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402 48 St E
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5T9
Canada

(306) 665-1888

Golden Touch Carpet and Design has been in business since 1990 and just recently shortened its name to gt flooring &window fashions. Whether your building a new home, doing a renovation job, or in need commercial flooring, you can turn to gt flooring for all your needs. We carry a full line of floor care products, from hardwood and laminate cleaning kits to tile and carpet cleaners.

We believe that your satisfaction is our satisfaction, so we make sure that our workmanship is top notch and you are completely happy when the job is complete. gt flooring has built it’s entire reputation on providing the best customer service in the Saskatoon marketplace. Customer referrals, repeat business and word of mouth have been the core reason we are what we are today.

From power stretched carpets to patterned hardwoods and tile, your floor will look and feel just like you imagined. We also supply custom made area rugs, all gt flooring purchases can be placed on easy payment options include Master Card, Visa, American Express and Debit. Come down and visit our large showroom filled with product samples from some of the industries leading floor manufacturers. Check out our product show case for a list of manufacturers.

Flooring and Window Fashions Saskatoon Tips and Advice

Buying Carpet Tips - What you should Know before you buy carpet

Keiser Istifo

You’ve decided on buying new carpet, but you want to shop smart. You already know how carpet is made and the difference between carpet styles, but what else is there to know before you buy? Lots. 

Here are some buying carpet tips to give you the upper hand on what will soon be under your feet!

Carpet Seams

Unless your room is narrower than 15 feet, you’re going to have seams. Most carpet comes in widths of 12 feet and 15 feet — and on occasion, 13 feet. The degree of visibility of your seams depends on the texture and color you choose, as well as the lighting and furniture placement in your room.

Bending

When you carpet your stairs, its backing may show on the bends. And if it’s a looped carpet, it can snag — especially at the seams or transitions. 

Nap (Pile Shading)

A carpet’s nap runs in a single direction, making pile reversal or the shading you see from a vacuum trail, completely normal for most cut pile styles. If you’re not a fan of this, window treatments and furniture placement can minimize the effect.

Quality

Let’s face it. You get what you pay for. If you want your carpet to have a great pile density and tighter twist construction (which leads to improved durability), then you’re going to want to go with a higher quality (and more expensive) product. New carpet adds value to any home, so it’s an investment worth making.

Color

Carpet covers a large part of any room, so it’s vital that you consider some basic rules when selecting its color. First off, know that once your carpet is installed, it’s going to look lighter in color than the sample you saw in the store. Don’t ask us why, that’s just the way it is — kinda like losing a sock in the dryer.

Next, recognize that color can affect the apparent size of a room. Call it a visual illusion or a trick of the light, but lighter carpet makes a room look larger and darker colors make a room look smaller and more intimate.

If you like to redecorate often or plan to move soon, go neutral. It’s much easier to imagine furniture in a room that is decorated with neutral colors.

Stains

It’s going to happen, no matter how long you hold out from sipping wine or munching on chips and salsa in your freshly carpeted room. Stain protection is an important consideration when buying carpet. Products come with various levels of protection and warranties. As the quality of a carpet increases, so does its stain protection level and warranty coverage.

Carpet Cushion

Padding or cushion is the layer of spongy material between carpet and floor. It’s the padding — not the carpet — that determines whether the carpet feels good or great under your feet.

A quality padding can help preserve a carpet’s look and can extend its life and comfort by providing tougher protection against wear and tear.

Padding is sold using quality specifications, not color specifications. The color of the sample you see in the store may not be the same color as what’s installed in your home. But as long as it feels good, who cares?!

Warranty

It’s a good idea to read the product specs and warranty coverage on the back labels of your carpet prior to purchasing. Doing so will give you the information you need to protect your investment — and eliminate any surprises down the road.

Cost

“Cost per square foot” is just one component of the overall price tag for new carpet. Ask your retailer to calculate the total cost of your floor covering project. Here’s what he or she may include beyond the cost of the carpet, itself:

  • Furniture removal/replacement
    Some retailers or installers may charge to remove (and then replace) furniture in the room to be carpeted. 
  • Demolition/disposal of old floor covering
    Unless your home is brand new, there’s probably an old floor covering that is going to need to be removed and properly disposed of. 
  • Sub-floor preparation
    Depending on its condition (after removal of the old floor covering), your subfloor may need to be prepped for carpet installation. 
  • Product delivery
    Delivering your carpet and padding may not be included in the “cost per square foot” price. 
  • Installation
    There will most likely be a “cost per square foot” or “square yard” to install your new carpet and padding. 
  • Materials required to complete the installation
    Additional materials, like adhesives, moisture barriers, stairnosings and baseboards may be required to properly install your carpet. 
  • Financing
    Many retailers offer financing as an option of payment. Be sure to check the interest rate, minimum payment due and any finance charges if you choose to pay your purchase off over time

The Specialists at gt flooring would be happy to review all these tips and help you select the best choice for you and your family.