Beige, bland and boring: all too often, those are the only options available when you are on a quest for a carpet that will work in every room in your home or office. Sometimes, it seems that every rental apartment or office building in the state has purchased the same cheap carpet in bulk and rolled it out across the board. However, just because your carpet has to be versatile doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
A hard-wearing carpet will generally have a low pile and a tight loop. Berber styles tend to be the classic option for commercial carpet sales. Despite the limitations of a short pile, it is possible to create interesting textures while ensuring long-term durability. Tweed-style woven patterns and flecking can add interest to plain carpeting, transforming bland into beautiful.
A more dramatic textural twist can be seen in sisal carpets. Durable and made from natural materials, these carpets can be great in rooms that see a lot of use. A cheap carpet, they can be difficult to clean and may show surface damage over time. As an alternative, carpet manufacturers have begun to make carpets that feature a sisal-style chunky texture but are made from wool or nylon.
Texture can be created on flat carpets by the clever use of pattern. Simple, large geometric shapes in a tessellated pattern can add subtle interest to a carpet without clashing with other elements of your interior design.
A neutral carpet can work particularly well in open-plan areas where the carpet adjoins a different flooring surface, such as tile or wood. In these situations it can add interest to fold the carpet at the join to create a seamless finish and to tone the carpet to fit the shade of tiles. For example, try beige carpet against travertine tiles, grey against slate or brown against wood.
Alternatively, play on the boundaries of your carpets by having them edged in a strong contrasting colour to emphasise the space. Grey carpets edged in black look particularly dramatic, and this technique can help to define different areas.
The safe carpet colour option for far too long, beige really isn’t all that practical a shade, even for commercial carpet sales. Unless it is heavily flecked, it can get grubby quickly and darker shades can drain light and life from a room.
If you feel a little more daring, why not pop into our carpet company in Melbourne and take a look at the exciting colours we offer. New neutrals such as grey are very fashionable, but classic enough not to date prematurely. Warm shades of grey work in a variety of settings and can make pale walls stand out. Brown can add a note of warmth and luxury, contrasting well with neutral walls.
Look beyond the standard and make the most of the choices available to create a neutral, long-lasting floor surface that is a cut above the rest. Call into our Bayswater or Blackburn stores today and let our staff talk through the options and tailor a solution to fit your budget.