Welcome to The Flooring Guide

Whether you’re just starting to think about purchasing new flooring for your home, ready to choose your flooring and get the installation started, or simply need help maintaining your floor, you’re in the right place. Our flooring guide will walk you through everything you need to know to make a confident decision for your home.


This guide on how to plan, choose, and maintain your flooring is our way of sharing our experience and expertise with you. You’ll find information on everything from figuring out your budget to shopping and installation. But, remember, you don’t need to figure this out on your own. You’re local Carpet One Floor & Home store is just a phone call (or visit) away.


Let’s Get Planning


Replacing your floors is a big project, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Doing some research and creating a plan will go a long way in making sure the floor you end up with is the one you were hoping for. When you first start looking for floors, it’s important not to get too caught up in the details. Let your imagination and your dreams go wild – save pictures of floors you love and think about how you want your floors to look. Try to do this without thinking about your budget. You might want to start with our Flooring Ideas articles in the Shopping 101 section or spend some time browsing our Beautiful Design Made Simple blog.


Once you have a clear idea of how you want your floors to look, it’s time to start figuring out how to get there. Next up, you’ll want to determine your budget. This is the time when you need to get some rough measurements of your space and figure out what price range you should be looking at. Our budget calculators and measurement tips can help you get started. If numbers and measuring aren’t your things, don’t worry, give your local store a buzz, and they can help. Once you have all this information, it’s time to get started choosing floors that fit your budget and get you the look you want. You can use our online product catalog to start exploring floors, but remember your sales professional can be an invaluable asset in helping you find the floor that meets your budget needs and gets you the look you want.


A flooring warranty is also something you’ll want to consider while you’re in the planning phase of your project. As you learn more about the different types of warranties, you’ll want to think about how important a warranty is to you.


Finally, our planning section includes a wealth of information to help you plan for your flooring installation. The installation process can be one of the more overwhelming steps to purchasing new floors. Having flooring installed is probably not something you do every day. You know what they say, “knowledge is power.” Understanding the process can help you prepare for this positive change in your home.  


Product Know-How


If you like to do your research and want to know more about the benefits and limitations of different types of flooring, the product section of our guide is a great place to spend some time. Whether you are weighing the pros and cons of hardwood versus carpet or you’d like to understand the different attributes of a particular flooring type, these articles will walk you through the most essential details of each flooring type – carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, tile, and area rugs.


Maintenance Matters


As your local flooring expert, we’re not going to leave you as soon as your floor is installed. We want your floors to look beautiful for many years to come. That’s where maintenance comes in. Learning how to care for your floors properly is an important step that you don’t want to forget. Our guide to caring for your floors gives you tips on regular cleaning, yearly maintenance, and stain removal to ensure that your floors keep up their beautiful appearance. You may also want to download our Stain First Aid app, so you’re ready for any carpet stains that come along.


Maintenance is extra important when it comes to your flooring warranty. Some warranties require regular professional cleanings or can be voided if certain harsh cleaning products are used. You’ll get all your specific warranty information from your sales professional after your purchase, but we’ve gathered information on our warranties into this section to help you find the information you need. If you ever have a question about your warranty or how to best maintain your floor, give your local store a call to be sure.


We hope you find the information you’re looking for in our flooring guide, and we hope to see you soon at your local Carpet One Floor & Home.