Flooring Wizards Helpful Tips for Choosing Carpet Successfully
Nothing compares to the soft, luxurious feeling of carpet under your feet, which also provides a safe, comfortable space for kids to play. Sure, carpet requires a bit of extra maintenance compared to vinyl or tile flooring, but there’s simply no substitute in terms of sound absorption, warmth and overall comfort.
Consider These Things When Choosing Your Carpet
There are so many types of carpet to choose from, and so many colours and designs. Then there are the style of carpet and you need to choose the right one for the traffic area that you are going to lay it in. Durability and softness, wear resistance and choice of colour and pattern also should be considered as important requirements in your quest to choose the right carpet for the job.
Cleaning and maintenance also come into play, in that if you would prefer to have a lower maintenance (vacuuming and wet or dry cleaning) need, then some styles of carpet like a shag pile and many lighter colours will be disqualified from your list.
Durability and Carpet Types
In this article we offer some insights into durability and carpet types. Typically the denser the carpet and the harder the fibre it contains, then the harder wearing (durability) and thus, is generally not as “soft” as some natural fibres.
Wool Carpet – the most expensive of all carpet yet it is very durable, eco-friendly, and soft, but usually double or triple the cost of the more common types of carpet fibres.
Nylon Carpet – this fiber is considered by industry experts to be the most durable for foot traffic. It is soft and comes in a large variety of styles and colors yet as a fiber it is prone to stains. To combat the stains make sure the nylon carpet is treated with a stain treatment system.
Polyester Carpet – This fiber is a nice “bang for your buck” alternative to nylon. You will get more carpet at a better cost. Most of these carpets are made with recycled beverage bottles so they are eco-friendly and stain resistant. Most of the Continuous Filament Polyesters are treated with the same stain treatment as the nylons, despite the natural stain-resistance of polyester.
Solution Dyed Polyester – A carpet that is made a color instead of white and then dyed. Because of the way it is constructed your color selections are limited. However, if you can find a piece that you like within the color lines that are available, this carpet is one of the best values on the market today. It is almost stain proof, bleach resistant, UV resistant, made with very little oil (less dirt build up), color fast, eco-friendly, and all for less than the cost of comparable products. A great choice for anywhere in your home.
Visit any of our Tile Wizards stores for top quality carpets and other flooring materials. Our staff, who are also flooring experts, will be glad to assist you in selecting the right products for your project.
Tile Wizards stores are located across Australia, in and around:
• Sunshine Coast QLD (Tile Wizards in Bokarina)
• Coffs Harbour NSW (Tile Wizards in Coffs Harbour)
• Adelaide SA (Tile Wizards in Lonsdale, Para Hills West, and Richmond)
• Brisbane QLD (Tile Wizards in Brendale, Capalaba, Springwood, and Toowoomba)
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