The Top Carpet Trends for 2016

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Color and texture are the operative terms for the top carpet trends for 2016. This is the year to reach beyond the neutral beige and tan colors to bring carpet out of the background and into the forefront as an important decorating element.

The many color variations, patterns and textures now available are elevating carpet as the focal point of inspirational interior designs.

The color of a room's carpeting can make the room look more expansive, or smaller and cozier, as desired.  For instance, a Silver Creek brand, 100% wool, Wilton special weave in a deep Saddle color with a beige border can offer the same neutral advantages as a light beige carpet, but the darker brown makes any room appear cozy and intimate.

A major shift in carpet trends for 2016 is toward soft texture and layered color. Bloomsburg's soft Open Plain/Orient style nylon velvet carpet with a jute backing comes in a deep shade of red, which is arresting without being overwhelming. The demure vertical pattern has the same effect as the dark Saddle carpet, in terms of providing a more intimate environment, but can tie in different colored accents in a way that includes the carpet as a primary design element. 

White carpeting is also trending this year, because of its ability to make a small room look larger.  A patterned white carpet, such as Bloomsburg's Marta/Ivory style in 69% wool, and 31% nylon in a Wilton weave with a jute backing, can add special visual interest and is easier to maintain than stark white carpeting. The two pale shades of high quality carpet can go far to not only visually expand a room, but to also tie it together with wall or trim colors.

If you are interested in exploring the possibilities inherent in high quality carpeting, please contact us for further information or visit Bloomsburg Carpet Here to see our quality carpet collections. 

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Four Good Reasons to Have Your Carpet Cleaned Regularly

Part of maintaining the beautiful quality of carpeting in a home is to invest in regular cleanings. Allowing a carpet to become soiled can quickly detract from a room's appearance and even pose a health hazard to occupants. There are several benefits that regular carpet cleanings can provide to a home's general upkeep.

1. Remove Allergens 

The cleanliness of a carpet can directly influence the quality of a room's air. Pollutants like dust, mites, and pollen can become trapped in the fibers of a carpet and be released into the room. but don't fret, a quality carpet steam cleaner can rid of the carpet of such allergens, improving air quality and debis as well as improving the smell of ones home.

2. Extend Carpet's Lifetime

Regular cleaning can protect the warranty of carpeting and slow down its natural wear. Making a habit of cleaning a carpet even when new can extend the period of time for which it appears the most vibrant and help to retain the texture of the fibers.

3. Reverse Pet-Related Stains and Aromas

Cleaning a carpet is especially essential for pet owners. Dogs and cats shed thousands of hairs and dander that can become trapped in carpeting, and household soiling can promote bacterial growth. Carpet cleaning can eliminate pet-associated scents and unsightly stains.

4. Prevent Mold

Carpets which are not routinely cleaned can foster mold spores. These spores can, over time, proliferate into colonies and spread through the carpeting and nearby furniture. Mold grows readily on damp areas, such as an untreated stain, so maintaining the cleanliness of a carpet can prevent mold from taking root in a home. 

In order to maximize a carpet's appearance and quality, regular cleanings are an important investment.

Bloomsburg Carpet carries an extensive line of high quality carpet in a wide array of colors and patterns.  For more information on purchasing high quality carpeting, please visit us at www.bloomsburgcarpet.com or contact us for further information.

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8 Great Reasons to Choose Carpet for your Next Room Renovation

When renovating one's home, high quality carpeting can play a major role in establishing the room's overall look and feel. It can also provide the inspiration for its color scheme, upon which to build accents, select furniture and accessories. Here are 8 Great Reasons to Choose Carpet for your Next Room Renovation

Style

With the myriad of cuts, patterns, and colors available, there are unlimited possibilities to satisfy any desired style statement, whether contemporary or traditional, dramatic or subtle. High quality carpet has what it takes to pull the look together.

Sound Buffering

A well made carpet has the capacity to absorb sound.  Carpeting with padding underneath further enhances this ability.

Energy Conservation

High end carpet has the potential to make a major contribution to the insulation of any room's environment.  It insulates floors, and also provides a psychological feeling of warmth.

Safety

Falls most often happen on tiled or wooden floors.  Carpeting adds traction and substantially reduces the risk of falls.

Health Benefits

High quality carpet can trap dust and other allergens holding them in place until it is vacuumed.

Maintenance

Carpeting requires less effort to maintain than hard surface flooring. Hard flooring often becomes scratched and requires rerefinishing. This factor leads to carpet costing less to maintain as well.

Appearance

Carpeting has the potential to unify the décor of any room with patterns, textures, pile heights and colors. High end carpeting can create virtually any look you want.

Feel

The soft, tactile feel of high quality carpeting creates a cozy atmosphere in any room, enabling one to toss a pillow down and curl up to read a book or sit in front of a fireplace in complete comfort.

Bloomsburg Carpet carries an extensive line of high quality carpet in a wide array of colors and patterns.  Please contact us for further information.

