Learn About Carpet

Thompson’s Floor Covering is your locally owned carpet flooring retailer. Our flooring professionals are your local carpet experts you can turn to for advice and we can help you with your next flooring project from start to finish. Carpet features unmatched quality and comfort which is why it continues to be a top choice in flooring among homeowners. Carpets are durable, soft, and stylish and have the ability to transform your space.

Our Select-A-Floor system is designed to help narrow down your carpet selection based on your style preferences, lifestyle, and warranty level. Our carpet selection covers a wide range of options like being pet proof, child friendly, resistant to wear caused by traffic, and allergy friendly. We are here to help you find your next new floor for your home.

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.

Benefits of Carpet

Contrary to popular belief, carpet is actually a great solution for those who suffer from allergies because the fibers can keep dust and dirt on the surface so it does not reach the breathing-zone and can be easily vacuumed up. Carpet also makes a great insulator in both the summer and winter, helping to keep your room at a comfortable temperature. A unique benefit to some of our exclusive carpet brands is that they feature H2O™ technology, which makes them entirely waterproof.


Types of Carpet

Fibers are what carpet is made from, and they can impact how a carpet can function in your home. Synthetic carpet fibers include nylon, polyester, triexta, and olefin. Wool carpets have their own special benefits like being sound absorbing and having hypoallergenic qualities. Piles are the fibers twisted up, which plays a role in the styling of the carpet. There are cut piles, loop piles, and even cut and loop piles.

The most important thing you need to do is choose the right type of carpet. There are five main types: level loop, patterned, textured, frieze, and plush.

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Where Can Carpet Be Installed?

Durable carpet options that are made to handle a lot of activity can be installed in children’s playrooms, on staircases, and in hallways. Other places you can install carpet are bedrooms and living rooms. Carpet is made to be durable and handle most challenges thrown its way and are resistant to staining, wear, and fade. Those types of carpets can be installed in heavily trafficked areas like hallways and staircases.

Our Carpet Selection

At Thompson's Floor Covering, we are proud to be your neighborhood experts when it comes to carpet and offer exclusive brands such as Relax, it’s… Lees, Tigressá, Resista SoftStyle, and Innovia™ Xtreme Clean. Visit our showroom location in Porterville, CA to see our entire collection of carpeting.

  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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Types of Carpet

Not all carpet is made with the same materials or twisted into the same pile styles. Follow the link below to learn more about the different types of carpets and decide which might be best for your home and lifestyle.

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Carpet Maintenance

Keeping your carpets clean is easier than you think. Although we do recommend professional cleaning at least once a year, vacuuming your carpet and spot treating stains is a great way to keep your carpet looking beautiful.

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