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How to choose the best carpet for your home

Which carpet is best suited for the living room, and which will be better for the bedroom?

And what is the best in the hallway? Probably, you have already asked these questions more than once, but have not found the right solution.

Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you will learn which carpets are better to buy for your home and get acquainted with the concepts of the right tone.

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    When choosing a carpet, it is worth considering the features of the color scheme, dimensions, and patterned components, as well as observing a qualitative entry into the harmony of home comfort.

    A bit of theory

    In the life of every person, the housing issue at certain moments becomes relevant. We are all a bit “designers” at heart and have our own personal idea of the style and fashionable interior in our own homes. The main problem is that after the arrangement of the apartment, the stylistic handwriting from the incorrectly placed carpet is disturbed. Here it is necessary to take into account the features of the color scheme, dimensions, and patterned components, as well as to observe a qualitative entry into the harmony of home comfort.

    Carpet is still considered a popular attribute of home comfort.

    Original carpet in the form of a postage stamp depicting Elizabeth II

    Carpet is still considered a popular attribute for home comfort, however, its only purpose is to lie in the center of the living room or hall on the floor.

    Naturally, you can ennoble the interior with several carpets in order to emphasize some functional areas of the room. Given these connotations, many people suffer from total tastelessness when they place carpets that are too variegated and different in style in one room. Based on this, we can draw a simple conclusion that this issue requires a thorough and sensible approach. Let’s figure out which carpet is better suited for the living room, which for the bedroom or hallway, and which can be placed in the children’s room.

    You can refine the interior with several carpets in order to emphasize some functional areas of the room

    Choosing a carpet: what is better and what is worse?

    In the production of carpets, for a long time, such materials as wool and silk were involved. In the conditions of modern production, such unnatural raw materials as nylon, viscose, polyester, and much more are no longer neglected. Which carpet is better to buy, synthetic or natural? The question, of course, is price and quality, so here everyone decides for himself. The range of carpets is now simply unrealistically huge! You can choose for every taste and color.

    The choice of carpets is now so huge that it allows you to pay for the most daring ideas

    Wool carpets

    Wool carpet is a stable classic, which is a testament to convenience and quality. Often they are made of sheep’s wool, which significantly affects their pricing policy. Such carpets harmoniously fit into the interior of the living room, demonstrating prosperity and a certain “elitism”.

    Wool carpets are characterized by the fact that they have a flexible pile, which has fire-fighting properties (in case of ignition, carpets made of sheep’s wool do not spread fire to other areas). Wool always looks impressive and representative, and the period of its operational suitability reaches fifty years.

    Often woolen carpets are made of sheep’s wool, which significantly affects their pricing policy.

    The only downside to sheep’s wool carpets has always been that they become quickly contaminated and can be attacked by mold or moths. But even these problems have learned to be bypassed. In modern production, unique technologies are used that eliminate natural shortcomings. This includes the process of impregnating fibers with specific dirt-repellent agents, anti-mal treatment (a chemical process that prevents a potential mole attack), as well as antifungal manipulations with special substances.

    In the modern production of carpets, unique technologies are used that prevent the appearance of mold and moths in woolen products.

    Which carpet is better, synthetic or woolen? Undoubtedly, woolen, because it consists of a natural substance.

    Note! Synthetic fibers can actively absorb various dyes, which is why they quickly change brightness (fade after 2-3 years), and woolen are able to retain their color for many years.

    Therefore, if you are not sure which carpet to buy for the living room, then buy woolen. Let it be a little expensive, but it is a high quality and durable product.

    Wool carpets harmoniously fit into the interior of the living room, demonstrating prosperity and a certain “elitism”

    Silk carpets

    Which carpet is better, silk or woolen? Silk carpets are much more expensive than woolen carpets because the process of their creation takes a longer time, and the material itself is very scarce because it is made of natural fibers that are created by the caterpillars of a silkworm butterfly.

    Silk carpets are incredibly beautiful and aesthetically pleasing because of the brilliance of the lint coating and the bitmap

    The price quotation of silk carpets is justified by their properties. First, they are unspeakably durable, because the fibrous material has a high density, and the number of weaves per square meter is more than a million knots. Secondly, such carpets are incredibly beautiful and aesthetically pleasing because of the brilliance of the lint coating and the bitmap. In addition, silk is very delicate and pleasant to the touch. All these properties combine a very expensive product that not everyone can afford.

    Silk carpets, in their beauty, can compete with pastels and canvases of the greatest artists. Therefore, such carpets can rightly be considered real works of art.

    Of the disadvantages – silk quickly burns out with prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.

    Viscose carpets

    Which carpets are better in material for public areas? The best option would be a viscose carpet. This artificial material is created on the basis of cellulose, which is produced from the wood of coniferous trees.

    Viscose fibers are very elastic and durable, so such carpets can last quite a long time.

    Despite the fact that viscose carpets are considered artificial, they are still used as an alternative to silk carpets. Such a comparison is justified by the fact that materials such as silk and viscose are similar in structure, brilliance, and beauty. No wonder viscose carpets are called “synthetic silk”.

    Viscose fibers are very elastic and durable, so such carpets can last for quite a long time. This “synthetic silk” is not electrified, wiped or crumpled at all. That is why such carpets are usually used in rooms where there is a constant and endless flow of people. True, there is a significant drawback – viscose carpets like to absorb moisture, thereby increasing the likelihood of spoiling them, and also reducing the number of places for their location.

