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The Benefits of Flooring Financing

As with many home improvement projects, new flooring can come with a significant price tag. Even if you are self-installing, you could be looking at a hefty bill for materials alone, plus any additional supplies and tools that may be required. And if you are paying for professional installation, the…
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Incorporating the 2024 Color of the Year Design Trends

Pantone has chosen The Color of the Year for a landmark 25th time, as of this year. Kudos to them, for being the authority on what’s trending in the world of home decor palettes for a quarter of a century! For this silver anniversary, the design-minds at The Pantone Color…
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The Benefits and Versatility of Engineered Hardwood

The Benefits and Versatility of Engineered HardwoodWhen it’s time to redo your floors, the options are numerous and can be overwhelming. There are pros and cons to everything and flooring is no different. Classics like hardwood floors are hard to resist, but the benefits of newer options are equally hard…
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The Best Scratch Resistant Flooring Options

With so many flooring options, it’s difficult to know which to choose. Some considerations are appearance, budget, and durability. Of course, look and price are important, but many people are most concerned about how their new floor will stand up to what life throws at it since flooring can be…
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The Best Scratch Resistant Flooring Options

With so many flooring options, it’s difficult to know which to choose. Some considerations are appearance, budget, and durability. Of course, look and price are important, but many people are most concerned about how their new floor will stand up to what life throws at it since flooring can be…
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Prepare Your Floors for The Holidays

Fall is in full force! Hopefully, you’ve settled into the season of pumpkins and football and have begun planning holiday get-togethers with friends and family. Whether you are hosting Friendsgiving or a houseful of cousins, here are some tips for getting your floors company-ready. Carpet and Area RugsIf you haven’t…
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How to Repair Water Damaged Laminate Flooring

If you have laminate flooring, or are considering installing laminate for durability and versatility, read on for some tips and tricks to repairing more extensive issues yourself… or knowing when to hire professional help. Repairing Water Damage Although manufacturers are consistently improving the waterproof or water resistant qualities of laminate,…
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Creating a Cohesive Feel with Multiple Flooring Types

When redoing your home, there are certain basic decorating rules that you should avoid breaking. It doesn’t matter if you are going for French Country, Farmhouse, Art Deco, Urban Chic, Boho, or some other vibe to your space, one rule you should definitely keep in mind is cohesion. In other…
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Resealing Natural Stone

If you have stone floors or countertops in your home, you are most likely familiar with their unique qualities and needs. Natural products are porous, meaning they can absorb liquids and, as a result, become stained by normal use. Because of this, materials such as marble, limestone, soapstone, travertine, slate…
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Cleaning and Maintaining Tile

There are many types of tile, including porcelain, ceramic, and stone, which can be found in use on both floors and walls. When properly installed and cared for, tile can last a lifetime. How well tile ages depends, as most things do, on how well it is cared for. Do…
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Benefits of Sustainable Flooring

Sustainable flooring, also known as green or eco-friendly flooring, is becoming increasingly popular, due to its numerous benefits to homeowners and the environment. Read on to discover what types of flooring are sustainable and exactly how each is beneficial.Engineered, Laminate, and Vinyl FlooringAll of these newer flooring options have certain…
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Add Personality and Design with Patterned Tiles

Whether you're a first-time homeowner or an empty nester, there is never a wrong time to personalize your space. If you are looking to upgrade the flooring in your whole home, or perhaps just spruce up the kitchen or bath, tile is an amazingly versatile choice. Available in nearly limitless…
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How To Choose Flooring for an Open Floor Plan

When you are redoing flooring in an open concept home, it is important to consider your options carefully. A major contributor to the overall design, flooring can eat up a chunk of your budget so getting it right is vital. What are the important factors? Read on to find out…
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Flooring Options for Allergies

Many of us are all too familiar with allergies. Whether it's to pollen, pets, or dust, seasonal or year-round, respiratory allergies can plague us to the point of misery. Then there are those of us with concerns about or sensitivities to VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which can be emitted from…
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How To Care For Tough Carpet Stains

Into every life, a little stain must fall. Ok, that isn’t quite how the saying goes, but sometimes it feels true. Life can be very messy. If you find yourself with some carpet stains of your own, read on for tips to deal with life’s tough messes.Treat them Fast The…
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Trendy Flooring Options For Your Bedroom

Bedrooms are meant to be private oasis. Unlike the more public areas of homes, bedrooms can really take on any desired vibe. Depending on the existing flooring and home ownership situation, you may have to live with what you have, to a certain extent. But never fear! It is still…
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What Flooring Is the Safest for Babies?

