New Carpeting Choices And Trends For 2013

by Editor on May 3, 2013

Bedroom Carpet Shopping 2011

Are you looking to remodel? If so you certainly want to be in the know about some of the latest trends. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular new carpeting choices for 2013 that will certainly spice up your remodel.

Bold colors and soft textures

This year people are trying something new. They are opting out of the basic, beige or brown carpet and going for something much brighter and eye-catching. Carpets that are deep red, or blue with soft textured designs are taking over in 2013. Carpeting a room this way can really make the floor pop and turn it into the focal point of a room much in the same way an elaborate area rug would! These carpet choices are patterned with designs that vary in depth and height and make for a great alternative to other standard carpeting. If the bold red and blue aren’t for you look into soft greens or pale yellows—both trending this year—or tan with nice flecks of color to make it pop.

Green carpeting

There is always a way to make an environmentally conscience choice when looking to make a change. If you have already gone green, you will love this new carpet trend. You can find many types of carpeting made with a significant amount of recycled material and renewable resources. Not only are you making a great choice by selecting an eco-friendly carpet, but you can continue to give back to the environment by recycling the carpeting when you are ready to change again. If this sounds like something you would love, you can find a treasure trove of information at flor.com including a host of designs, articles on how the carpet is made, what materials are used and what makes it a better choice to reduce waste

Kid-friendly carpeting

Every mother has had that heart-stopping moment when her child went running into the living room with an uncovered cup of red juice that goes crashing to the floor. Chances are if you have kids but don’t have wood or tile floors, you have come to terms with stained carpeting a long time ago. This year families everywhere have decided to stop settling for stains. Stain and soil resistant carpeting has been trending and we have the feeling it isn’t going anywhere. Shaw Floors has a great video in which their technicians explain in detail how this system works, but here is the gist. Their particular brand, R2X Stain and Soil Resistance System, is made of nylon, polyester and polypropylene. This system gives you more time to react to that kicked-over cup of soda or that muddy dog running in from the yard. The stain will not quickly soak through because, as Shaw explains it, “the carpet is armed with fiber coverage, offering complete protection from the top to the bottom of the yarn.”

3-D floors

A combination of lines and deep shading makes these carpets look like layers of thick fluff you can run your fingers through. Not only do they create the illusion of fluff, but they actually happen to be really fluffy. It may not be the best idea to cover an entire floor with this eye-popping carpeting as it could get distracting and hard to blend in the room.  It does work very well as an accent rug, and  could be a nice way to add a little spice and art to the room. You might find that it isn’t as easy as going into your local Home Depot and picking up a roll of 3-D carpeting. In fact it can be pretty pricey and will likely have to be shipped to you but you have to admit if you’re looking for unique, 3-D carpeting is where it’s at.

Steamer’s Carpet Care is a San Antonio carpet cleaning company owned by Jon Bibb. They believe that respect, hard work and attention to detail make their company great.

photo by: akeg

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