WHAT IS THE BEST CARPET FOR TRAFFIC AREAS?
“Didn’t you just get this carpet for your hallway a year ago?” This is the reaction of a friend who visited you the year before when your carpet was still brand new and shiny. Now, it has suffered from serious wear and tear. The fibers have peeled off and bald patches are highlighting the most walked-on part of it. You can’t help but think of how much you invested in it and how much you’re losing because it didn’t last for you.
The above mentioned scenario can be avoided. How? If you look out for the right carpets and the right features of a carpet for high-traffic areas of your home before making a purchase. High traffic areas of your home deserve extraordinary carpets. This means that you have to look beyond your want for style and comfort and focus on durability, stain resistance, color, and how easy it is to clean.
Below are a couple of carpet types that meet with the requirements for carpets in high traffic areas of the home:
TYPES OF CARPET TO CHOOSE FROM:
Nylon carpets are highly durable and resilient. This is a perfect choice for hallways which are often most walked. It is very easy to maintain, has very strong fibre, and withstands abrasion.
One beautiful thing about it is that it looks and feels the same for a long period of time. You, though, have to treat it for stain resistance before installing it because only then will it serve a long term purpose. This treatment also makes it easy for you to clean off dirt whenever the need arises.
LEVEL LOOP CARPET
Level loop carpet is excellent for concealing foot prints. It is hard to wear and less likely to get crushed by feet. All fibers are cut evenly. As such, the loops stay in place and form a leveled loop pile that is tightly knit. Dirt do not settle deep into it which makes it easy to clean.
Frieze is a short pile carpet with tightly twisted carpet fibres. Its nature makes cleaning less strenuous and enables it to hide footprints well. It is less likely to suffer from compression when frequently trod upon. This is because less carpet is left standing tall because it is a short cut pile.
This is the perfect carpet choice. It resists stains and brown spots or browning, ideal for heavy foot traffic areas, perfectly durable and doesn’t lose form. Wool is quite expensive though but you’ll get your money’s worth.
OTHER QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR:
Don’t go for light colors like tan or white. You should go for colors somewhere in between or a combination of colors that will aid hiding foot prints, pet hair, oil or water spills. You could get a durable carpet but if the color isn’t right, you’ll end up having footprints showing here and there and having to clean more often than you have time for.
Choose a carpet with reasonable density. It should be one that is firmly constructed with close tuft that are tightly twisted.
USE OF CARPET PAD
Carpets wear from underneath where they rub against the floor. Placing a carpet pad underneath will help to absorb any shock. Thus, your carpet will last even longer.
CONSULTATION & INSTALLATION
Consult with a professional who can properly identify all necessary attributes just in case you can’t. Having a professional install the chosen carpet for you is the right course to take as doing it yourself might be difficult.
Take these suggestions to heart and you’ll pick a carpet that will not only save you money but last for years.
After you choose the perfect type of carpet for the traffic areas in your home, be sure to schedule cleaning for it each year. Professional services from Arevalo Bros Chem-Dry in Chicago will help extend the lifetime of the carpet and prevent permanent wear and tear from occurring soon after installation. Learn more here: arevalobroscarpetcleaning.com/services/carpet-cleaning/