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Choosing the best carpet is really about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance and budget to best meet the needs of your lifestyle. For example, looped Berbers and high twist friezes perform wonderfully in high traffic areas in your home, but an elegant Saxony in the same area may show footprints.
available in 12', 15' and sometimes 13' widths
carpet will be seamed unless room is narrower than above widths
seams visible with looped or low-profile patterned carpets
degree of visibility depends on texture, color, lighting and furniture
Backing and Loops
backing may show when carpet bends over stairs depending on texture, color and density.
looped carpet can snag at a seam or transition
pile reversal, or shading, is a normal
consider window treatments and furniture placement to minimize
higher quality carpet = greater pile density
tighter twist construction results in better durability
easier to replace or update décor with carpet rather than hard surface products
adds value to any home
feels warm underfoot
reduces household noise
once installed it will often look lighter than the sample
color affects the apparent size of the room
lighter colored carpet visually expands the size of the room
darker carpeting brings the walls closer together, creating intimate feelings
neutral colors are best for frequently changing the decorating schemes
neutrals are good for rooms with a lot of existing furniture
neutral colored, good carpet is good for resale
check warranty for stains
stain protection is an important consideration
carpet products have with different stain protection levels
warranties help guard against stains
with quality comes increased stain protection and warranty coverage
it is important to understand what is covered by the warranty
determines how a carpet feels underfoot
not just about feel
quality helps preserve the look
can extend the life and comfort
provides protection against wear and tear
sold using quality specifications, not color specifications
color of the sample in the store may not be the same as installed
Reading the label
become familiar with product specs warranties on the labels
protect your investment today and tomorrow
Know the entire cost of ownership
this is one component of the entire project cost
ensure there are no budget surprises with final cost
ask for the total cost of the project to be calculated
Potential additional expenses:
demolition/disposal of old floor covering
materials required to complete the installation
In addition to the total project cost, be sure to also consult the manufacturer's warranty and care guide for directions on how frequently the carpet should be cleaned and the cost to clean it.