When planning your room design carpet, remember that you are probably going to be living with your choice for years. You want a carpet that will wear well, yet still remain within your budget. The cheapest carpets are great for landlords, not homeowners. Everyone wants a better-quality carpet that will stand up for long. The four main types of carpets. All of these have different features and benefits that you should consider before deciding which type of carpet you want for your house.
1. Textured - one of the biggest benefits of textured carpets is that footprints and marks from the vacuum cleaner won't show up like they do in regular plush. Textures also add interest to the room visually. This can be a benefit or a detriment depending on the rest of your room design. If you already have a lot going on design-wise, it might be better to pick a style that will be less likely to draw attention away from the rest of the decor.
2. Twist or Frieze. These are also textured, but they are made with an extra twist in the fibers. Making the fibers appear kinked. These kinds of carpets hide well the marks from foot traffic and vacuuming.
3. Loop style carpets are a type of pile carpet in which the loops are left uncut. In reality though, these fibers started out as loops. In loop carpets, they are left that way. As a result, they do not show as much wear as cut pile, and they are easy to take care of.
4. Patterned carpets have patterns, which add a design element that must be worked into the decor of the entire room. When choosing a patterned carpet with a small design, you can usually work around the room design and find a carpet to match the rest of the decor.
Tips for cleaning your carpet. Using a vacuum is a common way of cleaning. The right way of vacuuming is by going through the carpet in parallel rows seven times, back and forth, and side by side. Before putting a cleaner or shampoo on your carpet, make sure that it will not discolor or fade the carpet or ruin the fibers. Shampooing is done by pre-spraying and letting it work its way through the stains. Rinse the shampoo with just enough water, so as the carpet will not soak and then dry it; when it gets dry, vacuum it again.
Choosing carpet for stairs. It's good to consider the later appearance of the carpet after use before buying. Carpet kinds like patterns, tweeds or the loop can be good if medium colors are used. This is because they show fewer footprints. Consider the nature of the room you are installing before buying it.
Carpet for living room/bedroom. For bedrooms, carpets with extremely soft fibers that don't crush easily and are resistant to mildew, static or mold are best suited. These types of carpets will be best in a room that doesn't receive high traffic. There will be a difference in putting such a carpet in your room and your children's bedroom. Your children's bedroom might not experience heavy traffic, but the active nature of the children might rapidly wear out such a carpet. The living room is the face of your home so it must be decorated in the utmost style. While doing so keep in mind your own personality and comfortability, hence the need to choose the right carpet. The room color and lighting dictate the type of carpet to buy.