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Dayton Residents Ask: What Should Carpet Stores Tell You?

Shopping for flooring can be exhausting, but when it’s for a rug, carpet stores should do their best to simplify the process as much as possible, Dayton.

Of course, there’s an enormous selection of colors, patterns and styles from which to choose, but it’s not a “one size fits all” deal.

Everyone is unique, with different lifestyles. The staff should give you plenty of knowledge to make the best selection for you.

Bockrath Flooring & Rugs of Dayton is one of the largest carpet stores in the Ohio Valley, and it doesn’t just have a big inventory, it offers services, such as resizing, repair and rebinding (see our on-premises Rug Gallery).

The staff keeps educated and current. They will tell you about the four most commonly-known fibers. Nylon is the strongest and toughest; Polyester is incredibly stain-resistant, because those fibers have the inherent characteristic of repelling substances. Olefin is the most budget-friendly, and it can be strong and stain-resistant, but that depends upon style (your flooring pro should be able to tell you more.)

Wool fibers are all natural and absolutely gorgeous. It’s softer and white, and don’t worry about the white getting dirty, because the natural oils push it all back!

Then there are also blends that your flooring expert will tell you about.
Other Things Carpet Stores Should Tell You
●Common carpet shopping mistakes.

Whether you live in Dayton, or anywhere else in the country, there are some big “no-no’s” when it comes to shopping for your rug.

First, quality isn’t determined by weight, but by density. Density means how closely the fibers are tufted together, so something can have a heavier weight, with not much density.
Second, people tend to skimp on padding because they can’t see it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important! Padding is what makes it all lie flat and even. (Think of the driveway and asphalt.)

Third, people are tempted to save on installation and do it themselves but, especially when it comes to soft surfaces, there are special skills and tools required.

Still have questions? Feel free to come into the Bockrath Flooring & Rugs showroom in Dayton, Ohio; by the way, be sure to visit our Rug Studio, where you can actually it all be done.