Carpet Shopping? Our Top Tips [SPONSORED]
I need wall-to-wall carpeting installed in my home. What should I think about?
Wall-to-wall carpeting installation projects can be overwhelming. After all, carpet is one of the most expensive purchases you will make as a homeowner. Most people choose carpet based on color, feel, and price. But, there are some other things to consider when you shop for new wall-to-wall carpeting.
In what room will the carpeting be used in your home?
If you know how much (or how little) the carpeting will be walked on, you will have a better idea of the quality level you will need. For example, you can get away with a less expensive, lower quality type of carpet in a formal living room you use only a few times a year. However, you would want to choose a higher quality type of carpet for your entryway because it is probably the most walked-on floor in your home
How long do you want the carpet to last?
If you plan on moving in two years, you can get away with a less expensive type of carpet. But if you plan on staying in your home for a long time, you will want to spend a little extra money on a better quality carpet that will last for decades.
Do you have children or pets or both?
Consider every person and animal you live with. Do you have small children that spill something on the carpet every time they move? You may want to consider an easily-cleaned synthetic fiber for your carpeting. If your kids are older, then you have more options. The same goes for your pets.
Stainmaster has an interactive room designer. Click here to try it out!
What types of carpeting do you like?
You probably don’t like the carpet you have now…otherwise you wouldn’t be shopping for new carpet! But, you may have liked something about your old carpet when it was new. Did you like the way it felt on your bare feet? Did the carpet last for 20 years before you decided to replace it? This handy tool will help you select the perfect carpeting for your life. Click here to get started.