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Carpet

As far as carpet goes, it would seem in SW Missouri, people either love it or hate it.  Some people want carpet in the bedrooms and living room, where others would rather stick with hardwood or LVT.  Regardless of what your preference is, we took the time and liberty to write out the pros and cons of having carpet in your home or office.

Before we can list out the pros and cons, it may be in your highest interest to first determine how the carpet will be used.  Often times, the door off the garage leading into your home isn’t carpeted, and for a good reason:  we are wearing our shoes and if there is carpet there, it is more susceptible to stains.  Or, having carpet in the kitchen isn’t feasible.  Spills often happen in the kitchen, and this isn’t optimal for your carpet or your health.  If a stain doesn’t dry in a timely manner, your carpet can become a breeding ground for mold which isn’t good for anyone.

However, if you want to carpet your bedroom, chances are you aren’t spending the majority of your time there (unless you are a teenager – they do that sometimes).  As such, some people do enjoy being barefoot on some plush carpet as opposed to hardwoods. 

 

PROS of Having Carpet in Your Home

  • Carpeting is soft on your feet and pleasant to walk on – it also keeps your feet warm during the winter.
  • It can be visually appealing to the look of a room – it can soften a room as well as provide a warm feeling.
  • It’s flexible — depending on style and material, it can give a room a casual look or a formal look depending on texture.
  • There are lots of color choices available, so you can color coordinate to your walls or your furniture.
  • It can be much more affordable than hardwood both in materials and to install.
  • Carpet can provide a level of sound insulation.

CONS of Having Carpet in Your Home

  • Carpet has a tendency to stain if you spill something on it. At Direct Instal 417, we have StainMaster carpet and carpet pad which repels animal stains and other stains.  
  • Seams can show if the carpeting isn’t properly installed – this makes for an eyesore in a person’s home..
  • Carpet tends to show a wear pattern more than hard surfaces do.
  • Carpets can trap dust, allergens and moisture, as well as become a breeding ground for dust mites.
  • Maintenance can cost more in the future, depending on what kind of carpet you purchase and install.

At Direct Install 417, we have a variety of different carpets including StainMaster Carpet and pad.  StainMaster Carpet and pad is stain-resistant and is a higher quality nylon carpet which lasts much longer than polyester carpet.  Additionally, high-traffic areas can start to wear on your carpet- another feature included in the StainMaster Carpet and pad!   

 

Do You Have a Project in SW Missouri?  A Little About Direct Install Flooring Company

We at Direct Install 417 are located in SE Springfield, Mo and service areas such as Nixa, Ozark, Rogersville, Republic, Branson, Strafford and Marshfield in the Ozarks.  While we specialize in flooring products, flooring installation such as vinyl, tile, engineered hardwood, hardwood flooring, carpet and laminate, we also specialize in remodeling kitchens, remodeling bathrooms, new construction and commercial construction.  We pride ourselves on our service, our floor installers and our products.  This is why we have an A rating with the BBB.

We strive to provide the best flooring materials and labor in SW Missouri and beyond.  Whether you are looking for quality flooring contractors, installers or construction management, our services include everything from flooring residential construction projects to custom flooring projects and large commercial flooring installation projects in SW Missouri.  We also specialize in all finishing, such as cabinets, countertops, bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, painting and sheetrocking and are launching our new area of service:  construction consulting.  We are passionate about floors, remodel jobs, construction, and our passion shows through our work.

If you are interested in receiving a free flooring quote, give us a call at (417) 368-3203 and a representative will get back with you shortly and schedule a meeting.  We look forward to serving you! 

 

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Carpet, Engineered Hardwood, Flooring, Hardwood Floors, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl

Flooring price can range in SW Missouri.  Whether you are buying or flipping a house in Springfield, Mo or SW Missouri, or perhaps just updating a rental, one of the biggest factors in construction is pricing.  Many of us have a budget to work with, and while we want our home, rental or flip to look amazing, pricing is always a factor.

As such, we put our heads together at the Direct Install Flooring Showroom, and decided to come up with a generic list of price ranges for various flooring products.  Keep in mind, there is a difference in price between buying flooring materials and then installing them.

 

*PROTIP*

Many “discount” or “cheap” flooring companies in SW Missouri have a habit of undercharging labor and overcharging on materials…this is so you want to use them to install the product instead of another company.  We’ve seen it before and we will see it again – a customer is unhappy with the contractors of one of these stores, so when he or she calls another installation company and gets their installation price, it looks to be more expensive than the store he or she already bought from.  This gives the illusion that other flooring companies in SW Missouri are trying to pull a fast one on them, when in reality, the “discount” or “cheap” flooring stores are messing with the prices.

Our advice, always get a WRITTEN QUOTATION for flooring materials and installation. 


#themoreyouknow

 

Keep in mind the below prices typically reflect an approximation for various flooring materials and installation.  Tear out and disposal of old floors often have a different price associated with it!

 

Carpet Price

Low end starts at $.60 per square foot and high end can go up to $7 per square foot (for extreme custom-work).

