Carpeted floors are favorites in the household because they can easily create a cozy and luxurious atmosphere in any room in your home. Carpet is simple to maintain, easy on the wallet with the lowest total cost, quick to install, and is versatile enough to match the decor of any room. It is also the best choice for those who prefer warm and cozy areas and sound-insulation for their floors.
However, with the vast array of carpet qualities, types, and styles, the task of getting the right carpet to perfectly match a room and your needs can be daunting. Most homeowners are not acquainted with the factors affecting carpet selection and performance so they can end up with the wrong purchases if not helped by professionals.
Understanding what is important to consider when buying carpet will not only help individuals choose the right material for their carpeting; it also results in a good investment and the most cost-effective decisions.
How to Choose the Right Carpet for You - 8 Tips
1. Carpet Durability
The most important aspect of carpet for the long-term is its durability. There is more to durability than just the brand and the way a carpet feels. A carpet's durability is directly related to:
2. Stain Resistance
When purchasing carpet for any area in your home, stain resistance is very important. Stain resistance can mean many different things when purchasing carpet. Here is a quick summary of stain resistance and carpeting:
The better the stain treatment on your carpet, and the less oil that is used in the manufacturing process, the better your carpet will repel dirt and the less dirt will be able to build up – extending the life of your carpet fibers and the look of your carpet.
Budget – One of the most important words when making a purchase. Usually the price of the carpet is directly related to the quality of it, however, that is not always the case. Once you get above a certain benchmark of cost per square yard you are spending more on style than quality. One thing to watch out for are very stylish carpets that cost a lot of money but are made with lower quality fibers. Another red flag are carpets that feel nice but are made poorly (there are quite a few of these on the market).
It is a good idea to work with an honest and reputable company that practices no pressure sales to make sure you know what you are purchasing and that you are getting a fair price. You can always call us (734-374-2554) with questions, no matter who you are buying the carpet from.
Remember, the best price is not always the best deal.
Carpet comes in numerous different types and styles, all serving different purposes. The carpet type you choose will depend on your needs and wants. Some examples are:
Choosing the feel of carpet is the most fun as this is what you will feel when walking barefoot or laying across your floor. Just imagine walking barefoot across the soft, luxurious...oops! Sorry, you get the point.
The feel of carpeting adds comfort and coziness or stiffness and durability. As long as your fiber, construction, and thickness are right you really can't go wrong. You will get good life out of whatever you choose. Yes, a tight carpet will last longer, but you are not talking about significant differences and you should purchase something that you will enjoy for many years instead of something you will just live with.
The feel of softness cannot be described over the internet and should be touched in person. Therefore, visit our showroom and feel the carpet softness for yourself.
The almost limitless choices in carpet, color, and style may be the primary reason why most homeowners decide on carpet.
Before drowning in the sea of colors and design, here are some stylistic tips and ideas:
A carpet pad or an underlayment supports and cushions carpet. Several homeowners give too little attention to this without realizing that padding serves as the foundation of your carpet.
Most carpet pad that is sold is called rebond. It is industrial recycled material (cuttings from couch cushions, the foam inside of car door panels, etc.) adhered together to create carpet pad. There are a few important factors to consider when thinking about carpet pad.
Carpet can instantly improve the home's aesthetic value, and bring a new look and feel to any area of the home. However if you choose the wrong carpet it will soon look worse rather than better.
In choosing which carpet type will be most suitable for areas in your home, you have to determine floor traffic and room usage. Once you know that you can purchase a carpet that is correctly suited to the room. If you are not sure what the room will be used for, or if it is a multi-purpose room, then be sure to choose a carpet that will work well with any application of the room.
It is not easy to choose carpet without knowing the basics. However, with the right information and the right people guiding you through your purchase, carpet can create beautiful, functional spaces. To learn more about carpet, get an honest opinion, get a free estimate, or just to talk about carpet (even if you are not ready to purchase) call or contact us today.
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