Deciding to have a carpet for your home is great because of the soft and luxurious feeling it can contribute. However, buying a carpet entails a lot of decision making and is not as simple as you think. There are a lot of things to consider before you can finally decide on what carpet to purchase. This is the best way to ensure that you will be getting your money’s worth and that you carpet won’t get a lot of wears and tears.
Do you have any pets? Are there a lot of toddlers around that could create spills all over your carpet? Are there many people walking around or is just you in your house? Do you want a decorative one or a carpet with one solid color? What is your budget? Lastly, measure the area in your home that you want to cover with a carpet. All of this information will be essential the moment that you canvass for your carpet.
If you don’t have any pets or children, then the best choice for you would be a Berber carpet. This is a type of carpet that is quite inexpensive but surprisingly durable due to its loop pile construction. You will have a hard time with carpet cleaning because stains and dirt can be held by the loops – sometimes in areas even a vacuum cleaner can’t reach. Furthermore, shampooing a Berber carpet will require more effort because dirt and stain are hidden in the loops. This carpet is best for stairs and hallways as it offers strong track resistance.
If you own a pet or have children, then search for a stain resistant and durable carpet. Over the past few years, some carpets have been manufactured especially for pets. For example, a sculptured carpet has 2 levels and made with different textures thus making it easier to clean and shampoo. Moreover, this carpet is made in different designs and patterns that make it easier to hide stains and dirt as compared to a solid colored carpet. A plush carpet is also a good choice for pet owners if you want your carpet to be cushiony in texture. However, a sculptured carpet is way more durable.
Once you have decided on the material of the potential carpet for your house, start choosing a design. Most people choose plain colored carpets, which are of earth toned or grey shades because it can easily blend with any type of interior design. However, in this case, dirt and stains can easily be spotted thus, maintenance every week or so is a must. Patters range from geometrical ones to flowers or abstract designs. Whatever design you choose, make sure that it complements your home and does not contradict the theme of your house. If your living room has a lot of grey tones, then look for a carpet with a similar shade – if not lighter, darker – but not one with a different hue.
Choosing a carpet for you home requires a lot of effort indeed but this will save you a lot of effort in cleaning and maintenance as well !