hardwood Flooring and Installation in Phoenix



Laminate Flooring
  Today’s laminate floor designs come in a wide range of styles from hardwood plank designs, to natural stone and slate, ceramic tile, metal, even leather or brick. Preservation and care of your new  laminate flooring is actually quick and easy. Since laminate flooring is exceptionally durable, following proper floor care and maintenance precautions for your new laminate floor covering […]

Preserving Laminate Flooring


LED Carpets
The Rare and Unusual in Glendale Flooring and The Future of Carpet. If you are going to buy carpet in Glendale, AZ, especially commercial carpet, you might want to think about some “cutting edge” trends that are taking place around the country and around the world. And, to see some of them “up close and personal,” you need go no […]

The Rare and Unusual in Glendale Flooring


Wishbone Design creates bikes from old carpets.
Carpet Recycling in Glendale Arizona Is Easier Than You Think. It may not be too long before you will be able to ride your worn out carpet to work. While that comment sounds as though it deserves a chuckle. Any Glendale Arizona Carpet Company will tell you that one of the greatest challenges facing not only the country but the world […]

Carpet Recycling in Glendale Arizona



Carpet sample colors
Choosing A Carpet To Be Installed In Your Phoenix Area Home. Residential Carpet, luxurious, soft, quiet, and comfortable. Appealing to the eye, easy on your body, and very affordable. New carpeting is often the chosen when old tile flooring is removed. Dust free tile removal is a service of Brandi Carpet. Wall to wall carpeting can and most often will […]

Choosing A Carpet


stained carpet
Baby food stains on your new carpet. There was a time when Baby Food Giant BEECH-NUT was being challenged by its major competitor, GERBER. Knowing that the nomenclature for BEECH-NUT included both chewing gum and chewing tobacco, GERBER came up with a great slogan: “Babies our business – – our only business!” Well, whether your “company of choice” also sells […]

BABY FOOD STAINS ON CARPET


Vinyl Sheet Flooring
Vinyl Flooring –  also known as Resilient Flooring or Sheet Vinyl Flooring is one of the most versatile and affordable flooring options today for both the commercial business and the homeowner. Resilient vinyl flooring also does compete very well in style and in feel with real natural hardwood flooring, with tile, or laminate flooring materials in looks and quality. Vinyl […]

VINYL FLOORING



puppy in the window
When it comes to Dogs and Carpet it seems to be a never ending battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way! In all sincerity DOGS AND CARPETING is a legitimate concern for many families. There are a number of tips Dog Owners should keep in mind in regard to Carpet Installation in Phoenix: • Clean dogs results in clean carpets. […]

DOGS AND CARPETING


Laminate floor
Versatile, easy to maintain, and very reasonably priced, there are advantages of laminate flooring in that it can simulate the look of dozens of different natural hardwood floors, natural stone, ceramic tile and many other natural flooring types. And combined with high tech embossing texture methods laminates are even able to reproduce the surface texture of these natural flooring products. […]

ADVANTAGES OF LAMINATE FLOORING


Mega Clic American Hickory
Look very close at any laminate flooring presented to you by Brandi Carpet and Flooring and it looks like real wood, natural stone tile, even marble tile. Laminate flooring today even has the exact textures of stone, wood, metal, ceramic tile, or leather!  This is achieved because laminate flooring has a surface layer of two thin sheets of material impregnated […]

LAMINATE AS NEW FLOORING



patterned Berber carpet
I think that every Carpet Store in Phoenix is more than ready and able to sell you carpet, but the question really is which is The Best Carpet Store also how many of these other flooring shops can elaborate on the advantages to the consumer when choosing Carpet over other Flooring Installation in Phoenix. To help understand these advantages, one […]

PHOENIX GLENDALE CARPET SERVICE


patio carpet
OUTDOOR CARPETING Phoenix Glendale AZ. We all know that Carpeting can add so much to a room – – comfort, color, luxury. But, what many of us might not consider is the fact that it can do the same to the great outdoors!!! If you want to add to the appeal of your deck or patio, you really need to […]

OUTDOOR CARPETING Phoenix Glendale AZ


STONE TILE FLOORING, PHOENIX GLENDALE AZ AREAS. As you look for New tile in Phoenix, as a Natural Stone Flooring Sales and Installation Company, please give us a call for your Free-No Obligation Flooring Quote in your home or office. By doing so, we can assure you that there will be absolutely no high-pressure sales, and that you will be […]

