If you have a large family with kids or pets, you'll want a carpet that can stand up to anything. But, of course, it also depends upon where you're going to install it; for example, stairways will require a much higher level of durability than the bedroom.
Here are some suggestions for finding the right carpet for high-traffic homes.
Synthetic fibers are generally considered the more practical choice
That is because they tend to be more stain-resistant and, of course, less expensive. Synthetic fibers like nylon are known for ultra-strength.
Nylon is resilient (the ability to maintain shape), and when combined with a protectant, the stain resistance is also superior. As a result, nylon is an excellent choice for carpet installation in very high-traffic areas.
Polyester has outstanding resistance to stains because it is non-absorbent. When a protectant is added, that capability is greatly enhanced. Polyester rugs are best for moderately trafficked rooms.
Two other fibers are also suitable for high traffic. Triexta already established a reputation for strength and permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.
Olefin (polypropylene) is mainly associated with Berber styles. Berbers have short, tightly woven fibers.
You'll see a lot of style types when you shop. For example, our carpet store in St. Croix Falls, WI, has all sizes of looped constructions and fiber heights.
Rugs with low piles are one of the best choices because they are easy to clean and durable. Another good choice is any looped construction, but especially the level loop.
Visit our carpet store today
For over 30 years, Cascade Flooring has been helping people turn their vision into reality. We'll do that for you, too, with our knowledgeable staff helping you choose the ideal carpet for your home.
When you visit our showroom, you'll find a wide assortment of colors and styles from mills like Dream Weaver, Mohawk, and more. Visit us in St. Croix Falls, WI, especially if you live or work in St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery.