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By: Flooringdepot  09-12-2011
Keywords: Floor, Carpet, area rugs

Carpets are a wonderful way to add style to any room in your home. The type of carpet you purchase can greatly impact the feel of the room. When discussing types of carpet, we’ll look at the texture of the carpet as well as the various shapes or sizes that carpets come in.

Knowing your carpet textures will help you decide where a carpet best belongs in your home in terms of maintenance and style. Our trained representatives will discuss the different types of carpets and help you decide on the type of carpet that will best suite your needs.

Carpets come in many shapes and sizes. Here’s a look at the shapes of carpets and how they impact a room.

Wall-to-Wall Carpets
Wall-to-wall carpets cover an entire floor of a room. There are many advantages to installing wall-to-wall carpets in a room. The biggest bonus is that wall-to-wall carpet is an energy efficient way to insulate a room. It is frequently installed to hide a worn-out floor. Also, because the carpet is anchored between the baseboards of the room, it will remain anchored despite high traffic.

As with any choice, there are certain disadvantages to installing wall-to-wall carpet. For example, your initial cost of installation will be higher, as you’re covering an entire room and will need assistance with installation.

Carpet Squares
Also referred to as carpet modules or carpet tiles, carpet squares are a square of carpet usually measuring 18 inches all around which are placed over an entire area of floor. The one drawback to carpet tiles is that they really should be professionally installed, because a variety of problems can arise from incorrect installation. Problems include carpet tiles that separate or curl at the edges, which increases the possibility of tripping on your carpet.

Area Rugs
Area rugs are a very popular way to add some style to any room. A rug is defined as being a ‘loose-laid’ rug smaller than 9 by 6 feet in size. There are many advantages to purchasing an area rug. Area rugs come in an endless variety of colors, styles, price ranges and dimensions. You can also move around an area rug, and so it’s not anchored in any specific room.

The only drawbacks to area rugs is that they shift around under high-traffic and their edges may cause you to trip.

Scatter Rugs
Scatter rugs are smaller than area rugs, usually sizing in at 2 by 3 feet. Scatter rugs are mainly used to protect high-traffic areas, such as an entrance way or the kitchen sink.

Carpet Runners
A runner is usually between 3 and 4 feet wide and between 8 and 20 feet long. Runners are laid in hallways.

Keywords: area rugs, Carpet, Floor

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