The carpet is considered the most versatile piece of decor, as it not only covers the floor, but also creates a cozy atmosphere in the house. In addition, designers often use this type of flooring for zoning a room, dividing a room into several functional areas. Therefore, today carpets play a huge role in the interior of the home.
In order for the carpet to harmoniously fit into the general appearance of the room, it is necessary to measure in advance the area of the floor that will be decorated with the covering, and to decide on the style of its design. An excellent choice for a spacious room would be a 2.5 × 2.5 meter carpet. It can be placed both in the living room near the fireplace and in the bedroom. The only thing is that the carpet should protrude beyond the bed and completely cover the sofa area.
Recently, the carpet market has been striking with its wide selection, especially for floor coverings. These products are presented in original colors, produced in different shapes and sizes, ranging from compact versions to volumetric models of 2500x2500 mm. Depending on the raw materials used in the manufacturing process, coatings are distinguished from natural and synthetic fibers.
The following carpets are distinguished from artificial material:
Polyamide. They are produced both from pure fibers and with additives of other materials. Such products are characterized by a relief coating and extreme elasticity. Polyamide coatings are easy to stain, do not change color over time and do not fade from bright light. In addition, these carpets are fireproof and easy to clean
Nylon. The composition of the products includes durable polypropylene fiber, so such coatings last for many years, do not fade in the sun, are not afraid of water and stains, with the exception of oil-based liquids. Cake creams and mayonnaise can pose a serious threat to nylon carpet. In addition, nylon fibers are antistatic. Therefore, carpets based on them do not hold and do not accumulate dust
Polyester. A distinctive feature of these products is considered to be a rich texture and range of colors; they can be with shiny elements and in a matte design. These synthetic coatings are environmentally friendly, easy to maintain, so they are excellent for children's rooms, while for spacious rooms it is recommended to use a carpet with a side of 2.5 m.It will complement the interior of the room in an original way, and its price will pleasantly surprise
As for the place of application, absolutely all artificial coatings have no restrictions and can be placed both in the living room, bedroom, and in the corridor or on the stairs.
The most popular and fashionable are carpets made from natural materials. For their production, the following raw materials are used:
Wool. It is characterized by good thermal insulation, fire resistant, environmentally friendly. In carpet production, wool fibers of natural shades are most often used, since the material is difficult to dye. Despite the naturalness of such carpets, they also have disadvantages: the products are very susceptible to the effects of moths and mold, and are also “afraid” of stains and accumulate static discharge. In addition, such models, as a rule, are chosen exclusively for rooms decorated in a classic style, as they are designed in calm and natural colors. It should be noted that pure wool is not used; for the production of carpets, it is supplemented with synthetic fibers
Sisal. Sisal products are a modern alternative to beautiful Japanese tats. They are “grass” coverings. Sisal fibers are blended with cotton, paper, wool and coconut threads. The result is an original weaving pattern of natural origin, which is indispensable for modern home interiors
Unlike synthetic flooring, natural fiber carpets are not recommended to be placed in corridors and passers-by.
The most optimal place for them is the bedroom and living room.
How to choose?
Today there is a huge variety of carpets, but in order to choose the right product, you need to know certain selection criteria, namely in which room the carpet will lie, its dimensions, what can threaten the covering and how often it will be walked on.
Depending on these indicators, the desired type of pile is selected, which can withstand the load and be less exposed to pollution and abrasion.
- For bedroom the right decision would be to buy shag carpets. Their width is large, reaching 250 cm. In addition, such products are pleasant to the touch, their pile is soft and high. The only drawback in these products is considered to be rapid contamination and low wear resistance. But the bedroom is not a busy place in the house, so the probability of staining the carpet in it is minimal. In the interior of the bedroom, plain carpets are often used.
- As for the dining room and living room, then coatings on velor with a dense low pile are appropriate for them. They are easy to clean and wear resistant. Modern models of such carpets are presented in a variety of colors, but for rooms where the appearance of stains is inevitable, it is recommended to purchase coverings with variegated patterns. If the room has the correct square shape, then carpets measuring 2.5 × 2.5 meters look original in it.
- The children's room is considered a special place in the house., therefore, the carpet must be selected carefully for her. While playing, children can spill paint on the floor, trample plasticine or drop chocolate crumbs. Therefore, for such rooms, products with a short but dense pile are suitable. Recently, there are special collections of carpets for children on sale, they are decorated in bright colors with drawings of their favorite characters.
- In the bathroom or bath it is best to place artificial turf, as products made from natural fibers will not withstand constant exposure to moisture. In addition, carpets in such rooms look beautiful only against the background of a voluminous space, so if the room is small, then it is better to choose other types of flooring.
You will learn more about how to choose a carpet in the following video.