Carpet installation in a Lebanon, PA master bedroom

Frequently asked questions on carpet

Homeowners often choose carpet flooring for bedrooms and family rooms due to its homey ambiance, and it adds texture and color to room decor, too. Home Improvement Outlet, a carpet store in Lebanon, PA, offers a large selection of the latest styles. The following FAQs will help you choose the type that is best for your home.

What types of carpet are available?

You have a choice between loop pile and cut pile carpeting. The loops that are sewn onto a backing are most durable when they are short. Popular Berber carpet shows off a distinctive weave and a light color dotted with flecks of darker colors. Carpet loops can be cut at the tips to create cut pile styles like plush and shag.

Do I need to buy carpet padding?

The padding absorbs the shock of footsteps. It also provides comfort underfoot as well as thermal and sound insulation. Padding provides a foundation for your new soft surface floor, so it's wise to invest in a high-quality brand. Be sure to note manufacturer recommendations and choose a brand with the same expected lifespan as your broadloom of choice.

What carpet is best for pets?

Pet-friendly brands like Mohawk SmartStrand are highly stain-and-water-resistant. That means pet accidents or muddy paw prints won't damage carpeting. Also, cleanup is quick and easy. This tough product is designed to stand up to heavy foot traffic, too. Expect these durable brands, often made of nylon or Triexta, to last up to 25 years.

Are carpet tiles an alternative to wall-to-wall carpeting?

Carpet tiles are usually designed for commercial settings. But this versatile floor covering can satisfy many residential needs. For example, some homeowners find that rugged carpet tiles are perfect for high-traffic areas in their homes, while others like the eye-catching look created when two or more tile designs are combined.

Family-owned Home Improvement Outlet installs residential and commercial carpeting. We bring top-quality services and flooring to several Pennsylvania counties, including Manheim, Reading, Jonestown, and Harrisburg. Please stop by our showroom in Lebanon to begin your carpet upgrade.