Just remember this: when selecting carpet, thicker is not always better. What you need to look at is the construction of the carpet. You want a tight twist in each yarn, not loose and frayed at the end. Like the hair commercial on TV, you don’t want split ends in your carpet either! A firm, dense pile is also the mark of a quality carpet. How to check the density? Bend a corner of the carpet and see how much backing shows. The more backing you see, the less dense and durable the carpet. And for high traffic areas, consider lower profile carpets that won’t have the potential to matte and crush. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. To start at the beginning, check out our construction story that follows—and happy learning!