What’s on your floors can make or break a room. Fol­low these tips and tread hap­pily ever after.

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A prac­ti­cal guide to se­lect­ing the very best soft floor­ing for your home.

COM­FORT, PRAC­TI­CAL­ITY, BUD­GET AND STYLE all need to be con­sid­ered when buy­ing car­pet. Get it wrong and you could be re­gret­ting that shows-ev­ery-mark white shag pile for years. With so many car­pet­ing op­tions avail­able, though, it can be con­fus­ing. So what’s right for your rooms, what should you con­sider and what to avoid? Here’s the low­down…

Be­fore shop­ping for car­pet, know what you need. Some of the car­pet man­u­fac­tur­ers have on­line se­lec­tors, where a se­ries of life­style ques­tions will nar­row down your choice. When you visit a show­room, a sales­per­son should ask ques­tions like:

What room is it for?

How large or small is the room? How much traf­fic will there be? Will kids (and pets) be play­ing on the car­pet?

Does the room have lots of nat­u­ral light? (Abun­dant nat­u­ral light will help show the true colour of the cho­sen car­pet.)

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