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Carpet in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Carpet InstallationEveryone agrees that beautiful carpeting is wonderful! Carpet gives an experienced designer the latitude to work with an endless variety of moods, colors and textures when decorating a space. Carpet can accommodate any color scheme. For a comfortable, livable feel, carpet is the ideal choice.

As important as the brand and color of carpet you select are the people you choose to install your new carpet flooring. At Greater Tennessee Flooring, we provide the top brands and the top people. We install all of our flooring ourselves. We don’t hire subcontractors to do the job and then disappear. Let us work with you to find the type of carpet that’s ideal for your decorating desires. Our giant inventories of top brands let you have your heart’s desire when it comes to carpeting. From traditional to country to formal, Greater Tennessee Flooring will provide carpeting that will enrich any interior setting and give you years of performance.

Of course, whatever type of carpet you choose, we also can provide the best padding and superior installation.

Types of Carpets

There are several Carpet Construction Types for you to choose from. The experienced professionals from Greater Tennessee Flooring will work with you and you can take advantage of their extensive knowledge and design expertise. Carpet Construction Types we offer include:

SAXONY
With a smooth, soft cut-pile surface, Saxony is always an excellent choice. It is known for being wonderfully versatile in performance and in appearance. Saxony works well with traditional rooms and is ideal for use in formal areas.

 

TEXTURED SAXONY
This variation of Saxony has a textured surface that helps hide footprints. This is an excellent choice for a wonderful and casual appearance. Textured Saxony is an extremely popular style that is ideal for active families. It can be used in any room, from bedrooms, recreation rooms, living rooms, dining rooms and more.

 

VELVETS
For the elegant setting, Velvets provides a gorgeous, fine, tips-sheared surface. For any fine home or upscale business, the elegant and formal style of Velvets is a bold and refined choice.

 

FRIEZE
Frieze is a construction type that products an extremely durable and long-wearing textured surface. This type contains highly twisted tufts that curl at the pile surface creating a “knobby” feel. Frieze is perfect for active rooms and active lifestyles.

 

CUT AND LOOP
For a distinctive, carved appearance, “cut and loop” is just right for a variety of room settings. Here’s a type of carpet that can really spice up a room. Cut and loop gives you a variety of surface levels. The available multi-colors help hide stains, and traffic. Very kid and pet friendly!

 

MULTI-LEVEL LOOP
The construction type called “multi-level loop” is available with several different levels of loops. Multi-level loop creates a unique looking pattern effect for a casual appearance. This type is super durable and hides traffic well.

 

LEVEL LOOP
Usually made with Olefin fiber, Level Loop features even, attractive loops that are all the same height. This type produces a fabulous and casual appearance and is extremely durable. Great for active family rooms, or basements

(Special Note About Berbers: Berbers are big, bulky yarns that are either produced in a level loop or multi-level loop carpet construction. Although many Berbers are made out of olefin fiber, some are made with nylon, or a blend of various carpet fibers.)

In addition to Construction Types, carpets are also distinguished by their FIBER types. Some basic types of Carpet Fiber are:

 

NYLON – This is the most popular synthetic carpet fiber used today. It offers tremendous value, performance, and ease of maintenance. Nylon lends itself to an unlimited assortment of styles and colors at reasonable prices. It provides brilliant colors and hides oil and traffic well.

 

OLEFIN – This fiber is also called polypropylene and is extremely popular in Berbers and level loops. Olefin carpets are highly resistant to stain, static, mold and mildew. They can be used for indoor or outdoor carpets, including outdoor turf. Its resistance to matting and crushing are not as good as a nylon fiber. Olefin carpets are mainly for areas of low traffic.

 

POLYESTER – Gives excellent color clarity with a soft feel to the carpet. Lacks the durability of a nylon carpet, but possesses excellent stain resistance.

 

ACRYLIC – Has a real wool look and appearance. Acrylic is used mainly in level loop, bath mats, and some velvet carpet styles. It offers good mold and mildew resistance with low static levels.

 

WOOL – Although somewhat expensive, wool still offers great bulk, performance, and an elegant look.

