Which Types of Carpet Goes with a Modern House Design?


Carpets and a modern 21st Century house, is it not contemporary to use these two words in one sentence? Carpets have been associated with the Indian culture since time immemorial. We have seen many different variations of carpets, from chatais to khes or dari and at some point, all of these were only used either to decorate the house or to sit on the floor.
But coming of age, we have forgotten about these traditional decors of our culture. Today the tiles and wooden floors have clouded the very beauty and comfort provided by the carpets. However, there has been a change in the trend and not all of us, but some of us are looking to bring the old traditions back with a modern twist. Carpet is an inexpensive, easy to install and comes in hundreds of colours, textures and styles. Plus, it’s soft and warm to the touch and a good sound resistant.  As said in Ege Carpet “A carpeted floor may reduce the room temperature by 2-3 ° C without the room feeling any colder.”
Qualities of Best Carpet for the Modern House: 
Carpets are the good insulators and they increase the beauty of the couch. If the right carpets are chosen, then our modern house gets more comfortable and decorative.
So before buying the perfect carpet for the modern house, the following points are to be kept in mind:

  • Durability
  • Select the Right level of Softness
  • Choose the colour combination
  • Select the correct carpet Padding

 Benefits of Carpet:
Carpet offers some unique benefits that you should know before buying it which is:

  • Adds Beauty & Style
  • Provides Warmth and Comfort
  • Improves Indoor Air Quality
  • Reduces Noise
  • Sustainable
  • Easy to Maintain

And here is everything that you need to know about the carpet designs and tweaks that are best for a modern house.

Different Types of Carpets

(A) Carpet Designs as per their Distinctive Fabric Types

Since we are on this topic, let’s get into a little more detail and know about a few carpet fabric types. The following materials are generally popular:

01. Wool Carpet

Wool Carpet

First and foremost, wool carpets are the most popular and the most widely used carpets. As said by ‘Paper Heather J.’ (Published in Green Decorating & Remodeling), wool gives the most luxurious look to your house as it is a naturally available fibre. Woollen carpets are long-lasting provided you take good care and ensure that the stains and other contaminants do not compromise the overall quality of the carpet. Further, a woollen carpet is made out of super absorbent fabric. This means, it can retain a higher amount of dirt, dust, smudge and other types of contaminants. That is why, it is necessary to maintain a cleaning schedule for the woollen carpets. Plus, every now and then, you need to go for a professional cleaning service. Due to its high absorbent rates, the woollen carpets can also produce a high intensity of odour if they are not maintained properly. Therefore, it is necessary to take hasty action whenever there is a spill on the woollen carpets.

02. Nylon Carpet

Nylon Carpet

This is where the carpet industry is heavily investing. The nylon carpets are also equally durable as the woollen ones; the individual fibres of this type of carpet are stronger. But they have a wide range of a variety of textures, shades and price range. This certainly increases the market share for the nylon carpets. Plus, most of the nylon carpets are stain-resistant and easy to wash and clean. The other types of carpets will absorb the spilt material in them and getting rid of these stains is not easy. The nylon carpets are reinforced to provide a strengthened finish, and these carpets are more durable than the woollen ones.
More than this, the nylon carpets need less recurring maintenance than the woollen carpets. However, they also need regular cleaning and a professional cleaning service every after 18-24 months. Odour can become a problem if the stains are not cleaned from the carpet. Hence, prompt cleaning is required when the carpet gets stained.

03. Polyester Carpet

Polyester Carpet

The polyester carpets are one step better, in all the aspects of carpet maintenance. They are of better quality, provide a unique shine to the carpets and have a huge variety of colours and types. Polyester is a water-resistant material; hence it is evident that they do not get wet or moist that easily. In addition to this, you can use water to clean the stains on these types of carpets and don’t worry about getting it moist. Since the polyester carpet is relatively more resistant to water and mould, the attack of odour is less persistent than what you experience in other types.

04. Carpet made of Recycled Material

Carpet Made from Recycled Material

One of the best aspects of modern society is that the younger generation is more cautious about their choices and how they affect the environment. The majority of the millennial generation is working on reducing its carbon footprint. Even if they are made from recycled materials, these carpets are even more rugged and have a robust structure.

05. Triexta Carpet

Triexta Carpet

Triexta carpet is a relatively new fibre which is mostly used in offices for increasing its frequency. It is a low cost as made from corn sugar and has the quality of anti-staining & water-resistance.

(B) Carpets Designs as per their Distinctive Designing and Fabrication

01. Wooden Carpet

Wooden Carpet

The name sounds confusing, right! Well, the wooden carpet designs are a better way to get the advantage of the classic wood floor looks and the softness of the fabric. This type of carpets are usually smaller in size and are better placed in the master bedroom, in the extra space in front of the beds. The old school style of the carpets will reflect traditionality and modernity both at the same time.

02. The Mid-Century Style with Modern Carpets

Mid Century Style Carpet

Have you ever noticed the mid-century patterns and furniture, where the colour of the furniture was the most defining factor! The mid-century carpet styles brought a change in the very designing and aesthetics of the carpets. The major highlights of these carpets are the high-quality texture which is often made of a single colour. It gives a new experience. The mid-century carpets were most prominent from the 1950s and were made with a lot of varied patterns.  Well, how about adding a geometrical pattern rug to it, which elucidates the whole room and its aura. The middle century style can be brought back into the frame, with these new looks. Take care while choosing the furniture and the paint colour of the room as both of them has to further match the carpet pattern and colour. You can also choose some bright colours with a contrasting shade of the furniture.

