Carpet flooring is an ideal flooring solution for nearly any room. It's soft underfoot and lends a comforting aesthetic to your home. Today's carpet is easier to care for than ever before and is available in many colors, styles, and materials. At Preferred Flooring, we carry the most premium carpet brands, and we would love to help you enhance any and every room in your home.

Is Carpet Right for Me?

Who is carpet flooring for? Everyone. Aside from adding to the decorative elements of a room, carpeting also has a range of other benefits. Any carpet will retain warmth, reducing your home's energy consumption during the year's colder months. The fibers used in carpeting also help to eliminate noise. This noise reduction can be beneficial for the upper floors of a home, so walking around doesn't disturb family members downstairs. Carpet is also safer for small children or elderly family members. It is significantly less slippery than hard floor surfaces and provides a softer landing in the event of a fall. Your floors are also easier to clean and maintain when covered with carpet. This saves you time and money over the life of your carpet flooring, and that's a perk!

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Different Types of Carpet

Terms to Know

Pile, density, crushing. These are all standard carpet terms, but what do they all mean? The pile of a carpet is the visible portion of carpet flooring and the part you walk on. The pile can be cut or looped, with a cut pile having straight tufts of fiber and a loop pile with intact looping. Density refers to how close each fiber is at the base of your carpet and the overall number of fiber strands. The higher density of a carpet, the less it will show marks and traffic activity. Crushing happens when your carpet flooring is exposed to excessive or constant pressure from foot traffic or furniture. It's an inevitable part of having carpet in your home, but you can help reduce it by not moving heavy items through the room frequently.

Carpet Styles

  • Level Loop carpets have uncut fiber loops on the surface. The pile height can range from low and tightly packed to higher and more luxurious. This style is excellent for high-traffic areas as it hides dirt well and resists traffic patterns.
  • Pattern carpet has a combination of low loops with higher cut tufts that result in a sculpted pattern. The pattern style adds additional texture and is generally very hardy. It's another excellent choice for concealing heavy traffic.
  • Frieze style carpet flooring is also called "twists" as the fibers are tightly twisted and give a modern look. Frieze is the least likely to show vacuum marks of all cut pile varieties. Shag carpets are a more extreme version of the Frieze variety.
  • One of the more popular types of carpet is the plush style. It has a velvety appearance and feel due to its high-density construction. The deep pile gives it a more formal look than most cut pile carpeting. It is best reserved for rooms that don't see a lot of activity as it's prone to showing marks of all kinds.
  • Textured carpet is an ideal solution for higher-activity areas. The curling of the yarn fibers reduces light reflection, which helps conceal marks.

Common Carpet Materials

The majority of carpet flooring today uses one of three types of fiber. Knowing the difference between the fibers will help you select the best carpet for your home, lifestyle, and budget.

  1. Nylon is one of the most popular carpet fibers with a reputation for durability and performance. It is less likely to crush than other fibers and is available in various styles and colors.
  2. Polyester is the next most common type of fiber used and has inherent stain resistance. It holds dye very well, allowing polyester to deliver some of the most stunning color variations available in carpet flooring. This synthetic fiber also resists fading making it a solid choice for areas that receive a lot of sun exposure.
  3. Wool is an all-natural fiber that offers exceptional durability and resilience. Wool fibers can stretch up to six times their length and maintain their original size and shape. While the most costly carpet fiber option, it's worth it. Your wool carpet will naturally absorb moisture and remove toxins from the air inside your home. It is also naturally flame resistant and has a higher ignition point than synthetic carpet fibers.

Contact Us

Our carpet experts are standing by to help you design carpet flooring for your beautiful and durable home. Contact us today to receive your free, no-obligation estimate. We are conveniently located in Breese, IL. We are pleased to serve the areas of Breese, Bond County, Clinton County, Madison County, Monroe County, Randolph County, St. Clair County, and Washington County, IL.