BUYER'S GUIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Breaking Down the Characteristics of Carpet
Carpet is inexpensive, easy to install, and comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and texture. If you are looking to buy new carpet, here is a guide to help you get started in selecting the right carpeting for your needs.
CONSTRUCTION of carpets
There are two main types of carpets construction. Carpet construction is distinguished by how the carpet fibers are attached to their backing.
Loop-pile means that the carpet fibers buckled into loops. Loop-piles are very durable, and usually, have a low profile with limited cushioning or multi-level-loops that demonstrate different loop heights that create patterns and textures. Loop piles are very popular today and last a long time in high-traffic areas.
Loop pile construction:
"To get the best performance and most enjoyment out of your carpet it’s essential to select a carpet fiber that fits your needs."
Cut-pile means the carpet fibers have cut tips. Cut-piles is usually denser, and softer. Cut piles have many different characteristics of the fibers can be smooth, twisted, tall, or thick cable fibers. All of which are comfortable underfoot, and depending on lengths creates texture. Cut pile is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.
Cut pile construction:
Table of Carpet Types
Different types of carpet styles to consider:
There are many different types of carpet fibers that not only affect its appearance, but it ability to be durable throughout all your needs.
Here are a few fibers you should consider:
Many manufacturers will declare their carpets to be higher quality fibers, know that there is no universal grading system for carpet quality.
Instead regard your carpet quality based on weight, and density.
Some carpets may look that same; however, it is the technology on the carpeting that makes a difference.
Understanding Various Types of Carpet by: Gonzalez & Sons Carpet Flooring Installer in Phoenix
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