Monday, January 26, 2009

Greer's Carpet Fashion Underfoot: Urban Links Carpet Style

Greer's Carpet Fashion Underfoot pairs stylish shoes with the latest carpet styles. In this episode, Greer pairs a Skechers slip on shoe called Biker's Cage with a new carpet style named Urban Links.

Everyone needs a good pair of what I like to call kick-around shoes in their shoe wardrobe. These are shoes you slip on as you head out the door to go to the grocery store, yoga class, run errands or whatever. It’s desirable to have something that doesn’t resemble a bedroom slipper or a left over pair of gym shoes.

I recently bought a great pair of kick-around shoes. I purchased a pair of Skechers in a style called Biker’s-Cage in a cool steel grey color. Sketcher’s brand designs shoes that according to their website “appeal to the trend-savvy consumer.” Not only are these functional as in comfortable and easy to slip on, but they are quite stylish as well.

If my new Skechers were a carpet style they would be a new Wear-Dated LCL style with the Horizon division of Mohawk called Urban Links. [LCL is an abbreviation for level-cut-loop carpet construction. Patterns in the carpet are created by pulling some yarns through the backing to form a loop and by cutting other yarns at the surface. The different dimensions result in the carpet pattern. It's also referred to as a Cut Loop.]

Urban Links is patterned to look like a continuous link of chain. It comes in a 16-color palette. The colors, like the pattern, are very contemporary chic. They are rich and saturated. There is even a hip steel-grey to match my shoes.

Like a good pair of kick-around shoes, Urban Links is stylish, yet functional.

How is a carpet functional? By being durable and resisting matting and crushing which is what Wear-Dated branded carpet fiber is known for: Beauty, Comfort and Durability! [The tight molecular structure of the nylon carpet fiber makes it more resilient and gives it the ability to bounce back after cleaning.]

Another way consumers want carpet to function is by being stain resistant. Because all Mohawk carpets made with Wear-Dated carpet fiber are treated with Scotchgard Protector & Advanced Repel Technology, Urban Links has repellency to liquids, enhanced soil protection, and is easier to clean. Scotchgard Advanced Repel Technology surrounds each fiber providing a shield against dirt. Dirt doesn’t adhere to the fiber and vacuums up easier.

Finally, because Urban Links is made with Wear-Dated DuraSoft fiber, it is comfortable like my new shoes, too. DuraSoft is the finer denier Wear-Dated carpet fiber that offers the ultimate softness without sacrificing durability.

So if you’re looking for a carpet for a downtown high-rise condo, or something to make a statement in a den or living room, Urban Links might be the carpet for you. It’s perfect for anyone who wants style without compromising function.

Until next time, look for beauty and carpet fashion underfoot!

Also check out: Greer's Carpet Fashion Underfoot: Touch of Heaven Carpet Style

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