When you're shopping for carpet
in Conway, AR, it's important to understand pile, fiber, and texture because they all work together to determine the style. There's so much from which to choose that the selection can become a little overwhelming, but the right one can be an excellent investment. At Conway Flooring & Design, we're hoping this guide makes the selection process a little less complicated.
Fiber means the yarn, basically the carpet itself. There are both natural and synthetic, and what you decide on will be determined by your needs and budget. Wool is the most common natural; it's beautiful, very plush, and white. Depending on the style, synthetics can be soft and, in general, they are more resistant to stains. These include; nylon known for its strength, polyester with superior inherent stain resistance, olefin (polypropylene), budget-friendly, and triexta with extreme strength and permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.
Cut pile refers to the cropping of fibers in varying lengths. You have a high pile with long, loose fibers like the shag or frieze or a low pile where fibers are short and tightly woven, such as the Berber. The iconic Saxony, what most people automatically think of when they think of carpet floors, is neither high nor low. It comes in two versions: a plush, velvety texture, and a patterned one. As for texture, that depends mainly upon the style and whether the fibers are looped, cut, or twisted.