CHOOSING THE BEST CARPET FOR YOUR HOME

choosing carpet

WITH SO MANY CHOICES, HERE’S A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER

5 Tips to Select the Best Type of Carpet

Carpet is an investment for your home and your family. To choose the proper flooring for the needs of your home, and of your family, think about each room with regards to its purpose. Consider the potential wear and tear that the room’s traffic flow will bring, and how that wear and tear affects the style of the carpet you should select.

Here are five elements to help you consider what carpet best suits your needs, your family, so you can happily enjoy your selection for years to come. ​

1. FUNCTIONALITY

CONSIDER THE USE OF THE ROOM

It is essential first to understand what your room(s) are going to withstand so you can choose the carpet that will prosper alongside your entertaining, your pet or your children.

Here are questions to consider your expectations for the rooms, and their carpet needs:

  • What is the room’s use?
  • Is there lots of little foot traffic in the room?
  • Is the room for activity or entertaining?
  • Does the room have access to outside?

2. PERFORMANCE

SELECT A TYPE OF CARPET DESIGNED AROUND THE TRAFFIC YOU EXPECT
Performance is an essential quality to have in flooring, for it indicates that the fibers are performance-tested. In other words, the carpet fibers that are performance-tested can be stain resistant, wear resistant, or is both stains, and wear resistant.

What level of performance do you need?

  • For bedrooms, TV rooms, home office, or places with moderate to low traffic go for stain resistance
  • Livingroom, playrooms, hallways, stair, or areas with lots of traffic go for wear resistance
  • Dining room, playrooms, or places with high activity and high traffic level go for stain and wear resistant

3. DESIGN

CONSIDER THE CARPET’S MAKEUP

The construction of carpet fibers is the elements that give it style and color. The best way to decide what will look, and work the best for your rooms, is to bring home different carpet mockups. Every carpet store will have samples you can take back. Select carpet sample you like, and even select a couple that you aren’t sure of for variety. Bringing home samples is essential, because the lighting, and wall color will be so different between the store and your home. Examining the examples at home allows you to ponder and visualize whether or not you will enjoy a particular style and color in your space.

types of carpet

Different types of carpet construction:

Loop– carpet that has looped strands have a low profile look, which offers a low-maintenance vacuuming and durability for high-traffic areas.
Pattern– Carpet with a pattern has strands that both loop at varying lengths that range from subtle to bold, and usually has a low profile, which offers a low-maintenance vacuuming and durability for high-traffic areas.
Texture– Carpet with texture has long, crimped strands that offer a casual look. The higher profile that the surface offers can provide more comfort, but if not treated is harder to maintain.
Frieze– Carpet with a texture that has long crimped and twisted strands. Its surface offers comfort and created dimension for visual interest, but it not treated can be harder to maintain

4. SUSTAINABILITY

The right texture, color, and style of carpet can make a lasting impression and add comfort to any home. Your carpet choice can also be a sustainable one, that is environmentally sounds, and socially responsible. Redefine modern flooring impacts by selecting sustainable materials, and procedures for your home.

5. COST

MONEY IS ALWAYS A DECIDING FACTOR

Get a few quotes from carpet stores, and installers in your area. Inquire about the average price per square foot, installation cost, and their installation time frame.

The price of your carpet will mostly depend on the size of the room, and the performance level of the carpet. Create a budget based on the range of information you estimate your project will cost.

Consider these questions, to help you make choices that fit your budget, and your needs.

  • Are you installing carpet to sell the home?
  • Are you installing carpet to re-decorate your home?
  • What is the size of the room?
  • What is the activity level or performance level of the carpet your room will need?

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