Seamless and Efficient

The entire process from product selection, to on-site estimating, to scheduling and installation was seamless and efficient. The installers always called ahead of time to update their arrival time, were friendly and helpful, and cleaned up after themselves at the end of the day. No stress; no strain on our part. Too bad we won’t need carpeting for another 10-12 years or so; my wife and I will miss these guys! Read more
Wally LagerhausenGresham, OR

Extremely Pleased

I use Classique Floors because Judith supports some of our local communities like SnowCap, and puts ads in the East Portland community news. They are professional, listen to your needs and wants, and I was extremely pleased with the carpet layers. Read more
Beverly FischaPortland, Oregon

Felt Welcome

Your store offered me a product I hadn’t seen before and I felt welcome the eight plus times I went there. The staff is welcoming, your coffee is great and Liz had the answer for every question I had. I don’t think you missed anything! Read more
Brenda MillerPortland, Oregon

Excellent Experience

We just remodeled our kitchen, dining room, utility room and bedroom using your products, your installers and Suzanne, our estimator. Our experience was excellent. We will come back. Our house is beautiful!  We could not have done it without your help. God bless you all. Read more
Susan MazzioClackamas, OR

Very Meticulous

I was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the carpet installers and the nice work that Bill did on the Marmoleum – very meticulous! Read more
Peggy ReillyPortland, OR

Excellent Work

From the bottom of my heart I wanted to thank ‘The Classique Team’ for your professionalism and excellent work. My husband and I are thrilled with our new hardwood floor. I feel like I have a new house. It smells new too! What a wonderful house warming coming home to the job completed. I would recommend Classique Floors to all my friends and family. Thank you so much. Read more
Chris and Scott UsingaPortland, OR

Helpful and Pleasant

I had a lot of excellent ideas from the showroom personnel. I was in quite a few times and everyone was very helpful and pleasant. Thank you. Read more
LizPortland, OR

Very Knowledgeable

Judith was very helpful in talking me out of our original choice and into a much better match and something we will be much happier with. Suzanne was great to work with. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Our installer, Bill, was very helpful and friendly. Read more
LisaPortland, OR
Customer Service Plus!! I recently had a large floor area replaced due to a manufacturing defect. Ryan came out, saw the issue, submitted the paperwork and got the ball rolling. He never said or implied that I was at fault. The job was quickly put in the loop and started. John and Andrew worked efficiently and left a clean work area daily. They were pleasant and communicated what was happening and why. After 7 days, they were finished! But after a closer look several finishing details had been … Read more Theresa HawkinsMilwaukie

Smooth Sailing

Their team is professional, courteous and dedicated to getting the job done right the first time… We know when Classique Floors is on our projects, it will be smooth sailing. Read more
Deborah Matthews - Pacificmark Construction

How do you choose the best carpet for your home and lifestyle?

Soft and plush, natural fibers or sturdy nylon, so many colors and patterns … it can be so confusing! Your best carpet choice will depend on your lifestyle and budget. We’re here to help!

Carpet warms up nearly any room, bare feet are cozy and kids can play in comfort. We’ll help you choose carpet to hold up to muddy feet, or deep, soft plush to sink your toes in.

Bedroom? Think soft and cozy. Office? Sturdy with a dense, flat texture. Living room? Vintage look and color, or crisp modern neutrals. Entry way? We can show you carpet that resists muddy feet and paw prints. The best carpet is the carpet you fall in love with, the one that works for you.

We’ll help you choose the best carpet for your lifestyle

Bring us your design ideas, your colors, and the style of furniture or room décor. Tell us about your lifestyle and the look you want to achieve. We’ll help you pick out what’s just right. Then we’ll come to your home for an in-home project assessment, get your estimate to you quickly and schedule installation. Yes, we install, too!

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We carry more styles than you can find nearly anywhere else and the best carpet brands. And we have plenty of samples in our store in Portland, Oregon for you to see, touch and sink your toes into.

And, if intense softness for the whole house is what you have in mind, we can help you there, too. Learn about Tigressa soft carpet.

Why carpet? Let us count the reasons

  • Carpet offers a huge range of colors, patterns and styles to satisfy any personal style, match any décor and fit nearly any budget.
  • Carpet’s cushioned surface absorbs sound and is quieter to walk on.
  • Carpet is one of the most economical flooring choices to install.
  • Keep your floors warmer in winter with the insulating properties of carpet.
  • Carpet is a non-slip surface that is safe underfoot … less breakage if delicate items are dropped, and fewer tears when toddlers are learning to walk.
  • Because most synthetic carpets are treated with static, stain and soil resistant treatments, they’re easy to clean and maintain.
  • Carpeted stairs are safer, because they’re not as slippery as plain wood.

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To pick the right fiber, consider how you live in each room. There are basically five types of 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.

Sold under the brand name SmartStrand, Triexta represents a revolutionary improvement in polyester carpet fibers, earning a subclass of its own from the Federal Trade Commision due to its superior stain resistance, softness, environmental benefits, durability, warranties, and customer satisfaction.

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.

Cut carpet consists of yarns that are cut at the ends. The soft feel of cut 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 provide a different look and texture. The primary difference among these styles is the amount of twist 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.

Pattern adds detail to a room, whether it’s floral, geometric, or Baroque-inspired and create character and complexity in a room. It can also work in your favor to hide spills, spots and wear and tear. You’ll want to be certain that contrasting patterned carpets in your home work well together and that your carpet fits the overall decor.

