Carpeting offers up incredible comfort, texture, and color to all types of spaces, and today’s technological advances have given us more ways to enjoy soft-surface flooring than ever before. Indeed, there are now carpets that are perfectly at home with pets, small children, and heavy foot traffic. From waterproof carpeting to ultra-soft plush, we have just what you need to bring your style to life – and new life to your favorite rooms.
At Value Carpet One Floor & Home in Salisbury, Maryland, we’re your local source for quality carpeting, and our onsite experts can help you find a durable, soft, and stylish carpeting to transform while meeting all of the needs your lifestyle requires. Whether you need a stain-resistant carpet, or carpeting that’s fully waterproof, we have it right here. Let’s further explore the world of carpeting.
Do you have your heart set on carpeting? Before you make any final decisions, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with the different carpeting types. Are you seeking carpeting where your toddler plays or your new puppy frolics? Does this space host frequent gatherings? Or, will this carpeting be installed in a formal, quiet setting?
Carpeting comes in various types, with options including level loop, patterned, textured, frieze, and plush carpets. Level-loop carpeting is smoother on the surface, for example, while textured carpeting works better to manage footprints, debris, and dust.
Carpet fibers, commonly referred to as pile, are the threads that weave your carpeting together. Carpet pile can be either natural or synthetic. Each pile type boasts its own unique set of benefits and challenges. Nylon, a synthetic fiber, is soft and very sturdy, while olefin, another synthetic fiber, is more affordable but less resilient. Wool, a natural fiber, is prized for its color-steadiness, softness, and durability. It won’t readily fade from sun exposure and helps filter out allergens that might arise in your home.
Nylon is a durable carpet fiber that is popular in busy homes. It is resilient and must be treated to become stain-resistant.
Polyester fibers are durable and resilient, but not as durable as nylon. However, polyester is a cost-effective option.
Olefin is a synthetic fiber that is most often used for loop carpets.
Triexta is unique because it is naturally stain-resistant. It is a top choice for those who want carpets that are easy to clean.
Wool is a natural carpet fiber that will keep your home energy efficient with its natural warmth. To keep it clean, it must be maintained by professionals.
While no carpet is completely stain-proof, today’s technology gets pretty darn close. Made to handle whatever life throws at it, this type of carpet flooring is easy to clean, odor-resistant, and stain-repellent. While some carpet fibers have natural stain-fighting abilities, such as polyester and triexta, many carpet manufacturers also add their own proprietary stain treatment. These treatments create a barrier that blocks stain pigments from sinking into the carpet fibers and becoming permanent. Some stain treatments coat the carpet’s surface, while others can be built into the fibers themselves so that they won’t wear off. Carpets like our Innovia Xtreme Clean line are so effective that you can clean up most spills with just water. Beyond stain-resistance, there are also many carpet designs that help camouflage blemishes, pet fur, and debris between cleanings. As an added bonus, these are often hypoallergenic, making them ideal for a pet-friendly home.
For those with their heart set on carpeting, you’ll be pleased to hear there are now options suited for almost any setting. The only exceptions to this rule are kitchens and bathrooms, where humidity would pose a daily hazard to your carpet. Otherwise, however, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to your carpeting choices. We have it all here: from sturdy, stain-proof carpets for busy families, to luxurious and decadent products for a stately sitting room – and everything in between.
One of the easiest ways to prevent your carpets from fading is to limit the amount of sunlight they are exposed to; thus preserving the colors. If possible, keep blinds and curtains closed during the day in rooms that are not in use and only open them when returning home from work or school. Another great option for homeowners to limit fading is to purchase ultraviolet light-blocking window treatments that are designed to prevent natural sun fading without the need to keep your blinds closed all day long.
Local carpet stores also carry products that contain a fluorocarbon protector, which can work as a temporary barrier and prevent fading. While these products are great for brand new carpets, they do need to be reapplied periodically in order to offer proper protection. Aside from limiting sun exposure, it's also important to treat new carpets with care. This means homeowners should always be mindful of what they're wearing when walking across new carpets. While you would never want to walk across the carpet with dirty shoes, you should also avoid tracking lotions, ointments, and other products that could leave a residue behind across your carpeted floors.
We’re proud members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest independent flooring cooperative, and that means we truly have it all: an impressive carpeting inventory, competitive pricing, and localized services that only a small business can offer. We have all of your favorite carpet brands right here, including LEES, Tigressa, Resista, and Innovia. Visit our store today at 1530 North Salisbury Boulevard and browse our latest carpeting displays.
At Value Carpet One Floor & Home in Salisbury, MD, we are proud to provide carpet to Wicomico County, MD.
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