How To Select Carpeting

Select new carpeting based on color alone and you could end up with a product that will not work well in the home. On the other hand, select carpeting based solely on variety and you could end up with floor covering that does nothing to improve the appearance of the room. Before you select carpeting consider the following types and tips on selecting just the right style, color, and variety for the home. With careful consideration you will love the look of the carpeting you select.

Step 1

Types of Carpeting

When looking to select the right carpeting to cover the floors in your home, two basic styles comes to mind. You will discover loop-pile varieties and cut-pile varieties, and the differences go far beyond the initial appearance. Cut-pile types are obviously cut instead of connected like loop-pile varieties. The specific types can be a little confusing, but with a little knowledge on how to select carpeting, the process will be much easier than walking into a flooring store not knowing anything about some of the most popular types.

Step 2

Popular Loop-Pile Carpeting

Carpets with tightly wound looped pile will stand up to heavy foot traffic, but it has its downfalls. Looped pile varieties such as Berber tends to snag, and a small snag that is not immediately noticed can turn into a major problem that can spread like a small run in hosiery that goes from waist to toe. However, in a home without pets or kids it can last for years without a single snag and continue looking as good as new. It is available in level or sculpted patterns and in solid colors, mainly neutral and flecked varieties. Berber is not nearly as popular as it once was. 

Step 3

Sisal carpeting is a very popular choice.

If a low-pile loop is your preference but you are wary of snags, this variety is more durable than Berber. It is synthetic but it looks and feels like natural fibers. You will find sisal carpeting in solid colors and mottled varieties. Select this type in a room with high traffic.  

Step 4

Popular Cut-Pile Carpeting

Frieze is one of the most popular cut-pile types of carpeting, and it is found countless new homes. It is the shag of the decade, and the long twists of yarn fall in every which direction. Vacuum lines and indentations are not apparent with this type of carpeting, and it comes in many different colors. Select this variety and you will have one of the latest and most popular styles. It is in high demand and is very chic.  

Step 5

Popular Cut-Pile Carpeting

Frieze is one of the most popular cut-pile types of carpeting, and it is found countless new homes. It is the shag of the decade, and the long twists of yarn fall in every which direction. Vacuum lines and indentations are not apparent with this type of carpeting, and it comes in many different colors. Select this variety and you will have one of the latest and most popular styles. It is in high demand and is very chic.  

Step 6

Plush or Velvet Variety

When looking for carpeting for a formal space that is not a high-traffic area, select a plush or velvet variety. It will show vacuum marks and footprints, but it is beautiful in the right setting, and it feels exceptionally soft and luxurious. Select this type for a formal living room or an elegant guest bedroom.

This article was provided by Lisa Jordan who writes for Metal-Wall-Art.com - a site carrying quality metal wall art and nautical wall art
 

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