Jun 12, 2020 | Carpet One Floor & Home
What is carpet? A soft floor covering, right? But, how soft is soft? And what makes some carpets softer than others? To fully explain what makes some carpets softer than others, we have to get a little scientific, but don’t worry, we’ll keep it basic.
To explain why some carpets are softer than others, we need to take a closer look at the fiber. Each fiber is made of tiny filaments bundled together. The fibers are then bundled together to make your carpet. The finer the filaments, the softer the carpet. Denier is a unit of measure for filament size. Let’s do a quick comparison to help explain this:
The range for “normal” carpet is 20-24 denier. A carpet with a denier of 10-12 is considered super-soft. But there are also carpets that are even softer. Today’s manufacturing technologies have created fibers that are as small as 3-4 denier!
Soft things don’t really have a great reputation for being strong (think kittens and bunnies) but you walk on your carpet every day so you need it to be somewhat strong, right? Have no fear. You can have both. A quality soft carpet will give you the soft touch and durability. How can this be so?
Even though the fiber filaments are super fine, there are a lot of them. The more filaments per square inch, the stronger the carpet will be.
There must be a downside, right? All soft carpets probably look the same…boring, right? Nope! Soft carpets come in all different styles from plush and casual to textures and patterns. It’s the same fine filaments, packed tightly together. The difference is how the fibers are cut.
Bedrooms are a popular place to install soft carpet, primarily because carpet offers warmth and comfort that other flooring types cannot. Plus, there’s almost nothing better than experiencing soft carpet in your bedroom at the beginning of a cool winter day or before jumping into bed for a good night’s sleep. The best soft carpet for bedrooms includes Carpet One Floor & Home’s brands like Relax, it’s… Lees® and Oath by Resista®. Both of these exclusive carpet brands offer specially engineered fibers that are just as stunning as they are soft!
In higher traffic areas of your home like living rooms and family rooms, it’s equally important to have flooring that is both soft and durable. Because of this, it’s important to think about the features of the carpet you’re considering when searching for the perfect soft carpet for a living room. With silky softness and advanced fiber technology, Innovia Touch Xtreme Clean™ is an excellent choice if you’re looking for soft carpet for living rooms. Not only will you notice how comfortable and soft it is, but you’ll also appreciate just how durable and easy to clean it is as well!
Looking for more information on carpet that would be perfect for your home? We review all the details like the different types of carpet, carpet materials and more here. You can learn more about the carpet that fits best for your lifestyle, narrow down your options, and more!