Carpet makes a design statement in your home. Asking the right questions when selecting carpet, ensures making a selection you will love, and that tells you that you made a sound investment.
Fiber matters a lot. A carpet made of polyester fiber may be less expensive, but it can crush and mat quickly, especially in high-traffic areas. You don't want to have to replace a whole room just because of one worn area.
Nylon carpet may cost a bit more, but is very durable and typically has stain and soil protection engineered to work with the carpet fiber. It is a smart upfront investment that pays off over the long life of the carpet.
Face weight has to do with how much fiber is used in the carpet. It is similar to the thread count for a bedsheet, the more, the better. Don't be fooled by heavy carpet made of sub-par fiber. Look for nylon carpet that is around the 40-ounce range and up to ensure quality and longevity. As for the twist, more twist means more durability. Look for a carpet with a high twist count.
Know your room usage, your traffic flow, lighting conditions, and the basic measurements. Let your rep know whether you are selling or staying in the home. Make sure to ask about the warranty. Avoid warranties with pro-rated terms that give significantly less coverage as time goes by. A good warranty will cover the total replacement cost for the life of the carpet, about 14 to 15 years.
If you ask the right questions and keep in mind the total cost of ownership of quality carpet that lasts longer, you end up with carpet you love and a great return on your investment. Come in today to see our giant showroom located in Houston, TX.
At Carpet Giant we share the kind of information found here with customers from Houston, Katy, Sugarland, The Woodlands, and the surrounding areas, because we offer quality carpet. We carry other fibers besides nylon. There are a variety of home design solutions that are solved with different fiber carpet.