Choosing carpet is like choosing a car and with all the styles, colors and brands. It can be confusing. Being overwhelmed and under pressure from a salesperson can result in a bad choice being made. Purchasing carpet can be one of the largest investments you’ll make in your home. If you want the carpet you choose to fit the needs of your family, you need to do a little bit of homework before you start shopping. You’ll feel much more confident in the decision you make by doing so.

Carpet Quality; Face Weight, Tuft Twist & Density Rating

Don’t rely only on what salespeople will tell you. You need to handle the carpet and check the label to look at the three signs of quality. Face weight is the number of ounces of fiber per square yard. This number will usually range from 20 to 80 with a higher number being more resilient and heavier. Choose a carpet that is at least 34 to 40 ounces in face weight. Tuft twist is the number of times the tufts are twisted together in a 1 inch length. Higher numbers indicate a more durable carpet, so choose a carpet with a tuft twist of 5 or higher. The density rating is determined by how thick the fibers are and how tightly they are packed. Better quality carpets are less likely to be crushed. To check for this, you can bend the carpet back. If it’s easy to do, it’s a low-density carpet and therefore lower quality carpet.

Choosing the Best Carpet for Your High Traffic Areas, Bedrooms, Stairs & More

If you have small children and you’re in the market to replace or install carpet in your home, there are things you should take into consideration. You want the carpet to be soft and comfortable for them to walk and play on. Look for practicality because small children can be hard on carpet. It’s important to choose a carpet that is not only durable, but stain-resistant to make clean up easy. Consider allergy issues too. Natural fiber carpets are a great choice for homes where children or other family members suffer from allergies and breathing ailments. Natural carpets like wool are hypoallergenic and antimicrobial but can be expensive. Comfort should count too. Carpet will be the flooring that a baby learns to crawl on and a toddler uses to take their first steps. Those little bare feet will be safe on soft, plush and comfortable carpet. There’s also less fear that they will hurt themselves and playtime will also be quieter on soft carpet. Nylon carpet is the most durable, resilient and easiest to maintain. Once you’ve considered all your options, think about the room in which the carpet will be in. The carpet needs to fit any changes the room will go through in the coming years. This will help you decide on the colors and patterns of the carpet. Take your time instead of being impulsive and choosing the first color you like. You will be much happier with your decision in the long run. Make your choice based on who lives on the home, the levels of traffic it will be subjected to and how long you want it to last. The way it looks and how much it will cost all need to be researched before making your final decision.

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