For many homeowners, a house is not considered home without carpet. This soft flooring option can provide warmth and comfort to any room. In fact, carpet can provide so much warmth that it serves as an insulator and can reduce your heating bill. Understanding everything carpet has to offer is a dense subject. There is a lot to know about this lush flooring option. To help expand your knowledge, we have created a guide for getting to know carpet.
Getting to Know Carpet:
- The Material. Carpet is made up of fibers. There are different types of fibers that your carpet can be made from:
- Acrylic. You will want to put this carpet in a low-traffic area of your home. It looks and feels like wool carpet, but is a more affordable option. Plus, it fights against static, moisture, and stains.
- Nylon. This is one of the most popular carpet materials. It is very durable and resistant to stains/dirt. The downfall of this fiber is that it is more prone to static.
- Polyester. This is a hypoallergenic option for homeowners with a wide selection of colors. Best in low-traffic areas.
- Polypropylene. This fiber is good against sunlight, bleaching, and stains. But the fibers can be easily crushed; therefore, a low-traffic area may be best.
- Wool. This is a high-end option for homeowners looking to splurge. It has hypoallergenic qualities and purifies the room’s air.
- The Padding. The carpet’s padding prolongs the life of your carpet while providing a soft cushioning. It is more important to get a quality pad if a high-quality carpet is not in your budget.
- The Location. Carpet tends to work best in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. It provides a soft cushion in case of any slips and falls. Plus, it can help cancel out noise!
- The Cleaning Process. You should vacuum your carpet regularly. Also, you want to make sure that you use a vacuum with a beater bar to remove all the dirt. If you do not remove the dirt particles, they can act as scissors between your fibers; therefore, damaging the carpet.
We are happy to answer any more questions or reservations you may have about carpet. We understand that there is a lot to know and we are happy to help!