Tips for Selecting New Carpet

living room carpetWhether you are replacing the carpet in your home or installing carpeting for the first time, the selection process can be overwhelming. With so many options available, it’s important to make sure that you consider your budget, unique needs, and the room that the carpet will be in. When shopping around, consider these:

Room Use

When you’re speaking with your flooring specialist, they’re going to ask you a handful of questions about the room you will be installing the carpet in to gauge the grade and style of carpet you will need. It’s important to be as detailed as possible so that you look at carpets that have ideal characteristics and lifespan for those areas. Some of these questions will include:

  • How do you utilize the room the carpet will be in?
  • What is the traffic in the room like?
  • Do you entertain frequently in the room?
  • Is there direct access to the outside from the room?

Color & Style

Depending on the amount of use, traffic, and access to the outside that the room sees, you’ll want to then select a color and style that fits those needs. A dark colored carpet is best for rooms that see a lot of traffic and require less maintenance than a light colored carpet. A lighter carpet will also make a small room appear larger.

Always utilize any carpet sample swatches to compare the color and style of the carpet selections you’re deciding between against your drapes, furniture, and wall color.


Different types of carpet colors and styles can have a wide range of prices, so it’s important to keep set a budget so you don’t spend more money than you intend to. Many homeowners also forget about the costs associated with professional installation. Be prepared with your budget, rough size estimates of the room, and the types of carpeting you are interested in.


Not all carpets are made equally and the technologies in each can vary greatly. Whether they are anti-static, stain resistant, or soil resistant, the technologies you will require depend on the way the room is utilized. Also consider the warranty that comes along with the carpet to ensure you are getting the best carpet for your money.

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