Carpeting is a versatile flooring option that comes with a wide range of benefits. It will protect you against slip-and-fall accidents, give you something soft to land on when a fall occurs, and will keep your feet warm during the winter. Carpet will help you save on energy costs, cutting down on your heating bills by insulating your home and preventing cold from invading through the floor. Another great benefit is carpet’s ability to improve the acoustics in your home or business by reducing echo — an especially noticeable feature in large rooms that lack lots of furniture or wall decor. Lastly, with thousands of different patterns, colors, and pile heights, carpet will go a long way in helping you accomplish your interior design visions.
Take a look at the differences between carpets so you have the information necessary to make a flooring decision for you Bothell home or business.
Saxony carpet has an iconic look and is considered by many to be the standard-bearer of carpets. It is a cut pile of medium height, with the fibers standing up and cut evenly. Some notable features are:
Something to keep in mind: There are two kinds of Saxony carpet — straight Saxony and textured Saxony. Straight Saxony has uniform fibers all facing the same direction, which means you will see two different shades or colors when you sweep your hand across it. Textured Saxony has twisted fibers, so the colors are mixed and you won’t see a significant color difference when you disturb the carpet fibers.
You can think of the frieze as an evolution of the shag carpet. This carpeting is instantly recognizable for its long, twisted fibers which lie every which way. Frieze carpet gets its name from the Bichon Frise dog breed, whose fluffy and curly coat looks remarkably like this carpet. A few notable qualities of this carpet are:
Cable carpet is made from thicker, usually longer, yarn, and while it may look similar to frieze carpeting (due to its tightly-twisted fibers), cable carpet emphasizes comfort over durability — so don’t install this in high-traffic areas. Some things to keep in mind about cable carpet:
“Berber” was originally a term for looped white and off-white carpets flecked with brown or gray. The term has evolved, however, and today’s Berber carpets range widely in color, softness, and loop size. Some benefits of Berber carpet are:
A very trendy flooring option in Bothell at the moment, cut and loop carpet is constructed from a combination of cut fibers and looped fibers.
Textured carpeting is woven with tight cable loops and features many different patterns and colors. Some notable characteristics are:
Deciding on the perfect carpet for your home or business can be a challenge. If you need help deciding which carpet to install, contact us here at Carpet To Go. Or, stop by one of our business locations to get an expert opinion. Our team of flooring professionals has years of experience helping our satisfied customers find the perfect carpets.