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Carpet is still among the top flooring choices for homeowners today, above hardwood or tile. Nothing can match the comfort and soft feel of carpet flooring. New technology also plays a role now, because carpets come in more styles, colors, and stain-resistant options.
Types of Carpet
Carpet features many characteristics that you need to take into consideration when flooring your home or office. Currently, most homeowners are concerned with the level of stain resistance in carpets. There are stain-resistant options made for the home with an active family. Or maybe you need a waterproof carpet to protect your floors from spills and water-related accidents. Whatever the need, there’s usually a style to help.
Deaton’s Carpet One in Jackson, TN, can help you find the perfect carpet for your home that balances both your needs and personal style. Our flooring professionals can help you choose the right type of carpet for your home. We currently offer five types of carpet: level loop, patterned, textured frieze, and plush options.
Level loop carpet has a dense, low profile, which makes it great for heavily-trafficked areas. Patterned carpet is made of loops and cut fibers of varying heights, resulting in unique patterns. Textured carpet has longer fibers resulting in a casual look that’s great for home settings.
Frieze carpet has long, twisted yarns, and these create dimension and sensation underfoot. Plush, or velvet, carpet has a more formal appearance because of its thick construction.
Types of Carpet Fibers
Nylon is most popular compared to other synthetic fibers such as polyester. The benefits of nylon include top-quality performance, and that looks better for longer. One thing you should know about nylon is that it needs to be treated and dye sites need to be filled, and the fiber needs to be coated in a stain-resistant treatment so stains will not fill in the dye sites.
Polyester costs less compared to nylon, but may not be as durable as other options. However, new technology is changing the chemistry of polyester, making it more durable now than ever.
Olefin/polypropylene should be installed in residential areas in low traffic spaces and is best for families who are not very active in the home. These types of carpets are more decorative than they are functional.
Wool is a natural and durable fiber and is a “green” option. Wool is hypoallergenic and allergy-friendly. Wool traps allergens and stops them from floating into the breathing zone.
Triexta is a cousin to polyester. It is inherently stain-resistant and does not need to be treated — many embrace triexta carpet fiber as equal to nylon.
Carpet padding also referred to as cushion, is the foundation of every carpet installation and helps to increase the lifespan and comfort of your carpet. Carpet padding is placed underneath your carpet, helping to minimize the stress on your floors, reduce noise, increase cushion for your feet, and control and minimize stains from going into your subfloor for easier cleanup.
Selecting carpet padding or cushion can be just as important as deciding on a specific carpet style. Think about your lifestyle needs and the anticipated amount of room traffic. If you’re replacing the carpet in a high traffic area, such as your living room, it’s best to choose padding that is durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic.
It’s also important to note that some carpet padding is more environmentally friendly than others. As a part of Carpet One Floor & Home’s Healthier Living Flooring Installation System, we use an Antimicrobial Premium Carpet Cushion which offers health benefits for you and your home.
Stain Resistant Carpet Options
Carpet’s ability to stand up against dirt and stains is a homeowner’s main concern when considering making a purchase. Life’s mishaps are inevitable no matter how you protect your carpet from spills, pet messes, or tracked mud. Many turn to stain proof carpets, but not all are created equal.
It is pretty normal for a manufacturer to offer topical treatments to apply to the fibers of the carpet to prevent dirt and spills from seeping into the core of the material. Keep in mind that there are limitations to how much dirt it is able to repel as well as how long the treatment will last. The chemical coating is better than nothing, but it can sometimes disappoint those who expect more from a topical treatment.
Most manufacturers will offer some sort of stain-resistant treatment, but remember that there is no such thing as “stain-proof.” If a manufacturer is trustworthy, they will not claim their product is stain proof because even the toughest spill, if not treated correctly, could leave a permanent stain.
Carpet for Pet Lovers
Gone are the days when sharing your home with furry friends meant having to set aside your wall-to-wall dreams. Today, humans, dogs, and cats, alike, can enjoy the soft and inviting comfort of carpet.
With more water-resistant and waterproof carpet varieties than ever before, carpeting is made for all types of households- even those inhabited by the four-legged. At Deaton’s Carpet One Floor & Home, there are pet-friendly carpeting options to fit just about every budget, taste, and style. We carry a full inventory of soft-surface waterproof floors in our Jackson showroom, including carpeting and area rugs.