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06/08/2018
Making the decision to have carpeting in your home is big. An even bigger decision, however, is knowing what carpet to install. For tips on the matter, read this post by Denver Cleanpro in Aurora, CO.

What to Consider When Carpet Shopping

While carpets can bring a lot of advantages to your home (noise reduction, insulation, softness, style, etc.), making the decision to get one installed is pretty big. Moreover, deciding on the right carpet for your home can be overwhelming. To ensure you pick the perfect one for you, here are some elements you should consider when carpet shopping.

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Your Commitment Level

For starters, you need to examine your commitment level. Having carpeted floors means you'll have to take care of them properly. This includes weekly vacuuming sessions, making sure they don't get dirty, having them professionally cleaned every so often, tending to any spills immediately, and more. Consider this aspect, so you can be certain that having carpeted floors is the right move for you.

The Answer to These Questions

In order to make the best decision, you need to know the answer to a few questions:
  • How many rooms will you have carpeting installed in and how big are they?
  • How much foot traffic and what type of usage will your carpet need to endure?
  • Do you have kids or pets?
  • How much sunlight will the carpet receive?
  • Will the carpet be in contact with the outdoors?
Knowing this, you can search for a carpet that will cover your needs effectively.

The Style

Of course, you need to take the carpet's style into account. Basically, there are three different styles: loop pile, cut pile, and loop and cut pile. From these main styles derive all others. The loop style can be great if you need a stylish carpet. Still, it may not be ideal if you have pets in your home, as their paws can loosen the carpet. Cut piles are carpets with fibers that stick straight up. This makes them sturdier and more durable. Lastly, cut and loop piles combine both of the characteristics above, making them the best of both worlds.

The Color

Some of the questions you answered in the previous entry will help you determine the color of your carpeted floors. For example, if the room gets a lot of sunlight, you probably don't want a colorful carpet, since its hue may fade away fast. Likewise, if you have pets or children, you should stay clear of light carpets. Or, if the room is too small, having dark carpeted floors may make it seem smaller. Be sure to also consider the place's decor and color scheme so you can choose a hue that goes with it.

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The Materials

Needless to say, you also need to choose the right material for your carpet's fibers. This decision will have an effect on its texture, look, durability, price, and more. Most commonly, carpets are made of nylon, because they are more resistant to stains and wear, which makes them last longer. Wool, on the other hand, is a more expensive fiber, and as such, gives your home a more luxurious look and feel; it can be harder to maintain, however. Polyester, polypropylene, and olefin are common carpet fibers, too. There are even hypoallergenic materials in case you or one of your family members has a respiratory illness.

The Carpet Padding

When people say that the beauty inside is the one that counts, they're referring to the carpet's padding. Even if you can't see it, it is what will keep your floors soft, cushiony, and looking great. As you can imagine, there are different types of carpet padding, which is why you should research your options, look at your budget, and consider the amount of foot traffic the room will get (as a good rule of thumb, thick, soft padding is better for rooms that won't get much use; opt for firmer padding if the carpet will be stepped on constantly).

Your Budget

Finally, you need to, of course, take your budget into account to make the right financial decision regarding your flooring. It's likely that you'll also have to cover the installation fees, the removal of your previous floors, and other similar things, so don't forget to budget them in.

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