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What’s Your Carpet Type?

Find performance levels that fit your home activities.

 

Yarn Type Characteristics

 

Stain Resistant

Polyester

Don’t stress over spills. Fiber-washed, Scotchgard-protected polyester resists stains to keep your carpet looking like new.

Great For

Quiet or social spaces with moderate to low traffic, like bedrooms, offices, and TV rooms.

Made With

Polyester Fiber

Stain Resistance

Excellent

Wear Resistance

Budget 5-10 year performance

Wear Resistance

Nylon

Pets and kids are no match for resilient nylon. It resists crushing and matting, and is performance-tested to stand up to the heaviest traffic.

Great For

Areas that see a lot of action, like living rooms, hallways, stairs, and playrooms.

Made With

Nylon Fiber

Stain Resistance

Loses stain resistant coating over time.  Typically 50% over the first five years of service due to normal traffic and routine annual maintenance.

Wear Resistance

Excellent performance

Stain + Wear Resistant

SmartStrand (Triexta)

With excellent durability and built-in stain and soil resistance, Triexta (SmartStrand) fiber resists stains and wear without sacrificing softness.

Great For

Any room or activity level, this type of carpet fiber takes dining room spills and heavy traffic in stride.

Made With

Triexta Fiber (SmartStrand)

Stain Resistance

Excellent – Does diminish over time from wear and routine maintenance.

Wear Resistance

Excellent – Technological advances make this the best performing yarn to date.

 

 

Carpet Styles (Appearance & Look)

Loop

Loop Construction carpet has dense, looped strands and a low profile for a clean, low-maintenance look.  This style is durable, reliable and ideal for high-traffic areas.

Pattern

Pattern construction carpet is made with varying loop and cut heights for looks that range from bold and dramatic to simple and understated. This low-profile style handles traffic beautifully.

Texture

Texture construction carpet has long, crimped yarns for a casual look that works for any room. With higher pile for a super-soft feel, it’s no wonder that texture is our most popular style.

Frieze (Twist)

Frieze or twist construction carpet has high, twisted yarns for a longer crimped look and relaxed feel. Its long twists create dimension and visual interest as well as a bouncy, springy feel underfoot.

 

Please contact us for more information.  We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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