Despite the bevy of flooring options that homeowners have at their disposal these days, it’s no secret that carpeting remains one of the most popular. Yes, homeowners love it because it feels great to walk on, does a nice job of absorbing sound, and is fairly easy to care for and maintain. But after the decision to purchase carpeting for the home comes another decision: what type of pile should you buy?
Specifically, the carpet pile refers to its loops. Shag carpet, for instance, is an example of a high-pile carpet because it has loops that are tall and loose. Low-pile carpet has smaller fibers and loops. So what’s best for your home? The experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey explain the pros and cons of each.
Pros of Low-Pile Carpet
Low-pile carpet is generally inexpensive when compared to high-pile styles. It’s also an ideal carpet for those who suffer from allergies, as allergens don’t embed themselves as easily into the carpet. Low-pile carpet is also easier to maintain when it comes to stains, spills, and everyday maintenance. Finally, low-pile carpeting is great for high-traffic areas, as it doesn’t really flatten down due to its shorter fiber length.
Cons of Low-Pile Carpet
While low-pile carpeting is easier to maintain, it isn’t as soft and inviting to walk on. It also doesn’t have as lush of a look as high-pile carpet, which some homeowners prefer.
For starters, the longer fibers generally provide a softer feel when walked on. Aside from a cozier feel, it also helps a room look more comforting and inviting.
Cons of High-Pile Carpet
High-pile carpet is generally a bit more expensive to install in your home because it uses more material. Everyday maintenance is a bit more complicated for this type of carpeting as well. Dirt and debris have a tendency to embed into the fibers more easily than low-pile carpeting, which can cause it to flatten in high-traffic areas. This type of carpet requires more frequent deep cleanings to restore it back to normal.
The experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey will work with you to decide which type of carpet is best for your unique home. We’ll bring our mobile showroom right to your house, filled with thousands of samples. Give us a call to schedule your free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve the greater Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey areas.