An ultimate guide to different carpet types for your Indian homes

Carpets are an essential addition to your interiors. It combines the texture and colour of the beautiful material and brings warmth and softness to your home. There are a million options out there for selecting a carpet for your Indian homes, however, there are certain factors that you need to keep in mind before buying a carpet. There are several ranges of carpets that one can choose from and their durability and textures differ. 

Carpets are the cushions of the floor and help protect the floor and also absorb sounds and makes it less noisy in a high traffic area. 

While considering cost-benefit analysis, carpet is one of the cheapest additions to be installed in the house and makes your interiors stylish and make the aesthetics of the house.

Installing a carpet in the living room or bedroom immediately enhances the space and brings in colour and vibrancy in the interiors.

Its insulating properties and resistance to all kinds of weather conditions is an excellent addition to your Indian homes. 

Carpets are non-slippery, cushiony and long-lasting material and bring in the extra depth in your rooms. 

There are a variety of carpets that feel and last differently. There thread counts and processing are all different. The biggest trend among homeowners is the softness of the material. The trends of an everlasting addition are bygone and people are leaning towards more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing options, therefore looking at the list below will help you get what you seek and give your homes the perfect personalised addition.


WOOLEN

Woollen material of the carpet


This carpet type is made from natural animal-based material and is super soft and cushiony. The woollen carpet is long-lasting and protects your floors from frost and cold weather conditions as wool is an excellent insulator. Its soft cover and detailing gives the homes a brilliant insulator. The very beautiful and intricately engraved traditional tufted carpets are the ones that you are looking for in this category. The threads are very closely knit ad make a double loop stretch that makes them an everlasting addition in your homes. They come in various ranges and colours and make the flooring unique and luxurious.


NYLON

Nylon based carpet for the floor


Nylon is one of the most durable and resistant material types of carpet to be found. The material processing of the carpet can be done in various ways like Frieze, Textured, shag, loop cut and the like which affect the material strength and help create a very stretchable and flexible material. Nylon carpets can be utilised in heavy traffic areas with pets and children in the house. This material is stain resistant and after its treatment of stain protection, it can be installed in hallways and stairs with ease and no need to think twice for stains sinking in deep with the fibres. It’s a soft and endurable option for your interiors.


OLEFIN

Polypropylene based synthetic carpet


Polypropylene or otherwise called Olefin is a solution-dyed synthetic material. It can be incorporated in your homes as a loop pile construction that is creating equal-sized loops and combines them in a compact manner to give very flexible carpets or as a dense cut pile which is taking away all the thread finish that is exposed on the surface and makes a very smooth and easy to clean carpet variant. Its wearability is lower than wool and nylon types, however, this carpet type can come in a variety of colours and an easy maintenance checklist, therefore, making a very cosy and easy addition to your floors.


POLYESTER

Polyester carpet on the stairs


Polyester is known for its ability to hold a wide variety of colours and soft textures. This highly flexible carpet type is vibrant and fade-resistant colours. Polyester carpets are very cheap and come in a variety of colour and pattern range however this is the material that tends to get flatten with weight, therefore, comes in low traffic areas like outsides or as a table placement. Polyester is also oil and scratch-resistant. Polyester can be made from recycled plastic and synthetic material, therefore, making it an eco-friendly carpet type. The process of making can be very different therefore choosing loop and cut loop fibre processing is the most popular type. 


JUTE CARPET

Jute based carpet


Jute is one of the strongest fibre types that you can install in your homes and it will not wither over time. It is scratch and stain-resistant and also helps absorb sound and provides easy cleaning and maintenance. These carpets are easily available all over India and also come in varied patterns and designs. They give your interiors a brilliant and unique texture. It is an environmentally friendly and natural material and makes for an excellent sustainable installation. Its rustic appeal is welcomed in the fewer traffic areas, creating an overlay over other carpets or underlay below a central table or console table.


COTTON 

Cotton based printed carpet


Cotton rugs are some of the most popular types of carpets that have been a popular choice of many homeowners as they complete all the essential requirements of carpet material. It is resistant and endurable, can be placed in heavy traffic areas and are cost-effective. Cotton can be reclaimed into making it a very sustainable option for a carpet. It can be used to cover the entire floorings of the house and is easily washable without having the need to dry clean or vacuum it. Modern cotton types are called dhurries that are cotton rugs and sit well in a  modern and contemporary home interior.

These carpet types are however to be placed indoors and away from the sunlight as the colour fades with the direct exposure to the sun. 


OVERALL, the carpet is a very versatile addition to your interiors which can be brought in a variety of textures and materials. The fabric and the thread count and its processing makes it varied and with different lasting and endurability. Carpets are must-have incorporation in your Indian household. Since India has a fabric type of every variety, incorporating handmade or Indian inspired folk arts and design makes this addition gives the interiors in your homes textured and unique. The carpet types have been divided on the basis of the materials and the variety of the fabric utilised, their costs can range pretty wide as they are evaluated on the basis of accessibility and procurement. Indian raw silk is expensive whereas jute is easily accessible.

Carpets, in general, are a must-have in your homes to make them cosy and warm with a blend of colours.

 

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