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The Four Factors to Consider when Choosing Carpet for Your Home

The Four Factors to Consider when Choosing Carpet for Your Home

With so many different colors, materials and designs available, choosing the right carpeting for your home can be a difficult task. When deciding which type of carpet to install, there are four main factors you need to consider: lifestyle, budget, maintenance and style.

Consider lifestyle
The type of carpeting you choose for your home depends greatly on your lifestyle and how Artisan_232often the room in question will be used. For homeowners without kids or pets, high-end carpeting such as wool is a great long-lasting option. If you are looking for a more family-friendly carpet that can withstand spills and stains, polyester carpeting or carpeting made with Bulk Continuous Filament (BCF) fibers is the way to go.

Consider budget
Don’t blow your budget—good carpeting doesn’t have to cost you a fortune! As with any large purchase, it is important to compare and price-out your options. Ask your sales associate for separate pricing for materials and installation so you can compare costs between flooring brands and determine which brand provides you with the best deal for your needs.

Consider maintenance
Maintenance is a major factor to consider and plays largely into your budget. One of the best ways to ensure you are satisfied with your new carpeting is to pick one that fits your lifestyle AND is easy to maintain. Homeowners with children or pets should avoid costly carpeting that requires lots of upkeep, like hard-to-clean shag carpeting or high-end rugs.

Madera_456_VConsider style
While it is important to consider functionality, you ultimately want to choose carpeting that looks great in your home! To narrow down your search, choose shades that match the overall mood and tone you want to set for the room. Once you have chosen a color palette you like, you can then begin to think about what color carpeting would look best in the space. Cool blues and greens are great colors for a calm, peaceful setting, and reds or golden shades can be used to make a large space feel more intimate.


Carpetland USA has the carpet you need to add a touch of practicality and beauty to any home. We want to help you find the carpet of your dreams so visit our website today to check out the carpet brands, styles and designs we have to offer

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7 thoughts on “The Four Factors to Consider when Choosing Carpet for Your Home”

  • I am designing my baby’s nursery, which has white carpet at the moment. I definitely want to replace it with something more baby friendly. Are there polyester carpets that are also soft?

    • Hi Violette,
      Yes, we offer a wide selection of soft polyester carpeting. Polyester carpeting naturally offers exceptional softness and color clarity, and is also stain and fade resistant-which makes it a great option for a baby room. If you’re interested in learning more about our polyester carpeting options, stop by our showroom-we’d love to show you around. Thanks!

  • I like that you mentioned to think about what the maintenance will be like for your new carpet. My wife and I are trying to choose new carpet for our home, and we want to make sure that we choose a carpet that doesn’t take a lot of work and upkeep. I will be sure to ask about this as we explore our carpet options.

  • I’m really glad that you talked about how people with kids and pets should choose carpet that is easy to clean. I have been looking for carpet to put in my new house, but I wasn’t sure what type would suit me. I can see how it would be smart to choose one that is easy to clean, because I plan to get my wife a puppy for her birthday.

  • My wife and I are wanting to get new carpet installed in our living room this year, but we aren’t sure where to start. I like that you mention how a sales associate can help sort the flooring options by cost so you can compare them. We might need to visit a local carpet store and see if they can show us some options within our budget.

  • It’s good to know that I should consider my lifestyle before deciding on a carpet type. I have a couple of dogs, so my floors would see a lot of wear. I’ll keep this in mind and choose carpet that is durable.

  • My fiance and I just bought a house and we are wanting to add new carpet to the main level. Thank you for pointing out that quality carpet doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I am going to have to do some research and find the best company to buy the carpet from that will hopefully install it as well.

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