Whether you want formal or casual, traditional or modern, or anything in between, we have a carpet you'll love.

Carpet in Knoxville, TN

Everyone agrees that beautiful carpeting is wonderful! Carpet gives an experienced designer the latitude to work with an endless variety of moods, colors and textures when decorating a space. Carpet can accommodate any color scheme. For a comfortable, livable feel, carpet is the ideal choice.

As important as the brand and color of carpet you select are the people you choose to install your new carpet flooring. At Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring, we provide the top brands and the top people. We handle all carpet installations ourselves. We don’t hire subcontractors to do the job and then disappear. Let us work with you to find the type of carpet that’s ideal for your decorating desires. Our giant inventories of top brands let you have your heart’s desire when it comes to carpeting. From traditional to country to formal, Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring will provide carpeting that will enrich any interior setting and give you years of performance.

Of course, whatever type of carpet you choose, we also can provide the best padding and superior installation. For more information on our carpet selections, visit or contact us today!

Living room carpet flooring | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring

Types of Carpets

There are several Carpet Construction Types for you to choose from. The experienced professionals from Greater Tennessee Flooring will work with you and you can take advantage of their extensive knowledge and design expertise. Carpet Construction Types we offer include:

With a smooth, soft cut-pile surface, Saxony is always an excellent choice. It is known for being wonderfully versatile in performance and in appearance. Saxony works well with traditional rooms and is ideal for use in formal areas.

This variation of Saxony has a textured surface that helps hide footprints. This is an excellent choice for a wonderful and casual appearance. Textured Saxony is an extremely popular style that is ideal for active families. It can be used in any room, from bedrooms, recreation rooms, living rooms, dining rooms and more.
For the elegant setting, Velvets provides a gorgeous, fine, tips-sheared surface. For any fine home or upscale business, the elegant and formal style of Velvets is a bold and refined choice.

Frieze is a construction type that products an extremely durable and long-wearing textured surface. This type contains highly twisted tufts that curl at the pile surface creating a “knobby” feel. Frieze is perfect for active rooms and active lifestyles.

For a distinctive, carved appearance, “cut and loop” is just right for a variety of room settings. Here’s a type of carpet that can really spice up a room. Cut and loop gives you a variety of surface levels. The available multi-colors help hide stains, and traffic. Very kid and pet friendly!

The construction type called “multi-level loop” is available with several different levels of loops. Multi-level loop creates a unique looking pattern effect for a casual appearance. This type is super durable and hides traffic well.

Usually made with Olefin fiber, Level Loop features even, attractive loops that are all the same height. This type produces a fabulous and casual appearance and is extremely durable. Great for active family rooms, or basements

(Special Note About Berbers: Berbers are big, bulky yarns that are either produced in a level loop or multi-level loop carpet construction. Although many Berbers are made out of olefin fiber, some are made with nylon, or a blend of various carpet fibers.)

In addition to Construction Types, carpets are also distinguished by their FIBER types. Some basic types of Carpet Fiber are:­

NYLON – This is the most popular synthetic carpet fiber used today. It offers tremendous value, performance, and ease of maintenance. Nylon lends itself to an unlimited assortment of styles and colors at reasonable prices. It provides brilliant colors and hides oil and traffic well.

OLEFIN – This fiber is also called polypropylene and is extremely popular in Berbers and level loops. Olefin carpets are highly resistant to stain, static, mold and mildew. They can be used for indoor or outdoor carpets, including outdoor turf. Its resistance to matting and crushing are not as good as a nylon fiber. Olefin carpets are mainly for areas of low traffic.

POLYESTER – Gives excellent color clarity with a soft feel to the carpet. Lacks the durability of a nylon carpet, but possesses excellent stain resistance.

ACRYLIC – Has a real wool look and appearance. Acrylic is used mainly in level loop, bath mats, and some velvet carpet styles. It offers good mold and mildew resistance with low static levels.

WOOL – Although somewhat expensive, wool still offers great bulk, performance, and an elegant look.

Carpet Brands We Carry

Karastan | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring


Karastan carpets are known for artistry, innovation and craftsmanship. Our sophisticated carpet styles range from traditional to contemporary looks and work great in today’s home, home office or business environment.


Godfrey Hirst

Established in 1865, Godfrey Hirst was one of Australia's first textile mills. Based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Godfrey Hirst has grown to now have production plants and facilities across the globe. With our long established heritage, Godfrey Hirst's brands have become household names with a reputation for quality and performance.

