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Carpet Flooring for Your Home or Office
On top of that, new carpet is easy to maintain. Over time, old carpet starts to break down and show its age. Not only that, but it can hold allergens that can affect your health. Graham’s has everything you’ll need to get your perfect carpet installed, and on top of that, we can even provide referrals for local cleaners that can help maintain your carpets cleanliness every 12-18 months.
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Carpet confusion? We’ve got you!
You’re ready to update your carpet flooring. So now what? You have plenty of choices when it comes to carpet! How do you know what options work best for your family and lifestyle? Don’t worry, Graham’s Flooring & Design can help you navigate your options and get the carpet you want! Plus, Graham’s makes the process fun!
Types of Carpet Fiber
Traditionally, nylon has been the most popular type of carpet fiber—it’s durable, soft, stain-resistant and holds up to wear over time. Additionally, nylon resists rot and retains its color. With proper care, nylon carpet can last 12 to 15 years, so it lasts longer than most synthetic fibers.
Types of Carpet Pile
Cut pile carpet is a soft, easy-to clean option that’s created by shearing off exposed fibers. You can select a variety of cut-pile styles based on the different lengths, thicknesses and angles of the shearing. Additionally, unique looks are created by using different treatments on the thread before and after it is inserted into the carpet backing. This type of carpet pile works well when an entire house is carpeted because it blends well from room to room.
You’ll notice some footmarks and vacuum trails on cut-pile carpet, but this varies depending on the twist of the fibers. Individual fibers contain twist that helps cut pile carpet stand up against matting and crushing. The heavier the twist, the more resistant the carpet will be to matting. Plus, high twist also helps create texture that hides wear and dirt, which is always good!
Although cut-pile carpet is more popular than loop-pile carpet, it isn’t as durable and will need to be replaced more often. Cut-pile carpet comes in a variety of styles: frieze cut aka shag, textured and sculpted. Can you believe you have so many amazing options?
Plush or Velvet-cut Pile
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Choosing new carpet for your home is exciting! New carpet instantly gives your home a fresh new look. There are so many available fibers, colors, patterns and styles! Did you know that you also have different carpet pads to choose from as well? People talk about different types of carpet, but you might not be […]
Some stores advertise free installation, which can seem like a great deal! However, look for hidden costs that make the “free installation” worthwhile to the big box store. We’ll cover common hidden costs and questions to ask before committing to “free installation” of your new flooring. Installers You want to ensure that your carpet will […]
What are good carpet options for kids and pets? Picture this…you just sat down on the couch to check Instagram while you enjoy your cup of coffee. The kids are playing outside along with your dog, Buster. It’s quiet and peaceful, and you’re soaking it up. All of a sudden, your kids come tearing into […]
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