We all know the comforting, cozy feeling of a lovely-carpeted floor. However choosing the right type of carpet for your space can sometimes feel like quite the task! With so many colours and styles to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to start. When choosing yours, it’s important to consider their construction, what they are made of, and of course – how they look. A stylish carpet brings warmth and atmosphere to any space, and the experts at The Flooring Room can guide you with expert help.
Start with the colour
With so many options to choose from, it can be helpful to start with choosing the colour. Flooring is the second largest area of a space, after the walls, and colour is largely at play for creating the mood and atmosphere of a room. There are a few key considerations to take into mind, including the practicality such as if you have children and how much cleaning you are likely to do. If you feel overwhelmed, going for neutral carpet tones are a safe opinion. If you’d like to create a particular mood, a bright and bold carpet option could be better for you.
Choose the style
The main types of the construction of carpets can be broken down into different fibers such as woven, tufted, cut-pile and loop-pile. Woven is a higher-end product and usually is wool based. Tufted carpet is the most popular type, and type that you’re most likely used to seeing in homes. Cut-piled carpets reveal the fiber and are usually softer, a great choice for when comfort is key. And loop-pile carpets are the most durable and stain resistant. Talk to our carpet store experts in Tauranga, Palmerston North or Nelson, who will help you pick the best style for your needs.
Pick your fiber
Carpets are available in wool, wool blends, nylon mixes, and many different types of synthetic fibers. No particular fiber is necessarily better than the other, it simply depends on your particular needs. The main consideration for you to make is if you prefer natural or synthetic, and both have their pros and cons. No matter what fiber you choose, there are a vast range of types for each price point.
Decide your price
Carpet is one of the most affordable flooring options for a home. Remember that you also need to consider underlay and the cost of installation. The price and grading of a carpet often result in the quality you receive, though there are many great carpets at a range of prices. It’s best to think of carpet as an investment, as if you care for it well, it can last years into the future.
When it comes down to it, there’s multiple options, and the best thing to do is to get clear on your own needs for yourself and your lifestyle. At The Flooring Room, our friendly team can guide you through your carpet buying process with great expertise. Give us a call or pop in today!