On average, the best carpeting will last 15 to 25 years. Type of fiber and amount of foot traffic are two factors that affect a carpet's longevity. Dust, dirt, and sand wear out both natural and synthetic fibers, so routine cleaning and occasional deep cleaning help ensure maximum durability. Carpeting By Mike is a carpet store in Somerset, Wisconsin that offers many durable carpets. We carry Made in the USA brands manufactured by Mohawk and Karastan.
Nylon has been the most popular synthetic carpet fiber for decades, and good reason. It's treated for stain resistance, and it's resilient, so it bounces back after compression. In addition, the fiber resists abrasion and fading. Triexta is a newer fiber that is also tough and durable. It is hydrophobic, which means that it does not absorb moisture. Thus, triexta is naturally very stain resistant. Eco-friendly brands that contain corn glucose emit fewer VOCs.
More costly wool carpet can last a lifetime. This environmentally friendly floor covering is softer than synthetic carpet, and it is an excellent natural dehumidifier since it absorbs moisture in the air. Wool naturally repels dirt, accepts and retains color well, and resists crushing. Also, wool is inherently flame retardant, and it won't melt like synthetic fibers. Because of its low abrasion resistance, wool carpeting is best for bedrooms and other low-foot traffic areas.
Family-owned Carpeting By Mike has been servicing the St. Croix Valley, Wisconsin, area since 1973. New Richmond, Osceola, Hudson, Stillwater, Baldwin, Hammond, and Woodbury are located in our service area. Our services include residential and commercial installation, free in-home estimates, and disposal of worn carpet. We invite you to stop by our showroom in Somerset. Our flooring specialists can help you get started on your carpet flooring upgrade.