Not your momma’s carpet

Making a room pop with colour and texture

Remember when the big decision about carpet was, “Should we go with tan, beige or cream?”

Well, we’ve come a long way baby!

No longer is your carpet’s sole purpose about going with the furniture or hiding the dirt. With fabulous colours to choose from, a variety of textures available and even the opportunity to go with waterproof, when it comes to carpet there are plenty of things to consider. Visit us here at United Floors and we’ll give you all the info you need to make the right decision for your home.

Carpet and colours to make your room come alive

There’s lots to love about carpet – warmth, comfort, protection against slips and falls, sound absorption qualities – but these days, people love it for its look.

Vibrant colours and patterns can make it the focal point or a major design element of any room. It’s a great way to add beauty and style as well as a little bit of your personality to your home’s décor. Of course, if you have a great couch that you want to show off, neutral may be the way to go. But you might want to think about getting a nice Berber with flecks of complimentary colours within it.

If you haven’t thought about carpeting since the 1990s, come check out all the new colour and neutral options at our Courtenay showroom.


New carpet textures and patterns are sure to turn heads

Maybe you’re not ready to go with a bold colour. Then how about introducing some texture and patterns instead?

In terms of practicality, textures and patterns help to hide soil or vacuum marks and stand up well in high-traffic areas. Style-wise they can add another element of design appeal. Woven and applied patterns, such as raised leaves and flowers, offer the chance to blend the flooring with other design elements within a particular space.

Waterproof carpets – no longer just a dream

If you’ve been avoiding carpet because you don’t think it can withstand the rigors of your family’s lifestyle, think again. Shaw Floors has created a new collection that employs LifeGuard – a waterproof backing offering unparalleled protection. Not only does it look and feel like regular carpet, it’s available in numerous colours and styles and promises to be 100% waterproof. If you’re just concerned about stains and dirt, there are plenty of options to choose from. Just speak with our knowledgeable staff to find out which manufacturers offer what stain protection.

And don’t forget about area rugs A little nervous about investing the money and square footage into wall-to-wall? Area rugs are a great way to add a little colour and design while protecting high-traffic areas. Patterned or plain, there are plenty of options at our Courtenay location.

Thinking about new flooring options? Maybe it’s time you thought about carpet again. Come visit us at United Floors in Courtenay for all your flooring needs. See you at 362 – 10th Street soon!