These are one of the most popular carpets found in UK homes. They are created from yarn, which has been tightly twisted together and heated up so that the carpet has a memory to stand upright. They come in plain or heathered styles and they are ideal for heavily used areas.
Twist carpets are durable, resilient and practical, which makes them a popular choice. They do not show footprints, vacuum tracks or furniture marks, and are great at hiding dirt. They're a good choice for areas with heavy foot traffic and for families with pets.
The pile of a carpet describes its individual fibres. These are either cut or looped. One of the most important things to know to assess a carpet's durability is its density and also its pile height. Shorter and more dense carpets are more durable and harder wearing than those with looser and longer fibres.
The beauty, performance, value, and sustainability of a carpet make it the right choice for any home. Carpet improves homes by cushioning the impact of slips and falls and it also dampens noise. Modern carpets are environmentally friendly, manufactured to resist staining and fading, and withstand even heavy foot traffic. Carpet provides thermal insulation. In colder climates, it retains warmer air for longer. TV's, computers and sound systems make our homes noisy, and carpet helps to absorb these sounds. Adding an underlay beneath your carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors by helping to block sound travelling to rooms below.
Although we might not normally associate carpet with improved air quality, it does have a very positive effect. Gravity causes household particles such as dust and pollen to fall to the floor. The carpet traps these particles, removing them from the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air. A misperception is that people with asthma and allergies should avoid carpet in the home. Actually, the opposite is true. Studies have shown that properly cleaned carpet helps reduce symptoms and is the best flooring choice for those dealing with asthma and allergies.
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