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 valuable lesson over the years, one that my Father taught me over and over, “The customer is the person that lives with their floors every day. It is not for us to decide what floor covering is best for them. It is our job to always provide the best options available, give our input as qualified experts in the field and then provide the very best installation that is possible.” Period. So if you decide that your home would be better with carpeting across your kitchen floor then we will provide you all the possible options available that will best suite your needs and the needs of your family. Carpet Phoenix AZ is our bread and butter.
Carpet Phoenix Carpet Tiles
I would suggest though, if you’re considering carpet on your kitchen floors that you consider carpet squares, at times referred to as carpet tiles. You may not be aware of this product but, you see them each and every day in businesses across the Phoenix Glendale area. Carpet tiles come in nearly as large an assortment as does ceramic tile but, naturally carpet squares are much easier on your feet. And this is one primary reason some people would like to consider carpet in the kitchen.. COMFORT.
There are two basic factors to take into account first as you think about carpeting your own home’s kitchen. One is that the kitchen is by far usually the most used and most traveled room in the home. Even our pets make frequent trips into the kitchen. Now everybody enters into a room following the path of least resistance and they most often leave the same way they came in. So we need to think about how much actual wear your carpet will be subjected to. This will help us to determine which fabrics would be best for your floor and what actual style of carpet tile would be best for your home. The second factor I’d bring to your attention is your kitchen floor is subject to be spilled on. Everything from the detergents we use to clean our dishes and counter tops to spills and splatters from cooking.
With today’s commercial grade carpet tiles most things that might end up on the floor will pose little problem and should be easy to clean up. The biggest problem, as I see it, would be grease. Small splatters from cooking may well go unnoticed at the first but, grease will bind to the fabric of the carpet and eventually could cause at least some minor discoloration of the carpet material. Taking this into account, I would suggest a patterned carpet square that would easily hide even major spills and certainly all your minor daily mishaps. So with all things taken into consideration, not only can you put carpet in your kitchen, you can do so knowing your floors will look great and stay that way for years to come.
INNOVATORS of KITCHEN CARPETING
While doing research into all the possibilities of installing carpet on someone’s kitchen floor, I called my Dad and asked him about it. My Dad has been in the flooring business longer than I’ve been alive, he is my secret weapon concerning “All Things Flooring” and actually “All Things In Life.” Whenever I need an answer, that’s who I turn to. Especially when it comes to my flooring store.
After he and I discussed the different choices including Indoor Outdoor Carpet, he paused and told me about a Carpet Company named Viking Carpets that was around in the late 1960’s to the mid 1970’s. Their Motto was, “Kitchen Carpets For People Who Don’t Like Carpet In The Kitchen.” They had manufactured a number of large fiber glass 20 foot tall Vikings that they would both tour the Nation with and leave at various Carpet Outlet Stores in The U.S. My Dad told me they even manufactured party dresses for women made out of the carpet material as a promotional gimmick. But their Carpet Company folded after a few years. The problem seems to have been that the carpet material wasn’t all that comfortable. My Dad said the stuff was coarser than those green scrubby pads we all use in the kitchen to scrub out our pots and pans.
I tried to imagine first what the carpet would feel like underfoot then I thought about turning that into some kind of a dress for a lady.. It boggled my mind. I asked my Dad about the dresses, and he said he never actually saw any of them in person, he only remembered their print ads.
When I asked him if he thought any woman would ever wear a dress made from some super coarse material like that he said, “Well son.. it was The 60’s. People did quite a lot of crazy and far out things back then. I guess wearing a dress made from carpet material that would scrap the skin off your backside wasn’t the worst or the weirdest thing they did back then. I suppose maybe that’s why the Company went out of business. The 60’s finally came to an end and most people sobered up a bit.”
That’s my Dad, always the practical one! My name is Chris Brown and I own Brandi Carpet And Flooring. I was raised in the carpet and flooring business. Call us today for a free quote chances are that I’ll be the person that you first speak with. Thank you we’re looking forward to provide you with the very best in flooring sales and installation. Brandi Carpet more than a family owned and operated business. It’s my legacy.