How to shop for carpet

Our motto is "quality never goes out of style," and that certainly applies to carpeting. You want something that looks and feels great for many years, and one of the best ways to ensure that is to know a few basics and then communicate your needs to us. While shopping, you’ll see hundreds of samples and rolls, but always stay focused on your carpet installation needs. Here, from Redwing Custom Cabinets and Flooring, your carpet store in Boyd, WI, are some tips for choosing the best one for you.

Assess the needs and priorities

This pertains to both your lifestyle if you have large families with kids and pets, as well as the room itself. It’s not uncommon for homeowners, builders, and sometimes even designers to use the same rug throughout. Style-wise, rugs should coordinate, not match, and it’s a matter of both aesthetics and functionality. Every space has different challenges and priorities, making some rugs better for specific installations than others.

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Know about quality

It is density, not face weight, that determines quality; in fact, some rugs can be too thick for an installation. Density refers to how closely together the fibers are tufted; the density number (and a good one ranges from 3,000 to 5,000) will be marked on the label. You can also check it yourself by bending back a sample card to see if there’s much white space.

Another qualifier, but only for high pile rugs, is twist number, which refers to the number of times a yard is twisted per one-inch length. This is a number system, and the higher you go, the better the twist and the less likely it is to unravel or fray. Look for a density number of four or higher.

Also, know that rugs have different quality levels. When comparing, it’s important to explore rugs of the same quality levels. For example, nylon rugs are known for ultra-strength, while polyester rugs are considered a little less resilient. Still, a higher quality polyester rug may perform better than a low-quality nylon one.

Our designers will help you sort it all out so you get the best broadloom for your needs. Visit the Redwing Custom Cabinets and Flooring showroom in Boyd, Wisconsin, especially if you live in Boyd, WI, Cadott, WI, Chippewa Falls, WI, Cornell, WI, Eau Claire, WI, Stanley, WI, Thorp, WI || Eleva, WI. You’ll walk out with inspiration, joy and a free carpeting quote!