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How to choose the right carpet for you

 
The carpet might look just right in the store, but when you get it home it’s not quite right for your flooring needs, whether the color’s off or it’s not the right style.

You don’t need to be an expert, but here’s some basic information you should know to help you make the right choice.

Wakulla Carpet Brokers has been in business since 1992. We’re owners Curt and Wanda Daniels and we want to become your one-source shopping for all your flooring needs.

Curt, especially, knows his way around the flooring business, having been in the industry for over 40 years.

Our inventory is fully stocked, and we carry every type of flooring.

Our showroom is in Crawfordville, FL and we serve Tallahassee, Eastpoint, Port St Joe, St. George Island and Monticello. We offer a free in-home measurement.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

First, some basic terms

 
  • Density. This is how closely the fibers are tufted together and that, not weight, is what determines quality. Learn how to check it yourself. Just pull back a sample card; if you see a lot of white space, it has poor density.
  • Pile. You have a high pile, with long, loose fibers. High pile rugs are plush and fluffy, like the shag or frieze. Low pile has short, tightly woven threads such as the Berber style. One isn’t better than the other, but low pile rugs are generally easier to clean and more durable.
  • Cut and loop. This is a carpet style that combines looped and cut fibers. It’s popular, so you’ll hear the term often.

Cut and loop isn’t the only style; there are many others.

Ask your flooring retailer about the best one for your needs.
 
 
 
 
 
Luxury carpet in Crawfordville, FL from Wakulla Carpet Brokers
 
 
 

Fiber types

 
You have both all-natural fibers, such as wool, and synthetic ones, such as nylon, polyester, and olefin.

Wool is all-white, but that shouldn’t scare you; the natural oils are inherent soil repellents.

Nylon is ultra-strong and polyester, while having excellent stain resistance, isn’t as resilient as nylon. Olefin is economical and often associated with the Berber style.

There are also blends and a relative newcomer called Triexta that is strong and has permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.

Shopping tip: Take samples home with you so you can see just how it looks with your light and the other colors and furnishings in the room.