Carpetland USA (Complete Guide)


Carpetland USA has been locally owned and operated since 1971! The Langan Family has been dedicated themselves in order to provide superior floors and services since the first Carpetland USA location opened. They provide different services. Nowadays, with 9 locations in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, you can find a flooring store that stands behind products and work with the most comprehensive guarantees in the business.

By visiting one of the easy-to-shop showrooms of Carpetland for the best selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, LVT, natural stone, glass, mosaic, backsplashes and more. In short, from hardwood, ceramic, laminate, tile, vinyl, carpet and area rugs, you can get help what you need with all of your flooring needs. You will find many styles of floors installed in showrooms, so you can see the finished product. Also, you can get the services that you need.

Locations


  • Burlington, IA
    905 Wellshire Drive
    Burlington, IA 52601
    Phone: (319) 754-1000
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
    4700 Tama Street Drive
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    Phone: (319) 373-9700
  • Clinton, IA
    1650 Lincoln Way
    Clinton, IA 52732
    Phone: (563) 242-7320
  • Davenport, IA
    4337 Brady Street
    Davenport, IA 52806
    Phone: (563) 391-4744
  • Dubuque, IA
    4095 McDonald Dr
    Dubuque, IA 52003
    Phone: (563) 582-1200
  • Galesburg, IL
    1936 N. Henderson Street
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    Phone: (309) 344-3377
  • Moline, IL
    4201 44th Ave
    Moline, IL 61265
    Phone: (309) 764-4341
  • Sterling, IL
    2929 East Lincolnway
    Sterling, IL 61081
    Phone: (815) 626-6300
  • Waterloo, IA
    1234 Flammang Drive
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    Phone: (319) 433-1400


Carpet


Carpetland USA is here to make selecting the perfect carpet for your home easy and affordable! They provide both products and services for carpet.

Selecting Carpet


A thicker carpet is not always better.
A tight twist in each yarn is better than loose and frayed.
Firm and dense pile means high quality.
The more backing is seen, the less dense and durable.
High traffic areas need lower profiles to avoid matting and crushing.

What to Know and Do Before Installation Day


Start with furniture: Remove all furniture, additional charges occur for moving furniture, empty the contents of china cabinets and closets

Know what to do with your present floor covering: Think about removal of old floor covering, if you remove it, do it at least one day before for cleanup and floor preparation, leave tack strips in place, pull the staples out of the floor from the original pad, painted baseboards, woodwork and paint may need retouching. Remember that these are your responsibility.

Subflooring: Need preparation for new carpet

Doors: May not clear the new carpet and swing freely, a professional can remove doors and re-hang, if possible, they will shave or cut down to insure clearance at an additional cost.

Clean-up: installing new carpet will produce waste, materials are usually collected by your installer and left at your trash collection site, hauling away is usually an additional cost



What to Know and Do During Installation Day


Installation day: Be prepared to be at home on the day of installation and be available in case the installation crew has questions. Your presence will insure that the correct carpet is installed in the right areas.

Safety: Make sure that children and pets are kept out of the work area.

The walk-through: Prior to the completion of the installation, walk-through the job with the chief installer, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions about final details.

What to Know and Do After Installation Day


Good ventilation is important and is prepared to provide the room with adequate ventilation

Products


They offer different types of carpet which are berber, cut and loop, frieze, looped, pattern, saxony, textured, and textured plush. They offer different brands as well which are Aladdin, Aladdin Commercial, Anderson Tuftex, Dixie Home, Dream Weaver Carpet, Horizon, Mohawk, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Floors, SIGSERAL, and Stanton Carpet.



Hardwood


The number of hardwood choices, patterns, colors, textures and price points can intimidate even the most experienced shopper. Knowing the basic styles can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your hardwood-shopping journey. Choosing your ideal hardwood style is all about knowing the right combination of aesthetics, performance, and budget that meets the needs of your lifestyle. In this case, Carpetland would be your best supporter.

