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Go Natural with Masland Wool Carpet

When it comes to purchasing carpet, you have a choice in the type of fiber used. The majority of carpet produced in the United States contains one of six pile fibers: nylon, polypropylene, acrylic, polyester, cotton or wool. Although making up only a small percentage of fiber used to make carpet, wool is a traditional favorite, offering a deep, rich look and feel.

At Hopkins Carpet One, we carry various brands and types of carpet to meet each customer’s needs. If you are looking for a natural, soft flooring choice in the Twin Cities, consider Masland wool carpet.

Wool carpet has excellent resilience and durability. Many synthetic fibers try to duplicate the characteristics of wool, but you can’t beat the real, natural fiber. Wool cleans especially well, provides beautiful colors and adds a warm, soft feel underfoot.

Masland wool carpet, also known as strong wool, is an excellent choice for anyone seeking wool carpet. Other benefits of this carpeting include the following:

Masland Wool Carpet Twin CitiesAir Purification
Wool carpet has the ability to absorb potentially harmful indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.

Humidity Control
Wool’s chemical structure gives it the ability to actively absorb and desorb moisture and to gain and release heat depending on the external and internal environment – thus buffering a room against environmental changes.

Noise Reduction
Wool carpet can significantly improve the acoustic performance of rooms since it acts as a sound absorber and also dampens any impact noise in a room.

Fire Protection
Wool is naturally flame resistant and it’s performance exceeds that of all other commonly encountered textile fibers. Wool carpet takes a very high temperature to ignite, doesn’t melt or stick upon burning, is self extinguishing, and releases less smoke and toxic gases during combustion.

Masland wool carpet is a healthy and comfortable flooring option for any home or office. Wool’s ability to effectively buffer heat and moisture, combined with its propensity to control indoor air pollutants make it ideal for creating safe and healthy interior environments. With several colors, styles and patterns to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect look for your space.

If you would like to learn more about Masland wool carpet in the Twin Cities, visit our store in Hopkins or give us a call at 952-933-8944.

Get that Rustic-Chic Look with Rustic River Flooring

Are you looking to give your home’s flooring a chic, rustic charm? Look no further than Rustic River hardwood flooring. Rustic River is a comprehensive collection of rustic wood floors from high character to seasoned and weathered hardwoods in bold textures, traditional colors and intriguing styles. It features heavily distressed hardwoods, subtly scraped styles, wire-brushed planks, unique weathered hues and more. It is ideal for every single style of interior design from farmhouse kitchens to vintage-inspired livings rooms to the modern entryway.

rustic river display

Rustic River Hardwood is an inspired collection of rustic wood floors that presents the richness and warmth of seasoned and weathered hardwood, while featuring bold textures, traditional colors, and intriguing styling. Utilizing a rating system, each style within the collection is evaluated to help you compare its unique features.

We are so excited about this collection of hardwood flooring and would like to tell you about its many beautiful benefits, including:

  • Its distinctive markings that create a genuine look through hand-scraping, chatter-marking, white-washing, weathering and aging.
  • Distressed edges that are pillowed, scraped and/or blackened for an authentic, lived-in finish.
  • Unique planks that create a one-of-a-kind look because no two planks are alike.
  • And, it’s backed by our 120 Beautiful Guarantee! As well as a warranty that includes: 50 years on the finish, 50 year manufacturer defects, 50 years on the structure, 50 years on wear and lifetime guarantee on installation.

And, these are just some of the great benefits to choosing this unique collection in flooring. At Hopkins Carpet One, we are very excited about our new Rustic River display, so stop by and check it out and we can tell you even more about this wonderful collection.

Hopkins Carpet One Rustic River Allegheny

With incredible variations in texture, scrape and color, you are sure to find what you are looking for. If the rustic look is what you want, then there’s no better choice than Rustic River. It makes a warm, timeless and durable choice for homes and families of all sizes. This brand of wood flooring offers the richness and warmth of seasoned, weathered hardwood while featuring bold textures and traditional colors.

If you would like more information about the many benefits and unique styles of Rustic River hardwood flooring and to see our Rustic River display, please visit our showroom in Hopkins to talk with our flooring experts, or give us a call at 952-933-8944.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Hopkins Carpet One

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers for their support. We are grateful to be a part of the Hopkins community for more than 35 years, helping residents choose and install flooring and carpet for their homes and businesses.

We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you! We know there are other “big box” stores in the area, but we appreciate that you find the value in a local business.

Proudly, we have seen this displayed in a recent award. We were voted Best Flooring Store in Hopkins by readers of The Sun Newspapers. This is the eighth year in a row we have been voted Best Flooring Store. Thank you so much for voting for us! We greatly appreciate it!

