What To Look For When Picking Out A CarpetWritten by Lee Dobbins
Carpets are available in all styles and colors, but when shopping for carpeting, you should try to buy best quality carpet for money. Even if you are on a tight budget, don’t skimp on your carpeting or your carpet pad as quality products will last longer, wear better and even save you money in long run!
Most modern carpets are made from either nylon, polyester or olefin. The nylon is strongest and also most widely used. While nylon will never actually wear down to treads, it can fade and get scrubby looking. Buying proper padding for your carpet and having it treated with a stain resistant treatment will help it to last longer.
So how do you tell if a rug is of good quality?
One easy test is to look at density of rug. This means thickness and closeness of pile or each strand of fiber. The closer fibers, better quality. Stick your finger into rug or bend it to see if you can feel or see mesh – less you can feel or see, better rug! Another factor in a quality rug is twist level or number of twists in 1 inch length of fiber. The more twists better.
Use Your Floor To Enhance Your DécorWritten by Lee Dobbins
Your flooring is a vital part of your decorating scheme.
You want your floor to blend into your rooms decor and enhance it, not detract from it so you need to put in a flooring that is appropriate to style of room. If you have a shabby chic style room, you’ll want soft flooring such as wall to wall in a matching color or oriental style area rugs over hard wood floors – nothing too harsh or sharp in pattern. A modern or retro style might go great with a bold splashy area rug. A contemporary style might look good with a simple rug over hard wood floors.
When selecting flooring, pick out a color and pattern that goes with colors of your furniture, wall coverings and window treatments. In certain designs, a complimentary color looks nice on floor, but you don’t really want it to stand out too much so something that blends is usually best. If you can, take home samples and put them up next to walls and furniture to see how it might look.