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Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store Western Carpet One Floor & Home Mystery Shop!

Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising companies, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the ongoing process we do before we promote and endorse them. 

Why Choose a Business On the Trusted Saskatoon Directory? 

All of the Trusted Saskatoon partners have to pass a unique verification process, they are then annually contracted to uphold our 5 Trusted Guarantees. The partners then become part of a local community of Saskatoon and area businesses that we promote with a strong local marketing campaign. We also have a Trusted MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM. This is where we find and engage with normal everyday people, just like you, who are looking for products and services in Saskatoon and area. We approach individuals we can see are looking for a local business and we ask them to mystery shop Trusted Saskatoon Partners. Those that agree to be Trusted mystery shoppers go about their usual business, except at the end they fill out a report to tell us about the experience. We then share it with you! 


The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to reveal the Western Carpet One Floor & Home Mystery Shop Report. 



Mystery Shop - Western Carpet One Floor & Home

Name of Shopper: KK



1. What was the appearance of the store/showroom?

The showroom is very impressive and I was surprised at how much space and choice I had. 

 

2. Product/industry knowledge of staff? 

The sales staff were very helpful and guided me to the best flooring options for the basement reno we are doing. 


3. Was the quote well laid out/clear? 

Yes

4. Overall experience 1-10

9/10! 


5. Would you return as a customer/recommend them to a close friend?

Yes

6. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? 

Everyone was helpful and friendly - I was impressed that my sales guy was also the installer! Our space has been transformed and the flooring was such a big part of that - we went from beige carpet to this awesome Vinyl plank product 



Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company. 

"The installation was great and done very well. Overall, I was happy with my experience and would return."

CONGRATULATIONS on a successful mystery shop, Western Carpet OneWe are thrilled to have such amazing flooring retailers like you on our Saskatoon's directory of excellence!


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Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Pros at Western Carpet One Explain Why Choose Stain-Resistant Carpet


Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned and operated servicing Saskatoon and area since 1974. They are a full-service store offering no charge estimates and full installation on all flooring products. A newly expanded stunning showroom offers a comfortable shopping experience for every type of flooring. Whether it is Carpet, Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Laminate flooring, Cork, Sheet vinyl or area rugs, you will find it at Western Carpet One Floor & Home a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store. In their latest Saskatoon flooring tip Western Carpet shares why you should have stain-resistant carpet.

2020’s top flooring trends are all about combining both style and practicality. After all, what better way to enhance the look and feel of your home than by choosing products that work well with your life and your design goals? By incorporating both together, you’ll be happier, you’ll have more time, and you’ll fall more in love every day with your next flooring investment.




With improving technologies and ever-changing styles, it may seem like there are tons of products to choose from, but there’s one top option that never goes out of style: comfortable, functional carpet. We’ve put together a list of the top reasons why stain-resistant carpet could be just what you’re looking for this year. 


Stain Resistant Carpet and Tough Spills:

One of the many reasons why stain-resistant carpet is increasingly popular is because of its ability to handle nearly any spill, stain, or accident. While there’s no telling when or where a mishap will occur, you can bet that stain-resistant carpet will have your back. Mud tracked in from a guest’s shoes, babies throwing their cheerios on the ground, and dropping a glass of milk won’t wreak havoc when you choose one of our stain-resistant carpets. Unlike in year’s past where a liquid spill would mean a lifetime stain or a professional steam cleaning required, today’s carpet will be ready for whenever life happens – just one of the many reasons to opt for stain-resistant carpet this year! 


Durability of Stain Resistant Carpet:

Not only is stain-resistant carpet prepared for your life as far as spills and stains, but it’s also ready to take on the tough wear and tear of foot traffic, kids, and pets. With extra-durable fibers that are built-in to carpet from our exclusive brand, Relax, it’s…Lees®, you can trust that your home is ready for the most demanding days you’ve ever experienced. Days where puppies, babies, and teenagers make messes all at the same time won’t stand a chance against taking down these stain-resistant carpets. 


Low-maintenance Stain Resistant Carpet:

Who wants to spend hours taking care of a home? When you have other plans for the day, keeping your home in tip-top shape should be quick and easy. Consider stain-resistant carpets because they are low-maintenance, easy to clean, and provide effortless beauty to your space without the excessive cleaning routine. Thanks to the added stain-resistance in these carpets, you’ll be able to clean up spills that sit on top of the surface, rather than having to scrub deep into the fibers and carpet backing below. This makes for a simple cleaning regimen that won’t leave you exhausted at the end of a long day. 


