What Carpet Is The Best Choice For You?
Carpets become a part of the family once you buy the perfect one, take it home and roll it out on the floor. It’s really important to treat the carpet the best you can so it can treat you the best it can – basically be kind to your carpets, they’ll return the favour! Before you get to taking care of your rug, there is the process of choosing your perfect carpet match. Everyone has a unique house with a unique interior design, and not just any carpet will compliment and match your unique interior design. From rustic, to minimalistic, to ornate, to country – there are carpets to match any and all types of interior design, it just takes a bit of time to research and find the best-fitted carpet for you and your home.
Starting from the bottom, carpet padding is the biggest contributor towards the comfort that comes from carpets. It’s like the foundation of building or like the water of any cooldrink, padding is essential for carpets to be homey, comfortable and soft. For the more intricate rugs with different stitch types and temperamental fibres such as cut pile or cut loop (this means the fibres are literally cut or the fibres are looped as well as cut, respectively) – a thicker, lighter carpet padding is best. For the more firm and durable rugs such as thin loop (which is when thin fibres have uniform height and size and are looped) – a thinner but heavier carpet padding is best. Another general unspoken rule is that carpets that people constantly walk on should have a thinner and firmer carpet padding, carpets that aren’t used as frequently should have thicker and softer carpet padding.
Carpets need to suit the room, so deciding on what carpet style you want is a challenging task that should be given a lot of thought. There are five main carpet styles are plush, Saxony, frieze, textured and Berber. Plush is beautiful and warm but it becomes distorted in colour and design when the fibres are disturbed (such as from footprints or vacuuming). Saxony is a popular sturdy rug with incorporates a more traditional aspect but is still quite versatile and stylish. Frieze has a curly appearance that has less of an elegant style but rather a rustic style while still providing comfort. Textured carpets are fantastic for space that has a lot of action due to its shiny exterior hiding any fibre disturbance. Berber is a common rug that can keep up with a lot of use and reduce the visibility of dirt and fibre disturbance. The style of the carpet is the base for its design, next comes colour, design and size.
Something that must be researched beforehand is what the maintenance for the carpet will be like. Carpets need their required care instructions to last long and look their best. This is why it’s important to be aware of how time consuming your carpet’s maintenance will be, you need to be prepared for it. Carpets vary in how much care they need, there are washable rugs that require very low maintenance and on the other side of the spectrum there are rugs that are more demanding and require a lot of maintenance. Dense, luxurious rugs will most likely require lots of cleaning and upkeep whereas thin, firm rugs will take up a lot less of your time. So if there isn’t time to handle the care carpets need, it isn’t the right fit for you and rather change the rug you want.
Choosing a colour and design that is mutually agreed upon as well as suit the room perfectly proves to be quite the challenge. It best to first try and narrow the search down by deciding on preferred shades that compliment the existing or desired interior design. The first step of figuring out what you want the rug to look like is to think about whether the carpet is the main focus of the room or if it should blend into the room to add to the overall mood and atmosphere of the space. Warm shades such as maroons or golds make rooms feel cozier and inviting, cold shades such as greens or blues creates calmness, and neutral shades make rooms feel bigger and open. The colour of carpets contributes heavily towards the tone of the room so decide wisely on how you want the area to be perceived and used. If the carpet isn’t the main focus of the room, don’t go for a bold, colourful, detailed rug as it will make the room feel cluttered and chaotic – rather go for neutral tones with either subtle designs or a tiny splash of complimenting shades. If the carpet is the focus of the room, be creative with the design and colour you want, just remember to not go overboard with it as it makes rooms look messy.
In a world that is becoming more and more polluted everyday, being sustainable in as many aspects of your life as possible is really important. Believe it or not, carpets can also be eco-friendly while being a stunning piece of a room. A lot of carpets contain synthetic materials that let out harmful compounds that can impact healthy breathing which is an unnecessary health hazard. Carpets can be made from synthetic materials or organic materials. It’s better to buy an organically made carpet because they produce minimal air pollution and usually has a softer feel. Organic carpets are made from things like jute or wool which means that comfort and style isn’t compromised when going sustainable.
Rugs are a personal investment and they need to tick every box on the list of things you want your carpet to be. When an element of a room takes up most of the floor, it impacts the room’s mood and the atmosphere more than what you think – it even impacts your mental state because you need to see it basically everyday. Deciding what carpet is the best choice for you and your house is really important and it needs a lot of thought for you to be truly happy with it. There are obviously things that you need to think about alone during this decision because everyone is unique with different wants and preferences, this makes carpets an artistic outlet – you get to decide on which carpet style to go with, how big it must be, what colours and designs are best, the degree of density and comfort, and a lot more. It’s quite a process but choosing a carpet shouldn’t be impulsive or rushed because that increases the risk of regret and dissatisfaction, so definitely take your time.