Southport homeowners love carpeting for its comfort, style, and affordability. If you’re looking to update or enhance a room without breaking your budget, our experts at Floor Coverings International Shallotte can help you find the perfect carpet for your needs! Below, we share some of our favorite carpet picks for a variety of spaces.

Living room saxony carpet in Southport

Formal Living Room

In a formal parlor or living room, style is paramount. You want a carpet that will complement the space and provide a classic, timeless look. In addition, a formal living room typically doesn’t get as much wear and tear as other areas of the home, so you don’t have to limit yourself to only low-maintenance, durable carpet options. For these reasons, we recommend saxony or plush carpet styles. These carpets have a classic, low-profile look, but are still cozy underfoot. They’re also available in a wide range of colors and patterns.

Family Room or Den

The family room is where you probably lounge on the floor when playing games or watching movies. It may also be where you share meals or snacks with family and friends. Therefore, you need a carpet that is comfortable, but also durable and low-maintenance. One great option is frieze carpeting, which has a high, textured pile for a super cozy feel. If you don’t like to vacuum very often, frieze may be perfect because it helps hide dirt and stains. On the other hand, Berber carpet is easy to maintain because of its low, dense, woven pile. While not as cozy as frieze, Berber is very vacuum-friendly, and it’s easier to clean if a stain or spill occurs.

Frieze carpet bedroom in Southport

Master Bedroom

In your bedroom, comfort and warmth are often the top priorities. What’s better than sinking your toes into a soft, cozy carpet when you roll out of bed in the morning? Frieze and plush carpeting are both great options for this. Both have thick, cozy cut piles that will be very comfortable on bare feet.

Kid’s Room

In a playroom or child’s bedroom, don’t be afraid to go with a non-traditional carpeting option. We love carpet tiles because they are easy to clean and replace (perfect if you have rowdy kids that are likely to stain or damage your floors). Plus, carpet tiles allow you to mix-and-match different colors and patterns to create a fun, unique design!


If you have a sunroom or enclosed porch, natural fiber carpeting can be a great addition to the space. Natural fibers like seagrass, sisal, and coir have very textured, woven appearances that perfectly complement beachy interiors. These fibers are also quite durable and low-maintenance, as long as they aren’t exposed to water and other liquids.

Are you ready to select a carpet for your home? Then stop by our showroom or schedule a free consultation! Floor Coverings International Shallotte is proud to provide quality flooring products and installation services to homeowners in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James.

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