As the old saying goes. Yet it is so true, even when it comes to buying new carpet. Knowing what to look for, the right questions to ask and being familiar with carpet "lingo" is a great place to start.
𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐭.
• 𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗬. The closeness of the yarns in a carpet. You can ask or many times tell the density of carpet by the weight and thickness (whether you can easily see through to the backing when looking at it).
• 𝗙𝗜𝗕𝗘𝗥. The basic material in a carpet, fiber is either manmade (nylon, polyester, polypropylene/Olefin, acrylics) or natural (wool, sisal). Most carpets purchased are manmade fibers and the type can usually determine the quality and durability.
• 𝗣𝗔𝗗. Also called "cushion" or "underlay," carpet pad is the foam, fiber, or rubber layer beneath carpets. It prolongs the life of a carpet, serves as an insulator and adds comfort. Pad comes in a variety of weights, size and come even have a moisture barrier that helps keep spills at the surface, protecting your subfloor.
• 𝗣𝗜𝗟𝗘. The visible surface of a carpet, pile consists of fiber tufts in loops that are either cut or uncut. Also called "nap." The height or type of pile is very important to consider when purchasing carpet. For high traffic areas, like your business, a shorter pile is more durable and works best. For lighter traffic, like your bedroom, a higher pile can provide a nice cushion.
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