Carpet in Charlotte, NC
Carpet merges color, warmth, and comfort, making it one of our favorite flooring methods. In Charlotte, North Carolina, where the summers can get balmy and the winter nights chilly, carpet is a wonderful home insulator: keeping your air conditioning and heat indoors, where it belongs.
At Empire Carpet & Blinds, Inc. we’re here to help with all your eclectic carpet needs. Our onsite carpet experts can help you find the perfect flooring for your home or vacation property, with an emphasis on luxury and lifestyle.
Why Buy Carpet from Us?
We’ve been your local flooring store since 1996!
We make it fun to shop for new carpet. You’ll love our incredible Room Visualizer app, where you can simply snap a photo of your room with your smartphone, and try on endless varieties of carpet- no commitment required.
Our carpet selection is hand-picked for perfection, and our installation experts are among the best in the industry. When it’s time for new flooring, where you shop truly matters and when you shop local, you shop smarter.
What Types of Carpet Are There?
Carpet comes in various options, depending on fiber and style.
Do you have frequent houseguests? Are you a parent, or a pet lover? Don’t worry, we have a carpet for you, including waterproof and stain-resistant carpet solutions.
With a long list of different types of carpet available, modern carpet is ever-intuitive and offers beautiful products for every space and need, balancing perfect performance with ongoing style.
What Is Carpet Pile
Natural and synthetic fibers can be used to weave carpets, collectively known as “pile.”
Carpet pile is literally the threads that weave your rug together, and the type you choose is very important if you want your new carpet to function its best. Before selecting your next carpet, think long and carefully about your space, its activities, and the likelihood of everyday accidents.
Carpet pile can be either natural or synthetic. The most typical types of carpet pile are nylon, polyester, triexta, olefin/polypropylene, and wool.
- Nylon is today’s most popular carpet pile. This colorful synthetic is made to last and is usually pre-treated for powerful stain resistance.
- Polyester is a more affordable alternative to nylon pile. Once considered inferior, manufacturing innovations have brought us polyester carpets that are very similar to nylon in feel, form, and function.
- Triexta is an exceptionally durable synthetic pile that, unlike nylon, doesn’t require specific treatments to resist stains.
- Olefin/polypropylene pile performs best in decorative and patterned carpets and rugs. Prized for its formal appearance, it’s best for low-traffic zones and its colors won’t readily fade.
- Wool is the most coveted natural pile, sustainably sourced from sheep fleece. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, warm, colorful, and lasts for many years.
Where Can I Install Carpet?
Gone are the days where your carpet options had limited installation potential.
With carpet made to manage everything from pets and kids to hectic commercial spaces, today’s carpet is geared towards a wide range of settings and if chosen thoughtfully, can be installed in:
- Family Rooms
- Kids’ Rooms
- Living Rooms
- Retail Settings
Remember, it’s up to you to do your due diligence when it comes to routine carpet care.
Weekly vacuuming and annual professional steam cleaning are keyways to ensure a longer-lasting floor.
Preparing for Your Carpet Installation
We strongly advise professional carpet installation.
Why do you ask? Well, for starters, in most cases your warranty requires it to ensure coverage down the road!
Before the installers come to your home or business, you’ll want to prepare properly. That means clearing your room of all furniture and valuables, and ensuring a clean, pristine subfloor. Make sure there are no traces of old flooring, debris, or dust remaining.
Our experts will advise you on the best interior climate recommendations for the best possible outcome: after all, this is your space we’re talking about!
Shop the Best Carpet Near You in Charlotte, North Carolina
As members of the world’s favorite independent flooring cooperative, Empire Carpet & Blinds, Inc. offers the best value, variety, and quality. We’re locally owned and operated, yet with our incredible pricing, product range, and professional services, we boast many advantages over the national chain stores.
Our onsite flooring inventory covers all the best carpet brands, including:
To learn more about our carpet collection, please visit our Charlotte, NC, showroom, located at 10500 McMullen Creek Parkway, today, or call us soon to schedule your FREE onsite carpet estimate.