Is Carpet Out of Style?

Here is Why You Might Want to Move on From Hardwood Floors

Carpets Can Do Magic in Your Home 

Although hardwood and laminate floors are as popular as ever, there is a real carpet comeback happening right now. 

Here at Legacy Carpet and Upholstery, we have never asked ourselves, ‘is carpet out of style?’ – because even people who choose hardwood for their flooring still soften things up with a sizeable rug or a section of carpet here and there, showing us that a little under-foot luxury is as much a great option as it ever was. 

Why Choose Carpet?

There are loads of reasons why you could pick a flooring option that is soft and warm. 

Carpet is the perfect way to go for flooring in rooms like bedrooms, dens, and basements – basically anywhere you want to feel cozy and where a hard floor can feel cold and unwelcoming. 

Carpet adds texture and warmth to a room that may need a little interior design inspiration – and, as an added practical bonus, it even acts as a sound buffer, especially if you have high ceilings or are lucky enough to live in a big space. 

How to Do Carpet Your Way

If you are still firmly in rug land, wondering, ‘is wall to wall carpet out of style in 2022?’, first of all, your answer is ‘no!’, and second of all, when choosing wall-to-wall carpet in 2022, you have so much choice to do it your way, to suit your taste, and to work for you practically too.  

You could indulge in an on-trend 70s-style, deep pile carpet to sink your feet into, and within that look, there are fantastic color and pattern options too, such as animal print or bold oranges and purples, which we think is so much fun – and let’s face it, kind of hides marks pretty nicely too!

Other great styles we love for a more understated look include:

  • Natural-colored carpet for calm spaces like the bedroom
  • Classic plaid for a homey, log-cabin-chic aesthetic
  • Colored, geometric block patterns, which are fantastic for breaking up the room

Our tip would be to try a carpet out in one room and see how you get on!

Carpet Care 

Once you have selected your style, make sure to choose something that is not too tricky to clean – if you love a natural fiber, then we recommend wool. Otherwise, you cannot go wrong with manmade materials like polyester to keep the stains at bay, especially if you have little feet or paws using them a lot. If you want a synthetic fiber, stick to nylon (it’s a better bang for your buck)

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 

Now you know the answer to the question, ‘is carpet out of style?’ you can count on Legacy to help you with professional carpet cleaning – no matter how much or how little carpet you have! 

Call Josh today – 925.967.4550

Legacy’s Favorite Flooring!

Our Top 3 Carpets and Top 6 Hardwood Floors 

Cleaning A Lovely Floor Is a Pleasure

As an upholstery cleaning services company, we love to clean floors and carpets no matter where or what they are – but there is something very satisfying about cleaning a beautiful floor or carpet that one of our favorite local companies has created! We interviewed Carpet One based in San Ramon, California and together we’ve created a list of the best options for you to choose from.

Our Top 3 Carpets 

Carpet #1 Exquisite Delight – Karastan

Exquisite Delight comes from a company called Karastan, which is a very well-respected machine-made carpet mill. They have been around forever – they began in the 1920s! – and they are one of the industry leaders. Although they have many different styles to choose from, Exquisite Delight is a Karastan carpet that looks beautiful in every home. 

Carpet #2 Saf Canterbury Park II – Carpet One

Although this is a standard cut pile carpet, it offers an unbeatable warranty of up to 120 days – so if you change your mind for any reason, you can have a replacement free of charge (limitations apply). In our opinion, this warranty is the greatest security blanket anybody could ever ask for. Bonus: the Canterbury Park II is very affordable and looks great in every home!

Carpet #3 One More Hour – Anderson Tuftex

One of the greatest value products offered on the market! There are many styles of Anderson Tuftex carpet, but One More Hour is always their top seller. Even though this product is used day in and day out for house rentals because of its versatility, don’t think for one second that this product wouldn’t last and look great in your home. 

Living room in luxury home with cherry wood flooring

Comparing Carpet and Hardwood Floors 

Many people discuss the pros and cons of carpet versus hardwood – for example, The Spruce notes that while the cost of a carpet is lower than wooden floors, a floor that is made of quality timber could last up to 100 years – so to help us weigh them, let’s look at some great hardwood floor options! 

Our Top 6 Hardwood Floorings

Hardwood #1 Luxury Vinyl Tile – Hardwood Floors by Jonathan Gayer  

This product looks like hardwood, is wonderfully durable, scratch-resistant, and waterproof – what’s not to love? Hardwood Floors by Jonathan Gayer specializes in unfinished and pre-finished hardwood flooring as well as vinyl tiles. They look fabulous at home, in an office, or even in commercial buildings. 

Hardwood #2 By Hand Flooring – The King’s Craftsmen Hardwood & Carpet 

If you are looking for something extra special from your hardwood floor installation, you need to check out the ‘By Hand’ range from the guys at The King’s Craftsmen Hardwood & Carpet. They hand cut the wood, stain the pieces in different shades, and then assemble it piece by piece in an intricate pattern.

Hardwood #3 Oak Hardwood – Diablo Flooring

Diablo Flooring is based in Danville and provides a unique look and feel for your home with beautiful oak flooring and other woods like red oak and hickory. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Diablo Flooring made it on the exclusive Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America!

Hardwood #4 – Vellichor Hardwood Floors

Vellichor Floors has tons of experience and expertise with hardwood – in fact, they’re one of the best hardwood flooring specialists in the country. Vellichor works hard to render and enrich the natural beauty of wood, making it look amazing and last for generations – and there are lots of styles to choose from too, which we just love. 

Hardwood #5 – Brentwood Hills Hardwood Floors

Brentwood Hills is really sympathetic to wood as a living thing – they hand-stain lengths of wood to accentuate the natural movement of the grain and its pattern. They also work to very strict self-imposed manufacturing standards and have won many certificates for their practices and protocols, including their impact on the environment and air quality conditions. Amazing! 

Hardwood #6 – Aquarius Luxury Vinyl Planks hard-surface floor

If you think a hardwood floor installation is expensive, requires hard work to maintain, and means years of walking on eggshells so that you don’t hurt it, think again! Aquarius emulates hardwood species in ever-versatile and luxurious vinyl, and they have many different styles and colors to choose from. Amazing, authentic-looking floors that are easy to look after – what could be an easier option?

Whichever Floor You Choose, Find Quality and Shop Local!

We hope this article helped you choose a new floor – and if you already have one you need cleaning, you know what to do: click here! Or call us at (925) 261.7275.