Wall-to-Wall Carpet: Everything You Need to Know!

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Flooring is a crucial aspect of your home’s interior design and narrowing it down to one style certainly can be difficult. Carpeting carries a lot of flexibility and opens the door to experiment with flooring options. The ability to fabricate carpet material into other various styles can give you more options to choose from for your next flooring project. Some of these options include area rugs, stair runners, and hallway runners. However, one of the most common installations of carpet is in wall-to-wall projects.

Wall-to-wall carpeting is cut to size to completely cover your existing flooring and offer your space a more comfortable and modern look. It’s simple, chic and can be the defining feature of your home’s interior design.

What is wall-to-wall carpet?

Wall-to-wall carpet, also known as broadloom carpet, consists of having your entire flooring covered by a one giant piece of carpet from wall-to-wall. The “broadloom” refers to the way the carpet is manufactured; it’s comprised of long, wide rolls of carpet material that can easily be laid across the floor. If the space is too large, then these carpet broadlooms can be bonded together.

Broadloom carpets are manufactured in various widths. The industry averages include 12-foot, 13 ½ – foot, and 15-foot rolls, but some mills may create smaller or larger sizes. These rolls are then sent to a carpet fabricator, like The Carpet Workroom, to cut the broadloom to shape and get it prepared for installation. 


Why should you go with a broadloom carpet instead of carpet tiles?


Opting for a broadloom style for your wall-to-wall carpet project can be much more beneficial than going with carpet tiles. Aside from giving the carpet a clean, smooth look, broadloom carpet also can keep costs lower. Manufacturers are able to sell these large lengths of carpet at a lower price. Carpet tiles are typically sold at a higher price per square-foot ,which can easily add up if you’re doing a large project. 


Many of the luxurious, modern styles that are trending today are easier to find as carpet broadloom. Going with a broadloom carpet offers a wider variety of styles to choose from. Carpet tiles tend to come in  more generic, basic styles. However, if you’re looking to install carpet in a small area, you might want to consider using carpet tiles instead of purchasing an entire broadloom.


How is Wall-to-Wall carpet installed?


Once your space has been measured it can then be sent to its final destination for installation. Before wall-to-wall carpet is placed it’s important you have access to the right tools, skills, and that you follow the proper industry installation guidelines


When installing a broadloom carpet, it’s also important you purchase the proper padding for your carpet. Padding keeps the underneath of your carpet from making direct contact with the floor. It also offers an extra layer of protection so that the carpet doesn’t wear away from constant foot traffic over the years. Additionally, it helps the floor and carpet withstand the impact from heavy furniture. The cushioning of the padding also can make the carpet comfortable to walk over, especially for those that have it installed at home. 


If wall-to-wall carpet isn’t installed correctly, the carpet won’t last very long. Poor installation can lead to fraying and runs the risk of damaging your flooring. We recommend you choose a certified carpet installer to ensure your carpet is properly placed. Professional installers — like those at The Carpet Workroom — work efficiently and diligently every step of the way so that way your carpet can last you as long as possible. 


Are you ready to invest in wall-to-wall carpeting?

Wall-to-wall carpet is a great option if you want something different from your typical hardwood or vinyl flooring. While there are plenty of flooring options to choose from for your home, carpeting seems to be one of the most preferred options. According to the a 2019 report from the Carpet and Rug Institute, carpet flooring accounts for more than 48% of the flooring market. With the rise of new residential and commercial builds across the country, carpet will only continue to grow in popularity. 

If you’re ready to start on your next wall-to-wall project, reach out to us at info@carpetworkroom.com. Our dedicated team of project managers will deliver you a quality service every step of the way to ensure your wall-to-wall carpet meets all of your standards!

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