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Carpet has been a great choice for flooring for many years. Although some homeowners avoid carpet flooring, they are missing out on the benefits of this floor covering. Carpet flooring has many advantages that should be considered when choosing flooring for your home. For instance, carpet fibers come in several different materials, allowing homeowners plenty of choices when selecting a carpet material that works for their unique needs.

Some other considerations when selecting carpet:

  • Which room will the flooring be installed in?
  • Will the carpet be installed in high-traffic areas?
  • What are your personal preferences?
  • What type of carpet do you like (loop-pile, cut-pile, shag)?
  • Will you need stain-resistant flooring?

One thing you should know about carpet flooring is that great advancements have been made in the manufacture of this material over the years. Durability has been greatly improved, and carpeting comes in more designs, colors, and patterns than ever before.

Why Installation of Carpet From Quest Interiors?

Quest Interiors is one of those rare carpet stores that places customer service in first place. Not only do we work to match you with the perfect floor covering for your specific lifestyle needs, but we also strive to provide an installation of that flooring that you will be able to count on for years to come. Even more still, we make ourselves available should you need our services at any time in the future. So stop by and see us at your convenience by visiting one of our showrooms in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waukesha, or Sturtevant, WI. We are already serving the areas of Oshkosh, Omro, Neenah, Fond du Lac, Waukesha, Pewaukee, Sturtevant, and Racine, and we’ll be happy to serve you as well.

Carpet Has Some Pretty Cushy Benefits

As the only soft-surface floor covering, carpet is in a class all its own. This comfortable material is soft on your feet, cozy to lay down on, and allows you to thoroughly enjoy your entire space, including the space on the floor. Other flooring surfaces look great as well, but you can’t quite roll around on them the way you can with carpet.

Once upon a time, carpet got a bad rep as difficult to clean, but carpet floor covering is now easy to clean, resistant to stains, and some carpet products even come as carpet tiles, making it easier and more cost-effective to replace areas of carpet that may get stained from high traffic, kids, or pets. It’s much harder to stain today’s carpet floors, and it’s also much easier to clean them if they do become soiled.

In addition to protection against regular stains, some manufacturers are creating fibers that contain resistance to even tough pet stains and odors. For pet owners, this flooring has always seemed completely off-limits, but with this kind of protection, you won’t have that worry any longer. Ask your flooring specialist about any other specifics you might be concerned with.

Other reasons to get carpet installed in your home:

  • Fun designs and patterns, including geometric designs
  • Plush carpet is more comfortable than any other flooring material
  • Different pile carpet styles, such as shag carpet, loop carpet, and cut-pile
  • Carpet doesn’t show footprints like hardwood or tile surfaces
  • Kids love carpet
  • Brings warmth and coziness to a space
  • Can change up the entire look of a room

For the best products at the best prices and the best service in the floor installation industry, reach out to Quest Interiors today.

Choose Your Carpet Carefully! Become A Carpet Expert!

In an effort to help our customers become more comfortable with carpeting terms and definitions, we have compiled a list of facts and details regarding the different carpet styles. We want to assure your confidence in your decision when shopping for your new carpet.

Carpeting Manufacturing Terms

There are a handful of terms that describe the carpet-making process which you should be familiar with before we get to talking about carpet pile styles. Learn the carpet lingo:

Gauge refers to the space between the needles on a tufting machine . This measurement is recorded in fractions of an inch, and indicates the number of needles that are positioned across the width of the tufting machine.

Pitch is the space between the stitches made by the needles (the distance which the backing material shifts before the needle punches in the next tuft). It is measured by using the number of tufts per inch.

Density is the measure of the closeness of the pile yarns, and it will reveal the gauge and pitch. It is measured by the number of ounces per yard. Usually, a greater density means a higher quality carpet.

Face weight
Face weight is the number of ounces per yard of fiber extending above the primary backing. All of these measurements (gauge, pitch, density and face weight) are dependent on one another. For example, if the density increases but the pile height does not change, the face weight will be greater. Or if the pile height raises with the density staying the same, the face weight will increase.

The remainder of this article will provide information on Cut- Pile styles (59% of the current market), Loop-Pile types (28% of the market), and Cut and Loop-Pile combination styles (13% of the market).

Cut-Pile Carpeting Styles

Saxony pile
A saxony style usually has a pile height close to three quarters of an inch. The most important characteristic of a saxony will be whether the pile is constructed with curled, heattreated yarns with enough density to allow the fibers to keep their shape under foot traffic and furniture. A large number of the luxury carpets produced are of the saxony pile.

Plush or velvet
Plush styles are thick enough to stay strong against regular use. The most important feature of a plush style is that there is barely any twist set in the face yarns that make up the pile. This produces a soft, even texture on the surface of the plush or velvet carpet. This “velvet-plush” carpet should not be exposed to high temperatures in cleaning solutions. Applying these cleaners can chemically burn your plush or velvet carpet. Temperature settings must be lowered from their highest settings.

Shag pile
This type of pile has nearly vanished from modern stores. But for those that argue it still has a place in interior design, there are still some shag carpets that have lasted from the early seventies. A shag carpet will usually have a pile height greater than one inch, but that pile height has to have a low enough density to achieve that effortless look. The ends of the yarns are on the surface instead of the tips like with many other carpet types.

Splush (short-shag or mini-shag)
This carpet is somewhere between the shag and the plush. The pile height is normally around three quarters of an inch. It does not have enough density for the yarn ends to retain their shape when the floor is walked on. The “random lay” look is still very similar to shag despite the fact that the density is greater in this pile type.

This variety of carpet is made up of very tightly wound yarns that have a rough, nubby look.

Grass-pile carpets are normally crafted with slit-film olefin which mimics the look of grass. It is sold in a variety of different colors.

Loop-Pile Carpeting Types

Level loop-pile
This pile type is made up of even-leveled tufts in an uncut or loop-pile design. Commercial quality carpet is usually of the level-loop variety with greater density, but less pile height.

Multi-level loop-pile
This pile type can also be referred to as “high-low” pile carpet. It is created by increasing tension on the yarn during tufting, which forms designs with high and low loops.

Cut & Loop Pile Carpeting Styles

Sculptured saxony
Sculptured saxony is a mix of higher, cut-pile yarns which is different in texture carpet than lower, loop-pile yarns which stay uncut.

Sculptured shag
Sculptured shag is close to the Sculptured saxony style. The difference between the two is that sculptured shag is made up of higher, less dense cut-pile yarns in a shag design, contrasted by lower loops which stay uncut.

Level cut-loop
Manufacturers use this method to make many different types of designs with cut and loop piles of the same height.

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