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Carpet Buying Tips for Homeowners

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

When installing brand new carpet, there are several things that homeowners need to consider ranging from price and types of carpets to brands and installation. To help make sure that you invest in the right type of carpet for your home and lifestyle, the San Diego home flooring specialists at Unique Flooring are going to offer you some valuable carpet buying tips.

  • Set your budget, and stick with it. One of the most important steps in purchasing carpet is setting your budget. Your budget will determine which types of carpet you can pick from and will automatically help eliminate some options from the many that are available. Only browse through carpets within your price range, it will help make the process less overwhelming overall.
  • Pick where carpet will be installed. Determining where the carpet will be installed can help you determine which type of carpet will best match your needs and your lifestyle. For instance, a more durable, easy to clean carpet would be better suited in a living room where people are constantly walking through. On the other hand, many people prefer softer carpets in the bedroom, making twist pile or cut pile carpet a better option.
  • Determine how much carpet you’ll need. Knowing the exact amount of area that needs to be carpeted is another factor that will help determine the price. Larger areas will subsequently be more expensive. If you aren’t comfortable measuring the selected rooms yourself, consider a free in-home flooring consultation for assistance.
  • Be Honest about Your Lifestyle – If you have children or pets, while a white or light colored carpet can make a room look larger and more modern, it is probably not the best choice in terms of cleaning and maintenance. Also, pets can make cleaning longer carpet styles difficult to vacuum, so a shorter carpet style will likely be more preferable. These types of carpet are also better for those who suffer from allergies and asthma since dust mite and other potential allergens have less space to settle in.

Purchasing a new type of carpet to be installed can be a time consuming process. From picking out the style carpet to finding something that within budget, these few tips are guaranteed to cut down time spent shopping. And if you’re looking for more advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to Unique Flooring, San Diego’s trusted choice for carpet flooring. Click here to browse our selection of San Diego carpets or call us directly at 760-945-0010 for questions or a free estimate.

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