Choose the carpet you've always wanted

Carpet flooring has a reputation for softness, comfort, and stunning beauty. And you'll find all these to be accurate for every product in this material line. In addition, there are plenty of options to choose from to cater to your specific needs, whatever they are.

If you need the perfect visual, you'll find it here. But you'll also find durability that might surprise you. And all that, with an excellent lifespan that could serve you for up to 20 years or more.

Consider the best decor match for your home

An excellent carpet and decor match is easy to create when you have all the color and texture options. Fibers and textures also contribute to the appearance, with depth and longevity included.

If this is your first time buying carpeting, you'll want to look at your options. Consider Berber, frieze, shag, or many others available to you. Also, ask about fiber types, heights, and added extras to make your floors unique.

You'll get durability that serves every need

For years, having pets meant choosing a hard surface flooring for the best results. However, carpet offers pet-specific stain and odor prevention, built right into the fibers. And with this kind of protection, you can be sure there's more.

Built-in stain protection means these floors are perfect even for high-traffic areas. But you can always use runners and area rugs to keep more traffic off the surface of these floors. No matter what level of protection you need, you'll find it here.

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We have the carpet flooring you need

When you need a trustworthy carpet store in Portland, OR, visit us at Metro Floors Inc. Our experienced associates are standing by to help you find the perfect floors. And when you share your vision with us, we'll take care of the rest.

We cater to residents from Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA from our showroom in Portland, OR. And we look forward to working toward your best floors. Please stop by today to find out more about the carpet you'll find here.

Why use carpet?

  • Cut pile: This carpet gets its durability through the fiber used, the density of the tufts, and the twist of the yarn. There are four popular styles to choose from: textured plush, Saxony, frieze, and cable.
  • Plush: This has a smooth and even finish, providing a more formal look.
  • Textured: This style uses low density fibers of uneven heights. The resulting look hides dirt with an informal look, but it is not suited for high traffic areas.
  • Saxony: This has a smooth and even finish, but the fibers are longer than a textured plush, and the fibers have a twist. Though this is the most popular style of carpet on the market, it has a tendency to show footprints and other marks more than other carpets.
  • Frieze: This carpet style features long fibers with more twists, so the resulting texture is informal. It hides foot prints and other marks easier than other carpets, but is generally not suited for high traffic areas. If the piles are longer, it is called "shag."
  • Cable: This style of carpet is made with thicker and longer fibers to provide a more "cozy" feel to the carpet when walked on.
  • Loop pile: Loop pile carpets do not cut the yarn tips, making the loops visible. They are durable in construction, and are considered an "all-purpose" carpet. There are various styles to choose from including: level loop, patterned multi-level loop, and cut and loop.
  • Level loop or Berber: This carpet style features packed short looped fibers. This provides a durable surface for high trafficked areas with an informal appearance. Some color flecks in the fiber may make it easier to hide dirt, but the height of the fibers may make the seams more visible.
  • Patterned multi-level loop: This carpet style features loops of varying heights to create a texture and or pattern.
  • Cut & loop: This carpet style is a mixture between cut pile and loop pile fibers. The variant makes for a textured appearance that is ideal for highly trafficked areas. As an added bonus, this type of carpet also hides dirt and stains.
Luxury carpet in Portland, OR from Metro Floors Inc

Types of carpet fibers

Carpet is made from various synthetic and natural fibers. Each has different characteristics. Nylon is the most popular. It’s durable and resistant to wear. It’s not good at fighting stains, so some varieties include a stain-resistant treatment. Olefin is resistant to moisture, mold, and mildew and makes a good carpet for basements and outdoors. It’s tougher than nylon, but not as comfortable to walk on. Acrylic is often used as an inexpensive alternative to wool. It’s not widely available. Wool is the premier carpeting and the only natural fiber made into carpets. It’s durable and stain-resistant, and it’s considered an ecofriendly floor covering.

Judging quality

There’s no universal grading for carpet quality, so beware of manufacturer’s claims to offer one. Instead, consider weight and density. Weight indicates how many fibers are present in the carpet. The more fibers, the heavier the weight and the higher the quality of the carpet. Density shows how many fibers are in the pile and how closely packed the fibers are. The denser, the better. You can "field test" density with your fingers — if you can feel the carpet backing, the carpet won’t be very dense.