Offering ongoing comfort, quality, and style, carpeting remains one of the most popular ways to floor, with no signs of slowing down. Giving us the ability to add instant style and texture, modern carpeting has solutions to solve all types of function and fashion challenges. At Allwein Carpet One Floor & Home in Annville, PA, we carry an impressive inventory of residential and commercial carpeting to bring your vision to reality.
From on-trend to traditional, carpet is offered up in a wide spectrum of colors and textures, with plenty of options aimed at addressing everyday accidents. Whether you share your home with pets and little kids, entertain frequently, or need a carpet that can handle your hectic work spaces, we have plenty of carpeting options to set the tone of your room.
With thousands of carpeting options, it’s always wise to understand the major distinctions of the varying carpet types. Are you an allergy sufferer? Is your space prone to humidity, pet accidents, or frequent footsteps? Paying close attention to your carpet’s fibers, also called pile, will go a long way towards knowing how your carpeting will look and function as the years march on.
Nylon fibers are strong and synthetic. Made with soft, premium durability, nylon carpets tend to be more expensive, but will endure longer through the years. Nylon is not inherently stain-resistant, so usually needs to be treated for protection from blemishes.
Polyester fibers are synthetic and naturally stain-repellent towards water-based spills. This is because polyester is a type of plastic. Usually more affordable than nylon, polyester carpets are soft and relatively durable.
Triexta is a newer synthetic that is also made from a type of plastic. Triexta carpets are extremely durable and soft. They also have inherent stain-fighting abilities.
Olefin/Polypropylene is a fade-resistant and budget-friendly carpet fiber. Also plastic-based, olefin carpets will repel many different stains.
Wool is a natural fiber that’s prized for being eco-friendly. It comes from a renewable resource and wool fibers are biodegradable at the end of their lifespan. While wool carpets are expensive, they have many perks, such as being antimicrobial and crush-resistant.
We offer a full range of stain-resistant carpet options, as well as plenty of unique choices like waterproof carpet. While no carpet is stain proof, today’s stain resistant technology is incredibly effective. It helps block out spills and prevents liquid from moving into the fibers of the carpet. This means less worry over the occasional spilled drink or puppy accident. You should still follow your carpet manufacturer’s warranty when it comes to cleaning up messes. This typically means wiping up spills as soon as you find them, and blotting at stains rather than rubbing them deeper into the carpet’s fibers.
Certain carpets have natural stain-fighting properties. For instance, polyester and triexta carpets repel stains that aren’t oil-based. Meanwhile, nylon carpets aren’t naturally stain-resistant, but carpet companies can apply a stain treatment to address this issue. Stain treatments may coat the carpet’s surface or be built into the fibers themselves. Many built-in treatments won’t fade off over time. Carpets like our Innovia Xtreme Clean line have built-in stain-resistance that’s so effective you can clean up most spills with just water.
Don’t feel like you have to go for the “safe,” pattern or no pattern at all when you buy carpet. Your home is a reflection of your personality. Carpet comes in a variety of patterns and colors to help you get a customized look. Bright, bold colors are making a comeback. Multi-colored carpets and ombre are also becoming more popular. Depending on your overall home outline, any patterned carpet can have the feel of different designs over the years by changing out lamps, fixtures, and accents.
Investing in new carpet for your home is a big decision; knowing how to take care of carpet and keep it looking great for years to come will help you make that decision. A few simple cleaning tips will help prevent your carpet from fading and make it last. The most common reason for carpet fading is direct sunlight hitting the carpet daily. Take preventative measures by closing blinds or curtains when there is no one home during the day to help. Opening the curtains when you come back home will expose the carpet to less sunlight during the day. This small change can make your carpet last longer. Similarly, window treatments with ultraviolet light blocking technology will prevent the rays from shining down on carpet considerably.
While carpeting should be avoided in the kitchen and bathroom due to constant humidity and moisture, there are generally carpet selections suitable for nearly any other type of interior setting. A plush, enveloping carpeting adds warmth to your master bedroom, while a rough-and-tough synthetic carpeting might work better in a family room, on the stairs, or in a kids’ room. There are commercial-grade carpets designed to resist even the toughest stains and constant usage, as well as overall moisture-friendly carpets that can shield your subfloors from mildew, moisture, and mold growth.
As proud members Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest independent flooring store cooperative, Allwein Carpet One Floor Home shares its buying power with over 1,000 other respective stores, making for a truly unique shopping experience. We have all of your favorite carpeting brands right here, along with Carpet One exclusive brands of carpeting that are not sold anywhere else. To learn more about our latest products, or check out our engaging carpet displays, please visit us soon at 1475 Main Street in Annville, PA.
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