Patterned carpeting features high and low islands of cut yarn with contrasting loops or yarn to form a sculptured pattern that gives any room a distinctive look. The pattern does an excellent job at hiding footprints in heavy traffic areas.
Nylon Berbers are long-lasting and durable, so they hold up to heavy traffic and long-term use. Berbers woven from Olefin fibers are less durable, but lower in cost. So they’re better suited to low-traffic areas, or for renovating on a budget.
Yarns are twisted, then cut at uneven lengths that create a rougher surface texture. As a result, textured carpets are less prone to show footprints, making textured carpets a great choice for high-traffic areas.
Saxony or more commonly known as plush carpet is made up of densely packed, level fibers that create smooth texture with a formal appearance. They also feel softer underfoot. Typically shows footprints and vacuum cleaner marks.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CARPET FIBER
Mohawk’s exclusive Smartstrand offers stain-resistance that’s engineered into the fibers. It also rivals Nylon in terms of durability, resiliency, and versatility.
Nylon is durable, stain-resistant when treated, and can be used in any type of carpet. Its durability makes it great for high-traffic areas.
Olefin is a stain-resistant, but delicate fiber that’s available in Berber carpet exclusively. It’s an economical choice that’s best used in low-traffic areas.
Natural wool fibers are highly durable, long lasting, and versatile. They can be used in any type of carpet, although they’re prone to fuzzing and staining.
Polyester carpets take dye well, so they’re colorfast. They’re stain-resistant, durable, and can be used in any type of carpet.