NOT ALL CARPETS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Choosing a carpet for your home or business is an important decision, as carpeting your rooms, whether in a private residence or commercial building, is a significant expense. The colour, style and feel of your carpet will define the area in which it is installed. You’ll want to get as much life from your carpet as possible – so making the right choice is vital. Here are five tips for choosing the best carpet for your needs.
WHERE WILL IT BE INSTALLED?
FYBER has led the way in Australia, specialising in luxurious, European-made plain and custom designed carpets for more than a decade. With endless customisation options, you can specify shape, size, texture and a huge palette of colours to transform your interiors.
COLOUR AND PATTERN
Lighter coloured carpets will make rooms look larger, while darker colours create a snug, homely feel. A patterned carpet can be used to make a bold statement in a lobby or reception area. Patterned carpets have the added benefit of not showing dirt or signs of foot traffic as readily as solid colours. Soft gentle colours are ideal for well-lit low traffic areas.
FIBRE TYPE AND BACKING
Carpets can be manufactured from wool, silk, nylon as well as other synthetic fibres. While wool is a traditional and hard-wearing choice, innovations in textile design mean that carpets made from man-made fibres have evolved. Significant improvements to textile production mean that synthetic carpets can now compete with and outperform traditional wool carpet. Sturdy and well-cushioned backing and underlay will increase the comfort of any carpet, and enhance durability. Staff at Fyber can explain the latest innovations in textile design and manufacture to assist with making your choice.
STYLE AND FEEL
You should also consider the style of your carpet, and how it feels. Carpet styles include plush, Berber, tufting, Saxony and looped. While you may prefer the luxurious softness of plush carpet its tendency to show foot and other marks means it’s best kept for quiet areas. A textured finish offers a similar soft feel without showing marks.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
It’s important to clean your carpet regularly to maintain its good looks and pile. Stain-resistant carpet is easy to clean and maintain, keeping it looking newer for longer. Ask the team Fyber about the Envy range – it’s resistant to both stains and fading from sunlight.
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