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What to consider when choosing a carpet

Picking the best carpet for your house can be a very challenging task. Not only is it a major investment, but also a decision you have to live with for a great deal of time. Some things to consider when choosing a carpet include: your budget, volume of traffic, and the décor of the area. Doing some research prior to purchasing can really help you determine which carpet best meets your needs.

Putting in new carpet can be an expensive project, but you should consider both quality and quantity in your decision. With today's economy everyone is trying to save money. However, with purchasing carpet you might want to stretch your wallet a bit more. Doing so helps ensure you get a quality carpet that could potentially last a lifetime. When you ignore quality and purchase cheap carpet, you run the risk of having to replace your carpet more frequently. This does not mean that you need to purchase the most expensive carpet, but rather that you should always consider both quality and cost (remember to include carpet installation fees).

The volume of traffic on your carpet is also a very important factor to consider, especially when choosing the color, weave, and fiber. For example, if you have kids or pets frequently crossing the carpeted area, you won't want to choose a white Saxony carpet.

When it comes to deciding the color of your carpet, pick a color that compliments your current furniture. Neutral colored carpeting helps homes retain their resale future because it is versatile and will match most furniture. Choosing shades of tan or brown is not only beneficial for retaining home value, but it can also help mask the normal wear and tear that will occur.

Since there are so many decisions to make, some carpet stores can come to your house and help you decide. After all, they are the experts. Many carpet stores have mobile shopping experiences, where employees will bring carpet samples to your home, take area measurements, and provide estimates. This is very helpful because you can see how colors conflict or complement your home décor.