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Custom Area Carpet

July 18, 2012

Step 1: Assess the Space
To maximize value, it’s critical to assess a carpet’s ability to meet the needs of the user. Is the space comfortable and casual or empty-nest formal? Casual rooms work well with loop pile while more formal settings typically feature tight, cut pile. Consider soft and plush for a child friendly space and low pile for pets.

Step 2: Determine Size
One advantage of a custom carpet is its ability to be any size or shape. As a general rule, a larger area carpet gives the illusion of more space, embracing the full seating area. Save money, by cutting broadloom goods off the roll to produce an area carpet of virtually any size.

Step 3: Why Wool is Best
With wool’s inherent ability to repel stains, maintenance is easy and durability is high. Wool is resilient and vacuums like a dream, making it a great match for children and pets. For staircases, nothing has more lasting power. Manufacturers often blend wool with complementary materials such as silk to add glamour or cotton to create a more casual look.

For the rest of the steps, check out Dabble Magazine Issue 4.