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Carpets Made in America

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Bloomsburg Carpet is proud to be Made In America.  Every product across Bloomsburg Carpet’s Collections including Silver Creek Carpet and Tuva Looms Brand are woven in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.  Our quality and craftsmanship are second to none.  

For the past 40 years, Bloomsburg Carpet has been a leader in woven carpet for any commercial or residential installation. Many Bloomsburg Carpet employees are third generation weavers, possessing experience, knowledge and skills that are as much handed down as individually learned. Their unique skill set and attention to detail have helped Bloomsburg Carpet build its reputation as the finest carpet manufacturer in America.

To learn more about Bloomsburg Carpet and our American weaving heritage, please visit Bloomsburgcarpet.com

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How To Find the Best Quality Carpeting Made in America: The Pros and Cons

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Selecting the best, American-made carpet for your needs can seem like a daunting task, but we are here to help you in your search.

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1. Choosing the Right Fiber

According to This Old House, there are 5 main categories of fiber:

  • Wool (and Wool Blends)- Pros: softer, highly durable, and stain resistant. Cons: price.
  • Nylon – Pros: similar to wool in durability and feel, stain resistant, affordable. Cons: price for the higher end lines.
  • Olefin (polypropylene) – Pros: durable, water and stain resistant. Cons: resiliency. Recommended for low-pile carpets only.
  • Polyester – Pros: soft, holds color, resists soil. Cons: resiliency.
  • Acrylic – Pros: can look and feel like wool, moisture and mildew resistant. Cons: resiliency. Not recommended for carpeting in rooms (usually reserved for bathroom mats).
     

2. Choosing the Right Style

This Old House also addresses three main styles of carpeting:

  • Loop-pile carpets – Pros: durability. Cons: difficult to keep clean. Can be used in high traffic areas. Example: berber
  • Cut-pile carpets – Pros: look and feel. Cons: durability. Examples: (least durable to most) velvets, saxonies, friezes
  • Cut-loop pile – Pros: durability. Recommended for stairways and informal rooms.

Keep in mind that the higher the pile on your carpet, the less durable it will be.

3. Importance of Weight

The weight of a square yard of carpet will give you a better idea of how much yarn the carpet contains, and the higher the weight, the longer that product will last (according to This Old House). Be careful you are only comparing the weight of similar products, though, as different fibers are going to have different weights.

4. Read the Fine Print – The Warranty

As with any product, the length of the warranty that the company includes (at no additional cost) offers you a good idea of the typical life-span of your carpet. The longer the warranty is, the better the quality is of the product. Pay close attention to the fine print, as not all warranties reimburse the full cost of the product or replacement.

5. Environmental and Economic Impacts

There is a growing trend among consumers within the U.S. towards American-made, environmentally friendly products, and those who use them take pride in these selections. It may lead to a greater up front cost, but the economic and environmental impacts are invaluable.

Bloomsburg Carpet sells many of the high quality carpeting options mentioned in these tips. We manufacture our products in America and pride ourselves on our environmental sustainability. We sell both commercial and residential carpeting. Contact us for assistance in meeting your carpeting needs!

If you are in the market for new carpeting and seek further advice about how to decorate a room with a summer feel, please visit our website to find an agent or dealer in your area.

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Summer Interior Design Trends; Focus on Carpet

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This year, summer interior design trends are focused on the differences that carpet can make in a room. The summer season marks the beginning of an exquisite new line of high quality carpet in nature-inspired colors and patterns with the potential to provide a fresh new look for your home or business.

This is the season for ocean inspiration with pastel tonalities, as demonstrated in the Wool Shear line of watercolor offerings.  Be reminded of the beautiful coastal waters with the line's Watercolor Seabreeze, in a pale pastel blue, or the Watercolor Mint, with just a whisper of pastel green.

The coastal inspiration can be extended to the natural shoreline with light sandy earth tones. The Oz line of Wool Wilton weave carpeting echoes traditional and contemporary woven textures with a subtle circular motif and varying pile lengths that resemble brush strokes on canvas. Select a pale Chiffon for a subtle, yet light and bright carpeting effect, or try the slightly darker Latte or Navy shade for more of a dramatic appeal. Silvery Mica adds a touch of elegance to an otherwise casual look, and Oyster adds depth and emotion.

The delicate colors of sea shells also contribute to this year's summer interior design trends for carpeting.  The velvet weave Elegance line of carpet can flow gracefully through a room in barely there shades of Sea Salt or a gentle Mist, with its delicate touch of green, to impart serene reminders of a peaceful ocean retreat.

For more inspirational ideas about summer interior design trends using carpet, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

If you are in the market for new carpeting and seek further advice about how to decorate a room with a summer feel, please visit our website to find an agent or dealer in your area.

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Who Weaves the Finest Carpet Made in America?

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40 Years of the Finest Weaving

This Spring signifies a big step in Bloomsburg Carpet’s past, present and future.  For the past 40 years, Bloomsburg Carpet has proudly woven the finest carpet in the world.  

