Carpet / April 15, 2018 / Elva Casey
Don't Forget Pile Height. One thing that you're sure to see noted in the descriptions of most types of carpeting is pile height. This is self-explanatory enough: It refers to how high above the backing individual fibers extend. The taller those pieces are, the greater the pile height is. Although some claim that high pile heights equal fragile carpet, the truth is that ultra-low pile heights only make sense for stairways, where safety has to be a top concern. Otherwise, it's perfectly fine and desirable for carpeting to have a decent pile height.
These are squares of sealed edged carpet backed with PVC or rubber. They come in many colors and several finishes, from corded for heavy wear to soft pile for use in bedrooms and bathrooms. Fitted wall-to-wall, they marry the luxury of a carpet with the practicality of a tiled floor. Not only can the tiles be laid more simply than a carpet and in attractive patterns, but they can also be lifted again separately when they need cleaning. Individual squares can be turned or moved to distribute wear evenly, prolonging the life of the flooring.
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