STONE TILE FLOORING, PHOENIX GLENDALE AZ AREAS



painted kid and carpet
“Mommy, what other colors should I use to paint the rug?” Now there’s a question that will do anything but warm the cockles of your heart! Obviously, when it comes to choosing carpet for a child’s room, Durability is a major concern. It is not, however, the only thing to be factored in when contemplating KIDS AND PHOENIX CARPET INSTALLATION! […]

KIDS AND PHOENIX CARPET INSTALLATION


Maple laminate flooring
Brandi Carpet and Flooring has a number of discounted laminates available please consider the added savings as you look for laminate flooring. Laminate floor designs today come in variety of styles normally from the hardwood flooring designs, stone and slate tiling, and ceramic tile. Laminate floors are exceptionally durable, by choosing laminate your floors will be provided with years of […]

Laminate Flooring-Glendale-Phoenix


pet dander
Here are three popular “myths” that many people might actually believe: • The Salem witches were burned • Pigeons will blow up if your feed them uncooked rice • Wood floors are better than carpets if you have allergies Actually several recent studies on Allergies and Carpet have shown that quite the opposite is true. It is because of these two […]

ALLERGIES AND CARPET



Carpet padding
    How to choose Carpet Padding. Once you have picked out your new carpeting from Brandi Carpet there are a few things to consider about your carpet pad. Carpet padding can not be overlooked when choosing and installing new carpet. Unless you are installing outdoor carpeting a pad beneath your new carpet is required by most carpet manufacturers or […]

How to choose Carpet Padding?


rag mop
Phoenix carpet and tile maintenance. What you really want for cleaning tile is a fluffy, soft dust mop. And from an economical viewpoint it is probably best to invest in a quality product – – one where the ‘mop’ part can be removed and put in the washer. Too,” he went on, “if you do invest in a good product the […]

PHOENIX TILE MAINTENANCE


Dust Mites
A recent study by Quest Diagnostics has come to the conclusion that it is more than a little possible that weather has a great deal to do with this. And, an additional study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences noted that the “typical” ragweed season was nearly a month longer in 2009 than in 1995, a […]

ALLERGENS AND PHOENIX CARPETING



boots on laminate
Laminate flooring today is the great choice for nearly any floor in your home or office. Brandi Carpet and Flooring has a number of discounts available. Please see our special discounts on selected laminates and other flooring products. Laminate’s strength and durability combined with its quick installation have made laminate flooring a very popular alternative to hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring and […]

DISCOUNT FLOORING


barn wood flooring
Barn wood and your Phoenix flooring and tile company. Slivers aside, Barn Wood is pretty neat stuff! Old and gray, its demeanor reflects its age and, in many instances, its worth. To many, however, it is invaluable. Especially when they plan to make it part of the décor of their home. If you are one of those who are willing […]

Barn Wood Flooring


Unique carpet installation in Glendale AZ. Have you ever wondered what the Romulans and Klingons walk on? Well, if it is carpet it is possible that it was made right here on Earth! Schonherr, a German company with looms that are well known for their high-density weaving, are currently producing The Nebula Collection of rugs created by designers David Schonen […]

UNIQUE CARPET



carpet moth
  Moths and your Glendale AZ carpet. “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thought of MOTHS!” If you are under the impression that the quote is a little askew you are absolutely right! What Alfred Lord Tennyson actually said in his poem, “Locksley Hall” was, “In the spring a young man’s fancy light turns to thoughts […]

Moths and your carpet


When it comes to GOING “GREEN” AND PHOENIX CARPETING, the question ‘why’ has a myriad of answers. Those answers include:  They are not as expensive as you may think – – often “coming in” at as little as $2 per sq ft.  It makes your home healthier, as it does not include Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  Utilizing renewable materials will […]

GOING “GREEN” AND PHOENIX CARPETING


Wood floor colors and you Phoenix flooring company. What is the most difficult decision you ever had to make? What was the easiest decision you ever had to make? Believe it or not, for many people choosing their flooring color is far closer to the former than the latter. That’s why when it is time to choose the color of […]

Wood floor colors and you Phoenix flooring company



Brandi Carpet Sales and Installation
Flooring can easily be divided into two categories: Soft flooring as in carpet or hard surface flooring from ceramic and stone tile to wood and laminate flooring. Your flooring needs will be dependent on what your floors currently have over them and if you’re keeping the property or planning to sell. When preparing your home for sale and considering new […]

PHOENIX CARPETING SERVICES


Understanding grout and new tile in Phoenix. “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” (Gertrude Stein) “A grout is a grout is a grout is a grout.” (Anonymous) One of those statements is true, while the other – – not so much! And, UNDERSTANDING GROUT AND NEW TILE IN PHOENIX will allow you to know why […]

