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What are Carpet Tiles?

Carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares or modular carpet, are a modern and stylish alternative to standard carpet rolls. Though they’re much easier for a do-it-yourselfer to install on their own, they come with their own pros and cons. Often used in commercial settings, such as in schools and airports, they are becoming . . . Read more

How is Carpet Made?

Carpet feels like fabric, but most of the carpets on the market today are made from synthetic polymers. In fact, more than half consists of nylon, which is made from plastic. Some of the milk jugs and soft drink containers you recycle wind up being reborn as carpeting. Other plastic . . . Read more

Is Carpet Right for Me?

Carpet is just one of the many flooring choices for a home. When trying to decide whether or not to purchase carpet, it is important to consider design, price, comfort, sustainability, and whether or not it is ideal for the installation location. Taking a closer look at the advantages and . . . Read more

About Carpet

Carpet is the number one choice of floor covering in the United States. Why? There are a lot of reasons. It’s one of the most affordable options on the market and is also the easiest to install and remove. Flooring is an important decorating decision and with and endless array . . . Read more

How are Area Rugs Made?

Believe it or not, most modern-day rugs are made with the same techniques used by master weavers for hundreds of years. The finest hand-woven rugs still require considerable time and attention to detail. And while machine-made area rugs can be made more quickly, the same basic techniques remain in place. . . . Read more