Homeowners in the Spring Valley area have a bevy of different carpet styles to choose from, and one of the more popular types is plush, or saxony, carpeting. Plush carpet typically features a smooth, even surface, and can include a range of color tones. It’s a great option for formal areas of the home, or any room where a soft, luxurious carpet is preferred.
It’s important to understand the pros and cons of plush carpeting before installing it in your home. Floor Coverings International Spring Branch has put together this helpful guide that includes some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about plush carpeting to better educate you on this flooring option.
Where is plush carpet best installed?
While plush carpet can add ambiance and comfort to any room in a home or business, it’s perhaps best intended for more formal spaces. It is known for showing footprints and vacuum tracks that may be unsightly in high traffic areas. Hence, places like dining rooms, formal living rooms, master bedrooms, and high-end offices are ideal locations to install this style of carpet.
What are some key features of plush carpeting?
Aside from having a smooth, even surface, one of the biggest draws when it comes to plush carpeting is its soft feel – hence how it gets the name “plush.” Because these types of carpets are smooth and very soft, many people associate plush with elegance and luxury.
How are plush carpets best cared for and maintained?
As is the case with any type of flooring, you should regularly vacuum plush carpets for best long-term results. However, due to the nature of plush carpeting, it’s recommended to use a vacuum where you can either turn the beater bar off or one that doesn’t have a beater bar at all. That’s because the beater bar could potentially damage the fibers and lead to the cornrowing defect over time. In terms of professional deep cleaning, it’s recommended that plush carpets be serviced at least once a year.
How much does plush carpeting cost?
Like any carpeting, cost is largely dictated by brand, fiber and quality of the product. Some plush carpets can be purchased for as little as $1 per square foot, but those tend to be lower end carpets. Good plush carpets tend to range between $2.50 and $4 per square foot, and the best quality plush carpets typically cost upwards of $6 per square foot.
How long does plush carpet last?
Longevity largely depends on how well the carpet is maintained. For instance, a quality plush carpet that is vacuumed frequently and professionally deep cleaned about once a year has the potential to last upwards of 15 years. Plush carpet is generally considered to be one of the more durable types of carpeting, but that doesn’t mean that neglecting to take care of it won’t result in premature deterioration.
If you have further questions about plush or other types of carpeting, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch. We can answer all your questions and help you find the perfect floor covering for your Spring Valley home.
You might also be interested in:
Photo by © karamysh