With a broad range of expertise in carpet installation and wholesale carpets, we’re qualified to handle any of your carpeting projects. Our highly trained staff is able to advise you regarding all your flooring needs. We help you select the best flooring for your needs, the area you are renovating, and your budget. Carpet is not appropriate for all areas, but when it is appropriate, you can count on us to help you select the best carpet for your needs and budget. Our trained technicians have the expertise to install all types of carpeting in areas you prefer.
CARPET FLOORING TYPES
All types of carpeting are similar. They are all made the same way, with fibers looped through a backing. However, the similarities end there.
From there, your carpeting follows your style in 4 ways.
Fiber, Pile, Density and Texture.
And this doesn’t even speak to color.
Carpeting can be made of either natural or synthetic fibers. Each are commonly used and each boasts its own advantages.
Natural fibers like wool offer deeper, richer looks and are more resistant to dirt and dust because of their tightly packed fiber.
On the other hand synthetic fibers like Nylon and Olefin are best known for being more spill and moisture resistant.
There 4 main components to any carpet...fiber, pile, density and texture.
Fiber is the material from which the carpet is made. The only natural fiber used to make carpeting is wool. Synthetic materials that are commonly used are polypropylene, nylon or polyester. Wool gives your carpet a more luxurious look and feel, and is still considered the premiere carpeting. However, synthetics, such as nylon tend to be more stain resistant.
Pile refers to the loops of the carpeting. Similar to density, this is more about the actual stitches, rather than the weight and denseness. The best example of higher pile loops can be seen in what has been called “shag” carpets. Very low pile loops are commonly seen in outdoor carpeting. Most carpets are somewhere in between.
Density is a measure of how closely packed a carpet’s fibers are. In general, higher densities mean higher durability. Basically, more density means more yarn. All things being equal, consider your favorite knit sweater. The closer knit and the higher density of the stitches, the more durable the sweater. The same is true of carpet.
Texture, more than any other factor, determines the look and feel of your carpet. The two common carpet textures are cut pile and loop pile. Cut pile carpet has its fibers cut evenly across. The fibers are only looped through the backing. Loop pile carpet is uncut. A continuous strand of fiber is looped both on top and through the backing. There are also carpets that use combinations of the two. A common term, when thinking of carpeting, “plush,” refers to the texture of the carpet.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CARPET FLOORING
Carpet is one of the most comfortable flooring options. This makes it great for bedrooms and common rooms where you may be barefoot. Pet hair is easily managed with vacuums specifically created for that purpose. Do not use anywhere there is moisture.
Carpet is not a flooring known for its durability. It is prone to staining and capturing moisture and odor. High density carpets are more durable due to their tightly packed fibers. These offer more resistance than lower density carpets.
PETS & KIDS
Carpet can be difficult to maintain with pets and kids. Carpeting is prone to staining, as well as trapping fur and odor. Pet nails may also snag on carpets with looped fibers. All these problems can be managed, however, they should be taken into consideration when considering your flooring options.
Always treat spills and stains immediately. The longer they sit, the harder they are to clean. When cleaning remove as much solid waste as possible. Blot any moisture with a dry cloth. Using cleaning solvents as necessary. Vacuuming weekly helps preserve not only cleanliness, but also the overall health and longevity of your carpet.