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Adding instant comfort, color, and texture to all of your favorite spaces, carpet is a wonderful way to accentuate your home and create a haven for tired feet. Carpeting has the ability to readily transform your home or business, presenting unlimited options. In fact, there are now even carpets that can happily coexist with kids, pets, and allergies.

At K & Y Carpet One Floor & Home we know that having the perfect carpeting is a key component to making your house a true home, introducing high style as well as everyday function. Our promise to you: to work closely alongside you as you browse possible carpet selections, and help you find the best products for you and your family.

Here’s a basic introduction to the world carpeting to help you be well on your way to ongoing enjoyment.

Expert Advice - Choosing a Carpet Style

Jim Aaron, our VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, shares some information on the different carpet styles that are available.

Where Can Carpet Be Installed?

Carpeting is always warm and comforting, so it’s a great floor for your bedroom, family room, living room, or den. Stain and fade-resistant varieties are particularly desirable for hallways, children’s rooms, stairs, and busy commercial spaces.


Types of Carpet

You’ve decided carpeting is your perfect fit, but that’s truly just the beginning. There are many different types of carpets available, and understanding each one’s respective benefits will go a long way in determining your long-term satisfaction.

Carpet fiber - also known as pile - determines how your new rug will feel, as well as function.

Frieze or “shag” fiber is soft and shaggy to the touch. Its twisted yarns create a desirable retro appearance that is highly forgiving and makes a great addition to casual spaces.

Level loop fiber is made for endurance, with its looped, shortened fibers. Its ability to endure heavy wear makes it a wonderful all-around commercial or residential option.

Patterned fiber is luxurious to behold, with its delicate patterns. Not intended for heavy traffic, this type of rug is a great addition for quieter spaces where fashion reigns over function: like in a formal living room.

Textured fiber is made for durability, with its nubby fibers hiding many blemishes and accidents. Since it’s a master of disguise when presented with heavy foot traffic and debris, it’s a commercial favorite.

Plush fiber is made with opulence in mind. Its velvety texture is renowned for its softness and lush appearance, but it isn’t very forgiving amidst constant footsteps so it’s definitely a rug for quiet, formal environments.

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Our Carpet Selection

At K & Y Carpet One Floor & Home in Melbourne, FL, we’re your regional authority on quality carpeting. We carry all the most beloved carpeting brands and, since we’re members of the world’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores, we offer some exhilarating exclusive lines as well. Visit our store, located at 699 South Apollo Boulevard, and explore a world of carpet possibilities.

  1. Lees carpet

    Lees carpet offers a leading warranty.

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  2. Tigressa H2O waterproof carpet

    Tigressa H2O features a waterproof construction.

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  3. Innovia carpet

    Innovia combines style and performance.

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Innovia Carpet

Types of Carpet

There are five main carpet fibers. Nylon, polyester, olefin/polypropylene, triexta, and wool all function differently. Find out what that could mean for your carpet purchase. 

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Caring for Carpet

Stains happen, and that’s just a simple fact. But stains don’t have to be the end of your carpeting! Here are some things you can do to combat stubborn stains, and ensure a long life for your favorite rug.

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A name that’s become an industry legend, Karastan is renowned for its distinctive patterns, its durability, and its luxurious style. Making elegance accessible to all, Karastan represents endless design and endurance for your busy life.

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