Hopkins Carpet One Blog

  • Our Industry has Something of a Vacuuming Challenge

    Our Industry has Something of a Vacuuming Challenge

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Vacuuming is the most important part of caring for your carpeting. For many years, it wasn’t much of a challenge. But with recent developments in more powerful vacuums, and also with softer and softer fibers in carpeting, proper vacuuming has become an important topic. One… Read more »

  • Carpet Shading

    Carpet Shading

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Have you ever noticed how some carpeting will show vacuum marks and footprints? That is shading. Some carpets will show shading when you brush your hand across them. Is shading a defect? Well, no. It is a characteristic, and for your satisfaction with your installed… Read more »

  • Nylon or Polyester … Which Makes the Best Carpeting?

    Nylon or Polyester … Which Makes the Best Carpeting?

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    The truth of the matter is that the answer to this question completely depends on the client and the client’s situation. Each fiber has its own advantages and disadvantages. Polyester Polyester as a carpet fiber has several advantages. Polyester carpeting is inherently stain resistant, and… Read more »

  • How to Choose Carpet Cushion

    How to Choose Carpet Cushion

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Often times clients will say, “Show me your best carpet cushion.” As it turns out, there isn’t a best cushion for all situations. Not only that, “best” can mean different things to different people — for some it’s softness and, for others, it’s durability. We… Read more »

  • Carpeting for Selling a Home

    Carpeting for Selling a Home

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Are you trying to sell a home? Fresh carpet is near the top of every Realtor’s list of inexpensive, but essential, items to improve the look of a home going up for sale. Homeowners with their house on the market are usually looking to be… Read more »

  • How to Clean Wool Carpeting

    How to Clean Wool Carpeting

    Resources November 27th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Wool carpeting is beautiful and timeless. But how do you keep them looking as good as the day they were installed? With some routine care and proper cleaning techniques, your wool carpets will last many years. At Hopkins Carpet One, we have plenty of experience… Read more »

  • Understanding Carpet Nap & How it Plays into Your New Flooring

    Understanding Carpet Nap & How it Plays into Your New Flooring

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Carpet has a nap, which is the part of the carpet you see and walk on. It can be yarn in a loop or cut in a particular direction. It is important to understand that the nap is not only crucial to the way the… Read more »

  • Custom-Dyed Carpeting: How It’s Done

    Custom-Dyed Carpeting: How It’s Done

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Does your re-flooring design require carpet in a color you just can’t find anywhere? You don’t have to feel limited in your options! Get custom-dyed carpet at Hopkins Carpet One in Hopkins MN for less than you might expect. How is it possible? As it… Read more »

  • Woven Carpeting: Challenges and Benefits

    Woven Carpeting: Challenges and Benefits

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    When homeowners are looking for a way to add an accent flooring piece, carpet is often selected. It is versatile and colorful and can be cut to fit almost any space. This photo represents an accent flooring piece recently completed in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Carpeting is… Read more »

  • Newly Installed Carpeting & Roll-Crush

    Newly Installed Carpeting & Roll-Crush

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    Updating your carpeting is a major home improvement project. You probably spent time researching carpeting and even more time choosing the perfect color and texture. When you have your carpeting installed, you expect everything to be perfect. If you just had new carpeting put in… Read more »

  • What to do with Carpeting after Water in the Basement

    What to do with Carpeting after Water in the Basement

    Resources September 20th, 2019 Hopkins Carpet One

    The potential for wet basements is high in areas all around the United States, and Minnesota is no exception. For homeowners with a finished basement, wet carpeting is a legitimate concern. Given the time and money you have invested in having carpeting installed, you understandably… Read more »