Top 4 Carpet trends of 2016

Top 4 Carpet trends of 2016

For most homeowners, the way their flooring looks and feels matters. This is especially true if that flooring is carpeting. Carpeting is designed to provide warmth and comfort, but that doesn’t mean it has to be lax on style. The style of a carpet is so important to the atmosphere and design of a room that it can be found in an abundant array of colours, styles and fabric blends. However, just like fashion, carpeting trends change from year to year. So, here are the top 4 carpet trends for 2016:

Area Rugs and Runners are Popular

Especially if you have kids, hardwood flooring can be a little difficult to maintain. The use of area rugs and runners, however, does make it a little easier to keep your floors in good condition. Another complaint is that hardwood floors can sometimes be noisy, but area rugs help cut down on the creaking and squeaking that sometimes occurs as your wood floors age. If you want to protect your hardwood from scratches, ensure your area rug lasts longer and stays in place, use a pad underneath the rug, as well.

Love for Moroccan Trellis

Moroccan Trellis or Quatrefoil seems to be advertised everywhere. Moroccan trellis and geometric designs like it are so huge that you can find them on pillows and window treatments, as well as runners and area rugs. A mix of greys and blue/navy are the most popular colours for this trending design.

More than 50 Shades of Grey

Grey carpeting is enormously popular, right now. The neutral and universally attractive colour seems to contrast very well against trending dark wood flooring. It’s also practical because it has the ability to hide dirt better than some other colours. Many manufacturers are adding more grey combinations to their carpet selections, which means more options for grey in Saskatoon carpet stores.

Pet Friendly Carpeting

Those of us with pets will be happy to know that there are now ways to enjoy beautiful carpeting without worrying that Fido or Fifi will destroy the flooring. Carpet manufacturers have found new ways to protect against pet traffic with stain and odour-resistant carpeting. These carpets can also release pet hair and prevent static electricity buildup, so vacuuming is also easier. Some carpets also have waterproof backing in case your pet has an accident on the floor.

If you’ve got questions about some of the products you’ve seen at Saskatoon carpet stores, or would like an estimate for the installation of new carpeting in your home or office, please give us a call.