Why carpet creates a warm and homey ambiance

Whether you are looking for eye-catching carpet flooring for the family room or functional basement carpeting, you'll find a variety of stylish brands at Kingdon's Home Center in Watseka, Illinois. carpet floors are always a 'winner' since they create a warm, homey ambiance. Our flooring specialists can answer all of your questions and help you find the best product for your home. We even offer pet-friendly brands that are stain-resistant and easy to clean.

Carpet pile

Carpet is manufactured by sewing loops of fiber onto a backing. You can't see much of this backing when you send samples of the most durable brands into a U-shape. But carpet pile refers to more than the density of the carpet. It also describes the height of individual fibers. The Loop pile is cut to create several additional styles. A low loop pile carpet is more durable than a cut pile carpet, but it is not as soft underfoot. Patterned carpets contain both cut and loop pile.

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Carpet fiber

Nylon, the most popular synthetic fiber for many years, is known for its durability. It is also resilient or able to bounce back after heavy objects are removed. What's more, nylon carpeting can be counted on to keep its 'just-installed' look for years after it is laid. Triexta, introduced in 2009, has similar qualities. While wool carpeting is durable, it is also more costly than synthetic carpeting. Thus, it is often installed in a room with low foot traffic, such as a master bedroom.

Fiber twist

Fiber twist is a second factor that determines durability. Each fiber is turned or twisted to ensure longevity, which is especially important for cut pile styles that can unravel over time. The TPI, or turns per inch, is noted by the manufacturer. Most styles have a TPI that ranges from 3.5 to 6.0. Good quality carpeting that has a high TPI resists crushing. Carpets with tightly twisted fibers, particularly those with a TPI greater than 6.0, have a casual look.
Luxury carpet in Watseka, IL from Kingdon's Home Center

Your carpet experts in Watseka

It’s easy to find the best carpet in Watseka! Stop by Kingdon's Home Center, which also provides installation services in eastern Illinois communities like Watseka, IL, Crescent City, IL, Iroquois, IL, Gilman, IL, Gilman, IL, Milford, IL, Kentland, IN, Onarga, IL, Ashkum, IL, and Donovan, IL. In addition to flooring, you can find appliances, furniture, Schrock cabinets, and Sealy mattresses in our showroom. We invite you to stop by and see all our carpet flooring options.