Carpet in St. Croix Falls, WI from Cascade Flooring

How to find the most durable carpet

If extra durability is your priority, explore four things: lifestyle, fiber, construction, and density. Carpet flooring adds beauty and elegance to your home, and thanks to modern technology, mills are constantly evolving with innovations in aesthetics and function.

Today's versions address needs such as pet-friendly, hypoallergenic and sustainable issues with literally something for everyone. Be sure to describe your requirements to our flooring experts when you are shopping for carpet in St. Croix Falls, WI, so we can help you find one that will look great and perform well for a long time.

Explore your lifestyle

Durability needs are highly individualized. For example, the homeowner with a large family with kids and pets will probably require more than a single or two-person family with one dog or cat. This also affects how you plan to use the room. For instance, some living rooms become the center of family activity, while others are used only for entertaining guests.

About fiber

Fiber is the material from which the rug's yarns are made, so it's the foundation. There are five most commonly chosen, so become familiar with the pros and cons. They include wool, which is natural, and synthetics such as nylon, polyester, olefin (polypropylene), and triexta.

Construction, styles, and textures

When you walk into the carpet store, you'll be surrounded by so much beauty that it's easy to become distracted. However, keep in mind that some styles are better suited to specific installations than others. For instance, low piles rugs tend to be more durable and easier to clean than a high pile such as a shag. 

Weight vs. density = quality

While heavier carpets might (but not always) be more durable, the best indicator of quality is density. That refers to how closely the fibers are tufted together. Look on the label for a density number of 3500 or higher. 

Cascade Flooring’s highly trained staff is ready to assist in your carpet flooring upgrade

Cascade Flooring, a family-owned business with over 30 years of experience, has a knowledgeable, highly trained staff who will help you find the right carpet flooring for your needs and style. Visit our showroom in St. Croix Falls, WI, where you'll also get a free quote. We service St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery, WI.