Because Life Happens…We Offer You LifeGuard Carpet

By Jill

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 12:01 AM


LifeGuard Carpet by Shaw - Because Life Happens - BarryCarpet.comLife happens – often when we’re almost not even looking. Oops, your beloved puppy had an accident on your new carpet! Oh no…your 4-year-old spilled juice on your new carpet! Not me too…just spilled my morning coffee!!! When it comes to flooring options for your home, at Barry Carpet we believe in offering products that combine the best in style and innovation – so your new flooring not only looks beautiful but will also hold up to everyday life in your home. And when there’s something new and great out there in the marketplace, we work hard to get it on our showroom floor and get the word out to all of you. That’s why we’re excited to tell you about the latest development in the world of carpet – LifeGuard from Shaw. If you have pets or small children and are especially concerned about spills, stains, and other damage to your floors, you’ll want to check out this amazing new carpet technology.

So what exactly is LifeGuard? Here’s a bit of the technical info:

LifeGuard is a revolutionary carpet protection system in that it covers the entire product – from the carpet fibers all the way through to the carpet backing. On the face of the carpet is Shaw’s exclusive R2X stain and soil resistance system. Unlike conventional repellents that protect only the surface of the carpet, R2X provides complete carpet protection – from the top of the yarn to the bottom. With R2X, spills that reach the base of the yarn don't penetrate the fibers. This provides superior initial stain protection and allows you more time to react when an accident occurs. Another significant benefit is that even after repeated cleanings, R2X continues to perform well. On the back of LifeGuard carpet, you also get a 100% thermoplastic commercial-grade backing. This highly water-resistant barrier literally keeps spills from soaking through the carpet and damaging the subfloor below. LifeGuard is the first residential-use carpet to offer this waterproof technology.

Flooring Protection…or Magic?

Can LifeGuard carpet stand up to spilled coffee? BarryCarpet.comWe all know what a mess coffee can make when spilled on carpet. So what happens when hot coffee is spilled on a LifeGuard carpet? We did the test, and it blew our minds. The coffee quickly balled up on the surface of the carpet. I took a dry white towel and blotted. Then I took a wet white towel and blotted. The carpet was clean – and no coffee went through to the backing! It was quite honestly unbelievable. Except that we all witnessed it.

Come See for Yourself

Stop by our West Los Angeles Barry Carpet showroom and see the “magic” of LifeGuard carpet for yourself. We love showing our customers the Life Happens demo. In fact, I am so excited about this carpet’s durability that I almost forgot to mention how beautiful it is. LifeGuard carpet is available in a wide range of decorative colors and textures to match most any decorating style. So if you’re shopping for the latest carpet styles but are concerned about potential stains, we’re confident this product will satisfy all of your needs. LifeGuard carpet is perfect for the kids' room. BarryCarpet.com

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Flooring Options for Large Living Spaces

By Jill

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 3:48 PM


Californians love the sun and big open spaces with high ceilings and lots of windows in their homes. Many homes incorporate an open-concept design where rooms flow seamlessly into other rooms. This can make a decorating challenge when trying to create a cohesive visual appearance while still adding your own personality to each interior space. When we help decorate large living areas we always recommend breaking down the design process into four basic components: flooring, furniture, paint, and accent accessories. Since flooring is our specialty, we have put together some flooring suggestions that will help transform your large living spaces into truly stunning rooms.

Create a Beautiful Canvas with Hardwood Flooring

Preverco flooringWhen it comes to adding richness and character to large living spaces hardwood flooring’s beautiful grains and natural tones is hard to beat. Carrying one hardwood style throughout large living spaces is a perfect way to visually tie the spaces together. To achieve this sleek, continuous look, the wider and longer the planks the better it will tie the room together. Want to create a warm, rustic effect? Consider the hand-scraped or distressed wood planks visuals. For example, DuChateau specializes in wide-planked hardwoods that replicate the time-worn character of vintage European flooring. For this distinctly antiqued look, their woods go through a variety of natural processes including hand-scraping, hand-sculpting, smoking, brushing, liming, and carbonization. Hardwoods that include such distressing techniques help add visual interest in a large space. For a more modern aesthetic visual you may opt for a clean, neutral look such as Mirage’s White Oak in Snowdrift, a wide plank in creamy white with subtle gray tones. Or, maybe you prefer for your living spaces the striking color variations found in exotic wood species, such as: Bubinga (African Rosewood), Ipe, or the popular Acacia, as well as many other wood species we offer to our Los Angeles customers. These woods will make a real dramatic visual flooring statement that truly commands everyone’s attention when they enter the room. At Barry Carpet we are very selective of the wood flooring brands we carry to be sure styles and colors fit the California lifestyle and decorating tastes.

Add Your Unique Style with Area Rugs

DuChateau Hardwood FlooringFor large living spaces we offer custom made area rugs to complement your new wood flooring. We specialize in rugs that can be made in any size shape, color and style to add a distinct design element to your space and help visually separate the different open living areas. Area rugs also can help tie large, open spaces together and reduce the sound. Here, a high-end custom designed wool rug can be a beautiful and durable option. Start by choosing from the many different wools we offer in our showroom and we will hand-craft it into your own unique area rug for your room. In fact, at Barry carpet, we can create custom area rug runners for hallways and stairs that fit your exact dimensions to accommodate specific angles, including odd-shaped entryways, halls, and fireplaces. We’ve done some stunning one-of-a-kind designs with our custom fabricator, who is a true craftsman. Stanton area rug rug-2 rug-3

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