Carpet trends 2018
The wealth of choice when it comes to choosing new carpet for your home is enormous. As technology changes, so do both the carpets’ materials of manufacture and the carpets’ durability, making the choices seem endless.
So what are the new carpet materials and trends entering the market for 2018/19? Bold moves are being heralded in the world of carpet with new textures, colours and patterns emerging. Recycled materials are being manufactured into commercial carpets, and some waterproof varieties are entering the fold!
Frieze Carpets – the latest version of the twist trend
The latest trend in carpet is a distinct move away from the plush, softer styles and a movement towards a shaggy, twisted look. The Frieze carpet is perfect for busy lifestyles, pet owners and families. This style is a new version of the twist style of carpet where yarn loops are cut and twisted tightly together.
The twisted fibres can be produced from either nylon, wool or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Their distinctive, tightly twisted yarns allow them to fall over at the lengths’ ends, creating a knobbly look.
Frieze will provide you with a comfortable and warm underfoot feel, and comes in many colours and patterns – making it perfect for disguising dirt, footprints and stains.
Transitions and Colours
If your home has more than one type of floor covering, for example, tiles or timber floorboards and carpet, then ensuring the carpet’s colour transitions from room to room or space to space is important. You can achieve this by selecting a tone or colour in the timber or tiles and complementing the existing colours through your carpet choice. Tones that are of a similar colour will give the effect of an area looking larger and more spacious.
To make a statement, patterns are still on trend. So if your area is in dire need of an update and you are not afraid of making a statement, choose a bold colour or pattern for your room.
Area Rugs and Runners
Perhaps your climate does not make carpet a sensible solution; area rugs can provide that soft underfoot feel, adding that pop of colour, warmth and texture to your room.
You can also make a strong design statement with area rugs and runners. The choice is endless as they allow you to add a sense of personality to your space. Flexibility also comes into play with area rugs and runners. You can change them across the various seasons, partner them with your decor and balance the overall look of the room.
Once again, home decorators will tell you texture and warmth are vitally important in creating the ultimate space. So carpets and area rugs that provide texture and interest are on trend in 2018.
Elite Carpet Dry Cleaning Operations Manager Tim Honan says “Whether new carpet or area rugs are your go-to for an update, be sure to consider the cleaning schedule and maintenance required to get the longest life possible from your investment.” Professional cleaning annually is generally the recommendation from most carpet and floor-rug manufacturers. Your Elite Carpet Dry Cleaning Professionals have you covered on 131580.