Carpet buying guide

Carpet buying guide

When installing carpet, it's a good idea to consider the function of the space and the amount of typical daily activity. While the most durable carpet is appropriate for the family room, a soft and luxurious carpet is desirable for a bedroom. If you're a pet owner, look for brands that are designed just for you! You can find a wide variety of the latest carpet styles at Seestedt's, a carpet store in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Our family-owned business was established in 1917.

Heavy-traffic areas

Nylon has been the most popular fiber for decades. Nylon carpeting stands up to heavy foot traffic, and with proper care, you can count on it to retain its original look. It bounces back after compression, even after the removal of heavy furniture. Triexta, introduced to the marketplace in 2009, has been good 'competition' for nylon. It has proven to be a tough fiber that is highly stain-resistant. An aesthetically pleasing commercial carpet is another option for busy households.

Light-traffic areas

Polyester carpeting is commonly chosen for bedrooms and other areas that are lightly used. Whereas nylon usually comes in matte colors, polyester colors tend to be bright. Originally, budget-friendly polyester was developed to mimic wool. While wool carpeting is costly, it can last for many decades with proper care. Wool is less stain-resistant than nylon, but dirt does not become embedded in the fiber because of its composition. Professional cleaning is advisable.

Seestedt's is a full-service retailer that provides flooring services, including licensed installations and carpet binding, along with various floor covering options. We carry brands that are manufactured by top companies like Mohawk, Godfrey Hirst, and Masland. In-home estimates are free. Woodbury, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, Oakdale, and Cottage Grove, Minnesota, are located in our service area. Begin your carpet upgrade by viewing our online catalog, and then stop by our showroom in Saint Paul.