Types of Hardwood


Pre-finished: ready for installation, harder and better, protected surface, a wider variety of wood species, save hours of labor and cleanup, and extended finish warranty

Unfinished: allow you to have a custom job, you choose the wood species, it is sanded and stained on-site, can level the surface after installation, and no extended finish warranty

Color of Hardwood


Each species gives choices of color and finishes
Darker woods- more formal
Natural colors- more casual

Species of Hardwood


Red oak, White oak, cherry, hickory/ pecan, maple, pine, reclaimed pine, walnut, mesquite



Hardness Rating of Hardwood


  • Douglas Fir 660
  • Southern Yellow Pine (shortleaf) 690
  • Southern Yellow Pine (longleaf) 870
  • Black Cherry 950
  • Teak 1000
  • Black Walnut 1010
  • Heart Pine 1225
  • Yellow Birch 1260
  • Red Oak(Northern) 1290
  • American Beech 1300
  • Ash 1320
  • White Oak 1360
  • Australian Cypress 1375
  • Hard maple 1450
  • Wenge 1620
  • African Pedauk 1725
  • Hickory 1820
  • Pecan 1820
  • Purpleheart 1860
  • Jarrah 1910
  • Merbau 1925
  • Santos Mahogany 2200
  • Mesquite 2345
  • Brazilian Cherry 2350

Products


They offer different types of hardwood which are plnak, random width, random width plank, and wide plank. They offer different types of brands as well which are Anderson Tuftex, Casabella, Mannington, Mirage, Mohawk Wood, Paramount, Shaw Floors, and Us Floors.



Tile


If you have never lived with ceramic tile before or if it has been a long time since you have done so, you will be amazed at the wide selection of colors, sizes, shapes and new textures that are now available. Carpetland USA can help you select the perfect look for your home and have it professionally installed as well.

Styles of Tiles


The ceramic tile you select will impact your home’s interior beauty, design, comfort, livability, and upkeep. It is a fact that floor coverings can make or break a home. Due to the number of tile choices, patterns, colors, textures and price points shopping for tile can intimidate. Carpet tiles are glazed, unglazed and ceramic.

Choosing the Best Tiles


Smart shoppers take their time and collect all the facts before making a decision. Especially when it comes to the finishes you put in your home. Choosing the best ceramic tile for your home is really about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance, and budget to best meet the needs of your lifestyle. The beauty of ceramic tile is the flexibility you have with design options, especially through the use of the accent pieces which are trim work and decorative tiles.

Before Installation Day


Relocate furniture: Empty china cabinets and closets, consider removal and disposal of old floorcovering, remove it yourself and leave 1 day before install, moldings, and baseboards need to be removed for stone installation, installers not responsible for damage or breakage, paint may need retouching, existing subfloor may need to be prepared to receive the stone

Door plan: Possibility that doors may not clear the new floor and swing free, installers may remove doors and rehang for an additional cost, arrange for a qualified carpenter to shave or cut down

Clean-up: waste collected and disposed of by installers at an additional cost



Installation Day


Be home and available: be prepared for questions, presence insures the right wood is installed in the right areas, the exact time of arrival cannot be guaranteed.

Safety: Make sure that children and pets are out of the work area, follow through with a walk-through, prior to completion, walk through to ask questions and be clear on any final details

After Installation Day


Establish good ventilation for 48 to 72 hours

Products


The company offers different types of tiles which are glass, glazed, metal, porcelain, through-body and unglazed. They offer different brands as well which are All Tile, Daltile, Florida Tile, Mohawk, Paramount and Shaw Floors. Other than those they provide different products.



Stone Flooring


What’s under your feet impacts life under your roof. The various floor coverings throughout your home influence interior beauty, design, décor, comfort, upkeep life itself. Natural stone is strong and stable to live with. It exudes a rich, organic, beautiful surface and has a confident, timeless presence in any room. It is the world’s oldest building material — imagine its beauty and elegance in your new home or remodeling project.

Styles of Stone Flooring


Igneous rock: formed when molten rock (called lava or magma) cools and hardens. For example; granite.

