Guide to Purchasing Carpet
When it comes to American homes, there is no flooring option that outsells carpet. With its endless color and design possibilities and affordable pricing, it’s no surprise that carpet is one of the most popular flooring options installed in bedrooms and living areas. At Unique Flooring in San Diego, we specialize in carpet floors and have a wide selection of carpet from the industry’s top brands. If you have any questions about carpet, we encourage you to visit our San Diego showroom.
Identifying Your Carpet Needs
When we talk to clients who are considering carpet as a flooring option, their number one reason for choosing carpet is comfort. Clients want to avoid hard flooring options such as tile or stone but are worried about the maintenance and upkeep. Fortunately, many top carpet manufacturers have developed stain resistant carpet made of synthetic fibers that are proven to resist dirt and spills. This helps reduce the time and effort needed for upkeep, making carpet an option as good as any other flooring alternative.
Some clients prefer carpet for the sound absorption and additional insulation provided. Identifying what your personal needs are will help determine if carpet is right for you.
Where Do You Want to Install Carpet?
Determining where a carpet floor will be installed must also be taken into consideration. Carpet floors work well in bedrooms and living rooms, adding additional comfort and warmth. However, installing carpet in high traffic areas often reduces the longevity of the flooring option and may not always be a smart investment. Other areas that are often not conducive to carpeting are bathrooms and dining rooms where moisture and spills are common and are also areas where carpet will be difficult to clean.
Selecting the Right Type of Carpet
Once you have decided why and where you want to install carpet, you must find the type of carpet that fits the style of your home and personal taste. The most common types of carpet floors are plush, frieze and shag. Each option is also available in a different material which tends to alter the overall shape, feeling and texture of the carpet. There are four basic carpet materials to choose from including nylon, polyester, polypropylene and wool.
Most homeowners have trouble deciphering the difference between one carpet material and the next, which is understandable since the differences are often minute and cannot be observed simply by sight or touch. If you would like to view carpet samples or have any questions, please visit our San Diego showroom. Our carpet experts will be able to evaluate your needs and help you with each step of the carpet selection process. We also offer professional installation for an exceptional customer service experience from start to finish.