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Mixing Your Floor Coverings Adds Greater Appeal

Imagine a cold New England morning. . .there’s nothing like sinking your feet into a soft, plush carpet when you step out of bed. That’s why some homeowners prefer wall-to-wall carpet in their bedroom, and hardwood flooring in main living areas. A mix of floor coverings adds greater interest to any home, whether traditional or eclectic.

Carpeting has come a long way.

Thanks to advances in technology, high-end carpeting is an excellent flooring choice for your home. Virtually maintenance-free, wall-to-wall carpet acts as a natural insulator, which can keep you warm in winter and cooler in summer. It also absorbs sound, while providing a different texture and variety in a home with hardwoods throughout. It can even cover up an uneven area in the sub-flooring.

Today’s high-end carpet styles are different in many ways. They offer different textures, depending on the look and feel you want. Most are stain resistant, so they can handle pets and day-to-day messes.

Which carpet style should you choose?

Before selecting carpet for your home or business, you need to consider the construction. There are so many variations, from the length and density of the carpet’s fibers, to its pile, and how it’s assembled, front and back. We can’t list them all here, but a quick overview:

Some well-known carpet types:

Berber carpets are known for their tightly looped pile, which makes them extra durable for handling heavy furniture and foot traffic. This is why a lot of businesses prefer them, too, because they wear well. They also come in a variety of colors.

Saxony carpets have a thick-cut pile, and can hide traffic imprints. Carpet with a smoother finish is called plush. This can be desirable in either a home or office.

Believe it or not, shag carpet is making a comeback. Once thought of as a staple of ‘70s-style décor, it’s now cutting-edge again. The construction is a casual, long yarn bundle, and it can add a distinctive look and feel to your family room or other living areas.

For a more formal, elegant look, homeowners are choosing velvet/plush carpeting. The luxurious-looking surface, with a dense, tight construction, gives it a smooth finish and low pile height. However, vacuum marks and footprints will show up with this kind of carpet. Depending on your preference, this can be positive or negative.

Benefits of ordering directly from the manufacturer

At Sequoia Ltd., we work directly with homeowners who order from us, have their flooring installed with us, and who can count on us at every stage of their project. We eliminate the middle man, so we can keep your costs within budget. It’s an easier, more cost-efficient way to do business. And it’s the future of flooring. (More to come in future blogs.)

We’ll help you choose the high-end carpet that works best in your home, with your existing flooring. We also help with follow-up maintenance.

Sequoia Ltd. is your one-stop shop for purchase, installation and maintenance. Contact us today to get started!