Your home should feel nice, comfortable and homey. Many times in the decorating process, the home turns into something like a museum. Everything seems cold, and it feels unlived in. One way to make your house cozier is to install carpets.
Yes, carpets require extra maintenance when compared to other types of flooring, such as vinyl or tile, but nothing measures up in terms of sound absorption, warmth and comfort. Carpets provide that welcoming feeling that everybody loves. Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work to a house that is big and beautiful, but feels hard and unwelcome. Your big, beautiful house can become the home you have always dreamed of with some simple tweaking that you are sure to love.
There is a wide variety of carpeting materials and styles to choose from. When choosing your carpet, keep your décor, furnishings, children, pets, health (allergies), and overall lifestyle in mind.
With so many options available, it can be hard to choose the right carpet for your home. The most popular styles are Plush, Saxony, Berber, Textured and Frieze. Though each of these styles has a distinctive look, you should not only consider aesthetics, but also how it fits into your lifestyle. For e.g. You wouldn’t want to put white, plush carpet in the living room where everybody walks and your children and pets play, but this would be suitable for a rarely used guest room. This is thick, soft, and inviting and will not only make your guests feel extremely welcome, but it will also garner you many compliments to your good taste. The drawback to this is that it shows footprints and vacuum tracks. Saxony carpeting is similar to this and they are both good for low traffic areas.
Berber carpeting is extremely durable and doesn’t show stains, soils and tracks. This type of carpeting is best suited for areas of high traffic, such as the living room, kitchen and areas where children play.
Textured carpeting reflects light, and this makes it difficult to see tracks and dirt. Putting this in the kitchen will give it an even warmer and cozy feeling, and you do not have to worry about it looking dirty.
Though a lot less formal than plush, Friezes are fancier than many textured pieces of Berber. It is soft, but the fuzziness hides footprints and dirt well.
To make your home cozy, choose carpeting specifically for each room, and not for the entire house. Match the style and texture with the décor of the room.
With carpet installation starting at R41.00 per square meter, it is a good investment to make for your family’s comfort.
Care and Maintenance
With your new, beautiful carpets and cozy home, comes the responsibility of cleaning it.Regular vacuuming and cleaning prevents the soil from becoming embedded in the carpet. Use darker colors in high traffic areas, and take measures to prevent it from getting stained. Keeps spot and stain removers on hand in the case of any emergency. According to Robert Muller of carpetcleanerscapetown.com, having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year, can be a major boost in the longevity of your carpets. Carpet cleaning services start at R11.50.00 per meter squared.
Install your carpets and take your shoe off to plush softness every day, and relax in comfort in your home.