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Carpet is soft, cozy, warm, sound insulating, and very easy to maintain. It is also one of the less expensive ways to get new floor coverings in your home.

Capture-shaw-carpetCarpet comes in a variety of styles, qualities and colors and is easy to match with new or existing decor inside your home or business.

Carpet comes in a variety of different types: each one has its own advantages and style.

Types of Carpet

Plush Textured Carpet

Solid color plush carpet is not as soft as its counterparts (it can still be pretty soft!) but will show less foot prints and vacuum marks. Because of the tightness of the weave it will stay plusher longer than other types of carpet.

Plush Saxony Carpet

A softer “lay your head on the carpet and go to sleep carpet” carpet. It also carries a certain shine to the carpet that makes it very attractive.

Berber Carpet

This type of carpet has a different construction type than the previous two. It’s carpet fibers are looped instead of standing straight up. Usually it comes in a multi-color. It is more durable under foot traffic but not as comfortable under your toes. If you have pets make sure that you get the “zipper lock” type so that you won’t have any runs when Spot decides to go digging in your carpet.

Patterned Carpet

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Exactly what it sounds like. It is a plush or berber type carpet with a pattern built into the fiber.

Print Carpet

Print Carpet is a plush or loop carpet that has a full color design printed on top of the fibers. It can look like flowers, zebra stripes, baseballs, or almost whatever you want!

LCL (Level Cut Loop) Carpet

This is a cross between a plush and a berber. Some of the fibers are standing straight up and some loop over. Becasue it is built this way, you also create a pattern inside of the carpet.

Frieze or California Shag


Bringing back the 70’s! This is the loosest type of carpet fiber to create a more modern shag type of carpet.

Carpet Fabrics

Bringing back the 70’s! This is the loosest type of carpet fiber to create a more modern shag type of carpet.

Wool Carpet – The most expensive of all carpet fibers. It is very durable, “green”, and soft, but usually double or triple the cost of the more common types of carpet fibers and cost prohibitive for most people.

Nylon Carpet – This fiber is considered by industry experts to be the most durable for foot traffic. It is soft and comes in a large variety of styles and colors.Since nylon is a fiber, it is prone to stains. To combat the stains most of the nylons that we sell are treated with an R2X stain treatment system. R2X is a stain treatment that encapsulates the entire fiber and backing. When a stain occurs it beads up like mercury and you can use a wet paper towel to blot it up. When you are finished, even if you have a light-color carpet, you will see no remnant of the stain at all.Most of the Nylon carpets that we sell carry a Lifetime Pet Stain Warranty.

Polyester – When constructed in a Continuous Filament Platform this fiber is a nice “bang for your buck” alternative to nylon. You will get more carpet for a better cost. Most of these carpets are made with recycled beverage bottles so they are “green” and inherently stain resistant (ever see a stain on a soda bottle?). Even so most of the Continuous Filament Polyesters that we sell are treated with a stain treatment for extra stain protection.

Solution Dyed Polyester – A carpet that is made a color instead of white and then dyed. Because of the way it is constructed your color selections are limited, however if you can find a color that you like within the available color lines, this carpet is one of the best values on the market today. It is almost stain proof, UV resistant, made with very little oil (less dirt build up), color fast, “green”, and all for less than the cost of comparable products. A great choice for anywhere in your home.

Triexta – A glorified polyester product that is manufactured exclusively by Mohawk. It is naturally stain resistant, but not treated in any way with stain blockers.

Olefin – A basic carpet fiber made from plastic that is very stain resistant but not as soft as some of the other fibers and will crush faster.

Please see the Carpet and Rug Institute for more information on carpet.