carpet Flooring

Various Types of Carpeting

It’s important to understand that there are different types of carpeting. This is determined by the material of the carpet fibers, the length of the pile, as well as how the fibers are put together.

Berber, for example, has looped fibers that result in a short pile. It’s ideal for offices and high traffic areas.

Frieze, however, has a longer pile that has a twisted look, creating a significant amount of softness.

Shag is another option, in which the pile is longer and doesn’t have any unique design. It’s a throwback style that is soft but can be difficult to maintain.

Viewing samples of the carpeting will make it easier for you to see (and feel) everything for yourself in order to determine how soft it is and how well it holds up against the traffic that will occur in the room where it is being installed.

It’s important to explore the various types of materials carpeting can be made from:

  • Nylon
  • Olefin
  • Acrylic
  • Wool

You want to review the materials as it will determine how easy it is to keep the carpeting clean. Nylon and olefin are the easiest to keep clean, making them the most popular. It is easy to remove stains from the carpeting without seeing traces of anything left behind. Wool is the most difficult material to clean because of its absorbency rates.

Flooring Care

When it comes to caring for carpeting, it’s relatively simple. Vacuuming on a regular basis will get the majority of dirt out of the fibers. Periodically, you may need to spot treat stains. Shampooing the carpets at least twice a year will also help to clean the carpet fibers and eliminate any odors that are trapped inside.

By taking care of the carpeting on a regular basis, you can extend the life of the carpet by several years.

Professional Installation

At Flooring Source of Texas, we can provide you with all of the services needed for you to get carpeting in your home or business. This includes providing you with professional measurements as well as installation.

By having professionals install the carpeting, you can ensure that you get the desired look. The carpeting will also last longer because you don’t have to worry about anything unraveling at the corners or at the transitions between the carpeting and another type of flooring.

Learn more about carpeting as an option for your home or business. Samples can be obtained so you can see how they will look against other materials. It will be easier for you to make a more informed and confident decision about your flooring.


Looking for laminate flooring?

Call (972) 778-6855 today to schedule your free estimate

Once we see what's going on, we can make recommendations and get the work scheduled.