When it comes to choosing a carpet for your home, it helps to know what to look out for.Read more below and find something that is best suited to you.
One thing to consider is where you are putting the carpet down. For example, a bedroom won’t have as many people walking up and down it regularly, so you can have a softer surface.
In contrast, in the areas with heavier traffic areas (such as the main hall and corridors), you will need something a bit more durable. The way to ensure a more durable surface is to use a carpet with closely knitted fibres.
The colour that you choose is also a factor to consider when it comes to deciding the carpet for different rooms. We recommend you use darker colours for heavier traffic areas, while lighter ones can work better for areas such as the bedroom or lounge.
While wool costs more, it is often used because it is more durable. It is also more resilient and also serves as an effective form of insulation (both in terms of trapping heat and reducing noise). Nylon is also a popular option as it allows for a wider range of colours than wool.
Another common example is polypropylene, a man-made fibre that is popular because it is both stain resistant and hardwearing. We know polyester is a softer material, though that is more commonly used as part of a mix with other fibres.
Get a sample
We recommend that you get a sample before you make a purchase. The reason for this is that you can use the sample to see how the surface is affected by light reflecting from it. Physically treading on the sample will also give you an idea of how quickly it goes back to its original shape after people walk over it.
We can help you choose a carpet at Affordable Flooring Solutions, specialists in carpets Tunbridge Wells.
For more information, contact us today so we can go over the options available to you and find the ideal flooring for your home.