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Benefits of Carpet

Benefits of Carpet:

  • It Adds Beauty and Style. With thousands of carpet styles and colors, your ultimate choice will reflect how you want to personalize your living space. Carpet can be a neutral foundation, or it can be a focal point with vibrant colors and stronger, bolder patterns, and textures.
  • Improves Indoor Air Quality. New Carpet is the lowest VOC-emitting flooring choice available. It actually acts as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen, and other particles, removing them from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen symptoms improve with carpet.
  • Provides Warmth and Comfort. Carpet provides thermal insulation and resistance, or R-Value. In colder climates or seasons, it retains warm air longer, even providing energy conservation. It provides a warm place to sit, play, or work and gives a room an overall cozier feeling.
  • Softens Slips and Falls. Carpet is ideal for cushioning our footsteps, reducing slips and falls, and minimizing injuries when falls do occur. Carpet provides safety for the whole family, but especially for toddlers and elderly individuals.
  •  Noise Reduction. Big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers, sounds systems, pots and pans, etc, make our homes a noisy place. Carpet helps absorb these sounds. Adding a cushion pad beneath your carpet reduces noises further, and teams up with the carpet to create a sound barrier between floors. Carpet on stairs also helps mask the sound of constant foot traffic.
 

Finding Your Carpet:

Created by leading design professionals who know color, pattern and trends, our carpet presents a world of wonderful solutions for your home. Whether your setting is formal or informal, quiet or high traffic, an empty nest or a house full of kids, we have the right carpet style for you.

Following are the main carpet categories—texture, twist, loop, and pattern—one of which is sure to add spice to your space:

  • Texture—The velvety look and feel of smoothly cut yarns. May be deeply or lightly textured to create a fresh, easy-care surface.
  • Twist—The twist is back in this lighthearted carpet trend. It’s relaxed but elegant and sumptuous to the touch.
  • Loop—Modern interpretation of handcrafted styling. For active areas, where you want sass and sophistication without worry.
  • Pattern—Almost an art form. Cut and uncut loops form distinctive designs, for decorating with originality and flair.

 

 

So, which one is right for you?

Each of the above categories cover hundreds of options with varying grade, fiber, color and warranty. Think it’s overwhelming? Don’t worry! Our expert sales associates are here to help you, just a call, email or visit away. Meanwhile, let’s talk about what carpet’s made of. 

 

Two of the most common fibers you’ll see in stores nowadays are Polyester and Nylon. Consider the following characteristics:

 

  • Durability: In general, Nylon is considered to be more resilient than Polyester. When woven in fine threads, the tough synthetic fiber can create tighter twists that can give it the ability to “bounce back” from compaction. Polyester, on the other hand, relies solely on the heat-set, which gives it a memory, but lacks the “spring” that can be found in some Nylon carpets.  With this, it’s important to remember that both Nylon and Polyester are available in a wide range of qualities, so a high-grade Polyester will out-perform a low-grade Nylon any day.
  • Stain Resistance: In this category, Polyester pulls ahead of Nylon. Polyester is a hydrophobic fiber, which means the fiber itself repels liquid, whereas Nylon is very absorbent, and therefore not inherently stain-resistant.  This doesn’t make Polyester the only stain-resistant option, however, as both fibers in carpet tend to come with stain-resistant treatment: such as Stainmaster and Shaw’s R2X.  Another thing to consider is the dying process: Solution dyed or topical coat. Solution dyed means the color goes all the way through (think carrot vs. beet), giving the carpet added stain—and fade—resistance.
  • Feel: Nylon tends to be the rougher of the two fibers, making softer carpets easier to find in Polyester. There are extremely soft nylon fibers, such as Shaw’s Caress Nylon, but the processes required tend to add to the cost. If you’re looking for a soft, downy feather feel, Polyester tends to hold the Golden Ticket.
  • Cost: Overall, Nylon is the more expensive synthetic fiber to produce, and therefore Polyester tends to be the most cost-effective carpet. Again, it depends on the quality of carpets that you’re comparing, but Nylon is generally the more expensive option.

 

Along with Polyester and Nylon, there’s Olefin (Polypropylene), Wool and other fibers still used in the carpet industry, but in the residential field, Nylon and Polyester are the two you’re most likely to run into. Contact us to find the carpet that’s right for you today!