Purchasing new carpet can be both an exciting and daunting task. Not only do you want to know all your options, you also want to ensure you’re making a wise investment for the long haul. From color and pile to stain resistance and durability, we want to reduce your stress and help you make an informed decision on the best carpet for your lifestyle. Here are some tips to keep in mind to aid your decision making process.
Consider the space
Carpets have come a long way from your grandparents’ wall-to-wall shag! If you’re on a budget or like to change up your decor often, consider area rugs – they don’t need to be professionally installed to have the look and comfort you’re trying to achieve. Area rugs aren’t permanent; they provide the same coverage as traditional carpets without breaking the bank. Keep in mind when carpeting stairs that you should try cut-pile or wool carpets versus loop-pile to prevent “grinning” (the visibility of the backing due to excessive wear).
Do you have children or pets in your home?
Many carpet companies have integrated technology that can withstand most of your common household stains. If you have children, pets, or both you may want to consider a stain-resistant carpet, engineered to stand up to high-traffic and prevent crushing and matting. Another point to consider is the odor. Have you ever smelled a home that has had newly installed carpet? Some carpets emit gases that can be unpleasant or affect those with health concerns. Check for a CRI Green Label Plus certification which means it has the lowest emitting carpeting possible.
Practicality and substantiality, all-in-one.
Whether you’re on a budget or have some freedom in spending, you’re usually looking for something reasonably priced and comfortable. Keep an eye out for sales around the holidays for your next carpet purchase. Since most carpets only offer limited coverage, you may want to double check the warranty of your carpet if you do end up having any issues in the future.
Maintaining your carpets
In this day and age, there are endless possibilities to choose from; do your research and read the reviews to help trim your options. If you prefer a more face-to-face interaction, most reputable carpet stores will have knowledgeable staff available to answer any concerns you may have.
Although carpeting innovations have come along way, there’s nothing like a professional carpet cleaning company to assist in even the largest of rooms. Your time is valuable; contact the experts at Tiger Paws Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning to schedule an appointment today.