The Dos And Don’ts Of Carpet Shopping

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You might only have to carpet shop a few times in your lifetime, which means there’s a lot to take in when it does happen. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do when buying new floor coverings.

Recommendations For Buyers

Visit A Carpet Shop

Ordering online solely based on a photograph is risky business. Visiting a physical store enables you to look at, and feel, all your options. Touching the carpet is the easiest way to see whether it is right for you. It’s going to be under your feet, so you should make sure it feels comfortable. Sure, you could order some samples online, but this might limit your selection. There are countless materials and densities to choose from at a carpet shop. Although two samples may feel similar, you should get help with the specifications as they may comprise of different materials that affect their durability.

What Carpet Is Best

Take Samples Home

If you happen to like a material, don’t be afraid to take a sample home and try before you buy. It’s quite a big decision, so you want to make sure it’s the right one. You should ensure the colour matches you walls, furniture and feel of the property.

Have An Idea Of How Much You Need

To have a better idea for pricing, it’s better to have a good sense of the square footage you need. This is often easy to estimate with a trusty tape measure. However, if a room is a funny shape with lots of nooks and crannies, you may need some professional help.

Carpet Shop Advice

Don’t Buy Based On Appearance

In an ideal world, walking into a carpet shop and choosing the first sample you like the look of would be much simpler. You don’t have to compromise on style, but you should be mindful that a material may not be compatible with your property. 

child using phone on rug

Don’t Forget To Consider Your Lifestyle

You may have to rule out a few options depending on you and the people in your property. Kids or pets will influence what is recommended to you, because you’ll need something that is easy to clean. If you’ve got lots of people coming in and out your property every day, you’ll want a hardwearing material. When visiting a carpet shop. It’s important to think about whether the floor coverings are practical for your daily life.

Don’t Forget About Underlay

Underlay can vastly improve the feel of your floor. It’s the stuff that goes underneath a carpet, so investing in it can make a difference. Quality underlay can make carpet feel much softer as there is extra cushioning. Due to an extra layer of insulation, it can also help reduce noise caused by walking across the floor, this is especially useful when it’s going upstairs!

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Contact Our Quality Carpet Shop Today

If you’re looking to update your home, get in touch with our friendly team today. When you come to our showroom, we can help you choose the right option that suits your lifestyle, leaving you with a carpet that will last.


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