Steps to Choose a Carpet

Let's take a look at the styles and types of carpets available for home. 

how to choose a carpetShopping for carpet can be an overwhelming experience when choosing among the different options available to you. Understanding the types, styles, and other options can help you to make the best choice for each room of your home. 

Nylon is the most durable and easily maintained carpet. It is the best choice for high-traffic areas and can last up to a decade or more. Homes with pets and kids usually choose this type of carpet fiber for the easy maintenance and ability to clean stains quickly.  Triexta is a new classification of fibers that are partially made from corn sugar. It has a permanent, stain-resistant property that is built into it, unlike nylon that needs to be treated with stain protectors over its lifespan. This type of carpet is resilient and a good choice for high-traffic areas and homes with children and pets. Polyester is very soft and feels luxurious under your feet. This type of carpet for your home is stain resistant, and it is available in many bright and vibrant colors for your style in decorating. 

This kind of carpet is harder to clean, and it tends to shed over time, making it not as durable as nylon. This type of carpet is best used in low-traffic areas, such as bedrooms or bathrooms and houses without kids and pets. Olefin or polypropylene is very attractive and an inexpensive fiber that has strength and resists fading. This type of fiber is most often a looped Berber carpet containing a knobby weave to conceal dirt deep within it. 

This kind of carpet is used in high-traffic areas such as living rooms and play rooms because it is stain, mildew, and static resistant. Knowing which types of carpet are best for your household, the particular place you want to install it in and the amount of traffic in the area can help you to make an educated choice for carpeting that will be a long lasting investment in your house.