Two terms you must know about carpet

Before you even walk into a flooring store, there are some basics you should know about carpet flooring.

Unique Flooring Solutions has been in business for almost 20 years. You'll notice that the word "unique" is in our company name because we strive to make every remodel a special, positive, easy experience for all our customers.

Even before we go to a potential customer's home for an estimate, we meet with them first to explain every step of the process and address all of their concerns and challenges. We want them to be as knowledgeable as possible so there are no surprises.

Visit our showroom in Jeffersontown, KY and be sure to ask about our free estimates. We also service Louisville, Crestwood, Goshen, Prospect; Jeffersonville and Clarksville IN.

Which fiber is right for you?

Flooring choices will always come down to lifestyle and budget but know there are four basic carpet fibers.

  • Nylon, which is well known for extreme strength. You will need to keep applying a stain protectant, however.
  • Less durable polyester; it doesn't have the "bounce back" characteristic of nylon. It does have superior stain resistance.
  • Wool. This is an all-natural, beautiful, fluffy and elegant. It's also white, but don't let that scare you away. There are natural oils that act as both a dirt repellant and a durability factor. It does come from sheep after all and they live outside and in barns.
  • Olefin. This is an economical synthetic. It does have good stain and fade resistance, but it's not as durable as the others. The strength improves when it's in a Berber construction.

There are others, including silk, blends and a fairly new one, Triexta, ultra-strong with stain resistance built into the fiber.

Ask the retailer to explain further.

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What is carpet pile?

It is the fabric loops: either with long, loose fibers like the high-pile shag or shorter, more tightly woven low piles like cut and loops.

Keep in mind each room and installation have different priorities and challenges.

This can make one carpet pile better than another for a particular installation. For instance, you might notice that most offices go with a low pile; that's because they're easier to clean and somewhat more long-lasting.

A high pile rug is great for bedrooms, but not-so-much for stairs where the priority is safety. The fibers don't provide a proper foundation, so down you'll go.

Give your home or office a comfortable, traditional feel by purchasing new carpet from us! Our friendly team will help you find an amazing style that will meet your need for function without busting your budget.

Save big with our friday carpet specials

Every Friday, we offer manufacturer specials for select types of flooring. Contact us to find out if we're offering a special this Friday.
Luxury carpet in Jeffersontown, KY from Unique Flooring Solutions

An array of styles and colors

  • Indoor and outdoor carpets
  • Carpet tiles and padding
  • Textured
  • Plush
  • Shang
  • Frieze

Ask about our warranties

At Unique Flooring Solutions, we back all of our work with a 12-month labor and workmanship warranty, and select carpets are backed by a manufacturer's warranty.

Call (502) 409-8760 today for a free estimate!