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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.

Special Alert! Tigressa H2O: Luxury and Durability at Affordable Prices

There will be special pricing on this incredible brand of carpeting now through June 30th. Tigressa H2O is so special because it blends aesthetics and practicality for the ultimate in carpeting. With Tigressa H2O in your Minneapolis home, accidents are easy to clean and won’t retain pet or smoke odors after cleaning. It keeps water from soaking through the cushion or floor beneath it. And, if you miss the spill the first time, you can still clean it up completely.

Typically, when a child (or adult) spills their drink or when a pet has an accident on most types of carpeting, the liquid seeps down into the carpet fibers and through the carpet’s backing and into the cushioning and subflooring. Here, the liquid will sit and cause stains, odors and other issues. This is where most of the problems occur: it’s difficult to clean up most liquids and pet accidents after they’ve had time to permeate the carpet cushion. However, the experts at Tigressa have found an amazing and simple solution to this problem: the backing used to make Tigressa H20 is waterproof! Watch a demonstration below:

Tigressa H2O is the revolutionary new carpet offering waterproof construction that prevents liquids from soaking into the carpet padding and subfloor. The liquid will stay above the surface of the carpeting so, when a spill or accident occurs without your knowledge, there will still be plenty of time to clean up the mess.

Perfect for young, active families, Tigressa H2O carpet is exceptionally durable and easy to clean. Not only is Tigressa H2O waterproof; it also features amazing warranties.

So, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to get special pricing on this waterproof, kid proof and pet proof carpeting! You and your family will appreciate it! 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, durable carpeting from Tigressa.

No matter your home’s décor you are sure to find the perfect Tigressa H2O carpeting to match. After all, spills and accidents can happen in any room of the home. And, 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 H2O, special pricing, and other types of carpeting we offer? Call Hopkins Carpet One at 952-933-8944, or you can feel free to Visit Our Showroom.

The Latest Looks in Carpeting: Top Trends for 2017

Ring in spring with new carpeting from Hopkins Carpet One. When you’re ready to update your interior design with luxurious new carpeting, be sure you make an informed, stylish and timeless decision! Trends in carpeting and all types of flooring are always changing but it’s important to consider longevity for your carpeting as well. You don’t want to end up with something that’s trendy today and dated tomorrow. It’s best to find carpet trends that are up-to-date but are projected to stick around for a while. And, since there are so many fabulous styles to choose from, we’ve put together a list of the top carpet trends for 2017.

Think Outside the Beige

We like this trend because it leaves a lot up to interpretation. When choices in carpeting were limited to basic beige, designers treated carpeting as more of a backdrop. But today’s unique colors and textures are designed to allow your carpet to be the focal point of your interior design. Not that the need for neutral carpet has completely vanished; but there are far more opportunities to add a little color to your room without overpowering it. Even carpets that lean toward the neutral side have some added visual interest with more extreme differences in pile cut or thicker, deeper loop texture.
So, have no fear! Add some flecks of color here in there. Or, choose a “new neutral” like a pale yellow or ultra soft green.

Aria-Stately BeigeIncorporate Texture

Major players in new carpeting include layered color and unique textures. Woven or applied patterns such as leaves or wood textures help incorporate organic shapes into the décor. Ribbed carpet is another hot trend that incorporates just a touch of texture. Textures and patterns are a great way to help minimize soil and vacuum marks.

Eco-Friendly Wool

If you want carpeting that adds style to your home but is also eco-friendly, Godfrey Hirst wool Carpeting is the brand for you! Godfrey Hirst is committed to environmentally sustainable manufacturing and has become an Australian multi-award winner. And, with so many styles to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect color to match your personal style.

Softness is Back! Or Did it Every Leave?

There was a time when softness was the number one priority in choosing a carpet. Everyone wants to be comfortable in their home so we think this particular trend is here to stay. Choose a soft carpet like one from Tigressa. Tigressa’s technology produces precision-engineered, high-tensile denier filaments half the size of a human hair, for an ultra-soft texture.

