When considering which type of carpet you need, it’s best to first consider the fiber options. For instance, nylon is excellent for high-traffic areas and does a great job of resisting stains, odors, and crushing. Polyester is also a good choice, though just a bit beneath nylon. Wool is a gorgeous option, however, we advise that you only install it in areas that are not highly traveled and that have no chance of dampness or humidity.
Some of the benefits you can expect from your new carpet include a soft, comfortable surface that’s perfect for babies and small children, and an extra layer of insulation, especially when combined with a great underpadding. In fact, this material can help retain enough heat during the winter months that you’ll see a marked difference in your energy bills. That same insulative characteristic also helps to reduce noise levels by great amounts, leaving you with a quiet and peaceful environment, even with children, pets, and guests in the home.
If stains are a worry for you, be sure to ask about carpet manufacturers that include built-in stain resistance. These products assure that nothing will soak into the fibers, leaving your floor looking cleaner and smelling fresher than it ever has before. Some manufacturers even provide extra protection against pet stains and odors, so be sure to mention these if you require them.