In Freehold, New Jersey and the greater Monmouth and Ocean County area, one of the most popular types of flooring is carpet. Why is carpet flooring so popular in this region? Besides the fact that the design options are nearly limitless, carpet offers unmatched insulation and comfort for Freehold homeowners.
Before you contact us to start your next carpet project, it’s always a good idea to brush up on some of the must-know carpet terms, so that you can make the best decision for your home and family. One of the most common terms you’ll encounter is “broadloom.” Read on to learn what broadloom is and to find out what it means for you.
What is Broadloom Carpet Flooring?
Nowadays, the word “broadloom” describes any kind of carpet that is machine-woven on a wide loom, and it refers to nearly all the carpet being manufactured and sold around the world. Broadloom comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and pile heights (the height of the fibers that form the carpet’s surface). The materials used to make broadloom carpets range from natural fibers such as sisal and wool, to manmade materials such as nylon and acrylic.
While the broadloom carpets of the past were painstakingly woven by hand, most broadloom carpets are now made with sophisticated equipment in high-volume manufacturing facilities. These carpets are manufactured in widths of 6, 12, 13 and 15 feet.
Who Uses Broadloom Carpeting?
Everyone! Believe it or not, nearly 60% of the 19.3 billion square feet of flooring in businesses and homes around the world is carpet! While it’s most common to find broadloom as wall-to-wall carpet (which covers the whole surface of a room), broadloom can also be cut into smaller pieces to become area rugs.
Start Your Next Carpet Flooring Project
Floor Coverings International Monmouth County is proud to offer our neighbors a free, in-home consultation. Schedule a convenient consultation at your home to talk with our expert staff, browse our huge selection, and to learn more about how broadloom carpet might fit into your Freehold home. And don’t forget that we also serve the greater Monmouth and Ocean County area! Get started today!
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