No matter what style or trend you are looking for, we are sure you will find it at Hopkins Carpet One. We have several exclusive collections that show the complete range of styles, qualities and price points. So stop by our showroom today and we can help you select a carpet that’s perfect for you, your home and your family.

Interested in learning more about carpet trends and the many styles we carry? Contact us at Hopkins Carpet One today by calling 952-933-8944, or Visit Our Showroom.

What’s On Sale Today at Hopkins Carpet One!

Today through the beginning of May, Hopkins Carpet One will be offering special pricing on Lees Carpet! This exclusive name in carpeting is stylish, pet friendly and durable. And, it has the best warranty in the industry! It comes with a one-of-a-kind 25-year no exclusions stain warranty, covering stains other carpet warranties won’t. It’s simply the best there is!

And, in addition to its unbeatable warranty, Lees is as tough as it is beautiful, offering both stain resistance and style. It repels spills, making cleanup quick and easy. And, it stands up to the everyday spills and messes, from parties to pets. Lees Carpet has the beauty, style and warranty to last you and your family a long time. Watch this video from our carpeting expert and VP of merchandising, Jim Aaron to learn more about the many benefits of Lees Carpet.

Lees is exclusive to Carpet One, meaning we carry an incredible selection of styles and colors to choose from! You are bound to find the right one to fit your unique home. So, stop by our showroom and take a look.

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Did you know? At Hopkins Carpet one, we offer the Beautiful Guarantee on all of our carpets, including Lees. We offer our Titanium Series level which means you have 120 days to consider your new carpet. And, if you decide you don’t like the color or style of your new carpet, we will remove and replace it for free!

So, there’s no need to hesitate! Come in today and see for yourself the style, beauty and durability of Lees Carpet. We will strive to ensure that the floor we’ve created together is as beautiful as you’ve imagined.

Are wood floors what you’re looking for? We will also be offering a mail-in rebate on hardwood flooring purchased March 21-May 14. Customers can get $.50 per square foot back! Visit our showroom for details and to see our selection of Mirage hardwood.

Stop by our showroom today and explore our many styles and to ask about any of our specials. Our friendly associates are prepared to answer any and all questions you might have. Or, call us today at 952-933-8944 or contact us for a free estimate.

This Just In! New Samples from Laminate for LIFE

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Exclusive new styles from Laminate for LIFE have arrived at our Hopkins Carpet One showroom! This includes 30 new style introductions including incredible natural-looking wood colors and patterns. Altogether we now offer 89 different samples to choose from on display. With so many styles and options available, you are sure to find the perfect one for your unique home and lifestyle. Each of these styles come at a great price and have incredible warranty options as well! In addition to these, there are so many great reasons to come out to our showroom and check out the new styles from Laminate for LIFE. Here are a few of our favorites to help you familiarize yourself with this wonderful brand in laminate.

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Ease of Maintenance

Don’t spend another minute on tedious maintenance! Laminate for LIFE is incredibly easy to care for. It is one of the lowest maintenance floorings available, meaning you get the luxurious great look of authentic hardwood without the maintenance requirements of the real thing. Keep your life easy with more time to enjoy your beautiful new floor! Also, Laminate for LIFE styles, including these new styles in stock feature Clean-N-GO™ low maintenance– meaning you can wash and go.


New and classic styles from Laminate for LIFE offer a luxurious natural look at an affordable price. Starting at around just $1.70 per square foot to over $4.00 per square foot, this flooring option fits within many different budgets.

Incredible Durability

FinishGUARD protective surface for Laminate for LIFE allows you to enjoy lasting beauty without scratches or scuffs for floors that look great for many years to come. Because of their resistance to stains, they can withstand additional foot traffic in more popular areas of the home from walkways, to kitchens and more.


Laminate for LIFE’s unique locking system ensures expert installation results every time. It is a quick snapping joint that offers a tight seal meaning you won’t have to worry about dirt, dust or moisture settling in!

BONUS! Laminate for LIFE is also ecologically friendly and allergen-free!
There are so many great reasons to choose this beautiful, durable flooring. It truly is flooring for life! Stop by our showroom today and explore our many new styles. Or, call us today at 952-933-8944 or contact us for a free estimate.