SHOPPING FOR CARPET:COLOUR, MEASURING, TEXTURE, & FIBRE.
your rooms style is infuenced by several factors.
As the two largest areas in a room, the carpet & the walls control the colour theme. In selecting a carpet
colour, do not feel limited by the room as it is today. Aim for the right colour scheme, starting off with the carpet. Paint or
wallpaper is relatively inexpensive. Draperies can easily be changed, & reupholstering or covers can change the entire "feel"
of a room.
carpet colour & texture affect the character of your room. Rooms that lack sunlight can
be"warmed" & lightened with sunny yellow, apricot, or soft warm beige. Cool colours, such
as blues & greens, soften or "cool" a room with lots of windows or a sunny exposure.
CONSIDER THE SPACE
Colour can transform space - expanding small areas, making large ones cozy, making rooms seem warm or cold.
So, if you don't know which colour to select, describe the room, is it small or large? How much sunlight does it get? What kind
of feeling do you want to have in the room?
SPACE COLOUR CONSIDERATIONS
* Light colours reflect light, making the room seem larger.
* Deep rich colours absorb light, making the space seem more intimate.
* Warm colours (red, orange, yellow) make the room seem warmer & more friendly.
* Cool colours (green, blue, violet) making the room seem cooler or more soothing.
DETERMINE A COLOUR SCHEME
Most interior decorators recommend selecting a colour scheme that will be carried throughout the room (&
perhaps the whole house). Since the first thing people notice about carpet is the colour, the floor colour generally
becomes the dominant colour for the room. Fortunately, todays customer has a rainbow of colours to choose from.
In order to determine how much carpet you will need, you have only to take a few simple measurements. Bring your figures into
Carpet Recyclers & we will help you do just that. Just follow these instructions:
1. Draw a rough layout of the area to be covered.
2. Measure the floor area at the longest & widest points metric or feet & inches.
3. Measure to the middle of the door jam not just to the wall.
4. Measure cupboards & robes.
5. Add 100mm to your longest & widest measurements to allow for unsquare rooms.
6. Note the construction type of the subfloor.
*Wood, Concrete, / Existing carpet or vinyl. Etc:
Your texture seection can influence both the appearance & usefulness of your rooms.
* Most decoratively versatile cut pile
* Textured surface helps hide footprints & vacuum marks
* Adds casual beauty to any room
* Looks great between vacuumings
* Preferred style for busy households
* Great "whole-house" carpet
* Refined cut pile surface
* Luxuriously smooth, soft finish
* Beautiful with traditional interiors
* Adds distinctive elegance to any room
* Ideal for living & dining rooms
* Shows subtle highlights & accents
* A wool-like look & rugged loop surface
* Natural, hand-crafted apperance creates a warm personal atmosphere
* Tight loop texture helps hide footprints & vacuum marks
* Subtle patterns fit a variety of room styles
* Ideal choice for contemporary to country to cottage furnishings
CUT & LOOP
* Carved definition with cut & loop pile
* Accent colours spice up floor surfaces
* Multicolour effects hide soil & stains
* looks great between vacuumings
* choose from soft tonals to bolder colour combinations.
* Versatile styles blend comfortably with any decor
* Durable long-wearing surface pile engineered for high traffic areas
* Intriguing colour choices, suitable for professional & practical installations
* Textured surfaces provide subtle highlights
Fibre consideration plays a large part in choosing your carpet.
Nylon, Polyester, Polypropylene (olefin), & wool.
The most frequently used carpet fibre, highly desireable due to its exceptional durability, versatility & reasonable
pricing. It can be dyed in an endless variety of colours & made into numerous styles & textures. Nylon is commonly used
in residential & commercial applications.
* Fibre-forming substance of any long-chain, synthetic polyamide having recurring amide groups an
integral part of the polymer chain.
* Offered as BCF or staple, both used for commercial application.
* Sold as a solution-dyed fibre or yarn
* Accounts for 65% of all face fibers in carpet products
* Durable, resilient
Used in residential & some commercial applications. Has good colour clarity, colourfastness & resistance to
* Made from terephthalic acid & ethylene glycol
* Offered in BCF, but mainly staple form
* Noted for luxurious "hand"
Also known as olefin, this fibre resists fading, generates low levels of static electricity, is favourably priced & can
be engineered for outdoor applications. Due to its manufacturing process, polypropylene inherently resists stains.
* Fibre-forming substance of any long-chain, synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of
ethelene, propylene or other olefin units.
* Offered as BCF or staple.
* Primarily sold as a solution-dyed fibre or yarn.
* Can be engineered for outdoor applications.
* Resists fading.
* Generates low levels of static electricity.
* Chemical, moisture & stain resistant.
* Favorably priced.
The most expensive of all the fibres listed here, wool is a natural fibre with moderate soil & stain resistance. Durable,
luxurious "hand" reduced soil due to fine, light-scattering characteristics
* Natural fibre.
* Inherent resilient property.
* Luxurious "hand".
* Scaly character of fibre sactters light & reduces visible soil.
* Largly self-extinguishing when burned, will char rather than melt or drip.