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Archive for December 2018

How to Protect Your Flooring During Winter

Pet friendly hardwood floor | Jabaras's

Purchasing and installing new carpet and flooring is a significant investment, and Jabaras Carpet Outlet in Wichita, KS is dedicated to helping you protect your beautiful floors during the harsh conditions of the coming winter months.  Rain, sleet, snow and ice that is tracked inside your home can cause unwanted damage and premature wear and…

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Tips For Cleaning Tile and Grout

Chateau bathroom Tile | Jabaras's

No matter how clean your kitchen and bathroom are, if your tiles and grout look dingy, the entire room will feel dirty. Tile is meant to brighten a home, it’s water resistant and easy to clean. However, over time it will lose its shine. Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a guide to help you…

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Flooring Ideas For the Empty Nest

Darkwoods | Jabaras's

As summer transitions into spring, kids are going off to college and leaving their parents at home with an empty nest. This can be a bittersweet time for the family, but taking some time to update your home with a new flooring project can be a way to make the transition easier. The small amount…

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Why Is My Carpet Making Me Itch?

Rustique Vibe | Jabaras's

Whether your carpet is older or newly installed, you want everything your home to be comfortable, leaving no cause for concern. However, when your carpet is causing you to itch, it’s important to recognize that there are many potential causes of itching and irritation other than pests. Allergies, environmental contaminants, and even low quality carpet…

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How to Get Rid Of That Musky Carpet Smell

Dog on carpet | Jabaras's

Q: Like many other homeowners, we have a “musky” smell in our basement. What can be done? What about carpeting?   A: There are quite a few options available to you. The musky smell is usually caused by moisture and/or bacteria. It is important to make sure your basement is well ventilated. Check the drainage…

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Keeping Wood Floors Clean

Hardwood flooring | Jabaras's

Q: How do I keep my new hardwood or laminate floor clean and looking new?   A: Taking care of hardwood and laminate floors can be a complicated process. But when done properly, the process can be quick, easy and painless. The first and most obvious solution is maintenance. Build-up of dirt and dust on…

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Do I Need an Area Rug Pad?

Carpet installation | Jabaras's

One of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers purchasing an area rug for their home is whether or not they need an area rug pad to go with it. Although it’s not always necessary, there are several good reasons to purchase an area rug pad along with your new rug.  …

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Common Carpet Problems

Chateau Fare | Jabaras's

Q: What are some common problems associated with carpeting?   A: When purchasing carpet products, you should be aware that just like all flooring products, there are often different characteristics of carpets that could cause the appearance of that carpet to change over time. They are quite common and should not be cause for concern…

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How To Fix Hardwood Flooring Gaps

Hardwood flooring | Jabaras's

Kansas weather is known for its high humidity, which can have a dramatic effect on your hardwood flooring throughout the year. As humidity increases and decreases over time, you might start to notice gaps appearing in your floorboards as the wood expands and compresses due to taking on and releasing moisture. So how can you…

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Preventing Carpet Problems

Chateau Fare | Jabaras's

Q: How can I make sure my carpet looks as good as possible for as long as possible?   A: Last month we addressed some problems that often occur in carpet in regards to shedding, static, tufting, crushing, texture surface retention and depressions and indentations. This month I thought it would be good to talk…

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Basement Flooring Options

Vinyl flooring | Jabaras's

Basement flooring is a challenge for any homeowner. Basements are prone to moisture and can feel chilly and damp underfoot. They’re often the location of appliances like washers and hot water heaters that can break and cause flooding. Basement family rooms, game rooms and playrooms get a lot of wear and tear. With all these…

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Considerations For Basement Flooring

Gameroom carpet | Jabaras's

Q: What are some of the things I should consider before choosing flooring for my basement? A: There are a number of different issues to consider when choosing flooring for your basement. The biggest concern you must first address is moisture. Moisture is a concern in nearly any basement, because it is below grade and…

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