Soft Stain Resistant Carpet:

Because stain-resistant carpet is a soft-surface flooring material, you can expect that it will add warmth, comfort, and luxury to any room. With added softness like the exclusive Innovia Xtreme Clean™ Dream technology, you’ll feel cozy and comfy in any room you install carpet. Your feet will thank you for a soft place to land at the beginning or end of any day, and your home may even experience improved energy efficiency. In the colder months, you won’t have to worry about wearing slippers or socks, as your soft stain resistant carpet will ensure that your floors are just as warm as they need to be. 


Stylish Designs:

While it’s true that stain-resistant carpet provides the practicality that most homes need, it’s also true that the available designs are made to complement nearly any design style. From modern, eclectic styles to bold, bright designs and everything in between, you may be surprised to find that you can achieve the design you’ve always dreamed of while also increasing the functionality of your home. You no longer have to choose between one or the other–you can get both!


Versatility of Installation:

Unlike when carpet first came out into the flooring world, today’s carpet can be installed in a multitude of areas. Because stain-resistant carpets are equipped with stain-fighting technology, increased durability, and impressive strength, they can be installed as not only a feature room flooring but also a whole-home solution. Living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, staircases, dining rooms, and offices are just a few examples of where stain-resistant carpet could be perfect for your home. Do you have a playroom for your young children? You can teach them how to crawl and walk on carpet, allowing them to experience a soft place to land, and you can do it all without worrying about what will happen if they spill their milk, which is seemingly inevitable! 


Finding ways to create a space that reflects not only your design goals, but also the needs of you, your family, and your pets, is increasingly important in today’s world. When it comes to selecting just one product, we recommend taking a look at your home’s activity levels, your desired look, and the features that you need out of your flooring. Stain-resistant carpet checks many of the most-needed boxes for homes that want to stay stylish, while also contributing to the overall warmth, visual appeal and practicality of a home. So, what is the best stain-resistant carpet for your home? Check out our exclusive brands, Relax, it’s Lees® and Innovia Touch Xtreme Clean™ to get a glimpse of the beauty and efficiency you could have in your space. 

 


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Western Carpet One Floor & Home Share Advice On Beautiful & Durable Carpet Options

Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned and operated servicing Saskatoon and area since 1974. They are a full-service store offering no charge estimates and full installation on all flooring products. A newly expanded stunning showroom offers a comfortable shopping experience for every type of flooring. Whether it is Carpet, Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Laminate flooring, Cork, Sheet vinyl or area rugs, you will find it at Western Carpet One Floor & Home a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store

Can You Choose a Carpet that is Both Beautiful & Durable?

 

Flooring can add beauty and style to your home. From beautiful, natural hardwood to soft luxurious carpet, a floor provides the backdrop for the rest of your room. You floor also gets a lot of wear and tear. Pets, guests, family, kids – your carpet literally gets walked all over every day. Choosing a floor that can take the abuse is important in having the beautiful backdrop that lets your home shine. When you’re choosing a floor, arm yourself with this information and you won’t be disappointed with the beautiful floors you’ll have for many years to come.

 


Carpet is great for bedrooms and living spaces, carpet is soft and warm underfoot. It comes in more colours so you’re bound to find the perfect hue. There are many types of carpet – some are better for high traffic areas and some offer unbelievable soft luxury. Choosing the right one depends on your space and your lifestyle.

 

Beautiful & Durable Carpet Fibers - Consider the type of fibre your carpet is made from.

 

NYLON CARPETS

 

Durable, versatile, wear-resistant and easy to clean, nylon is a great fibre choice for all areas of the home. Nylon is also soft to the touch and some new nylon yarns can be exceptionally soft. Nylon is not inherently stain-resistant, however, most nylon carpets are treated to protect against spills and stains.

 

 

POLYESTER CARPETS

 

Exceptionally soft, polyester also has natural stain resistant qualities. Polyester is not as resilient as nylon but thanks to advancements in yarn processing, polyester carpets now perform much better than older polyester carpets.

