A quality carpet is a transformational element that creates a soft and cozy look. Carpets will absorb the noise created when walking on floors as well as make it comfortable to walk on the floor even bare footed. Choosing the right carpet is a matter that needs you to consider the following things:
- Consider The Way You Live
If you have a family that consists of children and pets, then your house experiences a high volume of traffic. Therefore, you need to be a hardwearing carpet with a dullish color that’s complemented by a hard-twist cut design or a textured loop pile. If you looking for something luxurious, then a plush pile carpet with a simple color will suffice. A rug with mid to dark hues with a loop and cut pile or a stippled cut pile will be a suitable choice if you love entertaining guests.
- Think About Plush Piles
Plush pile carpets offer you a velvety look that is soft and eye catching. Though they tend to show footprints, thick plush pile carpets are a nice choice if you are shopping for something luxurious. Here are some good buying tips.
- Take A Look at Loop Piles
Loop piles are done as the name suggests, in loops. The style comes in different designs that range from ribbed patterns to a linear look to sisal and formal looks. Often the loop style generates carpets that have a casually textured look.
- Mix It Up
New carpet made with a mixture of cut and loop pile styles have a light and dart textured finish. These carpets have a comfortable underfoot feel and rarely show any footprints.
- Understand How Carpet Color Works
Choose a dark-colored carpet if you are looking for something that makes the room cozier, or a light-colored one if you seek to make the room look larger. However, opting to work with a carpet that has both dark and light color will ensure you each both outcomes
- Anticipate A Fade
Carpets lose their luster and fade over time, so it is advisable to pick a rug with a shade that is two times deeper than the original color you wanted.
- Consider The Fiber Type
Wool, synthetic fibers, and wool-nylon mixes are the most common types of fibers used to make carpets. Of these, wool is the top choice because it is kept the floor warm during winter and cool during summer. Furthermore, wool carpets are not that expensive. Solution-dyed nylon is what to go for when picking a synthetic fiber carpet because the fiber is soft to the touch and does not fade quickly.
- Lie On It
If your family loves rolling around and cozying on the floor, then go for a heavy carpet that has dense fibers; the thicker the carpet the more yarn used to make it.
- Check The Ratings
Australian carpets have a rating system categorized into residential and commercial ratings. Pick a carpet that has an ‘Extra Heavy Duty” grade and make sure you choose the right carpet for the appropriate area. If you are carpeting stairs, choose a rug that has stairs ratings.