At Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we often hear customers say that the most important things to factor into their decision when buying a carpet are affordability, functionality, and appearance. And that makes sense! When you redesign even a single room in your home, you want to be sure that you’ve invested in something durable and attractive. So what kind of carpet fits all of these criteria?
If you were to close your eyes and think of what a carpet looks like, you’d probably be visualizing something like this: a plush, beige, slightly fuzzy, uniform surface. No frills. It’s functional, it looks good, and it makes the room feel comfortable. You’re thinking of saxony!
Read on to find out more about saxony, and to learn why it’s such a popular carpeting option for Atlanta homeowners.
What Exactly Is It?
Saxony is a style of cut pile carpet, which means that the fibers on its use-surface are sheared during production. The fibers of a cut pile carpet stand straight up, rather than being looped into the backing (as is the case with Berber). Additionally, saxony carpets may have a degree of twist, in order to create variations in texture and appearance.
Saxony carpets can be made of many different materials, such as polyester and nylon on the less expensive end, or wool and other natural fibers if you want something more luxurious. No matter what material you select, the appearance will be similar.
Is It Right For My Home?
Saxony carpets present a uniform surface, but since pressure on the use-surface is applied directly onto the tips of each fiber, this style of carpet is prone to indentations and visible impressions from furniture, feet, and vacuuming. For a trackless, higher density carpet, choose textured saxony. The texture comes from twisting the carpet fibers in different directions to reduce visible impressions. This version of saxony costs a little more, but it’s a great option for hallways and stairs.
Here are a few of the reasons saxony carpet might be right for you:
- Plush look works in both formal and casual settings
- Exceptional softness provides unmatched comfort
- Neutral, uniform surface opens up design possibilities
Get Started Today
Interested in seeing what saxony would look like in your Atlanta home? The Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta experts are happy to walk you through the process of selecting a carpet that works for your space. We’re proud to serve the greater Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown area, so schedule a visit with our mobile showroom today!
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