Learn About Carpet
Combining style, warmth, and comfort all into one product, carpet is one of the top flooring options for homeowners. What separates a rug from a carpet is that carpets are installed wall to wall and cover the entire floor of a room, where a rug simply covers a portion of flooring. The Rug Mart Carpet One Floor & Home in Flemington has what you need when it comes to new carpet in your home. We can help you find a carpet that matches the needs of your home and your personal style.
Types of Carpet Fibers
Carpet flooring is made from fibers, and those fibers can either be synthetic or natural. Nylon is one of the most popular synthetic fiber options. It features top quality performance and long lasting beauty. There is also polyester which is slightly less durable than nylon, olefin, and triexta, which is a cousin to nylon. All of which are synthetic options. We also have carpets made from natural fibers like wool. Wool is one of few natural fibers and is considered an eco-friendly option because it is sustainable. It is also a hypoallergenic option which is great for homeowners who suffer from allergies.
Where Can Carpet Be Installed?
Carpet is built to withstand daily household activity, and can last for years in your home when properly taken care of. Carpet is traditionally installed in bedrooms and living rooms or other low traffic areas. A more durable carpet options can be installed in children’s playrooms, on staircases, and in hallways. We offer carpets that are resistant to staining, wear, and fade. Those types of carpets can be installed in heavily trafficked areas like hallways and staircases. Be sure to stop in our showroom to see our full collection of carpets.
Different Types of Carpet
Besides having to choose color, you will want to consider other options as well that make up carpeting. Pile styles have unique characteristics that’ll you’ll want to know before selecting a carpet. Cut pile has fibers that are cut at the ends making the carpet denser. Loop pile is the opposite, where no fibers are left at the surface and are in a series of loops, giving the carpet an even look. Multi-level loop staggers the height of the loop fibers to create an uneven surface. Cut and loop piles also provide an uneven look but also give texture to the carpet and hide dirt.
Carpet fibers can be made out of different materials and make a difference in the look and feel of the carpet. It also determines the stain and matting resistance as well as long term durability. Wool carpet is naturally resilient and allergy friendly. Nylon carpets are incredibly durable and polyester carpets can be super soft.
Our Carpet Selection
Carpet makes your home feel warmer and cozier. We offer name brands as well as Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives such as Lees™ and Tigressa™. Check out our carpet selection at The Rug Mart Carpet One Floor & Home showroom in Flemington, NJ and choose which carpet is right for your home!
How to Prevent Carpet Fading
Sunlight naturally bleaches everything is can reach, including your carpets. There is a way to prevent carpet fading though and we give you some advice.Prevent Carpet Fading
Types of Carpet Padding
We tell you what the best kind of carpet padding is, and the impact carpet padding has on the longevity of your new carpets.Why is Carpet Padding Important?
Not all carpets are made the same, which means not all carpet prices are the same. Let us help you plan a budget and select the carpet that works best for you.Carpet Prices
We quickly went over the different type of carpet textures, or pile styles. Let us dive a little deep and help you understand their differences.Learn About Carpet Textures
Top Carpet Trends
Everything has a trend, and that includes flooring! We’ll go over some of the most recent and popular carpet trends we have seen.Best Carpet Trends
Carpet vs Hardwood
There has always been a debate about choosing carpet or hardwood. Let us give you an idea of which would work best for your home.Carpet or Hardwood?
Carpet for Living Rooms
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