UltraTouch Satin – The Softest Carpet Your Fingers (and toes) Have Ever Felt

The softness you’ve always dreamed of is now available in carpet. Introducing UltraTouch® Satin made of soft Anso® nylon – the softest UltraTouch brand carpet yet. UltraTouch Satin carpet delivers unheard-of softness, colors in harmony with nature, amazing warranties, and durability for the most active families.

Not only is it soft, it’s colorful too. Available in an array of colors including soothing aquatic blues, mossy greens, earthy muted browns, dreamy grays, rich reds and comforting neutrals from cream to taupe. With colors inspired by nature, you’re sure to find the perfect color to design your room around.


Plus, UltraTouch Satin will perform at the highest level for years to come. Just look at these premium warranties:

  • Lifetime stain & soil resistance warranty
  • 25 year abrasive wear warranty
  • 25 year quality assurance warranty
  • 20 year texture retention warranty
  • 90 day satisfaction guarantee

The only thing we ask is that when you stop into our store, you walk over and simply run your fingers through this carpet. Your perception of softness will be forever changed.

Study Says Carpet No Problem for Children with Asthma

According to an old wives tale, carpet flooring can adversely impact childhood asthma.

According to science, this isn’t true.

The Study

If you have a child with asthma and you have carpet in your home, your child is not being adversely affected, according to the “Results of a Home-Based Environmental Intervention among Urban Children with Asthma” study published by The New England Journal of Medicine.

A study of inner city children with asthma confirms that clean, dry carpet is a healthy flooring choice for everyone, including children and adults with asthma and allergies. The study followed nearly 1,000 children from seven major U.S. cities over the course of a year.

The Results

The study showed that removing carpet from the bedrooms of asthmatic children made no difference to improve their symptoms. However, elimination of tobacco smoke and improved cleaning in general did make a difference, such as cleaning with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaner.  Beyond that, no difference was found in the levels of allergens measured in carpeted homes compared to homes with hard surface floors.

At the outset of the study, researchers sought to remove carpet from the children’s bedrooms, but factors such as rental agreements kept them from it. Family members were still instructed to remove the carpet from their children’s bedrooms wherever possible.

Contrary to researchers’ expectations, children with carpet in their bedrooms improved as much and did just as well as children who had hard surface floors.

The study was sponsored in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health.

Source: http://www.floordaily.net and the Carpet and Rug Institute.

How to Choose Carpet


Deciding on the perfect carpet can be a daunting task with all the choices available but it doesn’t have to be. It’s easy when you visit the clean, well-lit, easy-to-shop showroom of a CarpetsPlus Color Tile design center. Plus, with an expertly trained staff, you’re sure to find what you want at the price you need in a fraction of the time. To find a retailer near you click here.

By reading this short article you will familiarize yourself with common terms and it will save you time when you get to the showroom. Let’s begin with the basic choices you’ll have to make.

STYLE: The carpet you choose for your home reflects your personal style and your practical requirements just as much as the clothes you wear. Choose a style or construction of carpet that appeals to your personal taste and suits your lifestyle.

COLOR: Carpet comes in many colors, from solids and tweeds, to berbers and jewels. Making a selection can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Trust your instincts in coordinating colors that enhance the design of your room.

FIBER: To make the right fiber choice, it’s important to consider some simple questions:  Do you have children or pets? Will your carpet be in a high traffic area? Will it be exposed to direct sunlight? Will it be near an entrance from the outdoors? The ideal carpet for you is one that appeals to you visually, and is also durable enough for your lifestyle.

HOW TO CHOOSE CARPET: Carpet Stylescarpet style categories

CABLE: Characterized by thicker, heavier yarns, cables make a bold design statement and provide exceptional comfort underfoot. Cables can also combine a variety of yarn thicknesses, twists and textures to produce a shag-like effect. Great for any room where a touch of luxury is desired.

SAXONY: A smooth and luxurious surface with classic styling appropriate for more elegant spaces with less traffic such as a formal living room or dining room.

TEXTURE: The most popular style of carpet. Slightly twisted fibers create a textured surface with traditional styling that’s perfect for any casual room. Textured cut pile carpet performs well in high traffic areas and is available in a wide range of colors.

FRIEZE: Tightly twisted fibers create a curled surface with contemporary styling. Friezes provide resilience and comfort for active spaces and are less likely to show footprints or vacuum marks than any other style of carpet. A distinctive and upscale look for bedrooms and family rooms.

LOOP: Often referred to as “berbers,” loop pile carpets have a continuous, uncut surface that wears well in high traffic areas. Durable yet comfortable, loop piles are perfect for casual spaces with lots of activity like family rooms, dens and play rooms.

PATTERN: Unique and expressive, patterned carpets use cut and lop pile combinations to create a sculpted look. Available in organic, trellis and geometric designs, this carpet can evoke a dramatic style in bedrooms and living rooms.

carpet colorsHOW TO CHOOSE CARPET: Color

Neutral colors are the easiest to decorate with and can give a room a spacious, airy look. While beiges are the most popular, neutral colors have expanded into other color families such as pale greens, sun-washed yellows, lilac and sky blue.

If you want a bolder statement, use a more dramatic color to add flair and create an upbeat and sophisticated room. To achieve this look, identify a common accent color in your decor, and then find a coordinating carpet color.

As a basic rule, warm colors can add comfort to a room that lacks light, while cool greens and blues can bring a calming ambiance.

Lighter colors can make a room seem larger, while darker colors can often make it more intimate and cozy. Darker colors, berbers and tweeds also help disguise everyday soiling in high traffic areas.

HOW TO CHOOSE CARPET: Carpet Fiber Comparison

NYLON: It’s the most versatile of all fibers, providing exceptional softness and excellent flexibility in creating a wide variety of carpet styles. Nylon is also the most durable and resilient carpet fiber available. Though not inherently stain resistant, most nylon carpets include a stain-resistant carpet treatment like R2X or Scotchgard.

TRIEXTA: Combining the resilience of nylon and the stain resistance of polyester, Triexta provides excellent performance and value. It’s also exceptionally soft and offers a wide array of styles and design options.

POLYESTER: While not as durable as nylon, polyester offers exceptional color clarity, and it is also naturally stain and fade resistant. Polyester carpet offers the best value in floor covering.

POLYPROPYLENE: Polypropylene offers excellent resistance to fading and is inherently stain resistant – useful in rooms with direct sunlight.

NATURAL FIBERS: Wall-to-wall carpet and area rugs are also available in a variety of natural fibers. Wool, sisal, sea grass, and jute are all sourced from renewable resources and provide excellent options in sustainable floor covering.