Carpet Construction

The following are examples of Cut Pile carpeting.   Cut pile has cut loops on the surface leaving individual yarn tufts.   
Velvet, Plush, Saxony, Shag and Frieze are all cut pile carpets.   The only difference is the yarn twist.   Saxony, Velvet
and Plush all tend to give a polished, sophisticated look to your decor.  Textures (Shag and Frieze`) can hide footprints
and vacuum marks.  This adds a casual comfort and is great carpeting for a busy household.  Cut pile is still the most
popular carpet construction.

The following are all examples of looped construction, commonly called Berber.   The first image is a cut and loop
combination.  This construction provides a variety of surface textures and tends to hide unwanted foot traffic.  The
second image is depicting level-loop construction.   This is made using uncut loops of all the same height.   Level-loop
carpet generally lasts a long time in high-traffic areas.   The third image is the multi-level loop.  It usually has two to three
different loop heights, creating a patterned or sculptured look.   Multi-level loop carpet tends to hide soil and foot traffic,
providing good durability but a more casual appearance.

Once you have selected the style of carpet that best fits your needs, please understand that proper installation and
adequate maintenance are equally important issues to consider.

Caring for Your New Carpet

It is important to vacuum your carpet AT LEAST once a week.   Carpet does not wear from vacuuming.   In fact, the
reverse is true.   NOT vacuuming allows dirt and grit to get down inside the fibers of your carpet and rub, causing wear on
your carpet.  A vacuum with a powerhead (beater brush and bar - such as an upright) is best as it vibrates the dirt
particles for easy extraction and the brush raises the nap on the carpet.  Spills and spots are easiest to remove when
they are fresh.  Most manufacturers now recommend having your carpets cleaned every 12 - 18 months to maintain your
warranty.  Don't forget, we can do that, too!  Just remember, spot cleaning and shampooing can remove the protective
coating that manufacturers apply to their carpets.  We suggest you apply a fiber protectant spray after cleaning.
Level Loop
Multi-level Loop
Cut & Loop Pattern
Berbers -  Click on the individual pictures to see a larger image.  Hold mouse on the image to see color name.
Cut Pile -  Click on the individual pictures to see a larger image.  Hold mouse on the image to see color name.
Specialties -  Click on the individual pictures to see a larger image.  Hold mouse on the image to see color name.
Gray & Black Stripe
Spiced Tea
Bliss Beige
Sugar Almond
Foggy Mist
River Rock
Sherwood Tan
Field Khaki
Bomber Jacket
Dried Apples
Sweet Chestnut
Mineral Deposit
Tan Tones
Sand Hill
Wooden Beam
Foxfire Suede
Vintage Cream
Cracked Wheat
L.D. - Luminous
Creme Brulee
Italian Suede
Desert Star
Paper Moon
Sequoyah Dusk
A.B. - Luminous
Stock Carpet Display
Mohawk SmartStrand Colorwall
Karastan SmartStrand, Mohawk SmartStrand Silk Colorwalls
Karastan Wool Carpet
Carpet Swatches
Large Bound Carpet Remnants
Small Bound Carpet Remnants
Commercial Carpet Section
Click here to see images of carpet projects.
Tender Box
Tasteful Tan
Divine White
Zebra Print
Desert Pearl
Summer House
Thai Silk
Brown Tan Ivory
Quiet Splendor
Artistocratic Brown
Grass Green
Usually, the carpet you choose will be the foundation of your decorating.  The right carpet can offer warmth and energy to your home
and it's decorative element, but it also needs to be functional.  Darker carpet may hide dirt but it can show lint and dust and make a
room look smaller. Lighter carpet may show dirt but it can disguise lint and dust and make a room seem larger.

There are a multitude of styles, textures and colors available. Whether you're looking for commercial, high traffic, looped
construction or a soft, residential frieze,  we can show you something that will meet your needs from any of the following factors     
and distributors and more:
Our Stock Carpet
Purchasing carpet from our wide range of "in stock" selections, shown here, can save you money and installation time.  We have  
over 100 rolls in stock in a variety of styles and colors for your selection.  Come in and see how quickly we can help you achieve the
look you want for your home.  Don't forget to shop our display of over 200 remnants and area rugs.
Mocha Malt
Sonic Charcoal
Santa Cruz
Authentic Escape - Gleaming Tan
Authentic Escape - Crackled Glaze