Welcome to our Carpet Guide
Carpet offers homeowners more warmth, softness and is much quieter than any other floor covering.
Today's carpet styles, colors and textures blend well with any room decor as well with a variety of other flooring products. From casual to formal you can always find a carpet style that will enrich any interior setting and your lifestyle. There are carpets for all areas of the home including active areas where fashion and function are both important in your selections.
Carpet manufacturers today offer consumers a wider selection of patterns, textures and colors than ever before. Advancements in fiber technology and carpet construction are making carpets softer, more stain-resistant and helping carpets retain their like-new appearance far better than ever before.
Berber carpets, patterned carpets and textured cut pile Saxony are among the most popular choices with homeowners today.Even carpet cushions have dramatically been improved. Carpet cushions are now available that will block spills from penetrating the cushion and soaking into the sub-floor as well as eliminating odors in your carpet.
Listed below are some of the advantages to using carpet in your home:
Overview of Carpet Types
Having a basic understanding of the various types of carpet construction will help you determine the best carpets for your specific situation. For example, some types of carpets do better in high traffic areas than others. Some carpets have a more casual appearance while others look more formal.
Carpet is basically constructed in two types of piles: loop pile or cut pile. Patterned carpet is a combination of both loop and cut yarns or variations of loops set to different pile heights.
Today's carpet manufacturers and fiber producers are combining softer fibers and better built-in stain resistance with special backings that block odors, spills and more! These types of features are built-in to many of better quality carpets offered by the leading carpet manufacturers.
Most carpet today is tufted, rather than woven. The tufting process is similar to using a large sewing machine that is about 13 feet wide with 100 of needles that sew the yarn into a synthetic backing. The majority of carpet sold today are made from nylon fibers twisted into yarns and then tufted into carpet.
How long a carpet will retain it's like new texture and appearance is based on the type of fiber, how tight the yarns are twisted and heat set, and the pile density.
Also, how tightly the tufts are packed together will also effect the long term durability of a carpet. Obviously, by not cleaning your carpets regularly, or by using improper cleaning methods will affect the appearance and life of your carpet as well.
Berber carpets are really just big loops of yarn. Berbers are generally made from polypropylene or wool and are ideal for active areas of the home. that are either produced in a level loop, or multi-level loop carpet construction. Berber carpets are available in several styles including level loop, multi-level loops, or cut pile construction.