Carpet cushion tests methods are used for the evaluation of carpet pad (cushion). The industry has developed a number of carpet cushion tests methods for evaluating carpet cushion. These evaluations have resulted in a better carpet pad being offered to the consumer. [Read more…]
Carpet Cushion, Carpet Pad, What’s the Difference?
Is carpet cushion carpet pad? Cushion, pad, lining, or underlay are all synonymous terms used to describe any type of material that is placed under the carpet. A cushion carpet pad adds comfort, absorb shock, reduce noise, increase insulation, and improve the performance of a carpet. While all of these names are synonymous and all of them are used, the preferred term in the carpet industry is cushion. [Read more…]
Wall to Wall Carpet or Modular Tile
Broadloom carpet is not the only carpet that can be installed wall to wall. When in the market for carpeting for a high traffic area, keep in mind that carpet tiles are another alternative to stretch in carpet. Carpet tiles are available in a wide variety of designs, colors and materials. Carpet tiles are manufactured by many of the same companies that manufacturer wall to wall carpet such as Shaw Carpet, Mohawk Carpet, Beaulieu Commercial, Interface Carpet, Milliken Carpet and others. [Read more…]
Carpet Holes Sprouting and Yarn Pulling Out
My carpet is going to go bare! A complaint so often heard from consumers when they see loose tufts, snags and carpet sprouting on their wall to wall carpet. Seeing the yarn coming out of their carpet says to them that the carpet is failing and there must be a manufacturing problem. Most carpet sprouting issues, high tufts or even holes in carpet are not manufacturing problems even though they are a carpet issue that needs to be addressed. At the same time, some tuft loss on a cut pile carpet is considered normal and is not a reason for alarm. When in question, expert certified carpet inspectors like Terry and Kevin Weinheimer of the Weinheimer Group can determine cause and if a simple correction is called for or a carpet needs to be replaced. [Read more…]
The filing of a carpet claim is something that neither the end user or the industry looks forward to. For a consumers own protection they should consider even before purchasing their next wall to wall carpet that you may need to file a carpet claim. A statement like that makes it sound like I am trying to make work for my own company and other Certified Carpet Inspectors. Actually my goal is to prevent the purchaser of carpeting from experiencing the need to file a carpet claim. [Read more…]
Inspector Integrity a Major Decision
Inspector integrity should be on of your major decisions in selecting a carpet inspector. When an individual or consumer commissions a carpet inspector they are usually looking to hire a neutral party. In doing so, inspector integrity needs to be considered. Inspectors such as Kevin Weinheimer or Terry Weinheimer are known to have inspector integrity that base decisions on the facts and not upon who is paying for the carpet inspection [Read more…]
Terry Weinheimer and Kevin Weinheimer of The Weinheimer Group, are respected Floor Covering Consultants and Certified Floor Covering Inspectors. Kevin and Terry are experts at preventing floor covering problems, identifying the cause of a flooring problems and claims resolution. Our services are available for most types of floor covering including carpet, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, VCT, linoleum, cork, concrete and most other flooring materials and installation systems.
About Carpet Inspector Services
Carpet inspector services, what are they and what services do carpet inspectors offer? The major service of most carpet inspectors is to act as the independent eyes and ears for the commissioning party such as a carpet manufacturer or carpet retailer. Many carpet inspectors such as Terry and Kevin Weinheimer, also provide inspection services for homeowners and others. As the eyes and ears, the inspector will make an onsite visit, gather pertinent information, perform a visual inspection and perform onsite testing. The inspector will usually make a determination as to the cause of the carpet or installation failure. [Read more…]
A carpet inspector by nature is a unique, inquisitive individual that has and continues to develop both standard and unusual talents in and outside of the carpet industry. A carpet inspector looks at carpet differently than a manufacturer, dealer, installer, cleaner, consumer and others. The carpet inspector is looking at a carpet or other floor covering to determine if the product is performing normally, and if not, who or what has caused the problem.