Have you ever wondered if you have the right carpeting in your house? Should it be shorter or longer in the bedroom, or maybe fuzzier? Is comfort the only issue? Is some carpet easier to keep clean? If you’ve asked these questions, you’re not alone. Carpets come in a variety of textures, styles, and constructions, and are designed to meet the needs of different rooms, as well as different budgets. You may want to consider switching carpets styles, but if you’re doing it because the current carpet is “hard to clean”, then call us first. ServiceMaster by Skip may be able to do your residential carpet cleaning in Sycamore and DeKalb, bringing your carpet back to life and saving you both time and money.
If you do decide to invest in new wall-to-wall carpeting, the Carpet and Rug Institute suggests choosing the style of carpet based on your goal for the room, and on how you want people to feel when they walk on it. Say you have a showcase room, full of sophisticated furnishings. Then you may want to go with plush or velvet cut pile. It looks just like it feels and makes your visitors feel they walked into a five star hotel. But be warned, it shows marks easily, even casual footprints. If you add texture to the pile or some twists to the fiber, you make the carpet more resilient and versatile, better to withstand wear. A textured cut pile is often used in living and dining rooms.
How much traffic does your home experience? Many footsteps along the same paths in the house may mean that you should use carpet runners to protect the rest of the higher-end carpet. The other choice would be a loop pile. The fibers aren’t cut in tufts, but looped back into the backing, so you walk on the top of an open loop or circle. The loop takes the weight of the foot, almost like a wound spring. Berber is one type of looped carpet. Variations include different sizes of loops in the same carpet or a combination of loop and tufted threads to create designs or different textures on one floor.
What’s easier to clean? It depends more on the wear, the soil, and the frequency of care than it does on the carpet style. The more you vacuum and have your carpets cleaned, the easier they are to manage. Carpeting is an investment that makes a statement about your home and your hospitality. Let ServiceMaster by Skip handle your residential carpet cleaning in DeKalb County. We know how to clean and treat every kind of carpet, rug and floor covering, no matter what weave or fiber. Call us today.