Carpet is one of the most versatile and economical floor coverings available today, providing softness on the feet, warmth and insulation, and can be the foundation of your home dècor. The color, pattern and texture of the carpet can complement or contrast with patterns of your furnishings, wall colors, and window treatments. A carpet style popular in Wheaton, IL is textured, which fits well with today’s casual and active lifestyles.

With so many choices available, selecting a carpet for your home can be a bit overwhelming and Floor Coverings International will provide a complimentary consultation, bring samples to your home to help in choosing colors that go with your furnishings and surroundings, in your home lighting, and take accurate measurements to assure the perfect fit, providing an actual estimate of the total installed cost. Your Floor Coverings International design associate will help you find the ideal carpet for your area reviewing with you, the room style you wish to achieve, how the room will be used, the level of traffic, type of activity, pets and any other consideration.

Carpet is commonly made from wool and synthetic fibers such as nylon, olefin (polypropylene) and polyester. Each fiber has unique properties that affect the way your carpet looks and feels. Wool is a natural fiber known for its luxurious feel and performance, having a soft hand and high bulk level. Nylon is available in an endless array of colors, providing soft hand and excellent texture retention making suitable for all types of traffic areas. Polyester also has soft hand and has an inherent and permanent stain resistance. Olefin, also known as polypropylene is resistant to moisture providing inherent water based stain protection.

Carpet also differs by fiber construction, such as:

  • Cut pile
  • Level loop
  • Multi-level loop
  • Textured

Berber carpeting, a popular choice, has short, densely packed level loops made from a tough material such as wool or olefin. This makes it perfect for high-traffic areas. Multi-level loop carpet provides a more stylized look. Increasing in popularity is cut-loop pile carpet which combines cut and looped yarns, providing a variety of surface textures including effects of chevrons, squares, and other sculpted effects. The multicolor effects help in hiding soil and stains.

The material and construction of your carpet will also affect the required maintenance. No matter what style of carpet you choose, vacuum frequently to remove dirt and debris. When removing stains, always spot-test the cleaning product first to make sure it doesn’t affect the color.

The experts at Floor Coverings International of Wheaton & Naperville can give you detailed cleaning instructions and help you make the right choice of carpet for your home and refer you to a reliable carpet cleaner. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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