Carpet comes in many variations. Our staff is prepared to assist you in finding the right carpet for any room in your home. As a [ic-dealer-alignment], Sam’s Flooring is able to draw on the 125 year history of Mohawk Industries. As you will learn, Mohawk has been synonymous with high quality, skilled craftsman, and cutting edge features for many years. This program can assist you in visualizing your room with several different carpeting options. At Sam’s Flooring, we guarantee you will find a carpet that both you and your home will fall in love with!
Tips for Choosing YOUR Perfect Carpet:
- What room will the carpet will be going into. Will it be a Bedroom, Family Room, Children’s room, or basement?
- Do you have children or pets? If yes, what type of pets and how large are they?
- What is your style preference? Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional, Victorian?
After you answer the first few questions, you can begin looking at the styles of carpet that interest you. There are six types to choose from, within each type, there are many colors and patterns that are available. From sophisticated patterned carpet, to luxurious plush twists, Sam’s Flooring has something for you. Be sure to check out our Types of Carpet page to find out more.
Understanding a few simple basics about carpet construction will help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget.
Formal to Contemporary
Texture–on–texture design and soft–to–bold color combinations
Whole House Carpet
Most versatile carpet; gentle softness complements every area of home
Softest carpet available; deep, luxuriant thickness cradles feet in rich comfort
Natural and Casual
Low–profile, unassuming appearance for country to contemporary to cottage styles and warm, personal atmosphere
Lightly twisted fibers create soft, bouncy, springy feel—great on bare feet
A Description of Common Carpet Fibers
Nylon is the most common of all carpet fibers, and its high durability makes it a popular choice for areas of the home that receive high foot traffic. Resistant to most dirt, mildew and moisture, this fiber is also known for its ease of maintenance and non-allergenic properties.
This is an excellent fiber choice for the budget conscious. Polyester shares many of nylon’s nonallergenic, moisture and wear resistant properties but lacks the same degree of durability.
Fibers are extruded from a new generation of polymer giving it exceptional durability along with built-in stain resistance, color clarity, colorfastness, luxurious softness, and ease of maintenance.
Olefin or Polypropylene
This fiber was first used in carpets designed for use outdoors and in spaces with high levels of moisture and humidity. Color-fastness, resilience, and resistance to water damage, mildew and piling are important benefits of this fiber. Polypropylene fiber is also recognized for a luxurious appearance and outstanding softness.
Wool is an age old tradition that has been used for thousands of years to provide a comples fiber with no synthetic dyes. Each shade is created by meticulously blending the natural colors of the wool. It’s timeless texture compliments today’s casual lifestyles and ages gracefully to provide years of elegant service.
About Mohawk Cushion
When you purchase a Mohawk carpet, you’re not just choosing beauty and style. You’re also choosing superior value and excellent quality. And since you’re getting all that already, why not go for the whole package?
Mohawk cushion is specifically designed to maximize and extend your carpet’s plush feel and high performance. We’ve studied all types of flooring for decades and we know our customers get the best value and greatest satisfaction when they use a Mohawk cushion with their new carpet. In fact, to make sure the cushion quality is as good as the carpet’s, we became the only producer of both in the industry.
We offer a wide selection of cushions in various thicknesses and densities to accommodate every client, every lifestyle and every budget. A Mohawk cushion helps your carpet feel richer and more luxurious; it also improves your carpet’s acoustical and insulating properties making the room quieter and warmer. Mohawk cushion is an environmentally friendly product. The Easy Choice selection system makes the decision-making pain free.
Mohawk is one of the world’s leading carpet manufacturers. For over a century we’ve been the name customers can trust for all their floor covering needs. And now you can have a cushion that’s equally trustworthy. When you purchase Mohawk carpet and Mohawk cushion it significantly enhances your warranty. After all, when you’re using something as good as a Mohawk carpet, why would you put anything less underneath it?
In this age of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, installing carpet requires a specialized skill. Mohawk recommends that you rely on the expertise of a professional installation team to ensure your satisfaction with the product for years to come. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the arrival of your new carpet.
Preparing for the installation
Aside from the furniture, you can make sure things go smoothly on installation day by taking care of the following beforehand:
- Remove all breakable items, like vases, lamps, collectibles, and heirlooms
- Detach and store wiring from TVs, VCR/DVD Players, stereos, and computers
- Clear desktops, tabletops, bookshelves, tops of dressers and closet floors
- Remove all sheets, blankets and bedspreads from beds
Before the installers arrive, vacuum the old carpet to minimize the airborne dust and particles.
During the installation
Your installers will arrive with the knowledge, tools and supplies to lay your new carpet. However, they will need an area to store their electrical tools and access to electrical power outlets for their tools.
