Carpet 101

Anka Flooring offers a variety of carpets that are designed to fit virtually every purpose, decorating style and budget. This page will help you get a better understanding of our products and the selection that is available to you.

Types of Carpeting

Understanding a few simple basics about carpet construction will help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget.

Texture-on-texture design and soft-to-bold colour combinations
Most versatile carpet; gentle softness complements every area of home
Softest carpet available; deep, luxuriant thickness cradles feet in rich comfort
Low-profile, unassuming appearance for contemporary to country to cottage styles and warm, personal atmosphere
Lightly twisted fibers create soft, bouncy, springy feel—great on bare feet


  • EverStrandTM is a carpet fibre that’s made from recycled plastic bottles and is offered in our carpets.
  • Environmentally friendly products in your home with out the sacrifice of quality and style.
  • Outstanding performance with simple cleanability.


  • SmartStrand® with DuPontTM Sorona® renewably sourced polymer uses renewable resources provided by agriculture.
  • SmartStrand is also stain resistant and easily cleans with just a little water.
  • Soft: Tender touches of supreme comfort.
  • Durable: Exceptional wear with long-lasting resiliency


  • Developed by DuPont
  • Renewably sourced polymer
  • Sugar found in corn is used to create one of Sorona's key ingredient: Bio-PDOTM
  • Sorona is spun into fiber used in SmartStrand Carpet.


  • Nylon carpeting for everyday life.
  • Wear-Dated is a premium nylon carpet fiber know for its beauty, comfort and durability.
  • Wear-Dated fiber technology superior performance.
  • Outstanding dyeability ensures a rich variety of colour, patterns and styles
  • Wear-Dated® carpet fibre using Scotchgard Advanced Repel Technology will help retain the original beauty much longer.
  • Ideal for high traffic areas and simple to care for.
  • Wear-Dated® carpets are offered in a wide variety of colours, styles and textures.
  • Scotchgard is trusted for its ability to repel spills and resist soiling.
  • SmartCushion™, a specially engineered cushion that enhances your carpet by giving it a richer and more luxurious feel

Anka Flooring offers carpets that have been been tested under the toughest conditions and passed!

Commercial Carpet types and styles:

Nylon Graphics

DESCRIPTION: Patterns, graphic loops
FIBER/BRAND: ColorStrand and ColorStrand Solution Dyed nylon
Any commercial setting; ideal for active offices, high traffic retail, institutional, hospitality and many healthcare applications. Patterns enliven any commercial setting. Enhanced graphic loop products offer textural variances that create more sophisticated styling and design.
Aladdin Commercial nylon graphics offer a variety of styling options: monolithic, small-scale geometrics, handcrafted woven looks and more.

Level Loop Nylon

DESCRIPTION:Nylon loop/textured loop products
FIBER/BRAND: ColorStrand Solution Dyed nylon
Generally recognized as acceptable entry-level choice for any high-traffic commercial application

Cut Pile Nylon

DESCRIPTION: Solid color cut piles from broad color palettes
FIBER/BRAND: ColorStrand nylon
Popular for office environments, church areas and other related facilities.
Endless options for imaginative borders and creative color combinations.

Cut Pile Nylon Graphics & Precision Cut/Uncut

DESCRIPTION: Subtle, upscale graphic patterns
FIBER/BRAND: ColorStrand nylon
Appropriate for office, retail, hospitality and residential applications.
Subtle graphic patterns provide a natural transition from the solid color cut pile category. Upscale looks add an element of warmth to commercial installations.
Upscale Mainstreet Commercial hospitality products provide smart, sophisticated styling options for multiple applications

Modular Tile

DESCRIPTION: Great styling selection of value-priced modular carpet tiles in various designs and 2' x 2' sizes
FIBER/BRAND: ColorStrand nylon
Retail, hospitality, institutional, health care, corporate, recreational and residential.
Backed with performance-enhancing backing system to extend flooring life cycle.
Aladdin Commercial nylon graphics offer a variety of styling options: monolithic, small-scale geometrics, handcrafted woven looks and more.

Polypropylene Graphics

DESCRIPTION: Graphic loops in multiple color combinations and progressive small-scale patterns
FIBER/BRAND: PermaStrand polypropylene
Most areas of moderate to heavy traffic.
Appealing color combinations and progressive patterns at favorable price points.

Level Loop PolyProPylene

DESCRIPTION: Vivid, natural colorations
FIBER/BRAND: PermaStrand polypropylene
Multi-use moderate and light foot traffic environments, both residential and commercial; great for kid-friendly areas.
Value-based, entry-level products are ideal for both residential and commercial environments. Tight density provides easy cleaning and maintenance.