Carpet at Cummings Carpet One

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Carpet Guide

When you think of carpet you usually associate it with words like soft and warm. Homeowners today still choose carpet over other flooring options for their home. 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. Cummings Carpet One Floor & Home in Springfield, IL is your local source for all things carpet flooring, and we are here to help you find the best carpet for your home.

Carpet, especially compared to other flooring options, is known for coming in a wide variety of styles. There are so many different colors, shades, and patterns from which to choose, so no design is considered off limits when you choose carpet. Be sure to check out the video below to learn more about the different styles of carpet that are available:

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

Each carpet has characteristics you may want to consider in your decision. Color plays a major factor in your decision, for example the darker a rug the easier it is to hide stains. Pile styles are also important, carpet pile is the density of fibers that make up a carpet. Cut pile has fibers that are cut at the ends making the carpet denser. Loop pile is the opposite, where no fibers are left at the surface and are in a series of loops, giving the carpet an even look. Multi-level loop staggers the height of the loop fibers to create an uneven surface. Cut and loop piles also provide an uneven look but also give texture to the carpet and hide dirt.

Carpet fibers are made out of different materials which impacts the look and feel of the carpet. It can determine the stain and matting resistance as well as long term durability. Nylon and polyester carpets are synthetic fibers that are durable and soft. Wool fibers are natural, and are found in most carpets.

There are five main types: level loop, patterned, textured, frieze, and plush.

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Where can Carpet be Installed?

As we mentioned before, there are carpets that are made to resist stains, wear and fading. That means you can have carpet installed almost anywhere in your home. The best places for carpet include bedrooms, living rooms and children’s play rooms. Other places you can have extra durable and stain resistant carpet installed includes hallways and stairs, you can even install a waterproof carpet in your finished basement. As always carpet should never be installed in kitchens or bathrooms because of the amount of daily moisture, and food can become trapped in the carpet fiber.

Our Carpet Selection

As your local Carpet One Floor & Home member, we are able to deliver quality carpet flooring as well as brands. We offer exclusives you can only find at Carpet One stores like Relax, it’s… Lees®, Tigress®, and Innovia®.

Follow the links below and learn more general information about carpet and be sure to visit our Cummings Carpet One showroom in Springfield, IL.

  1. Lees carpet

    Lees carpet offers a leading warranty.

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  2. Tigressa H2O waterproof carpet

    Tigressa H2O features a waterproof construction.

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  3. Innovia carpet

    Innovia combines style and performance.

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Why Should I Choose Carpet?

There are a lot of reasons why homeowners still choose to install carpets in their homes. Let us give you a few more reasons why carpet would be good in your home. 

Why Carpet?
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Types of Carpet

We only quickly went over the different types of carpet above. Let us go a little deeper and explain what makes each carpet different.

What are the Types of Carpet?

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