Three tips on shopping for carpet flooring

Three tips on shopping for carpet flooring

When you shop for carpeting, you will want something that looks great and performs well for years. But, oh! The many colors and styles!

It can be a little distracting to be surrounded by so much beauty. So here are three tips that can help simplify it.

Do a little research first

Are there certain styles and colors to which you're attracted? Do you understand your needs, i.e., family size, room usage, kids, and pets?

Keep in mind that fiber is going to be your most important decision. It's the foundation of a soft surface floor covering and has everything to do with durability, easy cleanability, and longevity.

There are five most commonly chosen. They are wool, natural, and synthetics such as nylon, polyester, olefin, and triexta.

Get to know the pros and cons of each. That way, you can choose the right one for your needs.

Understand style’s impact

You'll see a lot of styles, including looped constructions, cut piles, and fibers of varying heights. There's even a cut & loop that combines the different lengths.

Make sure you tell the staff in our carpet store of your needs. What you choose will depend on your requirements.

Generally, low pile carpets and loops with short, tightly woven fibers are more durable and easier to keep clean.

Understand quality

It's not all about weight. The best quality indicator is density, which is how closely the fibers are tufted together. A good density number is 3,000 or above.

Twist refers to how many times fiber is wrapped around itself. The higher the number, the less chance of the floor covering unraveling.

A one-stop source for all things floors

At CMH Interiors, we have in-house designers who will help you find the right carpet flooring. Opened in 1999, our philosophy is, and always has been, to put the customer first.

At our showroom, you will see beautiful rug designs, such as Lucid Ivy by Shaw, Stone Bluff by Mohawk, and Modern Traditional Twill Beige by Karastan, among many others. We have a location in Kearney & North Platte, NE, and service Grand Island, Lexington, Cozad, Gothenburg, Hastings, Holdrege, and Ogallala.