Please note that Grimley Flooring will be closed from 2pm On Christmas Eve and will re-open at 9am on Monday 4th January.
What is a Zig-Zag Bar?
A Zig-Zag Bar, or Z-Bar for short, is a carpet to hard flooring bar used where there is a height difference between the surface layer of the product and the subfloor.
Yarn is the material used to produce the surface layer, or pile, of the carpet. In this week's guide we look into yarn in more detail.
What is Yarn?
Yarn can be described in many ways but at its most basic it is a single strand composed of fibres.
X is for (e)Xtras
Simon’s note: “I apologise for the terrible spelling, but having been through X in the dictionary our options were to either skip this week or mutilate a word!”
For this week we will be looking at the (e)xtras offered by Grimley Flooring that make us stand out from other flooring companies, and why we should be the next call you make when you are thinking about changing your floor covering.
What is a woven carpet?
A woven carpet is any carpet, either made by hand or machine, that is constructed on a loom weaving the yarn in with the backing to create a strong, durable and beautiful carpet.
What is Vinyl?
Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC) is a versatile plastic. In flooring terms Vinyl is a hard-wearing floor covering that can come in sheet or tile format.
What is Underlay?
Underlay is a layer of material installed underneath your floor covering. As with selecting a carpet, choosing the right underlay can be an important decision and one that will help your new carpet perform it’s best for many years to come.
What is a Tufted carpet?
Most carpets today are classed as tufted. This is a manufacturing method where short pieces of yarn (tufts) are punched through the primary backing using a needle.
What is a smoothing compound?
A smoothing compound is a thin layer applied on top of the subfloor to remove any imperfections in the finish. As with many projects the preparation is key to ensuring a perfect installation, flooring is no different.
Smoothing compounds are normally applied to a concrete subfloor, although in special circumstances they can be used over timber subfloors. For more information on the preparation required on a timber floor please see our previous article on Hardboarding.
What is a runner?
A carpet runner is a piece of carpet that runs the length of an area leaving a surround of exposed flooring (usually floorboards) as opposed to being fitted to the sides. Similar to a rug, runners are normally used on stairs or in corridors rather than in rooms.