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Hughes Floor Covering carpet selection tips

Carpet is a key decorative element that enhances furnishings and creates a comfortable atmosphere. Carpet softens sound and functions as insulation. A cushiony underfoot layer that is easy to maintain is provided by carpet.

Choosing carpet by pile

The choice of carpet color and its construction are determined by the type of use and amount of traffic it endures. A plush, smooth, top-of-the-line carpet is a beautiful choice for a formal living room or bedroom.

Densely constructed, trackless cut pile carpet is a hardworking carpet in an entryway of the family room that is home to a lot of traffic. Plush pile carpet, while smooth, dense, and thick, shows footprints that twisted fibers of cut pile carpet hide

Cut-and-loop pile carpet is used to imitate popular sisal rug patterns. This type of carpet is easier to maintain than the plant-fiber of sisal. Berber carpet is one of the more expensive styles of carpet. The level loops of Berber carpet are uncut. The difference in price is often worth the money spent. It is a hardworking choice for areas of a home where the family gathers often.


Choosing carpet by color or design

Shades of cream, taupe, and gray Berber carpet blend well with many decorating designs and hide dirt. Carpet is available in a variety of patterns and solid colors. Prints and patterns are currently popular choices.

Low-pile floral patterned carpet is ideal for an English or French style country home. A home office or family room is a great place for plaid carpet. It has dirt-disguising qualities and a masculine look.

Other carpet selection tips

When choosing carpet for a room, take fabric samples from draperies, cushions, etc. Bring appealing carpet swatches home to observe the carpet in both artificial and natural light to get a real color perspective.

Carpet is available in a wide range of prices. Over 95 percent of carpet is made of synthetic fibers. Synthetics keep the price low, and are easy to clean. In our Hughes Floor Covering showroom, located in Charlotte, NC, we have our carpet inventory on display.

Customers from Charlotte and the surrounding areas visit us there to consult with our carpet experts and to set up appointments for the free in-home estimate we provide. Nearly 40 years of experience makes us a carpet provider you can trust.

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