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Carpet (Carpeting)

Did you know?
  • Carpet was once a Turkish art form.
  • Wool is eco–friendly.
  • 96% of carpet today is synthetic.
  • Moquette is wall–to–wall carpeting
  • Going green? Ask about the glue.
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Nothing says comfort like carpet. If you're thinking about installing carpet, please take some time to look around this section on About Carpet. Installation tips, frequently asked questions and other detailed information on carpeting can be found by using the tabs at the top and to the left of the page. Our estimator tool will give you an idea of how much carpet you'll need for the job, while the buying checklist will provide you with valuable questions to ask your local flooring retailer. wants to be sure the information you need is right at your fingertips!

What is carpet? defines carpet as "a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors." There are many carpet types to choose from; and is here to guide you through the assortment of styles, fibers and colors available.

Are you interested in installing a new Berber carpet, a popular style of carpet known for its durability? Do you want your new carpet to be made from nylon, cotton, wool or a different fiber? Let be your one–stop resource for making these and other essential carpeting decisions. We've done the research for you, and it is available for FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at

Carpet Resources

How does carpet compare to other flooring choices? Wondering if carpet is right for you? To determine the suitability of this flooring product refer to the other carpet sections of® to learn about the history of carpeting; how carpet is made; and whether you should hire an installation professional or do-it-yourself.

The following articles and blogs will keep you up–to–date on what's cool in carpet:

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Carpet Flooring Information | Help
  • Types – There's more to consider than just color, learn all about the many types of carpet available.
  • Care – Keep your carpet in pristine condition with these basic tips on cleaning and care.
  • Buying Guide – Consult our buying guide for everything you need to know before you buy.
  • Flooring Estimator Tools – Use our estimator tool to determine how much flooring material you'll need for your project.
  • Installation Guide – DIY types will find a helping hand in our in–depth carpet installation guide.
  • FAQs – Find all your basic questions about carpet answered here.
  • Glossary – Keep your carpet looking new with these basic tips on cleaning and care.