Plush carpet, Blythewood, Floor Coverings International Columbia EastPlush carpeting is one of the most popular options available today. It is a versatile floor covering that looks luxurious and elegant in formal spaces, such as a living room, and yet is equally fitting in casual areas of the home, such as a bedroom or children’s playroom.

There are some pros and cons to consider when selecting plush carpeting for your Blythewood home. Learn more about the considerations of this floor covering here, and contact our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East when you are ready for a free in-home design consultation.

Benefits of Plush Carpeting

Plush carpeting is known for its velvety appearance. The top of the carpet fibers are sheared off during manufacturing, creating a smooth, even surface. Plush carpet is most commonly found in solid colors, which contributes further to the clean look of this carpet. This shearing also makes the carpet very soft underfoot, hence the name “plush.”

Depending on the quality of the fiber, plush carpeting is quite durable and can last 15-20 years in light to medium traffic rooms. Many people prefer plush carpet for their formal spaces, but it is equally popular for casual rooms where you spend a lot of time barefoot or lounging on the floor.


While plush carpet is popular for its clean look and comfortable feel, there are some important considerations to keep in mind. Because it has a smooth surface and solid color, plush carpet is not as good at hiding dirt and stains as some of its counterparts, such as the loop-pile Berber carpet or the shaggy frieze. Plush carpet also will not hide footprints and vacuum tracks as well as these other options.

The fiber you select for the carpet is the most important factor in determining the durability and longevity of the floor covering. Nylon and wool are popular for residential homes, while synthetic fibers, such as olefin, are more common for apartments and commercial spaces.  

When properly cared for and regularly cleaned, plush carpet can be a luxurious addition to your Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood area home. Our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East can help you understand the pros and cons of all your carpet options, and help you find the perfect fit for your family. Contact us today!

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