|C'mon folks, red shag is awesome!!|
|Throw rug for me for a loop! Cheesy.|
Twist carpet is your more traditional carpet, where each pieces ends sticking up. Like so:
|Come on baby, let's do the....ok, I'm stopping.|
So, what's a couple to do but try to make these two carpets have a little carpet baby and combine them? Enter "Pattern" carpet. Oooooooooohhhhh.
|No joke here. I promised to stop.|
Yep, it's a pattern. The lighter parts aren't really lighter, they are looped. The darker parts aren't really darker, they are twist. It's kind of best of both worlds, so we liked it, but we didn't like the actual pattern. I didn't necessarily want shells or leaves or squares or something all over my floor. So here's what we found at the HD (Home Depot).
|A trio of pattern carpet|
And we really liked the "Insightful III" which had the least amount of patten in it. Still a loop/twist combo, but it didn't make such a distinctive squares pattern all over the floor. Basically, more twists than loops, and scattered instead of placed in a pattern. So it won't look too patterned, but will still give us some of the benefits of the loop. And the best part?
On sale! Sure, 22 cents doesn't seem like a lot, but when you're carpeting stairs, a hall, and three upstairs bedrooms, all those 22 cent increases count, so we will take what we can get. Now it was down to color.
|That's a lotta beige!|
And Linen wins! We are going for a very neutral, but warm-neutral look in our new place, and we really liked how these floors complimented each other. (The laminate is "Highland Hickory" from HD). From there, all that was left to do was pick a padding. My work was pretty much done, so Jon and the HD guy talked it over and we went with the Nike (yep, like the shoes) padding.
In case you didn't know, it's a step ahead. It's also got ground up pieces of shoes or something in it. Anyway, add another 69 cents a square foot to our bill. This will make our stairs and bedrooms feel nice and soft to step on in the morning. Or any time of day, really.
With the decisions made, the order went in! Now we just wait for the carpet to come in, the guys to call us to schedule installation, and the date to arrive when we get to flood our house with that awesome new carpet smell - yay!!