Planning A Carpet Purchase

What do I need to know about today’s carpet?

It’s important to know that carpet likely has changed dramatically and for the better since the last time you invested in it. Olson Rug & Flooring can help you with your carpet shopping; we’ve been providing carpet at in the Chicago area since 1874 – longer than every carpet & flooring brand now in existence! That means we’ve learned a lot about carpet and can answer with authority your questions about construction, durability, design and installation.

What’s new?

New carpet fibers with long-wear technologies for greater durability and longer warranties. Plus, carpets that range from classic designs in wools to modern and contemporary patterns and colors using today’s eco-friendly technologies. Did you know Shaw Carpets with Lifeguard backing and R2X are both waterproof and the most stain resistant nylon carpets made today?

What about carpet brands?

Olson Rug carries top-quality, brand-name carpets from carpet mills like: Mohawk, Karastan, Shaw, Tuftex, Masland, Royal Dutch, Stanton, Kane, and Stainmaster™.

What about carpet installation?

At Olson Rug we don't skimp or cut corners. We have some of the best carpet installers in Chicago who are true craftsmen that know how to install custom carpets in any room, hallway or stairs. Installing carpets on curved stairways is an art that our carpet installers possess.

What about cleaning and maintenance?

Relax. Today’s carpets are engineered right from the start to be durable long past the time you tire of the design; they‘re much easier to maintain with tremendous new advances in stain and soli protection making them ever before. Fibers may be soft, but they also are tough; our warranties reflect that. The materials that go into the fibers, added advancements in manufacturing technology, the twist of the fiber and even the new backings all contribute to long life and easy maintenance. And let’s not forget those new and healthier cleaning materials designed just for carpet. Most quality carpet requires periodic professional cleaning to keep those amazing warranties intact. Ask us who we recommend in your area.

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