According to This Old House, “two-thirds of all carpeting purchased in the United States is made of nylon, thanks to its colorfastness, resilience, and easy maintenance. Olefin (also called polypropylene) is another durable, colorfast, and reasonably priced synthetic. Often used for level-loop and Berber carpet, olefin resists static, moisture, and mildew better than other fibers and can even be used outdoors. Polyester is not as resilient as other fibers, but it’s soft to the touch and easily cleaned. Acrylic is most often used in velvet and level-loop constructions; it looks and feels like wool and gives you the most bang for your buck.”
The easiest and most cost-effective choices in new construction is to install carpet and paint the same color throughout. But, is carpet the BEST choice?
One way to distinguish an adjacent room is to use different flooring, or paint. Premiere Home Stagers can visualize indoor/outdoor patio furniture with some plants. Perhaps ceramic tile, laminated wood, or sisal would be a better choice.
We also wonder if having carpeting where breakfast stools are to be placed or underneath the dining table is a wise decision.
Except for the kitchen and mudroom/laundry areas, this two-bedroom condo has the same carpet and paint color throughout.
If carpet is a favorite choice, think about using different carpet styles to differentiate between rooms: multi-level loop pile, cut pile twist, frieze, level cut and loop pile, or textured cut and loop pile. Whatever the flooring or paint choice, adding furniture and accessories will bring in color, interest, and texture.
Call Premiere Home Stagers at 608-345-9396 for help with your choices.