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David Jackson | | July 10, 2019

In order to choose the perfect carpet, you first need to arm yourself with the right information. Village Carpet Shop in Mountain Home, Arkansas is the best at helping our customers match the carpet to your living and working environments. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right carpet.

Facility Profile

The first step is to clearly define the specific requirements of the room/facility. Some things to consider include:

  • Type of facility and specific area receiving new carpet

  • How long the carpet will be used (life cycle)

  • Types of dirt that may be tracked into the room/facility

  • Whether the area is a remodeled or a new installation

  • Whether access to the subfloor is required

  • Whether there is modular furniture in the space

Location profile

To maximize performance, you first must also determine where the carpet is going to go. Below are some location-specific questions to ask:

  • On a typical day, will there be spills and stains or dirt tracked into the room? If so, what type of spills? Food stains? Coffee or chemical spills?

  • What will the frequency of spills be? Excessive? Occasional?

  • What about moisture? Do you need a moisture permeable or impermeable backing?

  • Is there exposure to harsh chemicals, intense sunlight, or atmospheric contaminants (such as nitrous oxides or ozone)?

  • Will there be lots of foot traffic? Wheelchairs? Supply carts? Children? Pets?

The Right Carpet for Any Environment

Today’s carpet offers you a wide variety of choices in style, fiber composition and color. Whether you are specifying broadloom or tile for a corporate office, school, or public space - or purchasing an area rug for a boutique hotel, Village Carpet Shop has un unbelievable selection. New technology can produce multi-level loop and cut-loop patterns with diamond, bow, pin dot, fleur-de-lis, or other designs. Carpet can give personality to a workplace, ranging from formal to bold. In hospitality settings, it can provide directional clues to move people to the registration areas or elevators. In healthcare settings, carpet can be soothing and emotionally healing. It can quiet a computer lab in schools. In retail, carpet can compliment merchandise displays.

To match the best carpet to the proper end-use, you should consider:

  • Carpet Construction

  • Dyeing and Color Selection

  • Size Options

  • Quality and Performance Requirements

  • Insulation

  • Sound Absorption

  • Cushion

Match the Cushion to Carpet for Best Results

Selecting the right backing system – including whether some type of cushion is attached – is critical. While cushion can provide resilience, acoustical/thermal insulation properties, and comfort underfoot, the majority of commercial broadloom carpet today is direct-glued to the floor without a cushion. The carpet product and backing should be selected according to the traffic patterns of the area and the manufacturer’s requirements for thickness and density. Carpet tile is generally designed to function without the need of additional cushion.

There are three main types of carpet cushion in commercial broadloom applications: Fiber, Rubber, and Polyurethane foam.

  • Fiber cushion is made of rubberized hair, rubberized jute, synthetic fibers, or recycled textile fiber.

  • Rubber cushion consists of flat rubber, textured flat rubber, rippled waffle (Class I only), or reinforced rubber.

  • Polyurethane foam cushion is made of grafted prime polyurethane, densified polyurethane, bonded polyurethane, or mechanically-frothed polyurethane.

The three classes of commercial carpet cushion applications are Class I, Class II, and Class III.

  • Class I (moderate traffic) — Typically, this class includes executive, administrative or private offices in office buildings, banks, schools, and healthcare facilities.

  • Class II (heavy traffic) — Generally, this class includes clerical areas, corridors, patient’s rooms, lounges, classrooms, and public areas in healthcare facilities, libraries, museums, hotels, motels, and schools.

  • Class III (extra heavy traffic) — This class includes cafeterias, nurses’ stations, public and ticketing areas, and lobbies in office buildings, airports, and healthcare facilities.


The industry is constantly changing and evolving, and at Village Carpet Shop, you'll find the latest trends and flooring options, along with the best price and personalized quality customer service. Contact us or come give us a visit and let our professional staff guide you in selecting the right carpet for your needs! We are located at 615 Highway 5 North in Mountain Home, Arkansas. See you soon!

Village Carpet Shop
617 Highway 5 North
Mountain Home, Arkansas
(800) 951-6919
(870) 425-6919
Fax: (870) 424-4114
Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM | Sat 9AM - 12PM
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