Plush carpet is one of the most traditional of carpet choices, yet it remains one of the most popular due to its soft feel and amazing versatility. Today, plush carpet comes in an almost limitless array of colors, patterns and styles.
To understand the makeup of plush carpet, you need to understand pile. “Pile” refers to the fibers that form the surface of the carpet. Plush carpets have a relatively high, evenly cut pile with a slight twist to each fiber. Because of this, plush carpet has a tendency to show footprints and vacuum tracks. If this is a problem, you may want to consider purchasing a plush carpet with a textured surface – or select carpet with a higher pile, such as frieze.
Plush carpets are low maintenance, making them a popular choice for busy homeowners. Most modern plush carpets are pretreated to resist soil and stains.
With so many choices in fibers, styles, colors and patterns, it’s smart to start your carpeting purchase with a free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International in Chicago IL.
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