Carpets Types Explained
Carpet is one of the most widely used flooring materials in our homes, today. Just about all of us can say that one of the rooms in our home is carpeted and even more of us know the great quality, homely touch that it brings. And, with so many different types of carpet available on the market today, we can promise that there will be something for everybody to take advantage of. At Carpet Fitters Swindon, we can offer numerous premium carpeting options and we want to make sure that each of our customers are finding the ones that they love the most. So, take a read through our guide to carpeting options available through us and then give us a call with the ones that are going to be the perfect fit into your home.
Finding the Right Carpet for You
There are several things that you need to be thinking about when you are purchasing your new carpet installation. For one, you want to think about the aesthetic that you are trying to create and you can fit that into the various rooms at home. At the same time, you want to find the right balance between comfortable and softness with durability and longevity. And, of course, you want to find the most suitable material, which you are able to keep maintained. Carpets in the are either woven or tufted and this refers to the way the carpet was made. Woven carpets are more expensive as more labour as they use traditional methods and looms whereas tufted carpets use machines to push through the particular yarn through the base mesh. Tufted carpets use a variety of materials including wool and the finish can be a loop or a cut. As the name implies a loop carpet has the yarn looped back into the base whereas cut is simply cut as a result there is a big difference between the two.
Carpets actually come in a wide variety of different materials and each offers its own unique benefits. These materials most commonly include things like natural wool, nylon, polyester and polypropylene. Newcomers to the market are plant based materials such as Sisal, Jute, Seagrass and Coir. Artificial materials offer plenty in the way of stain resistance and are more hygienic but are not quite as durable as natural fibres although better quality artificial carpets are getting much closer to the durability of natural fibres, no matter which room they are used in. Or, you might prefer to opt for the unmatched softness and comfort that you get with natural wool. Our team will always help you make the right choice with the specific needs that you have.
The pile of a carpet is the best overall description of how individual fibres make up your carpet with either a looped or cut finish. The most important metric for determining a carpet's durability is the density of the pile. This will be a combination of how many fibres come through the carpet backing and how high they are. As a general rule: the higher the pile (deep pile) the more luxurious the carpet will feel underfoot. A low pile, short close knit, cut dense carpet will be more durable that a medium or higher pile. A looped finish will be hard wearing and better at hiding dirt.
All of us know the aesthetic impact that a high-quality carpet installation can have. Of course, you are able to pick the right colour and material for you, but you can also take your pick of various different patterns and stylistic options. These can range from different graphics in the weave to various types of cut pile, in a plethora of different shades and tones. We’ll be glad to help you find the right ones for you and make sure that they are suitably matched up to the rest of your home aesthetic.
Nowadays, there is so much choice for your ideal type of carpet, there really is something for everybody. And, when choosing the right one for you, it is impossible to ignore the need for affordable options. You want to make sure you are getting the best for your budget and that is something that you can do with us. We have many types of carpet to offer across every price range and we would be glad to assist you in selecting the most suitable one for your home.