Your home is an investment, and you want to do everything you can to make sure your home performs reliably while expresses your beautiful style and design taste. Choosing the perfect carpet for your space can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! So where do you start? Well, here are some things to take into consideration:
Things to Consider When Selecting Carpet
- Face Weight
- Tuft Twist
- Fiber Construction
It's important to consider the level of performance you expect for your space. Does your carpeting need to stand up to high foot traffic? Is your space prone to staining, from spills or pets? Choosing the right carpeting to meets your specific and unique needs will make sure your investment offers the beautiful aesthetics and durable reliability you are looking for.
Features to Look For When Selecting Carpet
of your carpeting is obviously an important aspect in the buying process. Here are some features to look for:
- Look for a good face-weight number. This is referencing the per square yard fiber count. This ranges between 20-80. It's important to remember the higher the number in face weight, the more resilient it will be.
- Consider the tuft twist. As the name suggests, the tuft twist indicates the number of times a tuft of fiber is twisted within a 1-inch length of carpeting. The higher the tuft twist number is, the more durable it will be.
- The density rating is determined by the thickness of the fibers in your carpeting and how tightly they are packed. For reduced potential of crushing, you'll want to choose something that has a density rating of 2,000 or more. To check the density, bend the carpeting sample backward. If you can see the backing easily, you are looking at a low-density sample.
- If you aren't a fan of frequent vacuuming or suffer from allergies, you'll want to choose a carpet with BFC (continuous strand construction) instead of staple fiber construction, as staple fibers are prone to shed more.
- For durability and performance, you will want to choose carpeting with at least a 10-year texture retention warranty. This will cover just how well your carpeting retains its original shape with foot traffic.
- Quality padding is just as important as the quality of your carpeting. High-quality padding will protect it better, making it last longer and offer improved comfort. Quality padding will improve heavy foot traffic wear and tear resistance and act as a shock absorber.