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The Different Types of Carpeting and How to Pick the Right Carpet for Your Space

Here's how to pick the right carpet for your home.
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Choosing the right carpet for your space is made easier once you work with a trusted team of professionals. From the layout of your chosen space to the foot traffic that the carpet will experience, the D&R Floors and Home Solutions team can help you make the right choice. Whether you are interested in exploring the benefits of frieze, looped Berber, or cut pile carpeting, we are here to help you find the right brand, style, quality, color, and price point for your home or commercial space. 

Carpet Construction Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Frieze, Cut Pile Carpeting, and Looped Berber

While many individuals focus on color and pattern, the following four characteristics should also be carefully considered. 

Twist

Twist is a term used to describe how tightly the carpet’s fiber has been twisted. As a general rule of thumb, the tighter the twist, the better the carpet will stand up to matting and crushing. Twist is especially important when you are considering cut pile carpeting, which features exposed tips that could easily become untwisted. 

Carpet Texture

Carpet texture refers to how the fibers have been attached to the back of the carpet. The three most common types of carpet texture are cut pile carpeting, looped Berber, and frieze. Cut pile carpet will have yarns that are soft to the touch and have been cut at both ends. Cut pile carpeting is most often available in velvet, cable, shag, and Saxony. Frieze carpets are also available in a cut pile style. Loop Berber carpeting is often the ideal choice for heavy traffic areas. It features a multi-loop style that is durable, strong, and beautiful for both small and large spaces.

Dye Method

The two most popular dye methods are solution and continuous. Solution-dyed carpets are created by using fibers that have been dyed before they are woven. This type of dying method creates fade- and stain-resistant carpets. The continuous dying method is most often used on woven carpet. It is completed during the post-tufting process to create beautiful, solid colors. 

Stain Resistance 

Whether you have kids and pets or are searching for a commercial flooring option that will stand the tests of time, you might want to consider choosing a carpet that is stain resistant. Stain resistant carpets are typically available in nylon, olefin, wool, and polyester. 

What are the Benefits of Professional Carpet Installation?

As you begin to explore the above four factors, you should also consider the benefits of a professionally installed carpet. D&R Floors and Home Solutions, Inc. offers a free in-home estimate that is obligation-free. Whether you are in need of our flooring repair services before your new carpet is installed or you are considering purchasing carpet for your upstairs bedrooms, our team will help you find the perfect option for your home. Thanks to the D&R Floors and Home Solutions team, you will be able to see what the carpet looks like in your home or commercial space before you purchase it.

Discover the Right Type of Carpeting for Your Space

Whether you are just beginning to think about the various types of carpeting or are ready to see in-home samples, the entire D&R Floors and Home Solutions team is here to help you find the best flooring solution for your residential or commercial space. From reducing energy costs, to creating insulation, soundproofing rooms, and creating a welcoming environment, the right carpet has numerous benefits. We invite you to contact a member of our team to discover the perfect carpeting solution that will make you smile each time you see it decorating, protecting, and enhancing your home or commercial space. To schedule an in-home or in-office free consultation, please call 972-625-4100.

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