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Flooring For The Home

From carpet through to Karndean, flooring for the home brings a world of choice and with many floor coverings crossing over from room to room, the choice of floor comes down as much to individual style as it does practicality and suitability. Of course, there are some rooms in the home that favour certain practicalities that make one particular type of floor covering the only choice. For example, the kitchen requires a floor that is easy to clean, that resists staining and that can withstand constant attack from water, cooking spills and at times, muddy footprints.

There is such a choice of carpet out there that you are only limited by your budget and the look you are trying to achieve. Whether wool, wool-rich or entirely manmade, carpet can be used to provide a neutral backdrop to furnishings and fixtures or for the bold, it can be used to make as much of a statement as any richly coloured feature wall or striking contemporary furniture.

In terms of neutral carpets, textures bring an added dimension and give extra visual interest that offsets the rather staid beige. Cavalier Carpets’ Woolsack is a classical loop pile carpet that has been given a textural edge with a bigger and more defined loop pile. Working with colours such as rice, husk and bullrush, this 100% New Zealand Wool carpet has a natural look that gives the effect of more unusual natural floorcoverings such as seagrass without the drawbacks.

Within the realms of soft furnishings and wallpaper, strong floral patterns are making appearances to draw attention and interest, or just to break up natural materials and colours. In a more understated way but no less effective, the same can be achieved with carpets such as Axminster Carpets’ Royal Seaton. The soft florals in subdued pinks, blues, oranges and browns in the Calico design add depth and interest while the light mink colourway adds neutrality and helps to blend the 100% wool carpet with furniture and soft furnishings.

For the bold and brave, carpet can also be had in strong, bold tones that really add a sense of drama to the room. Great for those rooms with rich, dark furniture, strong colours can be used to set the tone of the room rather than just becoming something that works no matter what the style and as such, the wool-rich Fenland Textures collection is great for those wishing to make a real statement.

As colour comes back to homes more, there are a growing number of strong shades on offer from most manufacturers and should red or blues be a step too far, there are some stronger neutral shades such as chocolate and coffee browns coming to the fore.

The trick to getting the right floor is assessing just what you want from it and then finding a style that works with your interior. If underfoot comfort is high on your list, then carpet is really the only way to go. However, should you want something that can simply be wiped clean and that will resist the trials of living, then hard floorings such as Karndean flooring or Camaro flooring are certainly the way forward.

When you spend over £500 on our carpet or flooring before the end of August 2011 we will give you £20 to spend on any rug at www.therugshowroom.com

To find out more about our selection of flooring and carpet  or to get a free quote, call us here at Regency Carpets today on 01903 262277, or come and see us in-store in Findon Valley near Worthing, West Sussex.

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