Absolute Flooring

Carpet Information

Carpet is one of the most affordable options on the market and is also the easiest to install and remove. Flooring is an important decorating decision and with an endless array of colors, styles and textures, carpet is a great choice to compliment any home or office décor. Carpeting offers a warmth and comfort that no hard flooring can match, and today’s durable materials can retain their beauty for many years.

This type of flooring is a great choice when looking for an inexpensive way to update any room of your home. Whether you’re looking for a basic, inexpensive carpet for your basement steps or a luxurious, pattern carpet for a living room area rug….we’ve got it!

We recommend you bring in room sizes (and a sketch if the room has more than 4 walls) when you come into our showroom since this type of flooring comes on a roll which is usually 12’ wide. Measure the length and width of the room and we’ll do the rest. If you’re looking at carpeting a staircase, count the number of stairs and take a couple of pictures so we can see the layout.

Absolute Flooring knows how important the decorating process is and that’s why we let our customers borrow samples. It is important to see the carpet in your own home, in the natural lighting of the room and up against your furniture. Most carpet manufacturers offer complimentary 6”x6” or 9”x9” swatches to help you find that perfect color and can be extremely helpful throughout the designing process.

Depending on your home or lifestyle, the right fiber can be very important when it comes to finding the perfect carpet. Here are 4 basic fibers to consider when looking for a new carpet:

  • Nylon is one of the most popular synthetic fibers due to its durability, versatility and excellent texture retention. This fiber is a great choice for all areas of your home or office and is perfect for high-traffic areas such as stairs and hallways.
  • Polyester is the other most popular synthetic fiber because of its natural stain-resistant qualities and inexpensive price. This type of fiber tends to be less resilient compared to nylon, but depending on the style and type of polyester carpet, it can be a great choice for your project.
  • Polypropylene, also known as olefin, is naturally stain resistant because the fiber is hydrophobic, meaning that it does not absorb liquid. Olefin is resistant to moisture, mold, and mildew and makes a good carpet for basements and outdoors.
  • Wool is a natural fiber and requires a bit more work to maintain compared to synthetic carpets. This type of fiber is very absorbent, so it can be difficult to remove stains once they have been absorbed by the fiber. Wool carpets have been known to last for decades in a home when properly maintained.