Carpet Shopping Guide
Having a floor covering that’s soft and cozy makes your whole home feel inviting. From stain resistance to ultra-mod style, Peek’s Floor Co. has the choices you need. Not sure where to start? Let our handy shopper’s guide help you navigate the options.
What Types Are There?
Saxony: This soft and smooth style has a medium pile that feels incredible underfoot. You can expect to see footprints and vacuum lines.
Frieze: Fuzzy and full-bodied, frieze carpets have twisted fibers that curl in different directions. They do an excellent job of hiding footprints.
Looped: These dense styles, like Berber, have a low, level and uniform look. They’re stain resistant, high-traffic tolerant and easy to maintain. Because the loops can snag on pet nails, they aren’t always the best choice for pet owners.
Cut and Loop: By combining styles, cut and loop carpets create stylish patterns that look great and conceal footprints.
Know Your Vocabulary
– Density: How tightly packed the carpet fibers are.
– Loop: Each carpet fiber starts out as a loop that is either left as-is, like Berber, or cut to create a fuzzy pile.
– PAR rating: The 1 to 5 scale rating of Performance, Appearance and Retention. The higher the number, the better the carpet stands up to wear and tear.
– Pile: The height of the carpet fibers.
– Weight: The carpet’s ounces per square yard.
Good To Know!
– Carpets are made from numerous materials, from wool to cutting-edge synthetics. Each has its own benefits!
– Denser carpets are often more durable.
– Heavier carpets are often higher quality.