Here are 3 things you should think of when buying a new carpet.
Choosing the right carpet for your home requires sifting through a variety of personal needs and preferences: Does the color complement the room? Is the carpet soft enough? Will it last for the next ten years? Is it hypoallergenic? There are a lot of questions you will have to ask themselves and the sheer abundancy of choice may very well leave you paralyzed with options. But fear not, we are here to help you deconstruct the complexity of buying a carpet with a few simple guidelines to follow.
Perhaps the most common misstep in choosing a carpet is prioritizing aesthetic appeal at the expense of function and use. Yes, we all want the perfect carpet to liven up our homes and bring about that deeply sought-after aura of Feng Shui. And don’t get me wrong, that’s very important in choosing the right carpet! But so often we tend to narrow our prerequisites to looks and appeal that we sometimes forget about the practical applications of a carpet.
Here a few things to consider when buying a carpet.
This should be the top, most important criterion. How much are you willing to spend? Before you even start looking at textiles, first look through your finances and establish a maximum for how much you’re willing to pay: a number that you cannot go above. Once you have that threshold then you can start hunting for a carpet.
Normally, installing a carpet costs around a few thousand dollars. Prices can range from $1,000 to almost $7,000 depending on factors such as quality, color, make, and the size of space being carpeted. Thus, it’s always good to have a rigid number in mind when it comes to how much you’re willing to spend, that way you won’t get swayed by the vast number of options available.
One of the most important qualities you will have to consider when purchasing a carpet is the Pile, which refers to the length and texture of the carpet fibers. In the previous post we discussed a few types of fibers such as Nylon, Polyester, and wool, each with their own pros and cons. But beyond the ingredients of the carpet, you should understand how each textile is fashioned. For example, a short pile carpet is easier to vacuum since dust and debris won’t bury themselves too deep into the fabric, however they also don’t last as long as some other styles. It’s a good idea to be aware of the space that your carpet will occupy: Does it have a lot of foot traffic? Is it a room people eat in? Are pets going to be walking on it? These kinds of questions will help narrow down the carpet that best matches your needs.
Lastly, after you’ve set the price you’re willing to pay and decided on the texture that best suits your living space, it’s time to pick out the color. In general, most people tend to choose a simple shade that doesn’t attract too much attention but rather accentuates the colors of the surrounding space. According to a study by home stratosphere in which nearly 2,000 carpeted bedrooms were sampled; the color beige came in first place with 55% of the votes, while gray came in second with 24% – two colors made up almost 80% of all bedrooms sampled. Now, that doesn’t mean you’re limited to just a select set of colors; gray and beige each have a wide range of hues to pick from. Also, there’s also nothing wrong with spicing it up a little and going with violet, red, or blue. This is your carpet; it’s your choice, have fun with it.
Now, we understand that buying a new carpet
isn’t as simple as checking off a few boxes, but we hope that this article helps steer you in the right direction when considering what type of questions to ask and what to look for when buying a new carpet. And don’t forget: it’s your carpet, have fun with it.