DCO Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here!

Which of course now means you are graced with the joys gift-giving. This can be stressful, so we at Dalton Carpet One have made it easy for you this season. As always, we got you covered.

New Hardware for your Cabinets $

20161130_155459Hardware can change the look of your entire space. These small details aren’t something that many think they would notice, but once the project is complete, you have a refreshed look that won’t break the bank.

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The entrance to your home is the first impression. Make a significant impact with your foyer’s appearance, as well as with your spouse, with little effort.

Area Rug $$

20161130_1543521Add some coziness to your living space, bedroom, or even dining area. The warmth of a new area rug can make a dramatic difference. The fact that you can change them out with the seasons is also a plus.


Carpet for your bedrooms $$

20161130_155847The carpet in your bedroom hasn’t been changed in years. It’s worn, starting to peel up, and wasn’t any good from the start. Upgrade to incredibly soft, incredibly durable carpet. BONUS: use one of our super cushioned carpet padding for a luxurious feel beneath your feet. You’ll never wear shoes in your room again.

room_41312Hardwood for your living room $$$


Give the gift that is classic, timeless, and rich. Hardwood has been the choice for living spaces for as long as floors have been around.

Tile for your kitchen and bathrooms $$$

20161130_155746Impress your spouse with removing that hideous pink tile that still covers the walls of your shower-tub and replace it with one of our many options. While you’re at it, replace the floors with a superb slip-resistant tile that will make the neighbors jealous. Oh, don’t forget about the backsplash in the kitchen! This is another great way to make a huge impact without redoing the entire space. BONUS: add a heating unit for your floors. We have Schluter DITRA-HEAT you can try for yourself in store.

dp_bruce-rosenblum-transitional-round-bathroom_s4x3-jpg-rend-hgtvcom-616-462Window treatments $$$

20161130_160048Still stuck with those cheap plastic blinds that your cat has clawed through? Time for an upgrade! We have beautiful shades and blinds that are remote-controlled. Yes, it’s true. Lazy or luxury? I’ll let you be the judge. Test them out in store today!

skandia-110Countertops $$$$


Granite, quartz, or whatever you think is necessary, any of your choices are sure to please your partner. Especially if you’re still working with Formica.

traditional-kitchen-countertopCabinets $$$$$


Get ready for the gift of the century! Yea jewelry can be nice, but new cabinets for her kitchen will stun and amaze. Cooking and entertaining will be changed forever.

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The Dalton Carpet One Difference

Even More Reason to Purchase from Us

Locally Owned and Operated
When you shop at Dalton Carpet One, you are among neighbors. We live side-by-side with you, shop in other local stores with you, and send our children to the same schools. So we are dedicated to our customers and we care about our community.

Competitive Prices
We are a member of a cooperative, a larger company owned by us and other independent, family businesses like us. Being a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home® cooperative gives us the scale and buying power to offer you, our customer, the most competitive pricing, service, and innovative flooring in the industry, all while maintaining our local and independent identity.

Cooperatives work together to gain buying power and scale. This allows independent, family businesses like us to provide the most competitive pricing and value. Together, our cooperative of over 1,000 member store owners is the largest buyer of floor covering in North America. This means that we can negotiate great prices and pass those savings on to you, our customers. We also benefit from shared best practices and business tools that help us run our business better and provide extraordinary service.

Exclusive Brands
We have more than 20 brands exclusively offered through Carpet One, as well as others. These brands include Bigelow, Lees, Tigressa, Innova, Resista Cutting Edge, Invincible Hardwood and LVT, Rustic River Hardwood, Vero Stone, Laminate for Life, and more!

Leading Flooring Experts
When it’s time to choose a new floor for your home, there are many things to consider. Whether you’re looking for a carpet perfect for active families or a hardwood that stands up to moisture, knowing and understanding the different products and attributes available can help you narrow down the selection. Our amazing sales staff can provide the information you need to understand the different types of flooring materials and the installation process. Dalton Carpet One has more than 1,000 years of combined flooring experience!

