Introducing the Luxury of Karastan Carpet
Karastan carpets and rugs have always been known for their style and durability. It all began in a North Carolina mill in 1928, when history was made as American retailer and textile manufacturer, Marshall Field, built a loom capable of recreating the detailed craftsmanship and luxurious look of a hand-woven rug. From the moment the first Karastan rug came off the loom, the Karastan name became synonymous with elegant machine-made rugs that rivaled their handmade counterparts.
So far advanced was Marshall Field’s new manufacturing process that the trade press referred to the first Karastan rugs as “Mystery Rugs.” To share the “mystery” of these rugs with the public, Karastan created a large version for the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago. But instead of putting it on display so visitors could simply admire its beauty, Karastan did the unthinkable. They invited the world to walk on it. And so the world did!
More than 5 million people left their footprints, spills and ground-in food stains all over the rug. Then it was time for cleanup. They cleaned half the rug so people could see how well their rugs recover. The rug still exists in the same state today – one side almost unrecognizably filthy, while the other has been returned to its original beauty and luster.
To prove that the demonstration was no fluke, they did it again. This time more than 9 million visitors walked on their rug at the New York World’s Trade Fair of 1939-40 before half the rug was returned to its original condition. Thus the public was baffled again and Karastan rugs became known as “The Wonder Rugs of America”.
At Vander Berg Furniture & Flooring, we have added Karastan to our lineup of beautiful, high quality carpets. Karastan carpets are known for artistry, innovation and craftsmanship. The sophisticated carpet styles range from traditional to contemporary looks and work great in today’s home, home office or business environment.
Every Karastan carpet is designed by an artist, made of the finest materials, and touched inch-by-inch by dozens of craftsmen. By the time a Karastan carpet reaches its home, every detail of the design has been meticulously checked and re-checked for superior quality.
Color gives life to fashion. It shapes our mood, lifts our spirit and reflects our style. The alluring colors of Karastan create a sophisticated elegance expressed through a range of yarns and crafted into a premium collection of distinct patterns and plush textures.
People recognize and appreciate beautiful patterns in life. Karastan carpets are recognized for their distinctive patterns and refined elegance. Our hand-selected collections of alluring patterns invite you to escape the ordinary and express your unique pattern of life.
SmartStrand Forever Clean
Experience an entirely new category of luxuriously soft carpet made from premium yarn with more than 700 silk-like fibers. This breakthrough in soft carpet is achieved without sacrificing quality or durability. SmartStrand Forever Clean has stain protection and durability built into the fiber so it resists crushing and remains beautiful at a level of softness well beyond traditional carpet.
Come in and see for yourself! Our flooring specialists are prepared to assist you in finding the right carpet and cushion for any room in your home.