October 4, 2016

What kind of carpet is best for your dining room?

Whether you use your dining room every night of the week or only on holidays, the flooring choice is an important one. You want the room to have a feel that reflects your entertaining style and a true sense of your home. It needs to be welcoming - often the dining room is one of the first rooms seen when walking in the front door. It needs to be comfortable for those lingering dinner conversations. And it needs to be practical for when someone inevitably knocks over a glass or drops a plate.

Carpet ties this dining room together perfectly.


That can be a tall order for a floor to fill but carpet can handle it. Let's learn which kinds of carpets are best choices for your dining room.

Why choose carpet?

Carpet is one of the most affordable and comfortable floor choices on the market. Soft and warm underfoot it is a very inviting floor choice. If those aren't enough of a reason, consider the wide variety of colors and styles available - everything from plush saxon to patterned cut pile. Carpet also naturally quiets a room, a nice bonus for a dining room that you want to be the hub of conversation. Worried about stains? Carpet is actually very easy to keep clean - scroll down to the bottom of this article for some of our favorite cleaning tips.

Which carpet is best for the dining room?


Formal dining room: primarily used for holidays and special occasions
Just about any type of carpet is a viable option for you. Cut pile, the most common type of carpet on the market, is a great choice and comes in an amazing variety of colors. Cut pile is also easy to keep clean and you can find it with patterns to add an extra design touch to the room.

Casual dining room: used every day or often for family meals
In this case you might want to focus on practicality first. Looped carpets are a good bet for a busy dining room. Look for a looped carpet with a pattern or texture to give you the warmth and beauty of carpet but with a natural ability to hide some wear, tear and stains.

Dining room/homework room/craft room: used all day, every day, in lots of ways
There's no doubt that choosing the best floor for this busy room is a challenge but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice all the benefits of carpet! Consider using hardwood or luxury vinyl as the primary floor choice - hard surface floors are more durable, longer lasting and easier to clean than carpet. Then add an area rug beneath the table to give you that soft feel underfoot.


Carpet Care Tips from Indianapolis Carpet Store, Kermans

Keep two things in mind when it comes to carpet maintenance and you'll handle 90% of your maintenance needs:


  1. Vacuum regularly: at least weekly but don't be afraid to vacuum more often if the room is heavily used
  2. Keep clean towels close at hand: a clean white towel can blot up nearly any spill and the faster you tackle a spill, the better you'll be at preventing it from soaking into the fibers and padding. (If you're especially worried about spills, ask about water-resistant padding options.)

Stop by our Indianapolis carpet store and start shopping for the perfect dining room flooring for your home, lifestle and budget.


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