From Shags to Riches


“It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That’s the truth.” 
 – Oprah Winfrey


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Taking you on a magic carpet ride.

When I was a kid carpet selections were limited in colour and style.  My favorite was the famous hip hunter green shag. The problem with the shag design was that it so long you needed a rake to fluff it up!

Today, there are many more rake-free options available to choose from so you can personalize your living space. They don’t have to be pricey but can add a richness to your home that wasn’t there before.

Carpets are pretty much magic with so many different uses.  They provide a thermal resistance which retains warm air longer ultimately providing a comfortable soft service to sit, play, or work on; they also have a protective element and provide a cushion reducing slips and falls; lastly, they assist with noise reduction – electronic sound systems are a major factor in today’s lifestyle and by adding carpet, whether it is wall to wall or an area carpet, it helps absorb sound.

Before purchasing an area or wall to wall carpet, here are a few things to consider prior to selecting your carpet;

  • Will the carpet be in a high traffic area?
  • Are there elderly individuals living in the home?
  • Are there pets in the home?
  • Will the carpet be away from direct entrance points?
  • Will the carpet receive direct sunlight?

Your answers will determine many of your choices from color to carpet construction.

If you have questions, or need assistance selecting the perfect carpet, call House Coach today and we will assist you. 647-618-9845.

Our Tips

Using quality carpet padding under your carpet is beneficial because it will help it last longer, feel softer, reduce noise, and provide insulation.  The recommended thickness is ½ inch under padding to provide the best results.


Adding an area carpet actually improves indoor air quality as it acts as a passive air filter trapping dust, pollen, and other particles and removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with carpet.

Our Promotion

Replacing or Updating a carpet or floor when selling a property provides a high return on your investment.  When you book a staging job with House Coach between June 15th and July 15th, you can receive 10% off carpet or flooring when purchased from The Carpet Mill (applicable with material only, not area carpets or labour).

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Our Partner

Established in 1993, Carpet Mill brings you the best in flooring at a great price, formidable selection and exceptional craftsmanship. We can help with flooring projects small and large and we carry an extensive inventory of carpet remnants in stock, which we can install within days. We are also very passionate about what we do and care about the outcome of every project.

Drop by our showroom at the corner of Gerrard and Carlaw, or visit our website at

Carpet Mill
469 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 3H9
(416) 462 – 9006

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