Five Things You Need to Know When Shopping for New Carpet


1)  You will most likely have a seam, what is important to know is what texture would work best with a seam and what colors will cover seams the best and which ones won’t. Also ask if the backing will show when carpeting your stairs. You don’t want to see the backing when the carpet bends on the curves and corners.

2)  When you are deciding on a color of carpet, know that carpet looks a lighter color when it is laid down than when you look at it in a carpet book sample, also, darker colors make a room look smaller, so you might want to consider that a lighter color may be a better choice. Also consider that a neutral color is easier to match with furniture, decorations, pictures, or any kind of decorating…  Carpet Stores

3)  Even though you may not want to spend a huge amount of money on carpet, you might want to reconsider, because cheap carpet doesn’t last or wear well. Carpet is an investment that improves the look of your home and increases its value. Also, think about stain protection, it is a natural fact that eventually something will get spilled. You can get warranty on your carpet or you can get protection for your carpet, but keep in mind, better quality carpet holds up to stains and cleaning much better. You should also seriously consider getting a good quality cushion under your carpet. Nothing feels better than walking on carpet that has that soft, cushy, comfy feeling when you walk on it. The better the padding, the better the cushion and comfort, it also helps the carpet look better and last longer. Don’t worry about the color of padding, no one sees it.

4)  It is also a good idea to find out exactly what the warranty is on the carpet you are getting. You want to know what kind of coverage you can expect to cover the carpet. You want to always protect what you have sunk your good hard earned money into. You don’t want to be let down or have problems later on down the line.

5)  Cost of your carpet per square foot is not the only thing you need to know. There are other expenses involved like pulling up the old carpet, cleaning the floor or preparing it for laying down the new carpet, moving of furniture, the padding, delivery, additional materials to install, and actual installation. Ask for the TOTAL COST of the whole project of installing the carpet in your home. Ask if they do New Orleans carpet cleaning or stain removal services and if they offer discounts for the future.

| August 13th, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized |