Carpets are a popular choice for homes and offices – and we understand why. Carpet floors provide a soft and comfortable spot for children to play and roll around, with the added benefit of reduced risk of injury. They also lend a luxurious atmosphere to offices while reducing the noise made by employees walking around.
Carpets come in a variety of materials, colours, and designs. And while that is a good thing, it can also be a challenge when you’re really looking for the perfect one for your property. The wrong choice may mean that your floor would show stains, fade, or wear out quicker than you would have wanted it to.
Make sure your investment is protected by choosing the best carpet for your home. These tips can help you:
- Do not overlook the carpet padding. Similar to how a home or a building requires a solid foundation, carpets also depend on a layer of padding to hold it and also to make it durable and add extra cushioning. You might think that because the padding won’t be visible anyway, that you can skimp on it. Well, you may not see it, but you can definitely feel it. And you’d easily see the extra wear on it as well if you choose to go with a carpet with inadequate padding. Carpet paddings also conceal subfloor imperfections, serve as insulation, and eliminate noise. So really, the padding handles a lot.
- Determine the style that you need. You may have heard of the words textured, plush, Saxony, Berber, and frieze, in reference to carpets. These words are actually used to describe the surface of the carpet, or its pile. While it is true that these styles give a distinct look, that’s really not what makes them different. What you should consider is how each style fares with your lifestyle or the activities in the room or area where the carpet would be installed. For example, Saxony and plush carpeting may be thick and invitingly soft but also easily show footprints and other tracks, especially when there’s reversal in the direction of the carpet fibers. So they’re popular choices for areas with low foot traffic like a master’s bedroom or an executive’s office. Textured carpets are a common style for high-traffic areas as they conceal track and dirt better. Friezes or cut-pile are less formal than plush but definitely more elegant than most textured pieces.
- Do not break your bank for your carpet. There will be that one carpet for you that will meet all your requirements – including your budget. Be patient. Ask for assistance from professionals from reputable flooring companies like Tony’s Flooring Centre. Don’t hesitate to let us know what exactly it is you’re looking for in a carpet and how much you’re willing to shell out for it.
When it comes to choosing carpets, we believe that more than the aesthetics, the most important thing is that you go for one that would fit your needs the best. So always think of how the room will be used and how willing you’d be to perform the required upkeep of the type of carpet that you want. Be guided, not just by colours and designs, but by your needs, the overall quality of the carpet, and how well it suits your budget, too!