Property prices are at an all-time high, so for many people it’s not a great time to think about moving home. Instead, lots of homeowners are choosing to renovate rather than relocate. A new carpet installation can change the look and feel of a home hugely. Choosing the right texture, colour and pattern of carpet is very important. Read on for our top tips to find the best new carpet for your home.
Consider the Room
Which room do you want your new carpet installation in? High traffic areas like hallways and living rooms should have more durable carpets.
You’ll need to consider whether food or drink may be taken into the area. Stain resistant carpets are a must for dining rooms or living rooms where you know you’ll regularly consume food. If you want to carpet a bathroom, it must be liquid resistant with a waterproof backing.
Choose Your Fibres
Not all carpets are made the same. Some are made from natural fibres like wood, and others are synthetic. They each have different properties and they perform slightly differently.
Natural fibres are generally more sustainable and environmentally friendly. They will require specially made cleaning products and may cost more to maintain. The initial carpet installation will also cost more. Natural fibre carpets can be just as durable as their synthetic counterparts, depending on the exact fibre you choose.
The materials used to create synthetic carpet fibres aren’t found in nature. They’re a more popular choice due to lower costs and easier cleaning. Synthetic fibres are a lot more stain resistant and much cheaper to maintain. They’re the practical option for busy family homes.
You’ll see and use your new carpet nearly every day, so it’s really important to choose the right design. If you go for a really bright colour, make sure it won’t clash with the rest of your furniture. Also keep in mind that it will limit any design changes you can make in future.
You can make a statement with a bright colour or pattern, but take into account how it will wear. If you have messy children or pets you should choose a carpet that won’t show dirt easily. A white carpet is a blank canvas for a black cat. You don’t want to set yourself up to hoover every day!
A plush, soft carpet feels great, which is why they’re a fantastic choice for bedrooms. They can be quite luxurious in feel with their deeper pile. In high traffic areas, soft carpets aren’t such a great idea as they’re more prone to visible wear.
High quality carpet can last for many years to come and increase the value of your home. It should be more resistant to wear and tear and be easier to maintain than their cheaper counterparts.
For Unbeatable Prices On New Carpet Installations In South Devon & Cornwall, Call Pearsons Of Plymouth
We offer a huge range of carpets. Pearsons of Plymouth carry out carpet installations in Plymouth and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking to revamp your home then a fresh carpet installation is a great idea.
If you’re on a budget, we stock a huge range of discounted carpet roll ends. Our extensive network of suppliers mean we can get you the best price possible for the carpet you want. If you’re looking for something specific, give us a call and we’d be happy to help you.