Picking the right carpet is important as you will walk on it every day. When buying a new carpet, it is helpful to consider the following:
Room - What room is the carpet for? Knowing what sort of footfall it will have to endure will help you select the perfect carpet. High Traffic Areas such as a stairs and landing will require a dense and hardwearing carpet, in the bedroom you can treat yourself to a softer carpet as it will only have to withstand bare feet and slippers. Living room areas usually require a Stain resistant carpet to deal with everyday challenges.
Your Decorating Plans /Colour Scheme - is the carpet to match a particular colour scheme? or does it have to be neutral. Dark colours work best in high traffic areas. When decorating to sell a house we recommend a neutral colour as it will appeal to more potential buyers.
Your budget - what is your budget? Don’t forget fitting costs. Always pick the best carpet that you can afford.
Longevity- do you want the carpet to last for a long time, or do you plan to redecorate in a few years.
Your sizes - it is helpful to do a rough plan of the area you need covered (link to measuring guide). Your sizes will provide a guide for the sales staff and help you to get an idea of costings. But we would recommend having our experts double check your sizes, so as you don’t order too much or too little.
Underlay - We strongly recommend buying a new underlay with your new carpet. Underlay acts like a shock absorber enabling the carpet to stand up to wear and tear. New Underlay can extend the lifetime of your carpet by up to 50% and provides cushioning that makes your carpet feel better. Additionally, it helps reduce noise and reduce energy costs.