Comfortable, colorful, and versatile. There are many reasons why carpet is one of the most popular and most affordable types of floor covering.
There's nothing like the soft feel of a nice carpet. Warm in winter and cool in summer, it makes any room more inviting as a place to relax with friends … a place for the kids to play … a cozy, yet stylish place to feel at home. Plus, with so many styles and colors to choose from, it's easy to find the right carpet for every décor and every taste.
There are three basic types of carpeting — Cut Pile, Loop Pile, and Cut & Loop Pile. Pile refers to the fiber yarns which are tufted or sewn into the backing. How these yarns are cut and twisted helps determine the texture and durability of the carpet. In addition, most of the fibers are either synthetic or natural wool, which offer varying degrees of wear and stain resistance.
Carpet is also one of the easiest types of flooring to install and maintain. The easy-care features of today's advanced stain resistant carpets allow you to enjoy a beautiful floor for many years. Simply vacuum regularly, clean up spills promptly, and have your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.
Carpet Style Recommendations
Formal or casual, carpet can add a warm feel to any room. Of course, not every style of carpet is designed for every type application. Read below for recommendations to help you select the best styles for your needs.
- For formal settings, Saxony carpets have a smooth texture with a luxurious look and feel for a classic and elegant decor.
- For versatility in casual situations, durable carpet styles like Texture, Frieze and Berber wear well in playrooms, workrooms, basements and other active areas.
- For an upscale contemporary look Pattern Cut Pile carpets have a sculptured pattern which are ideal for use in family rooms and dens.
- For family rooms or other casual rooms where people are on the floor a lot, Cable carpet has a thick, soft texture that is comfortable underfoot.