Most people purchase carpet because they like the look and feel of it. However, when it comes to buying carpet, there are more attributes that should be considered. To help you select better quality carpeting, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share a few elements that are important and should be considered before your purchase.
Density of the Carpet. How close together the fibers are tufted (stitched) into the carpet backing is referred to carpet density. A higher density value indicates a more durable carpet while comparing the various densities.
Carpet Face Weight
Measured in ounces, the weight of the carpet pile per square yard of carpet and referred to as carpet face weight. Many consumers are given the impression that it is the best way to determine a carpet’s durability because face weight has been so heavily marketed, unfortunately. Because several things influence a carpet’s weight, though it can be easy to believe that a higher face weight represents a more durable carpet, it is not always the case.
Twist of Carpet Fiber
Being one of the best indicators of carpet quality, but often one of the most overlooked aspects of a carpet, is the twist of the fiber. As measured to within a one-inch length of the fiber, the fiber twist refers to the number of times that the strands of fiber are twisted together. It is sometimes referred to as turns-per-inch (TPI), but the result is known as a carpet’s twist number. You can easily calculate this yourself. Count how many turns you see in it after you measure a one-inch length of the carpet fiber. Measure a half-inch and then double the number of twists you count if the fiber is shorter than one inch, to get the twist number.
Carpet Fiber Type
Made of is a huge factor in the carpet’s quality is the type of fiber the carpet. Some fiber types work better in certain situations than others, different fibers have different characteristics. Polyester, nylon, olefin (polypropylene) and triexta are common synthetic carpet fibers. A prime role in the carpet industry, natural carpet fibers such as wool and sisal are used less often.
The performance can be influenced by the style. The most common residential carpet styles include Saxony, Berber, frieze, and cut-and-loop. Some styles are better suited for high traffic areas than others, as each style of carpet is available in a range of qualities.
Carpet Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturers’ warranties are included with all carpets. It can be difficult to understand exactly what the manufacturer is offering when the warranty uses terms such as “texture retention,” “abrasive wear” and “exclusions”.
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When shopping for carpet, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration as mentioned. The process is confusing and overwhelming for many shoppers. In order to help you to have a better understanding of what to look for in your carpet, breaking down the process into specific points to consider will help. It is recommended that you talk with your carpet sales professional about your needs and household conditions and listening to their suggestions. Carpet Care 2000 provides quality carpet installation services in Tracey, CA and surrounding areas and we will readily assist you!