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Carpet choices you should know about

When it comes to choosing a carpet, it isn’t as simple as saying that’s the particular floor covering you want. There are other options available, and you’ll have to make choices about such things as fabric, backing, installation and more. In fact, it can seem like a cumbersome process if you don’t have a friend in the business, but that’s where we come in.

At Lighthouse Flooring, we’ve been assisting customers in finding the perfect flooring for more than twenty years, and we don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. You can visit us at our showroom in Colorado Springs, CO, where our flooring professionals are standing by to answer questions, and show you samples of our flooring. Or we can come out and provide an in-home estimate. We service the areas of Colorado Springs, Monument, Woodland Park, Pueblo, and Castle Rock and we look forward to serving you as well.

What to consider when shopping for carpet

Make sure to let your flooring professional know, right up front about the amount of traffic common to your home; whether you have pets or small children; if you have elderly people living in the home; and whether you expect to need extra stain protection. These bits of information will make the process go much more quickly, as it will narrow down your available choices in fabric and backing, and save you from looking at options that don’t fit your needs.

For instance, wool is an all-natural carpet fiber and looks amazing in just about any setting. However, it does not stand up well under heavy traffic, and it holds a great deal of moisture. Because of this, it would be an awful choice for anyone whose home is busy, and where spills or humidity might be an issue. The lifespan would be cut very short.
Luxury carpet in Colorado Springs CO from Lighthouse Flooring
On the other hand, a carpet like polyester is durable, resistant to stains and stands up well to higher amounts of traffic. In many cases, it can look much like wool, and so it is often used in place of the more expensive material.You might also consider nylon, which is the most popular fiber, or olefin, which is nearly waterproof.

When it comes to installation of carpet, this is one job that is better left to the professionals. Not only are specialized tools necessary for the job, but the installer must have some experience, especially if seams, stairs or odd shaped corners are involved.

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