Carpets are not restricted to one type and style, choosing the right one can be a difficult task. As with any other type of flooring you need to think about where in the home it is going to be laid. In this article we breakdown the different types of carpets and what their advantages are so you can make the right choice.
Twist pile carpets are hardwearing and easy to maintain and are ideal for high traffic areas in the home such as the hallway, stairs and landing. They are created from yarn and as the name would indicate have been tightly twisted together and come in plain or heathered styles. The heathered style is perfect for these areas because they are less likely to show marks given the different colours and shades - there are plenty of patterns to choose from.
Saxony carpets are commonly used in bedrooms and dining rooms as they provide additional warmth which is great news for reducing the cost of heating bills. The carpets are like a shag pile and it is luxurious and dense. For this reason, they are not recommended for areas in the home with a high footfall as they can leave footprints and flatten more easily than other piles. But for sheer comfort, there is no better carpet.
If you are looking for a style of carpet that can handle the day-to-day wear and tear of busy rooms then loop pile carpets could be a good choice. These styles of carpet are perfect if you have children and pets as they will not show stains as easily - one downside is that pets’ claws might get caught in the loops. On the plus side, you won’t need to do as much vacuuming.
Looking to impress your guests and family then velvet carpets have all the style and elegance to create that wow factor. They are suitable for areas with moderate amounts of footfall such as bedrooms or formal rooms. Velvet carpets can be more expensive than other types, but they are well worth it given their overall texture and feel which is soft and luxurious - this is a deluxe carpet which has both comfort and style.
Natural carpets are great for the environment and hard-wearing which is perfect for just about any area in the home. They use different materials including wool, coir, jute, seagrass and sisal. One disadvantage is that they offer little resistance to stains, so you need to be careful where they are laid, so make sure you choose a colour that is going to be practical for areas with heavy use.
If you would like more information about which type of carpet is for you, then get in touch with one of the team here at Carpets & Flooring Ltd. We can help you find the right style and colour to transform the interior of your home.