There is a carpet for everyone, even pet owners
Whether you’re looking for a colorful shag carpet for a teenager’s bedroom or a serviceable Berber carpet to cover the basement floor, you’ll find styles galore. When browsing for carpet
, it’s a good idea to start with perennial favorites. Tough and durable nylon is the most popular synthetic fiber while wool tops the list of natural fibers. Inherently stain resistant triexta is a newer fiber that deserves a second look. You can find trendy carpet flooring at A.W. Bergey & Sons Inc. in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, including brands that were designed with pet owners in mind.
Fiber density and fiber strand length, or pile, help determine durability. Carpet is made by sewing loops of fiber onto a backing. A short loop pile, or Berber, is the most durable type of carpet. When loops are cut at the tips, fiber strands are twisted or turned, to increase durability. The turns per inch (TPI) number found on a label should be between 4.5 and 6.0.
Since padding absorbs the impact of foot traffic, it is important to choose the type that perfectly complements the carpet. Be aware that installing the wrong type can void the warranty. Most residential carpet pads are 7/16-inch thick. However, the amount of foot traffic or type of carpet may make a different thickness more desirable. A short pile carpet often needs a thinner pad.