Plaid Is Back

By Jill

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 1:28 PM


Plaid is back. You can expect to see plaid on just about everything lately. From fall runway collections to products even like faucet handles and mirror bases, traditional plaid has made a retro comeback. Not only has plaid returned in the form of textiles and fabrics, it also now has a strong presence in the carpet industry.

At Barry Carpet, we have a variety of new and classic plaid designs that come in different colors, patterns and quality. Bellbridge has introduced a classic navy and off-white plaid in their new Loft collection, suitable to the tastes of both yuppies and hipsters. Fabrica has created a contemporary take on the classic Scottish plaid in their new Burberry collection. With an elevated cross stitch, this new age plaid has a dimensional texture, perfect for a room that requires warmth and durability. Several other brands, such as Couristan, Karastan and Nourison, carry wool and nylon plaids in a wide range of colors to suit palettes for any living spaces.

Architectural Digest notes that “plaid fabrics and furnishings add colorful flair to a room and can balance out contemporary accents with a touch of time-honored style.” Although plaid is classic, it isn’t exclusively reserved for traditional decorating. Instagram famous interior design couple, Syd and Shea McGee, known as “Studio McGee,” share their take on modern plaid: “We’re seeing plaids and checks come back in a big way! From furniture and window treatments to floors, walls, and textiles, the possibilities of bringing this trend to life is endless.”

Are you interested in updating your home to reflect a timeless modern trend? Visit our West LA showroom to view samples of these beautiful carpets and area rugs. One of our talented and friendly sales associates will gladly be able to guide you along the design process and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you plan out your dreams and exceed your expectations.

We are Barry Carpet. Quality and beauty, always with a smile.

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Nourison Gingham Couristan Nantucket Fabrica Burberry Bristol Farms Wool Couristan Cape Cod

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Cork Flooring A Healthy and Homey Choice

By Jill

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:57 AM


At Barry Carpet, we are passionate about offering natural flooring products and explaining the incredible health benefits of the lines we carry. One of the wonderful sustainable options we have is cork flooring.  Along with being 100% biodegradable, cork flooring is elastic, durable, warm and soft underfoot.  Cork is also a natural thermal and acoustic insulator, which means rooms with cork flooring are naturally warm and especially quiet.

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Cork is also praised for its remarkable shock absorption. According to Wicanders website, tests confirm that cork floors, compared to laminate floors, reduce walking sound up to 53%. Since cork provides fantastic insulation against sound and vibrations, it can be used beneath floating floor systems as a muffler and to help give the floors a more natural sound. It’s a perfect choice for multiple story buildings, where sound needs to be dampened from above.

Cork is impermeable to moisture with natural rot-resistant and fire-resistant properties. If burned accidentally, cork does not release any toxic gasses or chemicals, making it a healthy choice to surround yourself with.

Cork flooring is aesthetically versatile and available in tiles and planks in many styles, colors and sizes.

Helpful Tips for Installing Cork Flooring

  • While installing, remember to leave a 1/2 inch around the flooring perimeter so it can expand and contract appropriately.
  • Great performance under heavy furnishings.
  • Can be used as underlayment layer for ceramic, wood, or stone.
  • Don't worry about scratches, they will become part of the material pattern.
  • Seal every 5 years to keep its waterproof characteristics.
 

We carry a wide selection of cork flooring at Barry Carpet.

A few brands of cork flooring worth mentioning include:  Solida, Natural Cork, WeCork, Wicanders, Nova, Globus, and more.

Give us a call (310-479-3761) or visit our Barry Carpet West LA showroom to see the wide variety of Cork flooring products available for your space!

CLICK HERE to read more about Cork & other eco-friendly flooring choices at Barry Carpet.

 

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Sit, Stay, and Save Pet Adoption Event

By Jill

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 9:12 AM


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If my wonderful cockapoo, Sharlee, had an accident on my carpet, what would I do? How would I react? I would kiss her and love her and, perhaps, wish I HAD PURCHASED STAINMASTER® PetProtect® CARPET!

This unique product has patented fibers with built-in stain protection. Since it also is fade resistant, you can clean it thoroughly without worry of ruining its color. And even after repeated carpet cleanings (every 18 months), PetProtect will continue to perform and stay newer-looking for longer.

Adding to its remarkable ability to clean, STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpet also has multiple pet-friendly advantages. According to the The American Pet Products Association, approximately 44% of all U.S. households have a dog and 35% have a cat. If you’re one of us, you will know too well the challenges that our four-legged friends create when it comes to keeping our carpets clean – including those hard-to-remove stains, lingering odors, and excessive shedding.

The STAINMASTER® PetProtect® technology resists pet hair, reduces odors, and has exceptional durability and comfort for both you and your furry friends. Designed to release more pet hair when vacuumed than the majority of other carpets, PetProtect® will allow you to have more time for the things you want to do, like playing with your furry friends, rather than cleaning up after them!

At Barry Carpet, we believe that our pet-loving customers shouldn’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to choosing flooring. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for stylish products that can coexist with dogs and cats.

PetProtect® carpet is not only stylish, but it also offers a great warranty, with lifetime coverage for most common pet stains. Also, we will be hosting a STAINMASTER® PetProtect® “Sit, Stay, & Save” event next weekend, which means more savings for you!

Come by our “Sit, Stay, & Save” pet adoption we will be hosting at Barry Carpet with adoptable pets from Best Friends on Saturday, May 6th.

See the flyer below for details. We hope to see you there!

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