Consider how you live in each room —you might need more stain-resistant carpeting for dining rooms, but can afford to opt for a plush high-pile carpet in the bedroom. If you have kids, pets, and high traffic areas or entertain a lot, you will want to choose a carpet with stain resistance. The desire to protect your home with quality stain resistance won't limit your choice of carpet styles and colors.
The primary factor in determining stain resistance is carpet fiber type: nylon, polyester, olefin or wool. Beyond fiber type, most manufacturers apply post-production stain protection treatments to enhance the natural stain resistant properties of any fiber.
Ask your Flooring America Sales Professional for assistance in making a flooring choice to suit your lifestyle. And, be sure to reference our Five Star Selection System to help guide you to the right level of warranty protection.Textures
Carpet texture refers to how the fibers of the carpet are attached to the backing of the carpet. Primarily, there are three different types of carpet texture.Cut Pile
Cut pile carpet consists of yarns that are cut at the ends. The soft feel of cut pile carpet makes it a perfect choice for the most comfortable areas of your home - bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms.
There are five basic styles of cut pile carpet: Velvet, Saxony, Frieze, Shag, and Cable, each provide a different look and texture.
The primary difference among these styles is the amount of twist in the yarns that will ultimately influence the carpet's durability. Textured cut pile carpets are currently trending with fibers of uneven lengths providing a fuller, more textured appearance.Loop
Loop carpet has yarns that are looped and uncut on the carpet surface. The pile height can vary from low, tightly constructed to a more luxurious high-level pile. Loop carpet has, strength and soil hiding capabilities.
This style is ideal for heavy traffic areas. Berber carpet is the most popular style of loop carpet that can be constructed with level-loops or multi-level loops.Cut-Loop
As the name suggests, this carpet has a combination of high cut tufts and lower loops in a variety of sculptured patterns. Cut-loop carpets offer good performance but are slightly less durable than loop carpets.
There are two popular methods for dying carpet; both methods offer great color:Solution-Dyed
The fiber is dyed before the fiber are woven. This method gives the carpet stronger stain and fade resistance, along with resistance to harsh cleaning agents, such as bleach.Continuous-Dyed
This method is completed during the post-tufting process and most suitable for woven carpet. It is a process that achieves solid colors.