With over 20 years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry, Premium Care Solutions is proud to serve Greenville, NC, Pitt County, Wilson County, and Wilson, NC. We offer professional carpet, upholstery, and tile and grout cleaning services. When it comes to keeping your floors clean, we promise to provide you with the most cutting edge and effective cleaning services around.
If you’re thinking about getting new carpet, or you’re just wondering what type of carpet you already have, it’s good to know about the main types of carpets.
Carpets come in many styles, brands, and colors. Depending on your home’s style, your budget, and your lifestyle, certain types of carpet may be better for your home than others. In our line of business, we come across many different types of carpet, and we’re happy to clean whatever kind of carpets that your home has. We can even clean your home’s area rugs!
4 Main Characteristics of Carpet
According to HGTV.com, there are 4 main characteristics of carpet:
- Density- the closeness of the yarns (think of this like a thread count for sheets)
- Fiber- the type of material of the carpet
- Pad- the cushioning under the carpet itself
- Pile- the surface of the carpet, which is made up of yarn loops
These 4 factors make up the DNA of your carpet and determine its quality. For example, a carpet with a higher density is better quality, and the thickness and material makeup of the carpet’s pad will affect its longevity. So, it’s important to pay attention to each of these 4 factors when you’re on the market for new carpets.
You’ll want to consider your budget and your home’s needs when deciding on carpet. For example, if you have small children, a carpet with thick padding could be helpful. If you have pets, carpet with a shorter pile is best
Other Factors to Consider
Aside from these 4 factors, there are a number of other choices to make when it comes to selecting new carpets.
For example, carpets come in dozens of colors. Think it’s simple? Oh, I’ll get some beige or gray, well there are usually numerous beiges and grays available to choose from. Do you want a carpet that’s all one color, or one with various colors mixed in?
In addition, the carpet pile comes in a number of varieties, not just in length, but also in style. For example, Berber carpet means that it’s a carpet made of short, level loops; while multi-level loops add texture and sometimes even patterns to the carpet.
Let us Clean Your Carpet
No matter what type of carpet you decide to get, it’s important that you clean it regularly. On your end, this means vacuuming on a regular basis and cleaning up stains as soon as you notice them. Then, you’ll need to have a professional carpet cleaner come out about once a year to perform a deep clean on your carpet. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, or you have pets, it’s a good idea to clean your carpet 2+ times a year.
Check out some of our popular cleaning packages, or call us to discuss how to customize your carpet cleaning needs.
No matter what type of carpet you end up getting, we can help you keep it clean! Just give us a call at Premium Care Solutions in Wilson, NC for a free quote!