The Magic of Carpet and More

Run your hand over thin layers of leather and silk. Feel the subtle fingertip texture of intricate needlepoint patterns. Marvel at the dimensional beauty of beveled, hand-sculpted and handwoven layers of exquisitely dyed wool yarns. You are experiencing the world of Carpet Source, Kansas City’s high-end destination for carpet, wood and laminates.

“We’ve got everything that goes on the floor,” Brian Fey, owner of Carpet Source in Lenexa, says.

The craftsmen who create these works of art use carving tools, glues and thread to combine the brilliantly rich and deep-dyed wools cohesively. Any of the carpets on display can be made into custom-sized area rugs.

“Many of our builders and designers choose one of these statement carpets for a master suite or home office,” Fey says. “Patterns are popular on stairs.”

Choices are endless. The store carries every carpet manufacturer on the market.

Fey grew up in the carpet business; he started working at Carpet Source for his father during high school. Now with his 30 years of experience and his father Dick’s five decades in the business, their family team provides unparalleled service to the Kansas City community.

“We have been dealing with Carpet Source for over 15 years. They are professional in every way. Our customers are always satisfied with their selections, service and value. Brian and Dick are excellent to deal with and are fair in all respects as businessmen,” Tom French, president of Tom French Construction, Inc., says.

As a turnkey operation, Carpet Source receives, warehouses and installs all flooring.

“We have our own installers, many who have been with us over 25 years. Our newest employee, a salesperson, has been with us 10 years,” Fey says.

From luxurious statement pieces to the needs of everyday life, Carpet Source can help. The store advertises the Shaw LifeGuard nylon carpet known for its waterproof backing system.

“Pets are the best thing for my business! The Life Happens collection is possibly the most innovative solution to spills in the last 10 years,” Fey says. “This carpet’s protective layer blocks spills from seeping into the carpet pad, which minimizes pet accident odors and makes for quick cleanup.”

Carpet Source also specializes in prefinished hardwoods.

“The trend is more and more hard surfaces. The higher-end the home, the more hard surfaces you will find,” Fey says.

Prefinished hardwoods offer a quick, clean install, which is perfect for remodels and new construction. Today’s products are thinner and are often used in basements and mudrooms. The material can be glued, nailed or stapled down, or floated above an existing floor. Patterns and price point vary.

“Most people gravitate to the wider planks. The hand-sculpted, reclaimed hardwood look is extremely popular,” Fey says.

The clean, quick install is also extremely popular in commercial properties, such as office buildings and restaurants. Here contractors and designers often choose prefinished hardwoods and laminates with the appearance of stone and tile. Luxury vinyl planks can be paired with carpet tiles for smooth transitions—important in hospitals and retirement homes.

Rugs have been a part of the world for centuries, and they are still relied upon to bring warmth, charm and beauty to a room. For your personal red carpet treatment, call 913.894.2644 for an appointment. Brian Fey and his team of professionals at Carpet Source look forward to working with you.