Flooring is the foundation for
home decor. Selecting the right color and texture
should be central to the decision making process
in buying carpet.
The advent of carpet fiber stain
technology brought about a revolution in color possibilities.
longer fearing the use of light colored carpets, began to demand
wider color choices. Generally speaking, darker shades create
drama; lighter shades create a sense of spaciousness.
There are basic construction types:
cut pile, loop pile, and cut & loop pile. Every
carpet style available is a variation of these constructions.
Carpet texture establishes the
character of a room or home, from the formal look
of cut pile velvet saxony to the casual look of berber.
The texture of carpet allows
you to express your personality and lifestyle. A heavily textured
carpet will also help hide foot prints.
Performance & Durability
Generally speaking, carpet does
not wear out. Carpet performance is the ability of
the carpet to retain the original look and feel of
the carpet over time. Better performing carpet will
look new longer but it is not going to wear out!
There are six factors which affect
the performance and durability of carpet:
The most popular fiber. Durable and resilient brands
of nylon such as Dupont StainMaster Plus, Monsanto
Wear-Dated, and Allied Anso CrushResister add
value to your purchase.
Inherently stain and fade resistant. Good color clarity.
Excellent stain and fade resistance. Best in loop
Face Weight is the number of ounces
of fiber per square yard. The amount of fiber is
directly related to performance and durability.
Twist is the number of times the
fiber is twisted together in a 1-inch length. How
many times the yarn is twisted, particularly in cut
pile, is critical to carpet performance.
Density is how tightly together
is stitched into the carpet backing. Higher density affects the
look of the carpet and improves resistance to crushing and matting.
Adds comfort and improves durability.
Regular vacuuming and professional
cleaning every 12 to 24 months with
hot water extraction will help maintain the original look of
the carpet and improve performance.