Carpet seems to have taken a bit of a backseat for those who prefer low-maintenance, high-performance flooring like hardwood, ceramic, or linoleum. Before you hit the back button, bear with me… Carpet. Is. Not. Dead!
Sure, it’s a lot easier to clean up spills, puppy messes, or allergen-inducing dust bunnies off hardwood, but most homeowners still resort to laying out a cozy, lush rug in order to get that comfortable, warm feeling that we crave underfoot.
Honestly, there’s still something very welcoming about a lush, warm carpet underfoot first thing in the morning. Carpeting has come a long way from the shag of long ago, which is why we love this Create This Look feature on Beaulieu’s Sultana carpet.
Check out these 6 reasons why carpet may be just what your interior space needs for your next flooring update.
Thanks to technology, carpet manufacturers have improved the colour retention of their flooring. For example, in this feature Beaulieu uses InnoFibe™, which is made of polypropylene, one of the most fade-resistant and cost-effective fibers on the market.
The natural grey tone of this carpet (Sultana in Ravine Grey) is on point with current design trends, so we’re confident you’ll love not only the quality of the colour, but the colour itself. If this colour doesn’t suit your design style, this particular carpet alone comes in 12 different colours!
Stain Resistant and Easy to Clean
If you have kids or pets, you know how scary a spill can be. Fortunately, this carpet absorbs virtually no moisture, so you are guaranteed to get a longer-lasting carpet.
That’s right. Take a moment to go back and read that… it absorbs virtually no moisture!
The fiber of this carpet is solution-dyed, which means the colours are added prior to production, making it very resistant to stains.
Low VOC emissions
We’re proud to support suppliers that focus on the environmental impact of their products. Beaulieu’s Sultana carpet is Green Label Plus® Certified, which means it is among the very lowest VOC-emitting products on the market.
Prevents Slips and Cushions Falls
Unlike ceramic, hardwood, or even luxury vinyl flooring, carpeting offers greater underfoot traction, helping to prevent slips; and carpet underlay provides for a softer landing for those unexpected falls.
Have you ever noticed that after spending hours standing on hardwood or ceramic tiles that your body is sore and achy? Because carpet offers some flexibility and cushioning underfoot, it acts as a sort of shock absorber, making it easier on your body when standing or walking for a long period of time.
Warm and Quiet
Carpet adds excellent insulation value to a space, regardless of the fiber type. Also, underpad has its own R-value, which means reducing heat loss and saving on your home’s heating.
Because hard surfaces can’t absorb sound the way that soft surfaces–such as carpet– can, you’ll notice that a carpeted room is often quieter than a room with hard flooring.
Finish This Look
Our feature look could work for any room… a modern bedroom, home office, or even a guest room that functions as a home office! Complete the look with stylish lighting, updated window, and classic white walls.
The ceiling fixture in this design has a very modern black finish with geometric arms creating a very unique, artistic piece for the room.
Hopefully these lighting tips got your creative juices flowing, but if you have a bigger design challenge, our DIY Project Experts are here to help. Check out these other great items to complete this bedroom look.
Updating your room’s windows will go a long way… saving you money in heating/cooling expenses year round. This single hung window from Kohltech tilts in for quick easy cleaning… perfect to avoid climbing ladders to reach those tricky 2nd floor windows! Also, since the windows open inward, they’re a great choice for rooms that face decks, porches, and walkways.
Finally, this look features bright white everything with contrasts of black in accessories and fixtures. Get that Pure White look with SICO Evolution for your interior walls.
Love this look? Bring in this shopping list to your nearest Timber Mart where our DIY Project Sales experts can help you Create This Look! We can create custom materials and price lists to ensure you have everything you need for your personal design preferences.
Here is this design’s shopping list to help get you started:
- Beaulieu Canada – Sultana II A6761 in Ravine Grey (#84200)
- EGLO – STAITI ceiling light (97904A)
- EGLO – ROMENDO 1 ceiling light (204148A)
- Kohltech – Single hung window
- SICO – Evolution paint in Pure White (1111-11)