When shopping for the perfect carpet for your home, it is important to consider the technical as well as visual aspects. Carpet dealers such as Bob’s Carpet Mart have a few samples and professional staff handy to simplify the buying process. Another factor to bear in mind is the amount of foot traffic your carpet will be exposed to. You want the best quality for your money, but how do you know which one is perfectly suited for your home and lifestyle?
When you walk into any of Bob’s Carpet Mart’s 15 locations, you will be able to choose from a wide range of carpet manufacturers, patterns and quality. However, it is recommended that you educate yourself and research your options in order to make a profound choice and get a carpet that provides beauty, comfort and durability for years to come.
Some of the questions to ask yourself include:
⇒ The amount of foot traffic in the room
⇒ How is the room going to be used?
⇒ Does the room provide direct access to the outside?
High or Low Foot Traffic?
The secret to the carpets durability is determined by the right combination of rug and fiber. You can choose carpets that are especially tailored to each room on the basis of whether the space is for casual or formal use and the amount of traffic it will sustain. This will also reveal whether a textured or smooth pile is right for you. A pile comprises of fibers and the thicker it is, the more durable and costly it will be owing to the level of cushioning under the feet.
There are several types of carpets to choose from starting with textures, which are carpets that consist of varied lengths of fibers and are great for high traffic spaces. Textured carpets include cable (soft looped, dense), cut and loop (several textures), l Looped (Berber) and Frieze (knobby appearance). The contemporary cut and loop system can be integrated into most spaces thanks to the diversity of surface textures that offer myriad pattern and design effects in trendy, casual, formal and traditional decors.
Plush or Saxony carpets feature an even pile height, making them dense and plush choices, which are and ideal for master bedrooms, dining and formal areas. In terms of fibers, quality of the carpet can be improved with the heat set and twist of the fibers and the tuft density. An old saying in the carpet industry states the shorter and tighter the twist, the denser and better the carpet. Research performed World Floor Covering Association indicates that 90% of carpets today are crafted of synthetic fibers.