If you are in the market for a new carpet for your home, you may be overwhelmed by how many options are available. With different choices in material, color, and pattern, it can be difficult to know which style is best for each room. Carpet Land, a flooring and carpet installation center in Lincoln, NE, aims to make your shopping experience easier by providing advice that guides you to the right product.
Below, these flooring experts offer their top five carpet selection tips.
1. Know How Much Traffic Each Room Gets
How often your new carpet will be walked on and whether or not your family will be wearing shoes when they do so should be major factors when making your selection. A white mohair or a plush texture would not be a good choice in a high-traffic area because they would get dirty too easily. However, a modular tile or pile cut carpet, both of which are practical and easy to clean, would be a better choice.
2. Keep Your Household in Mind
If you have children or pets, a soft, stain resistant carpet is a good choice. Consider a shag texture in earth tones that feels cozy and hides dirt easily.
3. Consider Each Room’s Purpose
If you want your family's bedrooms to feel cozy and warm, consider soft, insulating mohair. For a messier, more high-traffic area of your home such as a workshop or playroom, invest in hide or hemp.
4. Focus on Room Size
Room size is important to keep in mind if you're interested in a patterned carpet. Large patterns work best in bigger rooms where the full design can show without being cut off. Small, intricate patterns tend to become overwhelming in large spaces and are better suited for smaller rooms or hallways.
5. Be Honest About Your Commitment to Maintenance
Certain types of carpet require diligent care. Shag and mohair, for instance, shed a great deal and need to be vacuumed constantly using a heavy duty vacuum. If you're carpeting a room you don't use frequently, or want a lower-maintenance product, you may want to consider an area rug instead.
If you are interested in purchasing carpet for your home, call (402) 467-6363 to schedule an appointment with one of Carpet Land’s flooring experts. To view their full selection of flooring options including vinyl and hardwood flooring, visit their website today.