If you walk into any carpeting store, you’ll find yourself amazed at all of the choices that are there for you to pick from. You’ll find textured plush carpets, Saxony carpets, Berber carpets, and even commercial grade carpets. There are carpets that can be installed wall to wall, and carpets that can be cut to size with bound edges and carpet squares. However, your first consideration when purchasing a new carpet should not be color, even though that is important. Your first consideration should be how much traffic you are going to have on the carpet. For example, if you plan to lay carpet in the bedroom, then it won’t have as much traffic as carpet in the living room.
Stain resistance is also an important quality when choosing a carpet. This is something to think about with any carpet, especially one that is going to be used in a dining room or playroom area where there may be a steady occurrence of beverage and food spills. You’ll want to inquire about the rating of the carpet as well. Indoor carpeting is normally rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating. Carpets with a 5 rating are considered the best for heavy traffic areas. A rating of 4 is considered outstanding and recommended for heavy traffic areas of your home as well. Ratings of 2.5 to 4 provide normal durability for your home. Those that rate 2.5 or lower should only be used in light traffic areas, such as bedrooms. Choosing carpet based on the type of traffic it will receive can help you save a lot of money down the road on cleaning and replacement.
The highest quality of carpet you can buy is carpet made of wool. Wool carpets are very expensive, although you’ll reap the benefits over years of use as wool will easily outperform carpet made of most other materials. Two of the best benefits of wool carpet include its natural soil resistance and its ability to retain its appearance. The downside to wool carpet is the fact that it is out of reach for most of us. If you can’t afford to have wool carpet installed throughout your entire house, then you should instead have it installed in the room that receives the highest amount of traffic. There are several different man made carpets that you can choose from as well. If you have a high traffic area, then nylon would also be an ideal choice due to its durability.
Regardless of the material your carpet is made from, we can provide you with a thorough carpet cleaning that will make your home look more pleasing and remove particles such as allergens that frequently hide in carpets. We also specialize in upholstery cleaning of all kinds of fabrics.