Trends for 2017

Large Format Tile

Tile in larger formats, ranging from 16 x 16 to 36 x 24, will be increasingly popular in 2017. This format will be found in all rooms of the home, and commercial sites, on the floor as well as on the wall.

Emser: Crystal

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Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl flooring has developed into an optimal choice for flooring with its incredible ability to mimic wood, stone, and tile. It can be used in just about any application, even in the bathroom or kitchen, due to the waterproof nature of the material.


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Multi-tonal Carpet

Carpet with a heathered look is a smooth way to incorporate colors into the room without being too bold. This is great for those who want to add dimension and texture while remaining timeless.

Stanton: Abbey Hill Antique

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Bold Patterns

For those who are living on the edge, bold patterns are always a great option. Patterned carpet will be found in many homes this year, with bold tile patterns taking the lead.

Stanton: Alpha Dusk
Cementine Tile

Contrasting Cabinets

Why use a single color on your cabinets when you can utilize two? Two-toned cabinets have popped up, using one color for the bottom cabinets and a different one up top, or using one for the cabinets and another for the island. This look is a great way to incorporate both of the colors you cannot choose from.

Wellborn Cabinets

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Smart, Organized Cabinets

Thanks to our cabinet line, Wellborn Cabinets, there are SO many ways you can customize your cabinets to meet your needs. Anything from corner drawers, pull outs, hidden cutting boards, the possibilities are endless.

Wellborn Cabinets: Drawer with Hidden Cutting Board
Wellborn Cabinets: Corner Drawers
Wellborn Cabinets: Baking Sheet Storage
Wellborn Cabinets: Pot and Lid Organizer


Wellborn Cabinets: Cooking Utensil Organizer



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.

Dalton Carpet-7913Stair Runner $$


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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Home Inspiration: Summer

Five ways to add summer’s brightness to your home

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Hot summer days filled with sunshine and bright blue skies that end with relaxing sunsets are here. A refreshing, cold iced-tea (sweetened, of course) makes for the perfect break in the afternoon. Just thinking about juicy watermelon slices have my mouth watering! From summer fruit to flip-flops, bright colors are everywhere you turn. Why not bring this bright summer feeling into your home? Here are 5 quick and simple ways to go bright in your home this summer!

Window Treatments

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Use bright curtains or shades to dress your windows up for the season. Make it fun and floral! Window treatments can also help protect your room from that blazing summer sun and even keep a room cooler.


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One of the simplest ways to add brightness to your décor is with fun accessories. It’s also the safest way to experiment with bright colors since you can easily swap out accessories if they’re not working. This is a great option if you already have a neutral room. From throw blankets to lamps, you’ll find plenty of lively options to embellish your room.


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Go big, bold, and bright! Pick your favorite vivid color and paint an accent wall in your room. You’ll get maximum impact with minimal investment. You’ll be amazed how far a little bit of paint can go!

Accent Furniture

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If you’re looking for something a little more permanent but not ready to commit to a standout wall, you can add some brightly-colored furnishings. An accent chair, a side table, or a brightly colored sofa can add the excitement you crave this summer.


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Whether it’s wall to wall bold or a striking accent rug, don’t forget that your floors can be a great place to add color. If you plan on going bright on the floors, remember to keep the rest of the room fairly neutral. An outdoor space is the perfect place to experiment!

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

Dalton Carpet One Expands Showroom

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ATHENS, Ga., June 16 — Dalton Carpet One, Athens’ best place to purchase flooring and home needs, announces the expansion to their showroom on Atlanta Hwy to include cabinets and kitchen and bath.

The showroom now includes an expanded tile center, cabinets, and countertops from brands such as Daltile, Wellborn, and Emser. Displays by DCO designers include bathrooms, kitchens, a mud room, and even a man cave.

Mike Blanton, President and Owner of Dalton Carpet One, said, “We are so excited about the additional showroom space. Our retailer’s needs are changing, and buyers are looking for various product categories. This expansion allows us to highlight all of our divisions and meet the needs of our customers.”

With a full staff of interior designers and certified installers, home improvement and redecorating projects are always easier at Dalton Carpet One. You’ll find a gorgeous selection of options in our Athens, Ga., showroom including carpet, hardwoods, ceramic or stone tile, luxury vinyl, laminate flooring, area rugs, and now cabinets and countertops. You will always find the strongest warranties, the lowest prices and the highest quality installation at Dalton Carpet One.


Dalton Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned flooring retailer serving the Athens area.  They are part of North America’s leading floor covering co-op. Their showroom is known for carrying a broad selection of beautiful carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl, and area rugs including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. For more information visit


Are you looking to renovate or update your space with cabinets and/or countertops? We would love to take part in your project! We can work on your bathroom, kitchen, closet, mud room, laundry room, or anywhere you may need cabinets! Fill out this questionnaire and one of our representatives will reach out to you at their earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Carpet vs Hardwood

Which is better for your space?

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New flooring can bring back the life to a space by adding a clean new glow with warm colors, glossy finishes, and a uniform appearance without stains, wear marks, or other ugly spots old floors may have.