03. For the Kids Room

Kid’s Room Carpet

Your child’s room has to be creative enough to turn up their young mind and keep them inspired. The way you design the interiors will make a difference in how they feel and think. As Von Goethe’s certifies the fact (Published in ‘Theory of Colours’) that, colours and the interiors of a room plays a big role in the psychology of a child and helps to inspire the younger mind. Leaving the colours of the paint, we can talk about the carpet colours, too like orange symbolizes energy and energizes the occupants of the room. Similarly, the brown is known to be relaxing, whereas black shows power. Therefore, you need to choose a good colour scheme for your kid’s room carpet. A better way is to go for the hopscotch (Company of Carpet) carpets that are best designed for keeping these colour considerations in mind.

(C) Carpet Designs Differentiated According to their Properties

01. Eco-Friendly / Green Carpets

Eco-Friendly Carpet

Wondering what an eco-friendly carpet means! Well, ever since the trend of carpets has made a comeback, there has been an influx of these sorts of carpets. The eco-friendly have a low volume of volatile organic compounds. Generally, Volatile Organic Compounds are used at the time of manufacturing the carpets. VOCs evaporates at normal temperatures and, cause various health issues to the individuals. To combat this issue, most companies now offer eco-friendly carpets, which are environment-friendly. Polyester, Wool, etc. are popular as eco-friendly carpet. These are the carpets which are manufactured with lower volumes of VOCs.

02. Water-Resistant Styles

Water Resistant Carpet

Waterproof carpets are slowly gaining speed, especially for the living and dining rooms. Nowadays, you will find that waterproof carpets with wide loom fabric, with every bit of modernity associated with, in terms of the style and durability. Outdoor water-resistant carpets have been used and seen in the past, but for indoors, this type of carpet was not very popular until the last few years.  Wool, Nylon, etc. carpet types are resistant to water.

03. Airy Carpet for the Living Room

Airy Carpet

The living room has to be designed perfectly and must be added with a glamorous design. The airy carpet is yet another class of carpets which go best with the rays of the morning sun and provides a soothing ambiance to the whole room and helps ground it in the big ceilings. This type of carpets looks awesome in a blue coloured shade with a touch of white and add to it, a neutral coloured wall, you will have an amazingly cool living room interiors. The best bet is to use different shapes and sizes of carpets to bring out the natural beauty of the room.

Cleaning of Carpets

It is normal to see that your carpet gets contaminated by objects like tea, coffee, candle wax, or even chewing gum in the house. Rest assured that there are both home-made and professional treatments, to remove them and the entailing smell from your carpets.
Carpet cleaning is a full blooming industry which deals in this single task. Carpet cleaning is crucial for the overall health of the home ecosystem. This is because a significant amount of allergies and diseases are perpetrated by the dirty and moist carpets. Its evidence is seen in the occurrence of redness, irritation, sore throat, and other such conditions.

Methods of Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is done via various methods including;

01. Vacuuming

Vacuuming is the most versatile method for carpet cleaning. It is suitable for almost all types of carpet, e.g., Wool, Polyester, Nylon, etc.

Vacuuming of Carpet

02. Dry Cleaning or Bonnet Cleaning

Bonnet cleaning is a minimum moisture carpet cleaning method, and it essentially consists of a cotton, rayon and/or polypropylene pad and a rotary shampoo machine. It is more suitable for Wool, nylon carpet types.

Bonnet Cleaning of Carpet

03. Hot Water Carpet Cleaning or Steam Cleaning

Hot Water or Steam Carpet Cleaning method does not actually use steam to clean the carpet, but instead shoots hot jets of water into the carpet and immediately vacuums it up along with the dirt. This cleaning method is more suitable for polyester, nylon and wool carpet.

Steam Cleaning of Carpet

04. Shampoo Cleaning

In this method, a carpet cleaning shampoo or solution is applied to the carpet to form foam. The ingredients of the foam attract the dirt in the carpet.  It is more suitable for polyester, wool, etc. carpet types.

Shampoo Cleaning of Carpet

These are the professional methods of carpet cleaning. At home, you can only go for vacuum cleaning. Vacuuming the carpet is effective subject to the condition that it is done regularly.
More than this, you can also use some homemade remedies which involve mixing baking soda, water, borax, lemon and a few other such ingredients that can make for a successful cleaning solution.  As said by Linda Hallam (Published in, Better Homes and Gardens, Making a Home) that, If you have children and pets or light coloured carpet, clean the carpet two or three times a year.

How to Get Rid of Odour from the Carpet?

In technical terms, this process is called “Deodorizing the Carpet” and has to be done with precision.

  • The best and the most effective way to treat the carpet for odour is to treat immediately after it is dirty. Quickly dab (pressing on the spilt materials with soft hands) and then clean the rest with soap and water carefully.
  • Baking soda is also a good option to get rid of carpet stains. In this method, you need to evenly sprinkle baking soda on the soiled part and allow it to Once the soda is hardened, wipe it off and with it, all the smell will also evaporate.
Remove Odour from Carpet
  • On a lighter note, you can also use the homegrown Indian style of hitting the carpet on the backside with a stick or a bat just like every Indian housewife One of the most effective methods until now.

So, in the end…
The next time, you go out shopping for a carpet, be sure to keep these things in mind. More importantly, you can buy a carpet as per your usage and the volume of footprint in that area. Because as far as the maintenance of these carpets goes, it is always better to invest in those carpets which are more durable and need less maintenance.

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Author Bio

Charanpreet SinghCharanpreet is a home improvement enthusiast, he is inspired by the interior kerb appeal and wishes to study the impact the interiors have on our lives. He studies different styles and designs that enhance the house interiors and everything in your home.

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