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On the surface, it may not seem like carpet has changed much over the years. But when you dig deeper into the manufacturing processes, the latest innovations, and the treatments available, everything has changed. Newer carpet floors are designed to last longer, repel stains, and rival the performance of most hard surface floors. In this post, we’ll discuss how modern carpet really is changing the stigmas of the past.

Repels Stains

A girl petting her dog while laying on the floor

It’s no secret: stains are one of the most common pain points when it comes to carpet. Over the years, many manufacturers have claimed their carpet overcomes this challenge, only to leave customers disappointed. Fortunately, some newer carpets actually live up to the promise. Anso nylon is one of the top performers in this category. These carpets are treated to repel stains. In other words, spills are prevented from soaking into the carpet fibers, keep potential stains on the surface, where they can be wiped away with ease. For that reason, both are popular choices for homes with pets.


Carpet is often (and sometimes incorrectly) viewed as a breeding ground for bacteria. This may or may not have been true for some older flooring, but Microban carpet is changing that. As the name implies, it features the industry-leading Microban solution built right into the carpet fibers. Microban carpet helps prevent bacterial, mold, and mildew growth. While it’s still important to clean regularly, Microban carpet will stay fresher between cleanings.


Waterproof patterned carpet in a living room

Fibers have a tendency to tear and fray over time…right? Actually, not so much anymore. While this was true for some time, newer carpets are designed to resist wear and tear – even in high traffic areas. Some carpets (such as those in our pet friendly collection) are even designed to resist damage from pet claws.


Microban antimicrobial carpet in a living room

The traditional view of carpet often reminds us of a single color that spreads across the room – and there’s nothing wrong with that. Plenty of designers still use this approach to set a foundation for the room’s style. However, carpet floors are taking on new styles in creative ways. Patterns are trending right now, and they can be found in a variety of designs. Floral patterns are especially popular as more people shift to working from home. Even better, many patterns are now incorporating textures for designs that you can feel.

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We get it: these are only a few of the many considerations when purchasing new floors. There are so many options that the decision can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, we’re here to help! Make an informed choice for your home with a quick visit to Chelan’s top flooring experts at Lake Interiors!