One of the lot of reasons people go with carpet is the wide variety of textures, colors, pattern, quality and designs available. When choosing your carpet, be mindful of the location where the carpet will be going. Ask yourself the following questions: Is it a high-traffic area?, Is it a room high in moisture? and Will you spend time eating in the room?
Your answers to these questions will govern the type of carpet that’s best for you.
For high-traffic areas such as living rooms or hallways, it’s often better to get a high-grade carpet that can withstand the wear. It might cost you more upfront, but the benefit of longer wear normally outweighs the additional cost. For places like these, a high-quality hard twist or loop pile carpet is a winner.
As for bedrooms, consider who’s in them. Will it be the kids’ bedroom or the parents’ bedroom? Because children often spend more time in their bedrooms than adults do, it’s only natural that they will benefit from a higher grade of carpeting. But also consider the comfort factor. If children will be playing on the floor, a cut pile carpet is usually best because if feels soft to the touch.
Bathrooms, dining rooms, and kitchens are usually poor places for carpeting because of moisture and liquid spills. Instead of picking carpeting for these areas, it’s best to choose a floor surface that’s easy to clean, such as tile or linoleum.