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Interior Design Trend Alert From The Street Of Dreams, The American Dream: Soft Carpet Is A Must-Have In Homes

Today's carpet trends content comes from Contract Furnishings Mart, Nicole Schmidt. Street of Dreams Exclusive: Insight From Contract Furnishing Mart About Carpet Trends

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Today’s lifestyles have created a juxtaposition of surfaces in Interior Design. It’s hard vs. soft and they are both looking good and feeling great. On the one hand, we have the rise of hard surfaces like tile and hardwood, and on the other we’ve seen an carpets coming in even softer fibers. So what does this really mean? It means that customers and clients are looking for easy to clean hard surfaces in the majority of their homes, and the softest, most luxurious carpet they can find in the few rooms where they can’t live without that cozy feeling under their toes. In this year’s Street of Dreams American Dream home we have seen this trend pick up some serious steam. Caress by Shaw was installed in the home and everyone on the tour can’t stop raving about this ultra-soft carpet.


The Various Features And Benefits Ultra-Soft Carpets

Truly a case where the name says it all, this is a carpet you can’t help but caress. A leader in the industry, Shaw Floors has come out with the widest variety of styles and colors in their softest fiber yet, Caress. It is inspired by the softest natural resources around the globe, with 18 styles and a 50 color palette, it lets you choose the style and color that best tells your story.


Benefits Of Purchasing Caress Carpet, The Ultra-Soft Carpet

  • Made with an Anso nylon fiber that is enhanced with Shaw’s patented R2X Stain
  • Soil Resistance System. This provides total fiber coverage and protection from the top to the bottom of the yarn to prevent spills from soaking into the carpet
  • All Anso nylon products are Cradle to Cradle certified CM, which means it is a fiber that is recyclable at the end of its useful life; making it a sustainable and durable option

With all of this new technology, special care and consideration has to be taken for this ultra-soft carpet. Here’s where to learn more regarding Shaw’s specific guidelines about the care of your Caress carpet.


Stain Resistant Carpet That Is Also Soft

Bliss totes their Indulgence as “the softest carpet with the ultimate in performance” Bliss Indulgence is constructed with the company’s patented 100% PermaSoft solution-dyed nylon fiber that is colorfast and stain resistant. With the durability of a nylon fiber and the stain resistance of a solution-dyed product this carpet is sure to become a hit within your home. Bliss is a great option for families with pets, because the carpet includes Beaulieu’s own Magic Fresh treatment that reduces household odors and an exclusively formulated Scotchgard Protector treatment by 3M.


Luxuriously Soft Carpet Options With Built-In Stain And Soil Protection

Mohawk's luxuriously soft carpet, SmartStrand Silk with DuPont Sorona is the only premium soft carpet with built-in stain and soil protection that never wears or washes off! It just so happens to have a luxurious softness well above and beyond its competitors. It gets this amazingly soft hand and great stain resistance, from its corn and polyester based fiber. The renewable resource of corn makes it a great eco-friendly choice, and while the polyester fiber wears a little different than a nylon, it certainly will clean up well against stains and can be done by using water. Check out Mohawk's License to Spill campaign for some pretty amazing examples.

All carpet content was provided by Nicole Schmidt with Contract Furnishings Mart.


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