Carpet Buying Tips

choose the right padding

The performance of many carpets will depend on the performance of the cushion. Spending a few extra dollars on the cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also depend on the grade of cushion you select. Carpet cushion affects the luxury feel underfoot, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and ultimately, the life of your carpet. Crushing or flattening of your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before its useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.

don’t judge by feel alone

Thick and luxurious carpet can fool you at times. Determine the performance you want and the conditions affecting your carpet. A tighter twisted fiber doesn’t feel as soft, but it will generally give you better performance over the life of the carpet. A tightly twisted yarn will resist soiling, matting and crushing. When a yarn is not tightly twisted, it may feel more luxurious, but it will tend to crush and flatten out more quickly.

Read The labels

Generally speakingyou can review the stain resistance, anti-static claims and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber (nylon, polyester, polypropylene, etc.) the face weight, density, twist.

ask questions

As you can see, there are a wide variety of issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials and a knowledgeable sales person will help you match up your performance needs. 

Free installation services

Ask about our free carpet installation with any carpet purchase from Gary’s Flooring Depot.