When deciding on the best carpet for your needs, it’s important to know about a carpet’s construction, maintenance, and best uses in order to get the most out of your investment. Saxony carpet is a popular choice among Concord for its classic design and luxurious feel. Read on as our team at Floor Coverings International Concord discusses everything you need to know about saxony carpet.  

Concord CA bedroom with saxony carpet

What is Saxony?

Saxony is a traditional, cut-pile carpet that exudes comfort and works well in almost any space. Without knowing it by name, it’s most often what comes to mind when homeowners think of carpet flooring. Like many types of carpet, saxony can be made from a range of materials, including nylon and wool, and is available in different levels of quality.

Straight vs. Textured

Saxony comes in two distinct varieties, straight and textured, that are distinguished by the twist of the individual fibers. Straight saxony has fibers that are cut and twisted in the same direction and packed together to create a dense, velvety surface. When you brush your hand through the carpet, you will most likely see a change in color or appearance due to the direction of the fibers. On the other hand, textured saxony’s fibers are twisted in different directions, which makes a less smooth appearance that is less susceptible to showing marks.

Saxony carpet in living room

Where to Use Saxony

The variety of saxony you choose will ultimately depend on where you want to install it. Straight saxony is great if you want to elevate the appearance of a more formal living room or add plush comfort to a bedroom. However, if the look of footprints and vacuum patterns is something you can’t live with, textured saxony might be a better choice because it is less likely to show these marks. For busy areas such as hallways and stairs, we recommend a high-quality, textured saxony that will hold up to the increased amount of traffic.

Overall, saxony is a durable carpet that will look great for many years with routine vacuuming and care. It is often a cost-effective choice for many homeowners looking for a beautiful carpet that won’t go out of style.

If you’re thinking about installing saxony carpet in your home, call Floor Coverings International Concord to schedule a free, in-home design consultation today. Our flooring experts will walk you through everything you need to know, from estimate to installation, to guarantee a stress-free experience.

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