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What to know about carpet

An educated consumer always finds the right carpet for themselves. We want you to be one of them, so understanding some basics even before beginning the process is important.

Coleman's Flooring & Blinds knows just how overwhelming and stressful it can be to shop for your home. When it comes to carpet, there are so many fibers, constructions, and styles from which to choose. They all have various levels of durability and stain and spill resistance.

We want to simplify it as much as possible for you so we offer free design consultation.

Call us for an appointment. Our showroom is in Fort Wayne, IN and we service Fort Wayne, New Haven, Auburn, Huntertown, and Angola.

The importance of installation

It's just as, if not more, important than the product itself. When carpet is placed properly, the flooring will be a beautiful and elegant addition to your home.

With carpet, thicker isn't always better

  • Density determines quality, not thickness. A thicker rug can sometimes be a detriment, such as when it's installed on a stairway. If it's too plush, it will fail to provide a solid foundation and cause a slip and fall.

  • Understand padding. You can't see it, but this is what sets the foundation; the right padding results in a quality installation, keeping the rug free of wrinkles and rolls without curling up or "climbing the wall."

It also gives the floor that "springy" feeling that can make it so pleasant on which to walk or stand.

  • You can have carpet, even if you experience allergies and asthma. The fibers will capture dust mites and other particles where they will stay until it is professionally deep-cleaned.

Vacuuming picks up the surface dirt, but only deep cleaning will go into the fibers to remove undesired fragments.

  • Carpet provides temperature insulation. Unlike some flooring types, which transfer heat, a rug will absorb it. When heated, the room will feel warm and cozy; when the room's chilly, the rug will hold onto that feeling as well.

  • Learn about pile. It is important to know the difference since some rugs are better for some rooms than others. A high pile rug is plush and fluffy such the Frieze with its long twisty fibers or the Shag, sometimes referred to as a "Sheepdog Rug."

A low pile is a loop, such as the Berber.