Tips for Choosing the Right Carpet to Fit Your Space

» Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Carpet | 0 comments

A high-quality carpet can take your floor to a whole new level and transform it from drab to fab. It creates a cozy and nurturing environment because if softens the look of the room and absorbs unnecessary sound. Here are some tips to drop light in your carpet selection. 



This carpet derives its name because of the extra–deep pile that results in a shaggy appearance. This carpet is not ideal for dining place but a smart choice for private spaces like bedrooms and playrooms. It is a great option for homes with kids and pet because its texture hides flaws and is extra comfortable. 

Homeowners will need a heavy duty vacuum to properly clean this type of carpet the thick fibers usually shed a lot during the first month of installation and can quickly clog the filter of a standard vacuum. 

Solid Cut Pile 

This wall-to-wall solid cut pile carpet is the most popular choice for contractors and builders. The name “cut file” is derived from the carpet’s flat look that results from looped fibers being trimmed to the exact height to resemble a flat surface. 

This carpet is also known for its fluffy appearance which makes it appealing to the eyes of families with young children. It is a great choice for homes with a pet because there’s nothing for claws and paws to run into since cut pile carpet tend to be so dense. 

Cut and Loop 

Homeowners interested in subtle patterns are attracted to this type of carpet. Through various levels of sheared top loop and uncut loops, the sculptural face of this carpet is achieved.  Patterns are often made with colors that contrast each other from the same palette making it appear to have been cut directly. This variation helps the carpet to hide every day wear and tear. 

Cut and loop carpet is significantly softer compared to the solid pile but also less durable. This type of carpet is not advisable for homeowners with pets since paws and claws tend to snag into the loops and destroy the carpet easily. If you have this carpet at home is experiencing a hard time cleaning it, hiring professional carpet cleaners is encouraged to prolong the lifespan of your carpet. 

Modular Tiles 

This type of carpet is the best possible choice for active families because it is durable.  Modular tiles are easy to install and comes in a variety of colors and designs. If a tile is soiled, it can just easily be removed and washed up and then put again once it is dry. If a tile is damaged permanently, another can be purchased and replace its place. 

Textural Tiles 

If you want to introduce a subtle yet graphic pattern to your space, wall-to-wall textural stripe carpet is a good choice. This carpet can be played up or down depending on its orientation. The key to maneuver the contrast is by running the carpet parallel to a room’s entry. 

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