When you picture carpeting in your mind, it is likely that what you imagine is a type of saxony. It’s sometimes referred to as “standard” carpeting for a reason. Saxony is one of the most popular types of carpeting amongst homeowners and business owners in the greater Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Jersey Village area, and for good reason. It offers a very desirable mix of traits that can be hard to find in a carpet.
Level Cut Pile
Saxony is a type of cut pile carpeting. This means that the loops that are formed when the carpet fibers are woven into the backing material are cut so that individual strands extend out from the backing. This gives saxony a brush-like and velvety appearance that you’ve likely come to associate with carpet.
The Pros of Saxony
Luxurious: Few carpet varieties offer the soft feel and luxurious comfort that saxony provides. It is sometimes referred to as “plush” carpet for this reason. Saxony offers a level of elegance that people prize in a carpet.
Warm: Saxony is a warm floor covering that will give your room a cozy and inviting feel. It may actually convince you to spend more time on the floor.
Noise Canceling: Saxony has a dense weave that creates a thick pile that is soft and also quiet. It will dampen the sound of foot traffic and also cut down on general noise transfer between rooms.
Versatile: A great thing about saxony is that it is compatible with almost any décor. It’s a sort of middle-of-the-road type of carpet in the best possible way. Whether you are going for a sleek, modern look, or a more classic aesthetic, there will be a kind of saxony that will work for you.
Wide Range of Materials: Saxony’s popularity means that it is widely available and made from a range of fibers. You can find saxony made out of wool, nylon, olefin (polypropylene), and polyester. Each of these materials will offer certain benefits and drawbacks, so you’ll want to get an expert opinion about which is right for you.
The Cons of Saxony
Not Trackless: The major drawback of saxony is that it tends to show footprints and other tracks. If you’ve ever vacuumed saxony carpeting, then you know how the light will reflect off of its surface in different ways depending on the angle of its strands. This is a consequence of its even pile length.
It Will Crush: Over time, heavy objects like furniture will tend to crush saxony’s strands over time. This issue is not unique to saxony – all carpeting is prone to some crushing – but you may notice it a bit more with saxony. Another factor here is what fiber the carpet is made form. Wool and nylon will tend to be more durable and resilient than olefin and polyester.
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