When it’s time to remodel your floor, you might find the decision to be very tough. Just the decision on whether to go for hardwood, carpet, or any other type of flooring can be tough. But even then, you have to decide what kind of carpet you want to get. Should you find the cheapest carpet possible, is it better to buy a more expensive one? Or should you try to find a balance between your budget and the right kind of floor?
Knowing what to look for in a carpet can get rid of most of the confusion you get when shopping around. The rest can be taken care of by a flooring professional.
For this blog post, we want to share our process for choosing the right carpet for you. It’s always very personal, but this guide can help you better understand what to look for in your carpet.
A carpet is made by weaving and cutting fabric onto an underlay. There are three weaving styles that each have a significant effect on the quality of carpet:
Woven carpet is among the most expensive and come in a variety of colors and patterns. These are a bit higher quality – and it shows in the carpet. Tufted are much more common and less expensive. They are not made with a color or pattern, but are often dyed. This is what you would consider a traditional home carpet.
Needlefelt carpet is a high-tech, ultra-sturdy carpet often used in hotels or public buildings. Very rarely are these carpets used in the home, as there are other ways to get a sturdy and beautiful home carpet with less of a price tag.
The next question you should ask yourself is how much wear and tear your carpet will have to take. If it’s a room that’s barely used – and you have a practice of keeping your shoes at the door- then you can save your money on a more fragile carpet. But if this room will get regular use, then it’s worth the extra dollars to get a sturdier carpet.
You might also decide to get more modern carpets that are especially made for the modern home. One option we recommend is getting a water-proof carpet. Water and liquid damage are one of the main reasons why a carpet can deteriorate quickly. And those stains are not friendly to the eye.
Having a carpet that’s easier to maintain, lasts longer, and stays nice as you use it is definitely worth the few extra dollars, as you will save a lot of money in repairs and upkeep.