Do you know what to look for in a new carpet? Yes, color and pattern are the first things that will attract your eye to a particular style but there are some other factors you should be aware of such as twist, stain protection and getting a professional installer. Since this is a major purchase and something you’ll be living with for several years you want to make sure you get the carpet pick right!
The twist in a carpet refers to the individual yarn pieces found in the fabric. Yes, you’ll have to get in close to examine the twist and if you have a magnifying glass then bring it! The number of twists per piece of yarn will reveal the density of the pile and how it will feel. Keep in mind that the height of the pile has nothing to do with its density. The more twists you have the more spring in your step. This also translates into better visuals when it comes to hiding footprints.
No matter where you’ll be placing your carpet, stain protection should be a major consideration. A carpet in a heavy traffic area should be cleaned twice a year. This doesn’t mean vacuuming but a deep cleaning with shampoo. The good news is you can rent one of these cleaners from your local grocery store. Today, there are some amazing strain resistant protections that are part of a c carpet design. Ask for a demonstration in the store.
Just as you should be looking for a reputable dealer to sell you the carpet you also want to make sure they are providing you with a reputable installer. If they are hiring an outside contractor, don’t hesitate to shop around to see if you can get a better deal or use someone a friend has recommended.
Before the new carpet can be put down you’ll want to prepare the floor. Not only will this mean a layer of padding but removing the old carpet. Even if your installer will be taking up the old carpet there is no guarantee they’ll be able to dispose of it properly. That’s why you should hire Junk King Chattanooga before the carpet arrives. A Junk King crew will have no problem rolling up that old carpet and loading it onto the back of their truck. On that same trip they’ll be able to take away any other oversized item you want to toss out like old living room furniture or junk from your garage. Why not make a clean sweep of things through your home? It’s easy when you’ve got Junk King Chattanooga on your side.