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Choosing a Carpet

Updated on June 1, 2010

 A bare floor is not always something that you want to step onto when it is cold out and you're walking around in bare feet. This is why most people like to cover their floors with floor coverings. There are many different floor coverings available, but the carpet is definitely one that is traditional and that will look great no matter what. Carpets come in different textiles and designs, so you won't have a problem choosing one that fits you.

Carpets can be expensive, so you should check out different showrooms for carpets so that you know what all of the sellers have to offer. You should think about the area that you are going to place carpeting on. If it is a place where many people pass through like the hallways, then you need a carpet that can withstand all of the pressure it will have to go through.

When thinking about the cost of the carpets, remember that the cost of the carpeting is not limited to the cost of the carpets alone, but also the cost of the fitting and underlay. It is important to have these services done so that the carpet will fit well into the room and look great.

 There are two different types of carpets for you to choose from. The most luxurious and expensive type of carpeting is the woven type. This is because it is sometimes hand woven and takes a lot of effort to make. Also, it involves using a lot of yarn. This is definitely the softest kind of carpeting.

The other kind of carpeting is tufted. This kind of carpets are made from yarn and backing materials. It is made to be durable and long lasting so that they do not unravel in the future. If it is done very well, then tufted carpeting can indeed be as soft as woven carpeting. Though, usually woven carpeting is softer.

Wool and nylon are two of the most popular kinds of fiber to be used for carpeting. This is because wool is soft and lasts a long time. Not to mention, it looks the best on the carpeting and will impress those who see it. Nylon is also a great material since it is durable, and when it is mixed with wool they make a luxurious, soft, and durable material.

Polypropylene is a fiber which is best for places that may easily get stained like the kitchen or the bathroom. This kind of fiber is very stain resistant and affordable as well. Though, you may have to change carpets from time to time since they do not last very long.

The most popular kinds of carpeting trends are deep colors like red, purple, blue, and black. Natural shades are also quite popular. Depending on what kind of decor you have in your home, choose the carpeting that best fits your home.

So after taking all of these things into consideration for your carpet, from type to fiber and design as well as budget, go out and look for the carpeting that best suits your home and soon you'll have a great floor covering.


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    • Nestor Mahno profile imageAUTHOR

      Nestor Mahno 

      8 years ago from Interwebz

      Thank you so much for stopping by Julianna, it was nice to have you here on my hubs :)

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      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Interesting I am not any longer a big carpet fan but now I realize the different types and the purpose! :)


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