There is nothing like stepping sleepily out of bed in the morning onto the plush warmth of a carpeted floor. From the hand-woven tapestries of our ancestors to the numerous carpeting choices today, carpet has graced our homes for centuries.
As long as your carpeting is clean, current, and in good repair, it is by far one of the most popular flooring choices you can have. Many people love the beauty of hardwoods and tiles, but nothing surpasses the comfort of carpeting.
There are four categories of carpeting: cut pile, cut and loop pile, level-loop pile, and multi-level loop pile.
Carpet comes in several fascinating patterns and designs, heights, and piles. It is mainly made from synthetic fibers, although there are also some more natural fibers available. You can choose from plush shags to sturdy Berbers, artful patterns to basic uniformity. Many carpets come pretreated with stain guards and fireproof coatings. If you desire a more eco-friendly option, those can also be found.
Surprisingly, carpeting can actually be as expensive as some hardwoods and tiles. You get what you pay for, so be sure to invest in a quality material that will last you for many years. Carpet can wear out in areas of heavy traffic, and that is why many homeowners opt for a more durable surface such as wood or tile for entrances and walkways. Request free estimates from prescreened flooring experts to discuss what options are the best for your home.
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