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Choosing the Best Carpet for your Space

Carpet can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in any room. It softens sound, is easy to maintain and insulates better than hardwood to help cut energy costs. But with so many colors, designs, materials and prices to choose from, it can be hard to decide on the best carpet for your space. Luckily, we have a guide to help you decide what type of carpet will work best for your room.

High-Traffic Areas

High-traffic areas in your home include hallways and rooms you frequent the most during the day, such as entryways, living or family rooms and stairs. The carpets installed in these areas should be more durable to handle all the foot traffic.

Here is what to look for:

  • Stain resistance: especially if you have kids or pets, having a stain resistant carpet in allows for easier cleanup and keeps your carpets looking new longer.
  • Dark coloring: a darker colored carpet is great for high traffic areas so stains and wear and tear are less visible.
  • Synthetic fibers: a rug made from nylon or polyester is best for high-traffic areas as it is more durable and easier to clean. Synthetic fibers also will not fade in the sunlight if you have a lot of windows.
  • Short pile: pile refers to the density and height of the carpet fibers. Shorter pile carpets are easier to clean and maintain.

Low Traffic Areas

Low traffic areas in your home are places that do not often see shoes or that you don’t walk on frequently. This could be your bedroom, dining room or formal living room. The carpet you choose for these areas can be more about your personal comfort because it doesn’t have to handle as much foot traffic.

Here is what to look for:

  • Any fiber: you can choose any fiber based on your budget and the level of comfort you seek. Wool or cotton is a great high-end option for a low traffic area.
  • Plush carpet: a shaggier rug with a longer, denser pile is great for a bedroom where you’ll be walking around barefoot. These types of carpets provide extra warmth, softness and comfort.

We have you covered no matter what room in your home you are looking to carpet. Give us a call and let our helpful staff help you choose the best carpet to work in your space for years to come.