Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Space, Part 2

When choosing the right carpet for your new space, it is important to consider all the factors that may be involved. You’re not just looking for beauty, you should also be considering durability and cleanability. Luckily, there are types of carpets that can accomplish all of these ideals! Today, we have some more options for choosing the right carpet for your space. Read on to find out more. Textural Stripe Wall-to-wall textural stripe carpet is a great choice for introducing a subtle yet graphic pattern to a space. Depending on the orientation of your carpet, the textural contrast can be played up or down. The key to playing it up is to run it parallel to a room’s entry. Hemp and Sisal These natural fibers are a great carpet alternative if you want to give your space a casual, coastal vibe. These are loved by designers and homeowners for their massage-like feel and their organic look. However, these carpets stain very easily and are not the best choice for homes with small children or pets. To use this effectively, stick with landings, bedrooms, or hallways. Large-Scale Geometric This is the best type of flooring for homeowners with bold taste. Used by designers to add high-energy impact to spaces lacking architectural detail or a real focal point, the boldness of these patterns can be played up or down depending on the chosen contrast. One of the biggest mistakes made when installing this type of carpet is cutting off the pattern when installing it in a small space. This is best used in an oversized room. Small-Scale Geometric These smaller patterns are more subdued than large-scale geometrics and may read as a slight textural contrast from afar. However, closeup, the pattern’s effect is clearly visible. When it is used in large rooms, small-scale geometric carpet can looked cluttered and busy, making this flooring a better choice for small areas such as bedrooms, landings, hallways, and staircases. Mohair This type of carpet is intended for homes that need an extra layer of warmth, particularly those in cold or harsh climates. It is ideal for making a space feel cozy and warm, but it is known for its tendency to shed, which will require frequent vacuuming using a carpet brush. Before considering wall-to-wall mohair, test its itchiness by holding it up to arms, legs, and necks to see if your skin has a negative reaction. Tone-on-Tone Pattern This carpet is known for longevity. While many patterns achieve their effect through contrast in color, tone-on-tone patterns will rely on the carpet’s weave and texture. To get the most out of your money, stick with neutral colors that are likely to coordinate well with a variety of different palates. A few colors to consider: blue-gray, mossy green, dark brown, or taupe. All of these carpets have pros and cons, but understanding them before you install them in your home is the best way to ensure that you get the best deal in your home. If you are concerned about cleaning your carpets, talk to our specialists today.    

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