One barrier that many Belleville homeowners encounter when they’re considering new carpet flooring is that there’s an overabundance of odd terminology surrounding this simple product. How do you even begin choosing a carpet for your home when you’re mired in questions about confusing carpet jargon?

One of our goals at Floor Coverings International Metro East is to make sure that our customers have as much information as possible. We want you to feel confident that you’re making an informed choice about what’s best for your home and family. Today, we’re decoding one of the most familiar pieces of jargon in the carpet flooring industry: broadloom. Read on to find out what it means and why it matters to you!

What Is Broadloom Carpeting?

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Simply put, broadloom carpeting is any textile woven on a large loom (opposed to a hand-loom one might use to make smaller decorative pieces), including wall-to-wall carpet and area rugs.

However, it’s good to know that people tend to use the word “broadloom” as a generic term for referring to standard rolls of carpet that are at least 12 feet wide (though some sources consider much smaller textiles, in the range of 54 inches, to count as a type of broadloom).

The main thing to know is that broadloom is typically seamless, or has very few seams. This is in contrast to a style like carpet squares (a.k.a carpet “tiles”) which are installed in smaller individual pieces with many seams.

Advantages of Broadloom Carpet for Belleville Homes

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Why choose broadloom for the carpet in your Belleville home? The goal of a broadloom textile is to cover as much space as possible with the fewest number of seams for maximum comfort and uniformity of appearance. That means that when you have a broadloom carpet in your Belleville home, you can count on it being extremely comfortable underfoot and adding an attractive design element to your space. You’ll also enjoy the added benefit of noise and temperature insulation that comes with quality textiles like the ones we offer at Floor Coverings International Metro East.

Start Your Next Carpet Flooring Project

If you still have carpet questions, get in touch with the pros at Floor Coverings International Metro East. Our mobile showroom travels to wherever you are in the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville area so that you can browse products and talk to a design professional from the comfort of your home. Get customized carpet flooring solutions delivered right to your front door! Schedule your free in-home estimate today!

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