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Like many home renovations, the average cost of a kitchen remodel and the average cost of a bathroom remodel aren’t cheap. And yet, while many home renovations tend to dip deep into your purse or wallet, there is one that is relatively affordable. Buying new carpeting for your home is a renovation that is both affordable, convenient, and can still give your home that revitalizing kick it needs. Before doing so, however, it’s important to know which carpet material is right for you.



Carpet Material

Wool. A popular choice amongst carpet buyers, wool carpeting hides dirt well and is easy to clean. Naturally flame retardant, wool carpeting is a safe choice that is great for heavy traffic, as well as neutralizing the odors that come with it. More on the expensive side, wool carpeting can cost from $5 to $25 per square foot, stains easily due to its natural absorbent qualities, and is very sensitive to chlorine bleach.

Nylon. The most common choice amongst carpet buyers, nylon carpet often comes in a wide range of colors and is known for its elasticity and abrasion resistance. Costing around $4 per square foot for high grade nylon carpeting, most nylon carpeting responds well to professional cleaning treatments, yet has been known to have problems with bleaching, fading and urine treatments.

Olefin. Often used for outdoor carpeting, olefin is both moisture and chemical resistant, and is therefore difficult to stain and often capable of resisting fades. While this low static carpet usually costs between $2.25 and $6.50 per square foot, olefin has little resilience, fails to take its original shape after being crushed, and is susceptible to oil stains after long exposures.

Polyester. This type of carpet is known to be very resistant to both soil-dye, fading, bleach and any other potential water-based stains. Pricing in around $2 to $7 per square foot, polyester is not resistant to oil stains and its resistance to water-based materials can make it difficult to dye, ultimately limiting its color variety.

Sisal. A common carpet for stairways, sisal carpeting is very durable in high trafficked areas and is known for its natural texture look. Costing around $4 to $8 per square foot, sisal carpeting can be uncomfortable on bare skin, as well as difficult to clean due to its susceptibility to moisture damage.

Buying new carpet for your home is a great way to get that new look you’ve been itching for. Cost efficient and convenient, installing the carpet of your dreams can take less than a day when it’s done right! To assure your home’s floors are in good hands, call a contracting family you can trust. Call a contracting company that has been taking care of its neighbors in Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA and Altoona PA for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting for your home carpeting needs.

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