Carpet

Carpet samples, sizes, textures and patterns can be confusing even to a seasoned homeowner. Get tips in these articles.

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How do you use carpet tacks?

Carpet tack is usually used as the base for installing wall-to-wall carpeting. Learn how to use carpet tacks in this article.


When you're shopping for a carpet, it's important that you calculate the R-value, the carpet's thermal resistance rating. Find out what R-value is in this article. See more »

Consider padding, price, maintenance, appearance and "greenness" when choosing a carpet. Find out what you need to know when choosing a carpet in this article. See more »

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to hire professionals to install your carpeting or to do it yourself. Find out whether you should call on professional carpet installers in this article. See more »

Carpet tack is usually used as the base for installing wall-to-wall carpeting. Learn how to use carpet tacks in this article. See more »

Carpet labels provide consumers with essential information when they’re deciding which product to buy. Learn why you need to pay attention to carpet labels in this article. See more »

What's the best carpet for pet owners?

When you have pets in your home, taking care of your carpet can be a hassle: dealing with pet hair, urine stains and wear and tear is a never-ending job. But did you know that some carpeting is made just for the challenges pet owners face? See more »

What's the best carpet for new parents?

Your bundle of joy will arrive shortly, so painting and decorating are at the top of your to-do list. But what about flooring? Is new carpet safe for babies, and will it be ruined with stains before the year's out? How do you know which carpet is best? See more »

What's the best carpet for allergies?

No matter how clean you are, allergens are going to get into your house and settle to the floor. So, how can you ensure that they don't thrive? It's all about the carpet. See more »

How to Choose the Right Type of Carpet

After a long day at the office, there's nothing like coming home, kicking off your shoes, and digging your toes into a nice, soft carpet. So how do you pick the perfect one? See more »

How to Choose the Right Carpet Fiber

Carpet used to almost be an afterthought, merely a decorative addition. Now it's one of the basic building materials that help determine a home's value. When you're shopping for carpet, the fiber will be your most important consideration. See more »