We Know Carpet.
Our goal is to provide you with quality carpet products that will beautify your home, meet your specific performance and budget needs, be easy to care for, and stand the test time.
We strive to be committed partners in your home improvement project and provide the best customer service possible.
We want you to know.
We want you to know all about carpet. We call on our experience to provide you with valuable information, delivered in an easy to understand way, so you make the smartest carpet decisions for you, your family and home. We believe that, the more you know about carpet, the more inclined you’ll be to do business with people in the know.
Carpet is an ancient but beautiful idea.
Modern carpet traces its roots to ancient times, when cultures passed hand-tying and knotting skills from generation to generation. The Sixteenth Century brought merchant adventurers and explorers home to Europe and with them the awareness and desire for rich textiles and rugs from the East. It wasn’t long before the appreciation of textile floor coverings took off, came to America, and became one of the most fundamental and beautiful parts of our modern home interior.
Carpet continues to be popular for many reasons.
Carpet is still the primary flooring choice for many. After all, it’s relatively inexpensive, comfortable, generally easier to install and replace than other floor coverings, and it offers more fashion options in colors and textures than any other floor covering option on the market. Carpet offers you more warmth, softness and is much quieter than any other floor covering. Today’s carpet styles, colors and textures also blend well with any home decor and with a variety of other flooring products. From traditional to country, from casual to formal, you can always find a carpet that will compliment any interior setting and give you years of beauty and performance.
For those who want to know, here’s a list of carpet advantages.
- Carpet adds warmth and is soft under feet and easier on children’s knees.
- Carpet is much quieter than hard surfaces floors.
- Carpet comes in a wide variety of colors, tones and hues.
- Carpet is easy to decorate with and offers many styles and colors allowing it to be the focus of the room or the perfect foundation for your furniture and accessories.
- Carpet can hide many sub-floor irregularities that would not be permitted with hard surfaces floors.
- Carpet can go over a variety of substrates and on all grade levels, even concrete slabs in basements.
- Carpet is economical and the installation costs are generally less than some of the hard surface products.
When you are ready to choose the best carpet for your home or business, please feel free to contact us or stop by our showroom anytime.
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Comparing Carpet Fibers
There are four basic fibers that are used to manufacture carpets today, and they all have unique qualities and strengths. Better still, they all make excellent carpets. Ultimately, your choice should be determined by the characteristics that are most important to you and your home.Although some carpets are made of blends, most are made entirely of one of the following four fibers:
In overall performance characteristics, nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent durability and flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. Nylon is the most commonly used carpet fiber and can be found in a wide range of both cut pile and loop pile styles. Nylon also has great color flexibility and uniformity, and many nylon yarn systems are exceptionally soft. Though not inherently stain resistant, most Shaw carpets made with nylon feature a stain-resist carpet treatment for protection against household spills and stains.
Shaw’s premium branded Anso nylon is also Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified, meaning its design has been evaluated to assess its positive impact on both people and the environment. The Cradle to Cradle certification process looks at a number of factors, including the use of environmentally safe and healthy materials, design for recycling, water and energy efficiency, and social responsibility.
Polyester offers exceptional softness and color clarity, and is also naturally stain and fade resistant. Although polyester is not as inherently strong and durable as nylon, Shaw’s carpets made of polyester fiber still perform very well.
Polyester styles are good choices for low - to medium - traffic settings such as bedrooms and represent great value for your home.
Browse our Polyester Carpet Styles
Unlike other fiber types, polypropylene will not absorb water, so it is solution dyed. Solution dyeing is a process in which color is actually built into the fiber when it is formed making the color an inherent part that cannot be removed from the fiber. This means the color will not fade, even when exposed to intense sunlight, bleaches, atmospheric contaminants, or other harsh chemicals or elements.
Polypropylene is normally used in loop pile construction in which there is less need for resiliency because it is not as strong as other fibers.