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With respect to usage, patterns, fibers and styles among others, there’s much to say when it comes to carpeting.  It is an art that is widely used for homes and commercial offices—big or small. Carpeting can also be seen in convention centers, airports and throughout high-rise residential buildings.  Because the carpet has important applications like sound proofing or reducing sound levels and bringing warmth to any setting by acting as an insulator. This makes carpets good for floors during climatic conditions, especially during winter.

Carpets can be used throughout a place or put in specific places for example in the bedroom and therefore when it comes to determining where to install a carpet, there is no such thing as right or wrong. In this article, we’ll focus on residential aspects of carpeting. The quality of a carpet in Arizona is determined by the budget set by the buyer.  This is because carpets are generally advertised like other merchandise in the market in which the prices are for the least expensive and lowest quality.  It is possible for one style to be sold in different weights or qualities.  Through this, the same color can be installed throughout a place but is different in weight depending on the kind of traffic levels it handles: the best quality can be put on the stairs and family room, medium quality in the dining rooms, hallways and living rooms, and finally the lightest quality in the bedrooms. This enhances a persistent similar look to the observer’s eyes and most importantly it saves money through the reduced cost of wear and tear. Therefore, it is important to take the following pointers when you decide it’s time for a new carpet. It takes quite some time to get familiar with how the local retailers in Arizona advertise their goods and to inquire from friends. Second, color choice is vital since what is on the floor influences the color choice for the room or the entire house.  Third, the fiber of the carpet which can be nylon, wool, polyester and Triexa (a polyester variation from Mohawk Industries). Each of the above-mentioned materials has both advantages and disadvantages as we will see shortly.  The materials include:

Wool Fiber

This is the fiber that all other fibers are compared to.  It is obtained from a special breed of sheep in Arizona and is the only natural fiber that is used in the wall to wall carpeting and rugs for centuries. It is also different from the type that is used for clothing and is not commonly showed by the retailers since it is scarce and, therefore, expensive and hence beyond most people’s budgets.

However, it can be blended with other materials like acrylic or nylon and hence its characteristics can be got in a carpet but at a lower price.  It is soft, luxurious, cleans and wears well, its fiber hides dirt and it comes in a variety of colors and styles.  However, in addition to cost, it stains easily and must be made in heavier weights to wear as well as other fibers.

Triexa Fiber

Triexa is available in many different flooring stores in Arizona.  Although it almost took a couple of decades to develop into a carpet fiber, it was recognized as unique fiber in 2009 by the Federal Trade Commission.  It is stain and fade resistant, cleans well and available in a huge variety of styles and colors.  It is resilient as nylon while still being lower priced.  This carpet advancement also spread the market and can be found within the Arizona market.

Nylon Fiber

This was the first synthetic fiber that wore extremely well after a series of failed experiments by scientists to formulate fibers from petroleum products-it stained badly.  This later changed in the ‘80’s when the brand Stainmaster nylon hit the market including Arizona.  It enabled light colors to be put on carpets in heavily used rooms with easy maintenance.  It is very resistant and comes in a variety of colors and styles.  It can most importantly be used in any type of home and anywhere in the home.

Polyester Fiber

This is majorly made from recycled bottles in Arizona industrial sites.  It is dyed while still in the melted state. It is very resilient to almost all household spills.  It cleans very well, static is non-existent and it costs less than the nylon fiber.  However, once badly crushed, it cannot “bounce back”.  They must also be made in heavier weights to perform as well as the nylon fiber.  While water based spills are easy to remove, oil based spills could take several re-cleanings to remove.  In addition, furniture markings are difficult to remove.

In conclusion, all these fibers have warranties in almost all (if not all) Arizona stores, like other parts of the world, against wear and stains.  However, it is important not to assume that your new carpet warranty is all inclusive.  Also, bad installation could render a good quality carpet unusable.  Once all important factors are all considered as mentioned in the article, make a final selection, have it installed and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  As a final thought, the quality of the carpet is determined by its final intended use.