Carpet flooring in Punta Gorda, FL from Hessler Floor Covering

What does carpet ?pile? mean?

Homeowners often choose carpeting for a room because it brings warmth and cushiony comfort to the space. Of course, there's the 'best' carpet for every homeowner's needs. There are even highly stain-resistant brands that assure easy care in a pet-friendly space. You're sure to find the carpet that satisfies your needs and decorating style at Hessler Floor Covering. We have a flooring store in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and Naples, Florida.

Carpet pile

is defined by pile, a term used to describe fibers' density, thickness, and length. Usually, the highest quality carpet brands have a thick pile, which means that fibers have been sewn close together on the backing. Shorter fiber styles tend to have a longer lifespan, in part because dirt is easier to remove when it's close to the surface.

Loop or cut

Precisely, those tightly packed fibers are looped onto the backing by heavy-duty machines. If you're looking for the most durable type of carpeting, choose a brand with a short loop pile. This type of flooring is commonly chosen for installation in basements and well-used upper-level spaces. In addition, loops are cut at the tips to create softer cut pile styles.

Fibers and padding

The durability of your new carpet is also dependent upon the type of fiber and padding that you choose. Nylon is the most durable, and thus most popular, fiber. Newer triexta is also used to construct tough, long-lasting brands. A carpet with no padding 'equals' a carpet that quickly becomes worn. Therefore, money invested on the highest quality padding is money well spent.

Family-owned Hessler Floor Covering installs carpet flooring. Every project begins with a free in-home estimate. Our carpet store has been bringing high-quality products and services to the region since 1951. Estero, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral are located in our southwest Florida service area. So it's easy to begin your flooring upgrade with a visit to Hessler Floor Covering.