Welcome to Homes and Land’s Real Tips. In this episode we will look at the five top trends in carpeting. These new trends will make carpeting an even better choice to place underfoot. Warmth,comfort,and versatility are just some of the great benefits to choosing carpet for your home. The first trend is soft and silky carpets When it comes to how carpet feels,manufacturers today are going soft. Several new yarns feel like silk and are available in a wide array of colors and patterns. Getting out of bed to feel soft silkiness between your toes can be a pleasant way to start the morning. Next up are stain resistant carpets In previous years,carpets were treated with a chemical to help prevent stains from permanently soaking into the nylon carpet fibers. Today a new yarn,called Triexta,has stain resistance integrated into the fibers,making cleanup easier than before. Even difficult food,wine,and pet stains come out with very little effort. Look for the durable and soft Triexta yarn under the trade name SoronaÂ® or SmartStrandÂ®.
Now let’s have a look at extremely durable carpets New carpet fibers stay twisted and spring back better than nylons and polyesters of the past. Because of this new durability,several manufacturers are offering lifetime warranties. Another trending carpet craze involves color and pattern. Patterns and two-tone motifs are in-style and much more affordable than before. Today you can purchase a carpet with a repeating design in two colors for about the same price as a solid color carpet. Prefer something more subtle? Consider a sculpted pattern created by varying the cut and loop lengths. Both options offer another advantage – they disguise footprints. Last but not least,hypoallergenic and earth-friendly carpets If allergies are a concern for your family,consider choosing products tagged with the Green Label from the Carpet and Rug Institute. The Green Label ensures that the carpet has a low-VOC rating,which means there is minimal off-gassing and what low odor there is should dissipate within 48 to 72 hours. Many of the new carpet fibers are also considered earth-friendly,as they are made from significant amounts of renewable resources and recyclable materials.
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