The hallway or your living rooms where all the traffic flows and dirt enters, your kids spill food items or milk, your pets spoil it. Ever wondered what all your carpet goes through???? With all this wear and tear, perhaps you think it is time to purchase some new carpet for your home.
Maybe you are building a home and flooring is now your biggest issue. How do you choose carpeting? What are the most important aspects?
Your most important consideration is location. High traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms, and stairs should have high quality carpet. Although you may have to pay significantly more for this carpet, the payoffs will be huge in the long run. If you don’t invest in good quality carpet for this area, you will probably have to replace it in half the time that you would need for carpet in low-wear areas.
There are many factors affecting purchasing of carpets like if you have children, you may want to consider purchasing stain-resistant carpet. Although the price is significantly higher, the carpet will last for years, maybe even decades, longer than it would otherwise. If you have small children, then you also want to be sure that the carpet is soft enough that they can comfortably crawl around every room.
While choosing the color make sure you take into consideration a couple of factors like it should be as per the decor of your home and if you expect to move at any time in the near future, then you should be careful to pick a generic color for the carpet, preferably a medium tan. Choosing green or pink carpets or even gray can make it much harder for you to sell your home. Additionally, having pink carpet will forever force you to make your decorations match the color of the carpet. Also, a light tan color or a white will make spills very obvious. In order to keep your carpet looking clean, a darker color will be very valuable. Patterned carpet, perhaps a tan with gray flecks, will make the carpet match almost any decor while also hiding spills and problem areas.
Buy a carpet that will last while not costing a fortune. You don’t want to lose money when you sell your house, because you spent a fortune on carpet that you can’t take with you.
Carpet is a huge decision, so before making any purchases talk to friends and neighbors about they like and don’t like about their carpet. Also, you should talk to a reputable carpet dealer about the positives and negatives of each carpet and visit the store to see samples; they never look the same on the computer and you also want to know how your new carpet will feel.