Here?s your guide to selecting carpet flooring

Here?s your guide to selecting carpet flooring

Consider carpet pile and fiber and brand and style when shopping for new carpeting. Manufacturers loop fibers onto a backing to construct carpeting.

Some of these fibers are cut at the tips to create more styles. Thus, you have a choice between loop or cut pile carpet.


Nylon has been the go-to fiber for many decades. Nylon carpets, which resist crushing and matting, are treated to resist stains. Triexta is a new tough fiber that is naturally stain-resistant. Some carpet is made with a blend of Triexta and polyester (PET), a soft fiber that repels liquids.

Carpet floor covering styles

Cut pile carpet styles range from short to shag. Fibers are twisted or turned to increase durability. A 6.0 TPI, or turns per inch, is highly resistant to unraveling.

Trendy patterned carpet brands feature an imprinted pattern. Other textured styles are composed of a loop and cut fibers.

Toughest brands

If you have a pet or are part of an active household, you need the most rugged type of carpeting. You know you're getting a highly stain-resistant carpet that is easy to clean if you choose a brand that has a pet-friendly warranty. Mohawk SmartStrand is one of these brands.

Visit our carpet store in the Tri-County Area today!

Early?s Flooring Specialists & More is your hometown store, where we offer a wide selection of carpet flooring. We carry carpeting by top companies, including Mohawk, Shaw, and Karastan.

For over 50 years, we have been the area's one-stop shop for complete home decorating. We offer various services, including design consultations, kitchen and bath remodeling, hardwood refinishing, carpet cleaning, and window treatments.

We install carpet in Amissville, Warrenton, Culpeper, Front Royal, Luray, Gainesville, and Madison, VA. You can begin your carpet upgrade by viewing our online catalog or visiting our showroom in Amissville.