Understanding grout and new tile in Phoenix


paint on carpet
Sometimes any liquid over your carpet suddenly becomes a spill. Let’s discuss paint drips and your Glendale AZ carpet. Because of it’s consistency paint is by far one of the most difficult of all liquids to remove totally from a carpet. With that said one of the most important things you first can do when paint drips on your carpet is […]

Paint drips and your Glendale Carpet



Mega Clic Gunstock Maple
There are two types of hardwood flooring available today. The traditional hardwood flooring and engineered wood flooring. Hardwood, also referred to as Solid Wood Flooring, is manufactured usually in 2.25″ strips or 3″ to 4″ planks, each milled from a single piece of solid wood. This can also be purchased in parquet flooring squares that range from 6″x 6″ to […]

HARDWOOD AS YOUR NEW FLOORING


porcelain tile flooring
Porcelain tile for your new flooring. When it comes to delicate and fragile, perhaps nothing is more often thought of than Porcelain.  The fact that it is most often associated with fine china and figurines (Porcelain Dolls) explains why.  However, interestingly enough, you actually can consider PORCELAIN TILE FOR YOUR NEW FLOORING. The process for creating Porcelain Tile flooring is what […]

PORCELAIN TILE FLOORING


coffee stain
There is, perhaps, nothing more satisfying and rewarding to a homeowner than to bask in the joy of having a newly installed Carpet.  And there is, perhaps, nothing that will “shadow” that glow quicker than a spilled cup of coffee or tea.  That’s why every homeowner needs to be aware of TEA AND COFFEE STAINS AND YOUR NEW CARPET. Stains […]

TEA AND COFFEE STAINS AND YOUR NEW CARPET



Laminate floor bulging
Laminate flooring bulging and buckling. Unfortunately there are so many people who are confident that they can do their own flooring that they end up with situations that they may never even had considered – – such as LAMINATE BULGING AND FLOORING INSTALLATION. This is such a “hot” issue that there are even diverse opinions as to whether or not laminate even […]

LAMINATE BULGING AND FLOORING INSTALLATION


Carpet-Floor Store Glendale Arizona
When trying to choose what floor covering to purchase you might begin by considering where the flooring will go and how much foot traffic, sunlight, and other wear and tear your new flooring will undergo.Then before deciding on any definite choice of flooring product(s), try matching two or three samples with the design of the room(s) you want to re-floor. […]

NEW FLOORING IN PHOENIX


To refinish those old hardwood floors, the first thing you will need to do is sand off ENTIRELY the old worn finish. That is to say the top layer of the floor. You will need a floor sander, which you can rent at a reasonable cost. You will also want a handheld power edge sander for sanding tight against walls […]

HARDWOOD FLOOR REFINISHING



Whether you consider yourself particularly “green” or not, the fact that we have billions of plastic bottles to dispose of yearly is something we are all aware of and, to some extent, concerned about.  With that thought in mind, you may want to seriously consider polyester as your new ‘Green’ Flooring Solution. Polyester is one of the most eco-friendly synthetic […]

POLYESTER FIBER AS YOUR NEW CARPET


When you are contemplating a new flooring installation there are a number of issues to take into consideration. In any area of the home especially in highly trafficked areas, laminate is a very viable flooring option. This is true for several reasons, including but not limited to: •    Laminates are extremely durable. •    The options of styles you can […]

Laminate as your new flooring


carpet pad
When you are shopping for new carpet flooring, you should make sure you are well informed regarding REBOND PADDING to lay under and support your carpet. There are several things that make Rebond Padding so special.  First of all, it is considered very “green” in nature as it is produced from scraps of “high density foams” that are “bonded” together.  The […]

REBOND PADDING AND YOUR NEW CARPET



The ceramic tile industry has made it quite easy for you to determine which tiles are suitable choices for your application by using a rating system, known as the PEI scale. This system rates the surface of a tile from Class 1 to Class 5 (“1” being the least resistant to abrasion and “5” the most resistant to abrasion). Although […]

WHEN TILE IS YOUR CHOICE FOR NEW FLOORING


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When you consider carpet materials, one of your main options really should be Nylon.  Though man-made, unlike wool, for example, it is still a most viable material to have carpet made out of. Nylon is most noted for its durability. Because it’s the hardest of all the synthetic carpet fibers, it resists wear and abrasion extremely well. A nylon carpet will usually […]

