It’s time to pick out new carpet for your Princeton home, and whether this is the first time you are going through this process or you have been down this road before, it can be difficult to decide on the perfect option. Maybe you know the differences between cut and loop pile, but you don’t know exactly which direction to go. Or maybe you’re not even sure what pile is. Our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Hillsborough have put together this one-stop guide as a reference to aid in your carpet shopping needs.carpet flooring in princeton

What Are the Parts of a Carpet?

Most carpets are comprised of three components – the backing, the fibers and the adhesive. The backing is the base or back end of the carpet, and the adhesive is used to attach the fibers to the backing. Easy enough.

How Are Carpets Categorized?

The majority of carpets can be easily separated into two categories, loop pile and cut pile. Once you know a little about them, your search for the perfect carpet will be much easier. Loop pile is just what it sounds like – the fibers are attached to the back of the carpet at two points, creating a loop or circle. Generally, the loops are pulled tightly, providing a uniform aesthetic that works great in areas with high foot traffic.

Cut pile starts off as loop pile, but then the fibers are sheared, creating two free-flowing fibers where previously only one loop existed. Cut pile carpets can sometimes be more comforting and inviting than loop pile and present a soft, luxurious surface.

carpet flooring princetonWhat Carpet Is Right For Me?

The process for selecting the perfect carpet is identical to choosing any other flooring option for your Princeton home. We recommend that you ask yourself two questions. What is the practical use of the room? And what is the general aesthetic I am trying to achieve? With answers to these questions in mind, the experts at Floor Coverings International® of Hillsborough can point you toward the perfect option. For example, if you are going after a combination of luxury and comfort in a living room or bedroom, cut pile carpets like frieze or saxony may be just what you are looking for!

Take The Next Step (On Carpet) Today!

Hopefully, this post reduced some of the stress that you put on yourself about finding the perfect carpet for your Princeton home. You now know the basics about carpeting as well as what to consider when searching for your next floor. Whether you are ready to pick out a carpet today or you would like more information, be sure to schedule a free, in-home consultation today to have one of our experts bring a mobile showroom to you!

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