The new trend in carpet is a category called â€śSoft Fiberâ€ť. Every major carpet manufacturer has introduced their own version of this within the last year. These products are very durable and incredibly soft to the touch. These new fibers are utilized in the construction of every traditional carpet style. These styles include textures, friezes and loops. This trend flies in the face of traditional carpet wisdom. For decades flooring professionals have recommended a dense, hard, â€śtracklessâ€ť or â€śberberâ€ť carpet style for high traffic areas. Not only is this no longer the case, old school â€śtracklessâ€ť carpets are difficult to find. Read More »
Carpet styling has come a long way in recent years. The traditional styles of carpet (trackless, loops and friezes), are still with us and still chugging along quite nicely but the hot new trend in carpet construction is the â€śhybridâ€ť. This style combines the shaggy look of a frieze (they donâ€™t like the term â€śshaggyâ€ť but letâ€™s face itâ€”they are), with the dense pile of the traditional trackless or textured carpet. Most of these new hybrids are available in solid colors, solids combined with flecks of other colors or a combination of dark and light colors. This mixture of dark and light is described as a â€śheatheredâ€ť style. The beauty of this combination is that it Â a darker carpet will not appear as dark due to itsâ€™ brighter highlights. This can allow for improved ease of maintenance without making the whole area seem overly dark. Conversely, a lighter carpet will not show everything that falls on it. Busy families realize how important this feature can be. Heathered carpets can truly be the best of both worlds.
We welcome you to visit our showroom and allow us to show you these exciting and beautiful new styles. ICC Floors will assist you in locating the perfect carpet at the perfect price.
I don’t like cold floors in the winter. Â What sort of flooring should I install to warm things up?
In the flooring industry, autumn brings with it renewed interest in flooring products that provide insulation and warmth. Â The choices are influenced both by the flooring options and existing subfloor the new one will be installed over.
If your home is built on a cement slab, or atop a crawlspace, floors such asÂ ceramicÂ tile or sheet vinyl most definitely will feel cold underfoot. There are some toasty options to consider as we look forward to another Indiana winter. Read More »