Warm up your room and reduce energy bills with the natural insulation and comfort of carpet.
Carpet insulates up to 17 times better than other flooring! Ken Pearson floor company provides
a great selection in color and design using manufacturers and suppliers known throughout the
industry for quality. Whether you are purchasing for one room or the whole house we will work
with you to find the perfect texture, color and price to meet your needs.
Truths About Carpet
· There is no such thing as free padding or labor.
· There is no stain proof carpet.
· There is no such thing as a real 70% off.
· The life of the carpet depends on your lifestyle.
· Installation is everything!
Don't Make a Padding Mistake
Today's carpets require special padding unlike the carpets of ten years ago. If you do not follow the
manufacturer's padding guidelines, you will void your carpet warranty. It is up to the professional carpet
dealer to inform you of the correct padding for each particular carpet.
Use: Before purchasing carpet or rugs, you need to answer the following questions:
- How is the room going to be used?
- Will it have heavy or light traffic?
- Will the room be the center of activity for family and entertaining?
- Is there direct access from outside, or will the carpet be away from entrances?
- Will the carpet receive direct sunlight?
To determine the approximate square footage of carpet you will need, multiply the length (feet) of the room
by its width (feet). Add 10 percent to account for room irregularities and pattern match. It is best to have
your retailer or installer make final measurements to ensure that you purchase the correct amount. As
professionals, they know how to include hallways and closets, match patterns, plan seam placement, work with
room irregularities, and account for rooms with widths greater than 12 feet. (Most carpet is produced in 12
Your budget and your needs are two key elements in selecting carpet and rugs. There is a wide range of choices
and costs from which to make your selection. Ask yourself how long you expect to keep your carpet before replacing
it. A better grade of carpet will give you a greater length of service than one of lesser quality. Buy the best
carpet you can afford for the heavy traffic areas of your home – halls, stairs, family rooms; a medium grade will
provide good service in rooms with less traffic – bedrooms and guest rooms. Ask your retailer to give you a complete
cost estimate – one that includes cushion, installation, moving of furniture, and any special needs that you may
have. Keep in mind that a high-quality, professional installation can extend the life of your purchase.
The selection of carpet color is a very personal choice. You will want to select a color that unites your decorative
elements and creates the atmosphere you desire. Lighter colors make the room seem larger; darker colors provide
coziness. There are also practical considerations in color selection. New stain and soil resistant technology makes
today's lighter color carpet much easier to clean, allowing more decorating options. Medium and darker colors, tweeds,
and textures will help disguise common soil in your home's high traffic areas.
Carpet construction (how the yarn is "tufted" or locked into a backing) affects its texture and ultimately,
the long-term durability and appearance of the carpet.
Level loop pile:
Loops of equal height. Generally offers long-lasting wear for high-traffic areas. Many of today's popular Berbers are level loop.
Multi-Level Loop Pile
Usually have two to three different loop heights to create pattern effects. Provides good durability.
Loops are cut, leaving individual yarn tufts. Still one of today's most popular constructions, its durability is
achieved with factors including the type of fiber, density of tufts, and the amount of twist in the yarn.
Smooth, level surfaces; formal atmosphere.
Various surface finishes; versatile performance and appearance.
Informal atmosphere; suitable for whole house application. Minimizes footprints.
Cut and Loop Pile
Combination of cut and looped yarns. Provides variety of surface textures, including sculptured effects.
Frieze carpet is a twisted cut carpet best used in high traffic areas. Frieze carpet has very short fibers that
curl in different directions at the surface to hide markings such as footprints and vacuum marks. If the yarns are twisted
tightly, the tufts become more distinct and bend in many different directions. Rather thatn standing tightly to form a smother
surface, each individual tuft remains its own. This is the secret to the clustered look of frieze carpets. You can choose from
a variety of densities when it comes to frieze carpet. Highly resilient, it's truly a solid surface that needs little, easy
maintenance. Good quality frieze styled carpet is one of the most durable styles available to you. With its heavy texturing,
great durability, and long lasting design, you should look into frieze carpet.
The type of fiber used and the way the carpet is constructed (loop, cut, etc.) determines the basic
performance of the carpet. Quality can be enhanced by the way the fibers or yarns are twisted and heat set,
and by the density of the tufts.
Refers to the amount of pile yarn in the carpet and the closeness of the tufts. The denser, the better.
The winding of the yarn around itself. Should be neat and well defined. A tighter twist provides enhanced durability.
The process that sets the twist by heat or steam, enabling yarns to hold their twist over time. Important
in cut pile carpet. Most nylon, olefin and polyester cut pile carpets are heat-set.
Area rugs accent a room's color palette or wall design, or even set the entire mood, character, or period of
the room. Area rugs can be made of tufted or woven construction with any of the fibers available. Cut pile carpet can be
cut and bound into area rug size and then carved to add dimension and interest.
A firm and resilient carpet cushion is necessary to form a good foundation for your carpet, increasing
its comfort and extending its life, by absorbing the impact of foot traffic. Choose cushion no more than 1/2" thick.
Cushion also adds insulation and reduces noise.
The strongest fiber used in the carpet industry today. There are two types – staple yarn and continuous
filament yarn. Continuous filament yarn does not fuzz like a staple yarn.
This is not the same fiber of 30 years ago. This fiber is natural and permanently stain resistance
and can be recycled over and over
Olefin or Polypropylene
The most color fast and naturally stain resistant fiber on the market. Performs best in a
very tight or small loop. Olefin (with a large loop – high pile) will crush and will not retain its look. Olefin is
a less expensive fiber.