How to determine carpet quality

When you walk into the Town & Country Home Center LLC carpet store in Troy, AL, it will be easy to get distracted by the hundreds of rolls and samples from various mills. There are so many colors, patterns, and styles; there’s something for everyone. While it’s tempting to reach for the most eye-catching carpet, it's vital to be sure that it meets your needs.

When comparing, be sure the rugs are equal

Each rug has a different level of quality. That means a high-quality polyester rug could be more durable than a lower quality nylon one. Don’t be swayed by a rug meant for low traffic floors if you’re looking for a carpet installation for a busy, high trafficked room.

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Look at all the factors responsible for the quality

Weight is only one indicator and not a great one; some rugs are too thick for specific installations. Look for density, referring to how closely the fibers are tufted together. Density labels should read between 3,000 and 5,000. The higher the number, the stronger the surface.

The fiber is what makes up the carpets. While there are acrylics and blends, here are the five most common ones: Nylon is ultra-strong, stain-resistant, and is known for resilience, the ability to bounce back and not flatten. Polyester is hydrophobic, meaning that it won’t absorb, giving it superior stain resistance. Olefin also has excellent stain resistance and is budget-friendly. It wears well and is most often associated with the Berber style, a looped construction rug. Triexta is a relative newcomer to the market; it’s strong and has permanent stain resistance built into the fiber. Wool is a natural fiber and probably one of the softest rugs around; don’t worry about the all-white color because it has natural oils that repel dirt. It is pricey, but some manufacturers blend it with acrylics to bring down the price.

The twist is a one to six rating system for high piles rugs like the shag, referring to how many times a yarn is turned per one inch. The higher the twist number, the less likely it is to unravel or fray. Good twist numbers are five or above.

With over 60 years of combined experience, you can be sure of craftsman-like installation for your carpet upgrade. Come into the Town & Country Home Center LLC showroom in Troy, AL, serving the areas of Troy, AL, Brundidge, AL, Goshen, AL, Luverne, AL, Ariton, AL, Clio, AL, Louisville, AL, Clayton, AL && Banks, AL. Be sure to ask about your free flooring quote!