choosing the flooring for your lifestyle

The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.

3 Tips To Help You Choose New Carpet


Flooring is an important part of your home's look, value, and overall feel. Unfortunately, flooring is not meant to last forever, so there will come a time when you need to replace yours. If you have carpet, a replacement will most likely be necessary sooner than if you have hardwoods. However, replacing your carpet can be a great investment with the right selections. This guide will give you a few tips to use when choosing a new carpet.

Consider The Room's Function

One of the first things you need to determine is how you use the room where your new carpet will be. If the room seems a great deal of use and traffic, you want carpet that is more durable, ensuring it stands up well against your family, traffic, and even pets.

If you are replacing the carpet in a room that is not used very much, such as a guest room, you do not have to place much emphasis on choosing the thickest, more durable, or highest-quality carpet.

Wool carpet with a rugged loop surface is ideal for high-traffic rooms, such as family rooms and bedrooms. Cut and loop pile carpeting is also an option to consider. The carved, defined surface of this type of carpet hides stains and dirt well.

Understand Color

It is also important to choose the right color of carpet. Not only does the carpet color matter for complementing your furniture and décor, but certain colors of carpet will hide dirt and wear better than other colors. In addition, colors may change or fade over time, which can affect the overall look of your room.

Obviously lighter colors will show dirt and stains easier. For high-traffic areas, opt for a darker shade or a carpet with multiple colors in a pattern that hides dirt and wear better.

If the room receives a lot of natural light, remember that darker colors will fade over time when exposed to the sun's UV rays. Keep this in mind when choosing the color of your carpet.

Padding Is Priority

You may think the actual carpet is the most important element when selecting your new flooring, but that is not actually true. After you have selected your carpet, make the underlying padding a priority, since you want your new carpet to have the best foundation possible.

Remember that the carpet has a fiber backing that is woven into place. Without good support, the fiber backing will break apart, reducing the quality and support of your flooring. Instead of spending all of your flooring budget on the carpet, make the padding a priority to ensure your carpet lasts for many years to come.

For more tips, visit a local carpet store


25 March 2019