Ah, new carpeting. There’s nothing like that feel, is there? Warmth, comfort, luxury all at once. It’s easy to maintain, usually inexpensive to install and can change the look of your rooms.
Still, all that comfort and luxury doesn’t come easily. Finding new carpeting can take some work, but it doesn’t have to be too daunting.
Here are seven things to think about when picking carpeting for your home.
Your carpeting might be with you for many years, which is why durability is a key factor when picking new carpets. When you’re considering the durability of your Bucks County carpeting, think about the density (how close the fibers are to each other) as well the type of fiber making up the carpet.
- Stain resistance
Try all you want, but stains are going to happen. Your dog might walk through a patch of mud, or your son could spill a glass of grape juice in the living room.
That’s why it’s important to look for carpeting with stain resistance, meaning that it’s made from fiber that does not absorb liquids. Look for carpets that come with a stain treatment built into them.
When you shop with Tom Adams Windows and Carpets, you’ll get access to our exclusive spot and spill warranty, which gives you a year of professional carpet cleaning for any stains that don’t come out through standard cleaning.
Remember that the most expensive carpet may not be the best. Watch for stylish carpets that cost a lot or feel nice – or both — but are made from lower quality fibers.
Explore different materials before you buy. Wool is at the top of the carpet list, but is usually the costliest material. Nylon and other synthetic materials such as polyester and polypropylene can feel like wool and still cost less.
- Types of carpet
Carpet is made from a number of different fibers and in different ways, and it’s important to understand the distinctions before you buy.
Cut pile – Popular and durable, cut pile is made from highly twisted yarn that will hold its shape, making it a good choice for rooms with a lot of foot traffic.
Loop pile – Another durable style for heavy-traffic areas, with looped fibers of a uniform height.
Multi-level loop pile – Like the name suggests, these loops are typically two to three different heights, creating a pattern effect.
Cut-loop pile – A mix of cut pile and loop pile styles, this carpet provides a variety of surface texture, and a multicolor effect that can hide stains.
As soft as your new carpet might feel, it still needs the extra support and cushioning that a layer of padding can provide. Higher traffic areas will need a denser padding, while you’ll be able to get by with less padding in guest rooms or other areas that don’t get as much use. We can help you with determining what padding goes with what carpet.
- Consider the use
Think long and hard about the floor traffic and room usage in the space where you are planning to install the carpet. Only then can you decide which carpet is right for your room. If you’re not sure – or if you’re dealing with a multi-purpose room, pick a carpet that will work with any use.
- Bring home samples
Ask your salesperson if you can take home a few samples of the carpet you like so you can see how it looks in your home. Place the samples against the walls in the rooms you plan to carpet, and view them in different lights.
And if you’re ready to buy carpeting, contact Tom Adams Windows and Carpets.
For 60 years, customers have sought out Tom Adams for their Bucks County carpeting. When you choose Tom Adams, you’ll get a lifetime carpet installation warranty from a crew of trained installers. We’re an award-winning company that gets 90 percent of its business from repeat customers and referrals. Contact us today to get started on your journey to new carpeting.