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How Do You Know the Quality of Carpet?

Installing new residential or commercial flooring and carpeting is a big task, so you want to make sure you’re getting a high-quality product, so you don’t have to continuously replace it. Whether you’re enhancing high-traffic living room carpeting or commercial carpeting in an office space, knowing what to look out for to avoid issues is essential for longevity. Here are some components to look for in residential or commercial carpets.

How to Determine Carpet Quality

Carpet Pile

Carpet pile is the fabric looping in carpeting. Low-pile carpeting means the carpet has lower loops, usually found in schools, offices, and other commercial spaces. High-pile is typically found in residential carpeting like shag carpet or other types of carpets with higher and looser looping. Though low- or high-pile carpeting doesn’t necessarily indicate quality, it’s essential to make sure you understand what is right for your space. Investing in higher-end carpets will help to ensure fewer allergens and easier maintenance. 

Carpet Density

Density is the amount of pile in the carpet. A good rule of thumb is the more pile, the better. In other words, the higher the density, the better the quality. High-density carpeting allows for stronger durability against traffic, furniture, pets, and anything else that moves across your space. 

In order to understand the density of a carpet is to simply press on it. If you can reach the back of the carpet with your hand, it’s not very dense. If it has plenty of padding, the carpet has plenty of density. 

Carpet Fibers

Fibers are cut and looped to make up the carpeting itself. Nylon fibers are known to be the best type of fibers for carpeting. Nylon offers flexibility and durability when used because it can repel soil and stains more readily than other types of fibers. 

Nylon is also aesthetically pleasing with an array of colors to choose from and offers a soft feel. Because it maintains itself easier than other types of fibers, it is also easier to clean and maintain, so it will continue to be aesthetically pleasing for years to come. 

Working with a Flooring Company

When you need to replace the carpeting in your home or business, understanding its quality is the first step. Many flooring companies offer several types of commercial and residential carpeting options, but only the most experienced companies understand what will work best for your needs. By working with a team of professionals, they can help choose the right quality carpeting for your home or office.

If you’re in the Nashville, TN, area, and you’re ready to install new residential or commercial flooring or carpeting, contact Ozburn-Hessey today to get started.

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