The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1962 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 24, 1962
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M^.^*;V^ Furniture and Carpet, Inc. First in Style, Quality and Selection! '• ' *x. .-.'1 Choice of the Discriminating Woman Rugs Do a 'Twist* Texture Adds New Dimension To Room Decorating Schemes BY BOB WATSON "How do you like the twist?" If a carpet salesman asked you this question, he probably wouldn't be talking about a currrent danco craze. More likely, he would jus,t be discussing one of the many texture styles now available . ip carpets and rugs. Texture plays a big role in home furnishings, and ranks side-by-side with color in establishing the "mood" of a room, or emphasizing the style in which a room is decorated. And, like color, texture has become so varied that you have a wide range of choice in carpets and rugs. Besides the "twist" — which simply means that strands of pile yarns have been twisted together for a special texture effect — you can choose from s number of other styles. Here are some of the mps' common types: Cut pile — This texture is a famijiar one. Straight cut yarns form sn even pile surface, especially luxurious when the pjle Is deep and Wok. Thjs velvety texture J5 often described as "plush pile". fcogpfd pile. -*• Instead of being eujt,'«unacf yarns sr? looped for a tenure that may be long ana; shaggy qr low awl cjensp, depend- tog ; p (fte style or .the carpet. or cut pile yarns , and rosny carpets co,int>ina- tion of cut-and-uncut (or cut-and looped) pile yarns. Within these broad categories of cut pile and looped pile, there are variations such as high-low textures, loops arranged for a "ridged" or "treebark" effect, combinations of "hard twist" and "soft twist" cut yarns, loops designed to (orm a geometric pattern in the textured surface. "Scroll" or -"sculptured" patterns may also be seen in textured surfaces, Generally, those patterns, together with solid-color cut pile, are the most formal-looking carpet types and lend themselves beautifully to elegant furnishings. Twist textures, loops or shaggy uncut yarns are. frequently used with informal furnishings. In many smartly-styled contemporary rooms, a definite heavy texture js chosen for the carpet to com: plement smooth furniture finishes and sleek fabrics. Special texture effects are, some- t\mes achieved by "carving" — a process by which skilled craftsmen using electric hand clippers carve designs into thick plush pile. Another is "random-shearing", where some of the looped yarns are sheared to form a random cut may fee nold their appearance well under constant traffic. For areas in daily use, it's best to choose a well-constructed, dense carpet with a tight-looped, tight-twist or combined cut-and-looped texture, or an especially dense cut-pile texture. These carpets with texture interest are leas likely to show "shading" than a solid-color, plain "plush" pile. Shading is not a defect; in {act, it is often considered desirable, since it produces an interesting lighting effect on a solid-color carpet. It simply means tha.t light is reflected in varying ways as carpet tufts are bent under pressure as is true of all pile rics. So choose your carpet and rug textures from the dual standpoint of function and beauty — and add the "third dimension" of texture to your home decorating. Wear-Saving Tip For housewives only: If you need an excuse for shifting furniture, and looped texture. When yoii seject texture, you* will, of course, pick a carpet you lijse from the standpoint pf appearance. But in most cases, you will also give some thought to the practicality of a carpet or rug texture, Carpets with a definite texture remember that it's good for your carpets. A shift of a few inches relieves the pressure of heavy furniture on one spot. A nvpre thorough re-arranging usually 9fea(es a new traffic pattern, in room, thus helping to 1 distribute wear evenly pver ali ar««s Q( carpet or rug. '' : ^€!lif e W^'^lfftP^ ? ^' : - ; ^lli ' '~ 1 ,J,B* 4 r c , ' s -, > , , , v j* , , * J **)?>** 3 J, , . •* < *«- >J -^-^T ^-•''/^^m-S/^V^/;—, ;r ' - f - ; ."/«^! ....^^^ y - ft i. ;i- fj'i^jg 1*>..A ygjl <:-... if ^Aj^|J^|A-; ^:i/ T j : '^.- '»'•^y^^j^U/-£l''La ia,;^ J.J ,.. j » . '•,' , (.4*"^',^ ?-I^W.-l:Qi^;(^^M "• :^^$ ' 'i l *» v 1 , < -." *, " f !"t VV<t 'i'* r < j, T '*''"^'^ ^ « 'i'' ^r" 1 ' B^i. r_, ~ ."• . *, .•"•>' r ",-u'"".t "W ' , . 'j.v ,-*> . • , .„ iht toilghest, strong^ ' '' P , . ' .- '- '/•'•• ''• - • ' - '" ^ \ "" ' ; > • $ se may You get these extra benefits with On Pont 501 cjfpet Nylon: * fxtra-lon|wear * Superior t?xtu/e retention , * Nop-a^Ofbent... easily cleaned * Mothproof,,, Mildew-proof.., Non-allergenlo BigelQW brings bold, refreshing styling inspiration to new BACARA brpadlooin. This handsome, high-low random textured carpet combines the scientific skills of Bigelow... America's pldest carpet manufacturer... and famous Du Pont! 501 Carpet Nylon is your assurance of extraordinarily long wear, easy deanabiUty, and other "extras". See BACARA in: Sandalwood, Bark, Gold, Winter MOSS, Sea Spray, Black Spice, and Golden Beige Tweeds. CARPET SHOWROOM where you can be sure of quality carpets from Mphawk, Bigelow, Gwlistan and Wwncja Weave, 3rqnd names that you know and trust , , , Plus Read's reliablity, Choose from a selection of 20 broadloom rolls in stock plus 500 samples for cQlors, styles and at a price you want to pay, This showroom is carpeted for your qomfert,end to help make selecting carpet a pleasure. Our knowledge ond experience plus sjncereness to fill your carpet needs are a must at Read's, PRQTICF YOUR CARPiT INVI5TMINT »Y BUYING M A160NA ^ CAPIT HIAOQUARTIgS OP NORTH

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