 

POLYPROPYLENE (OLEFIN) CARPETS

 

Polypropylene, while not as resilient as nylon or polyester will not absorb water making it more stain and fade resistant. Polypropylene is usually found in loop pile carpets where the lack of resiliency is not an issue.

 

 

 WOOL CARPETS

 

For a truly natural fibre option, wool carpets offer many of the great features of man-made fibres. It is hypoallergenic, stain-resistant and even flame retardant. Wool carpets tend to be more expensive than other carpets with man-made fibres.

 

Best Carpet for High Traffic Areas - Consider Carpet Textures 

 

BERBER CARPETS

 

Berber is a looped carpet tufted with thick yarn. It often has random specks of colour in contrast to a base hue. It is great for any areas that must endure lots of traffic, such and entryways and hallways. This floor covering has a rich, textured feel while maintaining an informal, casual look. 

 

LOOP CARPETS

 

Loop carpet has yarns that are looped and uncut on the carpet surface. The pile height can vary from low, tightly constructed to a more luxurious high-level pile. Loop carpet has strength and soil hiding capabilities. This style is ideal for heavy traffic areas. Loop carpet can take lots of abuse and is great for use in kids’ rooms and family rooms. The shadings in this carpet will resist traffic patterns while making colours appear deeper and richer. That means you won’t have to vacuum every time your carpet gets walked on.

 

Loop pile carpet hides traffic patterns and is super soft, making it a great fit for a kid's room or playroom.

 

CUT CARPETS

 

Cut carpet consists of yarns that are cut at the ends. The soft feel of cut carpet makes it a perfect choice for the most comfortable areas of your home — bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms. There are five basic styles of cut pile carpet: Velvet, Saxony, Frieze, Shag, and Cable, each provides a different look and texture. The primary difference among these styles is the amount of twist in the yarns that will ultimately influence the carpet’s durability. Plush saxonies are used in formal settings whereas textured plushes are less formal and help hide footprints and vacuum marks. There are a wide variety of looks and colours in cut style carpets. When you’re looking for durability, remember - the tighter the twist level, the better the carpet will perform.

 


 
CUT & LOOP CARPETS

 

As the name suggests, cut & loop carpet has a combination of high cut tufts and lower loops in a variety of sculptured patterns. Cut-loop carpets offer good performance but are slightly less durable than loop carpets. Tough and durable, cut & loop carpets can be used in any place that gets a lot of activity. These carpets are great at adding a dimension of texture that creates an enhanced plush profile and camouflages traffic patterning.

 

 
" Armed with this information, you can choose a carpet that fits with your lifestyle and remains beautiful for years to come. What texture and fibre combination is right for your home?Choose Western Carpet One Floor & Home. From inspiration to installation" David Roden 

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Durable Laminate Flooring Options From Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store




LOOKING FOR DURABLE LAMINATE FLOORING?

When you’re looking to purchase durable laminate flooring, there are a lot of factors that go into determining just how durable that flooring actually is. We’re going to clarify some of the questions around durability, and show you what you should be looking for to make the best decision possible.

Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all with durability. Flooring that would be considered durable in a bedroom, may not hold up for a year in the kitchen or bathroom. Likewise, if you don’t have any pets and children, there’s no need to spend the money on flooring that will protect you against heavy use.

SHOULD YOU JUST BUY THE MOST DURABLE LAMINATE FLOORING POSSIBLE?

You can buy the most durable bullet-proof flooring on the market, but it will cost you. Like most things in life, the better, stronger, and longer-lasting the product, the more compromises you’ll need to make. Sometimes those compromises are made in price, and sometimes in the look and feel you’re going for.

You’re best to aim for the sweet spot of getting just as much durability as you need, and not a layer more. For example, a common laminate flooring term is a “wear layer”. Most residential flooring will offer a wear layer of AC2 or AC3, but for commercial applications, you probably want an AC5. Commercial operations have much heavier foot traffic than your home will, and a higher level of the wear layer. However, flooring with an AC5 wear layer is much more expensive. Why pay for a commercial wear layer if an AC3 will be more than adequate?

The second thing to consider is that the higher your AC rating, the cloudier a flooring product may look as you increase the thickness of the wear layer above the flooring print. The best looking floors maybe AC1, but they won’t last very long. Although manufacturers have come a long way to reducing the cloudy look, this will be obvious in some cheaper big box store brands

WHAT MAKES LAMINATE FLOORING DURABLE?

