Carpet / April 21, 2018 / Anita Griffith
Twist is Important. Carpeting is made in several different steps. In one step, individual fibers are twisted. After that, they are heat-set so that they retain their shape. The more times a piece of carpeting is twisted, the better its quality is. Carpeting that is spun several times before being heat-set tends to stand up to wear and tear a whole lot better. It's a lot less likely to become frayed, which can dramatically reduce the appearance of a carpet and make it more susceptible to serious damage. You're sure to hear salespeople discussing \"twist,\" so make sure that you have at least some idea about what it means.
Carpets are sold in a wide array of colors, and some places will even dye a carpet the color of your choice. However, when deciding what color carpet to have put in your house, think about who will be using the carpet. For a family with children or pets, or both, a carpet in a more neutral shade is probably best. Carpets in shades of tan are very commonplace, and are therefore easy to find and likely to be cheaper than a custom colored carpet. Even for a family that is not likely to get stains on a carpet, a neutrally colored carpet is good for areas of the house that have heavy foot-traffic, such as a front hall or a den where guests might gather.
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