Hardwood floors may be all the rage, but for many homeowners, theyâ€™re not the ideal option. Theyâ€™re hard, cold, and can be difficult to maintain. Carpet
offers an affordable, cozier flooring option for homeowners that donâ€™t want to shock their feet on hard floors during the winter months. There are many different types of carpet available, but they can be broken down into three main categories: low-pile, medium-pile, and high-pile carpet. Both are great choices, but youâ€™ll want to familiarize yourself with these carpet types before you can make the right decision for your home. Hereâ€™s what you need to know.
Low-pile carpet has fibers that are short and dense that are typically a quarter inch in height. Most low-pile carpets are flat and provide a minimal amount of cushion between your feet and the carpet padding underneath. Because the fibers are short and dense, theyâ€™re easier to clean with your vacuum and are less likely to show wear and tear in high-traffic areas.
Â Medium-pile carpets have fibers that stick up less than half an inch from the ground. The fibers are slightly less dense than low-pile carpets, making it feel a bit more luxurious under your feet. Like low-pile carpets, medium-pile carpet is relatively easy to clean. However, dirt, dust, and grime can become embedded in the fibers, so youâ€™ll want to schedule professional carpet cleaning appointments at least once a year to keep your carpet looking fresh.
High-pile carpet is the most luxurious option and has fibers that are typically between half an inch to three-quarters of an inch in height. The added loft makes these carpets especially plush underfoot and can help dampen ambient noise throughout the room. Since the fibers are taller, these carpets can be more difficult to clean. Youâ€™ll want to schedule professional cleaning appointments at least twice a year to ensure that allergens, dust, pet fur, and dirt are adequately removed.Â
Which Is Right for You?
All three options are great choices for your home, but to make sure youâ€™re picking the right carpet, youâ€™ll want to think about how you use the space. In high-traffic areas like hallways, living rooms, and even game rooms, low-pile carpets may be a great choice. In bedrooms or areas where you and your family want an added touch of luxury, medium or high-pile carpet will likely be a better fit.Â
Ultimately, youâ€™ll want to choose the type of carpet that works for your needs, your willingness to clean, and the type of comfort level you want to add to your home. Medium and high-pile carpets will feel more luxurious while low-pile carpets are more practical and easier to maintain.
Upgrade Your Flooring Today
The right type of carpet can make all the difference in the look and feel of your home. If youâ€™re not sure what type of carpet is best for your space, donâ€™t panic. Contact Design Craft Blinds and Floors
to discuss your needs or stop by our showroom to view our carpet samples in person.