Flooring Changes in the Last Decade

Posted By on Sep 20, 2013 | 0 comments


By Susan Garfield

Since returning to the flooring industry after almost a decade of absence, the question I get most is what has changed. Well most everything and almost nothing. I know that may seem inconsistent at best, but it’s the most accurate response I can offer.

In the early 2000’s, new products were coming on fast and strong. The “green” movement was also just starting to bloom, pardon the pun. Customers were asking about sustainable floor options for both hard and fabric surfaces. Enter bamboo, cork, and dare I say it, wool.

Many of us can remember grandparents having one of those beautiful old “oriental” rugs in a room somewhere. 

Worldwide, these products have been around seemingly forever and cycle in popularity as fashion, tastes, and budgets dictate. While bamboo and cork are still relatively new to the United States, wool has a glamorous lineage. Many of us can remember grandparents having one of those beautiful old “oriental” rugs in a room somewhere. The colors were lovely and it seems like they lasted forever, some often handed down from generation to generation.

In fact, today’s wool carpets and area rugs still have those enduring attributes admired by many past generations. They are durable and will last for years to come. They are also classic and will complement any decorating style from traditional to ultramodern. Wool carpet is like a great string of pearls, it elevates the whole look to more than just the sum of its parts.

Wool attributes, however, are more than style related. Wool repels soil, is highly durable, sustainable, natural, hypoallergenic, and fire retardant. Also, did you know wool absorbs moisture in the summer and releases it in the drier winter months to help to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Who says it’s not easy being green@f0

Did you know wool absorbs moisture in the summer and releases it in the drier winter months to help to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Who says it’s not easy being green@f1 

Stop in and let us show you our newest selection of wool carpets. I think you’ll agree that everything old is new again.

 Featured carpet – Karastan Woolcheck Classics

 

 

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