CARPET
Why choose carpet?

From sumptuous pastel plush to rugged berber tweeds, carpet is a universally popular floor covering, Broadloom has long been synonymous with comfort and luxury, but in today’s eclectic room schemes, carpeting is just one of numerous soft options for a high-fashion floor.

Whether you choose a room-size loose-laid or wall to wall permanently installed over a cushion, this soft floor covering, offers many practical advantages. Broadloom’s sweep of color and underfoot comfort gives any room-even sparely set ones-a more “furnished” feeling. Colors can work magic, too. For example, a light hue visually expands a small space, and a dark one cozies up a large room. Carpet in a sunny color can visually warm a room short on natural light. Before you buy carpets, study samples at home, and remember that the color of a room-size carpet will be more intense than the samples.

The Advantages of Carpet

Materials and construction give carpeting inherent virtues that may suit your decorating needs.

Broadloom absorbs sound, an appealing feature for condominiums, town houses, and homes with high ceilings. Yarn construction and surface texture add soft contrast to a room’s angular architecture. As versatile camouflage, broadloom goes over any existing floor, with no need for a new subfloor, and it hides uneven surfaces and existing floor damage. Today, carpet is available with soil, stain, odor, and static-resistant features, and manufacturing techniques have increased its durability and cleanability.

Carpet Brands

 

Dungan’s Floors sells these brands:

Beaulieu Commercial
Caress by Shaw
Hollytex Carpeting
Kane Carpet
Milliken Carpet
Philadelphia Carpet
Queen Carpet
Shaw Carpet
STAINMASTER® Carpet
Stanton Carpet
Tuftex Carpet

AREA RUGS
For spreading personality around a room, the area rug has few rivals. What could be more elegant than an heirloom quality Oriental area rug atop a gleaming hardwood floor, or more charming than a handcrafted braided area rug on timeworn pine planks. In myriad styles and prices, versatile area rugs set the mood-and more.

 

Beyond beauty, these stage-setters are hardworking area rug design elements. Area rugs bring softness and warmth to any hard-surface floor, instantly infuse color and pattern into a space, and make comely cover-ups for soiled or damaged carpet. Area rugs are great unifiers, sparking entire color schemes. One of the best decorating strategies is to use area rugs to define specific activity centers within a room, especially important in large rooms and in today’s flowing, open-plan homes. For example, let one area rug set boundaries for a conversation area and another area rug outline a dining spot. Area rugs can be used alone or in conjunction with carpet.

Area Rug Brands

 

Dungan’s Floors sells these brands:

Central Oriental Rugs
Chandra
Couristan Rugs
Kane
Stanton