Good quality carpeting that's well taken care of can last 20 years or more. I had one that lasted 23 years–and that was when raising a puppy!
There are two things, in particular, of which you should be mindful when shopping.
What’s your lifestyle?
This is something you need to consider even before you start to shop. It will affect your fiber, style, texture, and pile choice.
Needs are highly individual, depending on the family size and room use. Therefore, what may work for someone else may not work for you.
But you can always ask the carpet store professional if there's a similar rug that will also meet your needs. Also, there are lots of "me too" products.
Fiber: everything to do with aesthetics and performance
Although there are acrylics and blends, there are five most commonly chosen. Please get to know their pros and cons to determine what's right for you.
Wool is natural. It is soft and luxurious, durable, and inherently soil-resistant. In addition, it's absorbent so wipe spills immediately. Nylon accounts for 50% of synthetic carpets.
Nylon is ultra-strong, resilient, and able to withstand the heaviest foot traffic. This floor covering also has good stain resistance, especially with a protectant.
Polyester is best for moderately active rooms. It's non-absorbent, so it has superior stain resistance.
Olefin looks like wool, but it's synthetic. It's budget-friendly, durable, and mainly associated with looped constructions like Berber styles.
Triexta is ultra-strong. Permanent stain resistance is built into the fiber.
Floor covering fashion in Long Island, NY
The main appeal of carpet flooring is its durability and long lifespan. The staff at family-owned Glen Floors would like to tell you more about this homeowner's favorite.
This company has been operating for over 88 years with a showroom in Glen Cove, NY. Visit us today; we work with homeowners, property managers, and other businesses in Glen Head, Locust Valley, Mill Neck, Old Westbury, Glenwood Landing, Brookville, Bayville, and Oyster Bay.