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Blog > Nylon vs. polyester: what’s the difference?

Nylon vs. polyester: what’s the difference?

You may have heard a great deal about nylon and polyester during your search for perfect carpeting, which is often spoken of together. However, the difference between the two could be significant for your use, and we're going to tell you more about them in today’s post so read along with us now.

Fibers matter when it’s time to choose carpeting

Fiber choice is significant to the lifespan and durability of your flooring. You'll need a fiber suited to the lifestyle and traffic levels it will be a part of, and we have some information that could help you choose.

Nylon fibers are known for their strength and resiliency, with lots of “bounce back” for areas that see lots of heavy traffic. As one of the most popular fibers, it sees lots of attention, as it’s used to create so many different carpet types.

Polyester offers beautiful color and better stain protection than nylon, which can be important for homeowners with pets or children. It’s also a softer fiber, making it a preferred fiber option in bedrooms, studies, and children’s rooms.

When you're ready to see these fibers in person, be sure to visit our showroom, where our associates will be happy to help you browse. Share your requirements and preferences, and we'll see that you receive the best options.

Find your best carpeting in our showroom

When you visit Tuckers Carpet, you’ll find we are a carpet store that works toward your best results, no matter how large or small your project. We have made a reputation of providing the best materials and services to all our customers and look forward to doing the same for you.

When you visit our showroom in Wilmington, DE, you'll find a browsable inventory of superior materials. We proudly serve residents from Newark, Glasgow, Pennsville, and Claymont, and we look forward to serving you with the best floor covering as well.
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Blog > Carpet 101: style, pile, and fiber

Carpet 101: style, pile, and fiber


The two most important decisions you’ll make when selecting carpeting will affect appearance, performance, and longevity. Learn the pros and cons of each, and you will be guaranteed to choose a quality rug that will last for a long time.

Fiber: The rug’s foundation

Fiber is the material from which the yarns are made, and they come in natural and synthetic versions. Both are excellent choices, and what you decide will ultimately depend on how much you value specific characteristics. While there are acrylics and blends, the five most commonly selected are wool (a natural) and synthetics, including nylon, polyester, olefin, and Triexta.

Style and pile

You’ll hear the words “carpet pile” a lot in our carpet store, but it just refers to how the yarns are looped through the backing, i.e., style. They can either be left entirely uncut, such as level loop and Berber styles or cut into various lengths. These include:

1. Cut-pile: short, even yarns with the ends exposed.

2. Saxony: a cut-pile with longer yarns. The plush version shows footprints and other markings so that it might be best for low-traffic areas. The textured (i.e., trackless) version does not show marketings, so it's suitable for any level of foot traffic.

3. Shag: a high pile with long, loose fibers. Requires extra TLC to clean, so best for low traffic areas, like the bedroom.

4. Frieze: Also a high pile, but the yarns are shorter than the shag and so tightly twisted they curl. This has a casual look and is great for family rooms.

5. Low pile: These rugs have short, tightly woven fibers and are easier to clean and durable. They are often used in offices.

6. Cut and loop: Fibers of various heights create patterns such as geometrics and fun pin-dots.

Operating since 1997, Tuckers Carpets is known for high-quality products and superior installation and repair services. Learn more about carpet floor covering and our other products and services. We’re in Wilmington, DE, convenient to Newark, Glasgow, Pennsville, and Claymont. Come to experience the difference and get a free quote.
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Blog > Laminate- a tried and true material

Laminate- a tried and true material

Laminate in Wilmington, DE from Tuckers Carpet

Laminate has been around for a long time, since the 70s. But just because it is older material doesn't mean that it isn't right for you! It has high durability and ease of maintenance, and it's affordable. It comes in either planks or tiles, and the intensity of how it looks on your floors is fantastic. It can imitate stone, tile, or wood flawlessly. Come by Tuckers Carpet to look at this quality material.

There are essentially two types you can get. The first is the original material, which is not waterproof. However, today, we can make waterproof laminate, and you can get this quality material for the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom without concern for its durability.

Laminate lasts for a long time. The average warranty on a laminate floor is 20 years, sometimes more, depending on how it is cared for and maintained. Don't worry; it can handle children and pets just fine.

How does it look?

The reviews are in, and the looks are unique! Laminate will turn heads, and everyone will all talk about how good your floors look. It can be casual looking, going into the game room or the bedroom. Or it can look formal, going into the dining room and living room, where you entertain guests. Remember, it can look like tile, wood, or stone. It doesn't fade and will continue to look new year after year.

Tuckers Carpet has a goal of helping our customers make the most educated choices they can make for their remodeling projects. We work with you one-on-one to help you make the best selection for your project. Our customers' wants and needs drive us.

Our showroom in Wilmington, DE, has the latest trends in the flooring business. We serve the whole Tri-state area. We serve Wilmington, Newark, Glasgow, Pennsville, and Claymont, DE. Let us help you get the best laminate flooring! Look at what laminate flooring can do for you. Visit us today!
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Blog > Here is why your neighborhood flooring store is the best place to buy carpet

Here is why your neighborhood flooring store is the best place to buy carpet


Purchasing a brand new carpet floor covering is an exciting adventure, bringing you comfort, visual elegance, and a lifespan that can offer you many years of service. But where you purchase this flooring can make all the difference.

The hometown carpet store feel


Big box stores make it easy to come in, browse the aisles and aisles of carpet, and then choose your favorite, all with no “salesperson hassle.” However, it could be that personal touch that makes all the difference for your home.

A neighborhood flooring store takes a personal interest in your needs and then matches you with products and services accordingly. Expertise goes a long way to offer advice on what will work best, based on your in-home traffic levels, your cleaning schedule, and your preferences for décor-matching perfection.

Following this kind of personalized service with a professional flooring installation based on those facts is a great way to ensure your flooring warranty is never voided. But you will also appreciate having a team in place that keeps you up to the task with every step of the process, no matter how short or lengthy, so be sure to visit us and speak with a flooring professional at your convenience.

We offer carpeting you will love


Tuckers Carpet is a neighborhood carpet store that caters specifically to the needs and preferences of each of our customers on a one-on-one basis. Your flooring needs are not like everyone else's, so our sales approach won’t be either.

If you are a resident of Newark, Glasgow, Pennsville, or Claymont, we invite you to visit our showroom in Wilmington, DE, to find the very best options for your home. Our associates will make sure you find the carpeting that meets your needs, so be sure to stop by today to speak with a flooring professional.
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