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How to Choose the Right Type of Carpet

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Picking the right carpet for your home is extremely important. You'll see it every day, you'll walk on it, maybe lie on it, and your family will generally live on it. Of course affordable carpet is important, but you also want quality carpet that is right for you. Here's an overview to help you choose the right type of carpet:


The texture of the carpet is determined by its pile. Pile is another term for the height of the fibers in the carpet. Some carpets have uneven piles, making them look shaggy, while others feature twisted fibers. These two textures lend themselves to a more modern, contemporary look. Carpet with an even, smooth pile looks more formal, traditional, and sophisticated. Different colored fibers can add even more depth to the textures of the carpet, so consider that aspect as well.


The materials that carpets are made from affect how they feel. Wools are very soft, but can be more expensive. Nylon fibers are less expensive and still feel good, so if you're looking for an affordable carpet that the kids will enjoy rolling around on, nylon may be the answer. Cut piles are softer than loop piles, so take that into account as well. Remember, you may not always need a softer pile, especially in rooms that see a lot of traffic.


Carpets are often a main focal point in a room. The color is crucial if your carpet is the focus of the room. Choose a neutral color if you have other colors and patterns in play in your décor. Or, pick a color that highlights an accent color in your scheme. If you have kids or pets, consider a color that will hide dirt and small stains.

At Bay Carpet, we can help you choose the right carpet for your home, your budget, and your lifestyle. We offer affordable carpets in the colors and styles you want. And since we offer carpet installation, you can rest assured that the entire carpeting experience will be pleasant with us. Give us a call at (718) 521-4308 today.