'Best of Boston' Flooring Store Offers Carpeting Tips for Spring

March 15, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
BURLINGTON, Mass., March 15, 2013 — With spring arriving and color soon returning to the outside world, a new or freshly cleaned carpet is a great way to reflect that change indoors. To help homeowners best accomplish that goal, Massachusetts flooring store A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring is offering tips on finding and maintaining the ideal carpet.

Recently named a 2013 Best of Boston Home winner by Boston magazine, A.J. Rose suggests that buyers consider colors beyond the traditional beiges and tans if they would like to transform the look of a room with their carpet choice. While bold hues like reds, oranges and dark blues can inject life into a room that may be otherwise lacking in vibrancy, "new neutrals" like soft greens, pale yellows and light blues can complement a variety of modern room designs while still bringing their own character to the space. Brands like Mohawk, Shaw Floors and Stainmaster carpet offer an extensive selection of colors in various shades.

"Traditionally, carpets were designed to play second fiddle to the style of other furnishings, but the broad assortment of colors these days means that they can actually become the focal point of the room," said Barry Greenberg, sales manager of A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring. "Not only that, but manufacturing advances now allow for a variety of patterns and textures that can add greater depth or match other themes on the walls or furniture."

For buyers searching for an elegant pattern, A.J. Rose recommends looking at the trellis, floral and Persian styles that have become staples from Karastan or the bolder, more contemporary carpet patterns featured by HGTV Home Flooring by Shaw collection. When it comes to the build of the carpet, modern shoppers have several options, including textured, traditional Saxony, frieze, cable, looped, and cut and loop. Those alluring patterns and textures can serve a functional purpose as well, masking soil and vacuum marks.

While the ability to hide carpet imperfections is a nice convenience, A.J. Rose suggests a deep cleaning at least once a year for owners to truly preserve their new investment. The Greater Boston carpet dealer also strongly recommends hiring a cleaning service that uses the hot-water extraction process so deeply embedded particles are removed without leaving the carpet saturated with moisture. Whether the carpet is relatively new or decades old, the spring is considered an ideal time for a cleaning because dust mites are eliminated before they have a chance to proliferate in summer's humidity.

"A lot of people think of spring cleaning as a time to get rid of all the buildup that has accumulated while we've been pent up all winter, but it also gives us an opportunity to make our homes healthier as allergy season approaches," added Greenberg. "That is why it is particularly important that homeowners choose a deep-cleaning service that will not only make a carpet look like new, but actually freshen it to its core."

About A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring:
Serving Massachusetts homeowners and commercial customers since 1977, A.J. Rose Carpets & Flooring specializes in flooring products and installation, offering a broad selection of carpets, area rugs and vinyl, hardwood and laminate flooring. Family owned and operated from the beginning, A.J. Rose also offers professional carpet and upholstery cleaning with the latest equipment to ensure a quality job. Visit one of their showrooms, located at 136 Cambridge Street (Route 3A) in Burlington and 599 Worcester Road (Route 9 West) in Natick, or find them online at www.ajrosecarpets.com. They can also be liked on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AJRoseCarpeting or reached by phone at 781-272-7600 in Burlington or 508-652-0770 in Natick.