What to look for when buying carpet.

Buying carpeting for your home can be overwhelming with the selection of materials, color, style, texture and quality that is available. Ultimately, you want a product that is durable enough to withstand daily living but still enhances your home.

Carpets are available in grades that range from economical to premium with the difference determined by the fibre used and the amount of work involved in manufacturing a particular product. Each type of carpet material has its own wear and maintenance characteristics, making it even more difficult to choose the right carpeting for your home.

Carpeting is available in a variety of synthetic and natural fibres that include wool, nylon, polypropylene and blends of wool and nylon. Matching the right carpet fibre with your needs will ensure your carpet performs according to your expectations for many years.

One of the most common and most popular carpet fibres is nylon. A synthetic material, nylon is resilient, resists stains and fading, color stable, is durable enough for high traffic areas like hallways and does not readily absorb moisture.

Polypropylene is another synthetic fibre that is used in more affordable carpet products. Also known as Olefin, polypropylene is one of the more durable fibres, resisting moisture, liquid stains and mildew, but it is rougher, wears out faster and tends to hold more dirt than other carpet products.

Wool is a durable, luxurious feeling natural fibre that resists crushing and matting but is more easily stained than nylon or polypropylene. Wool and nylon blends are durable and are found in higher end and lower quality carpeting.

When you visit Nealy’s Flooring at 500 Bingemans Centre Dr. in Kitchener you will find a wide range of quality carpeting as well as engineered flooring products, solid hardwood, vinyl, ceramic and natural stone. A family owned business with more than 30 years of experience in the flooring business, their knowledgeable staff of flooring experts will work with you to choose the flooring product that best suits your needs and complements your home décor.

For more information email, call Nealy’s Flooring at 519-570-0008 or visit their web site www.nealysflooring.com.

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