When it comes to the health and safety of babies, nothing is overkill! Our most vulnerable family members depend on us to provide them with an environment where they can safely grow and explore. Every situation is unique; some things to consider regarding flooring include ease of cleaning, resistance to…
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Refresh Your Outdoor Space with Area Rugs

Spring is here which means summer is just around the corner! It’s a great time of year to plant window boxes and plan veggie gardens, sleep with the windows open, and generally enjoy the outdoorsa and pleasant temperatures. What isn’t so pleasant is when your outdoor space still has gunk…
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What Types Of Carpet Are There?

When you decide that carpet is the way to go for your space, whether it's your home, business or an investment property, your journey is just beginning. There are so many options when it comes to types of carpet. They can be broken down, generally speaking, by pile, material, grade…
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Natural Stone or Tile Floors

Some Info on Natural Stone Stone flooring, available in marble, granite, limestone, sandstone and slate is a natural material and a beautiful choice for homes. Each type of stone has its own unique charms, qualities and strengths. Stone floors are as durable as they are beautiful! Naturally water-resistant, they are…
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Floors That Can Handle Moisture

There are a number of great flooring options for areas of homes that are prone to high moisture or humidity, such as basements, bathrooms, kitchens or entryways. There are also some floors that would not be good choices. Read on to learn what flooring to consider and avoid in your…
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The Benefits of a Professional Flooring Installation

Who doesn’t love DIY projects, especially when they work out exactly how you had planned? Perfection, however, isn’t usually the outcome. We are all familiar with Pinterest Fails and the many attempts gone sadly awry. While other people’s misfortune can be very entertaining, it’s less amusing when you are talking…
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The Most Versatile Flooring Options for Your Home

In today’s busy households, versatility is key. It doesn’t matter if you are career-minded, stay-at-home, or work-from-home, with kids, pets, neither or both. We are all in serious need of simplicity in our lives, since time is short and things seem to become increasingly complicated. Thankfully floors don't have to…
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Modern Flooring Looks for Your Home

Most of the following options are available as hardwood flooring, Engineered Hardwood, vinyl, laminate or even tile, offering a variety of durable options depending on the space you are finishing. Warm Tones- Gray flooring remains popular, but warm tones are making their way back into the spotlight this year. Think…
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Flooring Year In Review

Can you believe it’s almost 2023? As we get ready for a new year with new options and trends, here is a look back at what was hot in flooring for 2022. Trust the team at The Carpet Stop in Austin, TX for all of your 2023 flooring needs!…
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Refresh Your Style With New Rugs

It’s that time of year again! Fall just blew in, bringing new opportunities to host cozy gatherings with friends in your home. Bring on football games, bowls of chili, steamy cocoa and pumpkin spice everything! So, if you still have that summer throw rug with pineapples from July gracing your…
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Flooring | The Carpet Stop

The Most Durable Flooring For High-Traffic Areas

We may still be enjoying the peak of fall color and crisp weather outside, but the holidays are just around the corner. Holiday season – especially this one following so much isolation due to the pandemic – means more people in your home. More people in your home means more…
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Floor design | The Carpet Stop

Flooring Options That Will Add Value To Your Home

There are a lot of ways to describe flooring. We often hear words and phrases like durable, stylish, trendy, low-maintenance, affordable, resilient, and so on. Seldom, however, is flooring described as being a “sound investment” or a “value-add,” but with the proper flooring selection, this could very much be the…
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The Best Retro-Look Flooring Options For Your Home

Flooring tastes tend to be cyclical. What was popular for homeowners decades ago can once again find its way back into style with little warning or reason. Modern homeowners looking for something retro in the way of flooring have plenty of options to choose from and consider. No matter what…
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The Best Flooring Options For Rental Properties

