Decorating the house with the carpet helps in getting that instant change of styling. The quality carpet can be perfectly added to any rooms such as the bedrooms, living room, home offices, kid’s play areas, stairs and basements to make it a comfortable and cosy space. Carpets come n different types and brilliant colours to theme it up perfectly to make any room attractive. You may use the eco-friendly carpets for the safe environment, high-end carpet for special finish or the durable carpets for high traffic areas of the house such as the living room or dining areas.
Different Carpet Options That You May Choose
Nylon carpets are the most popularly used carpet due to its durability and resistance to wear and tear. But it is not the best one to fight against the stains.
Polyester carpet is well-known for its luxurious look and feel. It comes in a beautiful selection of colours and styles. It is the best option when traffic is lesser at home.
Olefin carpets are resistant to moisture, mould, and mildew. It can be the best carpets to be used for basements and outdoors. It is durable than nylon. But it is not comfortable to walk on.
Wool carpets are the favourite of many due to its natural beauty. Wool carpets are soft, soil resistance and can be used for a long time. But against it is not stained resistant. It is made of natural fibre and eco-friendly flooring idea.
Acrylic carpets are the most inexpensive alternative to the wool carpets.
Quality Of The Carpet
Quality of the carpet construction will affect the durability, appearance and price of the carpet.
Twist – it refers to how tightly the fibre or the carpet yarn are twisted. The more tightly the yarn is twisted the better the carpet will withstand the crushing and matting. Twisting is more commonly found in cut pile carpet as the tips are exposed, and it can easily get untwisted.
Density – Density of the carpet refers to the amount of yarn used in the carpet, and how tightly the yarns are packed together within the carpet.
To check the density of the carpet, try to reach the carpet backing and press your fingers on the carpet fibres. If it is difficult to reach the backing, the denser the carpet is made. When you bend the carpet into U shape, look at how much the carpet backing is visible. If the backing of the carpet is less visible, the density of the carpet is high.
Point To Remember While Installing Carpet:
- The subfloor or padding underneath the carpet should be installed in some cases. Older padding can be used for new carpet as well. Check for the consistency and flexibility of the padding before installing the new carpet.
- Try adding the new baseboard material. Even if it is time-consuming it would be an added advantage.
- Get the carpet customised by getting it cut appropriately. Check with the installer for the proper estimation of how much carpet you might need for a room.
If you need new carpets or a carpet installed, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Henderson Flooring and we’ll be more than happy to help.