What is carpeting made of?

Today, carpeting is made from a variety of materials. Everything from polyester, nylon, wool, jute, sisal, cotton, and even paper. These fibers are woven together on the backing to form the carpet. Nylon is one of the most popular carpeting materials in use today. 

What is carpet pile?

Carpet pile refers to the length and pattern of the visible part of the carpet. Berber is a looped style of carpet where the carpet fiber is not cut. Frieze carpet has longer, tightly twisted fibers that are cut to varying lengths. Shag carpet is a high pile carpet. Pile will affect the texture and appearance of your carpeting.

Which carpeting is stain resistant?

Many carpeting options offer stain resistance as an added feature. For example, nylon is a stain-resistant carpeting option. Wool is also a naturally stain resistant and flame resistant flooring fiber. A lot of polyester carpeting is made to be stain resistant today as well so spilling red wine isn’t the end of the world for most carpet choices!

What kind of carpet padding do you need?

Beneath the carpet professionals install carpet padding which acts a layer of insulation and cushion between the floor and your new carpet. Carpet padding is something that you must consider carefully. Having too much padding installed can harm some forms of carpet. But you also want to make sure there is enough carpet padding to make your flooring comfortable.

Is it easy to install carpeting yourself?

Many people want to take on home improvement projects on their own. This a great idea in many cases, but when it comes to installing carpet you want to make sure it is precisely measured and expertly installed. Loose carpet, uneven edges, or simply choosing the wrong kind of carpeting can end up costing you more money in the long run. It’s best to have professionals who can stand behind their work install your new carpeting.

How much does new carpeting cost?

The price of your new carpet will depend on a few things. How much you need and what material it’s made of will be the two main determining factors. Wool tends to be one of the more expensive options, while nylon and polyester will offer quality at a lower price point. There are so many carpeting options on the market today, it is quite possible to find carpeting to fit within nearly every budget.

What’s the best kind of carpet for my home?

It will depend on a multitude of factors, but especially where the carpet is being installed. The best way to make carpeting decisions is to talk with a flooring expert and see and touch actual carpeting samples. Floor Coverings International of Huntsville can come to your home and bring samples so you can see what options are available, answer any questions, and help you find the best flooring for your home.  Give us a call today to set up a free, in-home consultation!