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Many households choose to lay carpets for their babies to play on or to create a warm atmosphere. Carpets also have advantages such as warmth and sound insulation. However, how to choose a suitable carpet for your home? How to clean a household carpet? This is a dilemma for many people. We have compiled a complete guide on carpet selection and maintenance, which we believe you will find very useful!

Classification and characteristics of carpet tiles for home

Designer carpet tiles for homes can be classified according to their materials: pure wool carpets, chemical fiber carpets, silk carpets, and plastic rubber carpets.

1) Pure wool carpets, also known as wool carpets, have fine and dense wool with natural elasticity. They can quickly restore their original shape after being pressed. They are made of natural fibers and are not static, do not easily accumulate dust, and have natural flame resistance. Pure wool carpets have exquisite patterns, elegant colors, and are not prone to aging or fading. They also have the characteristics of sound absorption, warmth, and comfortable feet.

2) Chemical fiber carpets, also known as synthetic fiber carpets, can be divided into four types: nylon, polypropylene, polyester, and acrylic. Nylon carpets are the most common type, characterized by strong wear resistance, overcoming the disadvantages of pure wool carpets such as being easily corroded and prone to mold. Their patterns and colors are similar to pure wool, but their flame resistance and anti-static properties are relatively poor.

3) Silk carpets are rarely produced and sold domestically due to their high price. The latest development in China is the embossed carpet, which has a fur-like texture and looks and feels like a silk carpet.

4) Plastic or rubber carpets, also known as hydrophobic carpets, are very common and have the characteristics of waterproofing, anti-slip, and easy cleaning. It is recommended to place them at the entrance and bathroom door.

Precautions for selecting carpet tiles for home

Look at the rebound:

This mainly reflects the comfort of the carpet. Consumers can use a simple method to fold the carpet back to back and see if the backing is exposed. The greater the density, the less likely it is to expose the backing. The greater the density, the better the elasticity and durability.

Look at the color fastness:

Rub the carpet vigorously with your palms or wipe it with a wet paper towel to see if your palms or the paper towel pick up any color. Serious color staining indicates poor color fastness.

Look at the label:

The national natural carpet tiles label standards require important information such as fiber name, content, pile quality (the heavier the pile, the better), and special features in addition to the product name and trademark.

Look at the production process:

Choose different carpet production processes based on the installation location. For example, frequent stepping areas require wear-resistant loop pile carpets, while sparse pile cut pile carpets will cause pattern changes and pile flattening after prolonged use.

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