Carpet is a constant style-maker. Today there are thousands of attractive carpet options, making it easier than ever to incorporate soft surfaces into your favorite spaces. Our carpeting inventory spans the latest soft-surface innovations. Carpet One Floor & Homeof Latham and Clifton Park, NY, is your top destination for floors and décor.
From commercial-grade carpets to luxurious piles for a formal living room and everything in between, we can address a full range of needs, styles, and budgets. If you’re considering carpet for your upcoming renovation project, here are things you should know.
The fibers that weave your carpet together, also known as pile, will determine the way your rug looks, feels, and functions. Carpet pile can be made using either synthetic or natural materials. The most popular synthetic options are polyester, nylon, and olefin. Natural pile alternatives include sisal and wool. These pile weaves can be incorporated into construction types like level loop, frieze, patterned, textured, and plush.
Polyester is like nylon, as it must be treated to become stain resistant. Polyester is a less costly alternative, and as technology improves, so does the durability of polyester.
The carpet type of a carpet product refers to the way the fibers are attached to the backing. Each product varies a bit in construction and features.
Carpet isn’t considered the right choice for the bathroom or kitchen, but thanks to modern innovation, it can go anywhere else. From stain-resistant carpet made to tackle even the most challenging substances to water-resistant carpet safe to use with pets and little kids, there are products to tackle every household challenge. To find your ideal fit, we advise taking a close inventory of your space, its activity levels, and its level of sun exposure.
Carpet for your Stairs
If you have never heard of a stair runner before, it is a piece of carpet that covers a portion of your stairs. Stair runners are often installed over hardwood stairs and come in assorted styles and patterns of carpet. Our custom cut runners come from rolls of broadloom carpet, so your selection is almost endless. A custom runner is a fantastic addition to your stairs for many reasons.
One of the most common reasons homeowners add runner to their stairs is for safety. Wood or tiled stairs can be slippery. This can be dangerous for young children, elder adults, or pets in the home. A carpet stair runner can help reduce danger by providing a safe place to walk, along with extra cushion. Since carpet absorbs noise, a stair runner will make the day’s ups and downs go quieter. A staircase with a carpet runner creates an eye-catching focal point in your home, but you must select the proper runner.
The width of the runner can be determined by your stairs’ width. For standard stairs that are 3' wide, we suggest a 27" runner width. This width allows for good coverage, without overtaking your entire stairway.
Our Carpet Selection
Carpet One Floor & Home of Latham and Clifton Park is a proud member of the world’s largest independent flooring cooperative. As part of a venerable network of locally owned and operated stores, we provide unparalleled value, variety, and quality. Want to learn more about the carpet brands in our collection? Please call or visit us today.
Caring for Carpet
Caring for your carpet is important for several
reasons. Regularly cleaning your carpet not only
keeps it clean and looking new, but it also increases
the lifespan of your floor.