Choosing Your Carpet
Selecting a carpet for your home can seem overwhelming. Let our expert team help you choose the carpet that will meet the needs of your family and look amazing! Things to consider when selecting your carpet are: Who lives in the home? Do you have pets? Is there a lot of traffic in the areas that will be carpeted? There are many decisions to be made when it comes to selecting your carpet and our experts can help you select the right flooring for your home and décor.
Colour is always first on our minds when it comes to choosing a floor. Consider how you want the carpet to coordinate with your interior. Do you want the carpet to be the focal point or blend with your interior? Light colours generally show fewer footprints, while dark colours show less soil and stains. Low-luster yarns will show fewer footprints, while high lustre, shiny yarns show more highlights and accents. Multi-coloured carpets are extremely effective in minimizing the effects of everyday dirt and soil.
High Traffic areas, such as hallways and stairs, require durable carpets made of resilient fibres engineered to resist wear abrasion, crushing and matting. Other areas, such as bedrooms and family rooms may have high traffic areas as well. Take a moment to inspect the carpet you currently have to identify high traffic areas in your home.
The most common fibres used in carpet today are nylon, olefin, polyester and natural fibres such as wool or sisal. The inherent characteristics found in each of these fibre helps determine their use and colour offering. Premium, nylon soft fibres are extremely popular and offer superior soil and stain resistance, comfort, durability and brilliant colour palettes.
With soil-resistant treated carpets you no longer have to be afraid of choosing a lighter, more vibrant colour to enhance your decor. Most residential carpets offer some type of stain resistance. Those who enjoy entertaining or who have children and pets should consider carpets with good stain resistance.