Everyone has different priorities, needs, and styles. For example, you may want the same carpeting that looks so good in your neighbor's home, but it has to meet your needs to look and perform well in your home. So here are some tips on choosing the right one.
Assess your needs and budget
When crunching the numbers for any floor covering, consider the overall picture, not just product cost, such as installation, disposal costs, padding, adhesives, etc. Consider your family size, level of activity, and whether you have kids and pets. Study the room, especially the lighting, and determine how you'll use it.
Learn some basic terms
When you come into our carpet store, you'll see hundreds of samples with brilliant colors, exciting designs, and compelling styles, all from different mills. While you don't need to be an expert, we'd like you to do a little research, so you know the pros and cons of each and will be well-equipped to determine your needs.
Fiber is the foundation of a rug because it is the material from which the yarns are made. The five most common include wool, nylon, polyester, olefin (polypropylene), and triexta. Styles include Berber, cut pile, Saxony, frieze, shag, and cut and loop. In addition, you'll hear the phrases high and low pile frequently, which refers to the length of the yarns and affects both style and pile.
Face weight alone doesn't dictate quality; many factors go into it; the best-being density refers to how closely together the yarns are tufted. Check labels for density numbers; it should be 3000 or more. Twists are another good indicator, specific to longer yarns. It means how many times per inch a thread is twisted. A good number is four or above. The higher the twist number, the less chance of it unraveling and fraying.
Come to Floorscapes by L&P Carpet
We have an extensive inventory, with a carpet that will suit everyone and every budget, including pet-friendly, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly versions. If you live or work near Carbondale, Herrin, Harrisburg, and Carterville, visit our showroom in Marion, IL, and get a free quote.