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How to Choose the Right Kind of Carpet

Choosing the right kind of carpet can be tricky. Whether you’re replacing old carpet or are wanting to change the type of flooring you have there are some tips that will help you to pick the right carpet. The carpet that is right for you is based upon what the room will be used for, style and quality. The type of carpet and the quality is important because it has to do with how long the carpet will last. There are many types of carpet and you’ll feel many different sample types so which one to choose from can be hard.

Knowing what the room will be used for is important. Knowing whether or not that room will be used heavily or lightly in regard to traffic. This is to get an indication as to what kind of carpet that you’re going to need. Another factor to consider is whether or not it will have direct access to outside. Or it will be the center of family events and down time. Thinking about such factors will help you to give the sales person a good idea of the type of carpet will fit the needs of the room you’re going to put it in. An additional tip to know is that grades can’t be trusted because there is no universal grading system for carpets. This mean that a grade 5 for one company will be completely different for another one. The only important rating to watch out for is the traffic rating. Even this though is not consistent throughout all carpet companies for it can mean different things for each company.

Depending on how you answered the above considerations will tell you what kind of style you should get. Carpet can have a very big effect on the room. Smaller rooms can be made to feel bigger when lighter color is picked and bigger rooms can be made to feel more intimate with darker color carpets. Of course, if a room is going to be used a lot by the family then you’re not going to want to choose colors on the lighter side. Such carpets show everything such as dirt and heavily used walkways.

Quality has to do with the life of the carpet. The better the quality the longer the life. Some factors that go into determining the quality of carpet are the twist, the fibers used, and the density of it. The best way to check the density of a carpet is by bending the carpet back. If you see a lot of the backing material then the density isn’t very good. Density has to do with how much yarn is used and how close the bundles of yarn are together. That is going to be your biggest tell on the quality of it however you’ll need to do more research on the type of yarn used because that contributes to the quality of it as well. Here are a few types of carpet to choose from:

  • Nylon
  • Olefin
  • Polyester
  • Acrylic
  • Wool
  • Blends

Choosing carpet can be a headache but knowing what to look for can help. Just remember those few key factors when choosing your carpet and you’ll pick a carpet that will be long lasting. If you’re looking at replacing your carpet though call Nip & Tuck Carpet Repair first! We can make your carpet look new again whether it is damaged or has wrinkles in it. Our certified technicians can make it look like there was never any damage to begin with. We give free home estimates too!

By Ft. Collins Carpet Repair 8-15-2017