With proper knowledge, you can find a durable, comfortable and affordable carpet.
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According to David Sulkin, there are several factors to consider when searching for the perfect wall-to-wall carpet. He explains the differences between certain styles and fibers so you'll be sure to choose the right one.
Woven wool needlepoint carpets made on 100-year-old looms are a beautiful option. Depending on the quality and what part of the country it's made in, they cost anywhere from $90 to $200 a square yard for the material itself.
- Carpeting comes in four main textures or styles: berber, cut pile, frieze and shag.
Berber or loop construction carpet has a lot of different texture and is good for family rooms, great rooms and basements.
A cut pile carpet is available in a large range of colors and is typically used in bedrooms and wears very well on steps.
Frieze is a thicker-yarned Californian berber. It's more of a cut pile and provides a casual feeling.
Shag is also a thicker-yarned system typically done in nylon and wool to give a very rich and contemporary feel.
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