We strive to provide the best products and customer service to all who walk through our doors. The flooring industry has seen many advancements and new products in recent years, and we do our best to help our customers know about all the options available. It is our desire to help each person find the best flooring for their needs and budget. We are also proud to offer expert installation to make sure the flooring will last for years to come.

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust Hopkins Carpet One for all your future flooring needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Don’t Let Carpet Stains Ruin Your Holiday Festivities

With the holiday season often comes time with friends and family and holiday parties. Usually this means eating and drinking throughout the main part of the house, rather than just at the kitchen table. Inevitably, there will be a spill on the carpet. Whether it’s red wine, coffee or food, your first thought is probably to panic. However, you don’t need to worry! We offer some tips to help with various carpet stains.

Cleaning Carpet StainsWith some quick action on your part and a few ingredients you probably have around your house already, you can clean up the spill and pretend it never happened. There are a few techniques to know to keep the spill from permanently staining your carpet. Here are three things you should do as soon as the spill happens.

1. Scrape – For food items, you want to gently scrape the soiled area with the blunt edge of a spoon from the outside edge of the spot toward the center.
2. Apply – Dampen a clean, white (not printed) paper towel with a cleaning solution (see below) and moisten the carpet with it. You don’t want to thoroughly wet the carpet since that can damage the carpet and backing.
3. Blot – Do not rub! Instead you want to absorb the excess liquid from the carpet by pressing straight down with a clean, dry, white paper towel. If necessary, you may want to place a half-inch thick pad of paper towels with a weight (like some heavy books) on top and leave it overnight.

These are general techniques you should follow for all spills. Depending on the item that was spilled, some different steps may need to be taken. To see videos on how to treat specific spills, visit our carpet stains page.

Carpet Cleaning Solution and Supplies
You can make your own carpet cleaning solution by mixing ½ teaspoon of clear dish washing detergent with one cup of warm water. Other supplies you will want to have on hand include white vinegar, white paper towels, sponge, white towels and baking soda.

Don’t let a little spill on the carpet ruin your holiday fun. Simply have the above products on hand, be prepared by knowing the techniques to use (no rubbing!), and bookmark our carpet stains page so you’ll know exactly what steps to follow to remove the stain and get back to enjoying your guests.

If you would like more information on how to keep your carpet clean and help it last, visit our showroom in Hopkins to talk with our flooring experts, or give us a call at 952-933-8944.

Urbanfloor Hardwood Provides Beauty and Longevity

Hardwood floors have been a staple in American homes for decades. Their natural beauty draws people to love them. In addition, they provide longevity, lasting for years with little sign of wear. When it comes to hardwood floors, homeowners have many options. One we’d like to tell you about is Urbanfloor hardwood. Twin Cities homes and business can get the hardwood floor look they like with the advantage of extra durability.

Urbanfloor carries both solid and engineered hardwood, with the engineered being their most popular. Both provide a durable finish helping the hardwood retain its beauty and last even longer. This Platinum Shield UV finish is applied with seven coats, consisting of polyurethane and aluminum oxide for a tough finish that will resist abrasions while still letting the wood’s natural color shine through.

Engineered hardwood by Urbanfloor is constructed in planks or strips and are manufactured of hardwood using a cross-directional laminated construction with a top layer of premium hardwood. This construction counteracts the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract with seasonal changes in temperature and humidity. Solid hardwood is available in planks, strips or parquet and is manufactured from a solid piece of wood.

The options are not limited when it comes to Urbanfloor hardwood! There are a variety of species, colors and grain variations to consider. Some of the species they carry include Maple, Oak, Walnut, Santos Mahogany and Brazilian Cherry. From classic to exotic, you can find the look you want.

Urbanfloor Hardwood Twin CitiesAt Hopkins Carpet One, we have several samples of Urbanfloor hardwood available at our showroom for you to see and feel. The collections we have available include Chene, Villa Caprisi, Urban Lifestyle and Mountain Country. Each collection has a different look, from contemporary to rustic. Within each collection is a variety of colors. Our most popular seller is Lambrusco in the Chene collection.

No matter the style of your home or office, hardwood flooring from Urbanfloor is sure to complement your décor. It is versatile, beautiful, durable and long lasting. Whether you go with the solid hardwood option or the engineered version, you will have valuable flooring that will last for decades.

Are your ready to install Urbanfloor hardwood in your Twin Cities home or business? Visit our showroom in Hopkins to talk with our flooring experts and see samples. If you would like more information, give us a call at 952-933-8944.