By Jason Boone

Carpeting can be “dirty word” to some homeowners since most people prefer wood flooring versus having the feel of carpet under their feet.

Although wood flooring is great you may be thinking about carpeting again especially to keep your feet warm during the cold winter months we have in Bend.

In this post I will provide you with tips you can use to choose carpeting for your home.

Choose Durable Carpet

As a homeowner one of the first things you should do when buying carpet for your home is to choose durable carpet.

Here’s how to know if carpet is durable or not:

  • Thickness
  • Fiber
  • Construction

Tip – If a carpet is made from more than one type of material you can have confidence that it’s going to be a durable carpet.

Look For the Best Carpet Density

What is carpet density?

It’s how closely carpet fiber strands are woven to each other.

If you purchase a densely woven carpet it will last longer and won’t “crush” as easily compared to a carpet or area rug which doesn’t have the same type of density.

Buy the Best Carpet Fibers

Wool Carpeting – Wool is the best type of carpet fiber you can have and it’s also the most durable available today.

Nylon Carpeting – Nylon is also very durable carpeting and it’s excellent especially in homes where there’s a lot of foot traffic.

Opt For Stain Resistant Carpeting

Last of all, but most important, choose carpeting which is stain resistant.

Most carpets today are made with inherent stain resistant fibers and confirming that your carpet is stain resistant before you purchase it will give you confidence that your carpeting will last for years to come.

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