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Carpet Styles and Fibers

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FloorOnLine represents the three largest carpet mills in the United States: Shaw Industries, Beaulieu of America, and Mohawk Industries full commercial and residential lines. These three mills all located in the carpet belt (Dalton, GA) represent roughly 80% of the carpet manufactured in the United States. Trade names you may be looking for include:

  • -Shaw – Philadelphia, Cabin Craft, Queen & Sutton.
  • -Beaulieu – Coronet, HollyTex.
  • - Mohawk – Custom Weave, Aladdin, Horizon.

We also represent other smaller mills located in the South and South Western United States. Manufacturers and trade names are as follows:

  • -Camelot
  • - Royalty
  • - Atlas
  • -Stanton Royal Dutch Carpets

Carpet Pad:

We represent Carpenter, Foamex and Leget & Plattt. Our stock residential pad is a 6 lb. 7/16″ rebond urethane pad. Our stock commercial pad is a 32 oz. jute pad. We also carry Monterey Pad which is hypoallergenic, has 2 moisture barriers, and a lifetime guarantee. For any questions regarding pads, please contact our sales staff or e-mail us at

Carpet Styles & Fibers:

Below you will find a brief overview of carpet styles and fibers to help you decide which one is right for you.


  • Smooth, soft cut-pile surface
  • Versatile in performance & appearance
  • Works well with traditional rooms
  • Used a lot in formal areas


  • Textured surface helps hide footprints
  • Great casual appearance
  • Extremely popular style
  • Ideal for active families, used in any room


  • Fine, tip sheared surface
  •  Elegant style, very formal
  • Requires frequent vacuuming


  • Textured surface, with nubby appearance
  • Extremely durable, and long wearing
  • Great for active rooms


  • Distinctive carved appearance
  • Cut and loops give a variety of surface levels & pattern work
  •  Multi-colors helps hide stains, and traffic
  • Can really spice up a room
  • Fits a variety of room settings


  • Several different levels of loops
  • Creates a unique looking pattern effect
  • Has a casual appearance
  • Very durable, hides traffic well


  • Loops are all the same height
  • Usually made with Olefin fiber
  • Casual appearance, but extremely durable
  • Great for active family rooms, or basements




Wool: Although somewhat expensive, wool still offers great bulk, performance, and an elegant look.

Nylon: This is the most popular synthetic carpet fiber used today. It offers tremendous value, performance, and ease of maintenance. Nylon provides brilliant colors and hides traffic well.

Olefin: This fiber is also called polypropylene, and is extremely popular in Berbers and level loops. Olefin carpets are highly stain, static, mold and mildew resistant. They can be used for indoor or outdoor carpets, including outdoor turf. Their resistance to matting and crushing are not as good as a nylon fiber.

Polyester: Gives excellent color clarity with a soft feel to the carpet. Lacks the durability of a nylon carpet.

Acrylic: Has a real wool look and appearance. Used mainly in level loops, bath mats, and some velvet carpet styles. Offers good mold and mildew resistance and generates little static electricity.

Mission Statement :


We are committed to outstanding customer service at competitive prices to our builder, commercial and homeowner clientele in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our specialty is residential hardwood flooring and commercial tenant improvement. Please contact our corporate office for references or see our client list. You can also see our answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we are asked


The company owns a showroom east of the freeway (Hwy 101) in San Rafael, just north of the Terra Linda Exit. Our 500 square foot hardwood showroom has samples of solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminate flooring, carpet, cork and vinyl for all of your residential and commercial flooring needs


Our installers are experienced and committed to producing an excellent finished product. Terry McTaggart is the company’s President & Treasurer with 22 years experience in the flooring industry as a self-employed contractor. Mary Ryan is our Controller and Lesley Smith McTaggart is the Secretary.