~ Color is a matter of personal preference.
~ You will want to choose a color that will compliment your decor
~ Lighter colors make a room appear larger.
~ Darker colors are relaxing.
~ Texture is determined by the carpet construction, how the yarn is "tufted" into the backing
~ Texture determines surface appearance.
~ Texture can also assist in the resistance to wear and soil.
~ The most important decision you make is the choice of fibers.
~ This is the largest contributing factor to the price and performance.
~ When comparing carpets, always compare carpets of the same fiber.
~ Major carpet fibers include: Nylon, Polypropylene, Polyester and Acrylic.
~ Most important element in judging the quality.
~ Density is the number of fibers per square inch.
~ The deeper and denser the pile, the better.
~ The higher the number listed for density, the better the carpet quality.
~ Closely packed pile that is firmly secured to the backing indicates a good,
~ Carpet cushion creates a softer walking surface.
~ Adds comfort and life to the carpet.
~ Cushion comes in a variety of types
~ Your budget and your needs are the predominate factors in selecting your carpet.
~ There is a large selection in affordable carpeting.
~ Length of service could greatly affect the initial cost.
~ Purchase the best carpet you can afford for the high traffic areas.
~ A medium grade can be utilized in bedrooms and guest rooms.