It’s easy to look at the thickness of the board and think that thicker is better. The truth is that the thickness of the board has very little to do with how durable the laminate actually is. A 12mm thick board may not last as long as an 8mm if the wear layer is actually thinner.

Wear layer is probably the most common key component in how long a laminate floor will last, but it’s not the only factor. Many newer laminate floors feature either water resistance or waterproofing that will help keep your floors looking good longer.

Laminate floors are usually made with a backer board that will absorb water. As anyone who has accidentally over-watered a plant, or spilled a drink will tell you - the backer board will sponge up that mess and warp your boards. Buying a product that offers at least a certain resistance will allow you to clean the floor in a reasonable amount of time without showing any damage.

WHAT IS AN AC WEAR LAYER?

The AC labelling of laminate flooring is just a metric used to show how thick the wear layer is. The system goes from AC1 to AC5, and each increase in AC number is approximately a 60% increase in the thickness of the wear layer.

AC1 is light residential, and you’ll rarely see anything with this rating sold in stores. AC2 would be considered average residential durability. There are not too many rooms that AC2 would make sense except those with really light traffic. AC3 is for heavy residential, and it’s really where you’ll start to see most products being sold. AC3 is usually the minimum most flooring stores will recommend for most household applications.

AC4 is considered to be a commercial product or a really high durability residential product. AC3 and AC4 are the most common laminate flooring ratings you’ll find in stores. AC5 is rated for heavy commercial use, and in most home applications is considered overkill. However, if you’re concerned about durability, you can’t get any better than AC5 for residential applications.

A word of warning about AC ratings - not all AC ratings are created equal. It’s not uncommon for some cheaper products imported to Canada to be labelled as an AC3, even though it’s actually only an AC2. It’s important to work with an experienced flooring advisor to avoid these pitfalls and only work with companies that stand behind the products they sell to ensure you’re getting what you paid for.

WHICH AC RATING SHOULD YOU GET?

Generally, most AC3 rated laminate flooring products will hold up just fine in almost any residential situation. It’s easily the most common rating you’ll find installed in most homes. However, if you have dogs, kids, or heavy furniture that gets moved around a lot, and AC4 may be worth the extra few bucks as peace of mind.

Ultimately, your best bet is to visit with one of our flooring advisors to find out which product may work best for you. And it may not be laminate at all! If you’re looking for a really durable laminate flooring product, you may want to consider a vinyl plank or stone core product for extra durability without the compromises.


Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Store Share General DIY Flooring Tips!




General DIY Tips: Getting Started 


If you’re here, then you are looking to install some flooring. While this is by no means a step-by-step on how to get it done, it is a list of general things to look out for while you get down to it. From preparation to the finishing touches, there is a lot to keep in mind.

Preparation may just be the most important phase of installation. Here are a few tips to get you started and, with any luck, eliminate any problems before they occur!


1. No matter what type of flooring you are about to install, make sure the room you are installing it in is square.

You could run into frustrating issues later if you found out one end of the room is 3 inches wider than the other half-way through your installation. Armed with this information, you will better know what comes ahead while cutting your flooring to fit.


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2. Visualize your board layout ahead of time to create a balanced appearance in your flooring.

Nothing ruins the balance of your flooring installation more than getting to the end and realizing your last row of planks needs to be cut to a tiny sliver. Avoid this by measuring the length of the room and calculating how many boards you need to fill it. If it turns out that the last row of planks will be cut back leaving a thin board, you can instead cut a little off the first row to make the first and last rows match. Never use less than half the width of a plank. This will help keep the flooring visually even without an unsightly cut on one side of the room.


3. Smooth out that subfloor.

Working on an uneven surface will only cause more problems later. This is also a good time to check for any creaks and address those while nothing is in the way. If you’re installing tile, you may want to look into a self levelling compound. The flatter the surface you are installing on, the less likely you are to encounter “lippage” or the edges of each tile not matching up evenly.


Each flooring type will present its own unique challenges while installing and some are much easier than others. Be sure to do your research on the type of floor you are installing and that you are ready to take on the task. There are plenty of options for DIYers of any skill level, ask one of our flooring advisors what will best suit you!



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