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.

Hardwood Flooring

Remember, like any floor covering, factory finished wood floors will show signs of wear over time, depending on the size and lifestyle of your family. By observing a few precautions and setting up a regular cleaning routine and maintenance program, you can expect years of beauty from your Hardwood floor. The following are examples of the reasonable and necessary maintenance you are expected to perform. They are not intended to be an exclusive list.

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly since built-up grit can damage the surface of the wood. The vacuum head must be a brush or felt type. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar head.
  • Remove spills promptly using a soft cloth and cleaning products recommended by the manufactured.
  • Never wet-mop, damp-mop, or clean your floor with water or other products. This can severely damage the flooring and will void the warranties. Do not use hardwood floor cleaning machines or steam cleaners. See section on Improper Maintenance.
  • Use Hardwood floor cleaner with a terry cloth mop. Always vacuum the floors prior to using a cleaner. Do not allow excess cleaner to remain on the floors surface as this may permanently damage the wood fiber.
  • Important: Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain citrus oils, lemon oil, tung oil, silicon, or ammonia since these warranties do not cover damage caused by non recommended products. Use of these and other such products will harm the long-term performance of your floor and may also affect its recoat ability.
  • Do not use 2 in 1 cleaners with polish that may contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore gloss – the use of these products will void the finish warranty and may produce unsatisfactory results when not applied properly.
  • Keep pets’ nails trimmed, and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
  • Place protective felt pads beneath furniture legs and feet to reduce scratches and dents. Replace pads as needed.
  • Use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects, furniture, or appliances.
  • Make certain furniture casters are clean and operate properly (a minimum 1" wide vinyl surface where it comes in contact with wood is recommended). Clean wheels periodically to remove dirt and debris.
  • Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
  • Exposure to the sun and its UV rays accelerates the oxidation and aging of wood. This can cause the stain and/or wood to fade and/or to change color. We recommend that you rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly. Exotic species such as Brazilian Cherry are more susceptible to color change during the aging process. These warranties do not cover damage from the sun and its UV rays.
  • Use area rugs in high traffic areas and pivot points (e.g., stair landings, room entries, etc.), especially if you have a large family or indoor pets.
  • Maintain the proper Relative Humidity in your home between 35% - 55%.

Squeaky floor boards?

Majority of squeaking comes from the subfloor under your finished flooring product, but on occasion hardwood blanks may be the source of squeaking.

Sprinkling talcum powder over the noisy boards and sweeping it back and forth to force it down into the cracks may help reduce squeaking resulting from the hardwood boards.