As one of Shaw Floor’s Style Board members, I get to choose a certain amount of flooring for my home through a sponsored relationship with Shaw. It could not have come at a better time! Our carpet had definitely seen better days after two boys, three dogs, and an unfortunate incident involving a lizard’s heat lamp (don’t ask)! If you follow me on Instagram and watch my Insta Stories, then you saw our new Shaw Floors carpet being installed on our second level. I am thrilled with how it looks!
Now that I finally have everything back in place and looking cute, I wanted to show you how it turned out. I also thought it might be helpful to share my experience working with our local Shaw distributor. In case you’re thinking about getting new carpet for yourself, this post will help you know what to expect!
Consult with flooring experts before choosing your flooring.
I recently wrote an entire post on How to Choose Your Flooring and the five vital questions you need to ask before doing so! Consulting with a flooring expert before setting your heart on one type of flooring is vital. Our local Shaw distributor, M&Z Carpet and Flooring, came to my home and assessed our floors, subfloors, and square footage and made some flooring recommendations based on their professional observations. Our home was built in 1915, and we completely gutted and remodeled in 2007. The original floor joists were used and unfortunately the second floor was not leveled when the new subfloors went down. Unless I wanted to pay to have the subflooring completely redone to create an even surface, hardwoods were not going to be the best option.
Choose the carpet that best fits your budget, style, and family.
I’m not going to lie. I was initially really bummed to learn that hardwoods weren’t going to work with our current subfloors. I love the look of hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl! However, after looking through the latest latest carpet offerings by Shaw, I was pleasantly surprised! Carpet has come such a long way in recent years, and Shaw has some seriously gorgeous options.
Many of the carpet styles also come in the LifeGuard™ Waterproof Carpet line which you have to see to believe! Spills and accidents stay on the surface and do not damage your carpet or subfloors making them the perfect choice for high traffic and kid-friendly spaces.
Clear your floors and allow the experts to do the rest!
Once I settled on my carpet selection, Refined Step in Oyster, I scheduled our installation and packed up our entire second level!
Oh my goodness you guys, clearing out an entire level of furniture and belongings to install new flooring is no joke! It gave me the much needed incentive to sort through accumulated items and declutter, clean, and tidy every nook and cranny. The installation process of three rooms, a hallway, and stairs took just a day and half to complete.
All of the old carpet, padding, and tack strips were removed and replaced and the new carpet put down. I chose a neutral, textured carpet that reminds me of one of my favorite jute rugs. In spite of all the texture the carpet is plush and soft. My boys love to wrestle on it. 🙂
I don’t think I have ever shared a picture of the hallway on our second level before. It looks so much brighter and lighter with the new carpet!
My craft room looks happy and fresh…
…and the guest bedroom/library looks beautiful! Although we rarely have overnight guests, we use this room quite a bit to fold laundry, watch Netflix, read books, and escape from other family members. 😉
Our home is only 2500 square feet spread across three stories, so every square foot counts. I had such a strong vision for hardwood floors in this room and wasn’t sure I’d be pleased with carpet. However, I love the way this room looks! The carpet is cozy, beautiful, and provides a neutral canvas for the rest of the space.
If you’re thinking about new flooring, now is the perfect time! As part of their 50 year anniversary celebration, from now until May 15th, 2017 you can SAVE Up to $1,000* on Select Shaw Floors. (Any payment type may be used.) Hurry because you only have a few more days to take advantage of the promotion!
There is also 24 MONTHS Special Financing Available** (On purchases with your Shaw Floors credit card. April 1-May 15, 2017.) See ShawApply.com for more info on how to apply in store or online.
*At participating retailers only. Savings up to $1,000 on first quality, qualifying styles, material only, excluding trim, and underlayment. Can not be combined with another Shaw Floors offer. Pricing determined by the retailer. Minimum Purchase Quantities: $250 coupon = 500 sq. feet carpet and hard surface, $500 coupon = 1,000 sq. feet carpet and hard surface, $1,000 coupon = 2,000 sq. feet carpet and hard surface. Qualifying Styles.
**Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details.