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Carpet Tips

Buying Tips for Carpet and Rugs

Don't Take the Quality of Your Carpet Cushion Lightly

The performance of many carpets will depend on the performance of the cushion. Spending a few extra dollars on cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also hinge on the grade of cushion you select.
Carpet cushion affects the underfoot feel, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and, ultimately, the life of your carpet.
Crushing or flattening your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before its useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.

Don’t Judge the Quality by Feel Alone

Thick and luxurious carpet can fool you at times. Determine the performance you want and the conditions affecting your carpet. A tighter twisted fiber doesn't feel as soft, but it will generally give you better performance over the life of the carpet. A tightly twisted yarn will resist soiling, matting, and crushing. When a yarn is not tightly twisted, it may feel more luxurious but it will tend to crush and flatten out more quickly.

Read the Labels

Generally speaking, you can review the stain-resistance information, antistatic claims, and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber (nylon, polyester, polypropylene, etc.), the face weight, density, and twist.

 There Is No Substitute for a Knowledgeable Salesperson

As you can see, there are many issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials. A knowledgeable salesperson will help you choose a carpet that matches your performance needs.