Minimalism revolves around keeping everything simple. Think about the furniture, decor, and flooring. Every item in a minimalist home exists for a specific purpose. In other words, no clutter at all. Such homes are usually easy to maintain and are generally less stressful. So, if your home is of this kind, here are eight popular carpet types you’ll want to install.
1. Wool Carpets
Wool is the softest carpet material. It feels so luxurious on bare feet. If you get one made from high-quality wool, you won’t have staining problems. And in addition to that, they’re hypoallergenic. The manufacturing process doesn’t use any chemicals or additives.
With all these beneficial properties, it’s no wonder that they’re one of the most popular carpets Sydney locals love. You can agree that most Sydney residents love that touch of class in their homes. So, go for wool carpets if you’re after luxury. But do note that they come with a higher price tag than the other types.
Estimates have it that about 90% of all residential carpets are made from nylon. This material is long-lasting. Its average life span is about 15 years. And as you probably guessed, it’s less expensive than wool carpets. Additionally, it’s stain-resistant, not prone to the growth of mold and mildew, and wears evenly.
You’ll also like it because nylon holds a dye color for ages. That’s to say why it doesn’t fade quickly. So, the colors you choose for your minimalist home remain unaltered for years on end.
This carpet type is the most sought-after nylon. As a minimalist, you’ll love it because it’s easy to clean. More so, it’s very sturdy, and thus appropriate for areas with high foot traffic. It’s cheaper than both nylon and wool carpets, perhaps because it’s synthetic rather than natural like the two other materials. But all the same, it’s an excellent choice for your minimalist home.
4. Loop Pile
Pile refers to the length, density, and finishing of individual fibers in a carpet. For a loop pile, the yarn attaches to the backing in such a manner that leaves a coil on the upper side. This way, it’s hard for the individual fibers to wear out quickly. Thus, you can use such carpets for high traffic areas, such as the living room. You’d want to go with a uniform color that matches your minimalist furniture.
5. Level Loop
This is similar to the loop pile, only that the yarn is precisely measured to a uniform short length throughout. The result is a tight and clean look, rather than the shaggy one of the loop pile. This finishing makes it solid to an extent it doesn’t show footprints nor vacuum marks. You’d want to use this for children’s playrooms where stains are a recurrent problem. Also, it’s an excellent choice for staircases, which require something solid to provide adequate traction.
6. High-Low Loop
This pile type alternates between loops of different heights to create different textures and patterns. It’s such an ingenious way of creating patterns as opposed to using dyes. With this method, you can have a monochrome carpet but with elaborated patterns. As such, it makes a bold statement of your minimalistic tendencies.
Minimalism is almost synonymous with a neutral look. To achieve such a look on your flooring, you better go with the Berber pile. It features loops that are lower and tighter than all other loop pile carpets. Thus, it comes out as very dense. For this reason, it maintains its new look for a very long time.
8. Cut Pile
The production process of these carpets is somewhat similar to that of the loop varieties, only that the loops are cut open at their highest point. The resulting open-ended threads feel softer on bare legs than the closed loops. You can have different cut piles depending on the length of the individual fibers. Here are some of the most popular cut pile carpets:
- Frieze: This type features a mixture of short and tall, thin and thick threads. As such, it offers a more informal look than the uniformly cut types. Also, you’ll find the texture cozy on your legs.
- Saxony: Contrary to the frieze type, Saxony has all yarn cut to the same height. Such even finishes look modern and simple, which is what you want for a minimalist home.
- Textured: In addition to cutting the threads to different lengths, they’re twisted and pressed. The resulting texture is perfect for hiding footmarks.
There are lots of carpet types you can choose for your minimalist home. The main idea is to keep the textures, colors, and patterns as simple as possible but still with a bit of life so that the carpet doesn’t look dull.