The Key Types and Styles of Carpet

August 26, 2019

Whether you currently have a plushy carpet or vinyl plank flooring installed in your Bakersfield, CA home, the time will come when you will need to replace it with new flooring materials. Read on if you want to be prepared for the decision-making process!

For starters, let’s take a look at the most widely known types of carpet fibers and carpet styles. Consider how you use each room, then you’ll be able to choose the right carpet for your home or office. Trust us—this will help you select the best flooring for the job:

  • Nylon carpet: Of all the carpet fibers available, nylon is the most durable and stain-resistant option—as long as it’s treated with stain protection. Nylon is perfect for stairs and hallways that are subjected regularly to heavy foot traffic. This makes it a great choice for households with children and pets, and for people who enjoy entertaining.
  • Polyester carpet: Polyester is a carpet fiber known for its luxurious appearance and pleasant feel. This is a good option and value for homes with a normal amount of foot traffic. Check out a selection of colors and styles at your local flooring provider.
  • Wool carpet: The natural beauty of wool carpet fibers draws a lot of attention from prospective flooring shoppers. It has natural soil-resistant qualities, but that doesn’t mean it’s 100 percent stain resistant. Furthermore, wool carpets are well constructed and stay looking good for a long time.
  • Olefin carpet: If you’re in the market for a carpet that offers moisture and stain resistance, consider olefin, keeping in mind that it may wear faster than polyester or nylon. That said, olefin is great if you’re looking for loop pile construction or high, densely cut piles.

Carpet construction and textures

Most residential carpets are manufactured as tufted carpet. The process involves hundreds of needles inserting loops (tufts or stitches) of fibers into the carpet’s backing to form the face pile of the carpet. Carpet construction (twist and density) will affect the appearance, durability and price of the carpet. Twist refers to how tightly the fiber has been twisted, while density refers to the number of fibers and how tightly packed together the fibers are within the carpet.

When we talk about carpet texture, this refers to how the fibers are attached to the backing of the carpet. The three different types of carpet textures are cut pile, loop and cut-loop, each of which has its own set of benefits. Visit a flooring store to see and sample your options.

Another option—one that’s not carpeting—is quality vinyl plank flooring in Bakersfield, CA. This type of flooring is a cost-effective material that mimics the look of real wood, but it’s made to be waterproof and durable. You’ll have a range of options to choose from to remodel your bathroom, kitchen or any room in your home.

For more information about carpeting options or vinyl plank flooring in Bakersfield, CA, don’t hesitate to call All American Carpet Inc.

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