 

Carpet Brands We Carry


Shaw

We’ve been crafting beautiful floors since 1967, and Shaw’s respected leadership in the flooring industry has been earned through decades of exceptional quality, innovation, and service. In fact, retailers who sell our flooring have consistently named Shaw as the number one manufacturer in terms of quality, service, and design.

Infinity by American Showcase

You want a carpet that’s beautiful, long lasting and affordable…right? Infinity Nylon Carpet Fiber® by American Showcase features beautiful, soft, luxurious, durable styles made from this Abbey Carpet & Floor exclusive premium brand of nylon. The styles consist of Patterns, Textures, Twists and Loops, all compiled to make up this beautiful soft elegant collection.

With our exclusive Lifetime Warranties, you’ll enjoy this carpet for years to come. That’s a promise. Infinity Carpet is made in the USA for Abbey Carpet & Floor and has been Cradle-to-Cradle™ certified which means it never needs to go to the landfill.

Thanks to its exclusive Carpet to Carpet recycling process, Infinity Nylon Carpet Fiber®can be recycled back into new carpet again and again.

Mohawk

Ever since we rolled out the first Mohawk carpets in 1878, we’ve built quality into every flooring product we make. We continue that tradition today with revolutionary product innovation, award-winning design, and a talented team dedicated to outstanding service. We’re proud to assemble 100% of our carpet products in the United States—and proud to lead the industry as a trusted brand in flooring.

We take this leadership role seriously: Mohawk invests heavily in environmentally responsible practices, from developing renewably sourced products to keeping our facilities and delivery systems streamlined and efficient. We’re dedicated to running our business in the best way we can, and to making a positive impact in our communities.

It’s all part of our mission to create innovative products that make life better… and to bring you the best floor possible.

Alexander Smith

The Alexander Smith Carpet Collection features a large assortment of styles with exquisite design and luxurious colors, while carrying our exclusive Lifetime Warranty! This is our way of ensuring our customers can enjoy their carpet for years to come. Take a look! We are confident after perusing through our large variety of patterns, textures, cables, shags, friezes, velvets, and thick ‘n’ thin constructions, you will find exactly what you’re looking for.

Karastan

Karastan carpets are known for artistry, innovation and craftsmanship. Our sophisticated carpet styles range from traditional to contemporary looks and work great in today’s home, home office or business environment.

Nourison

Nourison is the leading multi-category resource in today’s floor covering market. Our company offers comprehensive programs from signature handmade area rug collections such as Nourison 2000, to prestige designer lines like Calvin Klein, to the best-selling powerloom carpets of Ashton House, to the Grand Parterre collection which represents an unparalleled level of luxury and sophistication in broadloom construction.

Throughout the United States and Europe, prominent retailers rely on Nourison for merchandise assortments recognized for their unique combination of beauty, craftsmanship, and value in virtually every price and construction category.

With a consistent and monumental backup inventory on over 4500 sku’s in area rugs alone, Nourison ships over 95% of our orders within 48 hours. This commitment to maintaining an outstanding in-stock position is a special point of pride throughout the company. Nourison’s state-of-the-art website makes doing business with us as easy and convenient as turning on a computer screen. With the click of a mouse, retailers can check our stock, place an order, and check their order status, all without leaving the office.

Milliken

Milliken is a different kind of company, fueled by innovation and committed to design. Day in and day out, we’re invigorated by the challenge of creating fresh approaches to what we do, to what we create and to how we deliver.

By combining design with unique technologies and great insights, we make floor coverings that are more colorful and more customizable, tougher and longer lasting, softer and more sustainable. We love what we do and are inspired by the power and beauty that meaningful design can deliver.

Milliken Floor Covering is part of Milliken, one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company.

With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world, to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable.

Stanton

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Founded in 1980 by Sy Cohen, Stanton Carpet Corporation was built on the mission to create a brand that was synonymous with style and value for the decorative market. He has met that mission with what is recognized today as one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and importers of decorative, high-quality branded carpet and custom rugs.

Today Stanton is a portfolio company of Norwest Equity Partners, a private equity firm based out of Minneapolis, MN. Stanton’s three quality carpet divisions represent all key facets of the soft flooring arena: Stanton Carpet, Royal Dutch Carpets and Antrim Carpet. Each division boasts its own branded product line that can be viewed at over 5,000 retail partners nationwide.

