Carpeting can add warmth and style to any room. Before choosing a new carpet for your home, you may want to review some of the styles and materials so you don’t become overwhelmed by the many choices. And, if any of this seems confusing or overwhelming, just call Floor Coverings International in Ottawa ON.

Carpeting is most commonly made from fibers such as nylon, acrylic, olefin, polyester and wool. Each fiber has unique properties that affect the way your carpeting looks and feels. Carpeting made from olefin, for example, tends to be strong, while nylon provides added softness perfect for bedrooms.

Carpeting also differs by fiber construction, such as:

  • Cut pile
  • Level loop
  • Multi-level loop
  • Textured

Berber carpeting, a popular choice in and around Ottawa ON, has short, densely packed level loops made from a tough material such as wool or olefin. This makes it perfect for high-traffic areas. Multi-level loop carpet provides a more stylized look.

The material and construction of your carpet will also affect the required maintenance. No matter what style of carpeting you choose, vacuum frequently to remove dirt and debris. When removing stains, always spot-test the cleaning product first to make sure it doesn’t affect the color.

The experts at Floor Coverings International in Ottawa can give you detailed cleaning instructions and help you make the right choice of carpeting for your home. Contact them today for a free consultation.

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