Carpet – lets talk about what makes a carpet a carpet
Fiber is the carpet material itself. Single fibers are spun together to create two-, three- or four-ply yarn, which is then attached to a woven backing.
Pile refers to the height of the fiber. How far down from top to bottom of the fibers. Density is the measure of how closely packed the strands of fiber are to one another. The higher the density, the stronger the carpet. The traffic that the area will get will help you determine a density that will best meet your needs and expectations. Al Tupper is a master at helping you figure that out.Carpet weight is measured in ounces per square yard. Face weight refers to the amount of fiber on the surface of the carpet, High face weight is a good indication of quality. Texture comes from the style in which fibers are looped, twisted or cut. This determines the look and feel of the carpet, and plays a large role in its durability.
Available carpet fibers are:
Cut & Looped
Padding is just as important as the carpet itself – in some ways even more so. Even though carpet padding is not visible, the cushioning layer is critical to carpet installation. Installing the proper backing cushions the foot, insulates from cold and noise, and increases the life of the carpet. Thicker is not always better. Tupper’s Flooring will help you make the decision so the life of your carpet and experience will match your needs.