Carpeting: Which Type Is Right For You?

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As you know already, there are several types of rugs. They range from shag to short regular rugs, and can range in price; anywhere from twenty dollars to upwards of one thousand dollars. The first thing you need to do when deciding on which rug is right for your space and your life is deciding beforehand a price range you would be comfortable with. After that is set, all you need to do is choose the type of carpeting you like best! Below are descriptions of a few popular carpeting options, along with the pros and cons for each. 


Shag rugs have a very deep pile, which is what gives it that shaggy look people love so much. Shag rugs were popular around the time of the 70's, and increased in popularity during the 2000's due to the increase in color options and softness of the fibers used in making the rug. 

Shag rugs are not recommended in spaces such as kitchens or dining rooms, as the deep pile makes it hard to clean up messes. Shag rugs are ideal for spaces such as bedrooms and playrooms.

Be sure if you choose a shag rug for your space, you invest the money in a heavy duty vacuum, if you do not already own one. Shag tends to shed during the first month or so after instillation, and regular vacuums can be easily clogged by these fibers that the carpet sheds. 

Solid Cut Pile

This option is by far the most popular carpeting option used in homes. Solid cut pile is cut all at one length, so pets will not snag their nails on this carpeting option like they would on shag and similar carpeting options. One advantage of this carpeting is it is very easy to clean, so it can be used in basically any space that needs carpeting. Solid cut pile tends to be cheaper than shag carpeting as well. 

The fibers used in this type of carpeting are very soft and very dense, which makes it an excellent option for children's playrooms. 

Modular Tiles

Modular tiles can be a great option for those do-it-yourself people in your life. This carpeting comes in tile like shapes, which can easily be installed with the proper tools. This carpeting comes in a variety of patterns, which can greatly improve the visual quality of any given room. This carpeting can be fairly inexpensive, and is fairly easy to clean as well.

As you can see, there are several options when it comes to carpeting in your home. Be sure when choosing a carpet for your space through a company like Chilliwack Carpet One Floor & Home, it will best fit you and your family's wants and needs.