    Cotton carpets

    Which carpet is better for allergy sufferers? Cotton is a natural and harmless material that has a high thermal conductivity, and also perfectly absorbs moisture.

    Attention! Cotton carpet is a godsend for allergy sufferers, because there are no side irritations from it.

    Cotton carpet is a natural, harmless, very cheap, and affordable product

    In addition, such carpets are easy to operate and clean. Prices for them are very cheap and affordable, so everyone can buy them. Of the shortcomings, the following can be distinguished: cotton carpets are prone to dents and deformations.

    Jute carpets

    Jute is a fiber made from the plants of the shrub of the same name. Jute carpets are an environmentally friendly, natural, and very durable product. Jute is also used to make bags and ropes, which in itself indicates the quality and strength of the material. The only drawback of jute is the fear of water because exposure to moisture prevents the shock-absorbing properties of the carpet.

    Jute carpets are an environmentally friendly, natural, and very durable product

    Carpets made of polyamide

    Polyamide is a synthetic fiber that is also used in the production of carpets. Which carpets are worse, and which are better? Reviews of experts about carpets made of polyamide are only positive, because they are very wear-resistant and durable, besides they are resistant to microbial effects.

    Carpets made of polyamide are wear-resistant and durable, besides they are resistant to microbial effects

    Carpets made of polyamide are distinguished by their colorfulness and decorativeness, and they can also retain their elasticity and firmness for a long time. And also one of the main positive properties of polyamide is its fire resistance.

    Carpets made of polyamide are distinguished by their colorfulness and decorativeness

    Of the shortcomings, the following can be distinguished: burnout with prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, high electrification, rigidity, and fragility with the incorrect operation.

    Polyester carpets

    Which carpet will best replace a woolen one? Polyester-based carpets are very often compared with wool carpets not only because they are similar, but also because they have identical properties – durability, softness, resistance to deformation, and ease of sanitary operation. Speaking in plain language, polyester is acrylic fibers, which are very often used for the production of carpets, as an alternative to wool. Nowadays, such synthetic polymers as acrylic are used in the production of other products: clothes, blankets, yarn, as well as many fabrics of different textures (silky, matte, etc.).

    Polyester-based carpets are very often compared to wool carpets.

    Acrylic carpets are quite inexpensive, so anyone can buy them. This floor accessory does not burn out at all from exposure to ultraviolet radiation, besides, it is fireproof. The only drawback of polyester carpets is increased electrification.

    Acrylic carpets are quite inexpensive, UV resistant, and easy to care for

    What color to choose for a carpet?

    We have already got acquainted with the materials and types of carpets, and now we will move on to the main issue – the selection of colors for your interior. Which carpet is better to buy for the house, if you take into account the features of the home interior and the color characteristics of the room?

    The range of carpets is now simply unrealistically huge, you can choose for every taste and color

    If you have a bright living room in which the windows face the sunny side, then the color of the carpet should adhere to the “cold” style, for example blue, lilac, white-gray, purple, or salad color (including various shades of the listed color palettes). In the event that the room, on the contrary, is darkish, then it can be slightly “warmed” by laying a carpet with a warm tone (yellow, red, green, and similar colors and shades).

    In a bright living room with windows on the sunny side, the color of the carpet should adhere to the “cold” style.

    The most remarkable advantage of a monochromatic carpet is that it is able to emphasize the color features of furniture, and, directly, its shape and style. Modern trends now distinguish the following manner: if the floor is equipped with traditional light laminate or parquet (or linoleum with a relaxed light pattern), then the color characteristic of the carpet should correspond to the tone of the floor. If you have arranged a dark floor, for example, maroon, copper or brown, then the floor accessory must observe a pronounced contrast, because, otherwise, the eyes will quickly get tired of the obsessive abundance of dark shades.

    For a dark floor, it is best to choose a light carpet

    Importantly! Consider the fact that carpets with patterns attract a lot of attention, distracting from everything else.

    Remember that dimensional carpets with an eccentric pattern can harmonize well only with a voluminous room. If the room with such a carpet is closely furnished with furniture, then people will constantly ripple in the eyes.

    Overall carpets with an eccentric pattern can harmonize well only with a three-dimensional room

    The rules of the modern interior provide for another trend – carpets with pale dull color shades, imitating faded areas. This style is called “shabby chic”. This stylistic rule is applicable to interiors with antique beautiful furniture.

    Shabby Chic Carpet

    In the genre of a typical interior of the hall or living room, a rug with a picturesque pattern is more suitable, which calcites the French Baroque style with various elements of floral arabesque motifs and peculiar ornaments.

    For a room in the Art Nouveau style, it is better to choose a bottom-ton carpet with a certain avant-garde symbol or a geometric pattern.

    If you are an adherent of modernism, then the interior requires a strict and restrained style. Here it is better to stop at the choice of a monochromatic carpet with a certain avant-garde symbol or a geometric pattern.

    Choosing a carpet in the children’s room?

    Which carpet is better for a child? The following factors should be taken into account here:

    • Harmless composition;
    • Practicality in operation;
    • Comfort and safety (pile height depending on age);
    • Price compliance with the composition (overpaying is inappropriate, given the fact that the children’s carpet will have to be thrown away).

    Wool or combined carpet is best suited for a child, however, if there is an allergy to wool, then you need to look for an alternative (for example, acrylic carpets).

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