Carpet is one of the most popular flooring materials. It is soft, warm, and comfortable, and can be relatively easy to maintain in both residential and commercial spaces. Available in both tiles and rolls, some carpeting does suffer from staining issues. Carpet also needs to be replaced periodically depending on the level of foot traffic in the area where it is to be used.
What are the current trends in carpet?
Soft touch carpeting or the tough-stuff? The beauty of today’s home is that it will accommodate both. While hard surface flooring materials, such as Laminate Flooring or Hardwood Flooring, and Luxury Vinyl Flooring offer a clean, modern finish to interiors, the comfort, warmth, and simplicity offered by carpet guarantees its enduring popularity.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of tossing off your shoes and sinking your toes into a luxurious extremely plush pile or the look of beautifully designed carpet to complement all of your home’s furnishings. And if you choose a quality product and look after it properly, it will perform well for years.
Where you decide to lay your carpet will determine the style, color, and texture you choose – taking into consideration the area’s use, your budget and your home’s furnishings. Advances in technology and creative design now mean there is a carpet to suit, whether you’re looking for an understated neutral or want to make a bold statement with contemporary patterning.
Fiber is the basic material that a carpet is made of. 90% of all carpet today is made of synthetic fibers, typically nylon, polypropylene or polyester. 70% of synthetic carpet is made of nylon fibers which perform well in appearance, heat/soil/stain resistance and wear. The rest, including the popular Berber, is natural fiber, like wool and cotton. Wools for today’s carpet typically come from New Zealand, Argentina and the UK. Wool is the most expensive carpet fiber. You can find more information here: www.wfca.org
There are many different types of carpet offered today: For a detailed description of all of these types please refer to the following website: www.wfca.org