Once you decide on carpet flooring, it's almost sure you'll want the most durable options available, especially if you have a busy home. But you might also wonder what determines that durability, and that's what we're going to focus on in today's post.

Carpet durability that matters and how to get it

If you’re going to choose this soft surface flooring, it only makes sense to choose the most durable options, especially if you have pets or children in the home. With just a bit of research to find out what determines durability, you can easily choose options that will help your flooring lasts as long as you need it to, and more.

Here are some of the most determining factors in the durability of your flooring.

  • Face weight (the actual weight of your carpet per square yard) – should be at least 35 ounces or more.
  • Density (the face weight divided by the pile height) – should be at least 2500 or more for spaces with high traffic levels.
  • Twist level (in a one-inch carpet strand, the number of times the fiber is twisted) – should be at least five or more.

Of course, these aren't all the factors that will determine how well your flooring will perform. Carpet installation also has a lot to do with your flooring's lifespan, especially when considering underpadding.

Our carpet store is your go-to flooring source

A&D Carpets & Hardwood is a carpet store that focuses on your preferences and requirements to ensure your flooring experience's best possible outcome. Our associates are knowledgeable and ready to work alongside you for outstanding results.

From our showroom in Augusta, GA, we proudly serve residents from Martinez, Evans, Augusta, and North Augusta, and we’d love to help you reach your flooring goals as well. When you need specific carpet benefits, be sure to visit us whenever you’re in the area.