Stainmaster® Carpet – Is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Considering new carpet for your home? It’s best to think about your lifestyle and the wear and tear you put on your flooring. Do you have kids, pets, lots of traffic? All of these factors can play into what type of carpet is best for your home and the rooms in which you’re putting it. Keep in mind the fiber, twist and density to find the best type of carpet for your home.
Many homeowners go with Stainmaster® carpet because it is one of the most durable and easy to clean carpets on the market. Natural or synthetic fiber is converted to yarn and then locked into a backing to form the pile or surface that you walk on. The twist of the carpet describes the binding of the yarn on itself. The tighter the twist the more the carpet will resist changes in appearance and texture such as high traffic areas or marks from furniture.
The density is the amount of mail in the carpet and how close the tufts are to one another. You can press your fingers on the carpet and try to reach the carpet backing. Or, bend the carpet to see how much of the backing shows; the less backing you see the more dense the carpet.
Stainmaster® offers several different types of carpets depending on the usage. The Active Family line is one of the most durable and easy to clean making it the ultimate choice for families with small children or dogs running in and out of the house. TruSoft is true to its name by being one of the softest carpets available. It’s perfect for bedrooms or vanity areas. Solar Max resists fading in intense sunlight so it could be ready for an area because a lot of direct sun. And Essentials which provides a simple stain and soil protection for every day usage.
Stainmaster® carpets to carry warranties and require steam cleaning at least every 18 months. It’s a good idea to pull out as much stains as possible right when they happen but for those ground in dirt stains or high traffic areas, contact a professional carpet cleaner when the time comes to really bring your carpet back to life.