Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Carpet

By April 28, 2019Carpet
Living Room Carpet

You may only buy carpet a few times in your adult life, so how can you be sure you’re getting this expensive purchase right? Buying carpet starts with finding a carpet store that you can trust, with a range of offerings that will fit within your budget. Here’s how to avoid the most common mistakes that people make when they’re buying carpeting for their home.

Buying on Looks — Not Quality

Of course, you want your carpet to be gorgeous and fit within the design of your home. However, you truly shouldn’t sacrifice the quality of carpet that you’re purchasing for something that looks nice. When you’re shopping around, be sure to check not only the look of the carpet but also the quality levels and warranties to be sure you’re making the right decision.

It’s (Not) All About the Weight

Carpet weight is important, but it’s only one of the factors that you should consider. The density, twist and materials that the carpet is made of also go into what makes a carpet wear well for a long time. Your carpet store professionals should be able to provide you with guidance to get to the correct carpet for your needs.

Improper Padding

Your carpet is extremely important, but the padding you place under it is what may ultimately have the biggest impact on the comfort of your floors. Higher grades of padding are denser and provide better impact resistance, making the floors easier to walk on over time.

DIY Installation

Carpet installation requires specialized tools to avoid getting ripples and bubbles throughout your rooms. These can ruin the look of a good carpet, and even require you to have someone come fix the installation at a later date. When you’re ready to refresh the look of your home or office with carpeting and installation that will stand the test of time, trust the professionals at The Carpet Collection. Visit our online Inspiration Gallery or call us at 716-433-9377 to learn more.