Momeni

Momeni Inc. was formed and founded by patriarch, Haji Momeni in 1975 and is now celebrating over 40 years of business. Momeni began in Haji’s eldest sons college dormitory. Haji would send bales of One-of-a-Kind Area Rugs from Hamadan, Iran for his son to sell. A business strategy, that worked!

Within a short period of time Haji and his son Ahmad traveled throughout the US from state to state, selling rugs to retailers. In short, Momeni was formed and began producing High-End Hand Knotted Area Rugs from Romanian, China, India and Pakistan.

In the early 1990s Momeni Inc. started producing more aggressively priced soft goods, such as, Hooked Rugs, Hand Tufted Rugs and Machine Made Rugs.

At the turn of the century, Momeni began producing and manufacturing High-End Wool Machine Made Rugs and Roll Runners, and in 2011, Momeni expanded again into High-End Broadloom and Custom Area Rugs.

Oriental Weavers

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Oriental Weavers is the U.S. division of The Oriental Weavers Group, the world’s largest producer of carpet and area rugs with manufacturing and distribution facilities on five continents. Headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, Oriental Weavers and its subsidiaries have continually delivered products synonymous with quality and value for more than 40 years.

From pellet production and fiber extrusion to design and weaving, Oriental Weavers celebrates complete supply chain autonomy and maintains absolute quality control from concept to completion.

Innovative designs and production technology enable us to transform the highest quality materials into a wide selection of products that can be enjoyed for years, but are affordable enough to replace as often as you redecorate.

From bold contemporary to soothing traditional, Oriental Weavers wall to wall pattern carpet designs deliver a fresh splash of color and style to any room’s decor. Kensington wool/nylon broadloom includes a generous array of soft neutrals and earth tones as well as bright and vibrant colors available in literally hundreds of combinations. This long-lasting, fade-resistant fiber naturally resists, hides and releases soils and stains and is constructed for even the most demanding, high-traffic environments. Weavelon polypropylene broadloom is beautifully crafted with soft and luxurious, worry-free synthetic fiber that delivers exceptional ease of care and unsurpassed stain and fade resistance. Inherently anti-static, Weavelon is also anti-microbial to help prevent the growth of mold and mildew. And, our proprietary eco-friendly manufacturing method produces outstanding quality without the use of toxic chemicals.

American Showcase

For more than two decades, American Showcase has symbolized elegance and quality, a promise of long-term enjoyment and long-term satisfaction. These fine products offer exceptional beauty and value, so our customers can rest assured their new floor is a valuable acquisition that will last.

Additionally, the American Showcase brand offers only the finest quality products offered in the market today. Products are hand-picked by our merchandising team, focusing on distinct qualities in styling, coloring and exceptional performance. Our strict standards must be met in all product categories.

The American Showcase Carpet Collection features a vast array of patterns, textures, cables, shags, friezes, and velvets, each carrying our exclusive Lifetime Warranty! In addition to the obvious quality found within each style, our Lifetime Warranty is just another way we can assure our customers they have made the right decision.

Legendary Beauty

Look no further, Legendary Beauty has all you’re looking for and more! Plush, long-lasting, healthy carpet, featuring the softest fibers you can imagine. Legendary Beauty is also resistant to mold, mildew, stains and odors to help your home feel cleaner. And this is just the beginning.

The Legendary Beauty Carpet Collection offers a large assortment of styles with superior durability and exquisite design while carrying our exclusive Lifetime Stain, Soil and Wear Warranty. Each style is hand-selected to ensure top-quality and performance. Our unmatched selection of colors combined with superior fade resistance, treated with Magic Fresh and Silver Release Antimicrobial Carpet Treatment is sure to meet your needs of fashion, beauty and everyday practicality.

Premier Stainmaster Carpet Collection

The absolute ultimate ingredient in the finest quality broadloom carpet is Premier Stainmaster carpet fiber. Backed by our superior Lifetime Stain, Soil and Wear Warranty, carpet made of Premier Stainmaster carpet fiber stays 30% cleaner and lasts 50% longer than other carpet. Luxurious styles, trendsetting colors, and the most durable, easy to maintain carpets are available in the Premier Stainmaster Carpet Collection.

