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Carpet in New York


Carpet in New York


With our busy suburban lives, carpet is always nice to come home to. A constant style-maker, carpet brings thousands of comforting options for home or business. From commercial-grade carpet to luxurious piles for a formal living room and everything in between, we can address a full range of needs, styles, and budgets.



Our carpet inventory spans the latest soft-surface innovations at Carpet One Floor & Home of Latham and Clifton Park, NY, making us greater Albany’s  top destination for floors and décor. If you are considering carpet for your upcoming renovation project, here are things you should know.


What Types of Carpet Are There?


The fibers that weave your carpet together, also known as pile, 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 various construction types.


  • Nylon is a popular carpet fiber that provides durability to homes with busy lifestyles. Nylon must be treated to become stain resistant.


  • Polyester is like nylon, as it must be treated for stain resistance. Polyester is a less costly alternative, and as technology improves, so does the durability of polyester.


  • Olefin is a synthetic fiber that keeps colors vibrant. It is often used in carpets with patterns and bright colors.


  • Triexta is one of the newer fibers on the market today. It is naturally stain-resistant and durable.


  • Wool is a natural fiber that is the best choice if you want an eco-friendly fiber. Wool is known for its warmth and softness.


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.


  • Cut-pile carpet is one of the most popular types of carpet available. It is created by attaching fibers to a backing and then cutting them. The leftover fibers can differ in length and twist.


  • Loop pile carpets are often used to create Berber carpets. They are loops of fibers attached to a backing and are ideal for homes without cats.


  • Cut-loop carpets combine both cut and loop technologies. One backing will have areas of loops as well as cut pile fibers.


Where Can I Install Carpet?

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 the most challenging substances to water-resistant carpet safe to use with pets and little kids, there are products for 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

A stair runner  is a piece of carpet that covers a portion of your stairs.


Stair runners are 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.


One of the most common reasons homeowners add runners to their stairs is for safety. Wood or tiled stairs can be dangerous for young children, elder adults, or pets in the home. A carpet stair runner can reduce danger by providing a safe place to walk and extra cushions.


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 soon, or browse select carpets online now




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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.