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Carpet - nothing looks like it, feels like it or performs like it! Carpet is a key decorative and functional element in a home. Because carpet is the foundation of decorating, it can provide simplicity and casualness for softness and livability; or it can provide excitement with vibrant color and heavier textures for making a decorating "statement." Carpet can be one of the easiest ways to personalize an environment - its color can be a neutral foundation "in the background," or it can be a vibrant focal point.

When deciding what carpet to buy for your home, there are a few factors that you should consider.

Color : The advent of carpet fiber stain technology brought about a revolution in color possibilities. Homeowners, no longer fearing the use of light colored carpets, demand wider color choices. In general, darker shades create a dramatic effect, while lighter shades create a sense of spaciousness.

Style : There are three basic carpet constructions: cut pile, loop pile and cut & loop pile. When making your selection, ask your Abbey expert what style will work best in the area you wish to have the carpet installed.

Texture : Carpet texture establishes the character of a room or home, from the formal look of cut pile velvet Saxony to the casual look of frieze. The texture of carpet allows you to express your personality and lifestyle. A heavily textured carpet will also help hide foot prints.

Density : Density is how tightly each fiber is stitched together. To avoid a crushed and matted appearance, choose a carpet with high density.

Twist : Twist is how many times the fiber is twisted together in a one-inch length. The twist relates directly to the carpet’s performance. A poorly twisted carpet may unravel giving a frayed and shaggy appearance.

Cushion : Cushion relates to the padding installed under the carpet. A denser padding typically increases comfort and durability.

Cleaning : In order to keep your carpet in the best possible condition: Vacuum on a regular basis and have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.

The type of fiber used in your carpet will help determine its appearance and performance. Synthetic fibers provide brilliant colors, easy maintenance, softness and outstanding value. Natural fibers provide soft, low luster colors, long term performance and other aesthetic qualities

There are different types of fibers, each with different characteristics:

Nylon : This is the most popular synthetic carpet fiber used today. It offers tremendous value, performance, and ease of maintenance. Nylon provides brilliant colors and hides soil and traffic well.

The most advanced nylon carpet fibers actually reduce dirt and soils ability to stick or transfer onto the surface of the carpet. These specially treated fibers will even bead up liquid spills rather than allowing to soak in. This makes carpets manufactured with these new generation fibers much easier to keep clean and looking like new longer.

Soft Carpet Fibers : Some fiber manufacturers are producing fibers that feel as soft as cotton (such as Stainmaster Tactesse® BCF fibers, Anso Caress and DuraSoft® by Wear-Dated), yet will outperform many other conventional carpet fibers. The difference is that the nylon filaments are really much finer than the typical filaments (finer than a strand of hair) but twice as much fibers are packed into the strands of yarn. This gives these carpets its softness and strength.

Olefin : This fiber is also called polypropylene. Olefin is extremely popular in Berbers, level loops carpets and outdoor turf products. Olefin carpets are highly stain, static, mold, and mildew resistant. They can be used for indoor or outdoor carpets. Olefin's resistance to matting and crushing is not quite as good as nylon.

Polyester : Gives excellent color clarity with a soft feel to the carpet. Lacks the durability of a nylon carpet.

Wool : A natural fiber, wool is luxurious and typically expensive. Wool is noted for luxury and softness. Wool has high bulk and is available in many colors






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