The best way to choose carpeting is to be clear on your needs, style, and goals and have some familiarity with the characteristics of fiber and construction. When you walk into a carpet store, you'll see hundreds of rolls in various colors, patterns, and designs, but don't get distracted; stay firm and focused on your requirements.

Examine your requirements

Before you start shopping for the new floor covering, make a list of priorities, including budget, goal, and style. Also, do you have extra durability or stain resistance needs? How will the room be used? Is your family large and active with kids and pets or small and quiet?

Fiber: the foundation of the rug

Fiber is the material from which the rug's yarns are made with natural or synthetic fibers. While there are acrylics and blends, five are most commonly used. They are wool, nylon, polyester, olefin, and Triexta. While you don't need to be an expert, you should become aware of the characteristics of each.

Become familiar with the carpet pile

First, a carpet anatomy lesson: All rugs start as a looped construction during the manufacturing process. Next, the yarns are threaded in the backing with an action similar to sewing a button. Next, they stay uncut, such as in the Berber (looped) style, or they're sheared in various heights. This is called rug pile and, depending on the level of foot traffic, some can be better than others in multiple installations. For example, low pile rugs short, tightly woven fibers are more durable and easier to clean. High pile rugs have long loose fibers, are ultra-soft and fluffy, but require a little more TLC. Finally, medium pile rugs offer a good balance of comfort and low maintenance.

We know just how overwhelming it can be to shop at MIDBAY Flooring and Blinds LLC, whether for carpet flooring, blinds, or backsplashes. But, you'll always find superior service here! Our extensive inventory with services including quality installations, a mobile showroom, custom shower and backsplashes, free estimates, and blinds, consider us your "go-to" store in Okaloosa/Walton County for carpet flooring. We also service Escambia County, Santa Rosa County.