When it comes to carpet choices, the type of material or fiber the carpet is made of will influence one’s purchase decision. There is such a vast array of materials used to manufacture carpets these days, and all of them have their own textures and capabilities. Silk, wool and jute are the basic fiber materials commonly used in the manufacture of carpets. So in this article, we’ll help you know and choose the right type of carpet for your home.
These are mostly used in areas of high moisture. They are durable, elegant and stylish. Wool has excellent piling capabilities, and it can also be dyed easily to achieve certain looks. Therefore, it’s a suitable choice for rough or tough areas. And because it’s natural fiber, chances of allergies developing are almost nil. Carpets made of wool have their foundation made of cotton for better strength.
Silk is lustrous and highly tensile in strength. It’s so lustrous that weavers sometimes exploit the play of light to come up with various patterns. Silk makes wonderful carpets due to the fact that it can be used as pattern highlights in woolen carpets. The foundation is either cotton or silk, and both of these materials offer excellent strength and durability. Because of the nature of silk fiber, these carpets are mainly used in soft, even or dry areas. The only disadvantage is that they require high maintenance, compared to wool carpets.
These are very economical carpets. They can be woven into attractive pattern to cover a wide area. The only problem with these carpets is that they don’t hold very well in moist or damp areas. All in all, this material can be woven, twisted, braided, sewn or corded.
Under this category, nylon is the most preferred material. Other options include olefin, polyester and acrylic. Nylon is most preferred because it’s durable, resilient and easy to maintain. Olefin may be used for outdoor purposes because of its capabilities to resist water and static charge. Polyester is not very durable, though it’s easy to maintain. It offers a vast array of textures, even though it’s prone to shedding or piling.
Carpet Choices – Recommendations
The following is a list of 5 carpet choices you may want to look into:
1) Surya Forum FM 7013 Hand Tufted 100% Wool Carpet (http://is.gd/XxiKXH)
This is a contemporary style carpet, which is made of 100% wool. It is also hand-tufted with 100% wool quality. It’s easy to maintain as you only need to vacuum clean it regularly. It’s available on Amazon at the price of $1000.
2) 100% Wool Acrylic Floor Handmade Kashmir Silk Carpets (http://is.gd/LpJnyt)
These carpets are available in a vast array of colors and designs. They are hand-tufted, and made of 100% wool/silk. They are sold at very competitive prices when you get them online. The price $0.5 to $1 per square meters. Here’s the link to where you can get them.
3) 8mm Pile Height Jute Backing 20% Nylon Carpet (http://is.gd/H2jTA9)
You can use this carpet on a wide variety of applications. They can be used at home, inside hotel rooms, restaurants, corridors and many other places. Pile construction is in form of cut and loop/cute pile. They can be customized in color so that you get the exact color that matches your decor. The price is between $25-$50 per square meters. See picture and more details using the link below.
4) Plain Color Synthetic Carpet (http://is.gd/sMIOiC)
This is a synthetic carpet made of polypropylene, which can also be used on a number of domestic applications. Style and design are jacquard and tufted respectively. It is designed using loop pile pattern, which goes well especially when laid on the bedroom floor. The price is between $5 to $10 per square meter. Here’s the link.
5) High Density Silk Anti-Tear Synthetic Carpet (http://is.gd/3UEgJ4)
It’s 100% polyester, with back material being layered with PVC. The technique used is referred to as ”non-woven”, while pattern is ”cut pile”. This carpet is suitable for high traffic areas because of its rough texture. You can order it in any color. The price range is between $0.9 to $3 per square meter.
A good carpet will shield you from the cold temperatures of a concrete floor. They also add aesthetic appeal to every home regardless of the floor type. Because there’s variety, you can always find a carpet that’s beautiful, long-lasting, and affordable enough to make you happy every time you step on the floor.