Carpet is super effective at warming up a room and feeling great on your tootsies. It effectively holds heat, so your heater doesn’t have to work so hard, it makes the room feel more welcoming and if you’re making the decision to remodel, you could do worse than to start with the flooring in your Baltimore home. That being said, most folks find the carpet picking portion of remodeling their house to be one of the most tedious. We don’t want the carpet picking process to be a nightmare, we want it to be fun. The 21st century home remodel has the potential to make you feel as if you’re really creating a dream home just for you, and while making choices to bring your vision together won’t be easy, should at least be pretty fun. Thus, we’ve created a couple of articles that center around educating you about the information you need to know so you can just waltz into Carpet 4 Less and pick out the color you want, rather than worrying about the different fibers and care needs for each type.
The Types of Carpet Fibers
The type of carpet fiber you invest in affects how long the carpet will last, it’s production methods (read: how green it is) and whether or not it will put off VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or not. There are four main types of carpet fibers: Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, and Wool. Wool is the only carpet fiber that’s considered a natural fiber, in the sense that its polymers are not manufactured. There are pros and cons to every single fiber, thus some will fit your needs more closely than others.
As one of the most durable fibers on the market, it’s one of the best available to most homeowners. It’s associated with popular/successful brand names and is one of the easiest fibers to coat with something in order to improve its stain resistance. Since it’s so strong and so versatile, it’s the perfect carpet for high-traffic areas and it dries out quickly, but better yet, it resists moisture extremely well. These attributes make it exceptional if you’re looking to finish your basement and add carpeting. Since it’s so versatile and durable, it’s one of the most expensive carpeting options you can invest in.
Olefin is one of the most inexpensive carpeting fibers available. It was, at one time, the most popular carpet on the market, but it’s lost considerable popularity since nylon fibers have hit the market. It has a very low melting point, which makes it prone to potentially melting if exposed to considerable heat for too much time, which is a pretty significant downside. That’s why you don’t see it in many showrooms or is many modern homes.
We don’t want to make your decision really hard to make, we just want to help you narrow down what would be the best options for you. Come to Carpet 4 Less for a transparent and easy sales experience that makes renovating your Baltimore home a breeze.