Choosing Flooring

How To Select Carpet

When you decide to buy carpet, you already have some idea of the look or feel you want in the room or rooms you wish to carpet. You may want a formal, luxurious look, or your décor may be better complemented with a style designed for casual areas. Or perhaps you need something very practical and durable for a high-traffic area. You also probably have a color in mind. Happily, carpet comes in a rainbow of colors, so you’ll be able to find virtually any color you want. Today’s stain resistance treatments make almost any color practical.

Your house may already have a color scheme established, so you will want a carpet that works well with your existing furniture, draperies, and wall treatments. As exact color shadings are often hard to remember once you are away from them, a good idea is to bring paint chips, wallpaper samples, and even chair cushions or other fabric samples when you come shopping.

Remember, color sets the mood. Blues, greens, and grays are “cooling” and serene. Reds, yellows, and browns are warmer colors. Bold colors can create dramatic effects, so be sure about the kind of fashion statement you want to make. Satisfying your specific decorative needs is always the first consideration.
Budget – Always A Consideration

Quality carpet need not be expensive. Carpet pricing is usually directly related to quality — heavier, denser carpets generally cost more. Special looks or textures can also add to the cost of carpet. Athens Discount Carpet allows you to see exactly what you are paying for so that you can determine the value relative to your needs. (Hint: Most others have to order it once you pay..)

In planning your carpet budget, give us a call, we’ll come out and give you a FREE estimate and determine how many square yards of floor you need to cover with both carpet and padding. A good rule to follow is to buy the best quality carpet you can afford.


Why Choose Carpet?

Benefits of Carpeting


  • Beauty – Not Skin Deep, Ankle Deep
    Carpet is the foundation of your decorating. It can enhance a room with causal simplicity, or create a showcase for formal elegance. The style and color selection is so vast; you can find carpet to complement any décor.


  • Attitude Adjustment – Healing Colors
    With carpet you can capitalize on the psychological affects certain colors have on mood. Think about bright, cheerful colors for children; soothing tones for older members of the family. It can also help when designing home offices and family rooms.


  • Comfort – Feels So Good
    Carpet makes the floor a place to sit, to play and to relax. Nothing feels nicer on bare feet than to shuffle through a lush, thick carpet.


  • Maintenance – Low, Not High
    Regular, but simple vacuuming, quick attention to spills and professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months is all it takes to keep up appearances.


  • Temperature – Seasonal Comfort
    In the cold weather, carpet retains warm air and in the heat, it stays cooler.


  • Soft Security
    It’s a great non-slick walking surface that prevents slips and falls. It ensures that seniors and toddlers find sure footing.


  • Noise Reduction – Quiet, Please
    Carpet absorbs sound within a room and acts as a sound barrier between floors.



Benefits of Laminate Flooring


  • Little maintenance
    No floor comes closer to being maintenance-free. Ordinary vacuuming or sweeping is usually all it takes, with occasional wiping or dusting.


  • Allergy-friendly & Hygienic
    With the closed-surface structure of laminate and the closed joints between the boards there’s nowhere for dust to get caught. The sealed surface also prevents bacteria accumulating on the floor. Dust mites and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on clean laminate floor and this will help you protect your home from allergens. As such, laminate is a hygienic floor covering, ideal for children, and people suffering from as asthma or dust allergies.


  • Oops-proof performance
    Juice, wine, grease, and chocolate are easily wiped away. Cigarette burns, asphalt, shoe polish, paint, ink, crayon, and nail polish come clean with alcohol or nail polish remover. Candle wax and chewing gum can be gently scraped away.


  • Design Variety
    Imagine adding the character of distressed pine, antique oak, or the elegance of slate, stone or travertine to your home. Laminate’s powers of impersonation allow you to get the look and feel of rare, exotic wood or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost, with no natural material drawbacks. With pattern laying options, you can personalize the look of your room by combining different stone looks, or stone with wood looks, creating room borders, and creating custom designs. Coles’ experienced designers can help you with these custom design options.


  • Durability & Life Expectancy
    A quality laminate product is one of best flooring options in terms of durability. Extremely durable and far less apt to scratch than wood, its topcoat is unsurpassed for wear and stain resistance.


  • Ease of Installation
    Easy installation is one of laminate flooring’s prime attributes. It’s an “interlocking floating” floor, which means the floor tiles or planks attach to each other rather than to the sub-floor. They attach via a tongue-and-groove, glue-free system that makes it possible to install a laminate floor over virtually any existing floor. Very DIY Friendly.


  • Matching accessories
    Coordinated moldings, transition strips, stair nosings and wall base trim enhance the appearance of your floor.


Benefits of Vinyl

  • Vinyl tiles and planks are great for commercial areas because they stand up to heavy wear and tear. Of all hard surface floors, vinyl offers the greatest variety of choices. The textures and colors of your vinyl flooring are amazingly realisitic and you can choose the level of performance that fits your budget.


  • With the wide array of vinyl designs and colors they can be a great source of inspiration.
    Thanks to state-of-the-art print and embossing technology, vinyl can replicate both the look and texture of natural materials such as hardwood, limestone, slate and ceramic.


  • Vinyl’s appeal goes beyond good looks. It’s one of the easiest floors to live with, requiring a minimum of maintenance.
    Its soft, cushy feel is easy to stand on, kind to backs and knees, and forgiving when objects are dropped.


  • Vinyl tiles and planks can be more cost effective because there is no need to replace an entire floor due to damage. Individual tiles and planks can be easily removed and replaced.


  • They also offer the same great color and design options as carpet, tile, and wood floors with much more durability.


  • Vinyl tiles and planks allow you to use different styles together and design your own floor!


  • Best of all, vinyl is one of the most economical flooring choices you can make for your home.