Today, carpet is the most popular choice for floor covering. It’s inexpensive, quiet, and comfortable. Installation and replacement is a breeze and it even has the added benefit of hiding subfloor irregularities.
Carpet can be installed over almost any surface, and it offers more options for color, texture, tone and hue than any other floor covering.
From casual to formal, solids to patterns, plush to shaggy, there are carpets available today to compliment any interior or exterior and provide years of performance and beauty for your home.
Before you buy, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure everything goes as smoothly as planned. Picking the style is the fun part, but a little forethought will make all the difference.
Tips to Buying Carpet
Most carpet comes in widths of 12 feet, so you’re very likely going to have seams in larger rooms. Seam visibility depends on the texture and color you choose, as well as the lighting and furniture location in your room. We can work with you to determine the best placement of seams to minimize their visibility.
It’s true, you get what you pay for. Durability and better construction come with a higher price tag, but new carpet adds value to any home. A higher quality carpet will pay you back in the long run. It’s an investment worth making.
Carpet comes in just about any color you can imagine, and there are a few things to consider when choosing a color. In most cases your carpet will appear lighter once installed than it looked on the sample. Carpet color can also affect the apparent size of a room. Lighter colors open a room up, while darker colors make a room look smaller and more intimate. If you like to redecorate often or plan to move soon, go neutral. It’s much easier to imagine furniture in a room that is decorated with neutral colors.
Stain protection is an important consideration. Products come with various levels of protection and warranties. As the quality of a carpet increases, so does its stain protection level and warranty coverage.
It’s a good idea to read the product specs and warranty coverage on the back labels of your carpet prior to purchasing. Doing so will give you the information you need to protect your investment.
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