Our carpet & rug Design Center in Easton offers a broad range of styles & constructions from the most sought after vendors in the industry. At Bountiful Flooring, you’ll find a huge array of carpeting in every style, color, & material.
We’re extremely proud of our wool carpeting collection, which is, hands-down, the largest on the Eastern Shore. Custom carpeting, which includes sculpting, creative designs, & borders, is our specialty.
What ever you can imagine, we can make happen! And you’ll never have to wonder if you’ve made the right choice. With over 50 years of combined experience, our expert staff will make sure you do.
Our area rug collection is equally impressive. Whether your taste runs to traditional, contemporary, whimsical, or something in between, you’re bound to find the perfect rug or runner at Bountiful Flooring.
We’re delighted to be the only designated Partner Store on the Eastern Shore for area rug manufacturers Dash & Albert and Company C. If you don’t see exactly what you have in mind, let us know. If we can’t find it for you, we’re happy to create it.
Our long experience in crafting custom rugs and runners has made us proficient at creating beautiful pieces in any shape, size, or design. We love area rugs & we hope it shows!
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Glossary of Carpeting Terms
Know Your Materials & Weaves
Picking the perfect carpeting starts with understanding your materials, construction options, & a few basic terms. Let’s start with materials. Carpet fibers are either made from natural materials–most commonly wool–or one of six synthetic materials.
WOOL offers a rich look with excellent resilience & durability. It is stain & dirt resistant.
NYLON is the strongest carpet material. It is durable, non-allergenic, soil & mildew resistant, & easy to clean. Some nylons pill & are prone to static.
OLEFIN (polypropylene) resists moisture, mildew, water damage, staining, pilling, & shedding. It has a wool-like feel & appearance & is color fast. Some Olefins flatten & fade in direct sunlight.
POLYESTER is available in a wide range of textures & colors. It is non-allergenic, sheds moisture, cleans easily, & resists moths & mildew. It is not as durable as nylon & is susceptible to pilling & shedding.
TRIEXTA is noted for its durability & stain resistance. It’s great for households with children or pets.
ACRYLIC is mainly used in commercial environments. It is available in a wide range of colors & resists fading in sunlight. It cleans easily & resists soil, moths, mildew & static.
There are six terms that every carpet shopper needs to know.
The first is FIBER, which is the material itself. Single fibers are spun together to create two, three, or four-ply yarn, which is then attached to a woven backing.
PILE refers to the height of the fiber. Pile is also referred to as “face” or “nap”.
DENSITY is the measure of how closely packed the strands of fiber are to each other. The higher the density, the stronger the fiber.
WEIGHT is measured in ounces per square yard. Face weight refers to the amount of fiber on the surface of the carpet, while total weight includes the backing & latex as well. High face weight is a good indication of quality.
TEXTURE comes from the way fibers are looped, twisted, or cut. Texture effects the look, feel & durability of carpeting.
TWIST refers to the number of times fibers turn in a 1-inch length. Higher twist counts are more resilient & better resist traffic & crushing.
PAR RATING tells you a lot about the quality of the carpet you are considering. A PAR rating is a 1 to 5 rating scale for Performance, Appearance & Retention. The higher the number, the longer your new carpeting will retain its “just installed” appearance.
Hang in there! You’ve almost earned your Carpet Expert badge. It’s time to learn about the three categories of carpeting. Each category has something to recommend it. We’ll give you the basics here, but make sure to explore all of the tabs above for more details about each style.
All CUT PILE carpets have evenly cut fiber ends. Cut pile carpets come in three design styles–Saxony, Textured, & Frieze.
LOOP PILE carpets are created by looping the yarn before fastening it to the backing. Berber & Level Loop carpets are both types of loop pile carpeting.
Just to keep things interesting, the last carpeting category has two names, CUT & LOOP and PATTERN. This category combines elements of both cut pile & loop pile carpeting, which gives manufacturers more flexibility to create textures & patterns in the carpeting.
Saxony is a popular carpet construction of dense, level-cut pile clipped to about a half an inch high. The closely packed yarns give a soft, smooth surface that is perfect in formal settings. A smooth finished Saxony is often referred to as “plush”. Saxony carpets can show seams, footprints, & vacuum marks.
Textured carpets aren’t as densely tufted as Saxony, but also have a very soft feel. Two-toned yarn & an uneven surface give it a casual look that is well-suited for any room. Its tight-twist construction helps to resist soil, so its a good choice for family or children’s rooms. This is the most popular kind of carpeting sold.
Frieze carpets have a short, durable, twisted pile fiber that is well suited for busy areas. It is often used in commercial spaces & public buildings. The fibers of a Frieze carpet curl in different directions so they hide footprints & vacuum marks. Frieze carpets tend to be informal in appearance.
Berber features large, uncut loops of natural-tone fibers of various sizes. They are most often made from wool, nylon or olefin. Berbers are denser than most carpets & highly stain resistant. If you have pets in your home, Berbers may not work for you. Their claws can snag on the dense loops.
designing with carpeting
Tips & Tricks
vendors & exclusive product lines
A Source For Every Application & Budget
- Tuftex California Carpets
- Bellbridge Wools
- Prestige Mills
- Godfrey Hirst
- Infinity Fabrics
- Company C
- Dash & Albert
- Design Materials
- Emery Park
- Glen Eden
- Godfrey Hirst
- Oriental Weavers
- Prestige Mills
- Weave Masters
- Woodard Weave
carpet care & maintenance
Protecting Your Investment
Wool Rugs & Carpeting
Do: Vacuum Regularly
Do: Attend to spills immediately
Do: Professionally clean as required
We recommend using a “Woolcare Specialist,” and always ask for references.
We found a great brochure from Wools of New Zealand.
Coir, Sisal & Seagrass Floor Coverings
DO: Vacuum or sweep up visible dirt frequently. Loose dirt particles actually scour the surface of the fibers, reducing their life span.
DO: Dab up spilled water or leaks from plant containers with an absorbent whit cloth immediately. Dry with a hair dryer or room fan. An absorbent powder like Host or Capture can also be used.
DO: Keep your cool if you drop the stew. Clean up is easier than you think. Scrape up solids & blot liquids. Then dab the area with a damp cloth of water. Add white vinegar to the cloth if you need to cut grease. Finish by drying the spot with a cloth or hair dryer.
DO: Remove stubborn spots with K2R, Host, or Capture products which you can find in grocery & hardware stores.