Carpet Land has the largest selection of in-stock carpet in Omaha, Lincoln & Sioux Falls.
At our flooring and carpet store, we carry thousands of carpet rolls in a variety of styles. The question is, which type of carpet is right for you?
Read on or talk with an Omaha carpet specialist to learn more about the various types of carpets that are best for your home or business and the terms used to describe them.
Features & Benefits of Carpet
Many carpet styles come with built-in features to help them perform better.
A commonly perpetuated myth is that carpeting has a negative impact on air quality. In reality, carpet is the perfect solution for those who suffer from asthma or allergies due to its tendency to trap dust and allergens within its fibers, preventing them from escaping into the air. Regular cleaning is all you need for carpet to improve your home’s air quality.
Carpetland carries a variety of nylon and polyester carpets from the Shaw Floors brand. Many of these feature Shaw’s R2X Stain and Soil Resistance System, designed to repel liquid and other staining materials. Unlike other similar systems, R2X covers the entirety of every fiber for complete protection. Coupled with Shaw’s innovative LifeGuard spill-proof backing, this system keeps our carpets looking new for years!
Types of Carpet
Learn how carpet styles differ not only in looks and softness but how well they hold up over time and traffic.
Cut Pile Carpet
Cut Pile carpet has sheared strands with exposed ends. This is the most popular type of carpet, available in many different lengths and thicknesses. A key component of cut pile is twist, or the individual twisted fibers in the carpet. Tight, heavy twist gives a carpet added texture and durability, helping it stand up against matting and crushing.
Loop Pile Carpet
Loop Pile, on the other hand, has fibers in an un-sheared loop construction. This leads to more variety in pattern and texture, plus added durability. Like in cut pile carpeting, tighter and more heavily twisted loops lead to better matting and crushing resistance.
These two types can also be combined into Cut & Loop Pile, an intuitive combination that features patterned surfaces
Give your carpet a superior look and feel with the carpet padding selection found at Carpet Land. Carpet padding provides added protection and insulation while helping to reduce noise within a residential home.
What is a good carpet padding thickness?
Because it plays such an important role in your flooring – and the overall comfort of your home – it’s essential to choose the right type of carpet padding. When selecting carpet padding, you’re going to want to consider the density and thickness of the material before the carpet flooring is installed. As a general rule of thumb, most carpet installers recommend using carpet padding for residential spaces that are:
- No more than 7/16 of an inch thick
- No less than ¼-inch thick
The majority of carpet manufacturers recommend using 8-pound padding that is no more than 3/8 inches thick. Talk to one of our carpet specialists today for a better idea about the ideal thickness level for your needs.
Carpet Stores in Omaha, Lincoln, & Sioux Falls
Speak with a carpet specialist today at one of our flooring store locations in Omaha, Lincoln, and Sioux Falls to learn more about what types of carpet flooring products will work best for your home or business.
At Carpet Land in Omaha, Lincoln, and Sioux Falls, we are a full-service flooring center with a 100% commitment to customer satisfaction. Our team of Omaha Carpet specialists is highly dedicated to providing customers with the lowest carpet installation costs and the best carpet installation in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Sioux Falls areas. We’ll even help you remove old carpet!
Carpet Care and Maintainance
Let an Omaha carpet specialist at Carpet Land help you find the perfect new carpet for your home or office space. We’ll provide you with the best care and maintenance tips that will help prolong the life of your new carpet.