A vast majority of the people have carpets as their go to flooring because it is easy and versatile. While everyone knows that carpets are soft and comfortable, they also represent a mental comfort zone where people who don’t want to give too much importance to floors settle for carpets because of how ingrained into the culture they are.
Some people prefer carpets over everything else whereas others come back to them if they can’t find anything else that suits their homes. It helps that carpets are inexpensive, easy to install and widely available. In the US, they outsell every other floor type combined and their popularity is obvious to everyone living in the UK.
In this piece, we will be looking at some of the more popular styles and types of carpets available in the market.
When it comes to the way fibres are attached to the carpets, there are only two main types of carpets with many subtypes. Loop pile carpets and cut pile carpets. The former has the fibres looped to give it durability and suitable for high traffic and high loads, as a result, the cushioning is lost a little bit but the other qualities are more focused upon.
The latter, cut pile carpets, don’t have a loopy fibre attachment. The fibre ends are all straight and cut evenly, which makes them dense and very soft. Most cut pile carpets’ fibres twist to create footprints and furniture marks. However, these remain as popular as ever.
Talking about fibres, there are many different types of fibres that are used to create carpets. We will discuss some of the more popular ones here.
Wool fibres make the most environmentally friendly carpets because of the wool. Good wool carpets are considered high end due to the being organic, durable, stain resistant and general cleanliness.
The most popular carpets have nylon fibres because it is economical, easy to maintain and very good or high traffic areas. It also lasts for a long time if cared for properly.
Olefin fibres are tougher than some other fibres, moisture and mould resistant but this durability comes with a price. It is not as comfortable as wool or nylon.
This is a synthetic fibre that to some degree resembles wool fibres but at a lower price. This fibre is the “laminate flooring to wood” equivalent of carpets with respect to wool.
When you are installing carpets, you have a decision to make about whether you would get carpet tiles or carpet broadlooms. The latter is more suitable for wall to wall carpeting whereas if you are going for a more pattern oriented look or working in small spaces, then tile carpeting may be the more desirable option. On commercial properties, tile flooring is still finding its feet, however, if your installation is residential then it is not a bad idea to trial with tile carpeting. It can turn out to be extremely beautiful.
For more information about flooring, especially carpet flooring, in particular, don’t hesitate to contact PrestigeFlooring-UK.com. You can also contact us at 01695 578 555.