If you watch a lot of HGTV, it would seem that wood flooring is all the rage. And not just traditional hardwoods, wood-look tile and luxury vinyl plank are making a big splash in the home design space.
So, does that mean carpet is dead?
Nope. In fact, many home designers install carpet in new homes and renovations. And many homeowners still prefer carpet in certain rooms. Just not the bathroom. No one likes carpet in the bathroom.
Technology is also changing the carpet game. Manufactures are leveraging advances to develop cutting edge carpet products made from sustainable materials.
New trends are why it’s important to do your research if getting new carpet is on your to-do list for this year. From carpet types to colors and textures, it’s a world that’s ever changing. Let’s take a closer look.
1. Bold Colors
Many of today’s homeowners look beyond the beige and opt for bold statement colors when it comes to their carpet. Instead of understated carpeting that isn’t all that noticeable, bright colors like orange and purple or moody shades of dark gray have become popular on carpets and rugs. Be careful what you choose, though, because bold colors can go out of style quickly.
2. Sustainable Materials
Recycled and sustainable materials in carpets and other floor coverings represent a growing trend toward more eco-friendly homes. They’re available in a wide variety of color and styles. The fact is, most carpet today is made with at least some recyclable material.
3. Carpet Types
Frieze refers to carpet in which each piece is twisted many times to give it an almost curly look (imagine hair in a braid). It’s a new look that promises to stick around a while.
Cut and Loop Carpet
Cut and loop carpet combines straight loops and loops such as Berber. It was a popular style in the 1970s, fell out of favor, but is now making a nice comeback.
Carpet Tile Rugs
The beauty of carpet tile rugs is if one part of the rug gets damaged, you simply replace it with a new tile. There’s also a nearly endless list of options to choose from and it’s easy to create custom rugs by choosing different tiles and linking them together.
4. Integrate Flooring Bases and Coverings
Not all homes are covered entirely with carpet and if that’s the case with your home, you’ll want to think about matching the right type of carpet with the base flooring material – whether it’s hardwood, concrete, laminate, or something else. You’ll create a dynamic look that creates a good flow throughout your house.
5. Carpet Textures
While carpet may seem limited when it comes to texture there are still a lot of choices that you won’t find with standard hard flooring.
Soft, plush carpets that are oh-so-comfortable to walk on haven’t gone completely out of style and are making a comeback. If you like the feeling of pure comfort under your feet, a soft carpet is for you.
Ribbed carpet has been popular in offices over the years but is starting to show up in homes as well. It’s like its name sounds: carpet with little ribs of texture throughout it.
Whether they’re hand-made or not, carpets that have a hand-woven look will become increasingly popular.
No matter what style of carpet you have, Carpet Tech of Lubbock, Amarillo, Clovis, Midland/Odessa, and Collin County will make it look its best with their professional cleaning services. Carpet Tech has served the West Texas area for over 20 years.