Let’s be honest; most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their flooring. It isn’t exactly the most exciting subject, and once it’s there, why worry?

However, we’ve noticed that many home and business owners here in Panama City lament over the challenge of cleaning their carpet flooring or the sudden creaks, cracks and warping that accompany their hardwood panels. What they don’t seem to realize is that many of their problems can be solved with some of the latest (and surprisingly affordable) innovations in the flooring industry; changes that range from making cleaning a breeze to those that, frankly, are just downright exciting (given the industry).

Here’s a look at what’s coming to the flooring industry.

Magnetic Underlayment

What are the top reasons that we avoid new flooring? Too much time, money and effort. But what if decorating your floors was as simple as decorating your refrigerators? That’s right, we’re talking about magnetic underlayment.

Indeed, magnetic underlayment is just as simple as it sounds: laying strips of floor paneling across the room whenever a change in decor is warranted. When you’re ready for a change, simply peel off . Unprecedented ease like this opens the possibility for new trends and creativity, such as seasonal flooring during holidays.

Even better, magnetic underlayment builds on the many innovations that have emerged from the flooring industry in recent years. It functions as a moisture barrier, and the panels can be designed to replicate the look and texture of nearly any flooring material. It’s also matches the durability of most flooring selections and serves as a sound barrier.

Airo Carpet

One of the drawbacks to renting a home or apartment is the lack of decorative options. Indeed, structural changes are almost never allowed, and that includes flooring. But what if you could add new carpet without actually replacing or even damaging your existing flooring?

Here’s where Airo Carpet comes in: it does for carpet what magnetic underlayment does for hard surface. It’s an all-in-one carpet flooring solution that remains soft to the touch and wrinkle-free. Simply roll it out and allow it to suck down onto the existing flooring. It doesn’t even require stretching!

With Airo, the most complicated part of installing new carpet is moving the furniture around; if you can do that, you’re good to go!

Flooring in Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is taking off, doing for businesses and industries now what smartphone apps began doing 10 years ago. Flooring is no exception, as AR we’re seeing AR revolutionize the way we visualize exactly how new flooring will appear in any given room. Imagine, slipping on a headset (or even holding up your smartphone) and actually seeing the new floor, in real time, right under your feet!

Unprecedented Ease Of Cleaning Carpets

While this next one isn’t necessarily new, we’re surprised by how few people know about it. One of the most stressful aspects of owning carpet flooring is the tedious nature of cleaning spills, stains and…pretty much anything else. And then, there’s the ongoing fear enough liquids may have slipped through to promote mold growth.

In reality, though, these problems only exist with outdated carpet flooring. With technologies like Anso Nylon, Stainmaster and Scotchgard, carpets can be cleaned and maintain with nearly the same ease as hard surface flooring. Unfortunately, a few of these options have been slow to catch on and gain recognition. However, it seems safe to say that once you’ve tried it for yourself, you’ll never want to go back!

Finding The Latest Innovations

Many of these technologies are still in the development stage. Fortunately, you’ll always find the latest flooring options and innovations at Classic Carpet in Panama City! Be sure to visit our showroom today for expert guidance.


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