Plush carpet samples

When it comes to buying carpet, you have many different choices. This is especially true when you are working with Floor Coverings International KC South where we have a huge selection of carpeting available. You have a number of carpet styles and materials to choose from. If you are just beginning your search in the Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood areas, it’s a good idea to use plush carpet as your baseline. Read on for more information about this popular carpet style.

What Is Plush Carpeting?

Plush carpeting is sometimes referred to as “standard” carpeting. This is due to the fact that it is used extensively and is a sort of middle-of-the-road carpet in terms of its construction. Plush carpeting is a type of cut pile carpeting. This means that the loops that are formed when the carpet fiber is connected to the backing material are cut so that individual strands extend up from the backing material. On plush carpeting, these strands are attached in a dense arrangement, cut to a uniform length, and left untwisted. The result is a smooth and elegant carpet surface.

The Pros of Plush

The construction of plush carpet makes it aesthetically pleasing, but it offers benefits beyond that. Plush carpet’s dense arrangement of strands makes it quite soft underfoot, which is why it is a great choice for a room where you may spend time on the floor. It is also a favorite in bedrooms for the same reason. And while it is not the most durable of carpet varieties, with proper care plush carpeting will hold up well over time.

Carpet Vacuum TracksSome Drawbacks

The construction of plush carpeting makes it look and feel luxurious, but this also comes with some downsides. Because all of the individual strands are made to stand up straight, it will show when some of them are crushed and bent over. That is, footprints and vacuum marks will tend to be more visible on a plush carpet. Spills will also tend to soak in faster on a plush carpet, so it is important that they be cleaned up immediately. And, because plush carpet tends to come in solid colors, it will not hide stains as well as carpeting with a more varied look. Still, with basic maintenance, a plush carpet will look beautiful for years to come.

When you are thinking about installing new flooring, whether it be carpet or any of the other materials we offer at Floor Coverings International KC South, be sure to contact us to set up a free in-home consultation. Our flooring experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the flooring that best meets your particular needs.

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