It’s easy to get distracted when you shop for carpet flooring
with all the pretty styles, vibrant patterns, and beautiful patterns. There are some things you should keep in mind to help you get the right one for you. At A&R Flooring we’re a carpet flooring retailer. Here are some need-to-know things to arm yourself with when you shop.
Too many people think “thicker or heavier is better,” but some carpet floors are too thick for the installation. Density, how close together the fibers are tufted, determines quality. An easy way to check is to bend back a sample card; if you see a lot of white space, ask why.
Another indicator is the twist, which is how many times the fiber is spun in a one-inch length, usually going as high as six or eight. The higher the twist, the more durable the carpet.
Note: Cut piles don't have a twist, so it only pertains to high pile rugs.