All Flooring Solutions Offers All Major Brands of Carpet

ALL FLOORING SOLUTIONS HOW TO BUY CARPETING. WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING WALL-TO-WALL CARPETING, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN DEFINITELY HURT YOU. CONSIDER THAT COVERING A 300-SQ.-FT. ROOM WILL COST $650 TO $3,400. AND JUST BECAUSE YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY DOESN’T GUARANTEE THAT YOU’RE GETTING THE BEST CARPET FOR YOUR NEEDS.

BUYING NEW CARPETING SUCCESSFULLY INVOLVES MUCH MORE THAN RUNNING YOUR HAND ACROSS SOME SAMPLES. THE BASICS YOU NEED TO LEARN: WHAT MAKES A GOOD CARPET, WHICH PADDING IS BEST FOR YOU AND WHAT GOES INTO A QUALITY INSTALLATION.
THE SELECTION PROCESS WHEN SHOPPING, THINK FUNCTION BEFORE FORM. A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT THE FIBER AS A MEASURE OF A CARPET’S DURABILITY. BUT IT’S ONLY ONE PART OF THE STORY. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE ALL OF THE OTHER FACTORS INTO ACCOUNT. OTHER ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER INCLUDE STYLE AND WEIGHT. THE TRICK IS TO FIND A SAMPLE THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS AND STYLE WHILE STILL WORKING WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.

THE TYPE OF FIBER USED DETERMINES THE BASIC PERFORMANCE AND APPEARANCE OF THE CARPET. THE FIBER CONTENT IS USUALLY LISTED ON A SPECIFICATION SHEET ON THE BACK OF THE SAMPLE. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT TRADE NAMES, REMEMBER THAT PRODUCTS FALL WITHIN ONE OF FIVE BASIC CATEGORIES.
WOOL IS THE LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE BENCHMARK. IT IS SOFTER THAN SYNTHETICS, IS EXCEPTIONALLY DURABLE AND OFFERS GREAT STAIN RESISTANCE. BUT AT $50 TO $100 PER SQUARE YARD, IT’S NOT CHEAP. IT ACCOUNTS FOR ONLY 3 PERCENT OF CARPET SALES.

  • NYLON IS A CLOSE SECOND TO WOOL IN TERMS OF DURABILITY AND FEEL, BUT ON AVERAGE IT COSTS A LOT LESS ($18 TO $55 PER SQUARE YARD). IT HAS EXCELLENT SOIL RESISTANCE, COLORFASTNESS AND RESILIENCE. NYLON ACCOUNTS FOR NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF CARPET SALES. SOME NEW OFFERINGS FEATURE ADDED WEAR AND STAIN RESISTANCE. OTHERS HAVE CARBON-COMPOSITE NYLON FILAMENTS WOVEN INTO THE YARN THAT ELIMINATE SHOCKS. SOME OF THESE ENHANCED NYLONS COST AS MUCH AS WOOL.
  • OLEFIN, OR POLYPROPYLENE, IS BOTH DURABLE AND WATER- AND STAIN-RESISTANT, MAKING IT A GOOD CHOICE FOR BERBERS (LOW, LOOP-PILE CARPETING) AND INDOOR/OUTDOOR CARPETING, AND IN COMMERCIAL SETTINGS. BECAUSE IT IS LESS RESILIENT THAN NYLON, IT IS BEST USED IN LOW-PILE CARPETS; OTHERWISE, IT CAN MAT OR CRUSH. IT COSTS $9 TO $30 PER SQUARE YARD.
  • POLYESTER IS NOTED FOR ITS SOFT HAND, OR TEXTURE, ESPECIALLY WHEN USED IN A LUXURIOUS THICK PILE. IT HAS GOOD COLOR RETENTION AND SOIL RESISTANCE, BUT IT’S NOT AS RESILIENT AS NYLON. IT RUNS $9 TO $40 PER SQUARE YARD.
  • ACRYLIC OFFERS THE LOOK AND FEEL OF WOOL, AT A LOWER PRICE—$10 TO $15 PER SQUARE YARD. BUT BECAUSE THE FIBER TENDS TO FUZZ AND PILL, IT’S NOT TYPICALLY FOUND IN ROOM-SIZE CARPETS. THIS MOISTURE- AND MILDEW-RESISTANT FIBER IS USUALLY FOUND IN BATHROOM RUGS.

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