Whether you decide to install vinyl or bamboo flooring in your home, you will still need to pick a floor that offers optimal value for money. So, the floor you pick will need to have an attractive design, texture and look. It should be able to complement and enhance the visual appeal of your home interiors. It should be strong and sturdy enough to last you for several years. Cleaning and maintaining the carpet should be easy as well. Moreover, when it comes to comfort and luxury, the carpet should look and feel comfortable underfoot. Lastly, the carpet should offer a perfect fusion of affordability and comfort.
Clearly, unless you do your homework, you will not end up selecting the perfect carpet in your very first attempt. You will need to pick the brains of the staff at the flooring showroom to ascertain the flooring option that best meets your needs.
More importantly, you might find yourself having to go through various online guides and references to enhance your knowledge about carpet floors and their different qualities. One of the best ways to ascertain the quality of a carpet lies in recognising the fibre it comprises.
A carpet’s fibre often affects the look, feel, price and the durability of the carpet. So, by knowing the fibre a particular carpet features, you will be able to ascertain its value and worth.
Some of the most popular fibres used for making carpets these days include:
- Nylon: This highly durable fibres comes into use for making a vast majority of carpets. Among other things, nylon offers superior levels of water and tear resistance. But, it remains susceptible to staining. When exposed to direct sunlight for prolonged spans of time, nylon carpets can fade over time. Manufacturers typically add different dyes for producing carpets in a myriad of colours.
- Polyester: In terms of cost-effectiveness, polyester carpets remain the popular choice. Polyester carpets with thick cut-pile construction can exude a softer feel. However, these carpets do not offer superior levels of resilience. Thus, avoid using them in high-traffic areas. Over time, these carpets could fade and reveal visible stains.
- Polypropylene (or Olefin): Polypropylene does not offer comparable levels of durability as opposed to nylon. However, these fibres will not fade as nylon fibres typically do. Polypropylene fibres can be highly resistant to wear and tear as well as mild dew. Thus, it makes a perfect choice for using outdoors. It can be worth mentioning that walking barefoot on these carpets might not be very comfortable.
- Wool: Wool ranks among the costliest fibres used for making carpet flooring. It can feel very comfortable underfoot, even if you walk barefoot on it. Similarly, it offers superior levels of stain and dirt resistance. While it remains a highly durable fibre, it could begin fading with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
- Acrylic: For people who want a cheaper alternative to wool, acrylic offers a viable choice. It exudes the look and feel of woollen carpets. And, it can withstand moulds and mildew as well.
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