Carpeting is one of today’s most popular floor covering choices. While property owners consider other floor coverings such as tile and hardwood for their durability and beauty, carpet often wins out for its diverse style options and inherent comfort. Here are some specific benefits of carpet, types of carpet that are available to today’s consumers and the styles that we often recommend to our clients based upon their lifestyle and unique needs.
Ease of Maintenance
Carpet materials and manufacturing techniques have come a long way from the notorious dirt collecting carpets of a few decades ago. Modern carpets are constructed for durability and easy maintenance. According to many manufacturers and the experts at the popular home improvement site This Old House, carpets that are subjected to normal traffic and are regularly maintained can last up to 10 years. The good news is that today’s carpets are fairly easy to maintain. Regular cleaning consists of simple vacuuming, and having carpets professionally steam cleaned once a quarter will help to reduce the presence of dirt, dust mites and other allergens in the home.
There is nothing like tossing your legs over the side of the bed in the morning and letting your feet rest on soft carpet. It sets a soothing, comforting tone for the rest of the day. Adults who enjoy luxurious-feeling floor coverings are not the only ones who benefit from high-quality, deluxe carpeting. Small children whose play areas are usually confined to living room floors also find soft carpet much more appealing than other types of floor coverings. Cushiony carpeting also offers a soft spot to land for toddlers who are just learning to walk.
Today’s households are teeming with activity. While small children are at play on floors, older youths may be practicing musical instruments in upstairs bedrooms. One might even see a pet or two scampering around the corner. These are the elements that make a house a home. However, they also increase noise levels in homes. Noises from walking, running or playing are somewhat reduced when quality carpet and padding have been professionally installed in a home.
Diverse, Affordable Styles
Modern carpets come in a wide range of textures, patterns and colors that are designed to fit both contemporary and traditional home décor themes. Carpets are also some of the most affordable floor covering options on the market. They are often less expensive to purchase and install than hardwood, tile or bamboo flooring. Vinyl and laminate are usually the only other floor coverings that are cheaper to purchase and install than carpet.
Easy to Install
Getting new flooring is an exciting event in most households. The change in floor covering can deliver a dramatic transformation to a room’s style and ambiance. When homeowners choose carpet floors, they don’t have to wait long to see the results. Laying carpeting is one of the easiest floor installation projects that our installation company in Phoenix regularly performs. Once furniture and old carpets are removed, it takes only a few hours to install new carpets depending on room sizes and configurations.
Carpet is usually categorized by its material and pile. Carpet materials can either be natural or synthetic. Some common natural carpet materials are:
With the exception of wool, these materials are all plant-based. Synthetic carpet materials are praised for their durability. Some popular synthetic carpet materials include:
Carpet piles are determined by the type of looping and cuts that the carpet undergoes during manufacturing. While uncut carpet piles are available, cut pile carpets are the most popular for residential use.
Some sought-out carpet piles that we install are:
Many of our customers adhere to lifestyles that value eco-friendly products and natural, sustainable living. If these customers require a natural-fiber carpet that can withstand heavy foot traffic, we recommend wool carpets, which are also inherently stain resistant and insulating.
Clients who have small children and pets often come to us for advice about their best carpet alternatives. They are usually looking for carpets that are durable, stain resistant and affordable. Modern synthetic carpets are manufactured to be strong, and stain resistant coatings can be applied to most cut pile carpet types. Environmental standards for synthetic carpets have improved as well, and many are lower in toxins and release dirt easier than their predecessors of a few years back. For busy families with children and pets, we often recommend tough, textured berbers or frieze carpets. For clients who want a little luxury and a lot of softness for low-traffic areas, plush pile carpets are the standard.
At Cesar’s Floor Covering, we listen to our clients’ needs and inform them about the best options that are available to them. Our floor installation company in Phoenix has been serving the communities in and around the Valley of the Sun for several years now, and we have earned a reputation for quality materials, craftsmanship and customer care. Call Cesar’s Floor Covering today to find out about distinctive carpet flooring options for your living space.