Carpet

A great choice for almost any room within a home due to its warm, comforting and quiet qualities.

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Carpet is a fantastic choice for practically any room within your home. Carpet is well known as a flooring choice that’s warm, comforting and quiet. Maintaining the look of your carpet is easier than ever with today’s floor manufacturing technologies that have increased carpet’s softness, strength and stain-resistance. Carpet comes in a wide range of colors, patterns and styles allowing it to fit practically any design style.

Finding the perfect carpet for your home can be tough, but the information on this page will help you determine the best carpeting options for your home.  When you visit your local carpet store, a Carpet One Floor & Home Flooring Consultant can help you finalize your selection and ensure that your new floor meets the needs of your space.

Types of Carpets

There are different types of carpets available today based on how the fibers are attached to the carpet backing. The five primary types of carpets are level loop, pattern, frieze, plush, and textured. Not only are there different types of carpets based on the way the fibers are attached, but there are also a variety of carpet fibers. Some carpets have synthetic fibers, while others have natural fibers like wool.

 

What is Carpet Made of?

 

Carpet can be made from different materials. Understanding the different fiber types used in carpeting will help you narrow down your flooring choices. Today’s carpets are primarily made of one of the following fiber types:

 

NYLON

Nylon is one of the most popular carpet fibers and has long been known for its high performance and durability attributes. Nylon carpeting offers diversity, style and color, and is typically less likely to mat down than other fibers. While durable, nylon is not inherently stain-resistant. Nylon carpets are usually treated with a stain-resistant solution during the manufacturing process. Nylon is typically a more expensive carpet fiber and has a reputation for being the all-around best performer.

 

WOOL

All natural and non-synthetic, wool carpet is a truly green product. It has excellent resilience and durability, though it can wear down after many years of use. Wool carpeting is also naturally stain resistant and cleans especially well. However, since wool can hold up to ten times its weight in moisture, special care is needed when cleaning these carpets. Wool is typically the most expensive fiber type, but if having an all-natural carpet is important, wool is a great option.

POLYESTER

Polyester is a popular carpet fiber option. Polyester carpet is inherently stain-resistant and produces some of the most beautiful color variations available. It is also extremely fade-resistant and therefore a popular option for areas that are exposed to long periods of sunlight. Polyester carpeting is typically a more affordable option, however, it is not as durable or resilient as nylon.

 

TRIEXTA

Triexta is a newer fiber in the carpet industry. Made from the same general chemical composition, Triexta carpet was originally defined as a polyester. It is now recognized as being more durable and resilient than conventional polyester, while having the same inherently superior stain-resistant properties.

Frequently Asked Questions About Carpet

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What is the best carpet for my room?

Choosing the best carpet for your room depends greatly on your lifestyle, budget and the purpose of the room. Compare different prices, styles and carpet colors, as well as features and benefits until you find a carpet that best fits your flooring need.


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Why should I choose carpet?

Providing warmth, comfort and sound-absorption, carpet is a great choice for many areas within the home. With today’s advanced flooring technologies, carpeting is softer, stronger and more stain-resistant than ever before. Our exclusive carpet brands not only offer the latest in performance technology, but trusted historical track records and industry-best warranties.

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Our Carpet Brands


Lees carpet

Combining durability and stain-resistance, our Lees® carpets are perfect for demanding households.

Tigressa SoftStyle carpeting

With exceptional strength and ultimate softness, our Tigressá carpets provide the best of both worlds.

Innovia Xtreme Clean carpet

The breakthrough stain prevention technology in Innovia Xtreme Clean makes clean up quick and easy.

Bigelow carpet

America’s premier carpet featuring Stainmaster™, is a great option for active households.

Resista Soft Style stain resistant carpet

The Resista collection features coordinating tonal styles with softness and stain resistance.