There are considerations you should make when you choose new carpet for your home. There are many choices in style, fiber composition, and color. Some of the questions you should ask yourself before you purchase new carpet include:
• How will the room be used?
• How much foot traffic will the room get?
• Do you have pets?
• Will the carpet get direct sunlight?
• Is there access from outside to the room where the carpet will be installed?
The answers to these questions will help you decide which carpet to choose, from color, to carpet construction, and more. Professionals are also available to answer any other questions you may have.
Carpet Colors that Don’t Show Dirt
You have many choices when it comes to the color of your new carpet. The carpet in your home can be neutral to complement the elements in your home, or bold to become a focal point. Beige can make a room look open and spacious. You can go bold by matching the color of your carpet with your furniture. Warm colors can add heat to a room that lacks light, while cooler colors have a calming effect. Lighter colors can make a room appear larger, darker colors add a layer of comfort. It’s a good idea to take samples to your home and see how they look in the lighting of your home. Tan and gray carpet colors hide dirt well.
There are different ways and a variety of fibers with which carpets are constructed. There are strengths and differences that come with each type. Knowing what they are will ensure you make the right choice for your lifestyle, home, and budget.
• Cut pile. The yarns of these carpets are cut.
• Loop pile. The yarns are all looped at the same height with no cuts.
• Multi-level loop pile. This style of carpet usually has two to three different loop heights to create pattern effects.
• Cut-loop pile. This carpet style combines both cut and looped fibers. It creates a variety of surface textures. Effects include squares, chevrons, and swirls.
What is the Best Type of Carpet Fiber?
It is essential to select a carpet fiber that fits your needs. This will ensure you get the best performance and the most enjoyment out of it. Most of the carpet in the United States contains one of five primary pile fibers: nylon, polyester, polypropylene, triexta, and wool. Synthetic fibers make up most of the fiber used to manufacture carpet in the US. Each come with their own durability, abrasion resistance, texture retention, stain and soil resistance, colorfastness, ease of cleaning, and color clarity. Take your time and use the resources available to you to find the perfect carpet for your needs.
Choosing the Right Carpet Padding
The padding under your carpet is unseen but very important. It’s well worth the time to make sure you’re choosing the right one because it will form the foundation for your carpet. It acts like a shock absorber to increase comfort and extend the durability of your carpet. It also improves acoustics and provides insulation. Check the carpet manufacture’s requirements when selecting padding.