Features and Benefits
Carpet is by far the most popular and versatile floor covering solution on the market. And it’s easy to see why.
Décor versatility: Enhance your décor style – whether you're matching or reinventing it – with the diverse selection of available carpet types, featuring a variety of colors and surface textures.
Warmth: Experience the feeling of warmth and inclusion with soft cushioning underfoot.
Safety: Protect your family by providing a slip-free floor surface.
Insulation: Homes with carpets are cooler in summer, warmer in winter and much quieter – now that’s comfort!
Ease of maintenance: A good vacuum cleaner, a periodic professional clean and prompt attention
to spills is all you need to keep your carpet looking like new.
Value for money: With the wide range of carpet types available, there is a solution for practically every budget and décor need.
Creating the Look
Styles and Constructions: There are two basic carpet constructions: cut pile and loop pile carpet (they can also be combined in one surface design to create a cut and loop construction). Pile and loop carpet constructions can also produce a vast range of different surface effects that are known as ‘styles’.
Cut Pile Carpet Styles include Plush, Velvet, Saxony, Frieze, Shag, Twist, Hard Twist, Heather Twist.
Loop Pile Carpet Styles include Level Loop, Sisal, Cord, Multilevel Loop, Textured Loop.
There are many different types of carpet and like any fashion, carpet trends come and go. So don’t necessarily select the style that’s in this month’s home furnishing magazine. Some types of carpet are more functional than others, so consider where the carpet will be laid – in a heavy traffic area like the family room or a hallway, or in a lighter traffic area such as a dining room or spare bedroom. Also, think about the ambiance of the room. Are you creating a contemporary space, a formal look or something cosy or functional? Talk to your retailer about the décor impact you are trying to achieve and the likely traffic levels. They will assist you in selecting the best style and type of carpet for your home.