Foundation Flooring offers customers top notch Carpet that meet the highest standards of quality and address all types of budgets. Take a moment and read a few important facts about Carpet before you choose one for your needs:
Pros of carpet
Carpet flooring is by far the most commonly employed and popular flooring solution. Its main advantages include high versatility, smoothness, comfort and affordability. The cushioning layer is the factor that decides the overall quality of the flooring option. Without the adequate padding, you will not be able to enjoy the core benefits of your Carpet, more exactly:
- Adds a comfortable, cozy and warm feeling to any room.
- Brings aesthetic value to any room.
- Extra insulation from cold and noise (ideal for low temperature climates).
- Improved household safety (particularly for children and seniors) due to a higher traction coefficient.
Cons of carpet
Carpet may present setbacks that include:
- Maintaining them in pristine condition implies more effort compared to Carpet/vinyl/natural stone flooring solutions.
- Carpets tend to store dust particles and allergens that could pose health issues if they are not cleaned regularly.
- Sensitivity to moisture and they stain easier from liquid/semi-solids spills.
Main features of carpet
If you are considering Carpet as your future flooring solution, then here are the factors to account for:
- Fibers or the materials in their construction
- The pile of the Carpet refers to the height of the fiber and is available in three choices:
- the cut pile (the fibers are evenly cut)
- loop pile (fibers spun and securely fastened to the backing)
- a combination of the two
- The density or the distance between the strands of fiber is what determines the durability of the Carpet; the closer they are, the more resilient the flooring
- The texture contributes to the overall appearance and adds to the durability of the Carpet flooring
- The weight of the Carpet
There are two considerations involved when assessing Carpet mass:
- The face weight that refers to amount of fibers
- The overall mass, which includes the backing and latex
Fibers can be classified into two main categories, namely natural and synthetic. The top 4 most utilized fiber choices include:
- Wool – the natural fiber with the highest popularity, wool fibers are very durable and add a deep, rich look to any room of your home
- Acrylic – the synthetic version of wool, acrylic fibers' advantages include high UV resilience and shielding against mold, mildew and dust
- Polyester – due to its resistance to mold, mildew and because it has non-allergenic, anti-moisture and high stain resilience, polyester Carpet is a great choice
- Nylon – perhaps the most common manmade fiber, nylon provides the best Carpet flooring solution for high traffic areas