Choosing Carpet | Going Beyond Beige

Choosing Carpet | Going Beyond Beige

With so many options available for flooring these days, it’s easy to overlook carpet when choosing the right surface for your home. Many clients think of carpet as beige, bland, and boring. There are lots of boring ways to do carpet, but carpet has also come a long way since the shag of the 1970s. Carpet is also good for energy efficiency; it warms and insulates your rooms and can help cut your heating bill.

Carpet Design Trends

One of the biggest trends in carpet right now is a textured look. Texture adds depth and keeps your carpet from just being a dull afterthought. Textured designs can add visual interest, yet still be neutral enough to match a wide variety of décor. By adding texture, carpet can go way beyond basic beige.

Patterned carpet is another way to keep your floor fresh. Patterns can range from bold and eye-catching designs to more elegant and timeless patterns. A patterned carpet can complement nearly any style of décor from traditional, to farmhouse, to modern and is a perfect accent for a formal living room, office, or dining room.

If you’re looking for something plusher, ACo carries carpeting in a variety of thicker and softer styles. You’ll find many samples in our showroom of carpet with a lush, luxurious feel that is perfect for a bedroom, and they come in a wide range of designs and colors. Don’t you want your feet to hit something warm and soft first thing in the morning?

Six Essential Types of Carpet

While trends are a great place to start when you are choosing carpet, there are other factors to consider. So, let’s also take a look at the 6 essential types of carpet on the market.

Textured carpet is very dense and has a tailored look. It’s a very popular choice because it minimizes vacuum marks and footprints. It’s great for any area of the home, but especially for those with high traffic.

Saxony carpet is a more formal, traditional style. This plush style is best suited for areas like the master bedroom or a formal dining room and will show footprints and vacuum tracks.

Cable carpet, also known as shag carpet, is a very comfortable style made of thicker, longer yarn. This type of carpet works best in a bedroom or living room, and also makes a lovely area rug.

Loop carpet is also known as Berber, and it’s a durable, functional choice. This carpet minimizes traffic patterns and works well in any area of the home.

Frieze carpet is a casual style that’s great for any room in your home, especially active areas. Each strand of this carpet is wound so tightly that the end curls over, and it minimizes footprints and other traffic markings.

Cut & Loop carpet uses both cut and looped yarn to create a pattern. The variety of patterns available means you have almost endless options for your home. This is a very durable choice that is perfect for adding style to a bedroom or living area.

There is no time like the present to get new carpet in your home. We’ve got carpets that fit every budget, style, and function, so you’re sure to find something you love. Stop by the ACo showroom to see samples of our carpeting in person and talk with one of our designers about choosing carpet to fit your situation. You can contact us to schedule a free in-home design consultation, or visit our guide to flooring if you are still considering what’s the right type of flooring for you.


Images featuring carpet from Shaw Floors


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