Over the past few years, home flooring trends have favoured hardwoods, engineered wood flooring, laminates, and other distinctly not carpet floorings. And why not? Carpet has a reputation as difficult to clean and remove – so many designers and home owners alike have shied away from carpet for new builds and renovations.
And still, even when non-carpet flooring is installed, it is still commonplace to use rugs throughout living spaces; so there’s something about the look and feel of fabric floor coverings that continues to appeal. What’s the real deal with carpet then? Is it a thing of the past?
Perhaps not – home renovation trends over the past couple years suggest carpet is making a comeback. Even wall-to-wall carpet has seen a resurgence in part due to new manufacturing technologies that make it more durable, more comfortable, and even more stylish. Indeed carpeting options today are soft and durable, low maintenance, and available in a wide range of stunning colours and patterns. They’ve always been a preferred choice for bedrooms for comfort, but home owners who are looking to make a splash will be impressed by the bold, eye-catching myriad carpet patterns available today. Plus, there are plenty of environmentally-friendly carpeting options which also makes them a trendy choice.
Let’s take a look at a few types of carpet that you may choose for your home and some of the key benefits of each.
Nylon carpeting is one of the preferred materials for modern carpets because of affordability and maintenance. You’ll likely find that nylon is available in a range of qualities, but most are considered highly durable. For high traffic areas, nylon carpet may be your best choice because it is resilient and will not compact permanently. Most nylon carpets are treated for stain resistance, and eco-friendly options are manufactured from recycled materials.
Sisal is generally regarded as one of the most sustainable carpeting materials. If you’re looking to go green, sisal carpeting is an excellent option. Sisal is made from plant fibres from a succulent plant – the Agave sisalana. These carpets are not only made from a sustainable plant source, they are also biodegradable. Like most modern carpets, sisal carpets are manufactured with stain-resistant and fire-retardant seals. Plus, these carpets are very durable and hold up well to traffic.
Carpet tiles made a big comeback in 2020. These versatile floor coverings can be easily installed over hard floors using non-toxic adhesive, and they can equally easily be removed so you never feel you’re stuck with an outdated style. Plus, you can buy different patterns or prints and mix up your décor to suit your own, unique design sense.
These are just a few of the carpet materials and trends that seem to be the driving force behind a carpet comeback in the 21st century. In fact, carpet materials run the gamut from natural fibres such as wool to many synthetics including nylon and polyester. Depending on your personal preference, you’ll find so many beautiful prints and patterns for carpets that include bold colours, animal prints, and even custom patterns. When it comes to choosing carpet for your home, the professionals at Floor Coverings International can help you navigate our impressive selection of carpets to find the perfect fit for any room.