"MOUNTAIN HOME CARPET CENTER" CARPETING
Have you ever walked on carpet and marveled at how soft and resilient it felt? That probably has as much to do with the quality of the pad than the actual carpet. Good padding protects your carpet, makes it last longer and feel better. It also acts as a shock absorber and protects carpet from the wear and tear of heavy traffic. Mountain Home Carpet Center always installs good pads to give you the best quality for your budget.
We are the experts and can show you high-quality Commercial carpet to Berber carpets by various manufacturers.
We carry all types of carpets and can help you find the one that’s right for you. Come in and visit our showroom and you will get a better idea of the look and feel you desire, helping you settle on the perfect one for you.
We’re confident that you will find the best prices and service at Mountain Home Carpet Center.
There are some standard carpet types to be familiar with.
Friezé (pronounced free-zay)
Friezé has tightly twisted yarns giving it a contemporary look while making it a smart choice for any high traffic area of your home. This style is less likely to show vacuum marks or footprints than other cut pile styles.
Berbers are usually made in a loop construction from thick bulky yarns. Berber carpets come in a variety of patterns and color choices (including solid and fleck).
Cut pile is probably the most popular construction. It’s durable because of the type of fiber used, the density of the tufts and the amount of twist in the yarn. Highly twisted yarn will hold its shape longer which makes it a smart choice for higher traffic areas.
Cut and loop carpet combines cut and uncut loops to create a pattern available in solid colors and multi colors. There are infinite numbers of unique geometric and overall patterns from which to choose. This style is suited for both formal and contemporary looks.
Level Loop Pile
Many carpets are constructed with a loop pile surface. Loop carpets are marked by a continuous uncut surface that resists crushing and matting. This style wears well and is suited for casual rooms with lots of traffic and activity.
Shags are back and more stylish than ever! The new shags combine a variety of yarn thickness and textures to make a trendy and bold statement in your home.
Saxony is similar to velvet but it’s not quite as smooth. It has a soft texture that’s created by twisting fibers then uses heat to straighten the yarn. This style will show foot and vacuum marks. This is a good choice where you want a formal look in a room that has less traffic.
Another factor you should get familiar with is the carpet fiber.
You also should know about carpet fiber. Basically, all carpet starts with a fiber. There are four basic types of fiber and each of them has their own strength or benefit. Decide what’s important to you and your decision will be easy!
These four basic types of carpet fibers are: nylon, polypropylene, polyester and wool. There are also fibers known as Advanced Generation Nylon.
Nylon is the most popular carpet fiber and is preferred because of its strength. It has exceptional resilience and retains its texture well. Nylon carpet fiber is soft yet strong, shows color brilliantly, and cleans well. Advanced generation nylons offer the latest in fiber technology and a built in ability to conceal and resist soil and stains.
The use of polypropylene in carpet has grown dramatically over the past ten years due to the popularity of Berber style loop carpets. Polypropylene is extremely resistant to stains, fading, and moisture. Polypropylene, a value-oriented fiber, is also notably colorfast because it is solution dyed, which means the color is added during the fiber production and not dyed later. Because it’s so resistant to moisture and mildew, it’s generally a good choice for both outdoor and indoor areas including playrooms, kitchens and dens and commercial use.
Appreciated for its versatility, polyesters popularity continues to grow. Polyester offers exceptional softness, making it ideal for thick, cut pile styles. Polyester is also naturally and permanently stain and fade resistant. It has excellent color clarity, color retention, strength, and abrasion resistance. Carpets made from polyester are easily cleaned and they resist water soluble stains.
Wool was the original fiber for carpet. Its the only natural fiber and is the most durable. Wool is a tough fiber that can take a beating without losing its strength. Dust, dirt, and oil-based stains come out easily because wool naturally releases the soil rather than absorbing it. In a high traffic room, it stays resilient and bounces back. It’s also environmentally friendly because it comes from a renewable resource. Because it is the most expensive carpet fiber, wool is generally used only in luxury carpets and area rugs.