FlooringInc.com is proud to offer a wide selection of carpet flooring, ranging from carpet tiles to traditional broadloom, from nylon to olefin, and we even have some outdoor options for those of you looking to step up your backyard oasis.
Carpet Tiles - A DIYer’s Dream Come True
Carpet tiles are one of our most popular flooring solution products. Carpet tiles are available in many styles and colors, and are typically easier to install and maintain when compared to other flooring types such as broadloom. For installation of these tiles, it is practically as easy as lay and go - no professional is needed! Okay, so there is a LITTLE more to it, but it really is so easy that any DIY amateur can succeed. An added bonus to choosing a tile over broadloom is that they are easy to replace if one were to become damaged, you can easily pull it up and replace it.
Carpet Rolls / Broadloom
While carpet tiles are a quickly growing flooring option, traditional broadloom still takes the cake for the majority of the flooring industry. Do you know the concept of buy more save more? Carpet rolls follow that same idea, and rolls are typically priced cheaper per square foot than other floor types since it will cover larger area. This makes broadloom a great choice for budget friendly projects as well as large jobs where a high amount of square footage needs to be covered. We shouldn’t forget to mention how comfortable the traditional carpeting is underfoot - these thicker and often plush rolls can be the perfect relaxation for your tired feet.
Nylon - The most common as well as versatile fiber in the wide world of carpet. Ideal for use indoors installations, not as durable in outdoor applications. Nylon is a popular choice inside commercial buildings, condos and apartments because if meets fire codes since it doesn’t burn - it melts. Additionally, nylon is resistant to mold/mildew, staining, and is also less absorbent than other fibers.
Polyester - Polyester or “PET” is quite durable and is typically a lower cost than nylon. This thread has started to become the standard fiber used in many carpets and is used in both indoor and outdoor applications. This fiber is very durable and resistant to water as well as staining, which makes it great for any use in the home and even in commercial spaces. Another added benefit of this fiber is its high color retention and consistency. What this means for you is that when you have several solid colored tiles of the same color next to each other, they will all look the same. This can’t be said for other fibers.
Olefin - This fiber is the least expensive fiber used. This carpet fiber is typically the one used in businesses and apartments and is very common in cheaper, standard carpeting and carpet tile squares. It is not as durable as other fibers and can be stained easily but is fade and mildew resistant, as well as being resistant to abrasion and sunlight.
Polypropylene fibers are like Olefins and are on the lower end of the cost scale for carpet fibers but they do very well in high traffic areas. These are common for use in entryways of high traffic grocery stores. This fiber has all the benefits of Olefin and also has with the same drawback. When an oil is spilled on it, the carpet is easily stained.
Wool - Wool is the luxury high end of carpet options. It is the most expensive fiber and softest to the touch
For outdoor patios and deck areas, we recommend choosing a polyester or olefin fiber carpet. Both of these materials are durable enough to stand up to all of the harsh things that weather may have in store, and will not fade in direct sunlight.