Choosing the perfect carpet for your home can seem a bit overwhelming, can’t it? Right off the bat, you’ll notice a huge variety of options. Colors and textures and benefits and features are all great, if you know exactly what you are looking for. Here are a few tips for picking your new carpet.
- Think About Fiber
One of the first things you’ll need to decide are what fiber your carpet needs to be. Nylon is perhaps the most popular choice because it is very durable. Polyester can bring a good balance by providing great quality and durability at a pocket-friendly cost.
- Consider Stains
Stain resistant carpets will last longer, although they might be slightly more expensive. Carpets that are made with stain resistant fibers are called “inherently stain resistant”. Also, carpet can be treated with a stain treatment to boost resistance. Some carpet treatments include topical stain treatment, which treat just the top layer of the fiber, and whole fiber treatment, which treats the entire carpet fiber and its backing.
This is where things can get a little confusing. There are many types of carpets, all with their unique properties. Plush saxony is the soft, pillow-like carpet that many people love, and berber is constructed with looped fibers that make it a durable choice. Choose a LCL, or level loop cut, if you want a mix of berber and plush. LCL has both standing and looped fibers.
While there are many carpet considerations, keeping these three in mind will help you pick the perfect carpet for your home. The best consideration is to keep in mind your budget versus your needs. Making a responsible choice means picking the carpet that will serve your needs for the long-term without breaking the bank now, talk to a professional flooring expert at CRT Flooring.