Flooring, fashion, food, all trends come and go – nothing stays popular forever. But what about things coming back into style? It’s almost inevitable – the 90s fashions in every retailer right now serve as evidence – but it’s hard to anticipate how long it will take.
Covering Every Surface in Carpet: Definitely Out
We’ve all seen the pictures of fully carpeted bathrooms and kitchens, or the ones with inexplicably carpet covered walls. Carpet, and the padding underneath it, is not well suited to damp areas. Never mind the potential squishy carpet on a dry sock factor, carpeting that doesn’t get fully dry can easily develop issues with mold and mildew. We have never understood how this was ever a trend, and we very much hope to never see it reemerge.
We also don’t recommend having wall to wall carpet in entry ways. Wet feet coming inside during rainy days not only leave excess water behind, but stains that can be difficult to remove. We want your transition areas to be easy to clean…making it easier to relax and enjoy your home.
Carpeted Bedrooms: Cozy & Quiet
There’s no doubt that wood and tile floors are having a big moment. We see plenty of people removing all their wall to wall carpeting in favor of hard flooring throughout their homes. However, there are also plenty of people who prefer to keep carpeting in the bedrooms even when putting wood floors in the rest of the house.
We would call carpeted bedrooms still “in.” Getting out of bed isn’t always easy, stepping down onto soft, plush carpet can make it easier. Carpeted bedrooms are also quieter, as the soft surface helps absorb sound from inside the room as well as sound traveling through other parts of the home. Light sleepers and families with young children especially enjoy keeping carpet in their bedrooms. Whether you’re ready to replace your carpet or remove it, the experts at Flohr are here to help you figure out your best options at the best price. Schedule your free estimate today.