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. This is especially important in cut pile carpet because the tips are exposed and can become untwisted, giving the carpet a matted and worn appearance. The tighter the yarn is twisted, the better the carpet will stand up to crushing and matting.

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.

Ways to check for carpet density include trying to reach the carpet backing by pressing your fingers on the carpet fibers. The more difficult it is to reach the backing, the denser the carpet.

Or with outward facing tufts, bend the carpet into a U-shape and look at how much of the carpet backing is visible. The less backing that shows, the denser the carpet.

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.

Stain Removal Guide

Again, consider how you live in each room. If you have kids, pets, and high traffic areas or entertain a lot, you will want to choose a carpet with stain resistance. The desire to protect your home with quality stain resistance won’t limit your choice of carpet styles and colors.

The primary factor in determining stain resistance is carpet fiber type: nylon, polyester, olefin or wool. Beyond fiber type, most manufacturers apply post-production stain protection treatments to enhance the natural stain resistant properties of any fiber. Ask your Classique Floors Sales Professional for assistance in making a flooring choice to suit your lifestyle. And, be sure to reference our Five Star Selection System to help guide you to the right level of warranty protection.


There are a few things that may happen to your carpet after it is installed. They are nothing to be concerned about and can be easily cured.

Most carpets retain some loose fibers after they leave the mill or store. These fibers often appear as balls of fluff on the surface of your carpet or in your vacuum cleaner. With time, they will work their way out of the carpet and no longer be a nuisance. Shedding primarily occurs with cut pile carpets.

Occasionally, loose tufts will appear above the carpet surface. To remove the loose tufts, clip them to be even with the carpet’s surface. DO NOT PULL OUT LOOSE ENDS! If you do, you will permanently damage the carpet.

You may notice some variations in the color of your carpet – one area may seem to change color when you look at it from different directions. This is because light reflects differently as the pile is pushed in a variety of directions. Foot traffic generally causes this to happen and the best solution is to sweep or vacuum the pile in a uniform direction. Shading is impossible to eliminate in some cut pile styles, and is part of the character of velvets and saxonies.

During times of high humidity, your carpet might experience some slight rippling. This situation usually resolves itself as the carpet settles. If not, call your flooring retailer.

The New Carpet Smell
Like cars, some carpets have a “new carpet smell.” It is nothing to be concerned about and usually goes away within a week. To minimize the smell, ventilate the area as much as possible and use fans to keep the air circulating during installation and for up to 72 hours afterwards. Take advantage of heating or air conditioning fans, if you have them and vacuum your carpet often to help remove the odor.

Static Electricity
When your home’s relative humidity is low, a static charge can build up in your carpet as you walk across it. If you touch something made of metal, you get zapped. There are commercially available products you can apply to your carpet to reduce or eliminate static electric build-up. Your carpet will hold less of a charge as time goes by. Most nylon fibers are pre-treated to reduce static electric build-up.

Your carpet will display crushing in spots where heavy objects have been placed. To raise the pile back to its former height, you may have to do some vigorous brushing. You can also try passing a hot steam iron over the indentations, but bring the iron no closer than 6 inches above the carpet. Be sure to contact your sales professional or manufacturer of your carpet to avoid nullifying your warranty.

Here are a few tips to make your relationship with your carpet a long and happy one.

Vacuuming is key to keeping your new carpet looking new. Dirt and grit embedded in the pile will affect your carpet’s color and cause matting, so vacuum heavy-traffic areas every day and lower-traffic areas once a week.

For best results, use a high suction vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or rotating brush according to directions. Adjust the attachment to the proper height for your carpet. For loop pile carpet, avoid attachments with teeth or ridges.

Capture that Stain
Remove stains with Capture, a water-based cleaning solution that safely cleans your carpet without damaging the fibers or stain-resistant finish and will not void carpet warranties. Designed to absorb oily and water based soils that your vacuum cannot, it can enhance the results of vacuuming. Safe around kids and pets, Capture cleans carpets without steam or shampoo and reduces allergens.

Sometimes you need to do a little heavy duty cleaning to get your carpet looking like new again. Many different carpet cleaners are available, but because there is a chance that these can damage your carpet and invalidate your warranties, please call us to check which cleaning method is best for your particular fiber and carpet.

The best method, however, is to hire a professional carpet cleaner to give your carpets a thorough cleaning. Don’t be afraid to ask your carpet cleaner for a reference or a firm estimate and don’t hesitate to call us for a recommendation.

Give It a Rest!
Redistributing the load your carpet bears can lengthen its life so rearrange your furniture periodically to give some areas a rest.

Warranty and Required Maintenance
Regular carpet care and routine maintenance are essential to maintaining your warranty coverage. Over time, normal foot traffic and soiling will cause a change in any carpet’s appearance. Hot water extraction, either alone or in combination with cleaning, is required to maintain your warranty.* The service must be performed by a trained carpet care professional every one and a half to two years to refresh the texture and rejuvenate the fibers in your carpet. You must retain your receipts for proof of maintenance service, should a warranty claim arise.

*Do not use hot water extraction with natural fibers. It may cause fading or shrinkage of wool or sisal.

Each fiber manufacturer has its own definitions and limitations regarding stain, soil and static resistance. Abnormal matting, crushing or loss of texture retention from normal foot traffic is defined by the standard rating scales and definitions set forth by each fiber manufacturer.

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