Finding the Right Carpet for Heavy Traffic

Carpet for a bedroom should be nice and soft, pleasant to stand on with bare feet. But when you’re shopping for carpet for heavier traffic areas, like a busy hallway or by doors leading outside, that carpet would be worn out and useless in two or three years. If you’re looking for ways to keep the area looking nice for longer than that, here are a couple heavy duty materials that carpeting can be made out of. Both of these are extremely durable, and will suit your home for many years to come.

The first one is seagrass, which is an underwater plant grown in eastern Asia. Seagrass is a dense plant material, and when formed into carpet, it is nearly indestructible. Seagrass can be found as either a rolled up floor carpet or a mat, though since seagrass carpet prices are fairly high it’s usually sold in mat form. Also, due to its density it resists stains very well, but that means it also resists dyes too, so it almost exclusively comes in a neutral color.

The other option is sisal, which comes from a plant grown in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Sisal is even stronger than seagrass, to the point that it takes a latex backing to hold it in place, as a normal fabric backing would tear loose fairly easily. Sisal is even rarer than seagrass, so it’s usually sold in the form of sisal carpet tiles, but if you’re looking for something that will give you the maximum amount of protection, and last for years, even with people walking on it in shoes, look no further.

Both of these materials are a bit pricey, but excellent at what they do. Whether you buy sisal or seagrass, feel assured that your floor is going to look great, and no amount of foot traffic is going to ruin the carpet.

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