When you want a homey atmosphere with a warm, cozy feel underfoot, you want carpet. It comes in hundreds of styles, colors and textures — so there’s a perfect carpet style for every room. And carpet has lots of practical benefits.
Like energy efficiency. Carpet can help reduce the transfer of heat and cold through floors, maintaining a more even room temperature.
Carpet also absorbs sound, so it’s a great choice for stairs, playrooms, apartments, or rooms facing busy streets.
And contrary to popular opinion, even people with allergies can enjoy carpet. When carpet is properly maintained, it can trap allergens in the fibers, keeping it out of the air. Vacuum regularly and have it professionally cleaned every 6 months for best results.
Not sure what carpet colors or styles are best for your space? Make an in-home shopping appointment to look at carpet samples next to your furniture. Or visit a showroom to get expert advice from one of our flooring specialists. We’re here to help you select the right floor for you.
All carpets start as looped fibers. Some are kept looped, and others are trimmed. In Berber styles, the loops are knotted for a distinctive look.
Patterned carpets are made of fibers in different colors or heights. They add character to a room, and some patterns may be helpful in disguising spills.
Twisting fibers can add dimension and a softer feel to carpet. Flecked textures and similar styles are popular because they minimize visible soil or vacuum marks.
Traditionally, carpet is made of Wool. While some people prefer the feel of this natural fiber, modern carpet manufacturers also use fibers such as Nylon, Polyester, Acrylic, Triexta, and Polypropylene/Olefin. Your carpet specialist can show you samples of these different fibers and help you decide which one is better for your needs.