NYLON CARPET AND YOUR NEW FLOORING


Red Carpet Treatment
Homeowners, and Business Professionals in the Glendale Phoenix area have to take into consideration that the floor coverings, walls, and ceiling for that matter, are a vital part in creating a comfortable, pleasant, environment. A place that one feels at ease in. This may be especially true for business owners. No longer do stores rely solely on the products they […]

RED CARPET TREATMENT



Here is an interesting conundrum for you:  Should installing Wood Flooring be considered an Environmentally Friendly decision, or an attack on the Environment?  In other words, is Wood Flooring a conscientious decision on your part regarding New Flooring? Wood Flooring actually might prove to be a sound choice for those concerned about the Environment. What is wood flooring and how might […]

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WOOD FLOORING FOR YOUR NEW FLOORING


  Carpet restoration or new Mohawk carpet. Restoration or buying new Mohawk carpet? Carpet restoration or new Mohawk carpet was a question I was recently asked. Your carpet receives the greatest part of a household’s wear and tear. From high foot traffic to pet stains, occasional drink spills, messy food-stains, soil and grim, sun fading, and a lot more. While […]

Carpet restoration or new Mohawk carpet


Laminate flooring is manufactured in two basic types today, wood laminate flooring and plastic laminate flooring. Wood laminate flooring has a plywood base with a wood veneer or an image of wood applied to the top with a plastic veneer on top of that for protection. Wood laminate is most often made of three layers and is somewhat less than […]

LAMINATE FLOORING Pro’s and Con’s



The look of real weathered flooring for your home can now be found in tile. One of the more unique, and exciting, innovations where flooring installation is concerned is the use of tile to give the look of wood. The “trend” began when flooring experts decided they wanted to take a modern take on hardwood floors.  It wasn’t long however, before this […]

WEATHERED FLOORING TILE


Turkish rugs and carpet. Frequently clients are not necessarily looking for wall to wall Carpet Installation, but, rather, are looking for something more along the lines of a Turkish Rug. Brandi Carpet custom designs and creates area rugs especially for our customers. But if your desire is for a Turkish rug then it comes there are several salient points that people […]

TURKISH RUGS AND CARPET SALES


NEW CARPET AND MOTH CONTROL When buying new carpet More than likely when you’re considering the purchase of a new carpet for your home or office interior it will be from a manufacturer such as Mohawk Carpet or Shaw Carpet. And most likely your new carpet flooring will be manufactured from man made materials. These man made fibers are not […]

NEW CARPET AND MOTH CONTROL



When it comes to YOUR BASEMENT FLOORING INSTALLATION the first thing you need to do is determine what you are going to use it for.  After all, that will determine what you will want to seriously consider for your flooring. Although moisture can be a concern for basement finishes, there are many types of flooring that are ideal for basement applications. The […]

BASEMENT FLOORING INSTALLATION


spilled paint bucket
Paint spots on new carpet? A couple of decades ago, (Boy, do I hate to admit THAT!!!) my daughter, who was enthralled by space, asked that we paint a mural on her wall.  I hired a young art student to come buy and he created a masterpiece, complete with a space shuttle and a red planet that would have made […]

PAINT SPOTS ON NEW CARPET


Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain tile flooring. When you think of “porcelain” you might envision a fine Chinese doll, delicately painted and so dainty looking that you scarcely dare to touch it.  Or, you might think of the many people who pay homage to the porcelain god every New Year’s morning after a night of multiple libations welcoming in the New Year.  But, you […]

Porcelain Tile Flooring



carpet recycling
Recycling carpet and other flooring products. While Kermit the Frog has maintained for years that “It Isn’t Easy Being Green,” we live in a generation that is striving diligently to do just that. And, an important aspect of that endeavor deals with RECYCLING AND NEW CARPET. An important aspect of helping to preserve the environment is minimizing the amount of material […]

Recycling Carpet


Tufted Diagram
How carpet is made and a little history. One of the great ironies of life is demonstrated when a client goes to a professional and advises them that they know exactly what they want and then, when that professional provides them with exactly what they requested, they are upset with the professional because they didn’t get what they wanted!  One […]

How carpet is made


Construction of laminate flooring
Laminate new flooring. As you see the New Year peaking over the horizon it may be time to consider what you are going to do for your spring-cleaning this year.  If you are planning new flooring installation as part of your endeavors, you may very well want to consider LAMINATE NEW FLOORING choice.   To better evaluate whether or not […]

