Carpet Guide

If you are replacing the flooring in your home, you should consider carpeting. Be sure to visit McLarens Carpet One Floor & Home in Canby and Salem for all of your needs. As your locally owned flooring retailer, you can turn to us as your carpet professionals. Carpet continues to be a popular floor covering option among homeowners. All of our sales associates are trained and up to date with the latest industry information to help you make an educated decision about your flooring. 

We can match you to the best carpet for your home using our unique Select-A-Floor™ system. This system helps us to narrow down your selection based on your lifestyle and personal style. We even offer our own warranties on our exclusive brands, so you and your new carpets are protected. Different lifestyles require different types of carpet. We ask you the right questions to help you choose the best carpet for your home.

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.

What Are the Popular Carpet Types?

Just like your home is not cookie-cutter, carpets aren’t either! Carpet is made of fibers which then get twisted into piles. The different fibers include synthetic options like nylon, polyester, triexta, and olefin. We also offer natural fibers like wool, which is allergy friendly and easy to care for. The pile of the carpet can impact how it will look and perform in your home. You can choose from tightly twisted piles, dense piles, or loose piles.

Level loop

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Patterned

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Textured

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Frieze

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Plush

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In addition to carpets that suit your style needs, we have carpets that will also suit your lifestyle. For active households we offer waterproof and stain resistant carpets. These floors are made to handle daily activity and were made with pets and children in mind.

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

Where can carpet be installed?

Since carpet features warm and comfortable qualities, it is perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and dens. If you have pets or young children in your household, we may recommend choosing a waterproof carpet option. Waterproof carpets can be installed anywhere in your home, and are perfect for basements. Carpet is also well suited for active areas in your home such as children’s playrooms, hallways, and staircases.

Our Selection of Carpet

Carpet makes your home feel warmer and cozier. As your local neighborhood flooring experts, we want to make sure you find the best carpet for your home. Check out our carpet selection at one of our showrooms in Canby or Salem, OR and choose which carpet is right for your home! We offer name brands carpets you love in addition to our exclusive brands including Relax, it’s… Lees®, Tigressá®, and Innovia™.

  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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How to Maintain Carpet

Caring for your carpet is easier than you think. We recommend having a professional carpet cleaner clean your floors once a year. Follow the link below to learn about cleaning tips to use in the meantime.

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What are the Different Types of Carpet?

Not all carpet is the same. Carpet can be made of different fibers, and those fibers can be twisted into different piles. Learn about the different types of carpet and which would work best in your home.

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