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The Next Generation of Flooring: Rigid Core

We’ve been in the flooring industry for more than 30 years. In that time, we’ve seen many changes. Flooring manufacturers continue to push the envelope with new technology. One of the most recent advancements in the flooring industry is rigid core. We believe this is the next generation of flooring!

What is rigid core?
Rigid core flooring, also known as vinyl composite core, combines the best features of both laminate and luxury vinyl. The boards are rigid planks with a joint system that clicks together like laminate, but they are constructed from a water-resistant vinyl composite material that gives them the “install it anywhere” flexibility of vinyl flooring.

Rigid Core Flooring Twin CitiesWhat are the benefits of rigid core flooring?

  • Durability
    Rigid core flooring is made to withstand heavy use. It’s strong core allows it to have greater indentation resistance than other luxury vinyl. The flooring is also enhanced with protective polyurethane allowing it to resist scratches and dents.
  • Waterproof
    Water won’t penetrate rigid core flooring! Liquids bead up on top, allowing you to mop it up and prevent any damage or staining.
  • Easy Installation
    Rigid core flooring requires much less floor prep than other types of flooring. It has the ability to hide subfloor imperfections. The planks easily click together and can be cut with a utility knife. It’s an easy installation for either a professional or an avid do-it-yourselfer.
  • Dimensional Stability
    With it’s unique core design, rigid core flooring provides flexibility to adjust to tight spaces while maintaining the necessary rigidity to allow for use over imperfect floors.

Where can it be used?
Rigid core flooring is a great option for both residential and commercial spaces. Due to its durability and resistance to indentation, this flooring is ideal for commercial spaces with high foot traffic and active homes. It can stand the abuse of daily wear and tear while still looking great.

What types of rigid core flooring are available?
At Hopkins Carpet One, we currently have three manufacturers with rigid core flooring.

  • ProGen by Tarkett
  • Evoke by Kentwood
  • Set In Stone by Shaw

Each of these manufacturers creates various colors, textures and looks in a variety of lengths and widths. You can get the look of stone or wood. You are sure to find a rigid core flooring that can match your design and décor.

If you are ready to try to the next generation of flooring, come visit our showroom. One of our experienced flooring professionals will be happy to show you the rigid core flooring samples we have available and help you find the perfect fit for your home or business. If you would like more information, give us a call at 952-933-8944.

Fall Sales and Specials at Hopkins Carpet One

It’s fall! Time for cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and pumpkin spice! For many homeowners, fall is a great time to make updates to their home, including the flooring. At Hopkins Carpet One, we have several opportunities for you to do just that while also saving money! We currently have specials on several brands of carpet and hardwood.

So if the new season is calling for an update to your home’s flooring, stop in to see samples and find the perfect fit for your needs. In the meantime, we will give you a breakdown of all our current carpet and hardwood specials and ways you can save.

Tigressa H2O Carpet
Tigressa H2O carpet is currently on sale! Tigressa H20 is made for active homes. This revolutionary carpet offers waterproof construction that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and subfloor. If you have pets, kids or frequent messes, this may be the carpet for you. The special pricing on Tigress H2O extends through November 30.

Fabrica Carpet in Hopkins MNMasland & Fabrica Carpet
Select styles of nylon and wool carpet from both Masland and Fabrica are currently on sale. Wool carpet provides texture and warmth, while controlling noise and using natural materials. Nylon is one of the most commonly used carpet fibers, offering a wide range of styles and colors. Whatever your preference, you can get quality carpet for your home this season at a great price from both Masland and Fabrica. The sale lasts through November 25.

Innovia Carpet
Another great carpet option for active homes, Innovia Touch Xtreme Clean offers permanent stain protection built into every fiber. Whether you spill food, fruit juice or chocolate syrup, the built-in stain protection never washes off! Most stains clean up easily with plain water. It’s constructed with a patented natural-based fiber that is precision engineered for permanent stain prevention. If you are interested in this tough carpet, now is the time to get it! We have special pricing through November 13. In addition, you can get 18-month special financing rates.

Mirage Hardwood Twin Cities MNMirage Hardwood
If you are looking for hardwood for your home, Mirage is currently offering a customer rebate of $.50 per square foot. They offer a variety of species, colors and textures to suit your style. All of their flooring is designed and manufactured in North America using the finest quality hardwood from certified and responsibly managed forests. The manufacturer rebate is good through November 25.


If you are ready to update your flooring, right now is a great time! Visit our showroom in Hopkins to visit with an experienced flooring professional and see samples, or give us a call at 952-933-8944 for more information.

Cherish by Tigressa: Soft, Chic & Renewable

Are you in the market for carpeting that is as stylish as it is durable and environmentally friendly? Look no further than Cherish by Tigressa! Many local homeowners look to this type of carpeting because it combines the best of all worlds. You could even call it a triple threat! It offers style, softness and environmental benefits unmatched by any other carpeting.

tigressa carpet

At Hopkins Carpet One, we carry Tigressa carpet for the Twin Cities and are proud of its many amazing benefits. As experts in Tigressa carpet, we would like to provide you with a few of the reasons we think this carpet makes an excellent choice for any home!

First of all, this carpet is so smooth, so soft and so chic you’ll cherish it for years to come. You’ll love feeling it beneath your feet and seeing it enhance your home’s decorum for a long, long time. Featuring a one-of-a-kind blend of softness and strength, Tigressa Cherish offers a satiny smooth feel with all of the performance benefits of the finest nylon available in today’s carpet.