Laminate new flooring



Flooring for Christmas
Carpet for Christmas. If you ask many people, Christmas has gotten way too commercialized.  Stores start decorating for it before Halloween (remember when they waited until the day after Thanksgiving?); Black Friday now lasts for over a week and they start playing Christmas songs the second week of November!  And, you can get “Christmas Everything,” from hats with elf ears […]

Carpet for Christmas


carpet seam
Seams and carpet installation everything may not be what it ‘seems’ to be. One of the main challenges involved in CARPET INSTALLATION is accomplishing the “perfect seam.”  The real issue is determining what the “perfect seam” is.  And, looking at this in a pragmatic manner is the only way to actually understand the situation. First of all, by definition a seam […]

SEAMS AND CARPET INSTALLATION


magic carpet dog
  Pets and new carpet. There are several things to consider where pets and carpet are concerned. The first is what carpet one should buy, and the other is how to best care for it once carpet installation takes place. There are, of course, many reason pets prefer new carpet to wood or vinyl, including: •    Pets find wall-to-wall carpeting best because […]

PETS AND NEW CARPET



acoustics
  The thing is when many people think of ACOUSTICS AND NEW FLOORING they are primarily thinking about preventing noise by absorbing sound either from inside the room or from adjacent rooms. Actually, what they actually need to determine is what any specific room is used for primarily and then determine what they may need to do with it in terms […]

ACOUSTICS AND NEW FLOORING


Obviously, the more you know about carpet and carpet-care, the better chance you have of cleaning it properly.  And, if you clean it properly, you won’t have to worry about purchasing NEW CARPET AFTER THANKSGIVING.” Three items that create particular challenges at Thanksgiving time include cranberry stains, gravy stains, and grease stains when the meat soils your carpet.  Following are […]

NEW CARPET AFTER THANKSGIVING?


Ceramic tile as new flooring. With so many color choices and sizes some people may become overwhelmed. What you need to do is decide what you want your flooring to accomplish, and then determine if ceramic tile meets and fulfills those needs.  Perhaps the best way to do this is to consider the advantages of Ceramic tile as new flooring, […]

CERAMIC TILE AS NEW FLOORING



New carpet and Thanksgiving
Carpet installation by Thanksgiving. “You know what I would really like for Christmas?” “What?” I managed to choke out. “New carpet.  And, I would like it before Thanksgiving!” She may not realize how much she is asking of him obviously, she doesn’t know the procedure for getting new carpet installed. In fact, many people may not realize what is entailed […]

CARPET INSTALLATION BY THANKSGIVING


Smart Strand Carpet
What is Mohawk Smart Strand Carpet? Smart Strand carpet is the only carpet with built-in stain and soil protection that will never wear or wash off for the life of the carpet. Mohawk Carpet in Phoenix AZ • Lifetime stain and soil resistance that’s built in, not sprayed on. • Protection that will never wear or wash off like some […]

What is Mohawk Smart Strand carpet?


High Traffic Carpet at Affordable Prices
All carpets are manufactured from either Staple carpet fibers or a Continuous Filament fiber (BCF) . Staple carpet fibers are a series of short strings spun together to form one continuous filament or yarn. BCF (bulk continuous filament) carpet fibers are manufactured in one long string. These are twisted and heat-set together to form a strand of yarn. Both of […]

Staple carpet fibers vs Bulk Continuous Filament carpet fibers (BCF)



I just wanted to speak about the importance of leaving a company review for services completed on your home or business. We all have busy lives and leaving a review for a flooring company or any other type of service can take away valuable time from the next project on your list. Leaving a review will help a company more […]

Importance of reviews for a flooring company


Pictures of new flooring and carpet. Over the past years we have been trying to get some photos together to show some Pictures of New Flooring and installs, we sell and install new carpet, tile, wood and laminate products through out the greater Glendale Phoenix Arizona area. We have been in business since 1971 installing new floors the right way, we […]

Pictures of new flooring and carpet


Currently we have some quality laminate flooring discounts available. Please contact us today for your free flooring quote. Since 1971 Brandi Carpet and Flooring has given free no obligation quotes to both homeowners and business owners. Rising wood prices open doors for laminate flooring sales. I was reading a good article on laminate flooring and how it is trending more these […]

Rising wood prices open doors for laminate flooring sales



Be sure to take a look at some of our recent flooring installations, we offer installation services and flooring sales in the greater Phoenix AZ area for new carpet, ceramic tile, laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, as well as new green flooring solutions such as linoleum, cork and bamboo flooring. If you need flooring solutions you’re in luck as […]

Flooring sales and installation in Phoenix AZ