Décor styles come and go, but some carpet trends are truly timeless. Cosy, warm underfoot and perfect for improving the temperature of the room, carpet has remained popular in 2023 for its ability to make a room feel more inviting and comfortable.
The beauty of carpet is that there are so many styles to choose from. Whether you opt for a neutral carpet in natural materials or play with colour and print to add a contemporary touch, these are some of the most popular types of carpet this year and the pros and cons of each.
Saxony pile refers to a carpet with soft, dense fibres which are short and stand upright, which creates a luxurious and fuzzy surface. They can be purchased in a range of finishes, from smooth and silky to rugged. A classic and luxurious style that never goes out of fashion, a high-quality saxony carpet is a great investment for any home.
The dense properties of a saxony carpet are great for comfort and warmth, but they can be susceptible to impressions left by furniture or vacuum cleaners which crush the fibres down. The thick, heavy-pile weight makes a saxony carpet suitable for all areas of your home, from cosy living rooms to bedrooms and hallways.
Loop or Berber loop carpets provide a textured look and a firmer fit underfoot. It’s a relaxed style that’s renowned for its resilience and durability. Loop carpets are easy to clean and resistant to staining, so they’re great for high-traffic areas such as hallways and living rooms, and they don’t leave indentations from vacuums or footprints.
Berber loop carpets can be made from natural materials such as wool and synthetic fibres, or even a blend of the two. Pure wool carpets tend to be softer and there is more variation in colour and texture.
This style of carpet can either be made as level loop where all fibre loops are the same length, or patterned loops with different heights to add texture and visual interest. Textured carpets are on trend in 2023 and work brilliantly in a main area of the home such as the living room to add depth and interest.
Twist carpets are popular for their durability, and they’re perfectly suited to busy family homes and high-traffic areas such as stairways and living rooms. Comfortable and both stylish and low-maintenance, twist pile carpets deliver excellent performance and value for money. The fibres of twist carpets are more densely packed compared to saxony carpets, so they don’t leave footprints as easily, but they aren’t as soft as a saxony style.
This style of carpet shares its features with loop pile carpets, because they’re both short pile, but the loops on a twist carpet are cut so they’re softer and more uniform in appearance. The pile of a twist carpet bounces back easily and there are options to suit every budget, with high twist levels being more expensive. This style works well for carpeting in all homes, regardless of your décor style, giving you plenty of versatility and choice.
Woven carpets are the hallmark of high quality flooring, offering an affordable yet comfortable surface that’s available in a wide selection of colours and patterns. What makes woven carpets so popular is that they’re incredibly durable and thick so they can withstand heavy footfall. They feel luxurious and plush, particularly when paired with a thicker underlay, and will last for many years to come.
A woven carpet works well in family households, in particular, because it offers stain-resistant qualities and the pile bounces back easily. However, because of the way this carpet is manufactured, it does tend to be more expensive so it may not work with all budgets.
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Carpet trends for 2023 may be diverse, but they’re all fantastic for bringing comfort, texture and warmth to a home. Available in such a wide variety of colours, patterns and fibres, you can use carpets to add interest to a room and make your property more inviting.
Why not visit Greg Stone Flooring in Portslade to browse the wide selection of carpets we have available? We provide a great range of carpet samples available for quick delivery and installation in Sussex, and we have many room-size carpet end-of-rolls in stock that you can take away immediately. Our friendly team is always on hand to offer professional advice and expertise should you need guidance on the best choice of carpet for your property.