With the right choice in material, style, and color, carpeting could be a durable option for your Charleston home. Floor Coverings International of Charleston is happy to guide you through the building blocks of the most durable carpeting!

Style

Carpeting with a high degree of twist – how many times the yarn has been twisted – is more durable than other styles. Frieze carpeting, which has tightly twisted yarns, is one of the most durable styles for your home. Tightly twisted yarn will prevent fraying and resist flattening. The distinct texture of frieze will also disguise footprints, spills, and vacuum marks.

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Material

Nylon is the best material to choose for a durable, long-lasting carpet. This material will resist flattening, fading, and tearing. Nylon is not a stain-resistant fiber, but many nylon carpets are available with stain-resistant treatment. Once treated, your carpet will be protected against daily dirt and spills.

Style

Carpeting with a high degree of twist – how many times the yarn has been twisted – is more durable than other styles. Frieze carpeting, which has tightly twisted yarns, is one of the most durable styles for your home. Tightly twisted yarn will prevent fraying and resist flattening. The distinct texture of frieze will also disguise footprints, spills, and vacuum marks.

Density

When choosing a carpet, it’s smart to consider weight. A heavier carpet means it has more tightly packed yarn. This increased density will prevent your carpet from wearing down too soon. A carpet with low density may start to show its backing as it ages.

Color

While light carpeting is attractive and modern, it does require more maintenance. Light carpeting will discolor sooner than darker carpeting, showing stains and dirt. Dark carpeting isn’t the perfect choice either, as it will show crumbs and lint. The best option is a mid-toned carpet. Shades such as beige will conceal stains and discoloration as well as lint and crumbs.

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Get Started in Charleston Today!

To learn more about your carpeting options, give the Floor Coverings International of Charleston team a call! We’re happy to bring samples straight to your home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry and surrounding areas.

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