03 Sep 12 Different Types of Carpet Materials
There are many different types of carpets to choose from that can provide your home with a unique cut, style, and texture. Each carpet fiber also has specific pros or cons leaving you to figure out which works best for your space. Those who need carpet cleaning in Springfield, VA use Smart Choice Cleaning for the best results.
At Smart Choice, we utilize the best equipment for each job. In cases where a carpet needs a thorough cleaning, our experienced, IICRC-certified technicians utilize the power of our truck-mounted, hot water extraction system of steam cleaning for maximum soil removal and fast drying time. We will get your carpet clean and residue-free, significantly prolonging the life of your carpet. We also perform a variety of services for customers throughout Northern Virginia, from the quality maid and janitorial services for homes and businesses to deep cleaning and water damage clean-up. Consider working with our diligent team of professionals when your home or workplace needs cleaning assistance.
Below, we list 12 different types of carpet materials and why you can trust Smart Choice Cleaning with all your carpet cleaning needs:
Nylon is the most popular of carpet fibers as it is one of the softest, durable, and stain-resistant. Nylon carpet can also be dyed easily, holds its shape well, and is resistant to mold and other unwanted residues. When taken care of properly, these carpets can last from 12 to 15 years making them a great option for your home.
Polypropylene is almost as soft as nylon and is also stain-resistant. While this fiber does collect dirt more easily, it is not very difficult to clean. Polypropylene is most commonly used in commercial estates but is becoming more common in residential properties.
Polyester is known for being able to hold its color well over time while also being hypoallergenic. It is also man-made and can be made completely out of recycled plastic bottles. The only downside to polyester is that it is easily flattened from heavy objects being on top for long periods.
Acrylic is stain-resistant and also keeps off mold and mildew fairly well. It is unfortunately not very durable and does not do well in areas where people constantly walk.
Wool is the undisputed softest fiber carpet is made from. Though low-grade wool is prone to staining, high grain wool fights off stains better. It is often blended with other fibers to create hybrid fabrics that have multiple benefits. Natural wool is subjected to molding which is why it is not recommended for areas with high humidity and moisture.
- Loop Pile
Loop piles have an uncut look and appear almost as piles of yarn spread out across the floor. They are fortunately easy-to-clean, durable, and stain-resistant. This fiber is great for high-traffic areas as it does not leave any marks from objects or footprints.
- Cut Pile
Cut pile carpets are very soft because each end of the fibers are cut off, which also allows for some stylistic customization. This carpet is simple to clean and does well in homes since it transitions nicely from room to room. We recommend a professional carpet cleaning to allow for a longer lifespan.
- Saxony Cut
Saxony cut fibers are short and dense and stand up straight to create a fuzzy-like surface. Though because of the texture, footprints and other indentions are easily seen, making it a bad option for height traffic areas. This type of carpet is best for decor rooms with little traffic.
- Plush Pile
Plush pile carpet has a soft, velvet texture that provides a luxurious feel. Though it is extremely prone to footprint marks and can be worn down rather quickly. The plush pile is recommended for high-end rooms with low traffic.
- Textured Cut
Textured cut carpet consists of fibers that are all different lengths and are twisted into spirals. This creates a surface that does not show footprints and other wear and does decent in traffic areas.
- Frieze Cut Pile
Frieze cut pile fibers are long and twisted together creating curly strands similar to textured cut. This carpet does a good job of hiding dirt and is meant for high-traffic areas.
- Sculptured Pile
Sculptured pile has a variety of heights and textures and can be arranged to look three-dimensional.
Why Choose Smart Choice Cleaning?
Our process consists of 8 steps that ensure your carpet is left looking brand new. These steps are:
- Home Protection
- Furniture Moving
- Soil Extraction & Rinsing
- Post-Spot Treatment
- Post-Cleaning Inspection
Having a detail-oriented process allows us to stay consistent from job to job and accomplish the best possible results.
Smart Choice Cleaning is an IICRC-certified organization filled with well-trained experts. Among the variety of house cleaning services we offer, carpet cleaning is one of our specialties. We have a strong reputation in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC region and have been voted the Best of NoVa in 2015 by Northern VA Magazine.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Service in Springfield, VA
We have a high standard of what a clean carpet is supposed to look like, and it is our goal to achieve that standard every time. We use the utmost amount of care when in your home and will leave your carpet looking cleaner than ever before. If you are looking for carpet cleaning in Springfield, VA, then Smart Choice Cleaning is the option for you. Call us today at (703) 688-3521 or schedule a cleaning today!