1. Not thinking about where you are going to use the carpet and
what kind of abuse it is going to take. Look at traffic patterns before you buy.
This can help you decide the level of durability you will need.
too conservative can be a mistake. Flooring is one of the largest backdrops you
have in your home. It is a unifying element that can make or break a home. Get
bold. It's your home. Choose something that will complement your style and décor.
3. Considering the various types of textures is key too. You will want
to choose one that not only matches your activity level for that room, but the
feel and atmosphere for the home.
4. Skimping on padding can be a mistake.
A good pad can make even a mediocre carpet seem top-of-the-line. Take a good look
at the various types of padding available and get the highest grade you can afford.
If you have pets or children, consider selecting one that is stain and smell resistant,
such as the vinyl pads.
5. Not considering how long you plan on staying
in the home can be a mistake too. The grade of carpet you need will depend on
how long you want it to last. If you are simply replacing the carpet for resale
value, you may want to go for a lower grade that will last 5 years and save yourself
6. The most important part of any carpet purchase is the installation.
Do not try to save pennies on this part of the process. It won't matter how nice
the pad and carpet are if they are installed poorly.
your carpet needs is also a BIG problem. Be sure the person who will be installing
the carpet, measures it too. This will save you money and headaches in the long
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