Archive for July, 2013

Understanding Carpet Styles and Types

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

When choosing carpet for your home understanding the different styles carpet will make your buying decision easier and allow you to choose the right carpet style for your home.

Cut Pile:

Cut pile carpet is todays most popular for many households in the Tampa Bay area. Cut pile carpet gets is durability from the type of Fiber used, density of tufts and twist in the yarn. For heavy traffic areas such as stairs and living rooms highly twisted yarns will hold it shape longer making it a better choice for high traffic areas.

Cut Pile carpet is broken down into 4 types:

Textured Plush is considered most decoratively versatile. The textured surfaces helps hide footprints and vacuum marks. It’s a great choice for busy homes.

Saxony – Refined surface. It’s a great choice for traditional interiors.

Frieze – The carpet forms a “curly” textured surface because the yarns are extremely twisted. It has an informal look and also helps minimize footprints and vacuum marks.

Plush (Velvet) – This type of carpet has a dense luxurious feel. The downside to this type of carpet is that it shows footprints and vacuum marks. This type of carpet is best used in low traffic areas such as formal rooms.

 

Level Loop:

This type of carpet is loop stye carpet with the same size loop. This type of style creates an informal look and it holds up very well in high traffic areas. Many of today’s berbers carpet have this style of carpet

Pattern Loop:

This style of carpet as two or three different size loops which creates different patterns and provides good durability and a more casual look.


Cut and Loop Carpet:

This style of carpet has both cut and loop yarns. This style carpet has a variety of surface textures. The multicolor effects with this style will hide soil and stains allowing your carpet to look cleaner.

With any style of carpet, having a professional carpet cleaning service performed on a regular interval will keep you carpeting looking new for many years and provide a healthy home for your family.

National Cleaning Specialists is a professional carpet cleaning service that specializes in deep cleaning carpet, tile and grout cleaning and upholstery cleaning in the Tampa Florida area. They can be reached at 813-907-9092