Softique

Softique Nylon is one of the latest innovative carpet fiber brands to hit the market. It features incredible softness for luxurious comfort and presents uncompromising durability due to a proprietary yarn process.

Always created with 100% premium nylon, Softique carpet is known for its incredible permanence, its excellent stain and fade resistance, and its appearance retention. So much so, that every Softique Nylon carpet carries our exclusive Lifetime Stain, Soil and Wear Warranty.

In simpler terms, this means Softique Nylon has a higher resilience and stronger fiber surface, so your new carpet is extra strong, extra durable, and better able to withstand active lifestyle challenges. Nothing feels better to the touch than Softique Nylon carpet.

Carpet Care & Cleaning

Regular Vacuuming Dry soil that gets into your carpet from daily use includes particles that have tiny razor-like edges that cut and dull the fibers of your carpet. That is why regular vacuuming of your carpet, especially in areas that get the most traffic, is your first line of defense in keeping your new carpet looking great. You should vacuum the entire carpeted area a minimum of twice per week.

Removing any loose soil by vacuuming is important so that the soil is not worked into the carpet pile by foot traffic. Remember, it is easier to remove loose soil right away by vacuuming rather than let the soil become embedded in the carpet.

Deep Cleaning While regular vacuuming is the most important cleaning activity, deep extraction cleaning will become necessary to remove stubborn or embedded soil. You can talk to the experts at Greater Tennessee Flooring about the best ways to deep clean your carpet. Your carpet should be dry- or wet-extraction cleaned a minimum of every 12 or 18 months before it shows soiling. You should use a cleaning method recommended by the carpet manufacturer to maintain their warranty.


Natural fibers may require specialized care. Here’s some advice on cleaning natural fiber carpeting:

Wool – When cleaning wool fibers, be gentle. Excessive agitation and excessive heat should be avoided. Wool will be damaged by bleaches and alkaline. So it’s important to clean wool with neutral detergents (pH 5.0-8.0). Dry the fibers quickly to limit yellowing or browning.

Cotton/Rayon – Cotton and rayon are cellulosic fibers and may be cleaned using all cleaning methods. Avoid using alkaline solutions that may cause the fibers to brown. Don’t overwet this type of carpet, since that may cause shrinking. Avoid excessive agitation.

Silk – It is important to note that silk should be cleaned using a dry cleaning process. Silk fibers will be damaged by high temperatures, so use cool water. Also, avoid cleaners with a high pH (>9). We recommend that you leave the cleaning of silk fibers to carpet cleaning professionals.

Synthetic Fibers – For cleaning carpet made from synthetic fibers, it is important to rely on the carpet manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific brand. We recommend cleaning agents designed especially for stain resistant carpet cleaning. BE SURE to follow the directions for dilution and application. Accidentally putting cleaners on full strength from the bottle may damage your carpet. Never use soap, laundry detergent, automatic dishwasher detergent, or any of the strong household cleaning agents intended for use on hard surfaces such as woodwork, linoleum, or tile. Of course, as with any cleaning of carpet, for best cleaning results, always prevacuum the area first and apply a preconditioning solution.

More Carpet Cleaning

Dry Extraction (Polymer Compound) Method
An absorbent compound saturated with detergents and solvents is brushed in and around the fibers with specially-designed machines or brushes. The compound attaches to the soil particles, and both the soil and compound are then removed by vacuuming.

Dry Foam Extraction Method
In dry foam cleaning, a detergent solution is whipped into foam and applied to the carpet. The foam is worked into the carpet by hand brushing or by a machine with reel-type brushes. Then, the carpet is vacuumed.

Hot Water Extraction Method
This is often called “steam cleaning.” Areas of heavy use are preconditioned to suspend ground-in soil, and then a pressurized cleaning solution is injected into the pile. Then, the machine immediately extracts the solution with the soil in it. If you choose “steam cleaning,” you should follow the directions carefully and avoid overwetting. A tip to help the carpet dry more quickly is to place fans in the room or to turn the building air system fan to the “on” position.


