Durability depends on three factors: fiber type, yarn twist, and the pile density. Choosing a carpet wisely means balancing all three factors.
- Look for a strong, resilient carpet fiber like nylon. Nylon is the strongest, most resilient type of carpet made.
- Carpets with a tight yarn twist will resist changes in appearance and texture over time.
- The density of the pile is important for proper resiliency and appearance.
Look to see that the cut ends of the carpet file neat and tight. Unless, of course, you are looking at a loop pile carpet.The thicker the better:
Bend a carpet sample into a ‘U’ shape and see how much of the carpet backing you can see. The less backing visible, the denser the carpet.
There will be four prominent considerations in your mind when picking your carpet – your budget, the color you need, the type carpet you want, and a question if the carpet you select will last.
Our sales professionals are knowledgeable about carpet and will help guide you to selections that meet your requirements. Give them as much information as possible. For example: Tell about your family including how many people and ages, which will enable them to determine the best carpet for your traffic patterns. Explain which rooms you wish to carpet and the approximate sizes. If possible, bring a fabric swatch to help in color selection. Tweeds, pebbled textures, and patterns are good choices where spills and soiling are likely. Light-colored carpets show soil, like dirt, sand and clay more than dark colors. Dark colors show lint easier.