If carpet pad isn’t included, expect an additional $.20 to $.55 per square foot for padding, and another $.40 to $.60 for installation!   

 

Tile Flooring Price

Tile flooring prices vary widely, from a dollar per square foot for low-end materials up to $25 per square foot.

Tile installation can range from $5 to $12 per square foot.  Sure, you may find installers to do it for cheaper, but often if you purchase subpar labor, you are going to get subpar installation.

 

Vinyl Flooring Price

Vinyl price ranges from $.75 to $6 per square foot.

Installation can range from $1.50 per square foot to $4 per square foot.

 

Laminate Flooring Price

Cheap laminate prices start at less than $1 per square foot and ranges to $5 or $6 per square foot.

Laminate flooring installation charges range from $1.50 to $3 per square foot to install.

 

Hardwood Flooring Price

Low-end hardwood flooring ranges from $2 a square foot up to $30 a square foot or more for high-end materials.

Hardwood flooring installation typically runs you between $3 to $5 per square foot.

 

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Price 

More and more people are going with engineered hardwood floors because of affordability and durability.  If there is a  moisture issue with engineered hardwood, you won’t have to tear it out and install another kind of flooring because engineered hardwood can take a hit!  Not if you FLOOD the place, but if moisture is an issue.

The price range of engineered hardwood flooring is like that of hardwood flooring. 

A person typically pays $3 per square foot to install engineered hardwood flooring.

 

Do You Have a Project in SW Missouri?  A Little About Direct Install LLC

We at Direct Install LLC are located in SE Springfield, Mo and service areas such as Nixa, Ozark, Rogersville, Republic, Branson, Strafford and Marshfield in the Ozarks.  While we specialize in flooring products and flooring installation such as vinyl, tile, engineered hardwood, hardwood flooring, carpet and laminate, we pride ourselves on our service, our floor installers and products.  This is why we have an A rating with the BBB.

We strive to provide the best flooring in SW Missouri and beyond.  Whether you are looking for quality flooring contractors, installers or construction management, our services include everything from flooring residential construction projects to custom flooring projects and large commercial flooring installation projects in SW Missouri.  We are passionate about floors, and only hire and employ the best contractors in and around Springfield, Missouri.

If you are interested in receiving a free flooring quote, give us a call at (417) 576-7052 and a representative will get back with you shortly and schedule a meeting.  We look forward to serving you! 

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Carpet

Carpets are awesome…unless they are stinky.  Think about it!  Nothing keeps your feet warm in the winter, is as comfortable to lay on with your kiddos, and provides just the right amount of texture to a room quite like carpet does.  But let’s be honest – when a carpet stinks, it brings the feel of your home down.

Sure, it may be time for an old-fashioned deep clean – you may go and rent a steam cleaner or even hire a company out of Springfield, Mo. to clean your carpets for you, but what happens when they leave and your carpets STILL smell funny?

Why Does My Carpet Smell Funny

There could be numerous reasons your carpet has a little stoink going on…perhaps you have animals which are still in the process of being house trained, or maybe the previous owners smoked, or had the habit of spilling things without cleaning up after themselves…whatever it is there are several solutions to getting that smell out of your carpet even when deep carpet cleaning equipment doesn’t work. 

Regardless of the smells, there are several things you can do to can that odor. 

 

  1. If you insist on cleaning your carpet yourself, check out this guide which helps you create the best carpet-cleaning solution for your olfactory senses. For mildew stench, they say to add one cup of vinegar to two cups of water and put it in a spray bottle and spray the smelly area.  Then, apply a ton of baking soda and let it sit for a few minutes before vacuuming the infected carpet. 

 

  1. Hire a carpet cleaning company to come in and take care of the smell. Sometimes carpet cleaning companies in the Ozarks do a better job than the DIY rent-a-steam-cleaners do.  While these specialists are masters at their carpet-cleaning craft, there have been cases where the previous owners had a carpet restoration service come in only to find the smell was still there!  Give a carpet cleaning company a try but make sure you have a guarantee with them.  That way if the smell is still there after they finish you can at least get your money back!

 

  1. Another option would be to install new floors or carpet in your home. Especially if you have carpet in your home the smells and odors may have penetrated the mat underneath.  This is why apartment homes often have a lingering smell – the property management companies don’t typically change out the carpet between tenants.  What they do instead is clean the carpets and move onto the next unit.

In short, we at Direct Install LLC, located in SE Springfield, Mo service areas such as Nixa, Ozark, Rogersville, Republic, Branson, Strafford and Marshfield in the Ozarks.  While we specialize in flooring products and installation such as vinyl, tile, engineered hardwood, hardwood flooring, carpet and laminate, we are also a construction co-op company which has a painting, siding, and roofing divisions.  As such, we manage everything from residential construction projects to custom construction projects and large commercial construction projects in SW Missouri.  We are a construction management team if you will, and only hire and employ the best contractors in and around Springfield, Missouri.

If you are interested in receiving a free flooring quote, give us a call at (417) 576-7052 and a representative will get back with you shortly and schedule a meeting.  We look forward to serving you!  Where our floor installation is so good, we don’t need a tagline.

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