Consider the quality of the brand and appropriateness for the space in your home when you're comparing carpet samples. Carpet is a favorite flooring choice for basements and bedrooms, and many homeowners install it in bedrooms and family rooms. There are styles for every taste and space at America's Carpet Outlet, a carpet store that offers premium quality carpet in State College, PA. Karastan, Shaw, and Armstrong are a few of the brands you can find in our showroom.

Carpet quality


In general, high-quality carpet has a dense pile, which means that fibers are packed closely together. Carpeting is constructed by looping fibers onto a backing, and additional styles are created by cutting those fibers at the tips. Short loop pile styles are most durable since dirt does not become embedded in the fibers. Look for the TPI on cut pile styles. A 5.0 or 6.0 Turns Per Inch is an adequate twist to keep fibers from unraveling.

Type of space


Nylon has been the most popular carpet fiber for decades because it is so durable. It's an excellent choice for any room that is a hub of activity. Triexta is a newer fiber that is gaining a reputation for durability. If pets will be using the space, it's a good idea to consider a brand like Mohawk's pet-friendly SmartStrand. Also, think about what your soon-to-be carpeted room will be used for. Polyester is ideal if a room is used only by guests, soft and lustrous but less resilient.

Locally-owned America's Carpet Outlet installs carpet flooring in homes and businesses. Each flooring upgrade begins with an on-site estimate. We bring high-quality flooring and services to an area in Pennsylvania that includes Houserville, Boalsburg, Pine Grove Mills, and Park Forest Village. Our flooring specialists are friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to assist you with your carpet upgrade.