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Why Choose Carpet Flooring?

Carpet flooring offers unmatched versatility and comfort, making it an ideal choice for any home. Here’s why carpet flooring remains a popular option:

Versatile Styles:

Carpet flooring comes in a plethora of styles to suit any aesthetic, from formal and elegant to casual and contemporary. Our Cornelius store boasts an extensive selection, ensuring you’ll find the perfect carpet to match your vision.


Among various flooring options, carpet flooring is notably budget-friendly. It offers an economical solution for transforming the ambiance of any room or home, with lower per square foot costs compared to hardwood or tile.

Easy Maintenance:

Keeping your carpet flooring in top condition is straightforward with these steps:

  • Regular Vacuuming: This simple action keeps your carpet clean and fresh.
  • Prompt Spill Management: Address spills quickly to prevent stains.
  • Annual Professional Cleaning: Enhance your carpet’s longevity and appearance with professional care.

Explore our range of low-maintenance carpets, including the Mohawk SmartStrand Carpet, for even easier upkeep.

Unparalleled Comfort:

There’s nothing quite like the softness of carpet flooring underfoot. Ideal for creating a cozy, welcoming environment, it’s perfect for any space where comfort is key.

Health Advantages:

Contrary to some beliefs, carpet flooring can be beneficial for allergy sufferers. The fibers in carpets help trap and immobilize dust particles, reducing airborne allergens. Regular vacuuming effectively removes these trapped particles, maintaining a healthier indoor air quality.

At Modern Home Flooring & Paint in Cornelius, NC, we understand the importance of quality, comfort, and style in carpet flooring. Our selection is designed to meet diverse needs and preferences, ensuring you find the ideal carpet for your space. Visit us to explore the best in carpet flooring and experience the difference in comfort and style.

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Carpet Glossary

Understanding the various terms related to carpet flooring, especially when considering options in Cornelius, is essential. Here’s a guide to help you navigate through the terminology:

Action Bac™

A trademarked leno weave featuring slit film and spun polypropylene yarns, creating a stretchable, synthetic backing fabric for carpets.

Alkalinity Test

This test measures the pH level of concrete substrates to determine the suitability of direct floor covering adhesion.

Appearance Retention

Refers to a carpet’s ability to maintain its original look, color, and structural integrity. Often, issues with appearance retention are incorrectly attributed to wear.

Asphalt Tile

A type of floor tile made from a blend of synthetic fibers, lime rock, mineral fibers, and colorants, bound together with asphalt.

Backing Secondary

A fabric, typically jute or polypropylene, used to enhance a carpet’s dimensional stability by being laminated to its back.

Beck Dyeing

A dyeing method for fabric, usually in rope form, involving a tank and a reel, commonly used for tufted cut pile carpets.


A loop-style carpet, often in level loop or multi-level loop construction, sometimes featuring color flecks for contrast.

BCF (Bulk Continuous Filament)

Long, uninterrupted yarn strands used in carpet manufacturing.


A term for the spiral end of a stair rail forming a newel post.


The tendency of cut pile yarns to untwist and splay at the tuft tips.

Bonded Cushion

A type of carpet cushioning, either pre-attached to the carpet back (cushion backed carpet) or made from shredded, rebonded waste urethane (rebond).

Bowed Pattern

Visible curved lines in the width or length of patterned or plain carpet.


Occurs when a carpet doesn’t lay flat, showing ridges or ripples.

Cut/Loop Pile

A carpet style with carved definition, combining cut and loop piles. Offers multi-color effects to conceal soil and stains.

Face Weight

The amount of fiber per square yard of carpet, measured in ounces.


A cut pile carpet with a high twist level, where yarn strands curl at the ends, creating a textured, casual look.


The distance between needles in carpet manufacturing, measured in inches.

Loop Pile

Carpet yarn formed into loops, typically more durable in high-traffic areas than cut piles.

Matting & Crushing

The flattening effect on carpet under weight or in high-traffic areas.


Recycled polyester fiber used in carpet manufacturing.


A dense, smooth, soft cut pile carpet made with heat-set plied yarns.


A carpet pattern with varying pile heights, either in high-low loop or cut and loop combinations.


The joining area between two carpet pieces.

Secondary Backing

A material laminated to a tufted carpet’s back with latex adhesive, enhancing stability and strength.


A perceived color change in carpet due to wear or tuft distortion, not an actual color shift.


A deep pile carpet with long-cut yarns, typically more than ¾ inch high and less dense.


A carpet finishing process that removes loose ends and fibers, enhancing yarn tip definition.


A common characteristic in new carpets, where loose fibers come off. Regular vacuuming helps reduce shedding.


Distortion in carpet causing arcs across its width.


A durable, stain-resistant carpet fiber made with DuPont Sorona™ polymer, exclusively from Mohawk Carpet.

Soil Retardant

A chemical finish applied to carpets, preventing soil adherence.

Solution Dyeing

A dyeing process enhancing carpet fade resistance, where color is added during fiber production.

Space Dyed

Yarn dyed in alternating colors along its length.


Visible small tufts or loops in newly installed carpet, removable by trimming.

Spun Yarn

Fibers twisted together to form yarn.

Staple Yarn

Yarn made from spun, cut fiber lengths, offering styling flexibility and a good hand feel.

Stitch Rate

The density of yarn tufts in carpet, measured in tufts per inch.

Tip Shearing

A carpet finishing technique where higher loop tufts are cut, creating patterns and dimension.


Where different flooring types or materials meet.


A carpet manufacturing step where fiber is woven and penetrates the primary backing.


The number of yarn twists per inch, affecting carpet texture and performance.