Carpet Guide

Carpet continues to be a top choice in flooring for both commercial and residential settings. Why is carpet so popular? For one thing, it offers comfort that is unmatched. Plus, most modern-day carpets offer premium stain and wear resistant technologies, so they can stand up to everyday life. Stradwicks Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for all things flooring, and we carry a variety of carpets for you to choose from.

There are so many different colours, shades, and patterns from which to choose, so no design is considered off limits when you choose carpet. Carpet features unmatched comfort, which continues to be a favourite among homeowners. With carpet, you can transform almost any room into a cozy retreat, and is the perfect flooring option for home in colder regions.

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.

What Are the Different Types of Carpet?

When selecting a new carpet for your home or office, there are many factors and features you'll need to take into consideration. First off, you'll need to consider wear resistance and durability. At the same time, you need to balance performance with style, as your new carpet should fit perfectly into your overall design. You definitely want to make sure to choose a carpet that will look good and last long in your preferred setting. There are different parts of a carpet that each play a role in how it will functions, such as pile styles, base material, and even fibers.

As we mentioned before we also offer commercial carpet flooring. What makes commercial carpet different is it is more durable and resistant to matting and staining. Commercial carpet comes in broadloom options as well as carpet tiles for easy replacement in case of damage.

How do you find the right balance between performance and style? 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.

Level loop

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Patterned

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Textured

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Frieze

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Plush

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Where can Carpet be Installed?

Carpet flooring is well suited for homes with little to no traffic, or homes with children and pets that roam freely. We can help you find a carpet that suits your home and lifestyle. Carpets are more durable than you think and can handle places around your home with heavy traffic like hallways, stairs, and even living rooms. Transform rooms you like to relax in into cozy and inviting spaces as your own personal retreat.

Places you should avoid installing carpet in include bathrooms and kitchens.

Carpet Trends

Just like all flooring, carpet follows the latest trends. Although you may not be swapping out your carpet based on changing seasons, it is always a good idea to choose a carpet that is in trend. After all, if your goal is longevity and durability, you will want your carpet to last for many years. Some carpet trends are timeless and will be around for years to come such as basic, neutral colours. The colours beige, gray and brown are some examples of traditional neutral colours. Neutral colours also help to hide dirt extremely well.

Carpet continues to be a top choice in residential flooring because of its timeless style and unmatched comfort. Something about carpet makes a room look and feel more inviting and cozy. As long as you properly care for your carpet flooring, and choose a durable option that is stain and wear resistant, you can guarantee your carpets will last for years. Visit our Carpet Trends page to learn about more popular trends.

Our Carpet Selection

We are proud to be your local neighborhood experts when it comes to carpet. As part of our selection of carpet brands, we have Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives such as Relax, it’s… Lees®, Tigress®, and Innovia™. These high-quality carpet brands are only available at Carpet One Floor & Home stores.

  1. Lees carpet
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    Lees carpet offers a leading warranty.

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  2. Tigressa H2O waterproof carpet
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    Tigressa H2O features a waterproof construction.

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  3. Innovia carpet
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    Innovia combines style and performance.

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How to Care for Carpet

Whether you choose to clean your carpet yourself or hire a professional, make sure to check your carpet warranty for any maintenance instructions.

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What are the Different Types of Carpet?

The different types of carpet can make an impact on your purchase decision because each type of carpet features their own functions. Learn about the different types of carpet and which would be best in your home.

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