Know Your Carpets

  • Mubanga Sampa by Mubanga Sampa
  • 1 year ago
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There are many benefits to installing carpets throughout your home. These include comfort, sound absorption, look, and design versatility as carpet is available in many colours, patterns, and materials. There are so many carpet types and styles available which makes choosing the right colours, patterns, and materials difficult. The following tips will help you in choosing the right carpet for your home.

Choosing the right carpet for your home

Choose the right carpet padding

Carpet padding is important for providing support and extra cushioning for the carpet. As such, choosing inadequate padding will result in wear and tear. Quality carpet padding material is made from rubber or foam and helps prevent deterioration of the carpet backing and fibres.  It can also help insulate your home and absorb sound.  Make sure to choose carpet padding that matches the carpet you plan to buy according to the recommendations of the carpet manufacturer. Moreover, install firm, dense padding in areas with higher foot traffic.

Choosing a carpet style

There are several carpet styles available and each has its own unique look and feel. Many homeowners choose a carpet style based on look. However, you should consider the care and maintenance that each style requires first.  Some carpets are better suited for low-traffic areas such as living rooms and bedrooms.  While some carpets are very dense and durable making them suitable for high-traffic areas.

Consider carpet prices

New carpet prices vary greatly between different styles and materials. This makes it possible to find a quality carpet that best suits your home and budget. It helps to consider where the carpet will be installed when shopping around. This is because the location of the carpet in your home can help you determine the right price.

Carpet care and maintenance

You must provide good carpet care to maintain the look and condition of your carpeting. With this in mind,  choose a carpet type that you can easily maintain. Make sure you are aware of the maintenance requirements for a carpet type before you buy. That way you can avoid high-maintenance carpeting that you cannot care for.

Choosing carpet colours and patterns

Picking the right colour or pattern for your carpeting can be the most intensive part of the process. After all, there are seemingly endless options available. Some things you should decide before choosing a carpet include the kind of feeling or mood you want to create and whether you want the carpet to be a focal point or background furnishing in a room.  Take some carpet samples home with you to see what they look like with the rest of the room in the natural light before making a decision.

Carpeting vs area rugs

Carpeting is more affordable than area rugs and provides comfort, insulation, and sound absorption. On the other hand, area rugs are available in more unique colours and designs. In addition, area rugs can be moved from room to room as well as house to house.

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