Carpet is among the most popular choices for flooring in homes. It provides warmth and comfort, while adding beauty and style. When shopping for the perfect carpet for your space, factors come in to play such as lifestyle, the use of the space, and what you want the overall style to be. Here are a few things to think about when making your decision:
Room Traffic: One of the most important things to consider is what types of traffic and activity will occur in the room. Will there be a lot of people walking back and forth across the carpet? Will children occupy that room a lot?
Color: Carpet can be basic colors (tans, off-white, grey) or it can be bold designs or colors that act as a focal point. Light carpet colors, depending on the shade, can hide almost anything!
Style: Besides selecting a color to match the style and personality of your room, a major consideration should be the style of carpet you choose. Some popular styles include:
- Plush carpet is one of the most popular styles on the market today. Well-constructed and durable, plush carpeting features a denser weave made from either organic, or a blend of fibers. The result is a soft carpet that is a cozy covering for any room in your home.
- Berber: Berber features large, uncut loops varying in size. This style usually has different loop heights to create unique pattern effects. The fibers are typically nylon or wool, and come in natural, earthy tones.
- Patterned: Patterned carpeting is a combination of both cut and looped fibers, creating limitless options for textures and designs. The varied pile levels create patterns and add definition to any room.
- Frieze: Frieze carpeting features long fibers with more twists and a crimped textured appearance. The twisted strands of a frieze carpet help hide footprints and vacuum marks but also gives a room a more casual look.
Choosing the right carpet can be a pretty weighty decision. If you consider the factors above and take your time when carpet shopping, you will be able to make a decision you’ll be happy with for years to come!
At Carpet One Floor and Home, our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come. Call 703-298-8876 to schedule your free in-home consultation or visit one of our showrooms.
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