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Carpet in San Luis Obispo, California

Looking for stain-resistant and pet-friendly carpet, floors that handle everything your family can dish out, for less? Just another reason friends send friends to Phillips Flooring America!

Phillips Flooring America offers a remarkable selection of carpeting in the style, color, and price you want. Your final choice is sure to reflect your own unique vision. But with so many options, the biggest question is where to start. May we suggest exploring all the possibilities at our local flooring store?

Our team is ready to help. Whether you’re looking for a traditional plush carpet, a contemporary loop, or maybe the visual impact of a pattern or print, Phillips Flooring America has what you want. Visit our carpet showroom in San Luis Obispo, CA, today to get started!

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What Are The Carpet Fiber Types?

To pick the right carpet fiber, consider how you live in each room. There are four basic types of carpet fiber:


Nylon is the most durable and stain-resistant carpet fiber available when treated with stain protection. It is the fiber of choice for homes with pets and children and for those who entertain a lot. Perfect for heavy traffic in hallways and stairs.


Polyester is known for its luxurious look, feel, and wonderful selection of colors and styles. It's a good value for homes with a normal amount of traffic.


Olefin offers good stain and moisture resistance, but scores below nylon and polyester for wearability It is best suited for loop pile construction or high, very dense cut piles.


Favored for its natural beauty. Wool carpet has natural soil resistance qualities but is not inherently stain resistant. Wool looks good for a long time and is well constructed.

How is Carpet Constructed?

Over 90% of residential carpet is manufactured as tufted carpet. A tufting machine works like an oversized sewing machine with hundreds of needles that insert loops of fiber (tufts or stitches) into the carpet's backing to form the face pile of the carpet.

How long your carpet will last depends on how well it is made. Quality construction will affect the durability, appearance, and price of the carpet and is most influenced by the twist of the fibers and the density of the tufts.


Twist refers to how tightly the fiber (carpet yarn) has been twisted. The tighter the yarn is twisted, the better the carpet will stand up to crushing and matting. This is especially important in cut pile carpet because the tips are exposed and can easily become untwisted. Frieze carpet has the highest twist level at about 7-9 twists per inch (TPI), whereas most cut pile carpet styles have between 3-6 twists per inch.


Density refers to both the amount, and how tightly packed together the fibers are within the carpet. The closer together the fibers are placed, the denser the carpet will be, and the better it will wear and perform.

What Are the Types of Carpet Textures?

The primary factor in determining performance is carpet fiber type: nylon, polyester, olefin, or wool. Our knowledgeable carpet specialists are happy to help you make a flooring choice that suits your lifestyle.

Carpet textures available include the following:

Cut Pile

Cut pile carpet consists of yarns that are cut at the ends. The soft feel of cut pile carpet makes it a perfect choice for the most comfortable areas of your home - bedrooms, living rooms, and family rooms. There are five basic styles of cut pile carpet: Velvet, Saxony, Frieze, Shag, and Cable, each providing a different look and texture. The primary difference among these styles is the amount of twists in the yarns that will ultimately influence the carpet's durability.


Loop carpet has yarns that are looped and uncut on the carpet surface. The pile height can vary from low, tightly constructed to a more luxurious high-level pile. Loop carpet has strength and soil-hiding capabilities. This style is ideal for heavy-traffic areas. Berber is the most popular style of loop carpet that can be constructed as a level-loop or multi-loop carpet.


As the name suggests, this carpet has a combination of high-cut tufts and lower loops in a variety of sculptured patterns.
Cut-loop carpets offer good performance but are slightly less durable than loop carpets.

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Why Choose Carpet for Your San Luis Obispo Property?

Knowing the features and benefits of each flooring carpet and how it will be impacted in your home will help you choose the perfect floor for the way you live. Our San Luis Obispo customers choose carpet for its variety of benefits in both performance and style, including:

  • There are a variety of carpet styles, patterns, and colors to choose from to satisfy any personal style and match any décor.
  • Carpet's cushioned surface absorbs sound and is less noisy to walk on than hard surface flooring.
  • When considering affordability, carpet is one of the most economical flooring products to have installed.
  • The insulating properties of carpet provide additional warmth underfoot during cold seasons.
  • Carpet is a non-slip surface that is safe underfoot and provides a cushion to prevent breakage when delicate items are accidentally dropped.
  • Most synthetic carpets are treated with static, stain, and soil-resistant treatments, making them easy to clean and maintain.

How to Select the Best Carpet Design

Think of your floor as the fifth wall that connects all other design elements in the room. Consider the walls, window treatments, and other furnishings when choosing a color scheme. Bring fabric and color samples when you visit our store, where our flooring experts will assist you. All these elements make a difference in how your floor will look. 

Between fiber type, texture, and color, there is a lot to consider when selecting the right carpet for your home.  Use our My Design Finder tool to select a style that fits your lifestyle or discuss your ideas with our friendly design experts at Phillips Flooring America! 

Professional Carpet Installations with Local Contractors 

Installations are the most important part of your flooring remodel. For lasting style and durability, utilize our professional carpet installation contractors. We have the experience and professional tools for a swift and precise installation that lasts. Further, we want you to feel confident in our carpet products and installation services, that’s why we back each installation with our industry-best Adore Your Floor Guarantee. Should you be dissatisfied, contact us within 30 days and we'll make it right on our own dime!

Contact us today to start planning your carpet renovation! We proudly serve San Luis Obispo, California, as well as the surrounding communities. 

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