Is one carpet flooring better for the living room than others?

Is one carpet flooring better for the living room than others?

When shopping for carpet in Charlottesville, VA, you'll want something stylish and on-trend. But you also want it to look great and perform well for a long time.

It all comes down to fiber. That will determine the best rug for you, your needs, and your budget.

Fibers: the most crucial decision you'll make

Fiber is essentially the rug. It's the material from which the yarns are made.  

There are both natural and synthetic fibers. But, of course, both are equally as good, so it's a matter of personal preference.

Some see synthetics as more practical, while others prefer an eco-friendly product. You'll see both in the carpet store.

The fiber five– most commonly chosen 

1.Wool is natural. It's soft and luxurious. Durable and soil repellent. Wipe spills immediately, however, as it’s a little absorbent.

2.Nylon: This synthetic is known for its ultra-strength and excellent resiliency. It has superior stain resistance, especially when combined with a protectant, and has hypoallergenic properties.

This is best for busy rooms with large, active families, kids, and pets.

3.Polyester: This popular fiber has outstanding stain resistance. It's non-absorbent, so when combined with a protectant, resistance to stains increases even more. Best for moderately busy rooms.

4.Olefin: This is budget-friendly and associated mainly with looped carpet constructions. It's durable, stain resistant, and suitable for heavily foot-trafficked rooms.

5.Triexta:  Fairly new to the market, this already has a strong reputation for strength. It also has permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.

Many styles

Our showroom will see many fiber heights, textures, and designs. Be sure to ask about extra durability and stain resistance, as well as needs like hypoallergenic, kid and pet friendly.

One-stop flooring source in Charlottesville, NC

Why go anywhere else? Locally-owned Town Flooring has an experienced staff who will help you navigate all the carpet choices. As a result, you'll have a top-notch installation that you'll love for years.

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in Charlottesville, VA. You'll see beauties like Authentic Living by Dixie Home, Maracanda by Stanton, and many others. We service Charlottesville, Earlysville, Ruckersville, Gordonsville, Louisa, Orange, Ivy, and Fluvanna.