Community Focused
As an independent family business supported by our membership in a cooperative, we are dedicated to giving back to our communities and helping others. We live, work, and play in this community, just like you. We are fully invested in keeping our community vibrant and strong. We are your neighbors, friends, and family. In addition to giving back directly to our community, we provide local jobs and a positive work environment.

Every year, we hold two 3-Day Sale events- one in the spring and one in the fall. We offer to install carpet in your home for free if you donate a designated amount to a charity chosen by us. On Oct. 20 – 22, come out to support The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s with our $38 whole-home carpet installation.



Area Rug Guidelines

Looking for a great way to change the look of your room with little effort? An area rug is a striking design element to update any space. It pulls together the space, adds interest to the floor and can even influence the color palette for the whole room. But, that’s a lot of pressure to put on one item in your room. Choosing the perfect rug can be very difficult.

There are rules, and there are many who disagree with these rules. Instead of adding rules to the list, here are three guidelines to help you choose the rug that is right for your room.

Get the right fit
Before you go shopping for your rug, measure the room the rug will be in and map out where your furniture will be placed. Most rugs come in standard sizes (8×10, 9×12, 4×6, etc.). One of these sizes should work for your space, but sometimes that is not the case. Fortunately there are options to get that perfect fit. You can always choose a broadloom, or wall-to-wall, carpet, have it cut to the size you need, and have the edges bound is a great alternative to purchasing a standard size rug. This way it is custom-fitted to the space. Just be sure to keep the rug at least 8 – 10 inches away from the wall to show off some of the floor around the rug.

Hall rugs should have at least six inches of floor showing on all sides. In bedrooms, try runners at each side and even the foot of the bed, or place a rug one-third of the way under the bed so the rest of the rug creates a nice mat at the bottom of the bed. Even a beautiful rug can look odd in a room it doesn’t quite fit into, so follow these tips to be sure the rug looks like it is supposed to be there.

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You can find all sorts of rules about area rugs online, so how do you know which ones to follow and which ones to ignore? It truly is a matter of your personal taste, as long as you define the area without confining it.

With all the rules out there, there are a few that almost everyone will agree on. If you’re looking for a rug for your dining room, it is very important that you choose on that is large enough that all four legs of your chairs will remain on the rug even when they are pulled out. The rug should be centered under the table and extend at least 18 inches beyond the edge of the table so that the rug accommodates the dining chairs without worry about chair legs getting caught on the edge of the rug. Choosing a rug that fits the shape of the table is a good way to help soften the space.

As mentioned above, one rule to abide by is to keep some space in between the rug and the wall to show the floor. You don’t want it to look like you have wall-to-wall carpet. A good guide is to choose a rug that is two feet shorter than the smallest wall in the room. You should swing open the front door and then measure the floor from that point, so the first three feet or so remain clear.

In large rooms, rugs should fit the configuration of the room and furniture. A big room set up with two smaller conversation areas would look best with two separate rugs, as long as they’re linked by color or texture. In the end it is your space, so do whatever feels right to you!

Be Consistent
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Some say all the legs of your furniture should be on the rug, others say all of them should be off, and many say half on half off. There are situations where all these rules work and some of it is just a matter of taste. We say that you should just pick one technique and be consistent. Take a gander at inspiration sites like Houzz and Pinterest to get a good idea of the look you want to accomplish. You’ll be able to tell which “rule” you prefer right away.

The best thing about area rugs is that they are easy to change so you can try something new without a long-term commitment. We have a variety of area rugs in our showroom, as well as binding capabilities to make any fragment of carpet into a rug for your space. We can help you personalize your space to meet your vision.

Dalton Carpet One has more than 200 area rugs in a range of traditional and trendy styles. Whether you’re drawn to wool or sisal fibers, indoor or outdoor options, or not quite sure, let our designers help you select the perfect rug to freshen up your room.

For more information on Dalton Carpet One, stop by the showroom at 3690 Atlanta Highway, Suite 108 in Athens, Ga., call 706.353.0547 or visit www.daltoncarpetone.com.