Concord choosing carpetChoosing a new carpet for your home allows for exciting design decisions and home-transforming possibilities. While picking out colors, pile lengths, and textures is the fun part, there are a number of other considerations to keep in mind. From the way the room is used to the padding options, it isn’t just about the look. Here are some tips from the carpeting experts at Floor Coverings International Concord to help you choose the ideal carpet for your home:

Zero in On What You Want

What do you like and dislike about your current carpeting? The answer to this question can yield insights about the style of carpet you should gravitate toward as the replacement. Softness/feel, style, texture, thickness and color should all be considered to begin to hone in on the carpet type that will meet your design, décor, and usage needs.

Carpet Weight

The ounce weight of carpeting is probably the biggest factor when it comes to carpet price. While lower ounce carpet will be thinner and softer, it is also often less durable. Higher ounce weight carpet made of nylon, wool and polyester tend to be more durable, but they will also generally cost more.

Identify High-Traffic Rooms

The most-used rooms in your home will need more durable carpet than other less-traversed areas. Hallways, family rooms, game rooms and stairways to the second floor will all see more footsteps than other rooms, so don’t skimp on quality and durability here.

Do You Need Stain Resistance?

Households with young children, pets and/or adults who live an active, outdoorsy lifestyle will benefit from opting for carpeting that has a substantial resistance to staining. If your home goes beyond just high-traffic, consider stain resistant carpet types as well.

Carpet Pad Thickness

The better the carpet pad quality and thickness, the more plush and comfortable your carpet will feel beneath your feet. Higher quality carpet padding also tends to be more durable and long-lasting; of course, thicker pads will tend to cost more, but you’ll receive more years of quality use from it.

To add new carpeting to your home, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Concord today. We serve the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, and Martinez areas and are proud to offer free, in-home, Design Consultations and estimates to help you choose the perfect carpet for your project.  Call us today and schedule your free Design Consultation!

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