Hello, readers! Class is in session. Just kidding! But we do want to share some helpful tips and information on buying new carpet before you go to the carpet store near you.
We walked you through how to tear out carpet and now it’s time to buy new carpet for your home. Don’t worry, this is the fun part. But, you still need to be prepared before you purchase or you could end up buying carpet that is not right for your home or your lifestyle.
How do you know what carpet is right for your home? There are several factors to consider and we will provide information on them below:
The first thing that comes to mind when someone is buying carpet is how it looks or perhaps the color. That isn’t the most important thing though. Of course you want your carpet to look nice in your home but most of all you want it to be durable.
You see, if a carpet is beautiful and colorful but it isn’t durable, then that beauty and color will fade or soil very fast. The key is to find a carpet that is both stylish and durable.
You won’t need as durable of a carpet if you don’t live with children or pets. In that case a polyester carpet would be a good fit for you. Polyester is lush and colorful and it is semi stain-resistant but it is not durable when it comes to traffic and soiling.
If you live with pets and children you will want to buy a nylon carpet. Nylon is very durable and it is the perfect choice for high-traffic rooms and areas in a home. It is a bit more expensive than polyester but if you care for it and schedule carpet cleaning each year you will find that nylon carpet can last 10 years or more.
Some carpets are easier to clean than others. You will find that wool carpet is more difficult to clean than polyester or nylon. That is because wool is a natural carpet fiber. You will also find that polyester carpet soils faster than other types of fibers due to its construction.
You should choose nylon carpet as it provides the best of both worlds. It is very easy to clean and it doesn’t soil too bad either.
Color is one of the clear benefits of carpet over hardwood floor or laminate. For the most vibrant colors of carpet, you will want to choose polyester. Polyester is a great choice for bedrooms. You can add bright and bold colors to any bedroom in your home with a polyester carpet. Just be careful not to choose polyester for hallways or entryways as it cannot withstand the constant foot traffic.
You also need to remember the carpet pad when it comes to buying new carpet. There is no point in buying nice new carpet if you do not invest in one of the best types of carpet pads for purchase. The carpet pad helps the carpet above withstand pressure and traffic and will extend the lifetime of the floor much longer than a poor quality pad.