Carpet gives warmth to a room, which is why carpeting is in the majority of bedrooms. It is also easier to design around carpeting because of the vast range of colors and styles from which you can match fabrics, paint, etc.
There are several options in carpeting material:
Wool is the most durable and also the most expensive. Wool continues to be extremely popular and prices are decreasing. The main advantages of wool carpets are that it won't catch on fire and its longevity.
Nylon carpeting offers a mid-range lifespan for a mid-range price. Nylons offer a good value and are colorfast. They come in many colors, and are resistant to stains. It is also very durable.
When budget is the main consideration, Polyester carpet can be the preferred choice. Polyester carpet tends to shed more than nylon and not clean as well as long-term. However, many polyester carpets feature a stain-repellent coating which makes cleaning much easier.
No matter what type of carpet you choose, it needs to be installed over a carpet pad. This is vital for longevity. If budget is a concern, it's better to sink money into the padding than into the carpet.
Regardless of price, carpet is still the most reasonably priced option to put in a home compared to wood, tile or other alternatives.
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