Once we first purchased the home the bedrooms have been carpeted, however like most older houses the carpet wasn’t precisely salvageable (from the ’80s which seems is now not “twenty years in the past” and as an alternative is now FORTY YEARS AGO). We had hopes that beneath the carpet was stunning authentic wooden flooring – maybe a herringbone or parquet sample, nevertheless it was only a unusual laminate and a weak little subfloor. We thought of putting in wooden flooring, in fact, however after having carpeted bedrooms on the mountain home we have been very excited to simply do it once more. My 27-year-old self is so confused at future Emily for being so enthusiastically a wall-to-wall carpet woman, however when it’s carried out properly in a bed room (and also you don’t have hazardous pets, which we don’t) it’s simply so cozy. On the time we have been additionally seeking to shave cash off labor and we deemed the child’s bedrooms because the place to do it 🙂 Full disclosure, this carpet will not be a “funds” carpet (Stark is high-end and top quality) however we fell in love with this one on the mountain home and after buying round so much, determined to do an analogous however totally different model right here. Model loyalty I suppose 🙂
This room was the start of my love affair with wall-to-wall carpet. Not solely was it tremendous cozy, nevertheless it actually simplifies the room in numerous methods, and with that slight sample we didn’t really feel the necessity to add a rug (we nonetheless would possibly right here, btw). We did the identical carpet sample however a distinct colorway within the visitor room.
Each flooring have held up so properly for our household. It’s been 4 years and the child’s room and play attic have gotten numerous motion (hardly ever footwear), the lighter visitor room much less so. Each are on the second flooring so much less entry to the surface (which I feel is an efficient factor to consider). And with the reminiscence foam pad beneath they’re remarkably comfortable (severely, everybody remarks on it).
Deciding on the carpet for this home felt tougher. We love the thought of retaining it mild, to work with the Scandi vibe upstairs. I positively thought of doing the navy blue once more, in all three rooms, however that felt like fairly the colour dedication and would lock us in design-wise. Initially, we wished their efficiency carpet, Davis, and positioned the order, yay all set! Then we came upon that there have been delays and it was 5 months out. So after stain testing this one (with raspberry jam) and having it totally come out, we went for the wool model that had the identical vibe. And now that it’s put in we’re SO completely satisfied. TBH I’m nonetheless new to the wall-to-wall carpet recreation, having solely carried out it in a number of rooms. However when I’ve there may be nothing like a recent, cozy, wall-to-wall carpeted room within the colder months.
However shortly some reminiscence lane, to essentially hit the earlier than and after story exhausting.
Once we first purchased the home…
Then after a 12 months of building, it seemed like this:
Set up Day!
The week earlier than we have been to maneuver in (and stay right here) the carpet arrived and boy was it a change.
First, we put down the reminiscence foam carpet pad (see above). Now I need to name one thing out that has nothing to do with the wall-to-wall carpet itself. On the mountain home, we used reminiscence foam beneath and I keep in mind considering that we did this particular factor no person had earlier than. Then after I was looking for a reminiscence foam carpet pad for this room on the carpet place I discovered a thick reminiscence foam pad and assumed it was the identical. We requested the salesperson and he stated, “Sure, that is the thickest reminiscence foam you will get”. So we purchased it and checked that field. Now the unhappy factor is that after putting in it and the carpet we realized that it’s not the identical. On the mountain home, we both used double reminiscence foam or (and that is what I feel) a 1″ rug reminiscence foam rug pad, lower to suit. This one remains to be comfortable (1/2″ + carpet) however not the “padded room” expertise we have been anticipating. That has nothing to do with the carpet, it’s what you put in beneath. Now it’s too late (the carpet is actually stapled down). However, if you’re about to put in carpet think about going rogue and getting as near a 1″ reminiscence foam carpet pad as potential (or double up two 1/2″ ones). Your installer will doubtless assume you’re nuts, btw. Brian identified afterward that we actually couldn’t have carried out the 1″ as a result of the carpet would have been far larger than the thresholds to the hallway – it was already a lot larger than the hallway flooring, so including one other 1/2″ may need seemed dumb and been pulled up simply. That’s all to say, def don’t get an inexpensive carpet pad if you’re choosing a extra woven wall-to-wall like we did (with a pulled carpet you may have extra cushion). We liked the look of the woven, versus a pulled carpet (which is extra typical – not in a foul means). However there are professionals and cons to each.
Carpet Put in!
The carpet may be very, very, very fairly. It’s the Dorsey and it has numerous variation in texture and yarn dye, which I hope will make it extra forgiving. It’s mild however not WHITE. It’s 100% wool and like I stated, after I stain-tested it with the jam it handed with flying colours. But it surely’s nonetheless a light-weight coloration and let’s simply say no finger portray upstairs. We don’t permit footwear in the home (and the youngsters are programmed so properly at this level to take them off instantly on entry) and there’s no meals upstairs (because of the carpet), however they’re nonetheless children and whereas the canines don’t pee on rugs, they’re nonetheless canines and that is nonetheless wet Oregon within the winter. I’m not going to lie that there are days after I’m nervous that we should always have made a darker or extra forgiving alternative, nevertheless it’s so fairly and tender!! We are going to doubtless layer a rug right here or there, too.
Simply look how fairly it appears to be like. I like how the delicate stripe contrasts in opposition to the diamonds of the home windows (and can work so properly with the butterflies in Birdie’s wallpaper). It’s a sample but not, and with the number of yarn colours, it appears to be like actually subtle and high-end.
Now to embellish 🙂
*Fairly Progress Farmhouse Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced
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