At Flynn’s Carpet Cents, we take great pride in the work that we do each and every day. If you are looking into getting carpets in your home, then starting here is a great place! Our customers are top priority to us and we would be happy to help you better understand what new carpet entails.
For many homeowners, carpet is the go to choice, and has been for a long time. Over time with all of the new developments of different flooring options, carpet has remained the most popular of them all.
Carpet remains in the top position for many reasons. Carpet is comfortable, easily installed and replaced, exceptionally priced, and has endless options of designs and looks. It actually has more styles to choose from than any other flooring option. Not to mention, carpet adds warmth and quietness to the feel of your home. It is a soft look that no other flooring can provide.
The best part about carpet is the wide range of styles, colors, patterns and textures that are available for you to pick from. This is what makes carpet such an outstanding option for any style of home. Whatever the look may be that you are trying to match to your home, carpet can be used to accent this décor. Carpet is also versatile, making it an excellent choice for smooth transitions to most other types of floors.
Carpet has Many Advantages
- Excellent value.
- Adds warmth.
- Soft on feet and gentle on children’s knees.
- Can be installed in any room in your home, and requires little or no subfloor prep, unlike many hard surface installations.
- Much quieter than hard surface floors when walked on.
- Offered in a wide variety of colors, tones, and shades.
- Easy to decorate with and is available in many patterns and textures.
At the showroom here at Flynn’s Carpet Cents, we have so many examples and options for you to look at that might help you decide if carpet is the right flooring choice for you. Not only that, but by looking at the design options you might be impressed at what all is out there to choose from.
It is easy to understand that as a person shopping for carpet, there can almost be too many choices and can be overwhelming at first. By taking the time to learn some of the basic styles and choices, it can help you gain some foundation of what you do and do not want in your home.
At Flynn’s Carpet Cents, you will learn that the beautiful yet practical styles to even the most formal designs can be seen and are available for you to choose from. The endless designs can be added to any room.
There are three key factors to make sure you are choosing the right type of carpet. By finding the right balance between cost, design, and performance, you will be sure that you are bringing home your right choice. By reading this piece that we have provided for you, the carpet shopping experience will be much easier and can help you have some basic understanding of what you need in your home.
For starters, there are six essential types of carpet. They are texture, saxony, frieze (also known as shag), cable, loop, and patterned (also known as cut & loop).
Each style has its own characteristics and performance levels. You should cautiously contemplate all of the style of carpet’s features when making your choice.
This is a common cut pile carpet that has alternating coils of yarn often creating a toned look.
This carpet has an overall casual feel, but does a good job at hiding foot or vacuum marks.
Textured carpets are best used for active families. Their versatility can be used in any room of the house and can be matched due to its broad range of colors and densities.
This style of carpet is more formal and elegant in design. If you are looking for a less casual look and feel, Saxony might be a good option to look at.
This carpet is plush to the touch and has a luxurious feel. In the making of this style, each yarn was created using a uniform twist and finish. That is why this carpet style is perfect for a master bedroom, dining room, or a formal living room.
With its uniformity, it easily shows footprints and vacuum streaks which is why it is not recommended in high traffic areas.
Unlike Saxony, shag carpeting is an excellent choice for high traffic area or places with active children. This style of carpet has very tight twist so that the end of each strand of yarn actually curls over slightly. By doing this, you have a lovely textured carpet that does not show the high levels of activity. This carpet is a casual look in a home and is excellently durable and sturdy against wear.
Since the frieze style is available in various pile heights it is capable of creating a variety of different looks in your home. Friezes are also available with berber flecking or flecking of neutral color to add additional style to your home. This style is also known as cut-pile berber.
This style of carpet is excellent underfoot but make sure you choose carefully. Cable style carpet is constructed of thicker, or a combination of both thicker and thinner, yarn with a longer pile length. Overall, it makes a beautiful addition in a bedroom or living room.
Similar to the frieze styles, cable styles can also be found in a berber flecking.
This style of carpeting is another one that is best suited with a lower level of traffic. The longer pile heights cause cable style carpets to matte and crush with heavy foot traffic. Avoid using this is areas in locations such as stairs, hallways, or other busy areas.
