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Carpet

 Today’s carpet styles, colours and textures blend well with any home decor and with a variety of other flooring products.

From traditional to country, from casual to formal, you can always find a carpet that will complement any interior setting and give you years of beauty and performance.

Carpet remains the most popular floor covering choice for many homeowners for a variety of reasons:

  • Adds warmth and is soft under feet and easier on children’s knees.
  • Much quieter than hard surfaces floors.
  • Comes in a wide variety of colors, tones and hues.
  • Can hide many sub-floor irregularities that would not be permitted with hard surfaces floors.
  • Can go over a variety of substrates and on all grade levels, even concrete slabs in basements.
  • Economical and installation costs are generally less than some of the hard surface products.

Basic Carpet Styles

Basically there are two types of carpets: Loop weaved and cut pile carpets. The use of these weaves will determine the feel, softness and look of each carpet.

Loop piles have individual strands or fibres pulled through the carpet backing twice thus creating small loops which is what you will be walking on. Cut piles use a similar weave which is cut at the top, leaving tufts of fibres standing up.

Modern carpets may use several types creating a variety of geometric patterns, sculpted effects, color combinations and textures.

Cut Pile Carpets

Carpets using cut piles often have better durability. The loops can be sheared differently thereby creating a different look and feel. Cut pile carpets come in the following five varieties:

Carpet Textured LoopPlush carpets are cut several times which produces a smooth, soft, velvet look and a luxurious feel. It will give your room a more formal, traditional and elegant look. They are typically used in living rooms, bedrooms or formal dining rooms. Be aware that they show footprints and vacuum marks.

Saxony Carpets are similar to plush carpets but without the smoothness. Their softness is produced with tightly twisted fibres which are then straightened with heat.

Textured carpets are very popular. They are produced by twisted and crimping the fibres to create a multi-color effect that won't show footprints and vacuum marks. It is often used in moderate to high traffic areas such as living rooms.

Shag carpets used to be very popular and their casual appearance is desirable to many shoppers today. Shag carpets use a longer tuft and thicker yarn.

Frieze is a tightly twisted carpet with short, curly fibres often used to create stylized carpet patterns. It is a carpet of high durability and very good wearability making it a good choice for high traffic areas anywhere in your home.

Loop Pile Carpets

These types of carpets use a short, dense pile which helps block dirt and are well suited for high traffic areas. They may employ a longer loop which gives the carpet a more luxurious look. Loop pile carpets are used in the following construction:

Berber carpets use thick, bulky yarn fibres and have a flecked look which can help hide traffic marks. They are available in many tones and patterns, in either wool or synthetic yarns. This is a great all-purpose carpet and ideal for casual and active family rooms.

Sisal is another popular carpet type that has a tough, tighter and grassy weave. They have a stiff, rugged feel.

Cable carpet style offers a casual look that is constructed of thicker, typically longer twisted yarn fibres. This carpet is very comfortable underfoot and beautiful in a bedroom or living room. It is better suited for rooms without a lot of activity. It can matte and crush with heavy foot traffic so it is not recommended for stairs, hallways and other busy areas in your home.

Cut & Loop Carpets

Cut & Loop carpets are a combination of cut and looped yarns that create carpets with unique characteristics. The cut and looped yarns create pattern effects by the variation in surface textures. These carpets perform well in heavy traffic areas and do a good job of hiding stains. These carpets are used in casual and traditional rooms and are available in many patterns including fun geometrics and formal botanicals.

Colour

Colour has a big impact on any room in the home. Lighter coloured carpet will usually visually expand the room. Darker carpeting will seem to bring the walls closer together, and create a more intimate feeling. Neutral colors are a good choice if you expect to frequently change the decorating scheme, or if you’re trying to incorporate a lot of existing furniture. Using a neutral coloured, good quality carpet is a good idea if the home will be resold any time soon. It’s easier for a prospective buyer to imagine their furniture in a room that is decorated with neutral colors.

Fibre Comparison

Carpet FriezeFibre is the basic ingredient of any carpet. The type of fibre used and the way the carpet is constructed determines how well the carpet will stand up to daily traffic, spills and pets. There are four basic types of carpet pile fibres:

Nylon: The most popular carpet fibre because of its exceptional durability, versatility and pricing.

Polyester: This fibre is soft to the touch and is an excellent choice for many residential applications.

Olefin (Polypropylene): This fibre is naturally stain/fade resistant. It is favourably priced for both indoor and outdoor applications and resists static electricity. Many Berbers are made of olefin.

Wool: Wool is a natural fibre with moderate soil and stain resistance. It is a more costly application but provides a beautiful and luxurious appearance.

Blends: A wool/nylon blend combines the superior look and comfort of wool with the durability of nylon. Acrylic/olefin and nylon/olefin are other popular blends, offering good characteristics of each fibre.

Each style’s features, qualities and performance capabilities should be carefully considered to make the right choice for your home.




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