Founded 40 years ago, in the Spring of 1976, Bloomsburg Carpet opened shop and began weaving the finest custom carpets for casinos, hotels and theaters.  Through the years, Bloomsburg Carpet has expanded its product offerings and services beyond the custom carpet market and into running line items for residential, contract and commercial spaces.

Now, and for the next 40 years, Bloomsburg Carpet will continue to weave the best carpet for any project.  Bloomsburg Carpet founder, Raymond Habib, built the company on the merit and tradition of American craftsmanship.  Now, his son and current president, Tom Habib carries the torch for carpet made in the U.S.A.

“My Father was an innovator in 1976, and we continue to innovate everyday,” Tom Habib said.  “We are proud to blend our weaving tradition with New Age style, pattern and design.” 

Bloomsburg Carpet would like to thank the many customers, architects, designers and dealers who have made the last 40 years a resounding success.  Cheers to 40 more years of weaving in the U.S.A., and another 40 after that. 

If you are in the market for new carpeting and seek further advice about how to decorate a room with earth tones, please visit our website to find an agent or dealer in your area.

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Decorating Your Room With Earth Tones for a Natural Look

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Carpet in Earth Tones

The concept of decorating with earth tones, is based on the idea of bringing the feeling of nature indoors. Earth tones are those colors that draw from nature with a palette generally consisting of natural browns, warm grays, muted greens and understated yellows. When an au naturale color palette is used incorrectly, it can end up looking lackluster and boring.  However, if approached the right way, decorating your room with earth tones can result in a timeless, natural looking decor that is pleasing to the eye, and comforting to be in. 

One approach used by professional decorators, is to use multiple shades of earth tones in the same space. By using a range of color that runs from light to dark, one can avoid the predictable panache of off-white and beige that commonly comes to mind when considering earth tones. For instance, three walls of a room can be painted a pale sand color, with a punch from a deep, Basalt gray-brown on the fourth wall and white trim. The look can be tied together with a high quality carpet in a weave that includes all three colors.  Examples would be a Bloomsburg Carpet Brigitta pattern that comes in 5 natural colors, which would tie in beautifully with an earth tone themed room,  or, perhaps,  a contemporary Broadcloth pattern, that comes in 10 beautiful, natural colors,  used for the main part of the carpet.  If desired,  borders  can be used to unify room accessory colors.

No other decorative element has as much potential to unify the look of a room as the carpeting selection. For this reason, it is important to invest in the highest quality carpet that can fit within your budget. Fine carpeting comes in a broad range of pile choices that include Berber, frieze, textured and Saxony.

When choosing carpet colors to use in a neutral or earth tone palette, a good thing to keep in mind is that well-lit rooms tend to show the true color of the carpet while rooms with less light may need a lighter shade of carpet to keep them from feeling darker than they are. For instance a light colored Astro – Sandstorm pattern is more suitable for a dark room, but in a brightly lit room, something along the lines of a darker Badabing would add depth to the room.  Both of these carpets are available at BloomsburgCarpet.com. The patterns and weaves in these two examples could be used to pick up the various accent colors in the room, with the dominant color reflecting the most dominant wall color.

If you are in the market for new carpeting and would like further advice about how to decorate a room with earth tones, please visit our website to find an agent or dealer in your area.

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What to Know About Installing High End Carpeting

Luxury carpet can bring warmth, resiliency and timeless beauty to a cold, empty room. Unlike other types of flooring, luxury carpet possesses the density and soft texture to help minimize noise and cushion falls. After finalizing your purchasing decision, the key to satisfaction with your carpet lies in the installation process. Proper installation of luxury carpeting goes beyond the measuring and cutting that is a part of standard carpet installations. 

The Key Differences Between Luxury Carpeting and Economy Carpeting

In contrast to standard cut pile or loop pile carpeting, luxury carpeting is woven using a jacquard loom or special wire system. This type of high-end carpet is made in America using sustainable wool and nylon fibers that are shaped into unique colorful patterns and textures. Ideally, installation should be completed by a trained professional. 

Maximize Satisfaction with Your Carpet through Professional Installation

For optimum satisfaction with your luxury carpet, installation should be provided by an installer who possesses Natural Fiber Installation Certification (NFIC). This certification ensures that technicians are properly trained to install high-end carpeting constructed of woven and tufted wools. As a part of the certification process, technicians receive detailed training on seam preparation, stretching techniques, and pattern matching procedures. These techniques provide installers with an intensive level of training that prepares them to properly install the highest quality woven carpets in the industry. 

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Carpet Installer

NFIC requires a technician to complete hands-on training at an authorized training school and to pass a written test. Additionally, applicants should possess a minimum of four years of approved industry experience. Upon completion of course requirements and the written test, individuals are properly prepared to install Axminster, Velvet, Wilton and tufted wool carpeting. 

The professional installation of your luxury carpeting is the key to your satisfaction with your purchase. By employing a professional who has been certified in the installation of high-end carpeting, you will maximize the benefits of your investment.

Please visit us to learn more about our luxury carpet options and the importance of professional carpet installation.

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