With temperatures dropping in much of the rest of the nation – and the holiday season underway – we’re seeing more visitors in our city and more foot traffic in our homes. So whether you’ve got more relatives visiting for the holidays or AirBNB travelers escaping the cold, here are a few ways that rugs and carpet flooring can prove valuable in high-traffic areas.
When one area of a room regularly experiences more traffic than the rest, a noticeable impression is often left. We call this carpet crushing. It’s similar to the imprints left after moving furniture, though a bit more permanent. Over time, the movement can damage the carpet’s fibers.
Newer carpet selections are designed to prevent this. While there are a variety of options, nylon has always the most durable choice. Although nylon is typically a more expensive option, its versatility often means a better financial investment for the long term. However, it doesn’t stop there.
Anso nylon, a patented enhancement of the traditional fiber, takes durability and crush resistance even further.
On the more affordable end, polyester carpet also offers decent crush resistance. It costs less than nylon yet still offers great stain resistance and style options. It doesn’t hold up as well against heavy soiling, but a placing a mat at each entrance can help prevent this.