Carpet flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners. It’s warmth, selection, and price point make it an attractive option for those wanting to finish their home’s floor for less. At Glamour Flooring we have been helping homeowners in the Westwood and Los Angeles areas choose the best carpet flooring for their homes, as well as providing carpet installation services. Read on to help you determine which carpet flooring is best for your home.

Types of Carpet Flooring

There are a variety of carpet styles, materials, and colors to choose from, each having their own unique benefits:

Nylon—This is one of the most durable carpet flooring choices and great for homes that have pets and children, or for heavy traffic areas. Nylon carpet is easy to clean when treated with a stain protectant.

Polyester—This fiber has a softer hand-feel than nylon and comes in a variety of lush colors. This is a great choice for homes that have normal traffic.

Olefin—Second only to nylon in popularity, Olefin or polypropylene is not as durable, but has many other advantages. Olefin is more resistant to chemicals and can be cleaned with stronger agents. Olefin carpet flooring is also more resistant to fading, so it is a popular choice for rooms that receive a lot of natural light.

Wool—Favored for its natural feel and beauty, wool carpet flooring is durable and will last a long when properly cared for. Wool is also soil resistant, but it is not inherently stain-resistant.

Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring

A beautiful hardwood floor commands attention when you enter a room. It is also extremely durable, easy to clean, and can be refinished. However, it also is more expensive, harder to install, than carpet flooring. Moreover, it does not absorb sound as well.

Carpet flooring comes in a variety of shades and patterns, and it’s easy to create a unique look for each room in your home. Carpet is not only softer than hardwood floors, but its warmer too, meaning you won’t have to worry about cold feet in the winter time.

If you have pets or children, you may appreciate the sound absorption of carpetflooring. Your house will be much quieter than a house with strictly hardwood floors. Moreover, carpet flooring is generally safer in that it is less slippery and cushions your fall more than hardwood floors.

Why Carpet Flooring?

If you are on a budget, you will be able to afford more carpet flooring than hardwood floors. Carpet flooring is a great option for upper levels of your home’s floor because of its sound-deadening attributes. It is also great option for bedrooms since it is warmer than hardwood or vinyl floors. Many homes use a mix of hardwood and carpet flooring, which can help reduce your overall cost.

Come down to our showroom and look through our carpet flooring samples, or better yet, schedule an in-home appointment so you can see samples in your own home’s natural light.