So you’re looking for a new carpet? What do you discover? There is a lot to carpeting these days. For example, when you go to a carpet store, there are many samples to see. There are a ton of fibers to consider, not to mention the colors and patterns of carpets today. Does it seem overwhelming? Action Discount Carpet is here to help you figure it out. Let’s make this easy.


Requirements

The first step that you want to take is determining your requirements for the carpet you’re buying. Here are some questions to ask yourself: Which room will it go in? Is it a high-use or low-use room? Is there daylight in the room? Is it dark in the room? Is it a small room or a large one? Does the carpet need to be extra durable? What about stain resistance? How big is your budget? The last question is the most important because it can determine what kind of carpet you can afford.


Research

Now you need to research the carpet itself. First, look at the characteristics of the five primary fibers that manufacturers use: wool, polyester, nylon, triexta, and olefin. Research the differences between natural and synthetic fibers. Usually, your choice will come down to what fiber you prefer. Then you want to look at the construction style of the manufacturers: Saxony, Berber, cut pile, high pile/low pile, looped, cut, cut and looped, frieze, to name a few.


Quality

When you settle on your fiber, then examine the carpet itself. Look at the density of the rug, which is how closely the fibers are tufted together. The density value for your home should be about 3,000. You want to be sure to check this number yourself. Also, check the sample card. If you bend it back and see a lot of white space, ask the flooring staff why. Another determinant is twist number which ranges between 1 and 5. The higher the number, the more durable the carpet is and will have a lesser chance of unraveling. The number should be between 3 and 5.


At Action Discount Carpet, we understand how frustrating it can be to look for a floor covering. But, rest assured, we know carpeting. Our friendly and qualified staff is here to help you every step of the way. From concept to installation, we can smooth out the process and make it as painless as possible. So let us be your carpet store. We have a showroom in Midland, TX, and we serve Odessa, Andrews, and Greenwood. So visit us and get the best in a carpet buying experience.