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What’s the Best Carpet for Each Room of the House?

What's the Best Carpet for Each Room of the House?

Posted by on October 25, 2016

Carpet adds warmth, comfort, style and more to a home. Carpet has come a long way over the decades and today there are innumerable different options to choose from. Being that installing carpet will be one of the biggest expenses in your home it is a good idea to make sure you have the right carpet for your room.  What's the Best Carpet for Each Room of the House?

Let’s take a look at different carpet fibers to help you make the best choice for each room in your home:

Carpet Fiber

Carpets are available in both natural and man-made/synthetic fibers. There are great qualities to both but there is no one fiber that is just resistant to every scenario. Here are some of the qualities of the most popular carpet fibers and the type of environment that is best for each type.

Wool

  • Soft feel
  • Fair abrasion resistance
  • Great crush resistance
  • Somewhat stain resistant
  • Not Good for direct sunlight

Wool is a great durable carpet material. It is one of the most expensive carpet materials and some people say it is the best of all carpet fibers. Wool is best in a low- traffic areas that you want some luxury in such as a formal living room or master bedroom.

Nylon

  • Easy cleanup
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Great crush resistance
  • Some versions come with stain resistance
  • Not great in direct sunlight

Nylon is a great carpet for high traffic areas that get a lot of use like a hallway, child’s room, family room, media room, or playroom.

What's the Best Carpet for Each Room of the House?Polyester

  • May show some pilling, moderate abrasion resistance
  • More dense versions are better for crush resistance
  • Great stain resistance with water soluble items
  • Resists sun fading well

Polyester carpets are good in moderate to low traffic areas such as a dining room, or a  home office.

Olefin

  • Lightweight and inexpensive
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Stands up to abrasive things
  • Not very crush resistant
  • Very heat sensitive, horrible in direct sunlight

 

Olefin is good for low traffic areas where a spill is bound to happen like a guest room or a screened in porch.

By selecting a carpet type that is best for the environment you are placing it in, you will get more use and life out of it. Of course the proper care is equally important. For more advice on carpet care please feel free to browse our website. For expert professional carpet cleaning make an appointment online today.

 

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