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Which Type of Carpet Is Right for You?

There are a number of good reasons that investing in carpeting for your home makes absolute sense – they are affordable, easy to install and come in a variety of colors, textures, and styles.

With so many types of carpets available, it becomes quite difficult to choose the right one.

Here’s a simple guide to get you started:

1.     Wilton

These carpets are tightly constructed on a jacquard loom and can have cut, loop, or cut-and-loop pile structures.

Since they are firmly embedded with high-quality piles, they are dense and durable. The downside of this kind of carpet is that it comes in very limited designs, mainly in geometric or abstract cuts. Therefore, when it comes to Wilton carpeting, you don’t have many design options.

2.     Velvet

Velvet carpets are utterly soft, matte, and luxurious. They are ideal for spaces like drawings rooms as their attractive appeal can easily elevate the interior décor of the room.

They generally hold up well but their uniform surface has the ability to expose dents and tracks, which can be unappealing.

3.     Axminster

Axminster carpets, also known as pub carpet, are made of wool. They are generally used in restaurants and hotels due to their durability.

This kind of carpet is quite affordable and is available in a wide range of colors. Unfortunately, it has a dull finishing and is not as refined as the average carpet type.

4.     Frieze

Frieze is a very popular style of carpet. It characteristically has long fibers with high twists. In many frieze carpets, the fibers have been twisted so much that they begin to curl back upon themselves.

This type of carpet is extremely durable, great at hiding dirt, footprints, and vacuum marks. This tends to be appealing to those with a busy household.

However, frieze can be quite a nuisance to clean. Since the fibers of the carpet are long and loose, the spills can easily run everywhere, making it hard to maintain.

5.     Shag

Shag carpeting has a misleading name as it no longer has that typical “shaggy” look that it used to have in their early days. With time, they have become more versatile, having an inviting feel since they are luxurious, elegant, and sophisticated.

When properly cleaned and well-maintained, they provide a well-cushioned underfoot comfort that invites lounging upon.

However, the style of the carpet can easily trap anything – pet hair, dirt, spills, food crumbs, dust etc; because of that, they more time consuming to maintain. Vacuuming these carpets can also be challenging as one needs a lot of strength and vigor to vacuum them properly.

6.     Berber

The yarns used for the fabric are denser than many other types of carpets. It is constructed with the combination of large and small tufts.

Berber is affordable and can be found in a variety of fibers – olefin, wool, and nylon. It also doesn’t absorb dirt particles, making it perfect for homes with young children or pets.

Berber carpeting can be quite difficult to install by yourself so professional installation is best.

These are the six great types of carpets that are most commonly used across the globe. If you are looking for a place to get high-quality carpets installed in your house, contact Absolute Flooring! They have an extensive variety of beautiful carpets at great rates!