April 4, 2017

Before you buy new carpet, consider these four tips

Shopping for flooring and considering carpet? Carpet is a natural choice for just about any room in the house and with its wide range of design options and styles you're sure to find a carpet that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle and budget. When you walk into a store ready to buy carpet you might feel overwhelmed by the number of choices in front of you. Read these tips from Indianapolis carpet store Kermans to make sure you're prepared to get the best carpet for your home.

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Function first, design second

The color and style of your carpet are important but you'll get a better, longer-lasting carpet if you start your shopping considering how the carpet will be used. Think about the room where you're installing the carpet, how much traffic does it get? What type of lighting is in the room? Is the carpet next to an outdoor space? The answers to these questions will help you narrow in on the right carpet fiber and style. After that you can begin considering the wide range of designs and colors that are available. Learn more questions to ask before you buy carpet in our free carpet buyer's guide.

Your choice of padding is important

You'll never see the padding that goes beneath your carpet but that doesn't mean you can make this choice lightly. The carpet padding has a lot to do with how long your carpet will last and how comfortable it will feel underfoot. Have pets? You'll want to consider special padding options that have moisture barriers for those inevitable accidents.

Look for pet-friendly carpets

Pets love carpet for many of the reasons their families do: they are comfortable and warm. Many pet-owners shy away from carpet but you can have nice carpet with pets as long as you consider them during your selection. For example, if you have a dog you  may want to stay away from loosely looped carpets that can easily be snagged by pet claws. Don't forget to ask about the stain resistance of your carpet choice too. Many manufacturers now have special lines of carpet designed specifically for pet stains and accidents.

Be good to the environment

Many carpet manufacturers are responding to concerns for our environment and creating sustainable carpets in a wide range of styles and fibers. Whether you choose a carpet that includes recycled materials or are looking to make sure the manufacturing process follows the highest environmental standards, you can find a beautiful carpet for your home and our earth.

Before you buy new carpet, keep these four simple steps in mind. They can help guide you to the perfect choice for your home decor, lifestyle and budget.

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