This style of carpet is a loop style carpet and is often referred to as a berber. Loop pile carpets use uncut yarns that are either formed in a level or multi-level loop carpet structure.
One reason why these carpets are so popular is because loop carpets are very durable. The reason they are known for their exceptional strength is because then end of the yard is not cut. This minimizes the ends of the carpet from fraying and allows you to be able to see each loop individually.
Loop carpets are best for casual appearance. These are also excellent choices for active family rooms due to their strength. The carpet does well with minimizing the traffic marks, but could show seems or backing (especially on stairs). Loop carpeting is available in solid colors, berber fleck, or patterns with varying levels of loops. Overall this carpet is an excellent option for multipurpose flooring.
Patterned or Cut & Loop:
Patterned or cut & loop is an arrangement of cut yarns and looped yarns in order to create pattern effects. This is seen by the difference in exterior textures.
This style of carpeting is a well performing carpet and is low profile. Unfortunately due to their thickness, seams are sometimes more noticeable in patterned carpeting.
One great quality of patterned carpets is that they are stylish. With their versatility, they can act as either a formal or a casual look. Patterned carpets have a large range of choices in patterns. These patterns vary from little geometric to much larger patterns. With these different choices, this flooring can be used in any room to match any look desired.
When considering Carpet
In this section we’ve laid down what we know and what you should consider before making a decision on carpet. Learning about the carpets specifications and qualities in extremely important and can help give you confidence in your purchase.
Cost, looks, and performance are the three key factors that one needs to look into when making a flooring purchase. By assessing what you want and need out of a carpet, while maintaining a balance of these components, you can be sure that your decision meets the needs of your lifestyle.
Most, not all, of the carpets that you will see come in widths of twelve feet. Unless the room is smaller than twelve feet in width, there will be a seem with installation. Although there is no such thing as an invisible seam, there are some carpets that show seams more than others.
When installing carpets with loops or low profiles, the seams may be more noticeable than carpets with longer thread lengths or differences in textures. The visibility of seems overall have to do with the texture, color, lighting and furniture placement. It is important to bring up seem placement with your salesperson so that you can get the best look from your new purchase.
Another aspect to be cautious of when purchasing carpet is carpet backing showing through. When carpet bends over stairs, its backing may be more inclined to show. This is depending on the texture, color, and density of the carpeting. You should be aware that loop carpet can snag as well; especially at a seam or at a carpet transition. If you have a home with pets, loop carpets are not recommended as their nails can snag on the loops and hurt your pet.
The naps of carpets always run in one direction. When getting carpets installed, the naps should always be installed in the same direction to maintain an even appearance. Pile reversal, or shading, is a typical characteristic of many cut pile carpets and most prominent in a plush carpet. If this becomes a problem in your home, consider purchasing window treatments or monitoring furniture placement in order to minimize this from happening.
Quality Equals Durability
If you are looking for a durable carpet that’ll last, higher quality carpet will typically have greater pile density, and tauter twist structure. This will produce a greater performance overall.
Of all the choices that influence your home aesthetics, color is one of the biggest and most impactful decisions. Carpet covers a big space so keep in mid a few guidelines when deciding on a color of carpet.
First of all, when a carpet is installed in the home, it will often appear lighter than the sample. Now that you know this, it is a good idea to keep that in mind when choosing a color before it is installed. The next color key aspect is how the color will affect the sizing of your home. Lighter colored carpet appears to expand the size of the room while darker carpeting colors appear to bring the walls closer together, and create a more intimate feeling. This is true with not just carpeting, but with all color of flooring types.
If you have a color scheme in your house that you tend to change often, or desire to change in the future, it is always a good idea to go with a neutral color. This is also true if you are integrating existing furniture. Another strongpoint for using neutral colors is if you ever plan on reselling your house. It’s easier for a prospective buyer to imagine their style in a room that is decorated with neutral colors because they match with just about anything.
Stain protection is offered though different protection levels and warranties that help guard your carpet against stains. Generally, as you increase the quality of carpet, the level of stain protection increases along with the manufacturer’s warranty coverage. Keeping this in mind, always check on the warranty of your specific carpet because they can and will vary among the choices.