Learn About Carpet

Most of the time when homeowners are looking for carpet, they want something soft and stylish. At Floor Covering Brokers Carpet One Floor & Home in Traverse City, MI, we carry carpets that are more than just good looking. A carpet makes a house a home, adding coziness to any room. We carry a wide variety of carpets that covers the needs of most homes and families.

Carpet has advanced along with new technology, so now it is softer, strong, and more resistant than ever before. Fibers are becoming more stain resistant, and pile styles are becoming strong to stand up to heavy traffic. Even carpet backing has changed, protecting the carpet padding and subfloor underneath.

Explore more topics about carpet below, and visit our showroom to speak with one of our flooring experts.

Expert Advice - Choosing a Carpet Style

Jim Aaron, our VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, shares some information on the different carpet styles that are available.

Where Can Carpet Be Installed?

You can install carpet in many different places in your home. It functions best in rooms like dens, living rooms, and bedrooms. You can install some carpets in finished basements, but we suggest checking out our collection of waterproof carpets that feature our H2O™ technology.

In addition, as your neighborhood experts, we provide a number of premium services to make sure you make the perfect choice for your residential setting. We'll even come to you for an in-home consultation. Our team of professionals will help you from product selection all the way through carpet installation.

Types of Carpet

Carpet has come a long way over the years and has adapted to changing styles and customer needs. It can be made to handle active family lifestyles and stand up to challenges such as children and pets. Characteristics such as pile styles, fibers, and the backing all play important roles in how a carpet should function in your home.

The most important thing you need to do is choose the right type of carpet. There are five main types: level loop, patterned, textured, frieze, and plush.

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Types of Carpet Fibers

Carpets are made up of fibers that are twisted into piles. Fibers play an important role in carpet and can influence design, durability, and stain resistance. Synthetic fibers include nylon, polyester, olefin, and triexta. Nylon happens to be one of the most popular synthetic carpet fibers. It is durable and comes in stain resistant options. We also offer carpets made with natural fibers, including wool. Wool comes from sheep and is a sustainable fiber, which makes it an eco-friendly option. Wool is also naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to staining, and can also resist show from wear.

Pet-Friendly Carpet

We offer pet friendly carpet for your home. There is no reason to sacrifice comfort for performance when you can have both. Pet friendly carpets feature the ultimate stain resistance and can easily be cleaned. Our H2O™ technology found in our line of Tigressá carpets features a waterproof backing that stops pet accidents from reaching your subfloor. This prevents the growth of mold, mildew, and odor causing bacteria.

Our Selection of Carpet

Carpet makes your home feel warmer and cozier. As your local neighborhood flooring experts, we want to make sure you find the best carpet for your home. Check out our carpet selection at our showroom in Traverse City, MI and choose which carpet is right for your home! We offer name brands carpets you love in addition to our exclusive brands including Relax, it’s… Lees®, Tigressá®, and Innovia™ Xtreme Clean.

  1. Lees carpet
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    Tigressa H2O features a waterproof construction.

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    Innovia combines style and performance.

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Top Carpet Brands

Learn about our top carpet brands, their benefits, and view available styles.

Carpet Brands
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Is Carpet Padding Important?

Carpet padding is essential to having a good carpet. Follow the link below to learn about the benefits of carpet padding and what it can do for your home. 

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Types of Carpet

When it comes down to choosing a new carpet, there are several factors you need to considering including color, durability, pile style, and types of fibers. Follow the link below to learn more about the different carpet fibers available.

Learn About Carpet Types

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