How to Choose the Right Carpet for Your Home

Many homes in Brisbane have carpet floors because carpets bring a luxurious and cozy ambience in any room in the home. The comfort you get from walking on fresh and clean carpet is priceless. If you know the right way to clean and maintain your carpet, it can have a long life. Carpet is easy to maintain, cost-effective to have, quick to install, and very versatile to complement the colour and theme of any room.

When you are renovating a home or just purchased a new one or you’re tired of that wooden floor, it’s the right time to choose carpet floor. But the big question you have is, “which carpet is best for my home?” Not all carpets are created equal. There is a vast array of carpet qualities, styles, and types. Thus, it’s important to make the right decision when choosing a carpet for your home.

When it comes to choosing the best carpet for your home, take into consideration the following:

Carpet Durability

Durability is a very important factor. This is directly associated with the thickness, type of fibre, and the way the carpet is made. The density of carpet depends on how close the fibre strands are to each other. If the carpet is denser, it tends to be less soft although there are carpets that are dense but still soft. A denser carpet can stand up straight longer and less prone to ‘crushing.’

There are different types of fibres to choose from. Wool carpet is the most expensive, since it is durable, environmentally friendly, and soft. Nylon carpet is a very durable type, fit for high traffic areas of the home. It is soft and comes in different designs, styles, and colours. The drawback, however, is that Nylon carpet is prone to stains. When accident occurs, be prompt and use a wet paper towel to blot it up. If the stain persists, call All Aces Services to perform professional stain removal.

There are also polyester and solution dyed polyester carpets. The former is a good alternative to nylon and it comes cheaper. It is made out of recycled beverage bottles and stain-resistant. The latter, on the other hand, is dyed. It is a good choice for anywhere in your home since it is cost-effective, stain-resistant, bleach-resistant, UV-resistant carpet.

Type of Carpet

There are different types and styles of carpets to choose from in Brisbane. Let’s take a look at what fits your home

Plush textured carpet may not be as soft as the other carpets, but it will not show vacuum marks or footprints because the weave is tight. Plush Saxony carpet is a softer version. You can lay your head on it. It also ‘shines’ and it’s very attractive.

Berber carpet, on the other hand, is different from the first two because of its construction. Its fibres are looped; they do not stand straight up. Berber carpets can come in various colours. They are good for high traffic rooms in the home, although they are not as comfortable to walk on as the others.

Patterned Carpet, meanwhile, can either be a plush or Berber type. It has patterns built into its fibers. Print carpet, a plush carpet, shows colourful designs printed on its fibres. There are also other types like LCL and shag carpet.

Carpet Feel

I’ve talked about softness and density of carpet above. Choose a carpet that you want to enjoy, a carpet that provides for comfort and cosiness in your home. Although a tight carpet will last longer, but you do not enjoy it, it’s useless. Choose a carpet that has the right fibre, construction, and thickness. Take time to ‘feel’ a carpet before you pay for it a carpet store.

Look and Style

As there is a myriad of choices in carpet, make sure to choose on that fits the look and style of your home. Consider room space, furniture, the ambience you want to create for the home, as well as your future plans. Small rooms can appear larger if you have cool hues of pastels and neutrals. They can become more closed-in if you choose brown and rust colours. If you plan to sell your home in the near future, consider purchasing a carpet that has neutral colour.

Padding

Many carpet owners do not give much attention to it, but padding is important because it supports and cushions your carpet. For carpet padding, please read our separate blog post about its importance.

When you choose the right carpet for your home by knowing what to consider, your carpet can be a good investment. It’s also important to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once or twice a year, depending on foot traffic. All Aces Services has the best carpet cleaning package for you in Brisbane. Just call us at 1800001010 and our professional carpet cleaners can get your carpet back to its mint condition.

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