Here are some more Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind when wet cleaning your carpet:

Remove furniture from the room before cleaning. If this is not possible, place plastic film under and around the legs of chairs, tables and other furniture to prevent rust or furniture stains from developing on the carpet and to protect your furniture.

Use only the recommended cleaning solution strength for cleaning products. Read instructions carefully. Different products have different instructions. Be sure to carefully rinse all detergent or cleaners from the carpet to prevent accelerated resoiling.

Don’t overwet the carpet. Overwetting may cause separation of the backing, separation of the seams, shrinkage, discoloration, and odor.

Your carpet must not stay wet for an extended period of time. The carpet should be dry within 12 hours. Provide proper ventilation or use fans to quickly dry the carpet and exhaust any solution-related fragrances.

Important: Allow the carpet to dry completely before walking on it.

Ask the experts at Greater Tennessee Flooring to tell you more about the Care & Cleaning of your specific brand of new carpet. They can also clean your carpet for you professionally!

Greater Tennessee Flooring also offers Capture® Carpet Cleaner by Milliken. These great products are among the world’s premier family of carpet cleaning products. Ask us about the Capture product line that will help keep your carpets and rugs looking their best!

The Capture dry cleaning system makes it quick, safe and easy for you to get professional quality carpet cleaning results every time you vacuum. The Capture product is a dry cleaning powder made of thousands of tiny particles that look and act like tiny sponges. These “sponges” absorb dirt, spills, spots, odors, and even allergens on contact, leaving your carpet clean and dry. We can provide you with The Capture Carpet Clean Care Kit, which includes everything you need to clean spots, entrance ways, traffic lanes, and even entire rooms!


We carry the complete line of products for your carpet by Milliken, including:

  • Capture Care Kit – Your all-in-one kit to keep all your carpets and rugs clean.
  • Spot Eliminator – This aerosol works great on grease and oil based stains.
    Spot & Stain Remover – A liquid spray that is tough on even the most difficult stains like ketchup, wine, and mustard.
  • Pet Stain & Odor Neutralizer – The perfect product for taking care of all types of organic-based pet stains.
  • Steam Clean Detergent – Maximize your wet extraction machine with this powerful detergent.

To find out more about Milliken products for your carpet, click here.


Spot Removal Chart

The very first step should always be to scoop up or blot excess.

Spot
Order of Treatment
Other Treatments
Step1 Step2 Step3
Alcoholic beverages 1 2
Bleach 1 3
Blood 1 2
Butter 4 2
Candle wax

Absorbent paper and hot iron

Chewing gum 5 4
Chocolate 2 3 6
Coffee 1 2 4
Colas and soft drinks 7 2
Cooking oils 4 2
Cream 2 4
Egg 2
Felt tip pen 7 2 8
Floor wax 4
Fruit juice 1 2
Furniture polish 4 2 3
Gravy and sauces 7 2
Ink (fountain pen) 1 2
Ink (ball point) 4 9 2
Ketchup 7 2
Lipstick 4 2
Mercurochrome 2 3 6 Repeat Step 2
Milk 7 4 2
Mustard 2
Nail polish 8 4
Oil and grease 4 2
Paint (latex) 2 3 4
Paint (oil) 9 4 2
Rust 4 2 10
Salad dressing 2 4
Shoe polish 4 2
Soot 4 2 3
Tar 4
Tea 1 2 4
Urine (fresh) 1 2
Urine (old) 2 3 6
Vomit 2
Wine 11 1 2
Unknown material 4 12 2

Type of Treatment*

1. Cold Water

2. Detergent solution

3. Ammonia solution

4. Solvent

5. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in plastic bag. Pick or scrape some off.

6. Vinegar solution

7. Warm water

8. Clear nail polish remover (preferably acetone)

9. Alcohol or methylated spirits mineral turpentine

10. Rust Remover

11. Absorbent powder (e.g. salt, talc or proprietary absorbent powders.)

12. Absorbent cleaner (Host® or Capture®)*

*References to proprietary products or specific companies is for informational purposes only. Be sure to read labels and follow directions carefully.

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