The number of carpet styles continues to increase

There are more types of carpeting today than ever before. Top companies like Mohawk, Shaw, and Armstrong feature brands that are specifically designed for pet owners. These tough pet-friendly brands are also ideal for the most active households. 'Green' carpet, as defined by the materials used and the manufacturing process, is another alternative to traditional carpeting. Trotter Brothers Flooring is a carpet store in Greensboro, North Carolina, that features all of the latest styles. We have been offering flooring and installation services since 1982. We can also bring samples to you if you prefer to shop from home.

High-quality carpeting

The most durable broadloom is made with short loops of fiber sewn closely together on the backing. This pile keeps dirt on the surface where it is easy to remove. Fold a sample into a U-shape to judge the thickness of the fibers. The backing will barely be visible on the best brands. Loop pile is cut at the ends to construct cut pile styles. The durability of these styles is increased by twisting, or turning, the fibers. TPI, or turns per inch that range from 3.5 to 6.0 is typical. Carpeting is most commonly made with nylon, a resilient fiber that is treated for stain resistance. Newer triexta is another tough and durable fiber.

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Carpet installation

Installers pull it across the floor with a carpet stretcher, then match patterns, join seams, and apply transition strips, as needed. Proper installation by an experienced team and a brand of high-quality carpeting are essential for durability. The longevity is also determined by the padding used between the subfloor and flooring. The manufacturer's warranty is often void if padding is not used since it absorbs the shock of footsteps. The correct thickness and density of the padding vary according to the type of carpet that is installed. A 7/16-inch pad is typical, but a short pile may require a thinner pad. Pad density is usually 3 to 10 pounds.

The flooring specialists at Trotter Brothers Flooring can help you find the best carpet and padding for your home. We bring flooring and flooring services to folks in Greensboro, NC, Summerfield, NC, High Point, NC, Pleasant Garden, NC, McLeansville, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Oak Ridge, NC, Burlington, NC, Stokesdale, NC, and Kernersville, NC. We not only install carpeting, we keep it looking new, too, with our carpet cleaning service. You can schedule an estimate for installation when you visit our showroom in Greensboro. Or give us a call or use the online form to send an email.