When deciding on flooring for rental properties, landlords must make different considerations than they might were they shopping for their own home. Instead of prioritizing personal wants and needs, a landlord must consider how durable, low maintenance, and attractive a flooring might be in the eyes of a potential renter.…
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How to Choose The Right Color For Your Floors

Whether it’s time for a remodel or you’re building your dream home, you deserve to create a space that you’ll love for many years. That’s why it’s important to select the perfect flooring. Flooring is an investment that can last many decades, or even a lifetime, depending on what you…
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The Best Flooring For Your Laundry Room

When it comes to the laundry room, many prioritize functionality over style. What if there was a way to bring style and substance into your laundry room without sacrificing durability or functionality? When it comes to the flooring of your laundry space, this is most certainly a possibility. At…
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The Top Flooring Options For Pet Owners

For many of us, pets are a very important part of our lives. Whether we are talking about our Labrador, our house cat, or our child’s hamster, pets are an important part of our family and because of this, they end up spending significant amounts of time inside of our…
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How Hardwoods Increase Your Home’s Value

Homeowners, real estate agents, and interior designers all agree on one thing: hardwood floors offer more than just elegance and style, they can also add enormous resale value to any home.While new flooring may seem costly at first blush, a CNN report found that homeowners stand to increase their property…
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3 Great Eco-Friendly Flooring Options For Your Home

The days of bland eco-friendly flooring options are over. These days, consumers are actively shopping green, resulting in major flooring companies expanding their eco-friendly options. At The Carpet Stop in Austin, TX, we feature a number of environmentally conscious flooring choices that we know you’ll love. Here are 3…
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Enhance Your Home With Dark Flooring

In recent years, many homeowners, builders, and designers have turned to light, airy hardwood flooring and wood-look laminate and vinyl to complete natural room scenes. However, dark hardwood floors and dark flooring have been trending and continue to grow in popularity! These dramatic, moody floors provide unmistakable presence and our…
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The Basics of Berber Carpeting

With a storied history originally woven from the Berber tribe, Berber carpets represent a unique type of carpet that has served homeowners with distinct style and valuable performance for decades. Choosing the right carpeting for the home is determined by a variety of factors such as activity level, décor preferences,…
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4 Flooring Tips for Small Rooms

If your home presents smaller, trickier rooms that seem challenging to design for, you can still achieve the stunning look you envision with savvy planning. From material choices to floor colors for small rooms, you can help shape the perspective of any space to make it feel larger. You can…
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How to Remove Common Carpet Stains | The Carpet Stop

How to Remove Common Carpet Stains

Whether you have a full household with kids and pets or a quiet home with minimal unpredictability, rooms with spotless, carpet will inevitably experience a food or drink stain. We cherish a plush carpet pile for its comforting fibers and pristine appearance, and we aim to keep our carpet looking…
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Step into Summer Sale

Sunshine and warm temperatures create the perfect summer backdrop for making cherished memories with your family and friends. If you're ready to celebrate the season with cookouts, pool parties, and weekend get-togethers, here’s an opportunity to refresh your interiors and create a truly inspired space perfect for spending countless hours…
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Top Home Office Floor Options

As many jobs have transitioned from the workplace to residential spaces over the last year, and it looks like hybrid working might be here to stay, many people experienced the need for a home office for the first time in their careers! Luckily, a focused workspace within the home is…
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Refresh Your Space Sale

With new flowers in bloom and sunny days upon us, that can only mean one thing: Spring is in full swing! As homeowners everywhere take a moment to deep clean rooms and take inventory of the state of the household, we think it’s also the perfect time for a hip…
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Springtime Savings

As the sun begins to come outside more and the temperatures start to get warmer, that means the beauty of spring is just around the corner! To truly ring in this season of new life and vibrant color, here’s a chance to complete a design refresh for those familiar spaces…
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Love Your Floor Sale

Whether it’s after a long day of work or time away traveling, there’s nothing like returning home to the people you love and your favorite relaxing rooms. We know how new flooring can transform a familiar space and we want to give you a whole new affection for the place…
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Exploring the Whitewashed Look

If you are one of the many fans of 'farmhouse chic' or 'rustic vogue' design principles, then you have probably come across the eye-catching whitewashed look on Pinterest, interior design blogs, or home trend magazines. Mixing white paint and water, a thinner, semi-transparent paint is created and used on wood,…
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How is Laminate Flooring Made? | The Carpet Stop

How is Laminate Flooring Made?

