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June’s Designer of the Month: Vanessa Nunley Designs – Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Carol Stream, LaGrange, Hinsdale, Western Springs & More!

Each month, we like to recognize one of the designers that we partner with and feature them on our site to showcase some of their work. We also ask them to provide a few design tips, words of advice or an article focusing on something that they are passionate about. This not only helps us continue to build up our relationships with the designer but also to offer their services and expertise to more of our clients.

For the month of June, we have decided to feature Vanessa Nunley from Vanessa Nunley Designs! Read the article below and take a look at some pictures of her work. Please feel free to contact Vanessa directly about any services that she may provide for you and to assist with any of your current or upcoming projects!

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Vanessa Nunley Designs – 630-8716119 – vanessa@vanessanunleydesigns.com – www.vanessanunleydesigns.com

Carpeting Basics – LaGrange, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton & MORE!

Not everyone is a carpet expert and you don’t have to be! But, if you’re going to start shopping for carpeting, you should at least know the basics so you can easily follow what a sales associate is explaining to you and also so that you have a better understanding of what type of carpet is best for you and your home.

First, there are different types of construction. Below is an image of the types and a brief explanation of each.

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Cut Pile: one of the most popular constructions Рvery durable Рhas dense tufts Рhighly twisted yarn Рgreat for high traffic areas 

Loop Pile: loops of all the same height Рgreat for high traffic areas Рoften seen in Berber carpeting Рgreat choice for contemporary areas 

Patterned Loop: loops have two to three different heights – has patterned effects – casual look – great durability

Cut and Loop: combines cut and looped yarns – provides surface texture – often seen in rugs/carpeting with swirls, squares and other geometric shapes – great for hiding dirt

 

Fiber is also important in deciding what carpeting is best for you. Most carpeting today is made of nylon, polyester, polypropylene and wool.