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Carpet 101

Carpeting adds warmth and comfort to your home by increasing the sound absorption and insulation, ensuring your floor is warm in winter and cool in summer. Carpet can be easily installed over many kinds of surfaces, even hiding irregularities in your sub floor. A carpeted floor is a beautiful functional, and economical flooring option for families with kids and pets.

Carpet is constructed in several different ways, and from a variety of fibers. Understanding the strengths and difference of each will help you make the right choices for your lifestyle and budget.
Carpet Construction
 
Loop construction carpet has dense, looped strands and a low profile for a clean, low maintenance look. Loop carpet can also be found in a patterned loop style, patterned loop usually has two to three different loop heights to create pattern effects. This style is durable, reliable, and ideal for high-traffic areas.

Pattern construction carpet is made with varying loop and cut heights yarns. Pattern style provides variety of surface textures, including sculpted effects of squares, chevrons and swirls. The multicolor effects hide soil and stains for a low profile that handles traffic beautifully.

Texture construction carpet has long, crimped yarns for a casual look that works for any room. With higher pile for a super soft feel, that helps hide footprints and vacuum mark's it's no wonder that texture is the most popular style in the market.

Frieze or twist construction carpet has high, twisted yarns for a longer crimped look and relaxed feel. It's long twists create dimension and visual interest as well as a bouncy, springy feel underfoot.
Carpet Fibers
Polyester Fiber is easy to keep clean with advanced soil and stain protection. And, with up to 100% recycled contend it's the world's most sustainable carpet. Polyester fiber carpet it's great for Quiet or social spaces with moderate to low traffic like bedrooms, office and TV rooms.
 
Stain Resistant: High
 
Wear Resistant: Low
 
Price: $
 
Nylon Fiber resist crushing and matting, and is performance tested to stand up to the heaviest traffic from kids to pets. Nylon fiber carpet is great for areas that see a lot of action, like living rooms, hallway, stairs and playrooms.
 
Stain Resistant: Low
 
Wear Resistant: High
 
Price: $$
 
Triexta Fiber has excellent durability and built-in stain and soil resistance, Triexta fiber resists stains and wear without sacrificing softness. Great for any room or activity level, this type takes dinning rooms spills and heacy traffic in stride.
 
Stain Resistant: High
 
Wear Resistant: High
 
Price: $$$
 
 
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SmartStrand Forever Clean - The World's Toughest Carpet (All Tests)
 
SmartStrand Forever Clean - Built-In Stain and Soil Resistance
 
SmartStrand Forever Clean - Extraordinary Durability
 
 
 

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Design advice videos from top designer, Marc Thee

Want Trade Secrets? Click on any of Marc Thee's design advice videos below and learn from the expert. Marc Thee has been twice named by Architectural Digest as one of the "The Top 100 Designers in the World."He has also received the "Designer of Distinction Award" from the Design Center of the Americas.
 
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