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