Density refers to how closely together the yarns are tufted, and the higher the density, the less chance of matting. Density numbers are on the label; the ideal is 3,000 or higher, but you can check this yourself. Pull back a sample card, and if you see a lot of white space, we advise you to ask the flooring professional about it.
Twist, meaning how many times a strand is wound per inch, is another good indicator. Twist numbers, which range from one to six and sometimes even higher, are also on the label. As the numbers increase, so does the durability, with less chance of unraveling or fraying. Please note: This is used only for rugs of longer threads.
Keep in mind that there are different levels and qualities in most types, so always compare grade-to-grade. For instance, if you compare a lower quality rug with a higher quality of another kind, the results will be imprecise. As the saying goes, apples to apples and oranges to oranges.
A carpet adds elegance, softness, and texture to a room and also comes with countless benefits. At JA Worldwide Design, we carry all grades for residential and commercial applications, and our professionals will be happy to tell you more and give you a free quote. Our showroom
is in Norcross, GA, serving areas around Norcross, GA, Chamblee, GA, Duluth, GA, Dunwoody, GA, Atlanta, GA and Brookhaven, GA.