Wall-to-wall carpeting is warm
and comfortable underfoot. It can be very affordable,
easy to install, and far more sound-absorbent than
other flooring materials.
Carpeting can also be less durable
than other flooring materials, depending on the wear it
receives and the material it is made from. It also can
be more difficult to keep clean, depending again on the
material and the height of the pile.
Carpeting is made of synthetic or wool
yarn sewn through a backing of canvas o r other material.
The loops can be of varying heights and are often cut to
make the carpet's pile. Some carpets are a combination of
cut and uncut loops.
The most durable and common synthetic
carpeting material is nylon, which wears well and can be
quite stain resistant. Other synthetic materials are
olefin, polyester, and acrylic-the latter, more expensive
fiber has a texture more like natural wool and is more
expensive. Wool has the most pleasant and natural texture,
and is also the most expensive carpet material.