How to Choose Carpets for Low Maintenance Purposes

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:27

Before you worry about carpet cleaning you can focus on proper maintenance and care to avoid excessive staining and to prolong the life of your carpets. There are a few things you need to keep in mind as you move forward with your life. How a carpet pile is cut as well as shaped will make up for how it feels and looks, whether it is short or shaggy, nubby or soft as well as how the product wears out in the course of time. Here are a few examples of some carpets that come in different varieties:

Sisal carpets are meant to imitate the appearance of sisal or other similar plant fibers, but they are instead made of synthetic or wool. These mimics are really soft underfoot, more than the real thing and they also release stains better, but many still prefer the actual look of sisal.

Wilton is also a premier quality woven carpet, coming in cut, a loop or even cut and loop pile and made on a jacquard loom. This is tightly constructed durable and very dense carpeting, making it one of the toughest and most hardy carpets around. It will still require some amount of care and work, but it will be easier to handle.

Saxony carpet is made of yarns with a softer twist and curl, with a pile that is often kept at an angle. Saxony will not be quite as textured as frieze is, but you can count on it to conceal marks and more, which would make this excellent carpeting for kid’s rooms and family rooms in general.

Velvet carpeting is a soft approach, much like what it is named after with a uniform, dense and short pile. Do keep in mind this carpet has a matte finish, which gives it some great appeal. These piles will hold up well, much like plush does but its uniform surface easily exposes tracks and indentations.

"Frieze is one good cut pile carpet with some twisted yarns and a crimped, textured appearance. The specifically more twisted strands of a frieze carpet will obscure the footprints and vacuum marks, not to mention it will really help complementing an informal-style room with its look," said a spokesperson for a Minnesota carpet installation company.

Shag piles are really long, not even being able stand upright, thus giving it the shaggy look its name comes from. Although this is somewhat of a throwback to the groovy carpets of the 1970s, shag piles can come in some really nice colors for an inviting feel. The long yarns however can get caught in the vacuum, so you would need to be careful while doing carpet cleaning.

Axminster is a woven, cut pile carpet that is often called pub carpet due to its frequent use around hotels and restaurants. Axminster is one of the more affordable options out there and is available in a wider range of colors you can really work with. Just like Wilton it happens to last a long time, but it may look fairly industrial as appearance goes.

Ribbed cut is also another cut and loop pile carpet that is trimmed in some areas to create a curved design, with different color variants all around. Because of the textured surface that can camouflage stains and marks, the ribbed cut is a good solution for high traffic areas, allowing for a smaller amount of carpet cleaning involved.

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