When you're considering carpet
There are many words used to describe carpet: Lush, luxurious, elegant, warm and soft, are a few that come to mind to start with. However, all of these words describe an aspect that makes this floor covering one of the most popular among homeowners. For instance, “lush” tells you that the carpet is plush and fluffy, but it also describes the actual characteristics of the fiber itself.
At All About Floors NW, we want you to be armed with all the knowledge you need to make the perfect purchase in floor coverings. If it doesn't suit your needs, your preferences and your budget, you're just not going to be satisfied in the long run. We service the areas of Vancouver, Battleground, Woodland, Camas, and Washougal, with a showroom located in Vancouver, WA. We'd like to invite you to stop by at your convenience and speak with one of our flooring professionals. They can answer all your questions and show you a line of flooring that you're sure to love.
Once your carpet is installed and no longer under the scrutiny of inspection, the only thing you will really notice is the fiber. In fact, it is the fiber that holds most of the characteristics that will suit your needs. It's important to know what they are, and how they will fit into your own home. Wool is a natural resource, and therefore very sought after in this particular flooring. It's beautiful, has some of the most beautiful colors of any other flooring, and really makes a statement in whatever room it graces. However, it is simply not a good option for homes with children or pets, and it doesn't do well where humidity and other water issues are present. It can actually hold up to ten times its weight in water and grows mold and mildew with ease.
A better option, if you like the bright colors and stylings of wool, is olefin. In fact, its similarity to wool is one of the main reasons it was created. It's durable, resists abrasions, stains, mildew, and fading, and can even be used outdoors. For your budget, this fiber is definitely a win, however, it isn't quite as resilient as polyester and nylon are.Polyester and nylon are very similar in most of their features, but polyester isn't as strong, nor are the fibers as elastic. It is better at resisting stains, though, and since it's a little cheaper than nylon, it is often the go-to floor covering for many homeowners.