What to Know Before You Buy New Carpet
If buying new carpeting is on your to-do list, you may think you are prepared and know exactly what you want to buy - that is, until you head to the showroom and see all the options available.
You need to consider more than just the color. Each type is made of different materials. Some materials require frequent cleanings, some may be more expensive than your budget allows, and others that can actually affect your health if you have certain allergies.
Then, there is a carpet’s wear and tear capabilities. The wrong carpet may wear out quickly, fade, or show stains that stubbornly resist your best cleaning efforts.
With all of these factors to consider, it pays to learn everything you can before you buy. Here are a few carpet buying tips you can use:
Know the Value of Proper Padding
You should consult your carpet manufacturer for padding recommendations and advice, but there are also some general rules to choosing padding:
Know Your Style Options
Carpeting comes in many styles, including plush, Berber, and textured, for example. These actually describe the depth of the carpets pile, which is created from yarn tufts and either folded over into loops, cut straight across, or both.
When choosing the style:
Know Which Colors and Textures Work for Your Home
A few final points before you buy:
New carpeting can change the look of your home and make everything seem fresh and new. But, it is a buying decision that will be with you for several years and can impact how buyers will feel about your home when it is time to sell. Make sure to research your choices well before you decide.
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