Like your favorite sweater, carpet is soft, cozy and practical. Because carpet fibers hold heat, this floor surface insulates up to 17 times better than other surfaces, reducing energy bills. It's quiet to walk on, durable, nonslip, and overall a great value. Carpet comes in so many colors and surfaces that it can fit most any design style. Not ready to commit to wall-to-wall carpet? Add a rug for a dose of color, pattern, and softness. Rugs are also ideal for defining certain spaces, such as seating areas, and covering worn or damaged spots.
Frieze and pile and loop, oh my! We decode common carpet terms.
Density. The closeness of the yarns in a carpet. Denser pile translates into better quality.
Fiber. The basic material in a carpet, fiber is either manmade (nylon, polyester, polypropylene/Olefin, acrylics) or natural (wool, sisal). There are five fiber types:
Tile is durable and can give clean-lined elegance to floors throughout your home
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