Soft and warm underfoot, carpet is the flooring of choice and
the foundation of a decorating plan for many homes. Carpet
provides wonderful comfort making it a great choice for bedrooms,
living areas, and also has the advantage of being a very good heat
and noise insulator.
Ultimately your carpet should suit the way you live your life,
your home and your family. And it comes in an exhaustive
range of colours, textures and patterns, giving you plenty of
choice to help you achieve the look you want.
With all of that choice, picking the right carpet for you can be
a daunting task. So that you are making an informed decision
these are some of the factors most people take into
consideration: colours, styles, fibres.
Colour can set the tone for your décor, they can be bold and
contrasting or subtle and neutral. Light colours are
expansive and airy, they make rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark
colours are sophisticated and warm; and will give your room a more
To get a true idea of the colour make sure you take home samples
and view them under a variety of conditions, at the end of the
hallway, under bright light, at night and of course next to your
favourite piece of furniture.
TIP: when choosing your carpet, keep in mind that carpet can
appear up to 20% lighter when laid on the floor than they appear in
Carpets come in three main styles that each give their own look
and feel to a room. What sort of lifestyle you have an what
you want to achieve with the room will impact which of these is
best for you.
Here the pile yarn is pushed in and out of the backing to form a
loop, creating a soft even pile. This can end up giving
a causal or classic look depending on the style.
Loop pile carpets are durable, easy to care for and don't show
footprints. This makes them well suited to busy homes or those with
If the loops are at different heights, this will create a
This texture can create added interest in a room, but also
doesn't show footprints making it a great option for busy
In cut pile carpets, the loop ends are cut so the piles stand
upright. This gives a more tailored appearance and luxurious
Cut pile carpets can vary from a hard twist where the fibres are
twisted and sealed so it is more resistant to flattening, to a long
loose pile such as a shag pile carpet.
Or it can be a soft plush pile carpet that has a smoother velvet
type finish. All of these carpets may "track" or "shade" as
the pile moves creating lighter and darker areas.
This happens with every cut pile carpet, it is not a
manufacturing fault and you should fully consider this when you buy
a cut pile carpet.
Here manufacturers use a combination of the above techniques to
create sculpted and distinctive contrast between the loop and cut
pile. Patterns created can vary from the bold and dramatic to
the more subtle and classic.
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