Soft, warm, and quiet, carefully-chosen, quality carpet (with quality padding underneath) can be used to create most any desired ambiance. With careful attention to the details of carpeting — color, pattern, fiber, and weave — you can define rich and inviting spaces within your home. Generally considered to be the most comfortable flooring underfoot, carpeting is best suited for areas of the home that are removed from outside entryways. Maintaining the sharp appearance of your carpet will require regular vacuuming, quick attention to spills, and annual professional cleaning. If you keep up with all three, your carpet should maintain its luxurious appearance for many years.