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Carpet From the World’s Top Brands

With West Florida’s largest selection of carpet in our Tampa and Sarasota showrooms, our experienced sales associates can guide you through the world’s top brands to find the perfect carpet for your home and lifestyle. Whether it’s a frieze, fine saxony or patterned cut pile carpet, our expert installers will minimize seams and provide you with the best layout for your space. A lifetime installation guarantee is included with every carpet purchase.

These are just a few of the many reasons to work with G. Fried Flooring America for your carpet flooring needs. And if you’re in a hurry to renovate, we have a large selection of in-stock products available for next day installation. Just let us know when you visit our showroom that you need a short turnaround and we will handle the rest.


How to Choose Your Carpet

Fibers

 

Nylon - The most durable and stain-resistant carpet fiber available. It is the fiber of choice for homes with pets and children, as well as people who frequently entertain. Nylon is perfect for heavily trafficked areas such as hallways and stairs.

Polyester - Known for its luxurious look and feel. It also comes in a wide selection of colors and styles. Polyester is a good value for homes with normal traffic.

Olefin - Offers stain and moisture resistance, but it scores below nylon and polyester for wearability. While it can be a good choice in loop pile construction, olefin’s colors and styles are limited.

Wool - Favored for its natural beauty, wool has natural soil-resistant qualities but is not inherently stain-resistant. Wool looks good for a long time and is well constructed.

Triexta - A bio-based fiber from Dupont under the brand name Sorona®. The production of Sorona fiber requires 30 percent less energy than nylon, and 37 percent of the material comes from renewable resources. Carpets made out of Sorona offer great durability, a very soft feel and excellent stain resistance. Triexta carpets are also made by Mohawk Industries under the brand name Smartstrand®.

   
Dark blue carpet in a bedroom 

Light fluffy carpet in living room

Construction

Over 90% of residential carpet is manufactured as tufted carpet. A tufting machine works like an oversized sewing machine with hundreds of needles that insert loops of fiber (tufts or stitches) into the carpet’s backing to form the face pile of the carpet.

How long your carpet will last depends on how well it is made. Quality construction will affect the durability, appearance and price of the carpet and is most influenced by the twist of the fibers and the density of the tufts.

 
  • Twist - Twist refers to how tightly the fiber (carpet yarn) has been twisted. This is especially important in cut pile carpet because the tips are exposed and can become untwisted, giving the carpet a matted and worn appearance. The tighter the yarn is twisted, the better the carpet will stand up to crushing and matting.
  • Density - Density refers to the amount of carpet fibers and and how tightly those fibers are packed together. The closer together the fibers are placed, the denser the carpet will be, and the better it will wear and perform.

Styles

 

Cut Pile - Cut pile consists of yarns that are cut at the ends. The soft feel of cut pile carpet makes it a perfect choice for the most comfortable areas of your home – bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms. There are five basic styles of cut pile carpet and each style provides a different look and texture. These include velvet, saxony, frieze, shag and cable. The primary difference among these styles is the amount of twist in the yarns, which ultimately influences the carpet durability.

Loop Pile - Loop pile carpeting consists of yarns that are looped and uncut on the surface. The pile height can vary, which changes both the appearance and feel. Loop pile carpet has excellent durability and strength, and it is ideal for heavily trafficked areas. Berber is a popular style of loop pile carpet that can be constructed as a level-loop or multi-loop carpet.

Cut and Loop Pile - As the name suggests, this carpet has some cut piles and some that are not in order to create a different surface. Cut and loop pile carpets combine superior performance with luxurious comfort to add character and texture to your home.

Stacked samples of carpet

Light carpet with stitched pattern

Cushion

 

A firm, yet resilient cushion is necessary to form a good foundation under your carpet. Carpet cushion serves many purposes. It extends the life of your carpet, provides insulation and reduces noise. Most importantly, cushion makes your carpet more comfortable to walk on, which is why you probably chose carpet in the first place.

  • Re-Bond - The furniture industry uses polyurethane foam in cushions and mattresses, and consequently, that generates scrap to be ground up and recycled into re-bond carpet cushion. Re-bond cushion typically comes in density levels between 4 and 8 pounds, with the heavier version being recommended to give your carpet the best wear and performance.
  • Synthetic - Synthetic rubber was first developed during World War I as a substitute for reduced rubber supplies. It offers a very substantial feel that is superior compared to all other types of synthetic foams. Plus, its high density and low R-Value make it an ideal choice to use over radiant heated floors.

   

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