Shopping for carpet for your Cleveland home? Floor Coverings International Cleveland East is proud to provide a wide selection of carpeting options to suit your needs. If you’re not sure where to start, allow us to point you in the right direction with a few tips.
4 Things to Consider when Choosing Carpet
Durability – Different carpet types offer different levels of durability. Low pile carpets like Berber or sisal are tough and durable due to tight, secure weaving. Frieze carpeting is also surprisingly durable since its twisted fibers stand up well to foot traffic. However, most plush and/or high-pile carpets will require more care, since their fibers are crushed by repeated activity and are more prone to fraying.
Comfort & Style – The look and feel of your carpet is also an important factor. If you want an unassuming, neutral-toned carpet, Berber is a good choice. If you like the natural look, try sisal. If you want ultimate comfort, plush carpeting is the way to go. Your personal preference should never be overlooked – just keep in mind the other differences between carpeting types as you make your decision.
Cleaning – Have kids or pets around? Then stain resistance and cleaning is definitely worth considering. Though some are more resistant than others, all carpet types are susceptible to permanent stains. Materials like wool and sisal are naturally stain-resistant. Manufacturers like Stainmaster also make products that are specifically designed to resist pet-related damage, if that’s a concern.
Cost – Different carpet grades and materials come with different price tags. Wool is on the higher end price-wise but is a good value for its durability and ease of maintenance. Nylon or polyester carpet is a more affordable choice. Always let our experts know if you’re trying to stay on a particular budget, and we’ll be able to point you to the best options.
Contact us today to schedule a free in-home estimate in the Cleveland area. We look forward to working with you!
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