Things you should know before buying a carpet:
Whether you walk into a store or shop online, now a days, you can find different types of Carpets available in the market such as Saxony, Velvet, Cable, Textured and Plush. Plush carpets are engaging and very soft but they are prone to footprints. Textured carpets are best for use in highly walked upon areas as these can hide dirt & dust due to fibers of different heights.
Color and Patterns
The most difficult part of your carpet-buying decision is to choose the right texture, pattern and finish from so many options available. You can narrow your search by selecting shades that would go with the mood you want to set for each room. Cool blues, greens and other soft hues can create a calm and peaceful setting. While red, golden and other warm shades can make a large space feel cozy.
Padding provides an extra support to your carpet and its insulation also adds in controlling room temperature & resisting noise. Padding made from rubber or foam materials, can make your carpet durable and long lasting. Highly visited areas like drawing rooms would require high density padding while padding with low density can do for low visited areas such as bedrooms & guestrooms.
Buying a carpet according to your lifestyle would definitely make sense in the long run. If you have kids or pets, you should go for carpet tiles. Carpets exposed to pets & kids are more susceptible to stains, wear and replacements; in such case carpet tile can be a smart buy than any other style as it's always easy to replace one tile than the entire carpet.
You would never want your already busy life to be burdened with heavy carpeting maintenance. So, know about the cleaning requirements before getting hooked by the fancy appearance of a carpet. Textured carpets require very less maintenance and effectively hide stains and dirt; this should be your pick if you have a busy schedule.
Poor indoor air due to carpets made from non organic & non eco- friendly products may cause various types of allergies and asthma to your dear ones. Before buying a carpet, ask the supplier about the organic content used while manufacturing process.