I’m so glad this day is finally here! After a bit of back and forth, we finally got our plaid carpet installed last week on Wednesday.
The installers worked hard lining up the pattern so beautifully, and we just love how it turned out. Are you ready to see it? Let’s jump right in.
Before and After: New Carpet Feels So Fresh!
I shared a ton of plaid carpet inspiration earlier in the summer, so the pattern shouldn’t come as a surprise. I know some of our friends and family were still skeptical even after that post, but, in the end, I went with my gut and I’m so glad I did.
Before, the carpet was a higher pile grey-ish beige mess. It had a smell and I have no idea how old it was, but it wasn’t particularly soft or nice to walk on. I wish we would’ve replaced it sooner—I didn’t realize how refreshing it would be!
The Specifics of Our Plaid Carpet
Going with a patterned carpet, we really wanted to be sure to choose a quality product. I started looking around (I’m not even sure where I started, it was a deep dig…) and finally found Stanton’s Kings Cross pattern. I ordered samples in Carbon and Platinum. The platinum looked really light in person, which scared us a little, thinking about upkeep. So, Carbon it is!
This carpet is so high quality. For a lower pile carpet, it’s still incredibly cushy and soft underfoot. It is soft and squishy and everyone keeps telling us how nice it is to walk on. I really don’t know a lot about carpet (it’s not a common purchase!), but I can tell this is a premium one.
Using Stanton’s website, it was easy to find a local place that could source the product for us: CAP Carpet and Flooring. CAP was really easy to work with, and we thought the quote came in at a reasonable price (I also had little context for carpet pricing…). We opted for a “pet pad” (meaning it’s more water resistant) since, after all, we do have a dog.
I appreciated that everyone we talked to—from the measurer to the installers—encouraged us with our bold choice. They all kept saying it was going to look great, and they were right!
Would You Choose Plaid Carpet?
In my previous post about plaid carpet, I posed the question: Is it a bold choice or a classic backdrop? Honestly, it doesn’t feel as bold as I thought it would.
Obviously, in these pictures, the carpet is the focus, and there isn’t any furniture. But now, with the bed and nightstands back in, I’m surprised how much of a supporting role the plaid is playing. It adds depth, texture, and (duh) pattern, and it just looks right.
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