Carpet Trends for 2016

As summer transitions into Fall, it is always a great time to renovate your home, but deciding which type of flooring can be an incredibly difficult part of the process. Carpeting is one of the most popular flooring options and while flooring trends may come and go, these are some of the biggest carpeting trends we’ve noticed so far this year.

Vibrant Colors

As expert carpet installers in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, we notice a lot of things when we come to the carpet and flooring choices of other homeowners. It used to be quite rare to see vibrant colored carpets, as older homes would typically feature neutral carpets and hardwood floors. But as time marches on, it’s getting more and more common to see vibrant and brighter colors in carpet options. Some of the most popular carpet color this year have been reds, oranges, greens and purples.


Patterned carpets will definitely give your home a unique look and this has proven to be a trendy look for 2016-17. With a wide variety of different patterns to choose from, including shapes, stripes, and other angular patterns, there are plenty of ways to use patterned carpet to give your home a unique and elegant look.

Pet Friendly and Stain Resistant Carpeting

According to the American Pet Products Association, about 65% of homes have a pet. Pets can do damage on carpeting in a hurry so by including a pet friendly and stain resistant carpet to your home, it can increase the longevity of your floors. Pets can create an unpleasant odor and there are carpets that can reduce the smell of your furry friends.

Carpet Construction

New manufacturing capabilities have produced many new looks in carpets constructed with cut and loop yarns and in high- and low-loop yarns. Taking advantage of these choices can add unique value to any room, particularly in coordination with the florals, stripes, and other patterns on furniture and window treatments. Today's carpet trends take full advantage of new products as well as new thinking about style.

Have you had carpet installed recently? What colors and styles did you chose? For all your carpet and flooring needs, get in touch with Smart Carpet and Flooring today!