Carpet Guide

Carpet continues to be a favorite flooring among homeowners because of its style, comfort, and durability. What sets carpet apart from other flooring options is its unmatched comfort and style in addition to making your house feel more like a home. At Wall to Wall Carpet One Floor & Home in Eau Claire, WI we are your locally owned flooring retailer and carry name brand carpets as well as our own exclusive brands. Our flooring professionals can help match you to the perfect carpet for your home.

Carpet today is made to resist staining, fading, and wear all while looking beautiful for years in your home. Our flooring professionals will work with you to find out your needs and wants in new flooring. We can match you to the best carpet for your home using our unique Select-A-Floor™ system, which matches you to a carpet that suits your lifestyle while being backed by our award winning warranties.

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.

Types of Carpet

Carpet is a durable solution that is perfect for your home. It can be made to handle active family lifestyles and stand up to challenges such as children and pets. Characteristics such as pile styles, fibers, and the backing all play important roles in how a carpet should function in your home.

The type of fiber carpet is made out of play a major role in how stain resistant and durable a carpet is. We have carpets with synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester which are inherently durable and soft. We also offer natural carpet fibers such as wool. Wool features several amazing characteristics like being hypoallergenic and easy to clean.

The most important decision is choosing 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?

Since carpets are made to be comfortable, they are a great choice to install in bedrooms, dens, or you can even install them in living rooms as well. Our stain, wear and fade resistant carpets can be installed in places around your home that experience a lot of traffic like stairs, hallways, and even children’s playrooms. We also offer waterproof carpets which are ideal for finished basements. Since most carpet fibers are absorbent, avoid installing them in places like kitchens and bathrooms. These areas can cause serious damage to your floors and even cause health risks.

What Are the Types of Carpet Fibers?

Fibers are what carpets are made from and can influence design, durability, and stain resistance. Synthetic fibers include nylon, polyester, olefin, and triexta. Nylon happens to be one of the most popular synthetic carpet fibers because of its durability. Nylon can be treated to be resistant to staining. We also offer carpets made with natural fibers, including wool. Wool comes from sheep and is a sustainable fiber, which makes it an eco-friendly option. Wool is also naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to staining, and can also resist show from wear.

Pet-Friendly Carpet

We know pets are as much a part of your family as your own children. There is no reason to sacrifice comfort for performance when you can have both. Our exclusive carpet brands such as Relax, it’s… Lees and Tigressá are specifically made with pets in mind. They feature the ultimate stain resistance and can easily be cleaned. Our H2O™ technology found in our line of Tigressá carpets features a waterproof backing that stops pet accidents from reaching your subfloor. This prevents the growth of mold, mildew, and odor causing bacteria.

Our Selection of Carpet

As your local neighborhood flooring experts, we want to make sure you find the best carpet for your home. Check out our carpet selection at our showroom in Eau Claire, WI and choose which carpet is right for your home! We offer name brands carpets you love in addition to our exclusive brands including Relax, it’s… Lees®, Tigressa®, Innovia™ Xtreme Clean, and Resista®Soft Style.

  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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Learn More About Carpet

Carpet cleaning

How to Care for Carpet

Always be sure to double check the warranty provided by the manufacturer so you use the right products to clean your carpets. Follow the link below to learn about different carpet cleaning tips.

Carpet Maintenance
Innovia Carpet

Different Types of Carpet

Carpets can be made from different fibers and piles which affect how a carpet performs in your home. Follow the link below to learn more about the different carpet types.

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