What is the best carpet for me?
There's no universal right or wrong, no one-size-fits-all, and it's also a personal matter. The carpeting that's great for your neighbor may not be suitable for you because many factors play a part in determining needs. Lifestyle is one such issue. Do you have a large family with a lot of foot traffic or a small one? Do you have kids, pets, cook, or entertain frequently?
When shopping for a soft surface floor covering, you'll see rolls of different colors, patterns, styles, and designs with literally something for everyone and, while it can be overwhelming to be surrounded by so much beauty, remember always to stay focused on your needs. These are two questions you should address first.
What’s your budget?
This is important because it will help you decide on fiber which is the foundation of any rug. The material from which the yarns are made, fiber, determines everything, including performance and longevity. They come at different prices, however, and are broken into two categories: natural and synthetic.
For example, wool is the most common natural fiber, but you will pay a premium price. Many find synthetics to be the more practical choice because of cost and superior stain-resistance, with nylon usually being the most expensive (but commonly chosen) synthetic and olefin (polypropylene), which is budget-friendly.
In what room are you installing?
Delve a little deeper to also think about how you plan to use it. Every room has its challenges and priorities; for example, a high pile rug like the shag, which also needs a little TLC when it comes to cleaning, might be great for the bedroom, but not for stairs where a solid foundation for the foot is required, and people and pets run up and down all day.
Sometimes the living room can either be the center of family activity or a room only used to entertain guests. When it's a place where the family gathers to watch television, play games, and sometimes even eat, a low pile rug might be the better choice; they are easier to clean and are more durable. Alternatively, if the room is used only for entertaining, you may decide on a Saxony Plush.
Did you know that rugs are constantly evolving? There are even eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and pet-and-kid friendly versions. Especially if you haven't looked at carpet flooring recently, come into Watertown Floor Covering, LLC to explore samples and get a free carpet flooring quote. Our carpet store is in Waltham, MA. We work with homeowners and businesses in and near Watertown, Boston, Woburn, and Burlington.