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Find answers to our most frequently asked questions

What can I expect during my installation?

Since each floor covering is slightly different, your installation will be assessed and personalized to your specific requirements. Before the process begins, an associate will explain the process with information about every step and answer your questions. Call us at 919.933.2916 to schedule your free in-home estimate!

Can I install new flooring over the existing flooring?

It depends. There are many factors to consider before placing any flooring on top of another. It's essential to follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

What's the difference between nylon and polyester carpet?

Nylon and polyester refer to the fibers used to make carpets. Nylon tends to be more durable, but it is less resistant to stains and more expensive than polyester. Polyester's main disadvantage is that it tends to crush rather quickly in high-traffic areas.

How Often Should You Replace Your Carpet?

Carpet can last anywhere from five to 15 years, depending on the carpet type, carpet cushion, carpet fibers, and how much foot traffic it endures. Even in barely-used rooms, high-quality carpets will start showing signs of age after 10 years as the padding deteriorates, the threads wear, and the shades shift. Often, older carpets catch and retain more allergens and particulate matter, which may cause your allergies to act up. If you notice an increase in allergies, one source may be your older carpet.

Can I keep the existing carpet pad?

While you technically can, we don't recommend you do. Not all carpet pad is made the same or appropriate for all uses. Also, the old carpet pad retains stains from spills and odors from previous use.

Why does my new carpet smell like chemicals?

New carpet emits off-gassing of VOCs or volatile organic compounds and other agents used to make the carpet. That new carpet smell is not a health concern though, carpet emits lower VOC levels than most flooring, and the smell should subside within 24-48 hours.

What is the difference between laminate and luxury vinyl?

While laminate flooring and luxury vinyl look similar, these materials have a few key differences. Luxury vinyl is waterproof, making it versatile and an excellent option for any room. Laminate flooring usually has a fiberboard core, which makes it susceptible to damage from water. Laminate tends to look more natural than vinyl because it is made of more natural materials.

Is laminate flooring good in moist areas?

Generally, laminate flooring is not a great option where moisture is present often. Laminate is made with natural materials that can swell and warp. Laminate is better for half baths rather than full baths or dry finished basements.

Is board thickness important for laminate flooring?

The thicker the board, the less likely there are bends when the subfloor is not even. Board thickness ranges from 7 millimeters to 12 millimeters wide.

Is new flooring a safe investment?

Having new flooring installed provides a great return on investment. According to, new flooring offers an ROI of 70-80% of dollars spent, improving the home's value.

Do you have images of past work?

You can see our work in our project gallery!

At Triangle Flooring Center, you will find we are a flooring store located in Carrboro, NC, that caters to all your flooring needs, from product selection through installation and beyond. When you're ready to speak with an associate, we are prepared to work alongside you for outstanding results.

We invite you to visit our showroom at your convenience. We look forward to helping you find the best flooring and services for your home.