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Choosing the right carpet for you

Whether you're looking to create a cozy and serene atmosphere or a bold, dramatic one, you can easily find that with a carpet installation. With countless numbers of designs, patterns, and styles, there's something for everyone. Rugs are also just as functional as aesthetics, such as the fact that they have superior insulation factors that make them retain heat and cool 17 times better than some other floorings. Thanks to modern technology, the innovations keep coming with enhanced durability and stain resistance, larger color palettes, and digital patterning to develop more pet-friendly, hypoallergenic, and green versions.

Carpet pile, function, and appearance

All fibers begin as looped then, unless left as is, are cut and sewn through the backing with the ends of the fibers exposed. There are variations in height and density to create different styles, all with various characteristics that affect appearance, functionality, and longevity. The heights range from less than ¼-inch up to ¾-inch and sometimes even longer. When fibers are tightly packed, the rug becomes plush, like a Saxony.

Rug piles can be low with short, tightly woven fibers, high with long loose fibers like the shag, or medium, such as Saxony rugs. While high pile rugs require a little more maintenance, low pile carpets are easier to keep clean and are often seen in offices because they can stand up to heavy foot traffic. If you have questions about pile height, don't hesitate to contact us.

Density is also one of the best indicators of a rug's quality. Generally, the higher the density of the carpet, the better the quality. A good density number ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 and appears on the label.

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Synthetic vs. natural fibers

The fiber makes up the rug, which will be one of the most important decisions you'll make. When people come into our carpet store in Langhorne, PA, they often ask us which is better, but it comes down to how much you value specific characteristics. While natural fibers are environmentally friendly, synthetics tend to have more stain resistance. Many, especially those with large families, find synthetics to be the more practical choice.

There are acrylics and blends, but the five most common are wool, natural and soft. Synthetics include nylon, known for strength; next is polyester, known for superior stain resistance. Then come budget-friendly olefin and Triexta, with permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.

To find out even more about carpet, it's functional capabilities and to get a free quote, come into the Flooring Doctor showroom in Langhorne, PA. We work with homeowners, contractors, property managers and other business in and around: Langhorne, PA, Bensalem, PA, Feasterville-Trevose, PA, Holland, PA, Levittown, PA, Newtown, PA, Richboro, PA, Southampton, PA, Washington Crossing, PA and Washington Crossing, PA.