We’ve been obsessed with wood floors for the last decade, sending wall-to-wall carpet flooring straight to the dumpster. There’s been good reason for the decision, too. Carpets can trap dust and dander that aggravate allergies. Carpet stains easily and can look (and smell) dingy after a while. And many carpets off-gas harmful chemicals into your space.
But the latest carpet flooring options are made from eco-friendly materials like natural fibers or recycled materials that are low-maintenance and easy to clean. Plus, carpet tiles by companies like FLOR are modern and easy to install. If one section of your carpet tile floor is damaged, just replace the damaged tile(s) with a fresh, new piece.
Vacuum cleaners are also more efficient nowadays, making it easier to vacuum up any allergy culprits. And thanks to HEPA filters, the latest vacuums can effectively trap those harmful allergens in the vacuum bag.
Wood or tile flooring may be low maintenance, but there’s nothing like the warm and cozy feel of a plushly carpeted floor. Here are 10 of the best new carpet flooring ideas: