Top 4 Carpet Trends of 2016

Carpet trends for 2016For most homeowners, the way their flooring looks and feels matters. This is especially true if that flooring is carpeting. Carpeting is designed to provide warmth and comfort, but that doesn’t mean it has to be lax on style. The style of a carpet is so important to the atmosphere and design of a room that it can be found in an abundant array of colours, styles and fabric blends. However, just like fashion, carpeting trends change from year to year. So, here are the top 4 carpet trends for 2016:

Area Rugs and Runners are Popular

Especially if you have kids, hardwood flooring can be a little difficult to maintain. The use of area rugs and runners, however, does make it a little easier to keep your floors in good condition. Another complaint is that hardwood floors can sometimes be noisy, but area rugs help cut down on the creaking and squeaking that sometimes occurs as your wood floors age. If you want to protect your hardwood from scratches, ensure your area rug lasts longer and stays in place, use a pad underneath the rug, as well.

Love for Moroccan Trellis

Moroccan Trellis or Quatrefoil seems to be advertised everywhere. Moroccan trellis and geometric designs like it are so huge that you can find them on pillows and window treatments, as well as runners and area rugs. A mix of greys and blue/navy are the most popular colours for this trending design.

More than 50 Shades of Grey

Grey carpeting is enormously popular, right now. The neutral and universally attractive colour seems to contrast very well against trending dark wood flooring. It’s also practical because it has the ability to hide dirt better than some other colours. Many manufacturers are adding more grey combinations to their carpet selections, which means more options for grey in Saskatoon carpet stores.

Pet Friendly Carpeting

Those of us with pets will be happy to know that there are now ways to enjoy beautiful carpeting without worrying that Fido or Fifi will destroy the flooring. Carpet manufacturers have found new ways to protect against pet traffic with stain and odour-resistant carpeting. These carpets can also release pet hair and prevent static electricity buildup, so vacuuming is also easier. Some carpets also have waterproof backing in case your pet has an accident on the floor.

If you’ve got questions about some of the products you’ve seen at Saskatoon carpet stores, or would like an estimate for the installation of new carpeting in your home or office, please give us a call.

3 Tips for Choosing a Carpet Installer

Choosing the right carpet installerSelecting the right carpet installer is just as important as selecting the right carpet. There seems to be an abundance of installers out there, so choosing the right one for you may be more complicated than it seems. Fortunately, there are ways to educate yourself on the various services and what you should be looking for. Just take a look at the three tips below:

Check Their Licenses and Insurance

Every Saskatoon carpet installer should be licensed and bonded to perform their duties. To check this, you can ask for licenses and insurance upfront or check the company’s website. If they aren’t insured or willing to provide proof of insurance, then you might not want to work with them.

Insurance benefits both you and the installer. If there’s a issue with their work or if any of your furniture is damaged during installation, then the insurance will cover this. Additionally, insurance is almost like a guarantee that the installers work will be satisfactory.

Only Hire Experienced Installers

Saskatoon carpet installers with extensive experience and a good reputation, like Braid Flooring, are sure to make your job of finding a service easier. Plus, they are guaranteed to get the job done right the first time. Experienced installers will be those who have been in business for five years or longer with a firm standing and reputation in the industry. Never ever hire an installer from Kijiji!

Check Their References

References are of the utmost importance when it comes to flooring installations. They can give you an idea of what to expect from your hired installer, and can be used to confirm that you’ve made the right choice. When you’re shopping around at Saskatoon carpet stores, you can ask for the contractor or installers’ references before any hiring is done. Ask for at least three references for work performed within the past year. You can also check online customer reviews and check their website for testimonials. Companies that can’t provide references should be avoided at all costs.

If you’re ready to have new carpet installed in your home or business, get in touch with us. Braid Flooring recruits, trains and manages the best installers in the business, which means you don’t need to worry about whether or not your flooring is in the hands of an experienced team. Plus, we follow up every installation with our satisfaction guarantee – if you have any problems, just call! We’ll put our years of experience to work for you to ensure an end result you’re going to love!