Carpeting is used in people’s homes across the country. It keeps rooms warm, and it can keep them quieter. Not all carpets are made alike, however. They come in various textures and styles, and they’re made from many different fibers, which leaves many choices available to you. The carpet you pick should go well with the room where it’s being installed, so you should pick carefully. Here’s what you should know to pick the best carpeting for your room.
Carpeting can be both aesthetically pleasing and durable. You can have carpets made from either natural or synthetic fibers. Each fiber has different characteristics.
- Wool: soft touch, crush resistance, fair stain resistance, best used in low-traffic rooms like bedrooms or a formal living room
- Nylon: can be cleaned easily, superb crush resistance, high abrasion resistance, stain-resistant if manufactured properly, best for high-traffic rooms such as a playroom or hallway.
- Polyester: decent sunlight resistance, resistance to water-soluble stains, can be rush-resistant depending on the density, best for low to moderate-traffic rooms such as a study or dining room.
Tufted carpeting is the most popular variety of carpeting that is sold in the United States. It has yarn that’s placed into a primary backing, which forms a pile, which is a three-dimensional texture. When picking out your tufted carpeting, you want to consider its density, as well as its pile weight and height. Carpets with more height look more appealing but can be vulnerable to crushing. Denser and heavier carpets have more durability, which helps them to last longer.
Padding will be important for any carpet. It provides extra cushion while you walk on your carpet, and it provides your room with more insulation. With the right padding, your carpeting will have an extended life span, and it can help muffle some unwanted noise to keep your room calmer. The thickness of your padding should vary depending on how much foot traffic goes on in your room. If you select a carpet with an appropriate amount of padding, you’ll maximize the comfort people get from walking around your room.
Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center
Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.
Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.
With the state of the country as it is, and taking into consideration the safety of our fellow citizens, our showroom is “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.” We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service. We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.” This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation. All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.). This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).
This service is not new to us. We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years. With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”
Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!