April 14, 2017
Top Trends in Carpeting
Forget your grandmother’s carpet of yesteryear. With a vast variety of textures, patterns, and colors on the market today — carpet is quickly reemerging as a top choice for designers and homeowners alike. Not only is it soft and cozy underfoot, but today’s carpet makes a bold and stylish design statement. Our Flooring Experts have rounded up some of the top trends in carpeting this year.
Flecked texture carpet is quickly becoming a popular trend in flooring for both it’s stylish look, and ability to hide imperfections. The most current flecked styles not only incorporate beige and gray tones, but also newer neutrals such as greens and blues. This type of carpeting adds depth and texture to a room and easily matches with a variety of furniture and décor.
Browse current styles here: Texture/Plush/Twist
Bright Colors & Patterns
While neutral carpeting will always be in style, bright colors are quickly gaining popularity — especially as a statement for smaller areas in a home. A den or home-theatre room is a great space to play around with bright hues to add a splash of unexpected color.
If bright colors aren’t for you, perhaps consider a patterned carpet. From stripes to diagonals, to geometric shapes — a bold carpet will add personality to an otherwise plain space.
Browse current styles here: Patterns
If you’re not quite ready to commit to wall-to-wall carpeting, consider the infinite possibilities of area rugs. Here you can get really creative — playing around with shapes, colors, patterns, and textures.
The area rug you choose can help define spaces, and set the tone for the entire room. Best of all — you can easily change it out should you ever want to, or take it with you if you move.
Haven’t seen an area rug you like? aHRiteRug Flooring can custom make an area rug that fits your space, tastes and budget. It’s that simple.
Carpet tiles are a fun and affordable way to create a customized design and pattern. A popular choice among DIYers — tiles can be mixed and matched to create unique designs and shapes. The best part of carpet tiles? If any part of your carpet gets dirty or damaged, you can simply replace individual tiles. This makes it a great option for college students and parents of young children.
With thousands of styles and colors to choose from, today’s carpeting is equally stylish as it is comfortable. Ready to carpet? Call one of our Flooring Experts today.
Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator
April 04, 2017
Using Tile To Update Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we solve the toughest algebra problems, bake the sweetest holiday cookies, and share jokes over corn flakes. Life happens in our kitchen, and because of this, it can often take a beating. If your kitchen is in need of a facelift — a simple tile refresh can make all the difference. Here’s how:
Brighten Your Backsplash
Your kitchen backsplash presents a great opportunity to get creative. It’s a chance to play with a variety of colors, textures, and patterns that you might not have otherwise been able to incorporate. Opt for a modern glass tile to create a clean, streamlined look — or a classic subway tile that will never go out of style. Lay your tile in a chevron pattern to yield an unexpected, playful twist — or opt for a unique hexagonal tile with contrasting grout for added interest. The possibilities are endless.
Fix-up Your Flooring
The right tile can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen, whilst adding durability and functionality. Whether you’re looking to create a farmhouse style kitchen with wood-look tile, or a more traditional aesthetic with a marble or travertine — there is a tile for every style and budget. A new tile floor also presents the perfect opportunity to add underfloor heating to the space – ideal for bare feet and long winter months.
Many designers utilize contrasting colors to add style to a kitchen design. Imagine white shaker cabinets, a muted blue tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and dark wood-look tile floors. It is the contrast between the different design elements that makes the space elegant and unique.
Lose Your Upper Cabinets
If your cabinetry is dating your kitchen, but you’re not quite ready to commit to a costly renovation — consider painting out your lower cabinets and removing the uppers. Replace them with a wall of fresh tile and install floating shelves for a stylish and relatively simple kitchen upgrade. The open and airy design will breathe new life into the space, without losing any functionality.
Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator