How to Choose Carpet for Your Arlington, TX, Home
Benefits of Choosing Carpet
When it comes to selecting a flooring type for your Dallas/Fort Worth home, you can choose from many different options. However, carpet offers some clear advantages that make it a popular choice among homeowners. Some of the advantages of choosing carpet for your home include:
- Better traction, which means a lower risk of falls
- Less impact when falls occur
- The ability to choose from countless styles, patterns, and colors
- A soft feel that makes each room seem warmer and more inviting
- The ability to hide flooring irregularities
- Lower prices and installation costs than other options
- Improved air quality, as allergens and dust are removed from the air and trapped in the carpet
- Reduced noise
- Versatility since carpet can be used with virtually any decorating theme.
Contact the team at Hiltons Flooring if you’re interested in choosing brand new, high-quality carpeting for your DFW home.
Types of Carpet Construction
Berber carpet, also called loop carpet, is made from uncut yarn. This carpet construction is designed to be durable, even when used in high-traffic areas.
This type of carpet is often referred to simply as “loop” carpet when the loops are all the same length and individual loops can be seen.This carpet is more likely to be called “berber” when it is made of a heavy, bulky yarn.
Keep in mind that this type of carpet comes with visible seams, so you may not want to use it on stairs. Likewise, some pet owners may have trouble with berber/loop carpet, as pets may get their toenails stuck in the yarn.
Suitable for: A casual look, active rooms with high traffic, homeowners who prefer to limit maintenance.
Cable carpet is made of yarn cut in a variety of lengths, creating a twisty, thick finish. It is soft on the feet, but it tends to crush when used frequently. For this reason, it is not generally recommended for high-traffic spaces, stairs, or hallways.
Suitable for: Low-traffic areas and bedrooms
Patterned / Cut & Loop
Patterned or cut-and-loop carpet combines both uncut and cut loops to create a variety of textures and patterns. This type of carpet may be available in multiple colors or one solid color, allowing customers to choose the style they enjoy most. Patterned or cut-and-loop carpet is durable and hides stains well.
Suitable for: Active areas, formal areas, and contemporary spaces
Saxony carpet is soft and looks similar to velvet. Elegant and dense, this carpet is composed of level-cut yarn. It looks expensive and feels luxurious, but it is not recommended for high-traffic areas. Saxony carpet will show vacuum marks and footprints.
Suitable for: Formal living rooms, dining rooms, master bedrooms, and low-traffic spaces
Textured carpet is a cut pile carpet made with alternating twists. It is soft and casual, and it is also good at hiding vacuum marks and footprints. Textured carpet is one of the most popular constructions available, as it can handle heavy traffic and is budget friendly.
Suitable for: Anywhere in the home, including high-traffic areas
Twist or frieze carpet is composed of tight twists bending away from each other. This carpet construction is highly durable and appears textured on the surface. It is a common choice among commercial and residential customers, as it hides footprints and stains well.
Suitable for: Contemporary spaces, homes with pets and children, high-traffic areas, and commercial buildings
Nylon carpet fibers are strong but soft. They are resistant to fades and crushing, and they show color well. For customers with high-traffic areas prone to stains, Nylon 6 fibers are often recommended. Although more resistant, these fibers are engineered to stand up to wear and tear.
Polypropylene carpet is resistant to fading, stains, moisture, and even cleaning agents. Color is added to the fiber during the production process, which means it is less likely to be compromised later. This type of fiber can be used in virtually any location, including both indoors and outdoors.
Polyester carpet fibers are made from recycled products. They can perform as well as nylon and are stronger than polypropylene fibers. In addition, polyester is available at a lower cost. It holds color well, and it is resistant to abrasions, stains, and fading. Polyester carpet fibers are easy to clean and are environmentally friendly.
Wool was the original fiber used to make carpet. It is durable, yet it feels soft and luxurious on the feet. Wool is highly resistant to oil-based stains, dust and dirt. It is also resistant to crushing, even in areas with high-traffic. Because wool carpet fibers come from a renewable resource, this carpet is considered environmentally friendly as well. However, wool is the most expensive carpet fiber on the market and is often reserved for area rugs and luxury flooring.
Advanced Generation Nylons (Branded Fiber)
Advanced nylons or branded fibers are fibers that come with a specific brand name. Branded fibers are manufactured based on a strict set of standards, which typically leads to better performance and stain resistance, as well as other benefits.
Hiltons Flooring carries the following branded carpet fibers:
- Premier Stainmaster
- Infinity Nylon Carpet Fiber
Visit our showroom in Arlington, TX to learn more. Our exclusive broadloom carpet collections come with our lifetime warranty, and we’re available to install them in your home or business.