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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.

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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.

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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.

Trend Alert! Patterns & Layouts in Vinyl Flooring

When you’re ready to update your interior design with luxurious new flooring, be sure you make an informed, stylish and timeless decision. There is a huge trend on the scene right now and its incredible versatility can make its way into almost any style home, from classic to modern.  Today’s latest trend in flooring is all about patterns. Use vinyl composition tile (VCT) to create patterns that evoke classic interior design with a modern twist. This is a fun, inexpensive and easy way to create a unique or classic backdrop for your residential space. And, the pattern possibilities are endless! Create patterns such as chevron, checkerboard or diamond for the bathroom, laundry room or kitchen for an impressive charm that’s as durable as it is stylish. Here at Hopkins Carpet One, we’ve seen this trend come to life in many local area homes and so we’ve put together a rundown of this major trend as well as some of its amazing benefits.

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People are getting ultra creative when it comes to the layout of their floor. While you’ll still see plenty of traditionally laid floors, many newer, updated and trendier homes will showcase patterned floors, often with custom patterns. And, no matter what color or brand of flooring matches your unique home, a pattern can still be created to fit right in with your décor.


As patterned layouts became more popular, so has the idea of creating something custom. Just the word “custom” already makes your home sound expensive. When you see a well thought-out custom flooring layout, it is clear that someone has put thought into conceptualizing the design.

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And, if you don’t have the eye for design, an expert at Hopkins Carpet One can help you choose and crate a VCT pattern that will not only look great, but actually enhance the overall look of the room.

With patterned VCT you also get durability in tandem with style; it’s the best of both worlds! VCT can stand up to a high amount of foot traffic and heavy use while still evoking style and charm.

There sure is a lot going on when it comes to layout and patterns right now. From, chevron to plank to checkerboard; you are sure to find the right pattern for you! Check out our Pinterest page for some flooring inspiration!

Interested in learning more about vinyl composition tile and flooring patterns for your home? Contact us at Hopkins Carpet One today by calling 952-933-8944, or Visit Our Showroom.

Natural Flooring by Forbo: A Green Solution with Style

Are you and your home going green? Are you planning to replace all of your appliances with energy efficient ones? Are all of your light bulbs now LEDs? Is your fridge fully stocked with local, organic ingredients? So, you’re giving your home a natural makeover – don’t forget to include the flooring! There is a new, incredible and stylish option in natural flooring from Forbo Flooring; Marmoleum. Green-minded Minneapolis residents are now remodeling their kitchens, bathrooms, play rooms, living rooms and more with Marmoleum! Unlike vinyl, this is an all-natural linoleum made primarily from linseed oil, which comes from the flax seeds. While it traditionally has been sought after by the chemically sensitive or those concerned about indoor-air quality, it is now also being sought after for its incredible style. Hopkins Carpet One now carries a wide variety of Forbo Flooring perfect for Minneapolis households looking to go au naturale. Here are a few of the many great benefits to selecting Forbo flooring for the modern home:

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Durability & Comfort

Forbo Flooring makes an excellent choice for high trafficked areas of the home, because in addition to looking great, it is also incredibly durable! And, it is very low maintenance! In addition to its natural ingredients, it is also quite comfortable underfoot!


Beyond the health benefits, the ability to create custom designs is a major factor driving product choice for the mid- to high-end remodels for homes and businesses alike. Forbo flooring has a modern, mid-century charm that instantly updates the look of your home while making it more eco-friendly.


Marmoleum is bio-based, non-toxic and the world’s most sustainable floor covering. From how they’re made to how they perform, Forbo flooring is truly sustainable, good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment. Forbo sticks to these Green Design principles: increase efficiency, reduce the use of virgin raw materials and always search for the most environmentally appropriate solution. They make their flooring in clean, efficient factories, powered by 100% renewable electricity.forbo flooring

There are so many great benefits to choosing Marmoleum by Forbo Flooring. And, with this incredible material, the style and application possibilities are endless! At Hopkins Carpet One, we have many great styles on display so stop on by to see and feel this amazing natural flooring option in person.

And, when you are ready to give your Minneapolios home a new, natural look with Forbo flooring, call Hopkins Carpet One at 952-933-8944 or Visit Our Store! We will be happy to assist you.




How New Flooring Can Help You Sell Your Home

If you are selling a home in the Twin Cities area, then you probably want to get the most value out of your home. After all, in today’s market there is a lot of competition. And one of the best ways to stand apart from the crowd is with beautiful new carpeting and flooring from Hopkins Carpet One. When selling a home, one of the features that many buyers notice first and focus much of their attention on will be the flooring. In fact flooring and carpeting can make or break the sale of a home. And, when the house is vacant, the flooring becomes even more obvious as it is the first thing you see when you walk in. New carpeting and flooring means one less thing the new homeowner will have to fix when they move in.

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There are so many reasons to consider installing new carpeting or flooring in your home before it even goes up on the market. And, we have put together some main points to consider before you do.

Where to Begin

Installing all new flooring where necessary is ideal but it is important to focus on key areas of the home that will get you the biggest return on your investment.

A few of the most important areas of a home are the kitchen and the bathrooms. The kitchen is the heart of many households and a place where people spend a great deal of time. This is magnified even more by a buyer who is into cooking or does a lot of entertaining. A large percentage of buyers are also looking for turn-key properties and are not looking to invest thousands of dollars into replacing the kitchen and bathroom floors. Choose neutral luxury vinyl, hardwood or laminate for a kitchen that will attract your buyer.

Carpet vs. Hardwood

This is something that is completely up to you and depends on the overall style of your home. Obviously hard surface flooring belongs in the kitchen or bathroom. But, other areas of the home are up for grabs. And, you might have noticed we didn’t say hardwood. Hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to any home but is not your only option in giving your home the style and elegance of hardwood. There are many styles of vinyl that resemble hardwood and can offer that elevated look of luxury while boasting lasting durability.

Carpeting and flooring that looks and feels great reassures the potential buyer that the home has been loved and cared for over the years. Plus, it helps to eliminate any potential issues with unexpected surprises that could result from old carpeting or flooring like odors, stains and more. A potential buyer wants to walk into a home and have the ability to see themselves and their loved ones living there.

Hopkins Carpet One is here to help the next time you are looking for new carpeting and flooring for a house you’re trying to sell. We have helped many Realtors like you get a house ready for sale. We do free in-home estimates too! Call Hopkins Carpet One at 952-933-8944, or you can feel free to Visit Our Showroom.