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Carpet - Still a Popular Choice for Flooring

Apr 25, 2008
One of the best choices for floor coverings is carpet. Why? Because it's available in many styles, textures and colors and it's usually less expensive than other types of flooring. It's also suitable for residential, remodels and commercial settings. Carpet comes in many different styles such as: Loop, Frieze, Pattern, Texture, Saxony and Cable. Each of these styles are unique in both construction and characteristics.

Cable - Cable carpeting possesses a bold, chunky look to it because it is constructed with a "fat" yarn system. Because of this, it is extremely functional and long-lasting particularly in high traffic rooms such as: dens and family rooms. For a more modern look, cable would be the style of choice.

Saxony - A Saxony carpet is a cut pile carpet with a smooth, level finish that has a rich, elegant look. Saxony is perfect for an area such as a formal dining room or living room. Keep in mind a Saxony carpet will tend to show footprints and vacuum marks more readily than other types of carpet.

Texture - If you are looking for a carpet that will work in any room in your home, you may want to check out a Texture style of carpet. Texture is very low maintenance which means you will not see the footprints or vacuum cleaner marks. This is why it is one of the most popular styles of carpet.

Frieze - One of the tighter weaves that is available is called Frieze. The yarns used to make this style of carpet are more tightly twisted than other styles. This makes is very resistant to crushing and matting which makes it longer lasting in high traffic areas.

Loop - A carpet style that is extremely hard-wearing for your home, or work place, is known as a Loop style which is also called a Berber. This style is tends not to exhibit traffic marks like other styles. Because of this, it makes a great carpet for family rooms and kitchen areas. If you are looking for an extremely long-lasting carpet for your your work place, waiting room, reception area or lobby then check into a commercial level loop. Because of its lastingness, it would make an exceptional style for this type of area.

Pattern - If you are searching for a more elegant style for a master bedroom, living room or dining room then you might want to consider a Pattern style. Patterns can be cut pile or loop or a combination of both and are available in bold or more subtle designs.

There are many different styles, colors, textures and price points of carpet on the market today. Hopefully, this article has been able to at least narrow down your choices so that you can pick the right style for what your room requires.
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About the Author: Floor Craft has been selling carpet in Colorado Springs beginning in 1942. Please check out our website or store if you would like information or would like to see various flooring samples.
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