Here at Express Affordable Flooring, we want to help you get the best floors for your home. We offer a wide selection of flooring options, including countless choices in hardwood, laminate, tile, and carpet. In this article, we will be focusing on carpet flooring and providing a few tips on how to choose the right carpeting for your home.
- Consider Fiber- One of the first things you should think about when choosing carpet flooring is what type of fiber is best for your needs. Popular choices include nylon, polyester, olefin, and triexta, all of which have different strengths and weaknesses in things like stain-resistance, durability, softness, and ease of maintenance. We can provide more information on the various fiber types and recommend the best choices for your particular circumstances.
- Consider Pile- Another thing to consider when choosing carpet flooring is the carpet’s pile, or its length and texture. Some types of carpeting, such as Saxony, have a very smooth pile that shows footprints and vacuum marks, which makes it a bad choice for high-traffic areas, while other types have a more nubby texture that will hide these marks well.
- Check Quality- When buying carpet flooring, you should also make sure you are investing in a high-quality product. Some hallmarks of quality carpeting are high tuft twist number (the higher the number of twists, the more durable the carpet), a high density rating (ideally of at least 2,000, as this density means that the carpet fibers are thick and densely packed for greater durability), and bulked continuous filament (BCF) construction (which prevents the carpet from shedding as much).