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Neutral Carpeting Doesn't Have To Be Boring!

By Jill Yard of Carpet Network

Choosing a neutral carpet doesn't mean limiting your decorating expression. Unlike the more simple, subdued Berbers of the early 90's, today's "neutral" carpet is stepping out with more pizzazz. Some consumers are choosing more "daring" carpet and rugs with floral, plaid, even hound's-tooth patterns. Fashion loops are a popular neutral floor covering choice.

Recently carpet styles have evolved to match the homeowner's desire for neutral colorations while addressing their growing love for texture and pattern. Modern textures are allowing for height variation and sculptured effects. For those who are not comfortable choosing a bold, colorful floor pattern, today's fashion loops and cut piles provide visual interest underfoot with more extreme differences in pile combined with thicker, deeper textures. Geometric squares featured at multiple levels, diamond shapes and even waves create surfaces that are pleasing to the eye and softer than ever before.

Color does not have to be subtle to be neutral. Many carpet manufacturers are producing fashion loops and Sisal look-alikes with the added flair of color sprinkled against a neutral background to add more dimension and help mask spots and spills. Barberpoled carpet creates a tweed-like appearance that is practical yet stylish. Flecks of color are not only being found in tan, beige and cream backgrounds, but also in the 'new neutrals' such as soft greens, pale yellows and shades of blue.

Carpet Network provides a valuable service assisting consumers in choosing the appropriate flooring for their home. Jill and John Yard of Lake George own The Carpet Network Franchise serving the Warren and Saratoga areas.

Jill and John combined have over 30 years of experience in the home building and home décor business. They will make knowledgeable recommendations on the style, color and quality appropriate for your home. Since they personally visit your home, they will identify current traffic patterns, which can influence your flooring choice. They will also discuss your family's lifestyle and activity level to ensure the proper product is chosen.

Carpet Network's mobile showroom is completely stocked with an incredible selection of over 4,000 choices of brand name flooring for you to coordinate with your draperies, wallpaper, furniture and other accessories in their natural lighting and setting. Carpet Network also offers a complete selection of hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate and No-wax vinyl flooring as well as the latest in Hunter Douglas window fashions. Carpet Network saves you time and money since the mobile showroom concept eliminates the high costs associated with operating a retail store, while at the same time providing a much higher level of personal service. With just one visit Carpet Network will assist you with the selection of the proper flooring or window treatment, accurately measure the area to provide a total price and in most cases even schedule the installation. So, before you invest your valuable time and money shopping traditional retail stores, call Carpet Network.

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