Carpet Choices

When selecting top carpet installation for your home you have many things to consider and many options to weigh. Carpets come in a vast array of colors and fibers, styles and textures and there are many different qualities of carpets to choose from.

Loop pile has individual strands of yarn pulled through the carpet backing twice, creating a small loop. A cut pile carpet is generally more durable than a looped pile carpet. Loop pile carpets are a good choice for high traffic areas.

There will be the decision on the type of carpet fiber you choose. One of the factors here is cost. While there is nothing quite as luxurious as having wool carpeting in your home most can not afford wool. If you are able to afford wool carpeting you will find that although it cost more at the time of installation, your wool carpet will prove itself to be far superior to other types of carpeting. No man made carpet fiber can come close to the durability, rich look or feel of wool. Your wool carpet can last upwards of thirty years.

You’ll need to know a bit about other carpet fibers. Make sure you ask to see the manufacturers performance rating for each carpet.

Acrylic carpeting is very similar to wool (wool is considered the best carpeting available) and is sometimes called man-made wool. Nylon carpet is recommended for all traffic areas. Olefin is a very low cost easy care material that is often used in indoor/outdoor carpeting.

Dull or dark carpet colors will absorb light giving the room what some call a “cozy” feeling. It is suggested that if you do this, the color of the carpet be darker than the color on the walls. When choosing your carpet remember that the carpet installed on your floor will appear darker than the small sample you see in the store.

With a bit of knowledge you can find the carpet that’s just right for your needs.

Loop pile has individual strands of yarn pulled through the carpet backing twice, creating a small loop. A cut pile carpet is generally more durable than a looped pile carpet. Loop pile carpets are a good choice for high traffic areas.

If you are able to afford wool carpeting you will find that although it cost more at the time of installation, your wool carpet will prove itself to be far superior to other types of carpeting. When choosing your carpet remember that the carpet installed on your floor will appear darker than the small sample you see in the store.

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