Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Best Wall to Wall Carpet Source in Virginia Beach and Norfolk
Buying carpet can be a challenging task if you go shopping with no knowledge. Allow us to help you take some of the guess work out of the process and offer some helpful tips.
When you shop for carpeting you will want to shop first for the fiber type, then the carpet brand. The type of carpet pile fiber you choose will significantly impact the overall performance of your carpet. In buying carpet make sure you understand the various types of carpet fiber and how each one cleans, mats or crushes, resistance to sunlight fading and stains.
Different types of fiber wear in different ways so it is wise to make your choice on the basis of where the carpet will go and how it will be used.
The price of a carpet depends largely on its fiber content, pile weight, and style. Wool can be rather expensive compared with synthetics.
Synthetic fibers make up 99% of the fiber used by the US carpet industry. Nylon, the best-selling carpet fiber, typically costs more than polyester or olefin and branded fibers cost more than unbranded.
There are highly advertised brands of nylon fiber that are not carpet brands and it may be difficult to distinguish between a fiber brand and a carpet brand. Some examples of fiber brands are Stainmaster and Triexta by DuPont and Wear-Dated by Mohawk.
There is no perfect fiber and carpet is a fabric that is subjected to incredible abuse through foot traffic, accidental spills, environmental contaminants, and other abuses.
Below is a chart of carpet fibers and the characteristics you may want to consider when making your carpet choice. Click on the image to enlarge chart.
At Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore we have wall to wall carpeting available in infinite colors, designs, patterns and solids. Wools, nylons and blends. We have them ALL to help you create the statement you have been dreaming of.
This is a list of carpets that we sell. Please note that we are always adding new brands and styles to our selection. Do come in and we are happy to give you our expert help with your search for the perfect carpet for your home and lifestyle.
Godfrey / Hirst
Sphinx Oriental Weavers
Southwind Carpet Mills
Mark Gonsenhauser's Rug and Carpet Superstore
4153 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Proudly Providing your Carpet needs to the Hampton Roads cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, and parts of the Eastern Shore and North East North Carolina.