There are many types of carpeting available to Carrollwood homeowners, so it’s important to consider your needs and lifestyle when choosing which style to install. When talking to our Floor Coverings International North Tampa experts, be sure to mention factors such as whether you have small children or pets, how often you plan to clean your carpet, and where you are planning to install it.
You can also explore our website to learn more about popular styles of carpeting, such as frieze carpet. Here are some of the top factors to consider for frieze:
Advantages of Frieze Carpet
Carpets like frieze that boast a high twist — typically higher than six — are more durable than loosely woven fibers. Twist is measured in linear inch, and a carpet that’s rated six or seven on the scale simply means that each fiber has been twisted that many times per inch. If you look closely at a cross-section of carpet fiber, you’ll gain some understanding of this feature. Carpets like these resist crushing, matting and blooming — all issues that can make your new carpet look worn and dated. They feel lovely beneath bare feet, and they hide seams and staples exceptionally well.
The texture and length of frieze carpet pile does a great job of concealing stains and vacuum tracks. The fibers also conceal any areas where the carpet has been cut, joined or stapled. Frieze hides dirt well, and you’ll have a hard time seeing footprints on this type of carpeting.
Disadvantages of Frieze Carpet
While frieze carpeting has distinct advantages over other types of carpet in appearance and comfort, it tends to trap dirt and gives spills plenty of places to hide. This makes it a bit more challenging to clean. If you’re considering investing in frieze carpet, be sure to ask about its level of stain resistance before making the leap. Carpets treated with a simple stain-resistant coating make cleaning much easier and help your carpet last longer.
To learn more about frieze carpet or see it for yourself, contact our team at Floor Coverings International North Tampa today! We serve homeowners in Westchase, Citrus Park, Carrollwood and beyond.
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