All you Need to know About Carpets

In this Article, We are gonna tell you All Information About Carpets

Carpet Fibers

To pick the right carpet material, think about/believe how you live in each room. There are four basic types of carpet materials:


Nylon is the most (able to last through tough conditions) and stain-resistant carpet fibre available when treated with stain protection. It is the fibre of choice for homes with pets and children and for those who entertain a lot. Because of its ability to last, nylon carpet is perfect for heavy foot traffic areas like hallways and stairs.


Polyester is known for its beautiful look, feel and wonderful selection of colours and styles. Polyester carpeting has the ideal (ability to last through/tolerate bad times) for homes with a (usual/ commonly and regular/ healthy) amount of traffic.


Olefin offers good stain and moisture resistance, but scores below nylon and polyester for wearability It is best suited for loop pile construction or high, very dense cut piles.


Liked for/preferred for its natural beauty, wool carpet has natural soil resistance qualities but is not basically and mostly stain-resistant. As a natural fibre, wool looks good for a long time and is organically well-built.

Carpet Construction

Over 90% of (where there are lots of homes) carpet is manufactured as the best carpet. A tufting machine works like an oversized sewing machine with hundreds of needles that insert loops of fibre (stitches) into the carpet backing to form the face pile of the carpet.

How long your carpet will last depends on how well it is made. Quality construction will affect the ability to last, the appearance and the price of the carpet and is most influenced by the twist of the fibres and the density of the tufts.


Twist refers to how tightly the fibre (carpet yarn) has been twisted. The tighter the yarn is twisted, the better the carpet will stand up to crushing and matting. This is especially important in cut pile carpets because the tips are exposed and can easily become untwisted. Wide decorative stripe carpet has the highest twist level at about 7-9 twists per inch (TPI), whereas most cut pile carpet styles have between 3-6 twists per inch.


Density refers to both the amount and how tightly packed together the fibres are within the carpet. The closer together the fibres are placed, the denser the carpet will be, and the better it will wear and perform.

Ways to check for carpet density include trying to reach the carpet backing by pressing your fingers on the carpet fibres. The harder it is to reach the backing, the denser the carpet. Or with outward-facing tufts, bend the carpet into a U-shape and look at how much of the carpet backing is visible. The less backing that shows, the denser the carpet.

Stain-Resistant Carpet?

Think about/believe how you live in each room –you might need more stain-resistant carpeting for dining rooms, but can afford to choose a fancy and comfortable high-pile carpet in the bedroom. If you have kids, pets, and high-traffic areas or entertain a lot, you will want to choose a carpet with stain resistance. The want to protect your home with quality stain resistance won’t limit your choice of carpet styles and colours.

The first (or most important) factor in deciding/figuring out stain resistance is carpet fibre type: nylon, polyester, olefin or wool. Beyond fibre type, most manufacturers apply after-production stain protection treatments to improve the natural stain-resistant properties of any fibre.

Ask your Flooring America Sales Professional for help in making a flooring choice to suit your (way of living). And, be sure to reference our Five Star Selection System to help guide you to the right level of warranty protection.


Carpet texture refers to how the fibres of the carpet are attached to the support of the carpet. Mostly, there are three different types of carpet texture.

Cut Pile

Cut pile carpet consists of yarns that are cut at the ends. The soft feel of cut pile carpet makes it a perfect choice for the most comfortable areas of your home – bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms.

There are five basic styles of cut pile carpet: Velvet, Saxony, Wide decorative stripe, Shag, and Cable, each providing a different look and texture.

The first (or most important) difference among these styles is the number of twists in the yarns that will (in the end) influence the carpet’s ability to last. Textured cut pile carpets are now (becoming popular/moving in a particular way) with fibres of uneven lengths providing a fuller, more textured appearance.


Loop carpet has yarns that are looped and uncut on the carpet surface. The pile height can change/differ from a low, tightly built to a more beautiful high-level pile. Loop carpet has strength and soil-hiding abilities.

This style is ideal for heavy-traffic areas. Berber carpet is the most popular style of loop carpet that can be built with level loops or multi-level loops.


As the name suggests, this carpet has a combination of high-cut tufts and lower loops in a variety of sculptured patterns. Cut-loop carpets offer good performance but are (a) a little less (able to last through tough conditions) than loop carpets.

Dye Methods

There are two popular methods for dying carpet; both methods offer great colour:


The fibre is dyed before the fibre is woven. This method gives the carpet stronger stain and fades resistance, along with resistance to harsh cleaning agents, such as (a chemical that kills germs and removes colour).


This method is completed during the after-tufting process and is most good for woven carpets. It is a process that (accomplishes or gains with effort) solid colours.

Colour Selection: Think of your floor as the fifth wall that connects all other design elements in the room. Think about/believe the walls, window treatments and other furnishings when choosing a set of colours. Bring fabric and colour samples when you visit our store, where our flooring experts will help you. All these elements make a difference in how your floor will look. Don’t forget to check out Installation to learn all about the little details that make a big difference when changing (from one thing to another) from old floors to new ones.

Types & Styles of Carpet… Need More Help? Between fibre type, texture, colour and necessary carpet padding there is a lot to think about when selecting the right carpet for your home. Use our My Design Finder tool to select a style that fits your (way of living) or reach out to your local Flooring America for more information on the best carpet options for you.

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