Sedimentary rock: formed from biological deposits that have undergone consolidation and crystallization. For example; limestone and sandstone

Metamorphic rock: created when other kinds of rocks are changed by great heat and pressure inside the earth. For example; marble, slate, and quartzite

Finishes of Stone Flooring


Polished: creates a glossy shine from the natural reflection of the stone’s crystals, the mirror-like shine is accomplished by using finer polishing heads, the polish may last a long time or may be unstable depending on the type of stone, frequently polished and require maintenance to preserve the shine

Honed: provides a flat, matte or satin finish, creates a more informal and softer look, the finish is created by stopping short of the last stage of polishing, shows fewer scratches, requires less maintenance

Acid-washed: shiny with small etching marks, shows fewer scratches, much more rustic in appearance, most stones can be acid-washed, most common are marble and limestone, a way to soften the shine on granite

Saw-cut refined: matte finish, the stone is processed to remove the heaviest saw marks, can purchase granite, marble, and limestone this way

Flamed: finish achieved by heating the surface of the stone to extreme temperatures, the surface of the stone pops and chips leaving a rough, unrefined texture, the process is usually done with granite, flamed granite has a highly textured surface, ideal for areas where slip resistance might be a concern



Split-faced: rough texture, not as abrasive as flamed, finish achieved by hand cutting and chiseling at the quarry, this exposes the natural cleft of the stone, the finish is primarily done on slate

Tumbled: smooth or slightly pitted surface, and broken, rounded edges and corners, several methods used to achieve the tumbled look, 3/8” thick tiles can be tumbled in a machine to achieve the desired look, 3cm tiles can be tumbled and then split, creating two tiles that are tumbled on one side, marble and limestone are primary candidates

Brushed: features a worn-down look, achieved by brushing the surface of the stone, simulating natural wear over time

Products


The company offers different brands which are Daltile and Florida Tile. They offer different collections as well which are Center City, Granite Collection, Limestone Collection, Marble Collection, Medallion Collection, Natural Quartzite, Pebbles PA, Rustic Travertine PA, Sandsone, Slate Collection, Stacked Stone, Stone a’la Mod, Stone Mosaics, Stone Radiance, Travertine Collection, Travertine PA, Windowsills and Thresholds.



Laminate


There are many good reasons why laminate flooring is a popular choice in today’s homes. Laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring. In the past, laminate floors have been easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufacturers to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor.

Forms of Installation of Laminate


Glueless laminate flooring: Quick and easy, thin underlayment seals out moisture, floors float over subfloors, a vapor barrier can be added for noise

Laminate flooring with attached underlay: several different types of tongue and grooved locking systems, and attached underlayment to reduce noise levels

Glued laminate flooring: The original laminate floors, require a special formulated glue, and offered in planks and tiles

Pre-glued laminate flooring: no mess, glue already applied to the tongue and grooves, quick and easy-to-install, thin and plastic underlayment needed to seal out moisture and prevent the glue from sticking

Style of Laminate


Step Down Stairnose: coordinating piece for proper transition for all steps

Reducer Strip: transitional piece to connect with another type of flooring

End Molding or Carpet Reducer: used as a transition to different flooring when the reducer does not allow enough height

T-Molding: used in doorways to join two laminate floors in adjoining rooms and recommended when making transitions from floors of the same height

Quarter Round: installed where the floor meets the wall or baseboard

Pricing of Laminate


You get what you pay for
High quality gives you better visuals and performance
Cost factors: unique textures, exotic varieties and species, and high-pressure manufacturing

Products


The company offers two different types of laminate which are tile and woodgrain. They offer different brands as well which are IVC, Mannington, Mohawk Laminate, Quickstep, and Shaw Floors.



Vinyl


The company’s goal is to provide you with quality resilient flooring products that offer a positive and lasting effect on your home. Products that beautify your home, enhance décor, meet your specific comfort, performance and budget needs, are easy to care for and stand the test of time. To help achieve our goal, we’ve created a library of resilient flooring knowledge, style choices, shopping tips, buying considerations and upkeep dos and don’ts. It is all conveniently contained in this section of our website.

Types of Vinyl Flooring


LVT (luxury vinyl tile): all the advantages of vinyl, available in a wide array of colors, can look good anywhere, spare tiles can be kept on hand to repair worn areas, opens up unlimited possibilities for creating unique patterns

Vinyl flooring: no other flooring offers the selection, styling, ease of maintenance and value, can realistically mimic the look of ceramic and stone and wood grain, linoleum is not a resilient flooring

Products


The company offers different types of vinyl which are a plank, sheet, and tile. They provide different brands as well which are Congoleum, Earthwerks, Engage Flexitec, Mannington, Novocore and Sow Floors.



