Patterned Carpets - Not your grandmother's carpet

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

Patterned Carpets - Not your grandmother's carpet.  Carpets have really come a long way.  By far, the fastest growing segment is the patterned carpets (or  tone-on-tone carpets - a combo of looped and cut).  I love these carpets because they create visual intrigue without adding lots of color.  This enables you to still add color on the walls, window treatments and pillows.

Here are a few examples.  Please note they do come in lighter colors, but these don't photograph well.

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Some of my customers prefer geometric designs such as these:

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Others like a more abstract look:

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The possibilities are endless.  These carpets tend to cost a bit more vs. a solid carpet, but significantly less vs. a carpet with multiple colors or a wool carpet.

 


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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Sally & David - Yes, you're right, and you're welcome.

Jay - Yes, I'm not a fan of those styles.  Those might have been wool, though, so they last a long time.  And, often area rugs can last a long time because they aren't tracked over as much.  Of the carpet wear down faster on heavy traffic areas - hallways, doors, steps, and you don't usually have the area rugs there (except maybe an entry mat).

Sep 18, 2010 11:51 PM #3
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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
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Hi Debbie, thank you for sharing the idea, the concept is quite interesting!

Sep 19, 2010 01:09 AM #4
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Debbie, things are always changing, twisting and turning -- we keep re-inventing ourselves and things about us.  We live in an exciting time.  Thanks for the update.

Sep 19, 2010 01:29 AM #5
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Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Hi Debbie: I love them! The best part is they feel so good on your barefeet!

Sep 19, 2010 01:39 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Dan - Thank you.

Tish - Yes, it is cool, isn't it?

Julissa - Excellent point - these are usually nylon and usually very soft on your feet.

Sep 19, 2010 02:01 AM #7
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Jerri McCombs
Hendersonville NC Relocation - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville NC Relocation

My cats would have a blast with those carpets!

Sep 19, 2010 03:38 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Jerri - LOL, Yes, mine, too.

Sep 19, 2010 03:49 AM #9
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Debbie - Those are definitely not grandma's flowered carpets.  However, as a dog mama, I am a huge proponent of tile with area rugs all over the place and would have them in my entire house.  Hubby on the other hand, refuses to give up carpets in the bedrooms.  We currently have light colored, wool carpet, which I hate.  It's just too hard to keep them clean with three fur babies.  What's the cleaning instructions for these carpets and how stain resistant are they.

Sep 19, 2010 08:53 AM #10
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Donne - First, I forgot to mention that these can be made into area rugs...good idea for future post.

In general wool is "naturally" resistant to stains - the most resistant (which may not be saying much).  Now, most of the nylons and polyesters have great stain protection added and I'd have to say Shaw has now just upgraded theirs - so they've extended warranty and say that it holds up to pet & human stains.  I know this doesn't do you any good now.

In general, a professional carpet cleaner is your best bet, esp for pet stains.  (of course that doesn't solve the issue of the smell if it seaped below to carpet pad.  I wish you lived here, because I know a great carpet cleaner and they give my customers a discount - 100sf free.

Not sure where your stains are, but maybe you could get an aree rug to cover it up until you are ready for new carpet, if the cleaning doesn't work.  Unfortunately, pet stains are VERY challenging to remove.  You could check out shawfloors.com and see if they have advice.  I hope that helps.  I'm more an expert on floors rather rhan on cleaning.

Sep 19, 2010 09:13 AM #11
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Debbie Gartner
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Donne - Oh, and be careful if using steamer - either yourself or a professional.  Sometimes you negate the stain protection.  but, if that happens, you can apply it again topically. that's not as good as when it's applied before it's tufted/,manufactured, but better than not reapplying it.  So, ask your carpet cleaner about that.

I know Shaw has some you can buy - I think you can get it online and it's about $10 or so.

Sep 19, 2010 09:21 AM #12
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I prefer patterned carpets-for alot of different reasons.  I think they look better!  Unless a room is too small.

Sep 19, 2010 10:29 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
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Debra - Yes, I completely agree.  They do add a lot of flair and usually they look better - unless, as you said, the space is too small.

Sep 19, 2010 10:33 AM #14
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nice samples!  I love the patterns without using a second color...subtle.

Sep 19, 2010 12:38 PM #15
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Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Debbie- I'm a hardwood flooring guy, but this carpet looks pretty cool

Sep 19, 2010 01:30 PM #16
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

These carpets are fabulous!!!  Thanks for the information..

Sep 19, 2010 01:52 PM #17
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Sharon - yes, that is one of the reasons I like them, too.

Scott -I prefer hardwood, too.  But, a) these can be used as area rugs and b) some condos here require carpet, so you have no choice.  So, when you've got lemons, make lemonade.

Dagny.  - Thx and you're welcome.

Sep 19, 2010 02:04 PM #18
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Debbie - Sorry for the carpet cleaning questions; I guess I got off on a tangent.  Fortunately, all of the fur babies that hubby and I have rescued and adopted have all been house-broken so we don't have pet urine or any of those kinds of stains.  We also have a dog door that lets them come and go as they please. 

However, our home is on a hillside that backs up to open space which brings on a whole other set of "pet stain" issues.  I assure you, mud and grass are two of the hardest stains to get out on light colored carpet.  Anyway, I look forward to your rug post as I am a huge fan of rugs - I have them all over my home.  :)

Sep 19, 2010 03:10 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
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Donne - Yes, those be hard to get rid of, too.  And, too funny - I call my cats the fur babies, too.

Sep 19, 2010 03:41 PM #20
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
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Debbie Gartner we went to a carpet store today and found a pattern we really liked. Unfortunately, due to the size of our room, there was going to be about $250 of waste. Wasn't expecting that. May have to reconsider patterned carpet.

Nov 15, 2014 07:51 AM #21
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Tammie White Sometimes, no matter what you do, there is a lot of waste.  Ask them if a 12 ft or 15 ft carpet is better for your room and try to find one w/ smaller pattern repeat.

Nov 15, 2014 07:30 PM #22
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