Living rooms are often the center of family life for homeowners in Princeton. Carpeting is the most popular flooring choice for living rooms due to its comfort and warmth. With so many options out there, it can be hard to decide what carpet is the best for your home. Luckily, the experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough have the answers with the three best carpeting options for your home.

Saxonyberber carpet Princeton

Saxony is a low-cut pile style of carpet that is heat treated to give it a twisted, split end look. Densely woven, it has more cushion and warmth underfoot than other carpets. Since its construction is simple, saxony is a cost effective choice for your Princeton home. The dense weave will increase insulation and absorb sound, making your home warmer and quieter. Coming in a wide assortment of patterns and colors, saxony can match any décor. Saxony won’t be constricted to the typical neutral tones found in other carpet varieties.


Berber is a closed loop style carpet that originates from the weaving style of the Berber people in North Africa. The tight loop structure makes it highly durable and ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic. Its durability makes it one of the most stain-resistant carpets on the market, so it’s a perfect choice for busy families who use their living room a lot. Most of the Berber looped carpet produced today is made from olefin, nylon, and wool. Here at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough, we often recommend families opt for wool Berber carpet as it is softer than the synthetic fiber varieties.

Area Rugsarea rugs Princeton

If you prefer hardwood or vinyl but you want to have the warmth of carpeting in your living room, consider adding an area rug. Having an area rug can be like a miniature makeover for your living room. Since many area rugs come in dazzling patterns and colors, area rugs can be a transforming focal point to your space. When choosing a rug, be sure that it’s big. An area rug can be the centerpiece of your living room, so choose one that will cover a large portion of your living room.

Are you interested in installing carpeting in your Princeton living room? Our friendly experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough are here to guide you through the entire process. Call today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton and beyond!

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