When flooring a room nothing matches the comfort of carpet. Carpeting adds a unique style and coziness to any room. Our wide variety of styles and brands allows us to create the perfect floor for any room. There are a variety of carpets on the market to choose from and it can be a bit overwhelming. To make things easier, we have broken down the key elements and styles that go into carpeting your home or business.
Carpet offers a both style and comfort; however, an often overlooked aspect of carpeting a room is the padding underneath. Carpet padding is a foam layer that provides both additional comfort and extends the longevity of the carpet itself. For comfort, the padding provides an extra level of impact absorption. This puts less stress on your feet and joints. The padded layer also protects the carpet from the wear-and-tear caused by everyday foot traffic. Additionally, when vacuuming, the foam layer allows more air to flow through the carpet. This enables the vacuum to collect more dust and particles that would normally be stuck in your carpet. When choosing padding it is important that it abides by the manufacturer’s recommendations. Simply put, make sure the padding meets the minimum level of thickness for the carpet of your choice.
Plush is the common choice for living rooms and bedrooms. Soft and smooth with a luxurious finish, plush carpet is offered in a variety of natural or synthetic fibers. The choice of fiber determines the carpet’s aesthetics, feel, and longevity. By nature, plush carpet is very comfortable, cozy, and forgiving on the feet. It does show indentations and is prone to staining. With that, proper maintenance and cleaning will prevent theses from being significant issues.
Once reserved for commercial and office use, berber carpet has become a more viable option for residential needs. Berber is often known for its rugged nature and durability. Because of consumer demand, manufacturers have recently enhanced the look of berber carpet to provide you with multiple options. Another selling point is that berber is low cost compared compared to other types of carpeting. In addition, maintenance for berber carpet is a breeze because its thick nature repels dust and particles from sinking deep into the carpet.
Lighter and softer than traditional berber, cut berber is trimmed using a technique that results in each fiber standing up vertically. What you receive is a durable commercial grade material that closer represents cozier, residential carpeting, such as saxony. The material itself is typically softer and more gentle than traditional berber, which can be somewhat scratchy. If you enjoy the strong, rugged characteristics of berber, yet want something a bit more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, we strongly suggest you check out cut berber for yourself.
Saxony is the traditional carpet of choice for most homes. Saxony comes in two varieties—straight and textured. Straight saxony means all the fibers in the carpet are pointing. On the other hand, textured saxony means the fibers are twisted or kinked in different directions. Both varieties offer a soft a feel and a very clean finish. The durability of the carpet itself is dependent on the fibers of the carpet. A good rule of thumb is the more dense the more durability it will have. Saxony is available in nylon, triexta, polyester, and wool.