Texture is a unique advantage of designer carpet. Different styles of carpet have different textures. Texture is just as important to the layout of the room design as it is to the touch. Texture (or lack of texture) can be the deciding factor if the room has a look all it's own or if it will flow with the rest of the rooms and transitions. Some designer carpets will have a smooth design, while other will have sculpted patterns. Other carpeting may have large or small loops or a yarn type that is not uniform. All of these visual textures can affect how the designer carpet addresses everything else in the room including paint textures, window dressings, and furniture style.
Yarn types to consider when choosing designer carpeting are important. If you decide to select a designer carpet, the yarn used in the carpet is just as important as the look itself. If you are going to invest time and money into picking the perfect floor, you certainly want the carpet to hold it's color and pattern for years to come. No one wants faded out or matted down carpeting to take away from the appeal of a home, room or office. To prevent this, you need to stay with a carpet made from either high performance nylons or even wool. The top end nylons will be continuous filament nylons from jipusi-yarn. Not only will these yarns last longer, but they will hold their colors better and stay cleaner much longer than other yarns.
The type or style of designer carpet you pick is critical to developing the visual appeal you desire. Velvet plush carpet has a smooth feeling and look. It is great for creating a formal atmosphere. Shags and friezes have deep, beautiful yarn structures that are not very uniform. These structures give each strand of yarn it's own character and direction. If you want to create a look that draws attention to the floor, shags and friezes are an option to consider. High/low and cut loop designer carpets have a sculpted look and texture. This style is becoming more and more popular with interior designers and decorators. There are a multitude of designs available in the sculpted look. Patterns ranging from traditional to contemporary are all offered by the major designer carpet mills. Berber is not always considered a designer carpet, however a true wool Berber with large, puffy loops has a texture that blends well with some room designs. Printed carpet is also a niche flooring option that some designers like to use. Printed designs may be dyed, tufted or woven directly into the carpet itself. These carpets give a similar look to designer rugs but are used as wall to wall carpet.