When it comes to picking the right carpet for your home, office or retail space, there is a lot more to consider than just color.  Here are some things to consider:

  • Carpets are available in widths of 12 feet and 15 feet.  The texture and color you choose will have an effect on the visibility of the seams.  Also keep in  mind, the layout of your space – furniture placement, walkways, etc.
  • If you are carpeting stairs, bend your carpet to see if the backing is easily visible.
  • In the world of carpet, you get what you pay for especially in terms of pile density and twist construction.  You should view your carpet as an investment in your home.
  • Color does affect the size of a room.  Lighter colors make a room look larger, darker colors make a room look smaller.  If you think you’ll be moving soon, go for a neutral shade that most homeowners can work with.
  • Stain protection is an important option, especially if you have kids, pet or just entertain a lot.
  • The quality of the padding you place beneath your carpet determines how comfortable your carpet is to walk or lay on.  Also, the better the padding, the less wear and tear you place on your carpet.
  • There are a number of variables to figure into your bottom line cost:  the cost per square foot of carpet, removal of old flooring, sub-floor preparation, delivery and installation.  While it is helpful to take your measurements, it is a good idea to have your carpet dealer come out and measure so you can get an accurate price.