The striking visuals and gorgeous textures of laminate flooring have never been more popular! Our shoppers love how easy laminate is to maintain, the valuable price point this durable surface offers, and the many options available inside the showroom at The Carpet Stop in Austin, TX. The number one…
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Keep Your Rugs Protected Over the Holidays

The holidays are here, and the team at The Carpet Stop in Austin, TX can’t wait to celebrate safely at home with our loved ones! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve should be full of moments to cherish without having to worry about our floors or our stylish area…
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Fun Ways to Add Fall Color to Your Home

This year, we’ve been spending more time at home with our families while finding ways to keep spirits high. One of the best ways to avoid monotony indoors is to keep your interior design fresh (and refresh when appropriate). With the fall season upon us, the team at The Carpet Stop…
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Choosing the Best Rug for Your Dining Room

Area rugs can spruce up any room, especially if you have hardwood or any other type of hard surface flooring. They add a personal touch of character and can tie into any interior design concept. Ever looked at your dining room and felt that something was missing or that the…
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Should You Install Hardwood In Your Kitchen?

We cherish the dazzling natural beauty that genuine hardwood flooring adds to our homes, as well as the inherent durability, rustic charm, and value they retain over time. Perhaps this extra time at home has you envisioning new style upgrades in your home and hardwood is a leading flooring contender!…
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Flooring to Cool Your Home

With record high temperatures peaking around the nation this summer, homeowners everywhere are looking for effective, energy-efficient solutions that can help keep the cool indoors. In addition to evaluating your windows and the weather strips in your doorways, did you know that your flooring choices can contribute to keeping the…
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Pet-Friendly Flooring Choices

Do you love your furry friends as much as (or, gasp, more than) people? If so, this blog post is for you!Recently, it was estimated that over 85 million US households have a pet, and pet ownership nationwide is on the rise. For those of us who love our pets,…
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How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation

We’re all probably dreaming of a trip to Europe or the Caribbean. Sometimes, however, travel just isn’t in the cards. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the arrival of warm weather and have fun with your family by turning your home into a staycation destination. Here at The Carpet Stop, we have…
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Your Quick Guide to Hardwood Species

It’s no secret that our team here at The Carpet Stop is in love with hardwood flooring. One step inside our showroom in Austin, TX will make this more than evident, as we showcase a vast array of hardwood styles and species with different textures and finishes that will…
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Floors to Love Sale

Can you feel the romance in the air? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner on February 14th, and couples everywhere will take the time to capture a special moment. But there’s another upcoming date on the calendar that you will also fall head over heels for!Starting February 3rd through March 1st, 2020, you can…
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Best Types of Hardwood Flooring for Families

For premium natural beauty and incredible resale value for your home, nothing compares to the gorgeous texture and timeless durability of hardwood flooring. In fact, realtors stated in the National Wood Flooring Association’s 2017 Remodeling Impact Report that installing new wood floors in the home recovers sellers an amazing 91 percent of their investment. You…
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How to Throw the Ultimate Party

When it comes to throwing a memorable party, there are a few steps involved that will save you stress while also keeping your home (and your flooring) in good shape. Read on to learn more about simple things to keep in mind when planning a get together, no matter how big or small! Outdoor Decorations…
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New Year, New Floor Sale

As this decade comes to a close, there’s only one way to ring in the exciting New Year: with the design refresh for your home that you’ve been dreaming about! Let’s throw in some incredible savings and make this a real event… Starting January 3rd, 2020 through February 2nd, 2020, you can save up to…
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How to Winter-Proof Your Home

Winter is not only one of the most beautiful seasons that we experience every year, but it’s also one of the most distinct! When temperatures drop below freezing and moisture turns to snow and ice, it creates a unique mix of winter ‘slush’ underneath our feet that can wreak havoc when tracked indoors. At ,…
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Your Guide to Area Rug Materials

When you want to add depth, texture, color, pattern, and style to a room, the perfect area rug will make all the difference. Available in nearly every size, shape, and design that you can imagine, area rugs not only provide an instant design refresh but also offer protection for your surfaces against wear and tear.…
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Luxury Vinyl Flooring or Laminate Flooring?

