If you’re familiar with Floors to Go, you know that we have a very large selection of carpet remnants with some sheet vinyl selections thrown in. Some people love remnants, yet others are confused by them. Many people wonder, “What is a remnant? What is it used for? Is a remnant better than custom-cut carpet? Is it used?” etc. Today on the blog, we’re going to learn all about remnants.
What is a remnant?
Generally, a remnant is just what the name implies. It is a leftover piece of new material. In most cases, it’s what’s left of a giant carpet or vinyl roll after most of the material has been custom-measured and cut off to a customer’s room specifications. These “leftover” pieces are then wrapped and priced at a discount. Occasionally, a remnant may be a large piece of material that was leftover from an installation job. Remnants vary in size from small rugs to whole rooms.
What are remnants used for?
Remnants have a variety of applications, depending on your needs and imagination. Most often, people looking for carpet or vinyl for just one room will purchase a remnant and cut and install it themselves in their space. Other uses include area rugs, door mats, dog house flooring, playhouse flooring; the possibilities are endless. If you just need a piece or two of flooring at a great price, remnants are for you!
Is a remnant better than custom-cut carpet?
The answer to this question depends largely on your expectations and use of the carpet. With remnants, you must buy the whole piece, even if it’s larger than your measurements (which is good in case you’re not so great at measuring), and you’ll need to cut it yourself at home. However, with a custom-cut piece, you’ll have exactly the amount of material you’ll need. In addition, if you’re in the market for an area rug, we can bind a custom-cut piece of carpet with finished edges so that you won’t experience the unraveling you may get with a remnant.
Stop by FTG today and check out our remnant wall. You might just find that piece you’ve been searching for at a steal of a deal!