Part 1 of What You Need to Know to Make the Right Carpet Selection for Your Home offered valuable information on the various carpet fibers. This 2nd installment of the article highlights something equally important about carpeting. And that is Carpet construction types; the different styles of carpet backing, pile, and padding.
Types of Carpet Backing
The type of backing on carpet not only affects its durability and how fibers are attached, but carpet pile density, as well. An important factor when selecting the best carpet for a particular location in your home.
In addition to these types of carpet backing, cushioned backed carpet is another option. With foam bonded right to its backside, the need for carpet padding and tackless strips is eliminated. This can cut down on installation time, difficulty level, and project costs.
Unfortunately, this convenience is offset by quality loss, because manufacturing carpet this way often results in a less durable product.
Carpet Construction Types
The type of fiber used is important to the wear ability and functionality of carpeting. Equally important are the methods used during construction that affect its characteristics; carpet pile density, quality, and appearance.
Knowing more about carpet construction types will help you make a better DIY carpet purchasing decision. Consider the following:
Variations include level loop, textured, loop, multilevel loop, and cut and loop pile carpet also called sculpture. Utilizing a combination of cut and loop pile yarns. This is the right carpet for heavy traffic areas, because its construction makes it impervious to crushing. Great for hallways and family rooms.
Another loop pile carpet option is Berber carpet. Exceptionally durable and high in demand.
Freize carpet is recommended for high traffic areas because it does not show dirt or footprints as readily as other types of carpet. The pile can, however, become permanently crushed by weighted objects. Such as large, heavy pieces of furniture.
Once you know the type carpet you want, select the right carpet padding; whether bonded urethane foam, prime urethane, rubber, or fiber. And then you are ready to make the best carpet purchase decision for your home. A better-informed decision; one based on carpet fiber and carpet construction type, not merely appearance and price
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