Carpet Guide

Modern Carpet One Floor & Home in Lanham is your locally owned flooring retailer. You can turn to our flooring professionals as your local carpet experts. Due to its unmatched characteristics and style carpet continues to be one of the top flooring choices among homeowners. Carpets are durable, soft, and stylish and have the ability to transform your space.

We use the Select-A-Floor® system in our showroom to take the confusion out of finding a new carpet for your home. Our system helps you to find a carpet based on your style preferences, lifestyle, and warranty level. Our carpet selection covers a wide range of options like being pet proof, child-friendly, resistant to wear, and allergy-friendly.

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.

Benefits of Carpet

When you install carpet in your home, you’ll experience several added benefits. Our stain resistant carpets make life easier in your home, and protect themselves from accidental spills and messes caused by pets or children. We also carry our own exclusive carpets that feature H2O™ technology that makes them entirely waterproof. Carpet is considered allergy-friendly and is a great choice for those who suffer from them. The fibers of the carpet can trap dust and dirt on the surface so it does not reach the breathing-zone and can be easily vacuumed up.

Types of Carpet

Carpet is made up of fibers which are then twisted into piles. Fibers can be made of different materials that are either synthetic or natural. Synthetic carpet fibers include nylon, polyester, triexta, and olefin. Wool is one of the natural fibers used in carpets. Wool features different benefits such as being sound absorbing and having hypoallergenic qualities. Piles are the fibers twisted up. There are cut piles, loop piles, and even cut and loop piles.

Level loop

 shop level loop carpet

Patterned

shop patterned carpet

Textured

 shop textured carpet

Frieze

 shop frieze carpet

Plush

 shop plush carpet

The most important thing you need to do is choose the right type of carpet that balances style and performance. There are five main types: level loop, patterned, textured, frieze, and plush.

Where can Carpet be Installed?

The most common spaces carpet is installed in include bedrooms and living rooms. Carpet can withstand a lot of activity, and can be installed in places like children’s playrooms, stairs, and hallways. The most important thing to do to keep your carpets looking fresh is by regularly cleaning them. We offer carpets that are resistant to staining, wear, and fade. Those types of carpets can be installed in heavily trafficked areas like hallways and staircases.

Our Carpet Selection

At Modern Carpet One Floor & Home we are proud to be your neighborhood experts when it comes to carpet. As part of our selection of carpet brands, we have Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives such as Relax, it’s… Lees®, Tigress®, Resista® SoftStyle, and Innovia™ Xtreme Clean. Visit our showroom location in Lanham, MD to see our entire collection of carpeting.

  1. Lees carpet
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    Lees carpet offers a leading warranty.

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  2. Tigressa H2O waterproof carpet
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    Tigressa H2O features a waterproof construction.

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  3. Innovia carpet
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    Innovia combines style and performance.

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Carpet cleaning

How to Maintain Carpet

Keeping your carpet clean is easier than you think. We recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, but follow the link below for cleaning tips in-between. 

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Tigressa Carpet

What are the Different Types of Carpet

Carpet is available in different fibers and pile types. Everything that makes up a carpet plays an important role in how it looks, feels and functions in your home. Follow the link below to learn more about types of carpet.

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