LVT


Luxury Vinyl Tile floors are a durable, affordable and attractive alternative to ceramic tile, natural stone, and hardwood. Patterns can be created for a modern look with metallic styles or traditional looks with travertine and slate looks.

Advantages of using LVT are ease on joints, quieter underfoot than most hard surfaces, easy to maintain, available in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes, commercial and residential use, real wood, tile and stone looks and easier installation than ceramic or stone.

Types of LVT


  • Planks
  • Tiles
  • Wood looks
  • Decorative borders
  • Geometrics
  • Tile and stone looks
  • Grout option or no grout option
  • Overall patterns

Products


The company offers different Brands which are Aladdin Commercial, Congoleum, Dixie Home, EarthWerks, Engage, Marrington, Mphawk Vinyl, Shaw Floors, and US Floors. They provide different products as well.

Remnants


Their extensive remnant inventory offers an amazing selection of carpet and vinyl remnants at incredible values. Remnants are a low-cost option that can help you find a great looking floor and stay under budget. Choose from a wide array of styles, sizes, and colors that can make a quick improvement to any room!

Remnants are perfect for dorm rooms. Bound remnants are available as well. You can find smaller remnants or unbound remnants. Also, you can find materials only. Size up to 12’ x 20’.



Trusted Brand


Carpetland USA has different brands and most of them are trusted brands. Depends on the flooring options, there are different trusted brands.

For carpets, Shaw Floors, Mohawk, DreamWeaver, Beaulieu, and Lexmark. For tiles; Daltile, Emser Tile, Mohawk, Shaw Floors, Casabella, and Paramount Flooring. For hardwood; Shaw Floors, Mannington, Casabella, Mohawk, Indusparquet, Paramount Flooring, and Anderson Tuftex. For LVT/P; Shaw Floors, Congoleum, Mannington, IVSUS, EarthWerks Flooring Inspired by Nature, Metroflor, and COREtec the Original. For vinyl; Congolem, Mannington, and IVCUS. For laminate; Mannington, Shaw Floors, IVCUS, and Quick-Step.

Commercial


Having the right partner can make the demands of running a business easier and more reward and Carpetland USA would be the perfect partner for you! They have provided high-quality, discount-priced floors for thousands of commercial and new construction projects, and they can do the same for you.

From designers and contractors to builders and architects, Carpetland USA offers its professional partners a wide selection of national and signature brands at low prices in an easy-to-shop showroom setting. Their expert salespeople can assist you in every aspect of your flooring project, from selection and purchasing to delivery and installation.

Speed is key when it comes to improvement projects for your business. Priority is to make sure your project is on time and keep your downtime during installation to a minimum. The crew will be there from start to finish to ensure that you are completely satisfied. And since they have a tremendous in-stock inventory, they can access flooring quickly for an even quicker turnaround. They will work with you and your business’s schedule to keep the project moving smoothly.



Whatever your flooring needs, Carpetland USA has the solution. They have incredible flooring selection of national and signature brands which is always available at low prices in an easy-to-shop showroom setting. Thanks to their established relationships with the industry’s top commercial flooring manufacturers, they can access virtually any product you may need. Commercial flooring consultants are trained to find the right products to meet your needs. Just give the company your specifications and they will provide you with the best recommendations.

Having the right partner can make the demands of running a business easier and more rewarding and they are the perfect partner for you! They work hard to make your projects easier by making sure your flooring selections are delivered correctly and on time. You can rest assured that your new flooring experience will be on time and on budget.

It is obvious that your projects have to come in on budget. That is why the company will work to save you money at every opportunity with your total price. Their national buying power helps you secure the lowest pricing to ensure you are getting the best value. No need to work with multiple vendors for the different aspects of your flooring project. Carpetland will orchestrate every aspect of your flooring from selection and purchasing to delivery and installation. That means that one simple budget with one vendor and money and time saved for you.

Maintenance and warranty considerations should be part of the buying process, and our flooring consultants will help you protect your investment by helping you understand the warranties and maintenance needs of your flooring.

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