Carpet Installation in New Jersey
Experience the soft warmth of carpeting and enjoy a welcome landing spot for happy feet. Carpeting muffles sound to make any room more serene, and the plethora of textures, colors, and patterns enhances your style. You'll also appreciate the built-in dirt-repelling technologies.
Berber Loop-Pile and Multilevel Loop
There are essentially two ways in which color is created in today's carpets: Post dyed, or stock-dyed, carpets are dyed after tufting. Most residential carpets are post dyed. Although the color is on the surface of the fiber, new dye additives provide better color retention than ever before, which means the color stands up to sunlight and regular cleaning with less fading. Solution-dyed, or preyed, carpets feature yarns dyed before being sewn together or tufted. This dying method is extremely colorfast and results in color throughout the thickness of the fiber, so fading is less of an issue. Preyed carpets tend to be more expensive than post dyed products.
Combine Carpet and Other Flooring Materials
If you have a beautiful wood or stone floor but love the warmth and softness of carpet, it's possible to have the best of both flooring types. Add an area rug, or have the edges of a piece of carpet finished to look like a custom area rug to fit a room of any size or shape. The edges can be finished with binding or surging. A binding finish is created by stitching a narrow strip of fabric over the edge of the carpet to give it a finished look and prevent raveling. Surging is a whip stitched finishing technique that encases the carpet edge in thread. It is used frequently on Oriental rugs and loop-pile (berber) carpet. Heavy carpets may need to be surged by hand because they are too thick to feed through a carpet-binder machine. Decorative fringe can be sewn onto the edge of a carpet to make it look like a larger area rug. Admired Home Improvements has access to infinite styles of area rugs. Call us today 973-296-2863
Replacing Your Carpet
When it's time to replace your carpet, consider environmental impact. For example, carpet composed of Anso nylon fibers is completely recyclable into new carpet. Carpet made from postconsumer materials (such as plastic soda bottles) or from readily renewable agricultural resources (such as corn) has less of an impact on the environment than carpet that can't be recycled. Just like any carpet, these environmentally friendly products feel soft underfoot and make an excellent flooring choice for gathering rooms, bedrooms, and home offices.
Most residential carpets made in the United States feature tufts of yarn stitched through a backing fabric. A latex coating sets these tufts in place and anchors them to a secondary backing. Tufts pulled through the backing can either be looped or cut, producing various textures. Here are the most popular styles
Saxony: Level-cut pile is made up of closely packed tufts; luxurious surface good for formal settings.
Plush: Also called velvet; yarn is longer than a saxony, but is less dense; good for informal rooms.
Frieze: Twisted tufts that curl at the surface create a textured look that hides footprints; suitable for high-traffic areas.
Level Loop: Uncut pile contains loops of yarn of the same height; hides dirt well in high-traffic areas.
Multilevel Loop: Two or three levels of tufts form a random, sculptural look for informal and formal rooms.
Cut-and-Loop (or Cut-Loop): Higher tufts of cut yarn combine with lower loops for informal settings.
Fiber: Although the overall choice here is either synthetic or natural, several fibers are available in the synthetic category.
Wool: Noted for its soft, luxurious feel, but may be less resilient than synthetics, and carpets usually costs more.
Sisal: Made from plant fiber, and popular for its textured look.
Nylon: The strongest, most resilient carpet fiber; good for all traffic areas.
Polyester: Soft to the touch, but less resilient than nylon; resists water-soluble stains; carpets better suited for low-traffic areas.
Olefin: Resists moisture and mildew; suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Acrylic: Often used in plush or level-loop carpet; offers the luxurious appearance and feel of wool at a lower price.
Different Types of Manufacturing
Yarn Twist: All yarns in cut-pile carpeting have been twisted and heat-set to retain the twist. The tighter the twist, the longer the carpet will keep its original appearance. Typically, carpets feature yarns with 2.5-6.0 turns per inch, with most in the 3.5-5.0 TPI range.
Pile Height: Shorter nap resists crushing and looks newer longer.
Density: The amount of yarn used and the closeness of the tufts has a large impact on performance. Denser carpets will be more crush-resistant. To determine density, bend the carpet. Less backing will show in denser carpets.