Consider This When Choosing Carpeting 

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Carpeting is not just about aesthetics, and that’s for sure. There are many things to consider before you make a purchase on a carpet, from your budget to the kind of flooring you have, and where it will be installed.

But the first step in this process is actually knowing the difference between your options. Whether it’s for your new home or you need to replace an existing one, read on for inspiration on things you should consider when choosing to carpet

Important Considerations when Buying Carpet 

When approaching the market for new carpeting, below are some key considerations you will want to have in mind so you can make an informed decision. 

1. Choose the right Carpet for Your Lifestyle

Not all carpets are the same in terms of durability, stain resistance, and maintenance requirements. Therefore, one of the first things you’ll want to keenly consider is a carpet that can suit your kind of lifestyle.

The last thing you want is to keep spending money on carpet cleaning or replacement. It pays to think about things like the amount of traffic in your home/space, the kind of furniture you have, and whether you have pets before choosing a carpet. 

2. Carpet Sizing By Square Footage 

Size is also incredibly important when choosing carpets. So, you’ll want to determine the overall square footage of the area where the carpet is going to be installed.

This means taking the dimensions of the space where you want your carpeting to cover. If your space is too large for the standard area rug and carpet sizes, you might want to have one custom-made by a trusted dealer or manufacturer. 

3. Your Budget 

You will also want to pay attention to the cost of the carpeting. It pays to purchase the carpeting that you want with the money you have set aside for the project. You don’t want to go overboard on a rug that won’t last you for years. While at it, pay attention to the costs of installation (if any), and also factor in the costs of maintenance. 

4. Carpet Installation 

While some carpet installations are easy to do DIY, some may require hiring a professional for the job. This is more so if your carpeting will cover vast amounts of space and lots of upholstery work will be involved.

While it can be a bit expensive, the best thing about professionally installed carpeting is that it minimizes the need for constant repairs and early replacement. Some carpeting also comes with decent warranties that you may not want to void by having them installed unprofessionally. 

5. Ease of Cleaning and Maintenance 

While soft, non-slip carpeting is great for the living room, the bedroom, or the dining area, you might want to invest in carpets that do not trap dust, pet fur, and other debris easily. With carpet maintenance in mind, it’s also important to think about how easy it is to clean the carpet in case of stains or spillages. 

Will simple vacuuming do or will you need specialized equipment to clean the carpet? On the same note, can it withstand the impact of objects placed on top, such as furniture and other household items? 

6. Common Types of Carpeting 

There are several types of carpeting by the type of fiber used and the overall style of the carpet. As revealed in a recent guide by Empire Today on things to know when buying carpets, some of the most common carpeting fibers include nylon, polyester, olefin, and wool.

All these materials have different upsides and downsides when it comes to comfort, durability, pricing, stain resistance, pet-friendliness, and ease of maintenance. Carpeting also comes in a wide array of styles, including plush, Berber, patterned, and frieze, just to name a few.

With the above considerations in mind, it becomes less daunting to choose the right carpet for your needs. Happy carpeting!