The company is proud of its 150 year history and today, continues to manufacture residential and commercial broadloom carpets in all fibres, while specializing in the production of wool broadloom products for North America.

Mohawk | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring


Ever since we rolled out the first Mohawk carpets in 1878, we’ve built quality into every flooring product we make. We continue that tradition today with revolutionary product innovation, award-winning design, and a talented team dedicated to outstanding service. We’re proud to assemble 100% of our carpet products in the United States—and proud to lead the industry as a trusted brand in flooring.

We take this leadership role seriously: Mohawk invests heavily in environmentally responsible practices, from developing renewably sourced products to keeping our facilities and delivery systems streamlined and efficient. We’re dedicated to running our business in the best way we can, and to making a positive impact in our communities.

It’s all part of our mission to create innovative products that make life better… and to bring you the best floor possible.

Nourison | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring


Nourison is the leading multi-category resource in today’s floor-covering market. Our company offers comprehensive programs from signature handmade area rug collections such as Nourison 2000, to prestige designer lines like Calvin Klein, to the best-selling power loom carpets of Ashton House, to the Grand Parterre collection which represents an unparalleled level of luxury and sophistication in broadloom construction.

Throughout the United States and Europe, prominent retailers rely on Nourison for merchandise assortments recognized for their unique combination of beauty, craftsmanship, and value in virtually every price and construction category.

With a consistent and monumental backup inventory on over 4500 SKUs in area rugs alone, Nourison ships over 95% of our orders within 48 hours. This commitment to maintaining an outstanding in-stock position is a special point of pride throughout the company.

Milliken | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring


Milliken is a different kind of company, fueled by innovation and committed to design. Day in and day out, we’re invigorated by the challenge of creating fresh approaches to what we do, to what we create and to how we deliver.

By combining design with unique technologies and great insights, we make floor coverings that are more colorful and more customizable, tougher and longer lasting, softer and more sustainable. We love what we do and are inspired by the power and beauty that meaningful design can deliver.

Milliken Floor Covering is part of Milliken, one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company.

With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance materials, we work around the world, to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable.

Stanton | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring


Founded in 1980 by Sy Cohen, Stanton Carpet Corporation was built on the mission to create a brand that was synonymous with style and value for the decorative market. He has met that mission with what is recognized today as one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and importers of decorative, high-quality branded carpet and custom rugs.

Today Stanton is a portfolio company of Norwest Equity Partners, a private equity firm based out of Minneapolis, MN. Stanton’s three quality carpet divisions represent all key facets of the soft flooring arena: Stanton Carpet, Royal Dutch Carpets and Antrim Carpet. Each division boasts its own branded product line that can be viewed at over 5,000 retail partners nationwide.

Carpet Care & Cleaning

Regular Vacuuming Dry soil that gets into your carpet from daily use includes particles that have tiny razor-like edges that cut and dull the fibers of your carpet. That is why regular vacuuming of your carpet, especially in areas that get the most traffic, is your first line of defense in keeping your new carpet looking great. You should vacuum the entire carpeted area a minimum of twice per week.

­Removing any loose soil by vacuuming is important so that the soil is not worked into the carpet pile by foot traffic. Remember, it is easier to remove loose soil right away by vacuuming rather than let the soil become embedded in the carpet.

­Deep Cleaning While regular vacuuming is the most important cleaning activity, deep extraction cleaning will become necessary to remove stubborn or embedded soil. You can talk to the experts at Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring about the best ways to deep clean your carpet. Your carpet should be dry- or wet-extraction cleaned a minimum of every 12 or 18 months before it shows soiling. You should use a cleaning method recommended by the carpet manufacturer to maintain their warranty.

Natural fibers may require specialized care. Here’s some advice on cleaning natural fiber carpeting:

Wool – When cleaning wool fibers, be gentle. Excessive agitation and excessive heat should be avoided. Wool will be damaged by bleaches and alkaline. So it’s important to clean wool with neutral detergents (pH 5.0-8.0). Dry the fibers quickly to limit yellowing or browning.­

Cotton/Rayon – Cotton and rayon are cellulosic fibers and may be cleaned using all cleaning methods. Avoid using alkaline solutions that may cause the fibers to brown. Don’t overwet this type of carpet, since that may cause shrinking. Avoid excessive agitation.­

Silk – It is important to note that silk should be cleaned using a dry cleaning process. Silk fibers will be damaged by high temperatures, so use cool water. Also, avoid cleaners with a high pH (>9). We recommend that you leave the cleaning of silk fibers to carpet cleaning professionals.

