Choosing the Right Carpet


Finding comfort in your home has a lot to do with the comfort found under your feet! Flooring is extremely important. Focusing on carpet for your flooring which is usually found in your bedroom or living room areas, the areas where you and your family want to relax the most you will want to focus in on a few very important points.

There are several benefits to installing carpet in your home. Not only does carpet offer a calming, comforting, homey feel to any room it also improves a home’s acoustics as it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. Carpet also provides warmth longer when it’s cold outside, which conserves energy and reduces heating bills making carpet a really good choice for the rooms you tend to use most.


Carpet has a lot of characteristics to pay attention to. If you are looking for a luxurious feel to your carpet you will want to pick a deeper pile cut of carpet. Carpet pile refers to the density of fibers—flat (short pile) or shaggy (long). It goes in hand with pile height, which is the thickness of a rug measured from the surface of a rug to its backing.

Be sure to consider the maintenance and care of your carpet. The shorter the carpet fibers the easier to clean.

Let’s breakdown some of the best types of carpet which are available today and where they can be best utilized in your home.

Four of the most common materials of carpet are nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and wool. Nylon is the most popular fiber used in carpets making it extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. Nylon is a great choice for high-traffic areas. Polyester is soft, great with wear and tear and is a stain and fade resistant fiber which is also economically friendly. Polyester would be a great choice for your bedrooms and sitting room. Polypropylene is moisture and molding resistant and is comfortable. This is a great carpet choice for basements. Wool carpet is a natural fiber durable and stain resistant and environmentally friendly flooring.

Now that we have gone over the carpet choices available let’s focus on several local carpet companies that can help you pick exactly what you need in your home. Here’s our top three picks for you:

  1. ProSource – Since 1991, ProSource Wholesale® has established itself as the leader for home remodeling success. We’ve achieved this by providing exceptional, bundled offerings not found elsewhere. We offer a staggering mix of products — flooring, kitchen and bath — at low, wholesale prices (think: no retail markups). ProSource® excels at delivering personalized service through our dedicated account managers and in-house design experts. We’re committed to the success of our trade pro members and simplifying the process for homeowners. When embarking on a home improvement project, partner with ProSource.
  2. Molyneaux – The Molyneaux Family has been Pittsburgh’s #1 family owned flooring business since 1930.
  3. Rusmur Floors Carpet One Floor & Home – As a cooperative with 1,000 stores worldwide, we not only have enormous buying power, but we have partners in all of the major brands, mills and manufacturers. We’ve done the research for you. Just tell us your needs, and we’ll satisfy them beyond your expectations. With one of the largest selections of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl, area rugs and more — and you’ll always find the best products and great savings … every day.

Give your local flooring experts a call with any additional questions you may have.