Anyone looking to move into a wonderful and luxurious custom home will need to ensure every facet is accounted for. You’ll focus on the flash aspects, but the fundamentals also piece together to create a beautiful home. The foundations, utilities, electrics, and plumbing works all matter, of course. 

So too does the carpet – and the types of carpet you’ll house within your home. Here, we’re going to go into a little detail regarding the kinds of carpet around, the materials, cost, and a few added extras. Let’s get started: 

Types Of Carpet 

Carpet isn’t just a one-size-fits-all. There are plenty of types of carpets that suit different homes and preferences. Here are a few examples: 

Loop Pile Carpet

Level Loop Carpet

When it comes to level loop carpet, the most popular in this group is the Berber carpet option. This is down to the look, the resilience, and the barefoot feeling of it. It will typically cost between $4-$12 per square foot. 

Multi-Level Loop Carpet

A multi-level loop pile is created through various loops of various heights. They create a texture appearance using different high and low loops. The textured pattern is created from random sequences that the loops produce. They are durable for medium to high-traffic areas. The cost per square foot is typically around $2.50-$5. 

Cut And Loop Carpet

Cut and loop carpets are a combination of vertical fiber and others that are looped back around into the mat or hardwood flooring below. The design is enjoyed as it provides a more unique look than perhaps the others can. Wool cut and loop carpets will cost around $5 per square foot. 

Cut Pile Carpet

Cut pile carpets will cost you up to $12 per square feet – though they could be much cheaper as there is a larger range. This particular style comes from a process where woven loops are cut to the same height and tufted at the ends. The soft appearance is appealing to many. 

Carpet Fiber Types

When it comes to the different kinds of fiber used in carpet, the eclectic mix means it’s up to the customer to decide what suits them, their home, and their preferences. The most common options are nylon, acrylic, and wool, usually. 

For now, let’s go through a few carpet fiber types so that you can get a better idea of what’s out there:

Nylon Carpet

Nylon carpets are soft, resistant to stains, durable, and long-lasting. When it comes to overall popularity, nylon carpet takes first prize by some stretch. Wear and tear, mold, mildew, and rot are all battled against well and it is easy to dye. Its price isn’t too dear and will last up to 15 years if taken care of properly. 

Olefin Carpet

Olefin carpet is the name associated with it, but it’s actually known as polypropylene fiber. It is similar to natural wool and will often be used as a synthetic wool substitute. It can hold onto oils and is prone to soiling, but it’s pretty stain-resistant. Although not as resilient as nylon, it’s very easy to clean. Bleach can even be used to deal with it in many cases. 

Acrylic Carpet

Acrylic carpet has been known as synthetic wool carpet for a while now due to the feel. It also has a brief amount of wool – but comes to you at a much lesser price. It is resistant to the likes of static electricity, mildew, moisture, fading, and staining. It’s resilient to an extent, but it’s not entirely durable – especially compared to the previous entries. It does not last too long in high-traffic areas.

Wool Carpet

Finally, we have wool carpet. It’s a luxurious and long-lasting material that makes a wonderful option for a carpet. The natural softness means that you’re not going to find too many more satisfying in terms of feel. It’s susceptible to staining and can be very expensive, however. 

Carpet Padding: Does It Make A Difference?

It’s a question that plenty of people ask regarding their domestic and commercial carpet needs. In this case, a luxury home will likely need carpet padding. This is due to a multitude of reasons. 

Firstly, it extends the life of the carpet by reducing wear and tear. It’s a great shock absorber. It protects the flooring underneath the carpet, too. 

In terms of insulation and keeping the home toasty, carpet padding will also help out. It provides an extra layer, keeping things warm in the winter as well as cool when the summer days become a little too hot. 

Carpet padding also simply just adds more comfort and it is a lot more pleasant to walk on.

What type of carpet is best? 

Determining what kind of carpet is best for your home mainly comes down to your budget, and your preference. Wool carpet provides great quality and longevity, but is more expensive. If you have questions about what kind of carpet may be best for your new custom home, contact us here - we're happy to help!

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