Finding the Right Carpet to Suit Your Home and Wallet
There are hundreds of carpet styles, colors, and fibers to choose from, at carpet sales. Each one with their own unique advantage and suitability.
Based on appearance some styles of carpets are better suited for a particular area than others. Saxony is a carpet with cut piles of medium height, very plush and velvety. The high velvet finish is ideal for formal settings that have very minimal traffic. Residential areas usually sport textured saxonies that are versatile and are suited for busy areas. Berber carpets come in tight, small loops and are usually white or off-white with a gray or brown fleck. The newer Louis de Poortere Carpets come in a softer fiber and in a number of solid colors. The frieze shag carpet has long fibers and is twisted tightly. Also known as ‘California shags’ they are highly durable and have a messy cozy look. They are better suited for residential areas and also look good on stairs. The cut and loop carpet combine to make patterns, designs, and textures in a geometric design. The striated linear pattern is a trendy option these days.
The carpet strands can be made of different fibers that can affect the carpets performance and use. Synthetic fibers made from chemical compounds using the help of machines. They reflect the majority of the carpets found at stores, warehouses and carpet sales. The major synthetic fibers available are polypropylene or olefin, triexta, nylon, and polyester. Natural fibers on the other hand use materials found in nature. Wool is the oldest and commonly used natural fiber especially in a wall to wall carpeting. Other fibers include jute, sisal, silk, cotton and coir which are usually made into area rugs. They are eco- friendly and do not release any VOCs. Synthetic fibers are stain resistant and are much easier to maintain. They can be cleaned with stain treatment products or steam cleaning while natural fibers require expensive professional cleaning depending on the type of stain. Wool and nylon are the most durable carpets and can deal with heavy traffic, unlike cotton and olefin. Natural fibers cost more to buy and maintain and are sold at per square foot price. Busy homeowners prefer synthetic carpets for their low maintenance quality and affordable price tag.
You can be sure to find to the perfect one at your home at Louis de Poortere Carpets.