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    The Advantages of Granite Countertops

    Last updated 4 days ago

    A versatile natural stone material with an aesthetic appeal that in itself can convince homeowners it deserves a place in their homes, granite is desired for several interior and exterior design applications. If you are considering installing granite countertops in your kitchen or bathroom and are wondering what the advantages of doing so may be, then continue reading below.

    Value-Adding
    Unlike most countertop materials, granite scarcely depreciates. As a desirable material with timeless appeal and a host of benefits to the homeowner, a granite countertop can add lasting value to a home.

    Durable
    The primary reason why granite does not depreciate in value is that it does not deteriorate over time. If properly cared for, a granite countertop could, in theory, outlive the home in which it is housed. Granite is highly resistant to cracking, scratching, or burning.

    Heat Resistant
    Since granite does not melt or sear the way that some countertop materials do, it is great to have in your kitchen. With a granite countertop, you do not have to worry about accidentally setting a hot pan on the counter and ruining your expensive countertop investment.

    Low Maintenance
    Granite, especially sealed granite, is one of the easiest countertop materials to clean and maintain. Since it is difficult to damage granite, repairs and section replacements are rarely necessary and cleaning is a breeze. Nightly wipe downs using a mild soap solution, supplemented by weekly disinfection using a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol, should be enough to keep your granite looking great.

    Has this post helped confirm to you that granite is the right countertop material for your Kingwood or Humble home? If you are in the process of building or remodeling a home and would like to speak with a granite countertop and hardwood flooring retailer who can provide you with high quality countertop and flooring materials at an affordable price, call Houston Custom Carpets at (832) 412-1151.

    Is Marble Flooring Right for Your Home?

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Marble is relatively expensive, requires maintenance, and can be stained if it isn’t cared for properly. But if you can live with these qualities of marble, it will offer you a range of incredible benefits. To begin with, marble is a gorgeous stone that has extensive heritage: it has been used to create some of the most famous structures in the world, including the Greek and Roman Parthenons, the Taj Mahal, and the Lincoln Memorial. Although marble is expensive, it can significantly improve your home’s resale value if it is maintained routinely. Furthermore, marble naturally resists bacteria, allergens, fungus, mold, stains, and scratches. To care for marble flooring, all you need to do is treat it regularly with a protectant, wipe up spills right away, and clean it regularly with a dust mop to remove dust, dirt, and pet hair.

    To learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of marble flooring, call Houston Custom Carpets of Kingwood, TX at (832) 412-1151. Visit us online to see our selection of flooring and fine carpeting. 

    A Look at Natural Carpet Fibers

    Last updated 20 days ago

    If you are looking for a resilient, texturized, unique carpet for your home or covered patio, natural fiber carpets are a wonderful option. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to incorporate natural carpeting into almost any style of home décor. Read on to take a closer look at the natural carpet fiber options that Houston Custom Carpets has to offer.

    Sisal
    This natural fiber is made from the prickly leaves of the Heniquin plant. This radiant fiber wears well and offers a very unique look, texture, and feel, making it one of the most sought after fibers on the planet. Sisal fibers can be used for wall-to-wall carpeting, or for area rugs that hold up extremely well in high-traffic areas.

    Coir
    Made from the husks of the coconut fruit, coir is coarse and highly texturized. Coir is an eco-friendly option for a wall-to-wall carpet or an area rug, as the coconut trees are not destroyed for their husk; only discarded husks are used to make coir natural fiber carpets. Many coir rugs are hand-loomed, so you will notice unique imperfections in each rug. Because of their durability, they are good for screened four-season porches.

    Seagrass
    Made from a grass native to China and India, seagrass is exceptionally unique, durable, and texturized. The hard outer shell is highly stain resistant—so resistant, in fact, that seagrass carpets are never dyed. Seagrass rugs are especially popular for enclosed porches or entryways.

    Jute
    Grown in India and Bangladesh, this natural fiber has been used for centuries to make carpets, ropes, and more. Jute comes from the stalk of the Jute plant rather than the leaves, so it is relatively soft. Jute is great for low and medium traffic areas, such as the bedroom, formal living room, dining room, and home office.

    If you are considering investing in a top-quality natural fiber carpet, come to Houston Custom Carpets of Kingwood, TX. Family-owned and operated, we are a floor-covering retailer with an excellent selection of fine carpeting to offer you. Call us at (832) 412-1151 or browse our website for more information.

    Choosing the Right Size Rug

    Last updated 27 days ago

    A properly sized rug is an excellent way to add style to your home while protecting your flooring. But one of the most common mistakes that people make with rugs is choosing the wrong size rug. The rug should ideally fit under each chair and sofa leg in the room, and extend at least six inches from both sides of the couch. Watch the video clip for more tips on how to choose the right size rug.

    To select a rug from a sizeable collection of high-quality carpets, come to Houston Custom Carpets of Kingwood, TX. In addition to fine carpeting, we offer top-notch engineered hardwood flooring. Visit our website for more information, and call us at (832) 412-1151 if you have any questions. Bring us your room measurements and we will be happy to advise you on proper rug size.

    Helping Your Carpets Look Beautiful for Longer

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Did you know that carpets can add style to your home while protecting your flooring? At Houston Custom Carpets, we have helped thousands of people find the high-quality carpets that look best in their home. To find out how to extend the life of your carpets and keep them looking beautiful, read this article.    

    Invest in Quality
    To ensure your carpets last for the long run, invest in long-lasting fibers. It doesn’t have to be the priciest carpet at the store, but if it’s made of high-quality fibers you can be sure that the carpet will last longer and look better than a cheaper carpet. Having a durable carpet rather than a cheap one is especially important in high-traffic areas of the home, such as playrooms, dens, and family rooms. Your money is better spent on durable carpeting in these rooms, as you won’t have to spend money on replacement carpets every couple of years.

    Vacuum and Clean Often
    Vacuum your carpets at least once a week, or several times per week if you have pets or children. This prevents dirt and crumbs from becoming lodged into your carpet. Schedule a professional carpet cleaning service at least once per year. This will keep your carpets clean, which makes them look great and extends their total lifetime.

    Use Recommended Cleaning Products
    Your carpet cleaning professional can apply specially protectants on your carpets to prevent pollen buildup, stains, and pet odors. In between professional cleanings, use special carpet cleaning and stain removal products recommended by your carpet cleaning professional. And be sure to wear socks in the house rather than going barefoot or wearing shoes, as this will keep your carpets cleaner.

    At Houston Custom Carpets of Kingwood, TX, we offer a wide range of fine carpeting. If you want Berber, Axminster, woven, patterns, plush, or textured carpets, we are the family owned and operated floor-covering retailer to visit. Visit us online to learn more, and call us at (832) 412-1151 for more information.

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