Carpet selection guide
Carpet fibers range from tough and pet-friendly synthetics to long-lasting and luxurious wool. Not surprisingly, the most durable fiber, nylon, is most commonly chosen by homeowners. L&L Flooring Company, a carpet flooring store in Nashville, Tennessee, offers a wide variety of nylon carpeting and much more. Homeowners can find fashion-forward styles by Dixie Home in our showroom, while business owners can discover innovative styles by Aladdin Commercial. Mohawk, Engineered Floors, and Godfrey Hirst is a few more of our favorite carpet manufacturers.
Time-honored nylon and 'newcomer' triexta are 'friendly competitors' in the carpet marketplace. Triexta was introduced to consumers in 2009, and the fiber has proven to be durable and quite serviceable. Polyester carpeting, which tends to come in bright colors, is best for low-traffic areas like bedrooms—environmentally conscious homeowners like brands made from recycled plastic. Fade-resistant and moisture-resistant olefin carpets are ideal for sunrooms or basements.
In general, high-quality carpeting has densely packed fibers, and a short loop pile carpet has the most extended lifespan. While carpet flooring is made by looping fibers onto a backing, those loops can be cut at the tips to create several cut pile styles. When fibers are cut, they are also twisted or turned to increase durability. When comparing cut pile carpet styles, it's wise to note the TPI or turns per inch. Typically, durable carpeting has a 5.0 or 6.0 TPI. Cut and loop styles can be combined to create geometric or abstract designs.
If you're looking for carpet in Nashville, you can find the best style for your home at the locally-owned L&L Flooring Company. We also offer services that include residential and commercial installation and design consultation. Flooring estimates are always free. In addition, we bring our products and services to nearby communities like Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill. Visit our showroom in Nashville, TN today to get started on your carpet flooring upgrade.