Choosing a carpet can seem like a daunting task. But, let us tell you, it’s definitely worth it! Carpet can bring warmth, comfort, and style for your family for years to come. The options for your Avon Lake home may seem endless, but Floor Coverings International Cleveland West can help you decide. Here are a few tips that may help you narrow down the styles and get a great look.
Consider your preferences.
When you look for new carpeting, put yourself first! You don’t have install emerald carpets just because the color is trending. This will be a long-term investment and you have to prioritize your own style. Make a list of the carpets you like, and leave it up to us to bring you samples that match your lifestyle, color scheme, and aesthetic. It will be much easier to choose a carpet that represents your values once you know exactly what they are.
Consider your lifestyle.
Certain carpets mesh well with more laidback households, while others can stand up to the hustle and bustle of a busy family. If you have kids in the home, consider a fiber that resists stains and is easy to clean. If you are looking for a style to keep your home warm and cozy year round, wool or plush fibers will insulate your home nicely. Lastly, be honest about your cleaning routine. Some carpets can be high maintenance and if you’re not up for the job, you’ll end up with a damaged floor that will need replacing far sooner than you’d expect.
Compare cut piles and loop piles.
If nothing else, you may be able to narrow down your options by choosing between cut piles and loop piles. Cut piles are often more cushioned underfoot and offer that classic feel of carpet most people think of. However, cut piles often collect more dirt and debris and can be harder to clean. They are also susceptible to crushing under heavy furniture, leaving hard to remove dents across your floor if you ever decide to redecorate. Loop piles are more durable against heavy foot traffic and activity, which is why they are the go-to choice for commercial spaces. At home, they are great for entryways and hallways, but you will probably prefer something softer in the bedroom and living room.
Understand how carpeting affects the rest of the room.
Light carpeting can make a room feel bigger, but dark carpeting gives a cozy appeal. Lighter colors might acquire more visible stains, but dark carpeting will fade over time. When you pick a carpet, consider how the room will look in five years, not just today. Anticipate the areas of wear and tear and ask us how different carpet styles will stand up to it.
When it comes down to it, the best way to choose carpeting is in person, where you can see and feel how it would fit into your home. Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West, we bring the floor to your door in our mobile showroom so you can view samples right in the comfort of your own home. Compare shades and textures with your existing décor and make the best decision. Call us today to get started with a free design consultation and estimate.
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