When remodeling or building a home in Ohio or elsewhere, don't choose carpet based on color. Instead, take the basic characteristics of a carpet's fibers and construction, as well as lifestyle, into consideration before buying.
Some of the best materials include the following:
- Nylon: Most carpets today are made of nylon. A very durable and forgiving product, nylon is fairly easy to maintain and is available in various styles.
- Olefin (or polypropylene): Olefin is often used in berber carpet. It is noted for being practically wear resistant because spots do not adhere to its fibers. However, the drawback is that this soft fiber scratches and mats down easily. I think it is the perfect basement carpet choice, and I have it in my own basement!
- Polyester: Many polyesters today are made from recycled materials like 2-liter soda bottles. It has great stain resistance and doesn't mat down as easily as olefin. In addition, it is reasonably priced.
- Wool: Wool is my grandmother's favorite carpet choice. Although wool is a very expensive product, it has a wonderful resiliency and the luxury of a natural product. It is not uncommon to see real wool products 20+ years old that still look almost new.
One Last Thought: Use my mother's rule of thumb and when deciding on carpet and paint chips take the samples home and look at them in the room with both natural and artificial lighting!
Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
Dayton, Ohio Area Home Expert
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Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.
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