A carpet is a type of textile floor covering that is very comfortable, quiet and extraordinarily soft. An excellent carpet is not only hygienic and long-lasting, but also a true paradigm of sensory harmony: soft to the touch and shiny to the eye, this exceptional component of interior design brings with it an infinite number of advantages. Among others, worth of note is the ability to contribute to the room thermal insulation and to protect against bumps and falls. There are many types of carpeting on the market, available in a variety of colors and designs, and with different fibers and pile thicknesses. The surface of the carpet can be machined or smooth, and lends itself easily to customization in case of special needs. If properly installed and regularly maintained, carpeting discourages the survival of mites. The carpets on the market do not have any problem of electrostatic charge. Generally the carpet is a bad electricity conductor, but the small amounts of conductive wires integrated in the latest models on the carpet pile, allow to erase this problem.
Carpeted flooring can be of two different formats: roll or square. We can say with no hesitance that the one that is most largely used is the roll carpet. This can be glued or laid in place and fixed with double-sided tape. The laying in tension, which was used in the past, has been abandoned, although it would be the best method in absolute. It is in fact the method used to lay the most valuable carpets. This laying technique involves the use of special cling strips on the perimeter of the room, to which the carpet is then hooked. It is certainly a more expensive type, but one that makes the carpeted floor even softer and more durable. The carpet tiles instead can be square or rectangular. The most commonly in use are 50 x 50 cm tiles, which are highly appreciated for their high soundproofing capacity and functionality; the tile can in fact be laid on its back, so that, if necessary, it is possible to replace even a single element at any time and with great ease.
Carpet materials and characteristics
Carpet, whose correct name would actually be textile flooring, can be made of natural or synthetic fibers, always with the ultimate goal of creating a covering with specific aesthetic and functional characteristics. The bottom layer of the carpet, the one that comes into contact with the floor, can be made of different materials, either natural or synthetic. These include rubber latex, which is traditionally used, but also jute or a mixture of synthetic elements. In any case, the bottom layer of a good quality carpet always guarantees two fundamental characteristics: strength and insulation. As you can imagine, the aesthetic effect is only one of the many aspects of a carpet. In fact, it must be associated with softness to the touch, variety of color range, ease of installation and maintenance.
If we were to divide the carpet into its main variables, we would talk about the materials it can be made of. The natural fiber carpet is perfect if you wish to set up an environment that transmits comfort, intimacy and warmth, coziness and, at the same time, a contemporary aesthetic impact. Opposite to what you might think, natural fiber carpets can be extremely resistant to both time and wear and tear, and for this reason should be counted as one of the most valuable flooring available on the market. It is not a coincidence that this material is chosen not only for the interior design of residential environments, but also for stores, contemporary fittings and offices, as a proof of its innate ability to effectively withstand even intense trampling. Nylon carpeting is an extremely appreciated type for its resistance to light, ease of maintenance and cleaning and for the very high degree of resilience, understood as the ability not to deform. Like many synthetic fiber textile floor coverings, polyamide is also very suitable for the furnishing of environments in which high values of resistance to stress and durability are required. These can of course include stores, offices or hospitality facilities, but also the home living room.