Malkin’s Flooring Experts Guide You Through the Maze of Carpeting Choices

The Malkin’s Flooring professionals want to help you create a space where guests “gasp in awe” when they walk into your home. Our dedicated team members know all the latest fashion colors so we can beautify your space—while at the same time helping you make it your own.

Each family has different lifestyles and needs—for example, you may have young children and pets, so your carpet may need extra durability to stand up to wear and tear. You may also want to accent a great fireplace or new piece of artwork with a unique border or custom-made area rug.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the various carpet choices—styles, colors, fibers, and more—that’s why you should rely on our Malkin’s professionals. We can help you select the carpet that suits your home decor, plus your family’s budget and lifestyle.

If You Are Not Already a Malkin’s Raving Fan—Here’s Why You Should Be

We carry all of the major carpet brands like Karastan and are also an authorized Mohawk Floorscapes® Dealer. This means that Mohawk has certified our company to maintain the highest standard of service—based on independent evaluations by consumers with first-hand experience.

Malkin’s ensures our carpets meet customer needs by adhering to the Carpet and Rug Institutes Seal of Approval program. This helps consumers make informed decisions and manufacturers improve their products, so carpets are cleaner, healthier, and last longer.

Our expert installation team gives us the confidence to know that your project will be completed perfectly, because proper installation makes all the difference. A top-shelf, accurate, no corners-cut installation ensures your carpet looks its best and performs as promised.

Carpet Offers Many Advantages

  • Carpet is soft, warm, quiet, and comfortable underfoot
  • Is easier to install than other flooring alternatives
  • It remains the lowest cost per square foot floor covering that can be purchased today
  • Adds style to any room and complements your decor
  • Hides subfloor irregularities
  • Can go over a variety of substrates
  • Protects the original floor under the carpet for years to come

How to Protect Your Carpet Investment

  • Wipe Your Feet—Yes, it’s really one of the easiest ways to safeguard your carpet—just have family members and guests wipe their feet or remove shoes entirely before walking on the carpet.
  • Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum—It is not possible to vacuum your carpeting too much, as the dirt and fibers that grind into the carpet cause the most damage. In fact, we recommend vacuuming high-traffic areas every day, especially if you have pets.
  • Consider Using Area Rugs on High-Traffic Areas—Many families are unaware that area rugs can also be used over carpet. Area rugs don’t damage the surface and if you start to notice wear patterns, this may be a great option to help extend the life of your carpeting.
  • Spot Removing—Even though many carpets offer stain coatings or protection, if you see a spill or stain on the floor, you should still act quickly. At Malkin’s, if you sign up for our stain and spill protection warranty, we provide you with a high quality spot remover that could save the day. It removes most stains but if the spot doesn’t come out, we will send professional cleaners. They can remove most spots at no charge under this warranty.
  • Regular Professional Cleanings—All carpet manufacturers recommend a professional cleaning at least every 12 to 24 months, depending on the manufacturer. And if you have a warranty, a professional cleaning is a requirement to keep your warranty valid (keep the carpet cleaning receipts). We refer customers to Blue Green Cleaners as they stand by their work. Our service providers will send email reminders so you don’t have to think about your routine, warranty care.

Carpet Styles and Characteristics

Below is our general guide to the various carpet styles and fibers to help you choose the best one for your home or business:


  • Luxuriously smooth, soft finish
  • Smooth cut pile surface
  • Versatile in performance and in appearance
  • Works well with traditional rooms
  • Used in formal areas

cut and loop

  • Distinctive carved appearance
  • Combination of cut and loop gives a variety of surface levels
  • Multi-colors help conceal stains and traffic
  • Fits a variety of room settings


  • Textured surface with nubby appearance
  • Comes in solids, jewel tones, and berber flecks
  • Extremely durable and long wearing
  • Great for active rooms


  • Loop style construction
  • Available in nylon and Olefin (polypropelene) fibers
  • Tight loop texture helps conceal footprints and vacuum marks
  • A wool-like look and rugged loop surface

textured saxony

  • Textured surface helps conceal footprints
  • Great casual appearance
  • Extremely popular style
  • Ideal for active families
  • Can use in any room

Brands We Carry

Antrim Carpet & Rugs
Dixie Carpet
Dream Weaver Carpet
Dynamic Carpet
Fabrica Carpet
Godfrey Hirst Carpet
Kane Carpet
Karastan Carpet & Rugs
Masland Carpet
Mohawk Carpet, Laminate, Hardwood & Ceramic
Nourison, Nourtex Carpet
Phenix Carpet
Rosecore Carpet & Rugs
Shaw Carpet, Laminate, Hardwood, Vinyl & Rugs
Southwind Carpet
Stanton/Royal Dutch
Tuftex Carpet & Rugs

Please stop by our Menomonee Falls showroom today or call us at 262-255-1400 to chat with a carpeting professional.

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