Wall-to-wall carpet was until recently a flooring option that people were reluctant to adopt because of common misconceptions. Now, carpeting is becoming more and more trendy because of its many benefits!
Economical, comfortable, and sustainable, has carpeting already won your heart too? If so, which carpet should you choose for the different rooms in your home?
The carpeting experts from our carpet store in Montreal give you their advice for the best choice of your future wall-to-wall carpet.
A resistant and high-quality carpet
Do you want to install carpeting in a bedroom, a living room, a basement, or a bathroom? Frequency of use will have a big impact on your choice.
Also, the thicker the carpet, the more resistant it will be. This will also ensure better soundproofing and thermal protection.
In addition, some carpets will be more resistant than others in certain situations, especially depending on the treatment they have undergone. Some carpets will be more resistant to fire, stains or bacteria.
If you are not sure of the necessary resistance, consult with professionals who can advise you on wall-to-wall carpeting. As this is a long-term investment, it is better not to make a mistake.
The four styles of wall-to-wall carpet
There are four carpet styles:
- Loop pile – the carpet pile is attached to the backside, which offers a much better resistance and a textured appearance.
- Cut pile – the fibers’ short surface provides a very soft and even feel.
- Shag – the pile of the carpet is much longer and twisted, which creates a more bohemian and cozier look.
- Needlepoint – the interlocking fibers in this carpet’s design make it very durable and ideal for high-traffic areas such as hallways, stair runners, and living rooms.
How to choose your carpet material
The fiber of your carpet is very important and will also depend on which room you plan to install it in.
There are two main types of fiber available: natural and synthetic. Generally, the most common natural material is wool, but there are now wall-to-wall carpets made of sea rush, coir, or sisal.
The advantages of a wool carpet
A wool carpet has many advantages, including:
- A long-lasting life
- Easy maintenance
- A better sound insulation
- Ecological and biodegradable
The advantages of synthetic material
- Highly stain-resistant
- Less expensive than natural fiber
- A wide variety of colours and patterns
- Good durability for businesses or other commercial environments
As for the disadvantages, a wool carpet will cost more than a synthetic fiber carpet. On the other hand, a synthetic carpet has less endurance than a wool carpet and will mark faster if you move heavy furniture.
How to choose a wall-to-wall bedroom carpet
Covering the floor of a bedroom with a wall-to-wall carpet is an excellent idea, if only to add a sense of comfort with a soft, warm material to rest your feet on. Bedroom carpeting should therefore be comfortable and soft, for example by being plush.
We recommend a wool carpet for bedrooms, since they are not only soft but provide excellent insulation, which is ideal for cold winters and cool nights. A shaggy finish would add character and warmth.
If, however, you want to focus on aesthetics and make your carpet blend in with your room’s decor, synthetic fiber carpets come in many more colours and patterns, so you’re sure to find something you like.
How to choose a wall-to-wall basement carpet
Choosing wall-to-wall carpeting as a basement floor covering provides a warmer atmosphere than a cement floor. However, the basement is the area of the house most susceptible to moisture. Keep this in mind when choosing your carpet.
Synthetic fibers are the preferred choice for a basement since they allow for better ventilation and don’t retain moisture. Be sure to select a carpet with a synthetic backing to avoid the risk of mildew.
It is important to verify that the basement is suitable for wall-to-wall carpeting before installation.
Trust Tapis André Viau for your wall-to-wall carpeting
Choosing a carpet for your interior can be more complicated than you think. Since the carpet will help create the soul of your home, it is important to be well informed and make the right investment. Tapis André Viau, a carpet store in Montreal since 1957, has the expertise to help you find the perfect carpeting for your home.
Come and visit us in store and feel free to bring pictures of the room you wish to furnish. It will be our pleasure to assist you in your project.