What makes Cherish by Tigressa so soft? With fibers that are 75% finer than the current soft carpet standards, you get thousands of micro strands per single square inch, making a carpet that is unmatched in luxurious plush softness.


Cherish nylon is also crafted from recycled resources and is renewable making it environmentally friendly. Utilizing an innovative yarn engineering system with advanced color technology, the rich nature-inspired hues of Tigressa Cherish will not fade over time.


Tigressa carpet comes in a variety of styles, patterns and colors making it perfect to match with a variety of homes and décor. No matter your home’s décor you are sure to find the perfect Tigressa carpet to match.

You can come to the showroom at Hopkins Carpet One and we will be happy to show you samples and tell you even more about this lovely, beautiful and durable carpeting from Tigressa. The experts at Hopkins Carpet One are ready and willing to help you find the perfect style for you, your home and your family’s needs.

Are you ready to learn more about Tigressa carpet for your Twin Cities home or about any of the other types of carpeting we offer? Call Hopkins Carpet One at 952-933-8944, or you can feel free to Visit Our Showroom.

Best of Both Worlds: Invincible Luxury Vinyl Tile Offers both Style & Durability

When you’re ready to update your interior design with luxurious new flooring that doesn’t require much maintenance, be sure you check out Invincible Luxury Vinyl Tile for your Minneapolis home. Dent, scratch, scuff and stain resistant; it is a high tech blend of style, natural looks and textures combined with cutting edge technology. This is one of the toughest, most resilient brands in flooring available. As experts in luxury vinyl tile, we wanted to provide a rundown of the many benefits to choosing Invincible Luxury Vinyl Tile for your home and what we love most about it.

invincible luxury vinyl tile

Naturally Stylish

Give your home’s interior a classic look of wood or tile with Invincible Vinyl Luxury Tile. And, it’s unique 4-sided locking system means it’s easy to create a unique pattern or even combine tile and wood designs! This collection has the appearance of real wood or tile and is also easy to install over existing floors. Its click vinyl planks offer you a beautiful and durable floor that can be installed anywhere in the home. The style possibilities are absolutely endless with Invincible Luxury Vinyl Tile! Stop by the showroom and we can show you all the styles we have in stock and help you choose the right one for your unique home.

Water Resistant

This collection is 100% water resistant and made with the strongest and tightest water resistant and dust proof joint available in luxury flooring. This flooring won’t shrink, expand, curl or gap.

Invincible Luxury Vinyl Tile is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other rooms where water and moisture is present. Its unique whole board interlocking system also means it won’t pull apart; making it a must-have for high traffic areas including those frequented by wheelchairs and walkers.

Sound Proofing

Invincible Luxury Vinyl Table is able to meet mandatory acoustic ratings without the need for extra padding. This makes it perfect for apartments and other multi-unit housing units where sound proofing is a must.

invincible luxury vinyl tileEase of installation

Thanks to its revolutionary 4-sided Dreamclick Locking system it can be installed in no time. Every board is cut with computerized technology to ensure that your boards fit perfectly together. Its click vinyl planks offer you a beautiful and durable floor that can be installed anywhere in your home and even on top of an existing floor.

Are you ready to discover the many benefits of this incredible, invincible flooring? Stop by our showroom today or call Hopkins Carpet One at 952-933-8944 or Contact Us for a free estimate.


Tuftex Area Rugs: Chic, Durable Style at 20% Off

Are you looking to bring texture, color, warmth and style to your home? Accent your new hard surface floor with the Tuftex rug of your choice. At Hopkins Carpet One, we are offering 20% off Tuftex bound or serged pre-made area rugs with the purchase of any hard surface install. Whether you are looking for an area rug or wall-to-wall carpeting, Tuftex carpet for your Orono home offers many exciting benefits and we’d like to discuss them all here with you.


Tuftex carpet by Shaw is perfect for the most highly trafficked areas of the home including stairs, hallways, bedrooms, living rooms, offices, dining rooms and more. Its durable nylon construction and fun, fashionable patterns make it a great way to spruce up the areas of the home you live in the most. With built-in stain resistance, it is perfect for any homeowner who doesn’t want to sacrifice style for function.

tuftex carpetApplications

Tuftex Carpet’s fun, fashionable patterns and durability makes them perfect for a variety of applications, especially area rugs! Simply choose your style, select the size and we can create the perfect area rug for any room in your home. And, since Tuftex carpet comes in a variety of colors, patterns and styles, you are sure to find the perfect match for your unique décor. Stop by our showroom and we can show you all of the area rugs we have to offer.
Looking for wall-to-wall carpeting? Tuftex carpet is great for a variety of rooms and can bring unparalleled style and durability to the most high trafficked areas in the home. We can help you choose the best carpeting for your needs and have our professional installation team install it for you. We can discuss all aspects of selecting a new carpet; from the cushioning beneath it to the scheduling of your installation.


The style possibilities are endless! From neutral textures to pops of pattern, there are a variety of styles to choose from. Complement your home’s unique décor with the right Tuftex carpet or area rug and you will enjoy its beauty for years to come.

We would love to tell you more about this amazing carpeting. Are you ready to learn more about Tuftex carpet for your Orono home? 20% off Tuftex bound or serged pre-made area rugs with the purchase of any hard surface install! Call Hopkins Carpet One at 952-933-8944 or Visit Our Showroom in Hopkins.