The three tips of buying carpet

Buying new flooring for your home is an exciting time for you to choose a style that fits your house or to reinvent your current style. Yet, it can be one of the toughest decisions you will make. Whether you are remodeling your home or building a new one, the flooring can either add value or make it a design nightmare. We at Mouery's Flooring have created three tips that will help you when you shop for carpet:

 Mouery's Flooring carpet picture

Tip number one:  Know your color pallet and type of carpet.

Knowing the color pallet for you home and the type of carpet you want can help in the process of selecting carpet for your home.

You should always bring swatches of fabric, wallpaper samples, and paint chips when you are selecting your carpet. You want to make sure you choose the best color and style of carpet to fit the room perfectly. ALWAYS take a sample carpet home to test in the lighting. Colors look differently in different lighting.

Tip number two:  know your carpet fiber.

There are many different kinds of carpet fibers. Each carpet fiber you find will have advantages and disadvantages over the other carpet fibers. The fiber you buy can be determined on what you like and what you need. The most common fiber types are listed below.

 Mouery's Flooring carpet comparison chart

 

Tip number three:  know your scenario or situation.

Knowing your room seems like a very easy thing to follow. Yet, we get a lot of people who aren’t always sure what their room entails. For example, is this room a bedroom or will it be the entryway into your home? These questions can drastically change the recommendations for you. Before going further, there are a few general questions you should ask yourself before carpet shopping. 

General questions to ask yourself:

  • How is the room going to be used?
  • Is there light or heavy room traffic in the room?
  • Is the room the center of activity for family entertaining?
  • Is there direct access to the outside?

These questions are designed to get you to consider the grade and style of carpet needed for the room you are working on. You want the best product for your home. Make sure you give a detailed list of your expectations for the carpet. Do you have kids, pets, parties, activities in this room? If so, there are carpet styles that are best suited for these kind of needs. 

Final Thoughts

If you follow these three simple tips, you will have all the information you need to start shopping for the perfect carpet for your home. Last but not least, if you are in need of carpet, we have qualified staff on hand who can help you walk through all your carpet needs.

-Mouery’s Flooring