When you are recovering the floor in a space of your home, there are many decisions that to be made. Not only do you need to decide where to buy the flooring, but you also have to decide if you will do the work yourself, how high the quality of flooring you should purchase, and the color and style. Hardwood and carpet are the ultimate favorites of homeowners because of their favorable characteristics. Choosing between the two can be tough because they do each have their perks.

In this article, we want to help decide if you want to use carpet or hardwood. This can be a tough decision as each floor covering brings with it different benefits and challenges. We think that depending on your space and what you want to do with it, we will help you make the best decision for your home.



Carpet has been a floor covering option since the late 18th century. If you choose the right colors, carpet can look great and timeless. There have been some great advancements in technology recently that makes modern day carpeting much more attractive than some of its predecessors. Materials such as advanced nylons, special coatings, and even advanced polymers made to resist stains completely make modern day carpeting surprisingly easy to care for.

The biggest benefit of carpeting is going to be the warmth and softness. If you want to walk on soft and padded floor, then carpet is a better choice for you. This is ideal for bedrooms and living room areas where comfort and relaxation are sought. The cold surface of hardwood won’t shock your feet in the winter if you have carpet flooring, which will feel like blanket to your feet. Due to the padding and pile, nothing is going to make you want to snuggle up on the floor like brand new carpet.

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Hardwood has been used in homes ever since houses were built. It is a widely available natural resource and there isn’t much to the process of producing it into flooring.

Hardwood floors are available in different grains, colors, sizes, and finishes. Hardwood is easy to clean, durable, and mostly hypoallergenic. If properly cared for, hardwood can be expected to last 100 years or more, making it a nearly permanent feature for your home. Hardwood can be a little more expensive than carpeting, but it is considered a great investment given how long it may be in your home. The biggest benefit of hardwood flooring is its timeless beauty and elegant feel, helping the space feel more sophisticated.

Weighing the pros and cons

Carpet may seem cheaper than hardwood, but carpet has a shorter life and will need to be replaced every few years. Modern day carpets can be expected to last for 5 to 10 years and some luxury carpets may last up to 20 years- it all depends on traffic and how well it is cared for. If properly maintained, hardwood flooring can be expected to last a lifetime or even more, making it a better investment in the long run. Simply refinishing the hardwood if it’s damaged or stained will make it look good as new.

Hardwood is more sensitive to noise and tends to creak, so people downstairs can hear footsteps from the upper level. Carpet is padded and insulated so sounds don’t travel very far. Because it of the padding, children can enjoy kneeling and getting down on a carpeted floor because of its soft cushions. They also are less likely to hurt themselves if they fall onto carpeted flooring.

Traditionally, carpeting is used in rooms like bedrooms and family rooms while hardwood is used in entryways, kitchens, and dining rooms. If you are looking to make your room feel more refined, easy to clean, and you don’t mind spending a little more now for a greater return in the long run, hardwood flooring is the ideal option. If you are looking for a warm cozy-feeling room with less upfront cost, then carpeting is your best option.

What have you decided?

Hardwood and carpet both have their pros and cons, and it is really a matter of preference when it comes to deciding which one to install. If it’s cushioning you want from carpet but prefer the beauty of hardwood, a quick solution would be placing soft area rugs in high traffic areas on the hardwood floor so you still get the best of both worlds.

Carpet and hardwood can do much more than cover your floors. It can be the foundation of a decorating plan, inspiring other ideas. Or, it can be selected to complement existing walls and furnishings. Above all, the floor covering you choose should reflect your personality and bring comfort to your home.

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

Home Inspiration: Cinco de Mayo

Decorate your home with some Mexican flair


Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. In America, we celebrate by eating Mexican food, drinking margaritas, and attempting to speak Spanish.

At Dalton Carpet One, Cinco de Mayo brings ideas of Mexican interior decorating. Mexican will always be a great inspiration if you want to have a colorful result. It shows a great energy as well as a good vibe.

Bright Colors

Bright pink, bright blue, bright yellow- all remind me of the Mexican culture. In Mexico, whole buildings will be painted with bright colors and it can be stunning, yet also a bit too much.

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Add bright colors with festive patterns to your home with an area rug, throw pillow, accent piece, or blanket. This is a great way to add this pop of brightness without overwhelming the space.


Mexican Tiles

From orange/brown Saltillo Tiles to colorful blue and green patterned tiles, this is a common trend among Mexican homes. Lay your kitchen with these huge Saltillo tiles adds warmth to the home. It is rustic, yet luxurious.

Terra-cotta floor patterns in Santa Barbara style Spanish homes
Add a splash of color with these Talavera tiles. They can be used in the bathroom, kitchen, entryway, or any room in the house, really! They come in so many beautiful colors and patterns; you won’t know which to choose.

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Florals can be found in tile, textiles, pottery, and even furniture in a traditional Mexican home. Of course, these flowers are bright pink, red, and yellow. Mexican flair can be added with a piece of pottery with bright flowers painted on it, an accent piece of furniture, or a blanket with floral embroidery. The take away here is bright and bold- add these elements and you have achieved traditional Mexican décor!
Now it’s time for chips, queso, and a margarita. Ole!