A carpet is a big investment so, as with any other big decision, you need to spend time researching, comparing, and talking to the experts. Just like buying a car, you need the lowdown on the features, functions, and the benefits this new addition will bring to your home. Most importantly, you need to be confident that you have made the right choice.
To help you make this decision, we have put together this list of five things you need to consider when carpet shopping.
People often look at a gorgeous carpet and say, “it’s beautiful, but not practical”. Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise on either today – there are far too many colour variations available to have to be too practical or boring. Carpets and fashion go hand in hand. Be a trendsetter by researching the vogue in carpeting; think out of the box and be open to making a statement. You are bound to surprise yourself with the transformation your investment is going to bring your living space. Pets and children are no excuse to lean towards neutrals and “practical” colours. The modern, conceptual designs and stain-proof fibres now available provide the ultimate canvas to suit every need. Be a little adventurous and prepared to challenge your preconceptions about carpeting.
When buying a car or revamping your kitchen, you work within a budget, but often these are also emotional purchases, so be very careful to get value for the money you have allocated to the purchase. It is easy to be swayed to spend a lot more than you bargained for when the salesperson whips out the bells and whistles. Stick to your budget and get the best deal possible for it. If you have done your homework, you can pull off a “no expense was spared” look, even on a tight budget.
#3 Which Room?
If it is only one room in your house that you are carpeting, be clear on why you want to carpet it. The right carpet sets the tone of a room. So, ask yourself what type of a living space it is – busy and full of life, with children and pets in and out, or a more relaxed space where the family winds down at night? Perhaps it is a frantic space you want to imbue with a quieter, less rushed atmosphere? The style of carpet you choose must accommodate the traffic and the atmosphere of the space.
Choosing a carpet should be something the whole family is involved in. The beauty of getting everyone’s opinions is that the carpet selection often becomes key to an effortless room make-over. It could be as simple as suggesting suggestion to rearrange certain furniture pieces or incorporate cushions, plants, or bean bags, as an addition to the cosy effect the carpet will create. Particularly if it is a well-used and enjoyed family space being carpeted, a family brainstorm can lead to remarkable results that won’t necessarily break the budget.
#5 Where to Buy
Our advice is go to your nearest Top Carpets & Floors branch that specialises in carpets. Flooring, including carpets, should be their core business. Here you will find all the expert guidance and advice you need, from choosing the right design through to the perfect fit and finishing of your new investment. Of course, superb after-sales service is also important.