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The selection of carpet color is a very personal choice. You will want to select a color that unites your décor and creates the atmosphere you desire. Lighter colors make the room seem larger; darker colors provide coziness. There are also practical considerations in color selection. New stain and soil resistant technology make today’s lighter color carpet much easier to clean, allowing more decorating options. Medium and darker colors, tweeds, and textures will help disguise common soil in your home’s high traffic areas.
The type of fiber used and the way the carpet is constructed (loop, cut, etc…) determines the basic performance of the carpet. Quality can be enhanced by the way the fibers, or yarns are twisted and heat set, and by the density of the tufts.
Textures aka Carpet Construction – how the yarn is “tufted” into backing affects its texture and ultimately, the long-term durability and appearance of the carpet.
Level loop pile with loops of equal height. Generally offers long-lasting wear for high traffic areas. Many of today’s popular Berbers are level loop.
Multilevel loop pile with two to three different loop heights to create pattern effects. Provides good durability.
Cut Pile with loops that are cut, leaving individual yarn tufts. Still one of today’s most popular constructions, it’s durability is achieved with factors including the type of fiber, density of tufts, and the amount of twist in the yarn.
• Velvets – Smooth, level surfaces; formal atmosphere.
• Saxonies – Various surface finishes; versatile performance and appearance.
• Textures – Informal atmosphere; suitable for whole house application. Minimizes footprints.
Cut and loop pile: Combination of cut and looped yarns. Provides a variety of surfaces textures, including sculptured effects
The Clean Up: There are many kinds of carpet and new carpet stain resistant fibers. It would be best to ask one of our consultants about the best care solution for your style of carpeting.