One of the most important things about carpet is choosing the right fiber for your needs. In this floor covering, you can find everything from lush, super soft piles, or you can go all the way to something that is so short, dense and packed, that it feels almost like hard surface flooring. The factor that most determines which you can choose, is the level of traffic in the room you’ll be reflooring.
For instance, the luxurious high pile fibers are best suited for areas that see very little traffic. The more traffic a room sees, the more durable the fibers should be, especially in living rooms and hallways.
The fiber also plays a key role in resistance to stains and odors. Some brands have manufactured specific carpet fibers that have stain resistance built right in, with some specially focused on pet stains and odors. This is great news for those who have previously avoided this floor covering because of a fear of stains.
When it comes to safety, this is an excellent flooring for homes with small children, or elderly persons. It will give children a safe, warm place to play, and a soft spot to fall, if they’re learning to walk. For the elderly, it helps to keep canes and walkers from slipping away, which can actually lead to a fall, and furthermore, an injury.