A Guide to Choosing Carpets



When you enter a carpet store, the first reaction that you will get is awe at just how many choices they have available. There are Saxony carpets, plush carpets, Berber carpets, and commercial carpets. You can cut the carpets in several shapes and make squares out of them, or you can have them done in wall-to-wall style. There are plenty of colors and textures that you can select from. Just how do you choose when it comes to this?

The first thing that you should look at when going carpet shopping is not its color even though this is an important consideration. The first thing you have to think about is how many people will be stepping on a carpet. A carpet to be used in your bedroom will not be as used compared to the living room carpet. Check if the carpet is resistant to stains. This is something you need to consider no matter what carpet you have but especially if you will be using it in the dining room or in a children’s playroom. These are the areas that are highly likely to experience spillages.

Ask the retailer about the carpet’s rating. Carpets for the indoors are often rated on a scale from 1-5, 5 is the highest. If the carpet that you find has a 5 rating, then it means that it is superior and it can be used in high-traffic areas of the home. The good ones have at least a 4 rating and these are the ones you need for the high-traffic parts of your home. Anything between that and 2.5 is normal. Those with lower rates are good only for light traffic areas like your bedroom. Select the carpet depending on the amount of traffic it will get and you will end up saving a lot of money. Find the carpet that will satisfy your needs.

The carpets that are the highest in quality are made out of wood. Wool carpet can be really expensive to purchase but is very beneficial since it is many times better than the man-made kinds. The wool carpet is resistant to soil and it is able to keep its original appearance and withstand wear and tear. But very few people can actually afford to find wool carpets. If this is not something you can afford to get for your whole house, get it for the room that is the busiest.

When opting for man-made carpets, there are plenty to select from. If the area is high-traffic, nylon is a good material to consider since it is very durable. It is also resistant to stain and it is mildew-repellent.

Consider the color of the carpet as well. Lighter ones will make the room look bigger but they will make stains more obvious. The dark carpet will make the room feel cosier.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on October 13th, 2010

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

2 Responses to “A Guide to Choosing Carpets”

  • Joanna says:

    Great tips and don’t forget that you need to buy a carpet with carpet cleaning in mind.

  • The next time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you could possibly repair should you werent too busy looking for attention.

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