There are many reasons to choose carpets for your home flooring. Besides being the coziest flooring option, studies have shown that carpets reduce allergens. After carpet usage in Sweden dropped by 70%, allergic reactions in the population increased by 30%. Choosing a carpet is a different matter. There are many types to choose from, all with different properties better suited for different situations. Here is how to choose the softest flooring for your bedroom.
Softness Is King
When you begin your carpet choosing venture, you’ll likely encounter two terms early on. Cut Pile refers to a carpet where the fabric fibers are stuck into the base of the carpet and are cut at the top. This makes them stick out like thick hairs from the base of the carpet. Loop Pile refers to the yarn that is stuck through the base, then back down through the base to create a loop.
Cut Pile is more comfortable, and Loop Pile is more durable. For the bedroom, you will likely want the more comfortable option. To further improve comfort, examine the following two fabrics.
- Nylon is the most popular yarn fabric. It is fairly durable but will fade in the sunlight. It is also a conductor of static electricity.
- Polyester is less expensive than other fabrics, but also less durable than nylon. That said, it doesn’t fade in sunlight, and it can be quite soft when used for Cut Pile units.
A Cut Pile carpet is promising as far as comfort goes. The only way to find the carpet of your feets’ dreams, though, is to visit a few flooring stores and feel some fabrics.
Instead of getting big rolls of carpets and having it installed for you, carpet tiles are an inexpensive and easy alternative to paying hundreds in labor. All you do is clean off the floor they will be installed on, peel the protective layer off the back, then stick them to the floor. It’s that easy. If you want more padding under the carpet, however, you might want to consider a more traditional installation method.
Whatever carpet you decide to install, make sure you test it out at a flooring store. You might think that ultra soft is exactly what you want, but until you get a feel for it, you won’t know for sure. So come in today and find the right carpet for your bedroom renovation.