The Ins And Outs Of Buying Carpet

Carpets come in many in all sorts of materials textures and colours so it’s important to consider what is right for your house before making an investment in what should be enhancing the floors of your home for years to come!

Here is some advice on the most common choices you will encounter when choosing a carpet.

The first thing to consider when choosing your carpet is the type of household. Is your house full of small children or do you have pets for example? If the answer is yes to either of these, then you will need a hard wearing carpet downstairs.

It will also need to be made from a material that is easy to clean, particularly in living rooms, hallways and the stairs. So if you’re considering velvet carpet for these areas you might want to think again. Loop pile carpets on the other hand can be hard wearing and easy to clean but not very good if you have pets that might get their claws stuck. For busier homes twist carpet is an ideal choice.

Once you have decided on the type of carpet, you might also need to choose from various fibres. Here the most common materials are wool, nylon, polyester and polypropylene. Synthetic fibres, with the exception, of polyester tend to be durable but you will notice the difference in quality with cheaper materials. Again, what you choose will depend on the room and how much traffic that carpet will be exposed to.

Finally, we come to colour. Many people opt for lighter carpets only to regret the decision when they end up having to clean them on a regular basis. Think carefully before buying light carpets in areas where people will be walking in from outside. Carpets can soon suffer from staining due to grease being brought in from outside.