­Synthetic Fibers – For cleaning carpet made from synthetic fibers, it is important to rely on the carpet manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific brand. We recommend cleaning agents designed especially for stain resistant carpet cleaning. BE SURE to follow the directions for dilution and application. Accidentally putting cleaners on full strength from the bottle may damage your carpet. Never use soap, laundry detergent, automatic dishwasher detergent, or any of the strong household cleaning agents intended for use on hard surfaces such as woodwork, linoleum, or tile. Of course, as with any cleaning of carpet, for best cleaning results, always prevacuum the area first and apply a preconditioning solution.

More carpet cleaning

Dry Extraction (Polymer Compound) Method
An absorbent compound saturated with detergents and solvents is brushed in and around the fibers with specially-designed machines or brushes. The compound attaches to the soil particles, and both the soil and compound are then removed by vacuuming.

Dry Foam Extraction Method
In dry foam cleaning, a detergent solution is whipped into foam and applied to the carpet. The foam is worked into the carpet by hand brushing or by a machine with reel-type brushes. Then, the carpet is vacuumed.­

Hot Water Extraction Method
This is often called “steam cleaning.” Areas of heavy use are preconditioned to suspend ground-in soil, and then a pressurized cleaning solution is injected into the pile. Then, the machine immediately extracts the solution with the soil in it. If you choose “steam cleaning,” you should follow the directions carefully and avoid overwetting. A tip to help the carpet dry more quickly is to place fans in the room or to turn the building air system fan to the “on” position.

Here are some more do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind when wet cleaning your carpet:

Remove furniture from the room before cleaning. If this is not possible, place plastic film under and around the legs of chairs, tables and other furniture to prevent rust or furniture stains from developing on the carpet and to protect your furniture.

Use only the recommended cleaning solution strength for cleaning products. Read instructions carefully. Different products have different instructions. Be sure to carefully rinse all detergent or cleaners from the carpet to prevent accelerated resoiling.

Don’t overwet the carpet. Overwetting may cause separation of the backing, separation of the seams, shrinkage, discoloration, and odor.

Your carpet must not stay wet for an extended period of time. The carpet should be dry within 12 hours. Provide proper ventilation or use fans to quickly dry the carpet and exhaust any solution-related fragrances.

Important: Allow the carpet to dry completely before walking on it.

Ask the experts at Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring to tell you more about the Care & Cleaning of your specific brand of new carpet. They can also clean your carpet for you professionally!

Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring also offers Capture® Carpet Cleaner by Milliken. These great products are among the world’s premier family of carpet cleaning products. Ask us about the Capture product line that will help keep your carpets and rugs looking their best!

The Capture dry cleaning system makes it quick, safe and easy for you to get professional quality carpet cleaning results every time you vacuum. The Capture product is a dry cleaning powder made of thousands of tiny particles that look and act like tiny sponges. These “sponges” absorb dirt, spills, spots, odors, and even allergens on contact, leaving your carpet clean and dry. We can provide you with The Capture Carpet Clean Care Kit, which includes everything you need to clean spots, entrance ways, traffic lanes, and even entire rooms!

We carry the complete line of products for your carpet by milliken, including:

  • Capture Care Kit – Your all-in-one kit to keep all your carpets and rugs clean.
  • Spot Eliminator – This aerosol works great on grease and oil based stains.
    Spot & Stain Remover – A liquid spray that is tough on even the most difficult stains like ketchup, wine, and mustard.
  • Pet Stain & Odor Neutralizer – The perfect product for taking care of all types of organic-based pet stains.
  • Steam Clean Detergent – Maximize your wet extraction machine with this powerful detergent.

To find out more about Milliken products for your carpet, click here.

Removal chart | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring

Type of Treatment*

1. Cold Water
2. Detergent solution
3. Ammonia solution
4. Solvent
5. Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in plastic bag. Pick or scrape some off.
6. Vinegar solution
7. Warm water
8. Clear nail polish remover (preferably acetone)
9. Alcohol or methylated spirits mineral turpentine
10. Rust Remover
11. Absorbent powder (e.g. salt, talc or proprietary absorbent powders.)
12. Absorbent cleaner (Host® or Capture®)*

*References to proprietary products or specific companies is for informational purposes only. Be sure to read labels and follow directions carefully.

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Syncrony | Henson's Greater Tennessee Flooring