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!
Hard surface flooring is more popular than ever. Whether it’s hardwood, tile, vinyl, or waterproof, people want it in their homes. Although carpet is often kicked to the curb, many still crave some softness and warmth underfoot. That’s where rugs come in. The possibilities when it comes to rug style, material, function, and design are endless. It’s really all about personal preference. A rug can simply be a neutral backdrop (such as a piece of custom-bound carpet) for your space, or it can be a statement piece like an ornate area rug. Let’s look at some things to consider when searching for the right rug.
Think about whether you want your rug to go under your furniture, or if you simply want it centered in your space. Make sure to measure your space before you begin shopping. There’s nothing worse than finding your perfect rug that doesn’t fit when you get it home! Read more on choosing the right size rug.
Even the best-trained house pets have accidents and track in dirt. If you’ve got fur-babies, consider investing in a “pet-proof” rug or a good pet vacuum and rug cleaning supplies. Click here for more on treating all types of stains, including pet urine.
Make sure you know how to properly care for your rug to extend its beauty and durability. Cotton, jute, wool, polyester, sisal—these are just a few rug fiber types, and each requires different maintenance. Always check for manufacturer instructions. For a basic guide on rug care, click here.
Where in your home will this rug reside? A living room rug is going to function somewhat differently than a kitchen rug. Are you going for warmth and comfort, style and color, or both? For high-traffic areas, it’s also best to invest in a non-slip pad to go underneath your rug. Pads or mats with memory foam are excellent for comfort under kitchen rugs when standing for longer periods of time at the stove or sink. For bathrooms, mudrooms, and laundry rooms, make sure you choose a rug designed for high traffic, easy care, and that dries easily.