The Choice For Every Walk Of Life

Nothing looks like it, feels like it or performs like it. And because carpet is a key decorative element in the home and a major purchase, you must keep several factors in mind during your selection process. This informative web page was created to help you make a selection that best suits your home and your budget.

The Look
Before purchasing carpet or rugs, you need to answer the following questions: How is the room going to be used? Will it have heavy or light traffic? Will the room be the center of activity for family and entertaining? Is there direct access from outside, or will the carpet be away from entrances? Will the carpet receive direct sunlight?

Quantity: To determine the approximate quantity of carpet you will need, multiply the length (feet) of the room by its width (feet), and divide that figure by 9 to obtain the square yardage. Add 10 percent to account for room irregularities and pattern match. It is best to have your retailer or installer make final measurements to ensure that you purchase the correct amount. As professionals, they know how to include hallways and closets, match patterns, plan seam placement, work with room irregularities, and account for rooms with widths greater than 12 feet. (Most carpet is produced in 12 foot widths.) Some dealers may sell by the square foot.


Cost: Your budget and your needs are two key elements in selecting carpet and rugs. There is a wide range of choices and costs from which to make your selection. Ask yourself how long you expect to keep your carpet before replacing it. A better grade of carpet will give you a greater length of service than one of lesser quality. Buy the best carpet you can afford for the heavy traffic areas of your home - halls, stairs, family rooms. A medium grade will provide good service in rooms with less traffic - bedrooms and guest rooms.

Ask your retailer to give you a complete cost estimate - one that includes cushion, installation, moving of furniture, and any special needs that you may have. Keep in mind that a high-quality, professional installation can extend the life of your purchase.

Color: The selection of carpet color is a very personal choice. You will want to select a color that unites your decorative elements and creates the atmosphere you desire. Lighter colors make the room seem larger ; darker colors provide coziness. There are also practical considerations in color selection. New stain and soil resistant technology makes today's lighter color carpet much easier to clean, allowing more decorating options. Medium and darker colors, tweeds, and textures will help disguise common soil in your home's high traffic areas.

Brands: Aladdin, Beaulion, Coronet, Design Materials, Expressive Design, Fabrica, Glen Eden, Hamilton, Helius, Karastan, Martha Stewart, Masland, Mohawk, Ralph Lauren, Regent, Shaw, Sutton, Trustmark, Tuftex, Wundaweve, and More...


Listed below is our general guide to the various carpet styles and fibers to help give you and idea of which carpet style is best for your lifestyle.

Saxony carpet


  • Smooth, soft cut-pile surface
  • Versatile in performance & in appearance
  • Works well with traditional rooms
  • Used a lot in formal areas
Textured Saxony carpet


  • Textured surface helps hide footprints
  • Great casual appearance
  • Extremely popular style
  • Ideal for active families, used in any room
Velvet carpet


  • Fine, tip sheared surface
  • Elegant style, very formal
  • Not as popular as some of the other styles
Frieze carpet


  • Textured surface, with knubby appearance
  • Extremely durable, and long wearing
  • Great for active rooms
  • Not as popular as some of the other styles
Cut and Loop carpet


  • Distinctive carved appearance
  • Cut and loops give a variety of surface levels
  • Multi-colors helps hide stains, and traffic
  • Can really spice up a room
  • Fits a variety of room settings
Mutli-level loop carpet


  • Several different levels of loops
  • Creates a unique looking pattern effect
  • Has a casual appearance
  • Very durable, hides traffic well
Level loop carpet


  • Loops are all the same height
  • Usually made with Olefin fiber
  • Casual appearance, but extremely durable
  • Great for active family rooms, or basements
There are special carpet deals for those homeowners seeking to replace existing old carpet before selling their home
Robert's Floors, Inc.
708 E. Tidwell Houston, Texas 77022
Ph: 713-699-5951 Fax: 713-699-4204

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