Bear in mind that your new floor coverings need to be installed over a structurally sound subfloor. Any damage that has been done by insects, water, or other problems should be repaired prior to carpet installation.
After the installation
In the months following installation, you may notice some shedding or sprouting. This is normal and will not affect the carpet’s life or beauty in any way. Shedding is when loose fibers become undone from carpets made with staple yarn. This is normal and subsides within a short time with vacuuming. Sprouting is when a single tuft extends beyond the carpet surface, usually along walls or at seams. Simply clip it off; do not pull.
Care and Maintenance
Maintaining Your Carpet’s Beauty
- The best way to ensure long–lasting beauty, comfort and durability in your carpet is to vacuum it regularly, as it prevents soil from becoming embedded in the carpet’s pile.
- Depending on the type of carpet you have, you’ll want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush, a beater bar or suction only.
- When vacuuming high pile or premium soft carpets look for the following features that will allow you to easily maintain your carpet:
- Adjustable Height
- Use the highest setting where appropriate
- Efficient Airflow – Avoid vacuums with very concentrated or sealed suction
- Large Wheels allow the appliance to glide easily across the carpet
- Consider professional cleaning every 12–18 months, depending on traffic and other use factors, frequency of vacuuming and whether the carpet is a light or dark color. Go online and check with your carpet manufacturer.
- Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags; do not pull them or you may damage the carpet.
- To remove a dent caused by heavy furniture, stroke carpet with the edges of a coin. You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron to gently raise the dented area while you tug upward on the tufts. CAUTION: DO NOT LET THE IRON TOUCH THE CARPET..
- If your carpet is burned, remove the tops of the dark, burnt fibers with curved fingernail scissors. If the burn is extensive, the carpet may require patching or replacement.
- If a flooding occurs from a burst pipe, washing machine overflow or other leak, the carpet needs to be dried, front and back, by a professional cleaner with the proper equipment.
- This link can provide additional tips on maintaining the beauty of your carpet http://www.carpet-rug.org.
Tips for Removing Common Stains
- For carpet care a wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the best way to effectively remove stains. Use the attachment with the best suction and vacuum as much of the stain as possible, continuing to add water to the stain as you go. Treatment of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery. The more time that elapses before treatment, the more difficult a stain will be to remove. For the best results, use Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Carpet Spot Remover and Cleaning Kit.
- First scrape the food spill gently with a spoon or dull knife, or a Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Carpet Cleaning Key, removing as much solid material as possible. If detergent is required, use it sparingly and gently rinse the area with water while moving the vacuum wand back and forth. Use a towel to absorb all moisture.
- If spot removal solvent is necessary use Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Spot Remover or other low residue carpet spot remover that has been approved by The Carpet and Rug Institute of America, apply several drops to a clean white cloth and blot the carpet in an inconspicuous area. If a color change occurs or color transfers to the cloth, consult a professional carpet cleaner.
- Place towels or cloth over wet area and weight with a heavy, colorfast object to absorb moisture. Leave overnight.
- If stains remain after cleaning, moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let stand for one hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain–free. No rinsing is necessary. Apply a pad of paper towels and weigh them down, allowing carpet to dry.
- Some stains cannot be removed because they permanently alter the carpet’s color. These stains include acid toilet bowl cleaners, acne medication, alkaline drain cleaners, chlorinated bleaches, hair dyes, iodine, insecticides, mustard with turmeric and plant fertilizers. For these types of stains, call a professional. In order to maintain and protect your warranty coverage under the terms of these warranties, you must do the folloing: A minimum of one professional cleaning every 18 months is required.
Additional Carpet Care Tips
Beer, wine, coffee and tea
Blot and neutralize with a white vinegar solution, then work a small amount of a detergent solution into the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water). Continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is completely removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water and blot to remove excess moisture. Apply paper towels and weigh them down, allowing the spot to dry.
Blood, catsup, cheese, chocolate, cola, cough syrup, mixed drinks, soft drinks, soy sauce, starch, toothpaste, white glue
First, note that all solutions for removing blood must be cool in temperature. Blot and neutralize the spot with an ammonia solution, using a spray bottle to saturate the spot. Next, work a small amount of a detergent solution into the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water) and continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water and blot to remove excess moisture. Apply a pad of paper towels, weigh them down and allow to dry.
Mud and dirt
Allow mud to dry completely. Shatter the dried mud with the handle of a knife, then vacuum. For dirt, apply a small amount of a detergent solution to the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water) and blot with a white paper towel to work the detergent into the affected area. Continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water, and then blot to remove excess moisture.
More from the Carpet and Rug Institute
The Carpet & Rug Institute is the science–based source for the facts on carpet and rugs. This nonprofit trade association represents more than 95 percent of all carpet made in the United States. Learn more about the CRI by visiting the website at http://www.carpet-rug.org.