You love the texture and natural beauty of wood flooring, but you’re on a tight budget and you have a strict deadline. Immediately, you think of stylish laminate flooring and innovative luxury vinyl flooring as possible alternatives, but you’re not sure which is a better fit for your home. What are the advantages of each…
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Home for the Holidays Sale

The holiday season is officially upon us, and your friends at in , are decking the halls in preparation for the upcoming celebrations. No matter what specific holiday your family celebrates, it’s the most wonderful time of year to spread holiday cheer! If you’re considering sprucing up your home with new carpet or flooring before…
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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is officially upon us, and it’s time to prepare your home for the holidays. Here at in , , it’s our favorite time of the year! We can already hear Santa’s sleigh bells faintly jingling. Have you started to prepare your home for guests, hanging the wreaths, and trimming the tree? If…
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How to Protect Your Hardwood Over the Holidays

The holidays are not only a stressful season for our minds and bodies, but they can also be stressful for our homes as well. All of the merrymaking brings snowy boots, spilled eggnog, and scratches and scruffs to your beautiful hardwood flooring. If you’ve recently purchased new hardwood from in , or you’re simply trying…
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Choosing the Best Carpet

School has been back in session, the family calendar is full, and cooler months are finally rolling in. With this, many homeowners are considering sprucing up their homes with new carpet before the holidays. Is new carpet on your pre-holiday wishlist? If so, the team at in , is ready to help! We’ve compiled a…
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How to Embrace Hygge This Season

Cooler temperatures are finally upon us in most parts of the country, and we’re focusing our attention on the inside of our homes as we prepare to bundle up. Here at in , , we’re noticing a trend that the Danish people call ‘hygge (pronounced as hue-guh). Hygge is not only an interior design movement…
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BeautiFALL Sale

Warm up a mug of apple cider and turn on a college football game. Fall is finally here! As you’re carving pumpkins and picking farm-fresh apples, the upcoming holidays are sure to be dancing in the back of your mind. Is your home ready for the onslaught of holiday parties and festivities? If you’ve been…
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Fabulous Flooring Sale

Summer is slowly winding down and we’re all getting ready for the back-to-school season here at in , . The summer season always goes by much too fast, and we’re savoring the final days of splashing in the pool, vacations to the beach, juicy watermelons, and watching the fireflies from the backyard fire pit. With…
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Customer Appreciation Sale

This summer, in , is celebrating YOU, our loyal customers. We’re proud to be part of your community, your homes, and your families here in . To thank you for your loyalty, we’re offering up to $500 off select Shaw Floors from July 15 to August 18 during the Customer Appreciation Sale. Join us for…
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Star Spangled Banner Sale

Summer is here, and the celebration often culminates with fireworks, sparklers, watermelon, and homemade ice cream across our great nation as we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. Here at in , , we’re letting freedom ring with our Star Spangled Banner Sale starting on July 1st and running through July 14th. During the sale,…
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How to Mix Metals in Your Home

Brushed brass. Chrome. Oil-rubbed bronze. Metals and metallics are a prominent trend in the interior design world. Much like jewelry for your home, metals infuse glamour and dimension into your space. Here at in , we’ve been following the trend of mixed metals in the home and are excited to see the trend surfacing in…
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SunSational Savings Sale

Summer is finally here! What’s on your summer bucket list this year? Fill up a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, put on those oversized sunglasses, and get starting planning a summer to remember.   Whatever you have planned this summer, be sure to savor the longer daylight hours and less scheduled agenda that passes all…
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4 Tips to Refresh Your Space

It’s spring! After a long winter, the warm breeze, buzzing bees, and beautiful blooms are finally here, and here at Carefree Carpet in Charlotte, NC, we are loving the new season. Spring is the perfect time to renovate your home by installing new floors, and our friends at Shaw Floors are making it even better…
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