Kick off your shoes we are about to explore the world of carpet
The “softer” flooring.
Let’s dig in and figure out what’s best for you.
We have a lot of questions to ask you first:
How many people in your home? Do you have pets? How many kids? Do you wear shoes in the house? Humid climate? Risk of water leaks?
There are so many factors in making a decision for carpet.
Don’t get over whelmed we are here to help you.
Here are more questions: What makes you happiest, the color or the comfort? Or is it the softness or the style? What is your priority, is the functionality, cleanability or is it the budget?
Let’s walk through the choices together
The carpet fiber will have the biggest impact in how your carpet performs. Each carpet material has unique properties that impact its ability to come clean, stain resistance, durability, comfort, potential to grow mold, eco-friendliness, cost… you get the point.
Wool is strong, static-resistant, and pleasing to the touch. Wool is resilient and also naturally stain-resistant and flame-retardant.
Nylon is durable, resilient, and stain-resistant. It is one of the more expensive synthetic fibers. Also available in solution dyed fiber most stain resistant.
Polyester has a wool-like appearance and is often used for cut-pile carpets. It dyes well, so it’s available in a range of vibrant colors. Polyester carpet is soft, stain-resistant, and affordable.
Olefin is a soulution dyed synthetic fiber usually sold in limited colors. Olefin is one of the less expensive synthetics. Water-and stain-resistant, it’s often used outdoors.
Sisal comes from the agave plant. Sisal is strong but coarse.
Sisal-like carpets are meant to imitate the look of sisal or other plant fibers and are made from wool or a synthetic. These mimics are softer underfoot than the real thing, and they release stains better.
Jute flooring is made from the jute plant, which also is used to make burlap and twine. Jute is softer than sisal but also less durable.
Coir is the fiber taken from the hairy husk of coconuts. Coir is durable, wiry, and mildew-resistant.
Sea grass carpet is made from a variety of reedy plants and has a greenish tint. Although durable, sea grass carpets are not very absorbent; they should not be used in moist or humid rooms.
Style and Contruction
Saxony carpet yarns have a soft twist or curl; the pile is often soft.
Velvet carpet is soft, like the fabric for which it’s named. The pile is short, uniform, and dense.
Frieze is a cut-pile carpet with twisted yarns and a crimped, textured appearance.
Berber is a loop-pile carpets. Because loop pile has no exposed tips (unlike cut pile),
it is especially durable.
Plush pile is cut to a smooth, level height. It is higher and less dense than velvet.
Shag has pile so long it doesn’t stand upright, giving a carpet a “shaggy” look.
Wilton is made on a jacquard loom and can have cut, loop, or cut-and-loop pile. These carpets are tightly constructed, making them dense and durable.
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