Nufloors carpets come in very tasty colours!
we have categorized carpet into varying design, proven features and benefits
Looped is the workhorse
of carpets, it hides traffic
patterns and footprints.
Patterned carpet adds
visual interest with tones,
patterns or floral designs.
Textured carpet styles are
very versatile and look good
in any room.
Frieze is a hard wearing
carpet making it a great
choice for active areas.
Does carpet suit your room and lifestyle?
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Before you buy
What to expect
Benefits of carpet.

Carpet acts as a trap for allergens and is capable of holding significant quantities of soil, dust and other substances. The carpet holds on to the particles until you are ready to remove them.

Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals. It is also warm under foot.

Carpet will reduce noise generation in two ways – at floor level by cushioning objects hitting the floor, for example footsteps or dropped items, and by absorbing other sounds around your home creating a more peaceful indoor environment.

Easy to maintain. A good vacuum cleaner, a periodic wet clean and prompt attention to spills is all you need to keep your carpet looking good. Professional carpet cleaning is recommended every 12-18 months to keep your carpet looking new and to satisfy supplier warranties.

Benefits of carpet.

Carpet acts as a trap for allergens and is capable of holding significant quantities of soil, dust and other substances. The carpet holds on to the particles until you are ready to remove them.

Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps. Carpet provides safety protection for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and older individuals. It is also warm under foot.

Carpet will reduce noise generation in two ways – at floor level by cushioning objects hitting the floor, for example footsteps or dropped items, and by absorbing other sounds around your home creating a more peaceful indoor environment.

Easy to maintain. A good vacuum cleaner, a periodic wet clean and prompt attention to spills is all you need to keep your carpet looking good. Professional carpet cleaning is recommended every 12-18 months to keep your carpet looking new and to satisfy supplier warranties.

Which carpet fiber will work best for you?
It is important to choose a carpet fiber that will work best for the space in your home. There are four synthetic types of fiber. Each fiber type offers somewhat different attributes of style options, colour options, soil resistance, stain resistance and texture retention:
SYNTHETIC FIBER NYLON POLYESTER POLYPROPYLENE (Olefin) NATURAL FIBER (Wool)
STYLE OPTIONS Excellent Good Fair Good
COLOUR OPTIONS Excellent Good Fair Good
SOIL RESISTANCE Excellent Fair Good Very Good
STAIN RESISTANCE Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
TEXTURE RETENTION Excellent Good Fair Excellent

Nylon – The most popular carpet fiber as it performs extremely well. It is one of the more expensive fibers available. Nylon 6.6 Fiber is a more premium type of nylon fiber than “Type 6” nylon that’s also used in a lot of rugs. It has greater strength and resiliency which adds to the product’s overall durability. Though not inherently stain resistant, most nylon carpets feature a stain-resist carpet treatment for protection against household spills and stains.

Polyester (PET) –  is naturally stain and fade resistant. Is best at retaining colour and won’t fade over time. It’s also capable of providing a very soft feel though it’s not as resilient as nylon and is more prone to compaction. Best uses for Polyester styles are low to medium traffic rooms such as bedrooms.

Polypropylene (also called Olefin) – is a relatively inexpensive fiber. Its strengths include superior stain resistance, with the exception of oil-based stains, and low cost. It is a solution-dyed product, which means colour is added during extrusion in its molten state rather than topically applied. (Imagine a carrot vs. a radish). Because of this dye method it has superior resistance to bleaches and sunlight fading. However it has poor resiliency, which can lead to crushing. Polypropylene’s provide an excellent value and good performance.

Wool – remains the premier fiber in carpet construction and it can be expensive. It has excellent resilience and durability. Wool cleans especially well. Unfortunately, wool tends to “wear down” or the pile tends to wear away. In some cases bald spots may occur as a result heavy traffic loads. Wool is a natural fiber with a natural protective membrane which acts to repel moisture and is a natural stain resister. Because it can absorb a large quantity of moisture without feeling wet, wool carpet doesn’t conduct static electricity in the way synthetic carpets do. Less static means less dirt.

