The answer to that question depends on how you plan to use the room. Is it the center of family activity, where people congregate, sit on the floor, and maybe even eat and drink? Or, do you have a family room for that and use the living room only for formal gatherings? Carpet is always a good choice, and be sure it's aligned with your needs. When you walk into the Orlando flooring stores, you’ll be amazed at all the innovations that provide something for every installation.
Depending on foot traffic levels
For busy, heavily foot trafficked rooms, a stylish low pile rug would most likely be your choice because ow pile carpets have short, tightly woven fibers, making them very easy to keep clean. They also tend to be more durable since there aren't long fibers to mat, fray, and get stuck in the vacuum cleaner.
On the other hand, if you use the living room only for guests, feel free to go with a luxurious, plush, and velvet-like rug, like the Straight Saxony. This kind of rug adds a touch of class but can also leave footprints or vacuum marks.
The importance of recognizing a room’s priorities and challenges
Some people automatically think of using the same carpet type throughout the home, but that's not a good idea. Every room has its requirements, and you often have to delve even deeper into how the room is used because what works for one area may not work for another. For instance, shags are fun and vibrant and now come in big, bold color palettes, including everything from red to purple to multi-tones. Also referred to as "sheepdog rugs," they also require a little extra maintenance, so it wouldn't work for the stairs, where easy cleanability is just one of the priorities.
With over 40 years of experience, we're not only experts in flooring, but we also remodel countertops and fabricate stone. For more information and a free flooring quote, visit the All Floors of Orlando showroom at any of our two Orlando, FL locations: Lee Vista Blvd and Lake Underhill Rd, both convenient to Windermere, Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Garden and Altamonte Springs, FL.