It can be quite overwhelming when you walk into a carpet showroom and there literally is a thousand option to choose from. You simply would not know where to start. Well, this is why we brought this topic up, to help make this process of choosing the most suitable carpet for your home easier.
When you walk into a carpet store, at a glance many of the carpets may look identical to each other, but when you look into them, there is actually a lot involved in the types of fiber used in each carpet and the overall construction of them. For the sake of making things easier and saving time on reading countless articles on each type of carpet fiber, we are going to be focusing on 4 types of fibers for this article and talk about their pros and cons. Hopefully, this will relieve some stress and make things less overwhelming the next time you step into a carpet store.
The Four Common Carpet Fibers To Choose From
First, is wool, which is a natural fiber formed out of the soft but durable fur of a sheep. Wools are tough materials but are not suitable for homes with pets and children, at least not in the high-traffic areas. Wool is a beautiful material to have as a carpet, and can really luxuriate your home tenfold. A suitable place for wool carpets can be the staircase, or other high traffic areas like the entrances and walkways as it is very durable and last a long time. However, spilling drinks like wine onto it may make you regret ordering it can be the most difficult to treat out of. So having a wool rug at home can be quite rewarding towards the aesthetics of your home and is one of those artifacts that usually gets passed down to generations due to their durability.
Next, we have the polyester carpets. The first thing you'll notice about these carpets is the incomparable softness. It simply feels great and makes a good choice for those seeking to have a cozy and comfortable living room or bedroom at home. One key advantage of having polyester-type carpets at home in terms of maintenance is that it is easy to clean since the fibers are more loosed up that a wool rug for example. Since the dye sights are closed on polyester rugs, stains and other tiny particles will have a hard time sticking onto the fibers, making it an easy cleaning process. However, since polyester is a plastic-based fiber, it may not be ideal for high-traffic areas like stairs or commonly-used walkways. It will over time get damaged and teared up if used in those spots at home as opposed to other fibers. So when going for polyester-type rugs, think of low-traffic areas of the house.
Next is the nylon-type rug and is the most popular type of all because of its resiliency. You'll find in most showrooms that it is the most common in display. It is going to work the best for high-traffic areas, so think walk-ways and living rooms. There are different types of nylons, some are softer than others with different styles that may go well with your furniture in the house. Nylon rugs usually come with a topical stain-repellent on top of them to prevent damage from stains. So this option may suit you if you have kids and pets at home and if you do not wish to constantly maintain it.
Next, we have Triexta carpets, which has been rising in popularity recently. With this powerful fiber, you get the resistance and resilience of a nylon carpet while also get the ease-to-clean element of a polyester carpet, so it may be the perfect combination for your home. If you have pets, kids and an active outdoor lifestyle, then maybe this might be the perfect choice for you.
What you should be asking yourself...
So really the questions boil down to where you plan on placing the carpets in your home, do you have kids and/or pets at home, does your home/office usually have a large number of guests walking in, your overall lifestyle, and how reluctant are you in maintaining it or calling in a professional cleaner. Answering these questions will help you funnel down to your ultimate choice of carpet material and style.
A piece of good advice to keep in mind when visiting a carpet store the next time is to perhaps keep pictures saved to your mobile device so you can show the carpet expert what style and color you're looking for. Also, assessing your household situation like knowing for how long you'd be looking to keep the carpet at home can help the carpet expert narrow down some of the best options for your situation.
Hopefully, with this article, you have a general idea of what you'll be looking for in the next visit to the carpet store. If you need any assistant, you can call one of our very own carpet technicians from Bolton Carpet Cleaner Pro for more advice on 0161 509 6069.