A word about soft carpets.
Demand continues to grow for carpets with a very soft feel, often referred to as “soft carpets”. All major carpet brands provide a good selection of soft carpet styles.

Note that as some soft carpets are so soft, that the total surface density is much higher which in turn increases the suction between vacuum cleaner head and the carpet surface, thereby making it more difficult to maneuver the machine. Some soft carpets require a gentler cleaning action so as to avoid unnecessary wear and will require a special vacuum cleaner.

Below are the links to major carpet mills web sites detailing the vacuum cleaners they are recommending:
Shaw Floors Mohawk Flooring

Things to think about when buying new carpet.

Carpet Seams.  If your room is over 12’ or 15’, (depends on the carpet you choose), you will have seams. We will review with you how the carpet will be installed. Where possible, seams should be away from windows where falling light may exacerbate the seams. Seams should be avoided in high traffic walk ways such as corridors and doors; and if carpet is being installed in joining rooms, the carpet’s direction of manufacturing should be the same throughout the house.

Invest in a good underpad as this is an essential piece of your new carpet. Ask us about the type of underlay best suited to the carpet and your installation. A good underlay will improve foot comfort, absorb crushing forces, overcome minor imperfections in the floor, and improve thermal and acoustic properties. If you are replacing your carpet, don’t be tempted to use the existing underlay. It will have the same wear patterns that appear in your old carpet and these will quickly resurface in a new carpet. Carpet manufacturers’ warranties also require their products be installed over new underlay.

Keep a record of the invoice (which will detail the product name/colour/manufacturer), the type of underlay, any warranty information as well as a small piece of unused carpet.

Choose the best carpet for each room. For example, stain-resistant products may be worth the splurge in your busy family room, but more affordable low-traffic carpeting may be just fine for your guest rooms.

We recommend that you take home carpet samples to examine them in natural light before you buy.

Demolition/disposal of old floor covering. Depending on the existing floor covering, this can be an additional expense (ie. removal of ceramic tile).

Sub-floor preparation. Depending on the condition of the sub-floor, it may require additional work.

The carpet buying process.

Visit our showroom and our sales associates will help you select the perfect flooring for your home. Bring swatches of furniture fabrics, draperies, bedspreads, wallpaper and paint that will remain in the room. You will probably want to bring samples home with you to see how it looks in your décor.

Before you visit us, consider drawing a simple outline of the room indicating:

  • Room exits – are there any exits to the outside?  Are there patio doors?
  • Adjoining room floors – what types of flooring will flow into this room?  What are the colours?
  • Sunlight and other lighting – how much natural light comes in during the day, from what direction?
  • Rough measurement – measure the length and width of the room – include closets.

Our sales associates may ask you:

  • Is there light or heavy traffic in this room?
  • What is the room used for?
  • Do you want a casual, formal or somewhere in between look?
  • Do you have children or pets?
  • Do you have a certain colour in mind?
  • Is there a style you’ve owned or seen that you really like?

Nufloors will provide a free in home measure/estimate. We will determine exactly how much flooring you will need to buy and will determine the layout of the flooring in the room, where the seams will be placed (if applicable), and will review pattern matches if applicable. At this time, we will determine if your sub-floor is structurally sound or if repairs / replacement will be required.

If you decide to purchase from us (and we hope that you will!) we will schedule the installation and will prepare you for what to expect on installation day, such as who removes the old flooring, who moves the furniture and electronics, etc., who handles the door trimming (if required), will it be necessary to remove the moldings? Our installers are skilled, but not in electrical or plumbing work. They may be able to help with moving appliances but will not be able to disconnect/reconnect gas, water or direct-wired appliances.

Carpet care.

Today’s carpets come in designer styles and high tech innovations that push away the soil and stains from the carpet fibre.  Download our Carpet Floor Care Brochure for tips on how to maintain your carpet and clean up spills.

Carpet care.

Today’s carpets come in designer styles and high tech innovations that push away the soil and stains from the carpet fibre.  Download our Carpet Floor Care Brochure for tips on how to maintain your carpet and clean up spills.