Carpet BasicsPosted: Updated:
Warm and soft underfoot, carpet comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns. Always an elegant solution, carpet can be formal, casual or in between, making it adaptable to every room. It is constructed of two layers-the yarn on top (called the surface face pile) and the backing that holds the fibers together. Most fibers are either nylon, olefin, polyester, or wool; and they vary in wear, stain and cleanability. The quality of padding installed beneath carpet also affects its wear. Available in a broad price range, carpet is a good fit for any budget.