Buying Plush Carpet: Pros And Cons

Plush carpet can add a beautiful look to any room. It’s warm and inviting, and is usually more comfortable than low pile carpets. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a plush carpet.

Plush Carpet Pros

Plush carpet is more comfortable to walk on than other types of carpet. It can be inviting against bare feet and provides more softness. This is great in rooms where any time is spent on the floor. Family rooms, game rooms, and dens are all great candidates for plush carpet.

Plush carpet provides a nice finish to a room's decor. You can add a dramatic look by choosing a darkly colored carpet. More neutral colors make the room look more classic with plush carpet.

Since plush carpets are denser than other types of carpeting, you can expect your plush carpet to outlive other types as long as you take care of it.

Plush Carpet Cons

Plush carpet will show footprints and vacuum marks much easier than low pile carpets. It can be tricky to vacuum plush carpet to minimize the streaks left on the floor. Be prepared to spend more time when vacuuming a plush pile carpet.

Stains can be an issue on plush carpets as well. Since the pile is twisted and higher than other types of carpets, stains can permeate the carpet much more quickly. Spills need to be attended to right away to avoid staining.