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04/08/2016

A Guide to Purchasing the Right Carpet Type in Federal Way

If you're looking to replace the carpet in your home or install carpet for the first time, keep in mind that there are many types of carpet to choose from. Not all carpet is made the same, and therefore, not all styles may be right for your home. Tacoma Cleanpro in Federal Way has some useful information that can help you find the right carpeting for your home.

Cut Pile Carpet

Cut pile carpeting is the most popular type of carpet sold. It's durable yet luxurious feel is created by cutting the loops off the top of the carpet pile. Instead of having loops at the top, this carpet's texture is created by the yarn ends poking straight upward. There are a variety of styles within this carpet type. The textured surface of a textured cut pile carpet will hide footprints and other tracks on the carpet. For this reason, this style is quite popular in areas with high foot traffic. Another cut pile style is saxony. Saxonies are popular because they are plush, dense and soft although they may show footprints and vacuum marks. Frieze carpeting has a more shaggy and informal look to it. This style is created by heavily twisting the carpet fibers. Because this style is very durable and can hide footprints, it is suitable for areas with heavy foot traffic and even for commercial purposes. Plush carpeting, also known as velvet carpeting, is dense and has a luxurious feel to it. It tends to look more formal although it will easily shows footprints and other marks.

Loop Pile Carpet

Loop pile carpeting is often thought to be less formal than cut pile options because of the textures the loops can create. The carpets fibers are basically looped and secured to the back of the carpet creating a soft surface. This type of carpet is known to last long and be effective in areas with high traffic. This carpet style can feature same-sized loops or loops in different sizes. Level loop styles are often made up of tufted loops that make the carpet durable and easy to take care of. Because this style tends to be more stiff than other options, it can look and feel a bit informal. Multi-level loop pile is exactly what it sounds like. This style is made up of different sized loops, usually presented in a pattern. This technique creates a different texture that is also informal but durable. Long loop styles, like Berber carpets, are not recommended for homes with pets because it's easy for their paws to get caught in the loops.

If you already have carpet in your home, but it's time for it's routine cleaning, contact Tacoma Cleanpro in Federal Way for the best professional carpet cleaning service. Give us a call at (253) 229- 7499 to find out more about our natural carpet cleaning process. Our team of experts is here to help you keep your carpets clean and free of odors!

Cut and Loop Pile Carpet

A cut and loop pile carpet features both of the previously mentioned styles in one carpet. By combining the two styles, it's easy to achieve new textures and even designs within the carpet. For example, a combination of the two styles can create swirls or squares in your carpeting. You can install a level cut and loop pile carpet which features both styles cut at the same level on the surface. This style tends to feature designs that can make a room look larger. A textured cut and loop pile features fibers cut at different lengths. This difference in length will create a new texture but can be more subtle. This combination of cuts and loops can also feature multiple fiber colors in one carpet. This is especially common on carpets with designs. The multiple colors and textures can work to hide stains and other issues better than the other carpet types.

Choose the Right Carpet Fiber

As you choose your carpet, you may realize that there is much more to the process than simply understanding the different carpet types available. You must also choose the right carpet fiber for every area in your home. Generally, the most common fibers include nylon, polyester, olefin, triexta and wool. Each of these fiber types provide their own benefits when it comes to durability, feel, stain resistance and texture resistance among other attributes. Be sure to research each before making your final choice.

Carpet Cleaning Service Near Me in Federal Way

No matter what type of carpet you have in your home, if it's time for your next professional carpet cleaning contact Tacoma Cleanpro in Federal Way. Our experienced team is sure to leave your carpet looking its best. Give us a call at (253) 229- 7499 and ask about all of our services.

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