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Pros and Cons of Carpet

December 29, 2017 Carpet 0
Pros and Cons of Carpet

Pros and Cons of Carpet

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Flooring is a crucial element in any home. The right flooring can help tie the home together. Many people like to think about which particular type of flooring might be right for their needs. One of the most popular choices on the market right now is carpet. Using carpet in a room has pluses and minuses. Think carefully before making your decision. What works on the stairs may not be quite right for the basement. Knowing what you like best in each room can help show off your home’s loveliest features and really make it feel like home.

Many Colors

One advantage of using carpet in your home is that it comes in many colors. You can easily find shades ranging from a deep, dark navy to a brightly colored yellow. Carpeting is an ideal way to add a punch of color to a room. If a room doesn’t get much sunlight, putting in carpet can help make it feel warmer.

Varied Materials

Another advantage of using carpet is that it comes in many types of materials such as wool, silk or cotton. This helps make it durable. Berber carpeting is highly prized in much of the world and is one that many people really like. Over the long term, carpets can easily stand up to many years of wear and tear and still look great.

Easy on the Feet

Carpeting is also pleasant on bare feet. Professional installation with padding provides a layer that separates the carpet from the cold sub-floor. A carpeted room makes an ideal place for a baby or toddler. Parents need not worry about the child falling and hurting himself. Soft flooring is also suited for bedrooms as it can help provide a layer of protection against the cold. It also helps block out noise.

Works with Other Materials

Homeowners can use carpeting with other types of flooring. For example, they can use it on the bottom part of the stair riser while the top part is covered in wood. A homeowner can choose to place the carpeting in the center of the room while the rest of the area is tiled. Carpeting blends in well with other kinds of materials including stone and concrete.

Needs Careful Handling

While using carpeting has many advantages, there are a few drawbacks. Carpeting requires cleaning at least once a year to help remove any deep dirt particles. Stains such as red wine need to be removed quickly as soon as they happen to help avoid long term effects. Carpeting also needs to be professionally installed by those who have been trained to lay it so it will remain in place. However, when correctly handled, it makes an ideal flooring choice in any room.

For a free in-home estimate, call Floors Touch today at 214-326-0100. Our professionals will happily bring the warmth and comfort of carpet to your home.

 

2017 Hottest Trends in Flooring

December 14, 2017 Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile Image 0
2017 Hottest Trends in Flooring

Happy New Year!

With the New Year comes with new goals and new trends. Trends in floorings do not often change like home decor or clothing, but we are in a moment of rapid evolution thanks to advancing technologies. The following are best flooring trends that we saw in 2017.

Hardwood

Wood tile is another hot trend. The wood floor looks natural with with knots, grain, and warm color rather than the cold rock looking surface of other floors. It is ideal for bathrooms.

Especially Grey Hardwood

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Top trends of 2017

There is nothing incredible calming than neutral and muted grey whether the installation is on walls, floor or textiles. Grey hardwood is not new on the market, but it is gaining popularity and is expected to continue trending upwards in 2017. It has a well-punctuated colors such as forest green, dark turquoise or fire engine red.

Carpet & Rugs

Alright, we will admit that while carpet might not be the best idea for the kitchen, or the bathroom, but it is so nice to set your feet down on a nice plush soft carpet or rug. While hard floors have become wildly popular now what we are seeing is an increase in usage of area rugs. They add color and character to the room, and adding a round rug to a square room will actually make the room look larger and give the room a little more dimension.

Tile Flooring

Stone floor adds timeless elegance and natural beauty to your home. It naturally comes from the earth, making each floor unique with its natural variations. It is an excellent option for durability and luxury. The prices are incredibly low and have a wide range of selection ranging from slate, marvel, granite, and travertine. It is no doubt that it will trend in 2017 and beyond.

 

Laminate Flooring

The laminate style is trendy among many homeowners. It is a synthetic fiber which has two thin sheets of paper incorporated with melamine. It looks like a natural wood or stone, but it is a grain that has a covering of a transparent protective layer. It is trending because it is easy to install and affordable. Additionally, laminate floor is easy to clean and do not require regular maintenance.

For guidance on what floors will work best for your space come in and talk with our pros, give us a call at (214) 326-0100, or visit our website.

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